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Need a good sneaker to travel with (only one I'm taking)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TimelesStyle, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    I'm headed to Europe this spring, where I know I'll be doing a lot of walking. Other than running shoes, I only want one pair of sneakers and am looking for something versatile enough that it can be worn with poplin pants and t-shirts, jeans and polos or jeans and a nice shirt, perhaps even with a sport coat. I'll have several pairs of dress shoes, but if I'm walking to dinner, I doubt I'll want to wear those.

    I'm thinking it has to be fairly low profile (like a converse) and in a darker color and possibly leather or suede, but to be honest, given how little I wear sneakers (I have some white converse, a couple pairs of Asics and an old pair of Pradas in the back of the closet) I'm having a hard time figuring out what to get to bring with.

    Suggestions appreciated!
     


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    jslade Senior member

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    Common Projects Achilles Low - white, my man.
     


  3. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Thanks! No experience with these but I'll have a look. I kind of like this:

    http://www.bluefly.com/Prada-Prada-S...001/detail.fly

    but would prefer them without the white rubber toe and not Prada (other pair did not hold up well). However they look a little more refined than a Chuck but can be worn with any kind of pants and not look like a dress shoe (or worse, those sneakers trying to look dressy, a la Sketchers).
     


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    ^^^^ No. You're better off with $90 Feiyue, or GATs.
     


  5. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    ^^^^ No. You're better off with $90 Feiyue, or GATs.

    Is your objection to the perforation, the color, suede sneakers, or something else?
     


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    mike868y Senior member

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    New Balance (4)
     


  7. flyguy7

    flyguy7 Senior member

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    Id take mmm gats and a sick pair of raw denim to wear everyday
     


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    Is your objection to the perforation, the color, suede sneakers, or something else?


    It's because they look remarkably similarly to Chucks, so you're better of just spening 50 bucks and getting a pair of chucks.

    But I would agree with the first post and say go for CP Achilles. White gray or black.
     


  9. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    It's because they look remarkably similarly to Chucks, so you're better of just spening 50 bucks and getting a pair of chucks.

    But I would agree with the first post and say go for CP Achilles. White gray or black.


    Will definitely look into those, especially now that I have two votes for them!
     


  10. Fluery

    Fluery Senior member

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    FWIW I've never found the Achilles particularly comfortable. I just assume comfort is a big factor for you since you said it would be something you'd wear because you didn't want to walk in dress shoes.
     


  11. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    CP's are great, but after long wear might get a bit uncomfortable, I mean I love my CP's, but not sure I'd love to wear them to death through out Europe.

    I'd vote for some Adidas Stan Smiths.
     


  12. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Id take mmm gats and a sick pair of raw denim to wear everyday

    No offense, but do you really think a guy who spends 95% of his time in Men's Clothing discussing high end suits, tuxedos, shirts and ties will want to walk around Europe in spring/summer all day every day in the same pair of soon-to-be-foul-smelling jeans?
     


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    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    [​IMG] I was actually about to reply to this thread sincerely until I read that, what is wrong with me
     


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    pfurey Senior member

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    mmm's are the most comfortable pair of shoes my feet have ever had the pleasure of walking in.

    for real.
     


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