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Prada Dress Sneakers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FPMBAT, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. FPMBAT

    FPMBAT Well-Known Member

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    So after trying to walk around the city in Ferragamo driving shoes and Edward Greens I have realized that I need a dressy sneaker that I can wear with Chino's and Polos or Dress shirt/Sport Jacket. The only sneakers I have now are Nike Air Force Ones and New Balance Running Shoes.

    My wife loves Prada sneakers for me, but at $300-400 I can't see it.

    What brands look like Prada sneakers but are more reasonably priced- $200 or preferably less.

    Also where do you recommend to buy them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rosecity

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    What size shoes are you? I have some prada sneakers I bought like 3 years ago. They go great with dress shirts, or any dress pants. They are in pretty good condition too.

    Prada makes probably the most durable shoes I have ever bought. Well worth the price.
     
  3. FPMBAT

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    prada 6.5 I think
     
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    I'll sell mine post dog bite ! Pm me if interested haha
     
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    Thank you. Those Paul Smith ones are pretty cool- I will def. check them out- but I would still like something a little more casual like a dressy sneaker also.
     
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    *Tee* Senior member

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    Does something like this come close ?

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    lol wtf, the guy said sneakers and you guys are posting leather shoes?

    FWIW, I think that Italian high-branded sneakers are perhaps the silliest thing ever, but to each his own.
     
  9. clockwise

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    I have several pairs of Prada sneakers and they are both good looking and comfortable. While Prada is my no.1 sneaker choice, they are admittedly pricey! I was also going to suggest Paul Smith but checking the website link provided by the earlier poster, I do see some sneakers at your approx 200 or below target price but I can't really see anything very attractive. I own 2 pairs of handsomely cool PS sneakers myself and I think you will find a wider choice in the PS stores than online.
     
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    Does something like this come close ?

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    Never seen that brand before, seems in the NDC way. More info?
     
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    Italian high-branded sneakers are perhaps the silliest thing ever, but to each his own.

    Thanks. My Italian high-branded sneakers always bring a smile to my face. Some will stroll through a casual day in Ecco, some in Prada. It's just a small choice of difference in style.
     
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    lol wtf, the guy said sneakers and you guys are posting leather shoes?

    Those ARE sneakers ( no heel, treaded sneaker sole... ). Dressy sneakers, to be exact. That's what he asked for. Similar pairs, in the manner of the above Officine Creative model, are made by Burberry, Boss Black, HUGO, Dries Van Noten and some others and are always listed as sneakers/casual shoes...

    Never seen that brand before, seems in the NDC way. More info?

    http://www.officinecreativeitalia.com/
     
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    Those ARE sneakers ( no heel, treaded sneaker sole... ). Dressy sneakers, to be exact. That's what he asked for. Similar pairs, in the manner of the above Officine Creative model, are made by Burberry, Boss Black, HUGO, Dries Van Noten and some others and are always listed as sneakers/casual shoes...



    http://www.officinecreativeitalia.com/


    Damned useless site takes forever to load so i nuked it from my browser. No sale.
    Someone tell those fresh-out-of-school-know-it-all-pimply-faced site admins to lose the flash intros already.
    I am an important man dammit, and I don't have time to waste.
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  14. FPMBAT

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    Thank you clockwise, I have not yet seen anything that fits what I am looking for like the Prada sneakers I just feel that they are very overpriced for a sneaker.

    Does Puma/Nike/Addidas make anything similar? What about the other designers?

    I understand the tech definition of a sneaker might be those dress shoes posted- but I am really more looking for dress sneakers. Thanks
     
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    FWIW, I think that Italian high-branded sneakers are perhaps the silliest thing ever, but to each his own.
    Although this was posted much earlier, I am going to DOUBLE AGREE. In fact, this fashion sneaker crap is destroying the sports shoe industry... go try and find good quality pair of shoes to do REAL SPORTS in and you'll see. Not saying that its impossible, but its not as easy as it used to be. And by the way... when did adult men start using the word 'sneakers'?
     
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    Thank you clockwise, I have not yet seen anything that fits what I am looking for like the Prada sneakers I just feel that they are very overpriced for a sneaker.

    Does Puma/Nike/Addidas make anything similar? What about the other designers?

    I understand the tech definition of a sneaker might be those dress shoes posted- but I am really more looking for dress sneakers. Thanks


    There are some "dress sneakers" among the offerings from all of those standard sports shoe brands but hardly anything that looka as nice as Prada.

    Here are a few models from Paul Smith that look good to me.

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  17. clockwise

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    Although this was posted much earlier, I am going to DOUBLE AGREE.

    In fact, this fashion sneaker crap is destroying the sports shoe industry... go try and find good quality pair of shoes to do REAL SPORTS in and you'll see. Not saying that its impossible, but its not as easy as it used to be.

    And by the way... when did adult men start using the word 'sneakers'?


    OP asked for "dress sneakers" not for REAL SPORTS shoes. So, whether it is to the detriment of the sports shoe industry or not, there is certainly a market for these products. I see it as just a casual type of shoe to wear with jeans, dressier than your typical Nikes.

    What is the adult word for sneakers, if you please?
     
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    OP asked for "dress sneakers" not for REAL SPORTS shoes. So, whether it is to the detriment of the sports shoe industry or not, there is certainly a market for these products. I see it as just a casual type of shoe to wear with jeans, dressier than your typical Nikes.

    What is the adult word for sneakers, if you please?



    I guess I recall a pair of KSwiss (originals), Stan Smiths, Nike Cortez, Reebok Classic, or Simple Puma's being used for this purpose.

    I'm not sure how this devolved into these wierd looking "dress sneakers" that you see people wearing today. Hopefully we've reached the logical extreme with this crap and it will die away as a fashion trend.

    If anyone at Nike is listening, please go back to designing shoes for performance. I havent bought a decent pair of basketball shoes since '97. I'd take a pair of '89 Air Force III's over anything available today.

    I'd say the adult word is trainers.
     
  19. FPMBAT

    FPMBAT Well-Known Member

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    I can't understand the opposition to really nice dress sneakers with thin soles. I am new to this having only come from basketball sneakers but now I see how my "air force ones" don't really fit with my nicer dress jeans or cotton incotex, but a pair of prada sneakers would. If I was going to an lunch/dinner/event I would wear my nice loafers but if there is lots of walking I think that dressy sneakers are the most dress-casual appropriate attire. It seams that the prada sneakers have the best designs, but I was hoping to find out that there were cheaper ones with as great designs but no designer name. Any suggestions?
     

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