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Saddle Shoes?

shoreman1782

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I've had a pair of Nordstrom bucks (link) that have served me well as a versatile business casual shoe. They're severely worn out. I was going to replace them with another pair, but these caught my eye (in buck suede, though the full grain chilis are nice, too). I feel like they're nicely casual/academic (I wear khakis/cords/moleskin pants to work mostly).

Any opinions? Less adaptable? More casual? More showy? Wearable year-round?
I'm just wondering if I'll be able to wear them as much as I wore the plain brown suede bucks...
 

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They are classic. What used to be called the "preppy" look. They are a good casual shoe and go well with any khakis (usually regardless of color). Buy 'em.

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782

Any opinions? Less adaptable? More casual? More showy? Wearable year-round?

I like both of those. I have the one on the left, and I'm getting the one on the right when I go back to Nordstrom.
 

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Thanks for the opinions. I'll probably get them, despite my concerns about wearability and, as DocHolliday mentioned, their perceived notability. I mean, for $80, maybe I'll just get both!
Wonder if they'll go on sale at the Nordstrom anniversary sale...
 

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I have the Allen Edmonds 'shelton' and a Johnston Murphy pair that I've worn over the past 10 years that are still going strong. The last shape of saddle shoes is very comfortable and I can wear them all day without feeling it.
 

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Wonder if they'll go on sale at the Nordstrom anniversary sale...
Probably not. I've never seen Nordstrom brand shoes go on sale.
 

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