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CB Saint posted this 5 weeks ago - Last edited 5 weeks ago

A couple of years ago I got fed up with work shoes lasting a short time and generally looking a bit cheap, which to be fair they were. So I treated myself to a pair of loakes which were at least twice what I had previously paid. Any way after 3 weeks of excruciating breaking in, they are far and away the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I am now firmly in the camp of spending more up front saves you in the long run. 

So I am now in the market for another pair and I am wondering what other brands are Out there. Any recommendation? Btw Church’s are out - £500 a pair??? Even the Ayatollah might pause for a second or two when present3d with that price tag.

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Fatso posted this 5 weeks ago

I wear crocs. They look great, are comfy and I'm always getting compliments from people. Not sure cost new as I got mine of some chap on eBay. 

Goatboy posted this 5 weeks ago

Grenson

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Goatboy posted this 5 weeks ago

DeWaltlou_wink2

Bucks posted this 5 weeks ago

Barkers.   Similar price to Loakes, but comfortable from day one.

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 5 weeks ago

Reiker - Light, good quality at a good price.

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Cobham Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Go bespoke - you'll be able to hand them down to your kids.

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TheMightyOstrich posted this 4 weeks ago

Do people still wear shoes in this day and age?

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Bearsy posted this 4 weeks ago - Last edited 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by TheMightyOstrich

Do people still wear shoes in this day and age?

 I know what you mean. It started with ties. People stopped wearing ties. Course, if you're not wearing a tie, why bother with a Suit. And if you're not wearing a suit, what is the purpose of Proper Shiny Shoes? I'm wearing fkn converse today.

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TheMightyOstrich posted this 4 weeks ago

I haven't worn shoes since the last funeral I went to, and even then at least 50% of the blokes were wearing trainers with their suits (not like white Adidas or neon Nike's, mind, but still trainers).

Bearsy posted this 4 weeks ago

Even I wouldn't wear trainers with a fkn suit! It's not right. The good thing about dressing for occassions, as a bro, is you only ever really have to decide where to pitch urself on the smart/casual sliding scale. You do have to pitch somewhere tho! One or the other! It's not fkn mix & match.

BTripz posted this 4 weeks ago

I just can't wear trainers if I'm going out.

Smart shoes with trousers/jeans, deck shoes with shorts.

Trainers are for gyms and indoor sport.

 

Tokyo-Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Old farts wearing smart shoes/deck shoes is the reason the kids are wearing trainers. They don't want to be like you/us. If we wear trainers, they will be left with no alternative but to go to Clarkes and get measured up. I am claiming trainers for everyone over 30! Don't you spoil it for us Bob. 

Goatboy posted this 4 weeks ago

Deck shoes are for boats.

Tokyo-Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Dumb Goat, boats don't wear shoes! 

Goatboy posted this 4 weeks ago

What you've got there Bob is a pair of dick shoes.

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Tokyo-Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Dumb Goat, dicks don't wear... oh hang on, they do! 

 

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Cobham Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

That must have come from a well seriously "specialist" website @Tokes

How did you find it?

Asking for a friend like...

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Cobham Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by TheMightyOstrich

Do people still wear shoes in this day and age?

 Only so I don't get that horrible smelly squelchy feeling between my toes when I accidentally tread in dog shit.

Tokyo-Saint posted this 4 weeks ago

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

That must have come from a well seriously "specialist" website @Tokes

How did you find it?

Asking for a friend like...

 

just the obvious www.dicksinshoes.com

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BTripz posted this 4 weeks ago

ANd don't get me started on flip flops, flip flops are beachwear, full stop!!