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Old 11-17-15, 07:30 AM
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Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

Hi folks! I need some footwear recommendations. I'm looking for comfortable work shoes I can wear in the winter. I have a pair of <a href="http://www.quoddy.com/collections/mens/products/classic-boat-shoe-1">Quoddy boat shoes</a> which are great except its November now and I can't really trudge through snow in them. (I've got a pair of Sorel boots for heavy snow but need an every day shoe to get me through Nov–Mar).

They need to be business appropriate (I don't work at a legal firm or an accountants so they can be a little different as the above). They need to be relatively cheap ($250 or less), well-made, etc.

Any recos?

My feet will thank you. (Not literally. I'm not putting my feet on you).
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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

*cue "women in comfortable shoes" jokes*

I've found that the most comfortable shoes are those made for nurses. You can usually buy them in other colors than white. I have several pairs myself. NurseMates would be the primary brand.
Old 11-17-15, 09:53 AM
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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

I've been satisfied with Merrell moccasins as an all-weather shoe. I don't know whether they'd be appropriate for your work, though.



Also, read these threads to see if there's a match for you:

Comfortable everyday shoes

Comfortable Shoes: What do you recommend?
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I really like Ecco brand shoes. They look good and are the most comfortable dress shoe I've worn.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...apparel&sr=1-4
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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

In the winter, I wear these to work:
http://www.rockport.com/ellingwood/e...ngwood_oxblood

Waterproof cap toes. They're robust shoes that are comfortable for walking, nothing fancy. The patent leather is very, very tough. I've found that Rockport's quality is excellent for the price.

I wear non-insulated Bean Boots and thick wool socks in winter for trudging through city snow.

In the winter, I walk the dogs in winter Crocs (Blitzen 2 model). These shoes are unarguably a fashion holocaust but absolutely perfect "slip on, walking the dogs around my neighborhood with a bit of snow on the ground" shoes. Cheap, warm, comfortable, waterproof and indestructible.

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Check out Born shoes as well. Very comfortable, my pair lasted me years.
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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

Not all that great for winter since they breathe too much, but Brooks running shoes are the most comfortable shoes I've found for everyday use.

I had to replace a pair back in the Spring and tried on at least two dozen shoes at various stores before ending up back at Brooks. I hate spending money on shoes and Brooks run $130 but the results speak for themselves. Hard to go back to regular ol Nike or Adidas shoes.
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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

Hands down, the most comfortable work boots I have ever owned have been Red Wings. I've had my current pair for going on my fourth year, and they still are in great shape with daily wear for 9 months out of the year. they also make a large line of shoes, both with and without safety toes.
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Originally Posted by Nth Power View Post
I really like Ecco brand shoes. They look good and are the most comfortable dress shoe I've worn.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...apparel&sr=1-4
Was coming to here to recommend Ecco. A lot of people in the restaurant industry (front of the house) people wear them as they look dressy but are comfortable and the soles don't wear to the extent that most soles do.
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Try Clarks. Incredibly comfortable, pretty damn light, and very rugged.
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Eccos...thank us later.
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http://www.sierratradingpost.com/red-wing-heritage-9016-beckman-round-toe-boots-factory-2nds-for-men~p~7416c/?filterString=red-wing-heritage~b~4167%2F&colorFamily=01

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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

Unless you work outside, can't you just wear winter boots and leave your "business appropriate" shoes at work? Or just buy overshoes.
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Originally Posted by NotThatGuy View Post
Eccos...thank us later.


I love Ecco's.

I also went through a few sets of Clark's over the last few years.
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Re: Foot Talk — I only have one pair of comfortable shoes

Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
Hi folks! I need some footwear recommendations. I'm looking for comfortable work shoes I can wear in the winter. I have a pair of <a href="http://www.quoddy.com/collections/mens/products/classic-boat-shoe-1">Quoddy boat shoes</a> which are great except its November now and I can't really trudge through snow in them. (I've got a pair of Sorel boots for heavy snow but need an every day shoe to get me through Nov–Mar).

They need to be business appropriate (I don't work at a legal firm or an accountants so they can be a little different as the above). They need to be relatively cheap ($250 or less), well-made, etc.

Any recos?

My feet will thank you. (Not literally. I'm not putting my feet on you).
That $300 pair of slippers don't look comfortable at all.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris View Post
Or just buy overshoes.
I didn't know the OP was 65 years old. I'll amend my answer to this.

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