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EDC shoes/boots that don't suck

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by steviesterno, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. JC807

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    Adidas ultra boost or Nike Air Max for me. I have arthritis and only wear boots if I really, really have to.
     
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  3. Calico Jack

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    Salomon XA Pro 3D. I own 5 different pair and they have taken over as my favorite shoes of all time!
     
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    Your mileage may vary, since some people are neutral while others over or under pronate.

    In my case, the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn bar none (from standing / walking 9 hours a day working retail, to spartan races) are the Skechers Go Run. Unfortunately they change the :censored: things every single year and finding them in simple colors (like black / black and white) gets harder and harder. It does have a soft, flexible sole so you do definitely feel the terrain under your feet, but your feet also don't feel like bloody stumps at the end of a long trek or ache at the end of a long day.

    I tried Merrell MOAB Ventilator's because I heard special tacti-cool operators wear them :D and I do dig the aesthetics, but to me they feel like when you put your right hand into some left handed scissors, so it just didn't work out. I will at some point try the Salomons though.
     
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  5. Calico Jack

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    I'm sorry, I forgot to mention that I do overpronate. Before I found Salomon I wore Brooks Adrenaline and Brooks Cascadia. They were both great shoes and I may go back to them at some point but I do not like any of the color options they have had for the past two years.
     
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  6. kikaida

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    I wear the Reebok Rapid Response 6" boots for both work and off duty.

     
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    Like my Salomon xa pro 3D. Been thinking of picking up a new color.


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  8. AirMech74

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    I started wearing these as my everyday casual/range shoe...Altama OTB Maritime Mids ( I have a pair of lows as well in Multicam) , they are more comfortable than I expected, light weight, good quality and made to get wet, the bottom of the tread is grippy so might be ok for light trails. I did however change out the inserts to some with a lil better arch support....love'em.

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    Have to add (afer wearing them for some time now): adidas Terrex Swift R GTX (Goretex, available as sneakers and mid size boots).
     
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    I'd also recommend anything from Oboz. Reasonably priced - a design similar to Keen but seem to have a wider toe box and better arch support for me. I regularly wear their Hyalite around town and Firebrands if I need a more aggressive sole.
     
  12. FiaOlleDog

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    In 2019 my Adidas Terrex Swift R GTX Gore-Tex Mid have seen some good usage in bad weather.
    Comfortable, breathing, good grip and solid - recommended for EDC, also they are marketed as hiking boots.

    For good weather my GEOX still rock; also I re-tried the HAIX and it looks like they need to be broken-in as they get more comfortable every time i wear them.
     
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    Those are actually on my want list. Only problem is that my Reeboks are still in very good shape, and I can't justify having these shoes yet. When it comes time to replace my Reeboks, I'll be seeking these out.
     
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    Redback pull-ons. They have replaced Bluntstones as my favs.
     
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    Redwing Heritage Moc 875’s [​IMG]


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  17. RogerStenning

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    I currently use, on a daily basis whether at work or in my own time, a pair of Timberland Chocorua Trail Men's Hiking Boots. Excellent boots, comfortable, good gripping soles, good for walking and driving (I'm a professional driver), probably the most comfortable boots I've owned in a goodly long time. Now, I wear mine in a temperate climate (England), so I don't know how they'd be in your hot and arid one, but they're worth a look, none the less.
     
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    I've been using Five 10 guide teenies...they are available in suede and canvas...
     
  19. MORT

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    I like Walmart hikers, fit great out of the box, fairly grippy, look good and with any luck might last a year. It's the perfect $20 shoe.