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Ultra Comfortable Dress Shoes??

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by sventvkg, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. ran23
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    Not sure of the price, I have some Johnson and Murphy wingtips that are really comfortable. great looking shoes. maybe check into that.
     
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    I wear my Johnston and Murphy Penn's during 5 hour recruiter trips and don't have any issues at all. They are as comfortable as my tennis shoes.

    They come in wide sizes.

    I would second a pair of mephisto's, but strongly recommend you get fitted.

    You might also consider a fatigue mat
     
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    Allen Edmonds.

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    In the price range, from my limited (to J&M, Allen Edmunds, Cole haan) experience, Johnston and Murphy gives exceptional styling and matched comfort. I wear them when I photograph weddings which tend to be 8-10-sometimes 12 hours of pretty non stop action.

    :::googling mephisto's:::

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    Dunham is a dress shoe line made by New Balance. I can run races in them.
     
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    Ive got a pair of lightweight Clarke oxfords - they are my trade show shoes. 3-4 days on concrete, 8-10 day, wearing a suit and a smile.
     
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    Clarks yes, Ecco yes, Red Wing no. Maybe I got the wrong shoes, but those suckers had me shopping for a cane in six months with horrible plantar pain. Went back to Ecco and the pain disappeared. Have worn through two pair of Clarks and they're swell.
     
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    Redwing Postman Oxford or Chukka
     
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    For dress shoes now I can only wear Drew Walker II shoes. I recommend them, as they have steel shanks and are very supportive and comfortable, but the Merrell Pulsate has more cushioning on the bottom. Maybe you could get away with one of the Merrell hiking shoes with single-tone solid leather uppers?
     
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    I recently bought Rockport and Madden shoes. They look great and are fine sitting at a desk all day. However, I wouldn't want to be on my feet more than 30 minutes in either of them. They have very little cushion or support. Is there anything that feels more like Merrel's that look appropriate in an office or church?
     
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    For a true dress shoe, one of my favorites is the Dockers Perspective shoes. They are comfortable, look dressy, and wear great. They are very easy to clean up. I have used them for travel because I can walk all day in them, buff them, and wear them with a suit.

    For a dressy shoe (such as for office wear), I like some of the Dunhill Dunham shoes. They are a New Balance brand, and they feel like tennis shoes. Actually, they feel better than 90% of the tennis shoes that I have ever worn. They are very light-weight, too. Like the Dockers, they clean up very well, but they do not look as dressy.
     
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    Pretty sure you meant "Dunham" not "Dunhill" :D.
     
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    I don't work in an office so I don't need a pair of "dress" shoes but I've found Rockport's "dress casual" shoes are very comfortable even after 8 hours on my feet. Rockport is owned by Adidas so they borrow some of the sneaker technology. As of December 2017 Rockport is owned by Crescent Capital Group, who bought it from Berkshire Partners, who bought it from Adidas.

    Thinking back to some of the "dress" shoes I have owned with basically a leather sole and a thin insole. I didn't find most of them uncomfortable at the time but many years and more than a few pounds later, I would imagine they would be horrible to wear if I was on my feet all day.
     
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    Go ask your local nurses where they get their dress shoes and get some of those
     
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    Unfortunately they all wear athletic shoes. I can't get away with that at work.

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    Ah, they are required to wear black leather here as part of their uniform.
     
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    Where is this? :)
     
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    As someone who has suffered foot pain for most of my life, I am going to recommend 3 things:

    1) A good quality shoe. It doesn't have to be the most expensive shoe around, but don't buy a "cheap" shoe. I'm certain any of the shoes recommended here are good shoes.

    2) A proper fit. I don't just mean length and width, but proper support and the right stability as well. Arch support can be changed with slip in orthotics, provided the shoe is large enough to fit one. Stand on one foot while you are wearing the shoe. You should be able to balance for as long as standing in bare feet. Cushioning is important. Don't forget the soles. I personally like a sole that fairly flexible, ymmv.

    3) Socks. It sounds funny, but a good pair of socks can make a huge difference. I personally perfer something with some cushioning in the soles and built in arch support. A wicking sock is nice if it is warm out, or if you are walking a lot. Sometimes I will use a light weight hiking sock in a subdued, solid colour inside dress shoes. A Smart Wool or Merrino blend.

    I find if I follow these 3 things, I can walk or stand all day. If I don't, I'm in pain almost right away. Good luck.
     
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    With all due respect Sir,
    My Granpa always said that hush puppy is a 9mm S&W with a silencer....:D
     
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    Touche! With all due respect to YOU, malraux72, MY grandpa always said that the hush puppy was an essential side dish with fried fish!
     
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