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First Black Oxford Purchase: Tips Please!

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[OP]
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First Black Oxford Purchase: Tips Please!

I currently own a pair of black loafers (XC4 Stanton Moc Venetian, $160) and a pair of brown derbys (XC4 Branning Moc Toe, $170), both from Johnston & Murphy. I prefer their shoes (but am no means tied to them) because their soles + dr scholls gel insoles have been effective at getting rid of plantar fascitis.

However, my shoe styles leave me with no true formal shoe.

I'm thinking of getting one, possibly two pairs of formal shoes. The first would be a black oxford. The second would be an oxblood oxford.

Questions:
1. What type of toe should I be getting? Cap toe? Plain toe?
2. What other brands should I look at that cost around the same and offer similar quality relief for plantar fascitis, but are built to higher quality standards? From I read, JoMu is on the higher end of glued shoes.

All input is appreciated!
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[OP]
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Jun 7, 2009
228 posts
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Toronto
Was looking at Factory Seconds, not too bad.
[OP]
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228 posts
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Toronto
What's more formal, cap toe oxford or plain toe derby?

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