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Sweaty shoes and high end italian.

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The boulevards are very expensive right now because of the exchange rate and because they're full price. They were on for <$300 last xmas. Waiting for them to go on sale again...
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nasa25 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2018 7:34 pm
Allan Edmonds park avenue is your best bet everyday shoe

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Sorry but this is a very bad choice for an everyday, versatile shoe. This is the most dressy shoe AE offers and is generally worn only with black suits, and sometimes gray. If you want a versatile shoe get one of these in a darker brown or chili (as they go with every color except black):

https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m ... color=5735
https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m ... color=7484
These in walnut are better than darker colors:
https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m ... 44#start=3
or
https://www.loding.ca/en/shoes/1519-oxf ... _5_eu_42_5
https://www.loding.ca/en/shoes/1597-per ... leur-brown

Don't make the mistake of buying a black shoe as your first nice shoe as it's very limiting in it's versatility.

Use shoe trees after every wear, get better socks (probably your problem honestly), and buy quality leather. All those linked above can be resoled and will need to be every 2-3 years of 2-3 day/wk wear. It's recommended to have more than 1 shoe and rotate them to increase longevity.
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^the park avenue is a dressy shoe but black is a pretty safe colour overall

but honestly what the hell do I know. I only wear boots.
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curlyface wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 3:15 pm
Sorry but this is a very bad choice for an everyday, versatile shoe. This is the most dressy shoe AE offers and is generally worn only with black suits, and sometimes gray. If you want a versatile shoe get one of these in a darker brown or chili (as they go with every color except black):

https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m ... color=5735
https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m ... color=7484
These in walnut are better than darker colors:
https://global.allenedmonds.com/shoes/m ... 44#start=3
or
https://www.loding.ca/en/shoes/1519-oxf ... _5_eu_42_5
https://www.loding.ca/en/shoes/1597-per ... leur-brown

Don't make the mistake of buying a black shoe as your first nice shoe as it's very limiting in it's versatility.

Use shoe trees after every wear, get better socks (probably your problem honestly), and buy quality leather. All those linked above can be resoled and will need to be every 2-3 years of 2-3 day/wk wear. It's recommended to have more than 1 shoe and rotate them to increase longevity.
^this guy. I thought this thread was going to the deep end with bubble tea
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Loding has some nice shoes. Too bad they don't come in E width.

BTW, there's some great shoes available cheap on Ace Mark's latest kickstarter. I'm not affiliated or anything, but I backed them last year for a pair of their 'cap toe stuarts' and they're very nice shoes. Only problem is they're a bit tooo nice -- a touch formal for my usual clothes. :( Love the Nico in cuio tramonto, but again a bit too dressy for me. Maybe I should just upgrade my clothes, lol...

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get your ass to the bay and check out the sale section. Found me at least 4-5 dress shoes/boots over the years in the $100-150 range

they got some good buys there and are definitely way better quality than aldo garbage
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mebiuspower wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 12:06 pm
^I guess you assume I own 4-5 designer leather shoes, I don't own any actually.
Thats funny coming from someone who assumes a person wears the same socks and undies everyday bc he doesnt have a set of 4-5 dress shoes.

Hehehehe
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mebiuspower wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 5:09 pm
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^this guy. I thought this thread was going to the deep end with bubble tea
LOL....your beef with me, exudes gross BO, about as pungeantly as OPs foot SWASS. Get over yourself. So ignorant. Can't even type someones name properly LOL. Clearly as an act of rudeness. Are you 12?
epik89 wrote:
Mar 14th, 2018 10:15 pm
get your ass to the bay and check out the sale section. Found me at least 4-5 dress shoes/boots over the years in the $100-150 range...
Yasss!!! I forgot to mention their stock. They also have a really great random selection from time to time. They do carry crap - but on occasion will have some *slightly* above par options.
UrbanPoet wrote:
Mar 15th, 2018 4:23 pm
Thats funny coming from someone who assumes a person wears the same socks and undies everyday bc he doesnt have a set of 4-5 dress shoes.

Hehehehe
Don't get baited., it's a troll.
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Geox seem to do the trick for me. My feet don't seem as hot in them as they do in other shoes. But I hear from a friend in the shoe biz that they're all marketing because the materials above the sole might not be breathable anyway.
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Newer company that makes their shoes in Italy and ships worldwide. My taste for a versatile dress shoe would be a wingtip brogue in brown or red. They look great in both dress clothes (almost any colour combination) and jeans.

I like this one overall:
Wingtip Cognac Antique

I bought this one, more for casual use with nice jeans and button down shirt:
Wingtip Brown Antique & Blue Suede

They're affordable (though with the exchange, it's getting pretty expensive at over $400 CAD), and the quality is fantastic; though at that price point there are probably a ton of options available. I only ever had 1 pair of shoes that cooked my feet; bought on sale at Winners for $50. I don't remember the brand off hand, but it wasn't an expensive one, and while it said it was "leather upper", the quality must have definitely been lower tier.

I own a couple pairs of Hush Puppies; very comfy and no sweat issues. Leather isn't as durable, as well as the soles are thinner and less durable than other brands so that little corner of rubber on the heel tends to grind down quicker. Overall, I like them for daily use too (though I never wear the same pair of shoes for two days in a row).
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https://www.ebay.ca/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_a ... c=50&rt=nc

this guy has a **** ton of AE shoes and boots. I've bought from him in the past...he's legit.

Code PSPRINGTIME for an extra 15% off valid until 10pmEST today only.
Re: Procurement, Life & RFD
nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
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nasa25: lmao
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Purchase only real leather shoes, not fake leather.
Women can tell a lot about you by looking at your shoes... but they can tell even more by the smell of your stinking feet
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Seems I'm a little late, but I had the same sweaty foot problem during work. After a while the bottoms of my feet became itchy from my feet being overly moist for a prolonged period.

The quality of shoe will help you as mentioned, but the other factors weren't really expanded upon.

1. It seems you want ONE shoe which is part of the problem. Through your work week you need to alternate between 2 (at least) and let the just-worn pair dry out completely for a day before wearing it again. Those cedar shoe tree suggestions makes things even better to wick out moisture.
2. I change my socks midpoint through the day. On a regular work day I'll change them as soon as I get home. If I know I'll be working late, I will bring an extra pair of socks with me and change them early afternoon.

The combination of switching shoes and changing socks was effective for me and no longer have foot problems.
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