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Are there dress shoes with runner/walker soles?

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Feb 16, 2008
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Are there dress shoes with runner/walker soles?

I have a flat sole and my biggest problem with dress shoes is that it's painful to walk in them. I always wear runners and I am used to the freedom of movement that it provides. Are there dress shoes that is a combination of leather body and a sports sole?

I have seen vibram shoes doing something like this, and I am wondering if there are normal looking dress shoes with sports soles.
http://birthdayshoes.com/vibram-fivefin ... shoes-2013
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Deal Guru
Mar 14, 2005
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MuffinMan123 wrote: ...
I have seen vibram shoes doing something like this, and I am wondering if there are normal looking dress shoes with sports soles.
http://birthdayshoes.com/vibram-fivefin ... shoes-2013
[IMG]http://birthdayshoes.com/media/blogs/bd ... 1340650111[/IMG]

This can't be real?

An option the OP can try out is buying insoles to put into shoes to make them more comfy.
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MuffinMan123 wrote: I have a flat sole and my biggest problem with dress shoes is that it's painful to walk in them. I always wear runners and I am used to the freedom of movement that it provides. Are there dress shoes that is a combination of leather body and a sports sole?

I have seen vibram shoes doing something like this, and I am wondering if there are normal looking dress shoes with sports soles.
http://birthdayshoes.com/vibram-fivefin ... shoes-2013
gadgetman wrote: Check out rockports
Agreed on the RockPorts. I had a pair that looked decent but had a soft comfortable walk-able sole.
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I bought a pair of Clark's this weekend that seem pretty good for walking.
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Feb 16, 2008
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I looked at a couple Rockports and they are a bit too casual to qualify as dress shoes.
Clarks have the formality and has all the right padding, I am considering getting one myself.
There's 1 particular pair of Ecco shoes that has a athletic sole, but it's a seasonal limited model and they are all out of stock for my size.
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Jan 28, 2009
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Seconding Cole Haans. They offer shoes with the Nike Lunarlon sole and also shoes with the Nike Air sole

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