This is my shoe question. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
September 20, 2012 9:10 PM Subscribe
Comfortable, stylish, informal, professional, durable, RE-SOLABLE men's shoes recommendations needed!
posted by KathrynT to clothing, beauty, & fashion (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My husband walks a lot, and he is murder on shoes. He's bumped up his "acceptable shoe cost" tier twice ($40 --> $100 --> $150) and still ends up wearing through shoe soles in a matter of months. He has decided that what he really needs is a pair of solid, well-made, resolable shoes; even his $150 Kenneth Cole shoes couldn't be resoled, and fell to bits within a year besides.
He is a professional who works in a decidedly business-casual environment, so he doesn't need formal shoes-like-you'd-wear-with-a-suit. But the only shoes he has that aren't coming apart right now are his hiking boots, his running shoes, and his cycling clip shoes, and none of those really represent the image he'd like to present at work.
I am gathering people's recommendations for solid, durable, kind-of-elegant-and-stylish-but-not-too-formal, RE-SOLABLE men's shoes. Shoes you could put four or five urban miles on in a day without nursing blisters at the end of it, but that don't look like they should be worn with white tube socks. If they're available on Zappo's, so much the better. Ideally I'd like to keep it under $300, but if you have a recommendation that is more than that and worth it, please let me know.