Are there minimalist shoes that would allow me to wear my corrective orthotics during normally barefoot activities? [more inside]
posted by genmonster
on Dec 17, 2013 -
In my workplace, it seems that for males, the higher up you are in the hierarchy, the noisier are the shoes, almost as if it’s in the job description. Middle managers shoes tend to make a bearable noise level, but when a male VP walks by, I could swear he’s wearing high heels.
Are quality men’s shoes noisier? Or is this just that executives tend to prefer noisy loafers by design?
posted by racingjs
on Oct 29, 2013 -
I have two pairs of leather ballet flats that I purchased off the internet. I've worn each of them a couple times, but unfortunately, I've realized that they are both about 1/2-size too large. Is there a way I can make them smaller? Can I put an insole or something in them? Is this something a shoe repair place can fix?
I paid about $110 for each pair, so If I can fix them for something under $40 a pair, I'd consider that worth paying (less would be better of course). Otherwise, I'll consider this a lesson learned.
posted by OrangeDisk
on Oct 28, 2013 -
I just trudged 3/4 of a mile down 42nd street. My fancy black dress shoes (Allen Edmonds) are NOT cut out for this. My pinky toes have been replaced by blisters. What are the most comfortable shoes I can wear to work? I work in the financial industry but the dress code is business casual: slacks, button down shirt, maybe jacket or tie, rarely a full suit. Both black and brown shoes are needed, men's size 12. Must withstand walking in NYC.
posted by BigVACub
on Jun 25, 2013 -
Mid-to-late twenties male looking to buy a pair of shoes that's more attractive than a sports sneaker and less formal than a business/dress shoe. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Jun 10, 2013 -
The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Apr 8, 2013 -
Meow! How do you walk quietly in kitten heels? Something like this
? Is it a trick of sizing? Of walking a little differently? This would be my go-to style of heel for many occasions... if I can hide the slap-clack slap-clack sound which is a bit too much like $2 Walmart flip-flops.
posted by whatzit
on Sep 6, 2012 -
My feet get really hot when I exercise. It's incredibly uncomfortable. What are the best shoes and socks for me? [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl
on Apr 20, 2012 -
What adhesive should I use for a leather insole and a Sorbothane heel pad? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on Feb 29, 2012 -
Anyone know what brand of sneakers these are that Martha Stewart is wearing? Picture 1
and Picture 2
. They look really comfortable but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks in advance. :)
posted by GlowWyrm
on Sep 1, 2011 -
[Sydney Filter] Where in Sydney can I get my leather shoes repaired/resoled at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Aug 23, 2011 -
ShoeFilter: Climbing shoe suggestions for a guy with Morton's Toe. Any thing beyond the Evolv Demorto? [more inside]
posted by epiphinite
on Jun 11, 2011 -
I have a pair of Bates EO2268
boots. There's a lot I like about them, but what I don't like is that after running around in them for a day, my feet are killing me. Please recommend alternatives. [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Jun 1, 2011 -
UK Filter: I want to buy a nice pair of leather shoes, budget about £250 - recommendations? [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Office bet... Who is singing the song on shoecarnival.com
? Warning. Autoplay pop music plays blaringly loud on site load. Google-fu is failing us all.
posted by tayknight
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Shoe question - I like brands such as Clarks, Born, Dansko, etc. for work and was wondering if anyone has suggestions of where to buy them. I'm looking for a bargain on these brands but with a good variety of styles to choose from.
Also if you have a favorite brand you'd like to share, that would be great. As much as I love the way heels and strappy shoes look, they aren't practical for all day wear and I'm a sissy about foot pain. I need shoes that look professional but are hopefully not too masculine and are going to be comfortable all day.
posted by greensalsa
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Where can I buy a really good pair of gent's shoes in the UK that will fit me perfectly and last me at least a decade? Budget is I guess up to £500 GBP. [more inside]
posted by chill
on Sep 14, 2010 -
My dad has spent the last 40 summers of his life wearing flip flops. I would like to find the classic kind he prefers. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Jul 25, 2010 -
Has anyone who wears women's shoe size 7 1/2 or smaller found a low rise/hidden shoe liner that doesn't show with flat pumps? (you know, ballet-style shoes, heelless pumps, whatever you want to call them).
I just tried No Nonsense liners (for sizes 4-10) and they show. A lot. And my pumps are not even the kind that's extra low on the sides or toes. [more inside]
posted by serena15221
on Jul 9, 2010 -
I have a couple pairs of shoes that I wear to work, but are not real fancy. The shoes are still in good shape but they need new laces. Where to buy? [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy
on Apr 7, 2010 -
What is the noticeable difference between a $100 pair of men's dress shoes and a $500 pair of men's dress shoes? I wear standard, department store $100 dress shoes to work every day (I used to wear Cole Haan; now I wear Johnston & Murphy). When the $100 shoe soles wear out, I have them re-soled. They do end up looking beat-up fairly quickly, even with polishing. I have been told that, if I spend more money on the shoes, they will last longer and the investment will be worth it. [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Jan 20, 2010 -
I've read this
, and this
but I'm looking for something more casual and maybe a low top shoe that I can wear to/from and at work or school. [more inside]
posted by handabear
on Oct 22, 2009 -
I am looking for a shoe stretcher that will stretch so i can make shoes fit wider without having to wear them in. Not looking for the whole shoe stretcher, as that seems quite the overkill. Im not sure if there is a special name for a smaller tool just for width? What is the product that i need and where can i buy one online? I live in Canada. Thanks metafilter!
posted by figTree
on Sep 20, 2009 -
After working in the rain for 3 days straight and never having enough time to dry all the way out during those 3 days, one of my work boots smells punguntly of mildew. There's no footy smell, only mildew. Is there any way to get rid of it and save the boot? I imagine the mildew isn't doing any favours for the binding or the fabrics either.
posted by Evstar
on Aug 17, 2009 -
Before I turned to the Suede-side and only wore Puma sneakers, I used to have a really cool pair of Adidas. I want to find out what they were called, and if I can still buy a pair. [more inside]
posted by threeze
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Australian shoe, looks like a flip flop, but with strap farther back and a peg for between big toe and middle. Named something like yogi shoe. Any bells?
posted by mrstrotsky
on Jun 30, 2009 -
After years of being an enthusiastic Dansko fan, I now am seeking a similar clog from someone other than Dansko. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Nov 25, 2008 -
I used to own blue shoe inserts for over pronation... except they weren't labeled. Any clue to what they might be called or where to buy them? Any alternate suggestions from fellow flat footers rollin' inwards? [more inside]
posted by djpyk
on Oct 1, 2008 -