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Shopping for Disney shoes for August

A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
  • Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
  • Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
  • Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat?
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    posted by wenestvedt on Jun 12, 2014 - 20 answers

    Please help me find the perfect doormat.

    I need a new doormat to go inside my front door. Recommendations? [more inside]
    posted by The corpse in the library on May 8, 2014 - 6 answers

    Do you like internet shoe hunts?

    These Indigo by Clark's Plush Sateen in Black [size 8 Medium!] are the black shoes I keep at work at all times. I have a few pairs of black and brown under my desk, but these shoes are perfect. So so comfortable. Go with skirts, skirt suits, pants, anything. Nondescript, but classy. And I've killed them. I need new ones. I have boring normal feet-this shouldn't be so hard. [more inside]
    posted by atomicstone on Mar 25, 2014 - 21 answers

    Please recommend comfortable steel-toe men's work shoes/boots.

    My spouse recently got a job where he's on his feet all day, and his feet and knees are starting to hurt. He really needs more support/padding I guess. He also needs steel-toe. Shoes or boots are fine. What should he get? [more inside]
    posted by rabbitrabbit on Mar 21, 2014 - 17 answers

    Shoes as comfy as Alegrias, but prettier...what are they called?

    I have developed problem feet; bunions, a chipped bone and arthritis. I tried Alegrias and woohoo, they don't hurt!! Nice styles, pretty colors, but they are just a bit...chunky. Know what I mean? I know about Dansko, Keen and Merrell, but are there other brands that combine exceptional comfort with good looks? I want a feminine effect. I like sporty, athletic, fun, colorful, girly shoes. Low heels. I am a lady, 55, petite, active and on my feet more often than off, during my work day. I have an eclectic, thrift store wardrobe, heavy on blacks, and neutrals, with colorful accent pieces. I tend toward "costumes" rather than outfits, if that gives you a sense of my style. I want pretty feet that don't hurt!
    posted by LaBellaStella on Mar 20, 2014 - 10 answers

    How do I accessorize this dress?

    I've been struggling to find something to wear to an event next week that's nicer and more fun than business professional but definitely short of black tie (it's a non-red-carpet movie premiere). I've finally settled on this dress in black, but it looks a little plain on its own. I need help accessorizing! Particularly with choosing a necklace, but also: what shoes to wear? And what sort of purse-thing to carry?? Difficulties: I can't wear pumps/heels (though shoes with a stable, platform- or wedge-like, moderate heel are okay), and I have about a day and a half to buy everything in person.
    posted by rhiannonstone on Mar 9, 2014 - 15 answers

    What shoes to wear with blue knee-length dresses?

    Paging metafilter fashionistas! I have purchased two blue, knee-length dresses and I need suggestions for stylish and comfortable footwear. Details inside. [more inside]
    posted by tuesdayschild on Mar 1, 2014 - 26 answers

    Help a trans woman find cute boots that fit?

    I'm looking for these boots. They exist, but not in my size (US 13 women / US 11.5 men / EU 45). How do I find these boots or find somebody to make a high quality version of them? [more inside]
    posted by probu on Feb 19, 2014 - 21 answers

    Non-minimalist running shoes for the minimalist?

    I love my minimalist shoes, but a few years ago I attempted to run in them and ended up with capsulitis in the joints in the ball of my left foot. Here I am a few years later and I want to try running again. Difficulty level: female, with wide feet. [more inside]
    posted by metarkest on Jan 27, 2014 - 21 answers

    Need tall slim women's boots

    My wife ordered these boots but they are not slim enough in the calf. (The site states they are 13" around at the top but it is really 16".) She can't find anything under $300 that is a slender enough size. She's about 5'3", ~110 lbs, size 8 shoe. Any suggestions? Would like to keep it under $150-200 if possible.
    posted by tracer on Nov 23, 2013 - 8 answers

    Shoe repair while you wait in Manhattan?

    I'm visiting Manhattan for a few days, and only have one pair of shoes. The stitching on one side has started to come apart, but I really like these shoes. I'd like to get them repaired, and not buy a new pair. Is there anywhere I can get my shoes repaired while I wait? If it helps, I'll be in the upper west side.
    posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Nov 17, 2013 - 2 answers

    Need comfy shoes for around the house

    This seems like such a stupid question, but that's because I'm stupid about shoes and clothing. Our new house has laminate flooring, and it's killing my feet. I guess I'm used to the cushion that carpeting provides. I need some shoes I can wear around the house that have enough cushion that they'll prevent some of the foot pain I'm having. Difficulty: I hate wearing shoes in the house -- not for cleanliness reasons, but because I'd prefer to walk around in socks. Some kind of sandal would therefore be best, because it would be the least constricting. Also, I get really hot feet, so I need cool shoes. So, please, name that shoe, and tell me where to find it.
    posted by mudpuppie on Nov 8, 2013 - 20 answers

    Noisy men’s shoes as a status symbol?

    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 - 18 answers

    How can I make my shoes smaller?

    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 - 7 answers

    What colour belt with these shoes?

    Short question that has me stumped. What colour belt with these shoes? They are a reddish brown/oxblood colour. I don't own an oxblood belt, must I buy one?
    posted by Lescha on Sep 21, 2013 - 7 answers

    I need more slipper socks, it's getting cold.

    I live in the UK, and I've never really nailed down a place to get great slipper socks. I really want these Acorn slipper socks, but nowhere seems to ship to the UK. Can anyone recommend either a place to buy them, or very similar ones?
    posted by danteGideon on Sep 19, 2013 - 7 answers

    Cinderella I am not

    I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding later this month, and I need shoes. Problem: I hate high heels, and they hate me right back. The bride has said she's fine with me wearing flats. I just went shopping, hoping to find some flats, and came home empty-handed. And so now I turn to you, o fashionable high-heel wearing people of Metafilter. [more inside]
    posted by whistle pig on Sep 8, 2013 - 33 answers

    All I need is a little support...for my feet

    Help me find a better soft arch support! I have been using Dr. Scholl's For Her arch supports in my work flats and low heels and, while they are soft and supportive, they never stay in place! Has anyone found an arch support that a) stays in one place and b) doesn't add as much bulk to a shoe as an orthodic or Superfeet?
    posted by msfrizzle on Sep 6, 2013 - 7 answers

    I need a really good online shopper or a shoemaker, or both.

    I need some help, pretty please. I want, nay need, these shoes. There is a very big problem. [more inside]
    posted by twiggy32 on Jul 17, 2013 - 12 answers

    Can't stay in my shoes

    For the past few years I've had a problem with dress shoes. Either shoes have changed, or my feet have. My heels won't stay in the shoes. I saw this product online, which seems perfect except the reviews on their own website are horrible. [more inside]
    posted by Neeuq Nus on Jul 8, 2013 - 5 answers

    What are your favorite canvas sneakers?

    My cheap pair of white canvas sneakers recently bit the dust, and I'm looking to replace them. I've been looking at all the usual suspects (Keds, Vans, Jack Purcells, Supergas, Tretorn, Pro-Keds, PF Flyers, Adidas, etc.). I'd like something reasonably well-built, reasonably inexpensive (up to $70 is okay), and comfortable. [more inside]
    posted by rensar on Jun 17, 2013 - 24 answers

    This is a MUCH bigger deal than it normally would be...

    I managed to majorly blister the back of both of my heels this weekend. Both heels have quarter/loonie sized blisters. I need them to heal AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE because in four days I am going on a trip that cannot be rescheduled, and one of the main purposes of the trip is to try on and buy shoes for my wedding. [more inside]
    posted by PuppetMcSockerson on May 6, 2013 - 30 answers

    Where do these shoes with mouths come from?

    Is this from a movie or something? I've encountered it online but can't track down its origin. It's an animated gif of a man's shoes, and they have mouths with teeth opening and closing and tongues flapping. You can see it here.
    posted by RobotHero on Apr 30, 2013 - 8 answers

    Where to buy shoes for my 75 year old father?

    My father just had double bypass surgery and is recovering. As part of his recovery he needs to walk - where can I take him to get some decent walking shoes in the Raleigh/Cary, NC area? Cost is no object, however I was thinking of going to REI first. A few less than fun facts - he's overweight and has bad circulation in his feet at this stage of the game if that impacts things.
    posted by Farce_First on Apr 19, 2013 - 15 answers

    Good stores for pretty shoes in Bangor, Maine

    I am a Canadian who is going to be going down to Bangor, Maine in a couple weeks time. One task for the trip is to find shoes for the wedding. I have really difficult feet to fit and I was hoping to get some suggestions for places to try. (Suggestions for plus size clothing stores that have cute/retro/fashionable would also be helpful.) [more inside]
    posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Apr 18, 2013 - 11 answers

    on this week's edition of Disgusting Shoes...

    What can I do to prevent the gross black stuff that builds up in my women's flats due to my sweaty sockless feet? [more inside]
    posted by wintersonata9 on Mar 28, 2013 - 23 answers

    Fabulous Shoes for an Interview?

    I have a very exciting interview Wednesday and realized that my footwear is completely not up to the task, because I normally select workaday shoes that I can walk miles in and don't care if they are destroyed. I need a work-fabulous (i.e., no open toed) celebratory pair of heels for a special occasion. [more inside]
    posted by *s on Feb 28, 2013 - 20 answers

    Fluevog Alternatives?

    I used to have a pair of John Fluevog Gibson Swirls in black, and I loved them. I rode 'em into the ground. I'm once again in the market for a kinda-funky, kinda-dressy men's shoe, and I would just grab another pair of Fluevogs... only recent customer reviews call out a sharp decline in their quality. [more inside]
    posted by D.Billy on Feb 22, 2013 - 14 answers

    Well-made walking shoes with repairable soles?

    Well-made walking shoes with repairable soles? This is kind of in line with cooking with cast iron, shaving with a straight razor, etc. I want well made comfortable walking shoes that will last for a decade with some upkeep and repair. I'm looking to make an investment in some shoes that I can walk in all day that also look like normal shoes. Black/brown leather, no loud branding or insignias. I have Keen shoes similar to these & love them, but Keen doesn't repair soles as I'm led to understand. Are we now in a world where good walking shoes can't be repaired, is this a fool's errand? Not looking to exceed a couple hundred. Go!
    posted by letstrythis on Feb 14, 2013 - 14 answers

    ISO comfortable, non-bulky, water-resistant shoes

    I'll be traveling to the northeast next week and I've realized that I don't own any shoes that are remotely suitable for trapising about on the cold, potentially snowy or slushy sidewalks of Boston. When I lived there I wore my Dr. Martens everywhere and they were great, but I've since learned that they don't play nicely with my issue-prone feet, and anyway I need something that will be comfortable to wear for long periods of time and not particularly bulky, which puts most snow or combat-type boots out. I know this is kind of a silly question, but I'm really stumped as to where to start looking. So, residents of similar climes, what do you wear on your feet that keeps them relatively warm and dry but still fairly comfortable? Suggestions for specific models and brands or general types welcome.
    posted by rhiannonstone on Feb 10, 2013 - 24 answers

    Shoe shopping for Bigfoot!

    Mr. Panda is in need of a new pair of boots. Difficulty - size 15 and with a specific style. [more inside]
    posted by Attackpanda on Dec 30, 2012 - 8 answers

    Need advice wrt mens dress shoes.

    Please help us find some appropriate men's shoes for a fancy wedding. Or talk me out of my search. [more inside]
    posted by stinker on Dec 18, 2012 - 31 answers

    Boot to the head: find me good work boots

    I am female and I work mainly outside as a gardener. I want to get two pairs of work boots, one for warm weather and one for cold weather. Can you give me recommendations for one or both of those pairs of boots? [more inside]
    posted by sciencegeek on Dec 10, 2012 - 13 answers

    These boots were made for looking awesome

    Help me find edgy, yet simple, high-quality boots for this upcoming Boston winter! [more inside]
    posted by carmel on Oct 2, 2012 - 17 answers

    Need shoes that will help me stay upright.

    Help me replace my Danskos with shoes that won't make me fall over. [more inside]
    posted by linettasky on Sep 9, 2012 - 20 answers

    How to polish bright orange boots?

    I'd like to polish up an old pair of orange Doc Martens. How does this work? [more inside]
    posted by pmb on Sep 3, 2012 - 8 answers

    It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told.

    Lots of leather, lots of products. Are leather care products interchangeable? [more inside]
    posted by jadepearl on Aug 20, 2012 - 6 answers

    Enable my addiction

    Search interface for Zappos.com that includes more granular price information? [more inside]
    posted by chesty_a_arthur on Aug 15, 2012 - 2 answers

    Oh honey, those are L.A. shoes, you've got to get yourself some New York shoes STAT.

    Order up for some serious, stylish, comfortable shoes that are New York fashion AND all-day-walking compatible. [more inside]
    posted by mmmcmmm on Jul 31, 2012 - 48 answers

    Sprinting Sans Socks Suggestions?

    I'm going to start running without socks! What do I need to do to keep both my shoes and feet in tip-top shape? [more inside]
    posted by meowzilla on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

    What's that sandal?

    What's that shoe? Please help identify a men's sandal. [more inside]
    posted by domnit on Jul 26, 2012 - 8 answers

    How do I get my feet to get along with my lumpy yard?

    Why do my feet hurt after I mow the lawn and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
    posted by VTX on Jul 16, 2012 - 12 answers

    I've got the summer in sandpaper sandals blues.

    Shoe Filter: Can these Birkenstocks be saved? [more inside]
    posted by koucha on Jul 13, 2012 - 9 answers

    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

    Searching for the perfect summer shoe/sandal. Stringent requirements after the jump. [more inside]
    posted by facehugger on Jul 5, 2012 - 14 answers

    Help me find flip-flops with arch support.

    I am looking for flip-flops that have nice arch support. The arch on my left foot collapses quite a bit when I walk. I want the shoes to be flip-flops, not Birkenstock-style sandals. I am male, and I live in the U.S.
    posted by starkraven on Jul 4, 2012 - 26 answers

    Shoes for underpronated runner

    Does anyone have any running shoe recommendations for a Underpronation / supronation runner? [more inside]
    posted by fozzie33 on Jun 27, 2012 - 3 answers

    I just want to be comfortable AND stylish....okay?

    Is there such a thing as a "sneaker heel"? [more inside]
    posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 3, 2012 - 28 answers

    Cobbler/shoe repair recommendation in Vancouver, BC?

    Cobbler/shoe repair recommendation in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
    posted by branparsons on Jun 1, 2012 - 6 answers

    What trendy women's shoes are cozy through a long day of retail?

    Help me find some wide, stylish shoes that won't have my feet in agony after long days of retail! [more inside]
    posted by araisingirl on May 18, 2012 - 22 answers

    Brown polish on black shoes OK?

    OK to use brown cream shoe polish on black shoes? [more inside]
    posted by scose on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

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