What shoes should I buy for a long-distance (20-mile+ each day) walking trip? I think I would like not
to get a hiking boot. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Feb 9, 2014 -
Recently, Converse put out some "vintage" chucks recently (see here
) but they are only available from certain retailers. I'd like to purchase a pair but I have no idea where to find them in Washington, DC. Has anyone seen these around or know of a place in DC that would stock them?
posted by Loto
on Apr 20, 2013 -
I'm looking for a good pair of sneakers that split the difference between "casual" and "work." Mostly this is for casual Fridays at my office, when I want something cool/relaxed on my feet to go with some jeans, but my ratty Converse sneakers might come off as too informal. I like the Vans Ludlow
collections, but the shoes in those links are limited edition and appear to be gone. The newest
models in those collections don't fit my aesthetic tastes all that well. Is there anything along those lines - sort of a hybrid skate sneak / dress shoe, with a playful hint at formal classiness - you can recommend?
posted by naju
on Feb 6, 2013 -
I'm looking for new men's close-toed sandals or shoes that breathe well, with an interest in lighter shoes, like those with the Vibram sole. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 20, 2011 -
Here's what I want: leather sneakers that are acceptable for a young man to wear with business casual clothing. I want them to feel and wear like sneakers, but look nice enough to wear with wool pants and a button-down dress shirt in a professional environment. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Apr 20, 2011 -
Cheap tennis shoes with good traction for playing broomball? (In broomball you are on ice in tennis shoes. We aren't allowed real broomball shoes.) [more inside]
posted by tweedle
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Where can I get a much-worn and much-loved pair of suede sneakers cleaned/restored in NYC? [more inside]
posted by sonofslim
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Where do I buy gym shoes in the (Chicago) Loop? I trashed my Nikes at Lollapalooza over the weekend, and I don't want to show up to my "Personal Fitness Assessment" tonight with busted kicks. I'm at Monroe & Franklin, so the closer to there the better.
posted by Oktober
on Aug 12, 2009 -
Are there any casual women's shoes that could replace sneakers for general everyday wear? Or should I just stick with sneakers if comfort is my main goal and style is secondary? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Whats a good model of men's sneaker that breaths exceptionally
posted by parallax7d
on Apr 20, 2009 -
How much harder would it be to run a marathon in vintage running shoes (e.g. Nike Air Pegasus '83 vs Air Pegasus '08)?
posted by madh
on Jan 4, 2009 -
My beloved Adidas Samba Classics have a hole in them. Before I buy another pair, are there any other casual, everyday sneakers I should check out? [more inside]
posted by chrchr
on Nov 3, 2008 -
OMGShoes: I have SauconyBullets
right now. They're the best shoes I've ever had. I love them. Are there more ultra-light almost-nothing xc-inspired shoes like these? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Oct 15, 2008 -
I need a new pair of sneakers, mainly to be used for going to the gym. Most sneakers appropriate for running are gaudy, strangely bulbous and look like some sort of terrifying cyborg technology. I just want a humble and functional pair of shoes that will protect my feet while exercising and possibly promote good posture. Any suggestions?
posted by davidriley
on Jun 19, 2007 -
What are the best places in San Francisco to find good sneakers? Rare and vintage is nice, hard to find colorways, basically anything that would make people ask, "where'd you get those?"
posted by cramer
on Mar 8, 2006 -
Do such shoes exist? I'm planning a new look, and I'd love any tips on where to find black mens shoes that, unlike running shoes or sneakers, look vaguely like (informal) dress shoes
, but are in fact kickass running/climbing/jumping shoes in disguise. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Where can I find arch supports for running shoes which *don't* extend back to the heel? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Aug 29, 2005 -
? Six months ago, I bought a new pair of Skaters sneakers. Recently they started to make a weird "clack" sound while I was walking, and I discovered that protuding from a small hole in each sole, close to the heel, is a solid-looking metal strip, about 1cm wide and 1mm thick, looking as though it's been slowly grinding its way out. What are the strips for? Is it really necessary to reinforce the rubber with metal?
posted by gentle
on Feb 11, 2005 -
I'm going crazy trying to find the Nike City Knife II sneakers I wrote about here
(yes, self-link, sorry).
Niketown sent me to Paragon. Paragon sent me to Niketown, or online. Google sent me to my own site! I'm going apeshit!
These shoes must exist, they must: my web buddy Rik Abel spotted them in Brighton (UK) of all places. Since AskMeFi has been so remarkably efficacious in the past - accurate responses, response time on the order of ~10 minutes - I figured I'd give you guys a try before packing my quest in entirely.
posted by adamgreenfield
on Feb 1, 2004 -
I wear a 13 6E in whatever goofy sizing New Balance uses. I need something wider and I can't find anything out there. Does anyone make anything above a 6E width or am I screwed? Would moving up to a 14 6E give me some extra width?
posted by @homer
on Jan 1, 2004 -