Durable shoes

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Ydobon » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:36 am

Asics Gel Kayano, lots of support.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by henrik » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:41 am

polaran wrote:What do all of you use for running shoes?
There's an earlier thread about this here

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Stahlmann » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:18 am

How about style and ere?
Has anyone found durable shoes in that kind https://goo.gl/images/nRcukV ?

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Re: Durable shoes

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by jacob » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:53 am

@Stahlman - Those $$$$ Church's would last forever as long as you don't walk farther on sidewalk/asphalt than between the building door and the car door. You could have a cobbler glue a rubber sole underneath but that would void Church's resoling efforts. It would also be a bit like buying a Rolls Royce and then welding steel plates on the front bumper.

The strategy I've seen applied is that people use normal cheap sneakers or boots when going to and from work and then switch to their fancy leather-soled wingtips when they get inside.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Stahlmann » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:47 pm

jacob wrote:@Stahlman - (*) Those $$$$ Church's would last forever as long as you don't walk farther on sidewalk/asphalt than between the building door and the car door. You could have a cobbler glue a rubber sole underneath but that would void Church's resoling efforts. It would also be a bit like buying a Rolls Royce and then welding steel plates on the front bumper.

(**) The strategy I've seen applied is that people use normal cheap sneakers or boots when going to and from work and then switch to their fancy leather-soled wingtips when they get inside.

(*) - Well, photo was example of desired style. I hoped that somebody created brand of them in which they chose to attain hardcore durability. I have not yet resigned from searchings :D . Anyway I will try trick from the next part of your post :mrgreen:

(**) - really :mrgreen: ?!
When do they change it?
Are there lockers room in corporate America?
Or just in toilet?
Pretty funny example of careerism.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by jacob » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:50 pm

You just keep your business shoes under your desk at work. Switch shoes when you arrive. Switch again when you leave.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Stahlmann » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:07 pm

jacob wrote:You just keep your business shoes under your desk at work. Switch shoes when you arrive. Switch again when you leave.
Simply as that, haha.
I thought you need to be more stealth in your office.

I have seen that also, but in this particular office people changed shoes to flip-flops :mrgreen:
Any thoughts about this brand?
In my country there is one shop of it.
I think people buy there just for ,,american dream" feeling.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Toska2 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:58 pm

I bought a few pairs. I like them

The 952 : ~$140, 3000+ miles on tile and industrial smooth cement. Kinda hard insole, doesn't hug the heel so a blister might develop after 3-4 miles of non-stop walking. Still have them. Slick bottom so I used them stocking shelves.

The 608 : $ I don't remember, 6000+ miles on sidewalks and more. I expect another 1500-2000 before a hole develops at the toe creases. I've resoled them when the heel showed 1.5" strip of underlaying foam. The front part of the sole was +1/8" . They are a boot so they are heavy and with wool socks good to about 30°F.

Get the American non heritage boot and it should be a good deal. As for dress shoes, look elsewhere.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Stahlmann » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:39 pm

http://earlyretirementextreme.com/the-l ... r-buy.html
and
http://www.hanwag.de/grunten

jacob's dream is fulfilled now! (they offer black color) :D
I am still looking for my fancy wing-tips (or something that shape: http://imgur.com/gallery/zA2eJ ), but I am aiming at durability so grunten boots are still an option (and they will be easier to get in EU).

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by vexed87 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:14 pm

Toying with the idea of buying these now that my one of my office shoes have a worn sole: http://www.grenson.com/uk/dylan-mens-ox ... -sole.html

I have a similar, but high gloss pair I keep for best (from wedding), high gloss is not so great for daily office wear! These appear to be the duller kind. No mention of the kind of leather though, maybe I'll drop them an e-mail.

I do the desk swap thing because I wear clipless shoes for cycling.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Ego » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:54 pm

vexed87 wrote:Toying with the idea of buying these now that my one of my office shoes have a worn sole: http://www.grenson.com/uk/dylan-mens-ox ... -sole.html.
Aw crap. Several years ago I found a pair of Grenson's wingtips at the swap meet. They looked good and were comfortable so I wore them for weddings, funerals, interviews and the odd night out. As you can see, I didn't take great care of them. For some odd reason I didn't do a good job of researching them. When you mentioned it, I thought.... hum that looks familiar... I better take a closer look. Yep, they are the Toynbee's. £400.00 :shock:

Damn you! Now I have to sell these. What am I going to wear for Christmas?!

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by vexed87 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:59 am

:shock: You don't have to sell them!

Unless you have some similar already? Nice find, in the US too!

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Stahlmann » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:44 am

How do you manage bad odour in long term use of your ,,investment" :D ?
This bugs me the most. I probably will buy these Hangwart.
But I am not convinced. I am afraid that it would be better to buy cheaper boots in nearby future and don't care about odour issue.

(this is serious question)

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by enigmaT120 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:38 pm

Minimal BO in general in my case, but I have no idea how I do it unless it's from sweating like crazy pretty often (exercise). I eat enough garlic and onions that I should at least have bad breath.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by George the original one » Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:19 pm

Thicker socks changed daily keep odor-causing secretions from permeating footwear. Thinner socks can't absorb as much. Also, shuck your shoes whenever you can so your feet aren't confined as much.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by KevinW » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:11 am

Conventional wisdom is to put shoe trees (e.g. http://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/shoe- ... SF604.html ) in your shoes immediately after you take the shoes off, and let a pair of shoes air dry at least one day between wearings. That probably necessitates at least two pairs of shoes and trees. For a while I wore the same leather shoes every day and used trees only overnight, and that seemed to work fine except for when it rained.

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by NPV » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:13 am

Has anyone researched whether there is truth to the common notion that if you alternate between two pairs they will serve longer (beyond the obvious arithmetic effect that two pairs will serve twice as long as one)? I did some Googling and there was nothing conclusive; reddit seems to believe it is just this doubling effect (if 1 pair serves for 3 years two will serve for 6 years) rather than any synergy ("if 1 pair serves for 3 years two will serve for 8 years"):
https://www.reddit.com/r/LifeProTips/co ... _in_a_row/

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by Campitor » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:19 am

I used to work in an OR and I was friendly with the surgeons. One of them was a podiatrist. He told me that the majority of foot injuries that require surgical intervention could be avoided by wearing shoes with as little heel as possible AND not wearing the same shoe 2 days in a row. I followed his advice and not only are my feet healthier and feel less fatigued at the end of the day (I stand all day); not wearing the same shoe consecutively has dramatically increased their lifespan. He also recommended that once the sole was worn, the sole or shoe should be replaced asap. The sole doesn't wear out evenly which causes your ankles to shift into bad position which affects posture which affects your back, etc.- you get the idea..

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Re: Durable shoes

Post by George the original one » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:11 pm

George the original one wrote:
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:30 am
Necrothread...

Last year I was introduced to Georgia Boot Company's Romeos (slip-on low top boots) when I saw someone wearing them while wading/fishing. Looked into them, but decided they were too boot-like for office wear and not really suitable for summer wading/fishing shoes. However, now that I'm retired, no longer going to an office, and my current pair of Merrells failed, it suddenly made sense to try them. Same price as the Merrells, so little to lose and potentially a lot to gain, but it will be a few years before I know whether they outlast the Merrells.
One year later: the Romeos are holding up. Sole is not showing signs of wear, seams are not fraying, and the leather shows no sign of wearing through where my feet don't match any shoe shape. I've abused them with dirt and the finish has one deepish cut from a sharp rock or something. All indications are they are a better value than Merrells have ever been. Like all shoes, the fit has relaxed a little bit.

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