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What Casual Shoes Do You Like??

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Nalapombu, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    Hey all,

    Down here in Texas I wear shorts nearly every day. Most of the time I throw on a pair of casual looking tennis shoes. I also have a pair of Chukkas that I will also wear.

    I have been looking at getting something different than would be better than tennis shoes when going to a restaurant or out to the mall and such.

    I'd like Sperry boat shoes but I don't do the "no socks" thing at all. Just don't like it.

    I'd like to get some ideas from you all about what kind of casual shoes....or maybe hiking boots that I can wear with either shorts or khaki pants which I also wear frequently. I usually wear a button up short sleeve shirt too, if that helps. Remember they have to be ok when wearing socks.

    Any shoes you can recommend?

    Thanks

    Nalajr
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    summer when not working the farm we

    wear teva sandals, mush flip flops , 5 fingers , etc i dont wear shoes period. i got work boots , and all of the above

    and i got 1 pair of death shoes for when someone dies


    edit to add i love my Keen boots , and keen sandals , top knotch and comfy
     
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  3. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    One other question I have wondered about is what socks do you wear when you wear hiking or walking boots or even some of those trail runner kind of "technical" low cut shoes when you wear them with shorts?

    When I wear hiking boots with my shorts sometimes I wear just regular, white athletic socks. The ones that come about 3 or 4 inches above the ankle. I also have some wool socks that I have worn on occasion. Problem is they are thick and hot, too much for TEXAS in the summer.

    What socks would LOOK and feel the best with those kinds of boots or shoes while wearing shorts?

    Thanks again.

    Nalajr
     
  4. 10-32

    10-32 Here, hold this

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    I have a pair of these http://www.olukai.com/Product_AllMens_Moloa_10128-2604.aspx
    and I LOVE them. They're really comfortable, and can work with just about anything sans maybe a suit or something.

    I have some other shoes from them, and they've all been good. I think their sizes tend to run small though, so be aware of that if ordering online
     
  5. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

    10-32, do you wear socks with those shoes?

    I see a lot of people wearing that style of shoes, or ones that are similar looking to them. My nephew has a pair of something similar. He doesn't wear socks and some of the others I have seen while out also don't wear socks with them.

    How would they look with socks and what kind of socks would you wear with them?

    Thanks again.

    Nalajr
     
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    10-32 Here, hold this

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    I (almost) always wear either black or white ankle socks with them. I have a pair in brown (or whatever they're calling it) and black.

    The great part about those is the ability to wear them like normal shoes, or like slip-ons. I usually wear them as slip-ons.
     
  7. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    Never thought of using those small ankle socks. I'll have to re-evaluate my position now that I know you can wear them with those kinds of socks and they look good with them.

    Thanks

    Nalajr
     
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    10-32 Here, hold this

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    They look good to me, but of course that's subjective.
     
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    its my danner boots or flip flops... nothing in between

    "Sent via my own personal defense satellite"
     
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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Smartwool-Running-Ultra-Light-Micro/dp/B001SY82ZM"]Amazon.com: Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Socks: Sports & Outdoors@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eYjWZxlSL.@@AMEPARAM@@41eYjWZxlSL[/ame]

    Don't let wool scare you in hot weather either!!!!! Cotton gets wet and SUCKS in heat. Wool keeps the feet much drier and not hot. These low cuts are ideal for your needs.
     
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    Don't concentrate on just the shoes. It takes the complete package to show class. :whistling:



















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    Merrell makes a slip-on called a Camp Moc. Perfect for going thru the TSA gauntlet at the airport, and perfect for kicking around in the summer. I wear the ankle socks with them when I'm wearing shorts, but am thinking about getting some socks that are cut even lower.
     
  14. Nalapombu

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    Now THAT guy has got it goin' on!!

    That is one sweet set of duds.

    Nalajr
     
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    New Balance 623, these are cross trainers. They give my foot good support.

    For sox I wear a light weight hiking variety. They are expensive, but last a long time and keep my feet dry. I had to try a few before I found something that worked.

    I also have hiking boots, but I look funky with shorts.
     
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    For work, it's usually my Chucks only because when I get off at 3AM the parking lot is deserted (there's like 4-6 vehicles), the building owner has shut the lights off and I want to be able to have a fighting chance if someone happens to be hiding behind that nice fancy wall to protect the mail/FedEx/UPS dropboxes or one of the corners of the building or landscaping. :fist:

    The rest of the time it's flip flops, Birkies or Doc Marten sandals.
     
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