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Kegs
05-28-2011, 05:22
...that is not in the running shoe category, and (obviously) is not part of the 5.11 tuxedo.

GO!

CJStudent
05-28-2011, 07:56
I like my Merrell Moabs. Trail runners, technically, but like a low-cut, lightweight shoe with the tread of a hiking boot. I've been through several pairs over the last couple of years, and love them.

PinkoCommie
05-28-2011, 08:57
http://goo.gl/7qnrq when it is over 50 degrees or so;
http://goo.gl/1NtZv when it is below 50.

Rabbi
05-28-2011, 10:55
For causal, as in, t shirt and shorts casual, I wear Vans. I have several styles and I have worn them for years.

blueiron
05-28-2011, 11:13
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f176/blueiron/vibram_fivefingers_flow.jpg


Oh so socially conscious, yet subtly tactical.

Narc1911
05-28-2011, 11:37
Chuck T's or Vans

Kahr_Glockman
05-28-2011, 11:42
http://www.keenfootwear.com/product/ss11/shoes/men/trailhead/newport/gargoyle!bossa%20nova

collim1
05-28-2011, 13:30
I wear these:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/collim1/1830c731c52b9aa7c8eb880b3422492d.jpg

Best wearing pair of boots that ever touched my feet.

Goldendog Redux
05-28-2011, 13:38
Chuck T's or Vans

The less shoe the better. In fact, Chuck's may be the perfect all round shoe.

Narc1911
05-28-2011, 16:55
The less shoe the better. In fact, Chuck's may be the perfect all round shoe.

Exactly. They are my go to shoe for lifting, cross-fitting, short runs, and day to day wear.

South Fla
05-28-2011, 17:27
For causal, as in, t shirt and shorts casual, I wear Vans. I have several styles and I have worn them for years.

I never pictured you to be a Vans guy.

Maybe a Sketchers guy, but not a Vans guy. :rofl:

DonGlock26
05-28-2011, 18:08
Dunham

http://www.dunhamfits.com/casual/Windsor-Waterproof-Milled-Leather-Oxford.79.01.htm#







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ateamer
05-28-2011, 19:24
It depends. Most of the time, I am riding my Gold Wing, so it's Ariat ropers. If I'm not on the bike and it's warm enough to wear shorts, then sandals or running shoes. Or jeans and Topsiders, no socks. I have a lot of shoes.

ProactiveShooters
05-28-2011, 19:30
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f176/blueiron/vibram_fivefingers_flow.jpg


Oh so socially conscious, yet subtly tactical.

+1 for the Five Fingers

GunHo198
05-28-2011, 20:24
Oakley used to sell a nice tennis shoe that had boot tread, low cut, and water proof. I had a pair and a cop buddy had a pair. They were fantastic! Oakley still has a similar shoe. I think it's the low cut Sabbot. But they dont carry the water proof ones any more.

Rabbi
05-28-2011, 20:27
I never pictured you to be a Vans guy.

Maybe a Sketchers guy, but not a Vans guy. :rofl:

Har-Har...

You do know ( I guess not) that I have an ongoing gag on Glock Talk (although they are real stories) called "A Rabbi Adventure" and when I post pics I try to always include one with my (a) Vans in them.

I have not posted one in quite a while.

adv
05-28-2011, 20:40
Clarks Desert boots or Teva sandals.

Newcop761
05-28-2011, 21:53
I like my Timberlands. Can go w/ shorts - business casual.

http://tbl.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pTBL1-7894926v275.jpg

http://shop.timberland.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11189940

msu_grad_121
05-28-2011, 22:05
I have a pair of Doc Marten shoes I bought some years ago that have been great, but now they're basically slick-soles. I can't find them on the site, but they have some great alternatives.

Something like this:

http://www.drmartens.com/ProductDetail.asp?PID=13939301

lawman800
05-28-2011, 23:00
I like my Bally dress boots for business and Vans for casual.

Buy quality and they will last you forever.

xcrewman
05-29-2011, 08:24
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f176/blueiron/vibram_fivefingers_flow.jpg


Oh so socially conscious, yet subtly tactical.

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^^
t h i s

scottydl
05-29-2011, 11:56
I like my Merrell Moabs.

x2 for Merrell's. My daily shoes are a pair of Merrell Sights, a replacement for Skechers that I always liked (by looks) but never had any form long-term durability or support/comfort. My son is HARD on shoes and used to go through popular retail brands (Skechers, New Balance, Converse, etc.) like they were made of paper, but we got him a pair of Merrell's last fall when school started and they are still going strong and look almost brand new. Merrell's have these crazy good insoles that feel great and soak up sweat... I mean, my dirty socks smell AWESOME (like new shoe leather) and the end of every day! It's almost weird but I love it.

I've never had any reason to return any Merrell's, but from their website blogs their customer service looks outstanding. They will take care of you if any of their products are ever sub-par, regardless of where you bought them.

EDIT: here's a pair similar to mine on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310322021064), $100 shoes for $68 shipped. I have no affiliation with this ad, but eBay is how I found mine.

South Fla
05-29-2011, 13:18
Har-Har...

You do know ( I guess not) that I have an ongoing gag on Glock Talk (although they are real stories) called "A Rabbi Adventure" and when I post pics I try to always include one with my (a) Vans in them.

I have not posted one in quite a while.

I did not know about them.

I will have to get my Google-Fu working here on GT.

mikegun
05-29-2011, 13:41
ECCO TRACK SHOES AND BOOTS, got a pair 5 yrs ago after a back operation, very tough long lasting light all leather shoes, last forever, and lowered back pain around 25 per cent, not cheap,Nordstrom 200 bucks, but considering how long they last.. i have suggested these shoes to several of my friends all of them have bought at least 2 or 3 pair...

Kegs
05-29-2011, 14:00
Thanks for input, CT team. I am constantly on the look out for footwear that can really cover as wide of use as possible. Casual style that might pass for semi-formal, athlete ready, comfortable, lightweight, and very tough.

cowboywannabe
05-29-2011, 14:13
when im off duty i look like any other blue collar guy in the south, minus the man purses and metro sexual shoes.....

blueiron
05-29-2011, 15:07
when im off duty i look like any other blue collar guy in the south, minus the man purses and metro sexual shoes.....

Larry the Cable Guy? :rofl:

cowboywannabe
05-29-2011, 15:18
Larry the Cable Guy? :rofl:

not quite but i try to blend.....:rofl: i aint from the souff so it takes a bit to see what the trnds are....but no fish hooks in my hat brim thank you.

CBennett
05-29-2011, 20:28
I have a pair of low cut trail hikers goretex Lowas they feel like slippers they are so comfortable. I also have a pair of Under Armor cross trainers and a set of Montrail hikers also goretex. all are great.

scottydl
05-30-2011, 08:34
Thanks for input, CT team. I am constantly on the look out for footwear that can really cover as wide of use as possible. Casual style that might pass for semi-formal, athlete ready, comfortable, lightweight, and very tough.

That describes every experience I've had with Merrell shoes for myself and kids. Not to repeat myself too much from my earlier post. ;) Check out all the various models on their U.S. website here (http://www.merrell.com/US/en) and then search eBay for awhile and you'll likely find a good deal on the model(s) you decide on. Or maybe the Merrell website has some decent summer promo's going, it's worth a look.

pgg00
05-30-2011, 09:36
Justin boots

Mayhem like Me
05-30-2011, 13:48
I love my Merrill Stretch Chameleon shoes and my leather GTX boots... They just feel good.

Kegs
05-30-2011, 17:24
That describes every experience I've had with Merrell shoes for myself and kids. Not to repeat myself too much from my earlier post. ;) Check out all the various models on their U.S. website here (http://www.merrell.com/US/en) and then search eBay for awhile and you'll likely find a good deal on the model(s) you decide on. Or maybe the Merrell website has some decent summer promo's going, it's worth a look.

scottydl - I appreciate your input. I have looked at Merrell and have owned some in the past as well. I like Merrell and think they sell some fairly well designed and made shoes.

You are not alone in your referral toward that company's products.

Jonas101
05-30-2011, 18:48
Crocs. Ugly but comfortable.

xcrewman
05-30-2011, 18:53
fyi...

www.merrellprodeal.com

all what's needed is a work email...

Jayman
05-30-2011, 19:32
I too love the Merrell Stretch Chameleons, I've been wearing them for years. I used to wear them at work before I started doing the LE gig. I wear them now when I do a plain clothes detail.

SAR
05-30-2011, 19:37
For causal, as in, t shirt and shorts casual, I wear Vans. I have several styles and I have worn them for years.

Chuck T's or Vans

When I am off duty, I strive to be the gray man that I am. That being said, I find that Vans and Chuck Taylors offer very little in the way of arch support for my flat feet, so I generally stick with Mephistos, Eccos, and Keens when I can. They all offer models with a great amount of support as well as accommodation for my wide feet.

scottydl
05-30-2011, 19:57
Crocs. Ugly but comfortable.

Agreed, I like 'em for bumming around but not sure I'd want to make them "daily drivers" so to speak. I've had a couple pairs of Crocs "slide" sandals (not the typical clogger style) that are quite comfy and not weird looking like their counterparts. Out of production now but can still be found on eBay occasionally... I forget the model name at the moment.

fyi...

www.merrellprodeal.com

all what's needed is a work email...

Reeeeally! About to sign up. Looks like it's worth a shot to "apply" for the program. I just learned from the fine print that Merrell's parent company is Wolverine. I have some Wolverine steel toe boots that I bought in 1998 that are still solid as anything. The reputation holds strong there too!

x_out86
05-30-2011, 22:18
Its already been mentioned, but I cant help myself...

http://images.askmen.com/fashion/apparel/converse-chuck-taylor-all-stars_1.jpg

They dont get any better than this. I have two pairs, Black and Grey. Love them both and are my go to shoes for anything that does not involve an extended length run.

scottydl
05-31-2011, 07:41
^^ I love the look and "vintage" aspect of Chuck's, but as someone else mentioned they offer virtually no arch support. That only matters if you have "foot problems" I guess. ;) Saying that makes me feel old.

car541
05-31-2011, 22:27
^^ I love the look and "vintage" aspect of Chuck's, but as someone else mentioned they offer virtually no arch support. That only matters if you have "foot problems" I guess. ;) Saying that makes me feel old.

I put some insoles in mine made by a company called "superfeet". Makes them mighty comfy. I love my hi top chucks (althought my better half has outlawed the red ones whenever Im with out with her)

car541
05-31-2011, 22:38
I like new balance 620 cross trainers (I think they are 623's now), or the above mention Chuck Taylors high tops. When I dress up, its cowboy boots

lawman800
05-31-2011, 22:59
I put some insoles in mine made by a company called "superfeet". Makes them mighty comfy. I love my hi top chucks (althought my better half has outlawed the red ones whenever Im with out with her)

I love my Vans. I also have black FILA hightops with some red lettering. I also have Puma driving shoes that are silver with red logos which I wear once in a while for spirited driving. But mostly I just wear my 9" dress boots with the engineering buckles made by Steve Madden. They are fairly dressy but Dan still be worn with jeans for that "outlaw" look.