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Shoes (paging Frank Ridgeway)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by wickedwritah, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    OK, style consultants: I need a reasonably priced pair of dressier shoes that will hold up well under the conditions, are comfortable for walking (and occasionally patrolling sidelines, but I generally wear sneakers in that case) and won't fall apart in six months or less.


    Can I get something under $200 that will last?
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Moddy is a shoeshorse as well.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Try www.piperlime.com. Frank might be who first told us about it, but it has great deals on really wonderful shoes, even for boys.
  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    But I don't do the Birks-and-socks thing well.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Try http://www.zappos.com/mens.zhtml
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Maybe I'm misreading, but I don't think he's struggling with where to find them...he's wondering about the best value for his buck. What brand names to look for. Etc.

    And I'm of no help. As usual. :)
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I'll take help on both fronts: where to buy and what to buy.

    And I'm leery of buying shoes over the Internet. The hassle of trying on, returning, etc., doesn't appeal to me.
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I've bought shoes from piperlime that I first tried on in stores. The lower price is well worth the slight hassle for me. I don't think I'd buy shoes that I hadn't tried on first.
  9. Wicked,

    I'd suggest getting a pair of Clark's.

    Follow this link to find a store near you:


    They're less than $200, will last you a long time and are very comfortable.

    Trust me, you shan't be disappointed.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Clark's are good. I like Keen's line of shoes as well.

    How dressy do you want to get? Are we talking cap-toe oxfords or wingtips or something more casual?
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    A new part-time gig likely calls for me to wear shirt and tie in the office -- and if it doesn't, I'd be surprised. So, no, not spiffy enough to wear with $1,000 suits, but ideally something that is flexible enough to be worn to work and sometimes while just walking around in khakis.
  12. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Get on e-Bay and find some Johnston and Murphys. Quality for $45-$75.
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