#1
Well, it's that time again.

My current shoes are starting to fall apart, they've lasted me a good year, and I need new ones.

To start, I've been wearing Converse Chuck Taylor high tops for a good four years straight now. I love the shoes to death. They're comfortable, they last me a longer than most shoes, and they're relatively affordable (compared to other brand name shoes).


BUT, this time, I want to make a change. It's not that I don't like Chucks anymore, I simply just want to try other shoes.

My first thought were one of these pairs:

PF Flyers Number 9


PF Flyers Number 5



I love those shoes. They look nice, and, while they're kind of expensive ($80-100), I thought they would be worth it, being PF Flyers.

I was wrong, though. All but two of the customer reviews I read said that they start tearing apart at the seams after around 2 months of normal wear, and I'm unusually rough on shoes (somehow), and I doubt they'll last me more than a month or two.


So, I ask you, what are some other shoes that are similarly styled, don't exceed around $100 (preferrably around $40-80), and are made at a greater quality?

Thanks in advance.
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#3
The top pair would be total shoeicide.
But the bottom pair look pretty awesome. I'd go for those.

I don't know too much about shoes though...Try a discount shoe wearhouse if there's one nearby?
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#4
Quote by Altered_Carbon
The top pair would be total shoeicide.
But the bottom pair look pretty awesome. I'd go for those.

But I don't want either now, because they fall apart.

Also, the top pair come in different colors, I just liked the black a little more.
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#7
I have a pair of brown leather dockers. They're really comfy but only work with jeans.

I also have a pair of brown checkerboard vans slip ons. They're VERY comfy, If you're not really into doing athletic kind of stuff, I recommend these.
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#8
OK...I just remembered something...And I'm being deadly serious here.
Could you rock moccasins?

I mean, it might sound strange, but they are the most liberating thing to wear on your feet. I hate not being barefoot, and they're the next best thing.
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Quote by Altered_Carbon
OK...I just remembered something...And I'm being deadly serious here.
Could you rock moccasins?

I mean, it might sound strange, but they are the most liberating thing to wear on your feet. I hate not being barefoot, and they're the next best thing.


hahah, those shoes remind me of my father. He used to have a pair that looked pretty similar, always sockless
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#13
draven shoes they look pretty awesome, u should check them out
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#14
chucks

vans

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I have a pair of brown leather dockers. They're really comfy but only work with jeans.

I also have a pair of brown checkerboard vans slip ons. They're VERY comfy, If you're not really into doing athletic kind of stuff, I recommend these.

What kind of Dockers? Like, what were they called?

Also, I've considered slip-ons, but I don't really like them all that much.
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OK...I just remembered something...And I'm being deadly serious here.
Could you rock moccasins?
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I mean, it might sound strange, but they are the most liberating thing to wear on your feet. I hate not being barefoot, and they're the next best thing.

You know, I've actually considered it in the past, but I don't think I would like them. When it comes to shoes, I like them to have a firm grip on my foot. I don't really like that feeling of a airy shoe, for whatever reason. =/
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draven shoes they look pretty awesome, u should check them out

Will do.
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Coverse chuck taylors FTW, or some Onisuka Tigers both are way rad

You know, I'm really digging the Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66s at the moment.

I've never heard of them before, and they seem to be pretty cool.
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#22
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These Dockers. They're really comfy but once again, look ridiculous with shorts on.
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#24
Being serious now

The Puma Speed Cat


The Asics Budokan


The Asics Tiger


I love these things.
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These Dockers. They're really comfy but once again, look ridiculous with shorts on.

Yeah, I can see how that wouldn't look good with shorts.

The good thing? I swore off shorts two years ago. So, that wouldn't be a problem for me. Also, those do look really nice. I'll have to consider.
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not quite the same style as the ones you posted, but i have a pair of these, and they are some of the most comfortable shoes ive ever had. ive been wearing them for almost a year, and they dont show too much wear. they're reasonably priced too.

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/7545299/c/2459.html

Now THOSE look nice as well. I'm REALLY liking the "Army/Black" and the "Brown/Tan/Green" ones.

Thanks.


Also, I think I've come down to:

Skechers
Onitsuka Tigers
Dockers
Saucony

Those have been the ones that have appealed to me most. Not that I haven't considered the others, because I have, but the above are the ones I'm liking the most.

Thanks, so far, and keep'em coming. I haven't made a final choice yet.
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#26
Vans slip ons!! They're so comfortable and save you the hassle of tying laces and sh*t. And they look good.
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#27
Brand name shoes seem pointless to me. My last pair of shoes cost me $15 at Target and I've had them for nearly three years now.
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#29
I've been wearing Vans since I was 7, and any other time I've had another brand of shoe I haven't liked them, so I may be biased. I say go with some Vans sneakers if you don't like slip ons. I have a pair I've owned for about 4 years and I've put them through some rough stuff and they're still in top form, they're good quality shoes.
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#30
No love for the speed cats?
#31
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No love for the speed cats?

Ha, they look nice, but I'm not much into Puma.

I like the style and whatnot, but I would feel like I wouldn't be living up the their athletic nature, since I'm nowhere NEAR athletic.

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#33
I just got new shoes a few days ago

I got these:



and these:



Got them both for $80 total

They're nice. I like them.

EDIT: I JUST SAW WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT PUMAS

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#34
Just bought these
and they're hell comfy

(though the adidas lines are black0
Only $120 aus so they should be pretty cheap in the US.
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#35
Get some from No Sweat. All their products are sweatshop-free, plus they look pretty cool too. I think they even have some shoes made out of hemp fabric...don't quote me on that though.
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