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    #16
    Originally posted by whereismurder View Post
    Why are you so intent on wearing sneakers if you admitted you dont really wear them outside of running? There are tons of comfortable non-sneaker casual shoes like loafers, bucks, saddle shoes, boat shoes, etc. Especially if you considering spending a decent amount of money on them.
    This is the 'sneaker' edition of this thread. I need to start a non-sneaker one too. I'll hold on off going a side note tunnel for now, but I do also have boat shoes, loafers, and magnanni boots. I'm in my late 30's, and most of my time is spent doing family things. Of course, I'm not wearer sneakers on date night with my wife or out with friends. I want nicer sneakers to pair with my other "comfortable dad" wear (hoodies, t-shirts, etc.) at movies, restaurants with kids, etc. I like sneakers but know I can do better than my Nikes.

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      #17
      Originally posted by Pesape View Post
      I want nicer sneakers to pair with my other "comfortable dad" wear (hoodies, t-shirts, etc.) at movies, restaurants with kids, etc. I like sneakers but know I can do better than my Nikes.
      Dad wear? Look no further than a pair of fresh, crispy Monarchs. Pair perfectly with some mid-shin ultra bright white socks.



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        #18
        I will second the suggestion of gazelles. Either those or sambas would fit in well as beater dad shoes that are still reasonably stylish.

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          #19
          Originally posted by APinNC View Post
          Dad wear? Look no further than a pair of fresh, crispy Monarchs. Pair perfectly with some mid-shin ultra bright white socks.



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          Pair that sock/shoe combo with cargo shorts and a fanny pack for maximum dad fashion.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
            Pair that sock/shoe combo with cargo shorts and a fanny pack for maximum dad fashion.
            Or some jorts....

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              #21
              I'll hop on the Adidas bandwagon and suggest the campus in gray nubuck. Almost identical to the gazelle but without the apron around the toe box.

              I'm not a huge fan of those Oliver Campbells. I honestly think they're way too expensive for that style of sneaker. If you're sold on a trainer then I suggest taking a look at Everlane's new Tread line.

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                #22
                I've got a pair a Puma Baskets that I love. White with the black stripe. Very comfortable shoe and pairs well with most summer casual wear. And I can't help but always give a rec for Vans. So many options for the Authentic and Era. Between the Era, Authentic, and Classic Slip-ons, I have ten or so pair. Trying to enjoy them for the last time, as the older I get, my feet are becoming too wide. Such is life.

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                  #23
                  The Oliver Cabell's arrived today, and I must say I'm quite happy with them. Kind of shocking how you can tell they are of a much higher quality level. The 'trainer' shoe shape fits me better too; I like that they have a bit of 'substance' to them versus a slimmer profiled shoe. They strike the right balance of nicer looking sneaker that could be ok in one notch above casual.

                  My only concern is how the heck will I keep them clean... For the cost and intent, I'm going to need to keep these looking sparkling clean.
                  Last edited by Pesape; August 28, 2019, 11:36 PM.

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                    #24
                    I realize that it's a personal preference, but I would have bought at least three pairs of sneakers for the hefty price tag of the Oliver Cabell's. I plan to get these to be exact:

                    https://www.reebok.com/us/classic-leather/101.html

                    https://www.reebok.com/us/workout-plus/CN2126.html

                    https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/pu...ctiveColor=100

                    All for $214.99 plus tax

                    There are other color options available in my three selections. I also like this option and I just might treat myself!

                    https://www.adidas.com/us/busenitz-shoes/EE6247.html

                    These GATs are an excellent deal when they offer a code. I have gotten them at $89 before but $99 is the norm for hand made trainers. They now have several color schemes available. Scroll down for the sneakers.

                    https://www.beckettsimonon.com/collections/mens

                    Here's a good review:

                    https://bespokeunit.com/articles/sho...-classic-gats/

                    I prefer to get the most bang for my hard-earned bucks! Again, it's a matter of personal preference.
                    The latest fashion trends should never influence your inner qualities. Let your wardrobe choices resonate from the inside out to depict who you are and how you feel. R. M.

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