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    In the spring and summer, when dress shoes are not needed, I spend a lot of time in boat shoes and casual slip on long wing oxfords. I'm in the market for a winter equivalent of an everyday shoe. I just can't spend all my time in boots (even in MN) and my job prevents me from wearing dressier shoes too much (first graders with special needs). Thoughts?

    "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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    Well, the Sebago Beacon boots are like boat shoes turned into boots... Or the Eastland Seneca which look pretty much identical but are $49 at Famous Footwear:


    http://www.famousfootwear.com/shopping/productdetails.aspx?p=18946&pg=1024736&partnerID=E mail_TransOrdConf


    I ordered these and they'll be here on Wednesday.

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      #3


      So broadly speaking, a chukka or chukka-ish style. I've been coming around to those as of late. Let me know how those ones work out, Jason. Any other thoughts fellas?

      "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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        #4


        Clarks Desert Boots in beeswax are classic. I love mine, granted I guess they are still sort of a boot, but with much less material.

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          #5


          Digging my Clark deserts in beeswax as well. 10x as much, and I'm really not exaggerating, after I hit them with a good coat of Venetian shoe cream. Holy freaking wow do they look awesome. Great deep brown; lustre is really the word for it. It's possible that this is how they looked when new (6 months or so ago), and just got incrementally dingier every wearing, but I doubt it--this is a new and highly awesomer shoe.

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            #6


            My Eastland came today and I really like them. They're well made with double stitching and the leather is very good quality. They're currently soaking in the first coat of mink oil because I want to give them that depth of color that the Sebago Beacons have in the waxed oiled leather. Looking good so far, and I think they'll be great after another coat.

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              #7


              Wow Jason, those are pretty cool. I just ordered the jcrew sperry chukka at 30% of, but I only did because I couldn't find anything cheaper, or even a non-jcrew just sperry version. They wont ship until the 9th, so I figured I could lock in the 30% off discount and keep searching and maybe cancel. Those seneca's are pretty close.


              This is what I ordered http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/J...6348/36348.jsp

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                #8


                I'm also on the hunt for a beater shoe.


                Looking for the following:

                - brown color

                - primary use: to wear to bars with jeans, but cheap enough that if they get stepped on / beer spilled on / etc, I don't care

                - rubber soles, since I'm in the NE and deal with snow a fair amount of the year

                - not too expensive since these will be beat up... maybe $150 max


                Any suggestions?

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                  #9


                  I really like the Clark's Bushacre boot in dark brown leather.


                  http://www.dsw.com/shoe/clarks+men%2...ductRef=CROSS:

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                    #10


                    my new discovery: clarks desert mali. higher ankle desert boots. I love them. shopping for best price now.

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                      #11


                      @zerostyle I'm liking my Eastland boots (see above)

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                        #12


                        Keep in mind that I live in Texas where weather is rarely crazy, and we don't have to worry about extreme levels of weather-proofing. Plus I don't do well with tall shoes (stifles me). So with that in mind, these are what I just recently ordered:


                        http://www.dillards.com/product/Born-Nathaniel-Dress-Oxfords_301_-1_301_502695594


                        They call them "dress oxfords", but they're rather distressed. They're known for their comfort. I bought mine at half this price on clearance through Eddie Bauer, but they're fresh out there. They arrived last night, and I'm wearing them right now. So far so good!


                        Here's the same shoe in a different color on clearance at REI:


                        http://www.rei.com/product/828678/born-nathaniel-oxford-shoes-mens-2011-closeout


                        I can't pull of that color, but I'm sure someone can.

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                          #13


                          Thoughts on these? I haven't seen them in person so I thought they could just be somewhat interesting. Or goofy depending on how fuzzy the wool is.


                          http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sperry-t...resultback=401

                          "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                            #14


                            I like those.. I was looking at those and the Polo ones with green cloth on the ankles with tan leather uppers.

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                              #15


                              I like those too. good take on what seems like hundreds of boat shoe chukkas out now

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