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    Help seeking X-mas present for father

    My dad has requested dress boots (chukkas) for his weekends for Christmas. Based on his previous complaints about shoes they will need to be soft and comfortable out of the box, have a decent heel height, durable, and not too tapered at the toe. I'm looking to stay around a $200 budget. He knows nothing about brands, welts, leathers, etc. He is also 66.

    Any suggestions?

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    I love my Clarks Bushacre II chukkas. I wouldn't call them a dress boot, though. They're not the softest out of the box, but after a week or so they're super comfortable. WAY under your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    I love my Clarks Bushacre II chukkas. I wouldn't call them a dress boot, though. They're not the softest out of the box, but after a week or so they're super comfortable. WAY under your budget.
    Thanks for the suggestion, but definitely looking for something you can wear to church and other biz casual settings.

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    Right up your alley here:

    http://dappered.com/2015/08/10-affor...dress-chukkas/

    I like the Florsheims and the Cole Haans.

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    May already be in your plans, but I wouldn't give a pair of shoes without a back up plan for fit. Either a placeholder pair you know you can return easily or make a day out of it and go try some on. Then bump up that $200 to $215 and buy him a beer after a long day's shoe shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco View Post
    the meermin set on there. love them a bunch<3 dainte sole! yay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    the meermin set on there. love them a bunch<3 dainte sole! yay.
    They sure are pretty. Love the suede ones.

    OP, check these out too:

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/gor...colorFamily=02

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    the meermin set on there. love them a bunch<3 dainte sole! yay.
    Thought about these, but looks like they don't sell them anymore :/

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