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    Help me find some shoes? Please?

    I cannot decide on a pair of shoes for shorts this summer.

    For more than 5 years, I wore a pair of Sperry's. The soles on those shoes finally disintegrated after years of use and abuse. I could get another pair, but I wasn't fond of how the laces on the sperry's never stayed knotted. I also wasn't a big fan of the two eyelet vamp. And, after wearing the same pair of shoes with shorts for the past 5 years, I kind of want to mix it up.

    I've been looking for several weeks, but I'm being too damn picky. Nothing seems good. I thought long and hard about some Eastland Camp Mocs, but I'm not a huge fan of the color. (I'm really pale so I like to stay away from colors that'll bring too much contrast between shoes and my white lightening gams. I kind of like these, but I can't find my size.

    Before I know it, summer will be over and I will an entire season of great short/shoe combinations. I'm hoping this travesty can be avoided.

    Any suggestions are welcomed. My wish list: light brown, decent tread so I don't bust my ass every single time I step on these Georgia pine tree needles, and something that doesn't necessarily look completely out of place near water/boat (e.g., drivers).
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    I got a pair like these in brown leather from Sperry about a year or two ago. I am a fan. Nice simple look. Can work for jeans or shorts. Relatively comfortable and I believe I got them for around 25.

    https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/sperr...SACEgKtYPD_BwE

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    Check AE Shoebank. They have these in a few sizes:

    https://www.shoebank.com/FactorySeco...DIM=D&SIZE=090

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    The more casual shoes that I'm wearing with shorts right now include the Born Ocean (super comfy!) and the AE Porter Oxford in canvas.

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    On the pricer end but Rancourt makes some nice camp and ranger mocs. The natural color is pretty close to that Eastland Yarmouth mocs you liked.

    https://www.rancourtandcompany.com/m...anger-moc.html
    https://www.rancourtandcompany.com/m...-camp-moc.html

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    Take a look at Herring shoes--see if you like anything there. I'm very happy with both pairs of shoes I have from them:

    https://www.herringshoes.co.uk/searc...&submit=Search

    Try Jack Erwin?

    https://www.jackerwin.com/products/cooper
    Intentionally overdressed for almost every occasion.

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    Gentlemen,

    Thank you for the suggestions. Most of these I've never heard of it. Front runners at the moment are the AE Maritime and the Rancourt Gilman Camp Mocs.

    I also actually had a pair of the Sperry's that @hockeysc23 mentioned. I bought them on a trip when I had somehow failed to pack my boat shoes. Because of the situation, I had to go with what was available and size down. Great looking shoes, but the pair I had was a bad fit, so they were donated shortly after the trip. It might not a bad idea to pick up another pair to ride out the rest of summer and then maybe see if the price drops a bit on those pricey Rancourts.

    Thanks again!

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    Your wish list is very broad and can cover anything from canvas sneakers to all types of loafers. Like Sperry canvas sneakers, vans authentic originals, todds drivers, swims loafers, Hudson Havana woven loafers. All decent options.

    It sounds to me like you are really just looking for a better pair of Sperry's. I tried to go that route for a few years and never found anything which matched the looks, quality, and price anywhere close. It's like a three legged diagram and ever other brand you choose two, yet somehow Sperry hit all three. As a result I just went back to sperry's and am very happy.

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    Stan Smiths looks nice also.

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    I just pulled the trigger on these AE shoes on clearance for only $67.

    https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/s...181-130-D.html
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