Shoes and boots that don't SUCK

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  1. PeterFrampton New Member

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    I don't know if anybody else shares in my dilemma, but I've always found that finding cool shoes that look good with nudies + anything is pretty hard.

    As far as sneakers go, I try to stick to things that are in between retro (purcells, Chucks) and super-moderno (Puma Speedcats, other super-athletic sleak shoes) Thus i wear Puma Romas quite a bit. But Now I'm starting to be sick of the way these shoes look. I want something with attitude, something that compliments what I'm wearing as opposed to merely NOT detracting.

    As far as boots go, I'm really picky, as I'm sure everyone is. With boots it seems that either the toe is square or round (stupid) or the pointy toed ones have a cuban heel (gay, gay,gay). Where oh where have the masculine pointy-toed leather boots gone? I have no clue.


    I am humbly asking of you, Nudie nation, what shoes don't suck?

    edit: I recently bought these in camel http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/3329304.html
     
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    well canvas shoes always go well with denim whether it be polo canvas shoes (my choice) or vans
    Red Wing is as gritty as they come when it comes to boots, very badass and anti-trendy. I also think Birkenstocks are on the top of the list when it comes to versatility -> the leather strap in the front says I'm here to be formal, but the open back says I like to party.
    Gayness is to be decided only in the eyes of the beholder, I personally hate chucks and think any shoe with velcro on it belongs only to douche bags but we all have our own preferences right?
     
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    Vans are awesome and so are some onitsukas. The onitsuka tai chi i tried on look good with SS.
     
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    the only shoes that any needs ever are chuck taylors. you can end this thread now.:wink:
     
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    Alden captoe cordovan high boots. I'm pretty sure there wasn't a cuban heel on those.

    I normally choose boots for function over form. Most of the time, functional boots look good.
     
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    Schmoove looks good with slim fit and straight cut
     
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    if you want some boots with attitude you should check out Undergound. Thats boots with attitude.
    Doc Martents is also great boots. I dont like those redwing boots much.
     
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    I have to agree with loste here... I'm not a big fan of much of their styling, or the reddish leather that they use. I know that there are plenty of black options in their stores, but they tend to be uncomfortable as well.

    This brings me to my main issue with shoes (sorry PF, I don't mean to hijack your thread)... Why can't any companies make a shoe that looks good and actually has support? And wide sizes? When you're wearing a 10-10.5 EEEE, it's hard to find something that doesn't look orthopedic, has support, and comes in the size you need.
     
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    zappos.com has a decent selection of purcells. They're service is really good to and they carry tons of stuff!
     
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    Thanks and no problem man. I'm new to the whole dry denim thing (slim jim aged dry organics are on there way) but shoes I know a little more about. Hope you find some cool stuff there! Seems like all there prices are pretty good too.
     
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    Yeah I sized down to a 29 instead of a normal 30. I'm 5'9" and about 145 so they should fit slim but not super tight. Just a nice slim fit! I'll post pics in the gallery by the end of the week.
     
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    What I think I'm after are something like these:
    http://www.zappos.com/n/multi_view.cgi?product_id=7322565&color_id=6&view=multi

    Without the gaudy frilly stuff at the back. I like motorcycle-inspired boots with a little point at the toe. God. Boots are like choosing a wife, a lot of 'em look good, and you wouldn't mind wearin' em a few times but its hard to find the one that you can stick with.
     
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    I'm not a boot fan at all but those look really cool!
     
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    I think so too, but the frayed edges and shit are really too much. Much too much.
     
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    Yeah I wouldn't want all that showing but it would be mostly covered with a bootcut or maybe even a straight leg. I know what you mean though.
     
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    hands down my favorite shoe is the onistuka tigers by asics. Comfortable and sick looking with any jean.
     
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    What he said. Puma's are sweet as well.
     
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    um iono if anyone has suggested puma lab 2's or lab ii's whichever way it's spelled. it's really comfy try it. looks pretty nice too. um not much of a boots person yet as i'm not that old not saying it's an old guys thing; i picture it as a more mature thing and as of now i'm calling myself immature??
     
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    perhaps New Balance has what you seek? I love NB, crazy comfort, nice detailing, a company with history and everything from very retro to ulti modern and inbetween.
     
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    ^^ I'll check em out, thanks.



    Word, boots are hard to pull off.

    PS, opinions on the palladiums i posted in the original post?
     
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