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Old 07-10-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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Retirement Shoes...

When I was working, I wore shoes like these maybe 5% of the time. Since I retired, I now wear one or the other about 80% of the time. My (once beloved) Allen-Edmonds sit idle 99% of the time...life is good.

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Old 07-10-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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Yup, sneakers all the time. I've worn black leather shoes perhaps once a year for weddings, funerals, etc.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:56 PM   #3
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Steel or composite toe for 25 years, now nothing but Nike Air and flip flops.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:01 PM   #4
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Work. Black leather oxford lace ups, plain toe, no designs,, rubber soles and heal for better grip, highly shined every day before roll call( we had a machine and polish). Now most of the time sneakers , what ever brand is on sale when i need them and that are comfortable, some form of white . I like the look of clean white sneakers.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:04 PM   #5
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Flip Flops unless I go for a walk.
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I worked in R&D, and we only had semi formal dress the first few years I worked. After that, jeans and even shorts were fine, and with that, I usually wore sneakers. Unless I was visiting a customer, or going to a formal event, I never wore dress shoes. Now, in summer I'll often wear crocs (more around the house than out in public) or similar Keen sandals as shown in the OP. If I need something closed toe or plan to walk more, or in colder weather, I'll wear whatever running shoe has too many miles to keep running in, but is most comfortable for walking. For winter I've got some comfy snow boots if needed.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:25 PM   #7
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Right now I'm barefoot. That's the most comfortable of all.

Below you can see the shoes that I wear when I feel like wearing shoes.
Outside, I wear my New Balance running shoes. These are what I wore to work, except for formal meetings. But they get wet when it rains, so on rainy days I wear Teva sandals, that were not allowed at work.Recently I bought some Nike slide sandals that I wear inside the house sometimes, and they are very comfy.
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I wear the same Keen sandals as the OP, all summer. They are great to hike in, paddle in or just go to the store. No stubbed toes. In winter I wear LL Bean waterproof slip-ons. https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/8339...-on-shoe&csp=f
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:42 PM   #9
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I've got 3 pairs of Merrells.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:49 PM   #10
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Birkenstocks most of the year, leather clogs December-February. Sneakers for morning walks or bad weather.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:50 PM   #11
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Always liked Merrills , but for real walking go only KURU shoes
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:00 PM   #12
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Sandals (flip flops) about 10 months of the year. Whatever I find at Costco or Sam's. about 10 pair between the vehicles and the 3 exterior doors of the house (barefoot inside). These Reefs are comfortable, with good cushioning, but the bottle opener in the sole is wasted where I live- no glass allowed on the beach or near the pool.

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The other months are in Van's skateboard shoes and Sperry Gold Cup topsiders for the few "formal" affairs on the Redneck Riviera. Like Midpack, fond memories of my Allen-Edmonds, which haven't seen pavement in a few years.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:23 PM   #13
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I feel like I had become an expert on shoes , we are part of a group that marches in a couple parades every year . I used to like Merrills but they cheapened them up . I like SAS but only certain ones . They make a dress shoe a Side gore that is incredible . But for real walking like parades or when we go in vacation only KURU , they make these for planter fac.

I do not cut corners on shoes , comfort costs but is worth it .
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Asics running shoes, Merrell hiking boots/shoes, flip flops on the deck or on the boat or kayak.
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Right now I'm barefoot. That's the most comfortable of all.

Below you can see the shoes that I wear when I feel like wearing shoes.
Outside, I wear my New Balance running shoes. These are what I wore to work, except for formal meetings. But they get wet when it rains, so on rainy days I wear Teva sandals, that were not allowed at work.Recently I bought some Nike slide sandals that I wear inside the house sometimes, and they are very comfy.
You need nice looking toes for shoes like that. I knew a guy with ugly vein legs, I used to tell him exposing his legs in public was a felony.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:33 PM   #17
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Vionic Flip Flops for out and about
Vionic slippers for indoors
Mizuno sneakers for running and walking

I have a closet that I designed around my shoes when I was working. I have racks and racks of gorgeous 4" heels that I could probably walk maybe 50 feet in now... but they still look pretty (just have to dust them now).
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These work for me in the summertime;



Pretty sturdy, I can walk the dog on dirt paths, rail road right of ways (lotsa rocks) and sidewalks of course. Also cobble tested in Boston.
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These work for me in the summertime;



Pretty sturdy, I can walk the dog on dirt paths, rail road right of ways (lotsa rocks) and sidewalks of course. Also cobble tested in Boston.
A little nail trim might be in order, hahah
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People with toes like this should not wear open toe shoes https://www.google.com/search?q=disg...7QQ62cnM4lS8M:
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