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    What shoes do you wear? (casual)

    Hi, i'd like to know what shoes other people wear from day to day. I've always worn skate shoes or something other like vans, but i think they might be messing up my knee's and feet for mtb, especially since i have flat feet. What do other people wear?
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    For casual - which is actually kind of a rarity off the bike since when I'm not in bike or related casual I tend to be wearing a suit or in some 'smart casual' mode - I tend to extend the flat shoe lineup further. I'd generally run Etnies or Globe on a bike these days, but beyond that there's Adidas (Stan Smith) and Converse (Jack Purcell), etc. Mind you, I'm OLD - probably old enough to be many member's dad.

    I also have a couple of Paul Smith trainers lying around, which I rarely wear - they kind of look wrong on me. Beyond that, when going 'smart casual' I sometimes wear workman-style shoes like e.g. the CAT Harding or similar ones from more designery names.

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    I too used to wear skate shoes daily. I couldnt tell you how hurt I was at the end of each day from being on my feet for hours with them on. After a few years i switched to Nike Shox. Without a doubt the most comfortable shoes ive ever worn.

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    Chako's sandals in summer. Kamik -40 pac boots in winter
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    Sperrys are my favorite, I little fratty, but I like em. When it's too hot for full foot coverage I pull out the Birkenstocks - the most supportive footwear ever.
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    Nike Tailwind cross-trainers. Very comfortable.

    Unless it's raining or there's snow on the ground; in which case I wear Merrell Radius trail shoes. Awesome.
    Last edited by mountain_bomber156; 07-18-2009 at 01:03 PM.
    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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    Various brands of athletic hiking boots. Solomon mids are my favorite but tough to find at a good price, I go through two pairs or so a year with all the field work I do. When I'm not out in the field I wear 661 Filters around and about. They were retired as my flat pedals shoes when I found a good deal on 5.10's so they became my new casual skate style shoe. For support though I've found Nike running shoes to be the best, I have flat feet as well and I use those for running and when I'm working out off the bike.
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    Chaco's and Keens and when I absolutely have to have closed toed shoes Montrail hiking boots and Ariat riding boots. Also have Baffin winter boots rated for Anatartica for when it gets cold.

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    north face trail running shoes for the casual look. teva or birkenstocks for sandals. eccos for dressier shoes. also have other hiking/trail shoes.
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    Chaco Z2's almost all summer.

    New Balance for working out, the gym, etc

    Ecco hiker shoes for winter casual.

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    Nike 6.0. Used to wear Vans every single day, but the 6.0's are just so damn comfortable.

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    All day

    I wear Adidas Gazelles every day - I'm on my 5th, 6th, and 7th pairs.

    5th - working around the house - blue/white
    6th - yard work - green/white
    7th - work/office - brown/tan

    They are classified as indoor soccer shoes but they are really comfortable, and great driving shoes.

    Lots of color choices.

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    Whatever you wear, it's a good idea to put good insoles in them. If you can't go with a custom orthotic, go with whichever Superfeet insole feels best.

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    New balance is what I rock.

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    Asics trail running shoes. I think they are called Trabuco.

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    I generally wear a pair of skate style DC's but will wear a pair of Vasque hiking boots for work or in the winter and its too nasty outside to walk to class in my shoes

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    Dress shoes for Church. 10 dollar Walmart shoes for everything else although this time of the year I only wear shoes when I must. If I'm running errands or going out for a couple hours I use my slip-ons.
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    Tony Lama or Ariat boots....


    or New Balance running shoes
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    Vans all day, everyday, every color... wife and I even got married in them.

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    Vans and Rainbows, a comfy combo...

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    oooh, I haven't had a pair of Rainbow's in years, very nice.... switched to Reef's due to bro pricing at my local boardshop

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    Bought a pair 8 years ago and wont wear anything else. I now wear the rubber Rainbows, way more comfortable than leather and dry way quicker.

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    trekking sandals when it's hot.
    dr. martens industrial boots otherwise.
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    Skechers sneakers or waterproof Columbia hiking boots (mostly fall and winter).
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    Ive been wearin a pair of nike running shores lately, but today I bummed a pair of old pumas off my pops. they are pretty comfortble. Before the nikes, I always wore skate shoes. es accels were the best shoes I ever had... slap some insoles in them if you have bad knees and you are good to go

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    I wear skate shoes by Fallen and Vans, but as mentioned above, you can't wear them all day because they don't provide much support. At home I walk around barefoot.

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    I have flat wide feat.I normally wear vans hosoi sk8 hi. I should have bought a few pairs of these because I really like the way they look. Due too having flat feet though, I am having to wear more supportive shoes like new balance mr858s and asics type shoes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
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    Good luck with that, mister 300-Mile Turn Radius.

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