Business Casual Work Shoe Suggestions Please

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by davidg4781, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    I work about 10-12 hours/day, on my feet, walking on cement, at a grocery store. I've worn Ecco Helsinki shoes for the past 8 years. They have been great, but lately they're feeling a little too tight. Unfortunately, Eccos do not come in wider sizes. They only come in their standard, but they say this should fit almost everyone. My feet are starting to get sore a bit so I'm worried about long term effects.

    Are there any similar branded shoes out there? When I bought my first pair, I went to Dillard's, told the guy that had been there forever what my needs were, and he sold me a pair of Eccos and Johnston and Murphys. The JM were alright, but I could feel the edge of the heel in the middle of my foot as I walked. Very annoying, and I ended up wearing them only once a week.
  2. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
    Crockett and Jones or Edward Green get my vote of confidence. If you want domestic, you can opt with Allan Edmonds. Few shoemakers know how to make a good shoe that will last years with resoling. I've got a couple of custom dress shoes made for me by various shoemakers in the UK, thought I think those would cost too much for your needs.

    Shoes are very hit or miss. Usually miss. Each individual's foot is different. Each shoe is made for a specific sole. You might love the shoe, but it might not love your foot. Do you understand? If so, keep reading. The best way to find the perfect shoe is to do research and ask around. Call up the maker of a shoe and voice your concern. If they're worth their salt, they can help direct you towards models that your feet will love.
  3. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I wear Church's shoes; actually, I wear hardly anything else.

    Yes, they are exceedingly expensive, but, yes, they are also exceptionally well-made - last years with re-soling - and are extremely comfortable once you have broken them in.
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Our office is business casual. I've been wearing Skechers for years and I love them. They come in really wide widths and are great for long days.
  5. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    My office is are-you-really-working casual, that usually means no shoes ... :D
  6. ImBuz macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2014
    Plus one for Skechers--great shoe--great fit
  7. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    love me some keens. I wear out two pair of shoes out a year i walk so much.
  8. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
  9. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    My closet is filled with an assortment of Skechers, I agree with this suggestion. I even have two pairs of the same style in different colors, multiple styles are this way. Sadly, some of my favorites have been discontinued, I may need to find some new favorites but finding shoes that fit my feet right is CHALLENGING.

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