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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Well? (It wouldn't hurt to mention your age.)

Personally, I've been wearing a pair of Ecco loafers for a couple years now. I'm 26. I don't see any reason for wearing athletic shoes unless for a specific purpose. Loafers seem like the best option. I'm wanting to maybe upgrade to a nicer pair of loafers for casual wear, but have a fear of making choices that are 'too old' for me.
I wear 5-fingers shoes the vast majority of the time.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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What are Timbz?

Short for Timberlands.

Loafers are always a great choice. The have a look of class and refinement. You can find a nice loafer that's not too over the top. Some shoes have such a terrible Italian/European influence, they start looking very trendy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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What are Timbz?

I also got tired of sneakers (athletic shoes), and loafers seemed like an obvious alternative.

Where does the passion in the dislike of loafers come from?

Timbz is a street name for Timberland
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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The only shoes that I wear these days are vans, with the exception of a pair of Adidas that I wear for work.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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those shoes I posted are just casual "atheletic" shoes. They may look like a shoe meant for actual running but they are not. Even if they were, would that make a difference in me wearing them casually? I've gotten lots of compliments since getting them last month (all from women) so it's not like they look bad with my style.
Wrong and wrong on the bolded part. The question to where I underlined, answer) absolutely not. By all means wear what make you happy. I wasn't trying to embarriss you, but was simply trying to educate you. Those are running shoes and specifically for racing. They are not made to hold up well for the casual wearer because of that. That and the fact that they are so light, there is less material to rip at. They tear apart easily, because of the lack of material which is why they are so light.
They are meant for running mainly. That's the purpose of the soles, and the lightweight of the material used to make them. But not just causual-races. They are not "casual" in nature. That's not the purpose. If they are waffle shaped, then they are for racing. Some of them have little holes on the bottom where you can put spikes in for running on wet, muddy courses. I wasn't trying to be rude either. I was just trying to inform you. It's great that you get compliments. More power to ya. But, understand that they are not meant to be worn everyday. If you wear them everyday "casually", they will wear out quickly and are more than likely to tear. Just letting you know. They're awesome shoes. Some of the lightest on the planet. That's why their called "waffle racers". Look at track runners if you don't believe me, they all have on some variation of that shoe. Some of them can get pricey too, especially the ones where you can put spikes into them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sorry but I have to say you are wrong. I didn't take offense as I know you weren't trying to be rude at all but they are not running shoes. I know what kind of shoes you are talking about and these are not it. The reason you are getting thrown off though is this: that specific shoe is a "throwback" shoe that is supposed to LOOK like a retro track shoe but is indeed a true casual athletic shoe not meant for running. I like the look of running shoes but I don't wear true running shoes as my everyday pair because they simply would not hold up (like you stated).

I have worn this same style of shoe for awhile now. I used to always get PUMAs in this style and then a few months ago year got Sauconys. They have the same profile as a running shoe but are different and are not actually meant for running. They are built to hold up longer (since track type shoes don't hold up well for everyday use) and the soles are even slightly different. One of my PUMA pairs is 3 years old and still gets use.

If you need any further proof, this is straight from Saucony's website as the inspiration for this casual shoe stating that they took inspiration from one of their classic track shoes and used that profile to design a casual street shoe. The tagline reads "We took the original Bullet, a 1985 track shoe with spikes and all, and made it street legal". They also ONLY show up under the list of "Casual" shoes on Saucony's website and NOT under the list of any style of running shoe on their website.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I wear 5-fingers shoes the vast majority of the time.
Seriously? I have a pair, but I only wear them with shorts, when I am doing a walk or run. I wouldn't wear them out anywhere. Interesting.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:29 PM
 
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Default I go barefoot

I just go barefoot most of the time with jeans. It's comfortable.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Short boots, leopard flats, leather flats, flip-flops, light weight athletic shoes. I'm 63.
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