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Old 07-14-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Which of those styles do you prefer to wear, and which do you think looks better?

I have some boat shoes which are very comfortable, but I feel like they look like old man shoes, despite their ironic prep comeback a while back. Right now I'm experimenting with some basic vans which I like the looks of but are surprisingly not very comfortable. In particular, the heavy canvas on the back is ripping up my heel.

are there any other semi-fashionable casual shoe styles for summer?
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Old 07-14-2015, 12:11 PM
 
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I think certain individual styles of boat shoe look much better than others, but there's no question it's a classic style. "Classic" does not equal "old man" and if the individual shoes suit you I see no reason you shouldn't wear them.

Slip-on Vans and Converse are ubiquitous, relatively cheap, and always "in", but it is a very young look and not necessarily what everyone wants to go for.

I recently bought a pair of these Clarks "Slaten Free" slip-ons and I really like 'em. Very comfortable and while they're casual, as a guy pushing 40 I like that they seem just a little more "mature" than something like Vans.

http://www.clarksusa.com/us/mens/men...vas/p/26106734

I also wear canvas Sperry Topsiders most of the time I wear shorts; that's about it for my Summer shoe stable.
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Old 07-14-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Depends where you are! On the Southern East coast, loafer/deck shoes are the thing...especially for the Carolinas...

My hubby has some suede slip-ons...(don't know the brand...sorry) but they are a nice looking casual shoe. You don't want to have to wear socks, so these slip ons are the "go to" shoes!
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Suede sneakers if you're going to walking a lot. Converse/vans are good too. Not crazy for boat shoes generally.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:28 AM
 
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Neither, I pretty much hate tennis shoes and don't own a boat anymore so no boat shoes. If I'm wearing jeans, I will still wear semi dress boots. If I'm more casual in hiking pants, then I'll wear a pair of Keen hiking boots. If I'm in shorts at home, Teva sandals or flip flops. If I'm going out in shorts, the leather Huaraches.

Charro Closed Toe Huaraches - Brown
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Which of those styles do you prefer to wear, and which do you think looks better?

I have some boat shoes which are very comfortable, but I feel like they look like old man shoes, despite their ironic prep comeback a while back. Right now I'm experimenting with some basic vans which I like the looks of but are surprisingly not very comfortable. In particular, the heavy canvas on the back is ripping up my heel.

are there any other semi-fashionable casual shoe styles for summer?

That's because they are old man shoes. Straight out of the 80's.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Philadelphian-transplant from Miami
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Boat shoes fad have been slowly disappearing this Summer. Same with wingtip-no-socks trend. I see more guys in the cities (NYC, Miami and Philadelphia) wear those ugly Birkenstocks-type of sandals but made by Campers. Yohji Yamamoto or even Prada.
In fact now most designers carry them in their S/S collections.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Princeton
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The most comfortable out there in terms of canvas, "The Wrap Around" looks good too!
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:49 PM
 
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:14 PM
 
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