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Old 02-06-2020, 02:35 PM
 
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Years ago I bought Vans but now there are a lot of brands at every price point with more fashionable styles of slip-ons for women. I want something washable that offers comfort and support for walking on city sidewalks and will last. Not into 'fast fashion' that falls apart right away.

Keds has some cute styles but they don't seem to be good quality.

What do you recommend?
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:15 PM
 
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Skechers. 100%
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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I know my wife loves her Sperry Seaside Perfs, and I think they look really cute on her:

https://www.zappos.com/p/sperry-seas...0366/color/401
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I'm all Skechers. I have white, tan, black, lt blue and others. Love my slip on skechers!
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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Just as an option... Merrels


https://www.google.com/search?q=merr...=1581094977253
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:05 AM
 
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I have a pair of Merrels in brown, I wear them with jeans. They're well made, practically indestructible, and offer my feet a lot of support and comfort.


They're good for the 'long haul' when you know you're going to be on your feet all day, or hiking, etc.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:07 AM
 
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Rothys. Super comfy, machine washable. Downside, they’re pricey.
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Old 02-07-2020, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Sketchers are usually comfortable and a good casual look.

For comfort you can't go wrong with Dr. Scholls.

Naturalizers


The prices keep going up while the quality of the materials goes down. I bought myself a good pair of leather slip-ons at a high end sporting good store. I expected them to last for years. After five years the soles cracked into a hundred pieces and fell off. The leather will be good for a long time but there's no way to resole them.

I just took time to google this to find out if I just got a bad pair. There are hundreds of complaints about good shoes - Dansko, Ecco, Born, with crumbling soles. Built in obsolescense.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:53 PM
 
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The prices keep going up while the quality of the materials goes down. I bought myself a good pair of leather slip-ons at a high end sporting good store. I expected them to last for years. After five years the soles cracked into a hundred pieces and fell off. The leather will be good for a long time but there's no way to resole them.

I just took time to google this to find out if I just got a bad pair. There are hundreds of complaints about good shoes - Dansko, Ecco, Born, with crumbling soles. Built in obsolescense.
Funny you should mention the crumbling soles. I recently had the soles of two different shoes crumble. One was an expensive pair of Aravon oxfords (not exactly fashionable, but I have cranky feet) that were $149.99. The other was a pair of Easy Spirit leather sneakers. As was your experience, the leather and the rest of the shoe was in great shape - it was only the sole - not the part I walked on, but the side pieces that wrap around the shoe, if that makes sense.

As I mentioned, I have cranky feet and when I find shoes that fit me well, I'll often buy other colors and a spare in more frequently worn colors, like black. I'm going to be very reluctant to do this in the future, as I have that Aravon shoe that disintegrated in several other colors and fear they may do the same thing. I don't know about all of you, but I have a lot of shoes in different colors and styles and I treat them well and even store them in their own box. Now I wonder if my carefully assembled shoes are quietly dying in my closet. Sigh.

To get back to the thread - thanks to all for posting links to shoes or providing brand and style names, as I'm in the market for a slip-on. I can heartily endorse Birki's for comfort, support and longevity - at least so far.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:57 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Another vote for Merrell. I love their Jungle Mocs.
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