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Old 07-25-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I've had a pair of these for a while, except they were suede black not suede maroon. I'm short and I'm not a baller I feel ridiculous wearing these with everything, so today, I went out and bought some shoes.

HERE



I just bought these. I have a tendency to like things initially and then regret them, like the above Filas. Myself, I'm a minimalist, anti "hollister across the chest" kind of stuff, and even the S of a Skechers shoe irritates me. Any thoughts on these shoes?

It would really help if you could also classify these as casual shoes, walking, or running or whatever. Rack's site says it's an "oxford shoe" whatever that is. So far, I can tell that flexing my foot upwards isn't that comfortable because the flap is a bit stiff.




So I might have to keep the Fila's for the gym.

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Also, I felt like a clown with my current flip flops, them being a bit oversized, and my feet staining them black, on a tan surface

MAUI by BLUEFIN from Rack Room Shoes


Opinions on these? I chose them for the suede. Just like my old Fila's haha.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I love the second shoe, and I'm really trying to get my man to wear flip flops. However, I did convince him to wear shoes of the second picture variety, and he now loves them. I think they look very chic for men yet unstuffy. Personally, I hate the first shoe. But that's just my opinion!
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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I don't care for the first shoe at all. Too..."fat", or something. 2nd shoe is fairly stylish right now...know many people that wear this style. Flip flops are pretty standard stuff.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Pearl, Chessie, what do you mean by the "first"? I mentioned that that is the one I'm dumping...

Someone likes my flip flops and I guess that's 2-0 for the shoe

I am a bid mad, I didn't notice on the flip flop and I looked real hard, but it has the "blue fin" on it. Better than a tag on the thong part I guess.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Lakeview, Chicago
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I like the second shoe. It's a nice casual shoe. Flip flops aren't always appropriate. Actually, IMHO they're usually not appropriate if not at a BBQ or the beach. The second shoe is also better than a running shoe when you want to look casual but not too sporty. A great weekend shoe.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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The second shoe, meaning the brown leather (or pleather?) athletic oxford (there you have it) reminds me of Campers...have that bowling shoe quality, which I usually like. Some of the details on yours are not my style, but I can see wearing them with jeans or khakis...it's a good, casual shoe for when you don't want to (or can't) wear sneakers.

CAMPER | Spring Summer 2009 | Imagination Walks (http://www.camper.com/web/en/home.asp - broken link)

The first pair - the high-tops (which look like running shoes or maybe walkers)...serve a purpose but...well...keep 'em for utilitarian use if they're comfortable. Sometimes function is more important than fashion.

I dig the thongs, er, flip-flops.
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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The first one is just ugly. It looks like an bad orthopedic shoe. The second one seems kinda dated.

Why not get something non-descript and classic like:
Bostonian Cushing (Antique Brown Leather) - Lace-Up/Oxford (http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/30670294/c/30.html - broken link)


or

ECCO Helsinki Bicycle Toe Tie (Rust Pull Up) - Lace-Up/Oxford

I like the flip flops. They look comfy.
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The CAMPER shoes look so minimalist that in my eyes, they bring attention to yourself. I like to blend in not stand out. The BLAST shoes are somewhat in between a plain shoe like the classic converses, versus a busy running Nike shoe. That's just me.

The Bostonian and ECCO look like something I could add to my portfolio once I start making bank, but for now, I'm trying to get something that looks good with shorts and pants, not too pretentious, and gym-able.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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You should get different shoes for the gym. I always find good gym shoes on clearance in person. There should be some back to school sales and summer clearance going on around.

Cheap slip on looks nice with short: (casual pants)
Draven Garth Slip-on at Zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com/product/7292204/color/18 - broken link)

Just to make you laugh:
Vans Classic Slip-On® at Zappos.com
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