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What is as comfortable as sneakers but look a whole lot better?

What is as comfortable as sneakers but look a whole lot better?

Jan 10th, 2000, 11:43 AM
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Clarks, Easy Spirit and Ecco are the best. First break them in. I use them for travel and they are so confortable specially the clarks ( I wear clogs)
Jan 10th, 2000, 11:47 AM
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For touring, I wear espadrilles; for dinners, high-heeled strappy gold or black sandals.
Jan 11th, 2000, 08:06 AM
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Aerosoles did it for me! Walked all over France in them last year and my feet never hurt. They were black leather and went well with everything. Brought "dressier" shoes for evening wear.
Jan 11th, 2000, 09:11 AM
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I'm guessing that some of the answers here are generational. I'm 20-something and nobody I know wears Easy Spirit shoes. I spent a month in Paris this summer and nearly all the kids I saw were wearing sneakers. Nike is no longer the preferred brand, New Balance is. Trust me. Wait and see how many people you see wearing New Balance sneakers (which, by the way, are tres comfortable.) For nighttime, dressing up, etc. a pair of loafers or black flats will do nicely and won't take up much room in your bag. But don't feel bad about wearing sneakers or give in to the idea that you'll look like an American tourist. It's just hogwash.
Jan 11th, 2000, 10:28 AM
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Hi Patty. I'd recommend CITY BOOTs (if not summer). Any height is good as long as you have a bit of a lug sole. Or if a guy, my boyfriend wore his doc martens with black polish over the yellow seams. I think they make nice "crossover" shoes to wear to work with Khakis...
Jan 21st, 2000, 06:51 PM
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In Paris I wore three year old Rockport prowalkers. They're the most comfortable shoes I have ever had and held up fairly well for twelve days. I would have preferred to have a second pair because I got tired of the same shoes every day and started to notice that they were indeed old shoes.
But I think they're great. I have Clarks, also, but they don't pad the forefoot enough for my comfort. I walked six miles in them once and won't ever do that again. I bought a well-made pair called Havana Joe which I didn't bring because they were not fully broken in even after several months use. My final advice is bring one pair of your most comfortable shoes and a second pair of shoes in which you can comfortably walk a mile.

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