I'm looking for very comfortable "hybrid" shoes sneakers-alike to dress in spring and fall mostly for walking but I want to use them in a quite formal environment as an office is. They've not to be elegant nor sporty and I'd prefer they'd be made of leather. My limit is around 100$ and I don't care about brands and esthetics.
My gauge is merrell sprint blast which were perfect for my feet and lasted much time. They were also very sober and i guess I got the most "anonymous" model, the j39149, so I dressed them at office with no issues. I'm considering Ecco shoes too because I can get them at my local amazon but I don't know them and can't try them so I'd like to ask you a comparison with merrell for comfortableness. Anyway everything you can buy at EU web market can be considered
Take a look at the shoes offered by Nike, featuring a dress shoe upper and an athletic shoe sole. It would not be a perfect shoe for an office environment, but would be better suited than what the OP is considering. :icon_scratch:
The one and only Merrel shoe I ever wore was a pair of their Jungle Mocs: a convenient slip-on design, well priced, very comfortable, solid footing and last but not least, butt PDU (pretty darned ugly). Recalling just ho good those Merrel's felt on my feet, I can only wish I were not so damn vain!