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I am in need of a new pair of brown lace-ups and would like some advice. I am a veterinarian and spend almost all day on my feet so comfort is paramount. I have been wearing the inexpensive rubber soled oxfords (Dockers, Rockport, etc) but want to upgrade to something durable and can be resoled if needed. Current budget around $150. Any input appreciated.
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Jedidiah
 

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AE Corporate Casuals??

I have a pair of brown captoe "Corporate Casuals" by Allen Edmonds that I wear a couple of times a week. I love them and they are very comfortable, as I am on my feet 6-7 hours a day. I also have a pair of Cole Haan's with the Nike Air sole in them that are quite comfy. I got the AE's on EBay for around $100 and the Cole Haan's at a Macy's Clearance Center for $50. Good luck.
 

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I am in need of a new pair of brown lace-ups and would like some advice. I am a veterinarian and spend almost all day on my feet so comfort is paramount. I have been wearing the inexpensive rubber soled oxfords (Dockers, Rockport, etc) but want to upgrade to something durable and can be resoled if needed. Current budget around $150. Any input appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Jedidiah
Comfort Loake at regular price, given the exchange rate.
 

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I am a veterinarian . . . . . Current budget around $150.
You're not any vet I've ever taken a pet to! :icon_smile_big:

Seriously, while I understand your desire to upscale your footwear, considering your profession and requirements, I see little wrong with what you've been wearing. Change into something a bit more stylish when you're off duty.
 

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You might check with the AE factory stores to see if they have a pair of AE Wilberts (seconds) in your size. The Wilbert is a very comfortable and durable shoe, perfectly suited to the application you describe!
 

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A sole that won't slip on wet kennel floors is priority one. My first 25 years as a small animal practitioner were spent on shoes with rubber soles ,leather uppers made for construction workers on concrete( bluchers). The past 5 years due to constant leg pain I now use custom orthotics in a shoe to fit made by Canfield, Leg pain completely gone and soles are the most slip-proof shoes I have ever had. Not cheap but I can keep on working. Hope this helps a little. Reguards Ken.
 

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What really makes things comfortable is a Poron insole, a NASA invented material. They're starting to get more popular to be built into shoes now...e.g. RM Williams, Frye, Uggs and even some Allen Edmonds as well. Esp useful for someone on their feet all the time.

They're thin and fairly cheap relative to the comfort they provide - you can get them off ebay from the UK. There is a US provider too.
 
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