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Any suggestions for more adult-styled shoes/boots?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jmattbassplaya, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Hey guys,

    So I guess I'm getting to that age where it's no longer really proper to go out in public with a pair of Nike's on unless I just came from the gym. Any suggestions on some stylish yet comfortable shoe/boot brands that I can wear at the office, on a date, and on a gig?

  2. Swipter


    Sep 7, 2009
    Adult? Hushpuppies?
  3. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Birkenstocks sandals with brown socks :bag:
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm 41 and I wear Keen Targhee II hiking boots just about everywhere I go. They look good with jeans or some tan pants and I even wear them with shorts. I'm kind of and outdoors guy though. But they're light, comfy and waterproof.

    But don't let anyone tell you what you SHOULD wear. If you can get away with some Nike sneaks and your boss doesn't care, then rock those bad boys and don't worry about it. As for dates, that all depends on the girl.
  5. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination

    Dec 30, 2006
  6. Nice... better make sure their 'toe socks' for the full effect :p
  7. Wear your Nikes!
    Who cares? My grandparents and parents still wear their Nikes out everywhere and I'd bet they're a good deal older than you.

    Long as you aren't in those neon colored high top Jordan's, I think you'll be alright haha.
  8. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Damn right, you understand how it works. :p
  9. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    When I searched "adult shoes" I got these:

    If you really want an image change I say go for it. It will be noticed.
  10. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    I will always recommend Doc Martens. ;)

    They actually have some nice (and comfortable) shoes if the big black boots aren't your thing. :p
  11. No joke, I almost bought these shoes when I was in high school :D

  12. Does a complimentary stripper pole come with each purchase???
  13. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    If you're really fashion-clueless, as I am, then just look at what the successful people in your office are wearing.
  14. spindoc


    Sep 4, 2011
  15. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Merrel jungle mocs, stylish and comfortable. Good selection of colors too.
  16. Gab124

    Gab124 The path is greater than the destination

    Dec 30, 2006
    I am on my feet all the time, spending some money to keep them happy is not problem for me. Shoot, I have some boots in the $250 range.
  17. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    I wear a variation of these Clarks desert boots here:


    but with a low rise heel. I found them for about $80. They look great with jeans, or khakis and are pretty comfy. I have to wear steel arch supports due to my insanely flat feet, but even before, they were pretty comfortable.
  18. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    As in, like, "adult contemporary" shoes? lol

    Anything patent leather that's very uncomfortable around the ankles. You'll need thick black socks to go with them.

    And a saxophone wouldn't hurt.
  19. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    Dr Martens model 1461. Classic adult shoe thats really groovy.