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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#51 Post by complexintentions » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:42 am

Once I went to boots I never looked back at shoes. But my god, that is some nice footwear all right. Will definitely try them out for non-work use. Heard of the brand, but not widely distributed I don't think (pity).

The Magli's are pretty awesome as well, but it looks like you'd have to hunt a bit to find a pair plain enough for work, most styles would look right at home on our Lebanese crew gigolos. And I think they exceed the $49.95 budget by a bit of a margin. :mrgreen:
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#52 Post by Confliction » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:54 am

What about brogues, anyone wear this kind of thing to work?

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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#53 Post by SuperchargedRS » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:32 am

Looks like something a Starbucks barista would wear
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#54 Post by Jet Stream » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:40 pm

Just picked up my Blundstones! Thanks for the reviews, the boots are really comfortable.

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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#55 Post by DutyFree » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:17 am

Any other daily life choices you need help with? Crest vs. Colgate, Salsa vs Ketchup, left leg or right leg? From what I can gather, just make sure that you put the left one on the left foot and the right one on the..... I know, be nice! But it's so boring.
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#56 Post by SuperchargedRS » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:23 am

Hey, nothing wrong with a good first hand boot review.

If you're a white glove airline queen probably doesn't matter much, but for the folks who are working in the cold, snow, puddles, mud, etc, picking the right foot ware, especially at $300 a pop, is a big deal and the difference between sailing through your day and having life suck.
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#57 Post by ragbagflyer » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:21 pm

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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#58 Post by 180 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:34 pm

Crest, salsa (spicy), and left leg.
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#59 Post by Jet Stream » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:43 am

180 wrote:Crest, salsa (spicy), and left leg.
Ok I'm good to go then, thanks!
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#60 Post by Bruce Dickenson » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:42 pm

Sporty Boots
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#61 Post by V1 Rotate » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:32 am

As soon I see RM Williams boots on my flight deck proximity work-mate (key word being "mate")
I know it's going to be a long flight.... Mate.
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#62 Post by ei ei owe » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:02 pm

V1 Rotate wrote:As soon I see RM Williams boots on my flight deck proximity work-mate (key word being "mate")
I know it's going to be a long flight.... Mate.
Why?
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#63 Post by V1 Rotate » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:10 am

Aussies are God's gift to aviation...
At least in their heads.
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#64 Post by ei ei owe » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:12 am

Ahhhh yes. I thought it was about the boot itself.
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#65 Post by complexintentions » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:49 am

V1 Rotate wrote:As soon I see RM Williams boots on my flight deck proximity work-mate (key word being "mate")
I know it's going to be a long flight.... Mate.
HA! Yeah, you're spot on with that, MATE! ("More for your benefit than mine...")

But don't hold it against the boots...
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#66 Post by awitzke » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:41 am

SuperchargedRS wrote:Hey, nothing wrong with a good first hand boot review.

If you're a white glove airline queen probably doesn't matter much, but for the folks who are working in the cold, snow, puddles, mud, etc, picking the right foot ware, especially at $300 a pop, is a big deal and the difference between sailing through your day and having life suck.
I've been wearing some waterproof 200g thinsulate Merrells for the winter. So far my feet are always dry, warm and they are very comfy. With the snow pants I can walk around in 2 foot deep snow and slush without a problem. Best of all, they only cost $100.

http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Mens-Hima ... B00D7CH2AO
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#67 Post by av8ts » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:18 pm

awitzke wrote:
SuperchargedRS wrote:Hey, nothing wrong with a good first hand boot review.

If you're a white glove airline queen probably doesn't matter much, but for the folks who are working in the cold, snow, puddles, mud, etc, picking the right foot ware, especially at $300 a pop, is a big deal and the difference between sailing through your day and having life suck.
I've been wearing some waterproof 200g thinsulate Merrells for the winter. So far my feet are always dry, warm and they are very comfy. With the snow pants I can walk around in 2 foot deep snow and slush without a problem. Best of all, they only cost $100.

http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Mens-Hima ... B00D7CH2AO

I also own Merrells however they don't go so well with the dress pants an tunic
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#68 Post by awitzke » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:20 pm

Fortunately they go great with snow pants :)
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#69 Post by Panama Jack » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:30 pm

My company supplies me shoes, but if I had to buy a pair, it would be Clarks. In fact, I keep the pair issued to me by a previous company (which issued the best-quality material uniforms) for my Sunday best outfit.
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#70 Post by fruz » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:24 pm

Very comfortable option and stylish.

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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#71 Post by Dockjock » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:13 am

This thread, man. Kills me. Blundstones with a suit, you guys are...well, I don't blame you because everybody does it and seems to think its OK. They're the Doc Martens of today. C'mon. Blundstones look good if you're the lead singer in a band or maybe a landscape foreman. Boots? If you're from Texas or Australia go for it but boots with a suit no matter what is bush league. What is this intense desire to display your "northern" resume after you've moved on to a white collar job?

If your uniform is basically a suit, wear loafers. I like leather soles because they go click clack on the marble in the terminal, announcing that you are a professional adult not a walmart greeter, and you can resole them for $60 every few years. My first pair of somewhat nice shoes which were about $300 have now lasted 5 years and been resoled once. Take a little pride in your appearance for crissakes. And polish them like your grandfather did back when people used to buy quality things and take care of them.

We all started with the $70 ALDOs out of necessity but jeez, to give that as advice? More like an emergency stopgap until you can afford something appropriate. If you're already in the $300 and up zone at least buy some dress shoes. Glad to hear there are at least some who agree!

Now, about your watch...:D
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#72 Post by av8ts » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:12 am

Dockjock wrote:This thread, man. Kills me. Blundstones with a suit, you guys are...well, I don't blame you because everybody does it and seems to think its OK. They're the Doc Martens of today. C'mon. Blundstones look good if you're the lead singer in a band or maybe a landscape foreman. Boots? If you're from Texas or Australia go for it but boots with a suit no matter what is bush league. What is this intense desire to display your "northern" resume after you've moved on to a white collar job?

If your uniform is basically a suit, wear loafers. I like leather soles because they go click clack on the marble in the terminal, announcing that you are a professional adult not a walmart greeter, and you can resole them for $60 every few years. My first pair of somewhat nice shoes which were about $300 have now lasted 5 years and been resoled once. Take a little pride in your appearance for crissakes. And polish them like your grandfather did back when people used to buy quality things and take care of them.

We all started with the $70 ALDOs out of necessity but jeez, to give that as advice? More like an emergency stopgap until you can afford something appropriate. If you're already in the $300 and up zone at least buy some dress shoes. Glad to hear there are at least some who agree!

Now, about your watch...:D
Good luck in those nice leather shoe on your YYC or YUL layover when you have to go out in the slush and snow
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#73 Post by SuperchargedRS » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:36 am

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Dockjock wrote:This thread, man. Kills me. Blundstones with a suit, you guys are...well, I don't blame you because everybody does it and seems to think its OK. They're the Doc Martens of today. C'mon. Blundstones look good if you're the lead singer in a band or maybe a landscape foreman. Boots? If you're from Texas or Australia go for it but boots with a suit no matter what is bush league. What is this intense desire to display your "northern" resume after you've moved on to a white collar job?

If your uniform is basically a suit, wear loafers. I like leather soles because they go click clack on the marble in the terminal, announcing that you are a professional adult not a walmart greeter, and you can resole them for $60 every few years. My first pair of somewhat nice shoes which were about $300 have now lasted 5 years and been resoled once. Take a little pride in your appearance for crissakes. And polish them like your grandfather did back when people used to buy quality things and take care of them.

We all started with the $70 ALDOs out of necessity but jeez, to give that as advice? More like an emergency stopgap until you can afford something appropriate. If you're already in the $300 and up zone at least buy some dress shoes. Glad to hear there are at least some who agree!

Now, about your watch...:D
Good luck in those nice leather shoe on your YYC or YUL layover when you have to go out in the slush and snow

Exactly!

Dress for conditions FIRST, style second.

I used to work in the desert, most folks would wear slacks, dress shoes and a button up shirt, tucked in but with no tie.

Every once in a while you'd get someone from a cooler area, which was basically anywhere else, they'd "dress to impress" with a blazer and a nice tie complete with a fancy knot.

The fine dressing folks may have left the house looking like James Bond, but after driving around, and being outside for half a second they end up looking like a wrinkled and sweaty hot mess, or they end up carrying half their clothes over their shoulder like a homeless person, OR... my favorite, they realize they messed up and peel their blazer and tie off in the car but still have the sweat marks of shame, however since they now don't have the obvious blazer and tie on anymore, it just looks like they need to see a Dr. for their obviously profuse sweating problems.


So yeah, conditions first, style second, or just look at what the guys who have been working there for a few years wear :wink:
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Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

#74 Post by Dockjock » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:09 pm

I agree that you should dress for conditions. If you are an airline pilot, your conditions are inside terminals, bridge to the airplane, and hotels. Tell me with a straight face that it is an outside job. It ain't. Bringing something else to trudge around in snow in downtown Calgary on your layover is different; you take off your uniform I hope? :roll:
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#75 Post by complexintentions » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:52 pm

Dockjock wrote:This thread, man. Kills me. Blundstones with a suit, you guys are...well, I don't blame you because everybody does it and seems to think its OK. They're the Doc Martens of today. C'mon. Blundstones look good if you're the lead singer in a band or maybe a landscape foreman. Boots? If you're from Texas or Australia go for it but boots with a suit no matter what is bush league. What is this intense desire to display your "northern" resume after you've moved on to a white collar job?

If your uniform is basically a suit, wear loafers. I like leather soles because they go click clack on the marble in the terminal, announcing that you are a professional adult not a walmart greeter, and you can resole them for $60 every few years. My first pair of somewhat nice shoes which were about $300 have now lasted 5 years and been resoled once. Take a little pride in your appearance for crissakes. And polish them like your grandfather did back when people used to buy quality things and take care of them.

We all started with the $70 ALDOs out of necessity but jeez, to give that as advice? More like an emergency stopgap until you can afford something appropriate. If you're already in the $300 and up zone at least buy some dress shoes. Glad to hear there are at least some who agree!

Now, about your watch...:D
I don't consider the uniform "basically a suit". The double-breasted cheesy thing that is issued to most traditional carriers is the antithesis of the Italian tailored magnificence I wear for a night out. :twisted:

Polished leather ankle boots have been de rigueur for airline pilots for many decades. Nothing wrong with a nod to tradition. But chisel-toed sheepherder boots aren't those, either. As far as authoritative sound on marble, my boots will kick your loafer's ass! :lol:

I do agree with you, that even the best boots I won't wear with a suit. I just don't consider the costume, excuse me, uniform, a suit. Maybe it's the polyester.

And yeah - polish the damn things! But if you have to tell someone that, they probably can't be helped anyway.
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