I typically wear shoes commonly referred to as running, tennis, or sneakers. I’m after footwear more professional in appearance but would like to retain as much of the lightweightness and coolness that sneakers provide if possible.
Does anyone have a brand or model boot/shoe that they swear by that is cool, lightweight and attractive?
I have Ariat boots ($120.00) which to me are the most comfortable work boot in the market but they are too hot for summertime work. Plus they are heavy and when I work in a home or business I need to be able to move around quickly and not be hindered by heavy footwear.
I’ll seriously consider all serious recommendations.
I found a good looking water-proof, light weight, work boot/shoe that works well. It is put out by Dockers. I think I got mine at a Kohls store. If I am swinging on the side of a building I like to wear my “batman boots” which are actually creek shoes and can be purchased at an outdoor supply. My kids used to call them batman shoes because they are black and purple neophrene.
[I]“because glass looks it’s best when you can’t see it”[/I]
i use MERCURY trainers . i looked around for a shoe with a very soft sole but also having an instep and tread pattern.these were cheap(£10) and i ended up going back to the shop to buy several more pairs because they are so grippy .The downside is that they only last 3 or 4 months but they grip well on roof tiles and slates .
[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]I wear Merrells as well. I have the boot version of the shoe. I like the added ankle support of the boot style. The Merrells have great support for the feet as well. You’ll have to get a pair of bootie boots to slip on for inside work because the Vibram soles of the Merrell have a tendency to pick up a lot of dirt when you’re outside.[/FONT][/COLOR]
Some of the boots have gortex and some don’t. I highly recommend spending the extra dow for Gortex!