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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby Karim Khan » October 25th, 2021, 8:41 am

altec wrote:Ok I hit the big 50... and the sneaker look is not cutting it again. Where sells decent chukka boots in TT?


I would suggest online shopping or waiting until you can make a Miami trip.

I understand maturing and the need to change/ upgrade your look.

As most of you guys know, I am on my feet for the better part of the day, so I need something comfortable, long-lasting, and stylish.

Some footwear brands from my experience that will give you both comfort and style are

- Birkenstock- Everyday comfort - Their sandals are durable and very comfortable, I have a couple of pairs of sandals, and they have never failed me. I wear their boots for work, there are also very comfortable, and I get loads of compliments.

- Cole Haan - Trendy and edgy shoes. They are a mix of both traditional shoes mixed with some sneaker elements. Very upbeat and comfortable.

- Timberland and or Sketchers - Workboots - the Timberlands are long-lasting, and depending on which style/ model you get, they are comfortable. Sketchers are also nice.

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby timothymcdavid » October 25th, 2021, 11:17 am

Stylish department for the older gentleman I have been eyeing up minimalist sneakers - Common projects type sneakers with at less cost,crown northhampton, koio and Greats or even Thursday boots bought some Captain's recently but those are far from comfortable.

On your feet all day Sketchers had something called work sneakers in black dont look gawdy like most sneakers recommended here like you trying to catch a young ting.

It is really hard to get a shoe that is work comfortable, conservative and stylish all at the same time.

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I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby MaxPower » October 25th, 2021, 12:03 pm

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Some other shoes my African brothers used to wear in high school.

They were my friends so i used to wear a Clarkes sandman to fit in.

Oh and my Kangol hat in my bag.

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby Dave » October 25th, 2021, 12:25 pm

What high school would that have been?

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby De Dragon » October 25th, 2021, 12:40 pm

Dave wrote:What high school would that have been?

KFC High.

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby Les Bain » October 25th, 2021, 12:43 pm

What was the appeal of Clarks desert boot? Of course I asking because I find they were ugly.

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby hindian » October 25th, 2021, 1:02 pm

Les Bain wrote:What was the appeal of Clarks desert boot? Of course I asking because I find they were ugly.
Not to mention uncomfortable. I only bought my first pair of desert boots a couple years ago when I took a trip to London I wish I had bought their sneakers instead. Wifey has the sneakers and cah done talk about how comfortable they are. I didn't even know Clarks made sneakers until then.

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby De Dragon » October 25th, 2021, 1:05 pm

hindian wrote:
Les Bain wrote:What was the appeal of Clarks desert boot? Of course I asking because I find they were ugly.
Not to mention uncomfortable. I only bought my first pair of desert boots a couple years ago when I took a trip to London I wish I had bought their sneakers instead. Wifey has the sneakers and cah done talk about how comfortable they are. I didn't even know Clarks made sneakers until then.

The kinda gum soled ones were very comfortable.
The caveat is that in my time they were, now with every sheit being made in China, maybe the standards have dropped?
Friday/Saturday evening rolling out in yuh freshly steamed, brushed suede desert boot Clark's, yuh colored Street Bright Levis and yuh Le Tigre long sleeves was the bees knees. Yes, I old :lol:

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby timelapse » October 25th, 2021, 3:31 pm

MaxPower wrote:
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Some other shoes my African brothers used to wear in high school.

They were my friends so i used to wear a Clarkes sandman to fit in.

Oh and my Kangol hat in my bag.
The Adi on top was my kinda style when I used to skateboard

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby eliteauto » October 25th, 2021, 5:22 pm

timothymcdavid wrote:Stylish department for the older gentleman I have been eyeing up minimalist sneakers - Common projects type sneakers with at less cost,crown northhampton, koio and Greats or even Thursday boots bought some Captain's recently but those are far from comfortable.

On your feet all day Sketchers had something called work sneakers in black dont look gawdy like most sneakers recommended here like you trying to catch a young ting.

It is really hard to get a shoe that is work comfortable, conservative and stylish all at the same time.


I have some Converse Jack Purcell in leather which does the trick.
Yesterday I saw Perry Ellis sneakers at Pricesmart, very clean look for under $400 would have grabbed a pair but the largest size was 12 looked similar to this:
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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby De Dragon » October 25th, 2021, 5:29 pm

eliteauto wrote:
timothymcdavid wrote:Stylish department for the older gentleman I have been eyeing up minimalist sneakers - Common projects type sneakers with at less cost,crown northhampton, koio and Greats or even Thursday boots bought some Captain's recently but those are far from comfortable.

On your feet all day Sketchers had something called work sneakers in black dont look gawdy like most sneakers recommended here like you trying to catch a young ting.

It is really hard to get a shoe that is work comfortable, conservative and stylish all at the same time.


I have some Converse Jack Purcell in leather which does the trick.
Yesterday I saw Perry Ellis sneakers at Pricesmart, very clean look for under $400 would have grabbed a pair but the largest size was 12 looked similar to this:

POS branch?

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby eliteauto » October 25th, 2021, 5:35 pm

No Mausica, not seeing it on their site so I don't know if it's a one-store item or it's just new and not uploaded yet. There were a lot of pairs

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby trinigamer » October 25th, 2021, 5:50 pm

De Dragon wrote:
hindian wrote:
Les Bain wrote:What was the appeal of Clarks desert boot? Of course I asking because I find they were ugly.
Not to mention uncomfortable. I only bought my first pair of desert boots a couple years ago when I took a trip to London I wish I had bought their sneakers instead. Wifey has the sneakers and cah done talk about how comfortable they are. I didn't even know Clarks made sneakers until then.

The kinda gum soled ones were very comfortable.
The caveat is that in my time they were, now with every sheit being made in China, maybe the standards have dropped?
Friday/Saturday evening rolling out in yuh freshly steamed, brushed suede desert boot Clark's, yuh colored Street Bright Levis and yuh Le Tigre long sleeves was the bees knees. Yes, I old :lol:


The rubber of desert boots is called crepe, hence the term crepsole.

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Re: I am too old to keep wearing sneakers everyday .....

Postby Les Bain » October 25th, 2021, 9:59 pm

eliteauto wrote:
timothymcdavid wrote:Stylish department for the older gentleman I have been eyeing up minimalist sneakers - Common projects type sneakers with at less cost,crown northhampton, koio and Greats or even Thursday boots bought some Captain's recently but those are far from comfortable.

On your feet all day Sketchers had something called work sneakers in black dont look gawdy like most sneakers recommended here like you trying to catch a young ting.

It is really hard to get a shoe that is work comfortable, conservative and stylish all at the same time.


I have some Converse Jack Purcell in leather which does the trick.
Yesterday I saw Perry Ellis sneakers at Pricesmart, very clean look for under $400 would have grabbed a pair but the largest size was 12 looked similar to this:


That's the sneaker aesthetic i always strive for, but the insole on those Perry Ellis real hard. I was checking it out and an uncle said some Dr. Scholl's would remedy that, but I cah do that anymore. Memory foam soles spoiled me too much. There's also this brand Oceania that makes really lightweight , breathable, flexible footwear.

The flexibility comes at a cost as it favours dry weather but i was surprised getting caught in rain and my feet and thin socks were dried within an hour.

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