questionswhat's the best men's dress shoe for daily use?

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My recommendation is a good pair of doc marten's. Their low shoes are dressy, and I've had a pair for 5 years.

Personally, I'm happy I can wear my boots to work every day.

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Allen Edmonds. They can be expensive, but they are worth the cost

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Whatever you get, get at least two pair and rotate them daily. They'll last longer that way.

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Personally I've had good results with Ecco, as has my father. Perhaps try a different model? At any rate, good luck with the search!

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Børn

Clarks® There is currently a 20% off coupon on deals.

Cole Haan "Air" -- made w/ Nike technology for Cushioning. Can sometimes find deal on 6pm

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Mephisto - top of the line comfort. Top price too.

You can often find amazing deals on these brands at Sierra Trading Post
To get max. discount it is best to sign up for their newsletters. You get click through discounts that you can't get codes for. I buy a lot of stuff there. The deals are not always sitewide. Wait for your desired item to be included. You can also sign up for brand arrival notification.

Rotating a couple pair good advice.

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I'm going to suggest two routes: after losing $600 in one year, one option is to just invest in a pair of bespoke shoes. Barring that, get Ferragamo. One pair, properly maintained--regularly shined, re-soled every year (like $20 at a shoemaker/repair shop), shoe-treed when not worn, etc--will last you a good decade. A second, more reasonably priced but casual option, is to forgo the wingtip and get a nicer pair of the Sperry boat shoes. My brother has had this pair for about 6 years now, and they've been his main walking and biking shoe through four continents of hardcore travel. They need a good oiling and polishing every once in a while, and certainly shoe trees when not worn, but they last, they're ridiculously comfortable, and they still look good.

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I've been wearing my Nunn Bush Oxfords for a long time now. They are still holding up after 6+ years. However, I only use them around carpeted offices (and attached parking lots, sidewalk, etc.).

My "dressy" walking shoes are from Dr. Scholls and I use them when we do precinct walks.

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I have two pair of Thad Stuart that I love but I'm not on my feet all day. If I'm going to be walking around then I wear Steve Maddens, they are the most comfortable and well made shoe I've ever owned.

I hate Sperry's. That thin sole just kills my feet.

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Nunn Bush are comfortable and come in very wide, I agree with @curtisuxor:

If your feet are wide and your ripping out the sides try a Nunn Bush EEE
JCP has a sale see the popular page get %20 off +$100. 2 pair of Nunn Bush will put you there, but I checked and they only have wide not EEE in the ones I checked.

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@caffeine_dude: Yeah, good point. I didn't even consider the fact that I had wide feet and probably had to choose Nunn Bush back then. My specific shoes are 4E, so they do come in that width. Beyond that width, I can't say for sure.

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If you're going to be on your feet that much, dress shoes will wear out too fast. You might have to dress down just a little. Having shoes that aren't falling apart still look nicer than shoes that are.

I wear shoes from the Dunham line from New Balance. They don't have a giant N on the side and they can look just somewhere on the nicer side between dress and athletic.

http://www.newbalance.com/men/shoes/Dunham/111000,default,sc.html

And they won't kill your feet.

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http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-c9389/dockers-perspective-dress-shoes-men.jsp

i bought these about 5 years ago for a friends wedding. they were as comfortable as a pair of tennis shoes right out of the box. the leather is already soft and broken in. they ended up being my every day work shoe. i have worn them 5 days a week for the past 5 years and they are still as comfortable as ever. they are just now starting to fall apart. I need to go buy me another pair soon

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Merrell has some casual styles that might be good for you. They are really good to your feet.
http://www.merrell.com/US/en/Men-Footwear-Shoes-Casual

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@curtisuxor: You know what they say about guys with big feet, is true?
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We wear big shoes!

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I've been wearing Johnston and Murphy shoes for years. They have 11 1/2 EEE in dress shoes and I've even sent a few pair back to be re-soled a few times. Yes they are expensive, but worth every penny.

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@ndcouch: I have those same shoes. I got a pair with laces and the slip ons. I wore the laces out in a year so now I'm wearing the slip on pair. That heel pad is nice, but it squeaks when it gets sweaty. I had to get new insoles.