How to make suit shoes comfortable ?

I have always wore sneakers and suits shoes are very uncomfortable to me. I have different pairs but at the end of the day it's always the same thing, it hurts.

I know they are not supposed to be comfortable but how do you guys manage to wear this all day?

Genuinely looking for tips…

Comments (10)

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:31am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Quality leather shoes are always your best bet, they will just take a long time to break in - much longer than you think. It took me about 200 hours to break in my last pair of Allen Edmonds. Lots of pain to get there, but you can get there. 

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Jun 29, 2022 - 7:50am
fredbrown, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Wear the long sleeve womens jumpsuit for leisure and style

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Jun 29, 2022 - 9:31am

Make sure to go to a good store where they measure your feet properly too. A lot of people have wider feet than they think. Also very much agree with above comments, getting high quality shoes like AE is well worth the investment. Once you get sized, go to their website and they have factory seconds that are usually 30-50% off.

Jun 29, 2022 - 10:27am
Arroz con Pollo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

To add to the above, dress shoes vary by size due to these things called "lasts" that the shoes are built on. I'm typically a 12E, but I have some shoes that are 11.5EE and have worn 13D before. My most comfortable shoes are a pair of unlined loafers in a 12D. They fit like a glove and the wood has been molded to my foot.

For reference, I'm a 14 in Nike for everyday shoes, and for cleats I wore a 13.5

Jul 9, 2022 - 9:34pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I agree with Pollo - those lug soles are a hard pass for the office. 

The most you should be doing is something like the Danite sole from Allen Edmonds or something equally "discrete" like that. Otherwise just get fitted properly and put in the time to break in your shoes. It can be done, you just need to stay after it. 

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Jul 10, 2022 - 3:09pm
CarsnWatches, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agreed. I wouldn't wear these in an office setting. These are fashion forward and should be saved for the weekends. 

Jul 11, 2022 - 7:42am
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