Leaving Shoes at Work

Question: How many of you leave a pair of shoes at work? Reference, I have a 45 commute to work via public transportation with some decent outdoor walking involved. At the point I've invested in several pairs of Allen Edmonds but continuously run through pairs (quicker than most I'd assume) largely due to commuting the streets in a major hub. Started keeping two pairs: one brown, one black at work. Change pairs when I get to the office in the morning.

Anyone else do anything similar? This was passed on from my manager about a year ago.

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Jun 12, 2018 - 4:36pm
ThatZipFurio, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah I usually leave my dress shoes at work and change into my white new balances before I leave. They look so great with a suit

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Jun 12, 2018 - 4:42pm
KOL A, what's your opinion? Comment below:

New Balance and All Birds have to stop. If you're going to wear sneakers, get yourself a nice pair of Common Projects. God knows you've been eyeing up a Rolex you probably can't afford.

Op, this wasn't specifically targeted at you. More so the clowns that have zero taste.

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Jun 14, 2018 - 9:12am
finbrah, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Common Projects are dope and all but don't you think it makes more sense to wear the zero grands by Cole Haan if you're going to be walking around in a suit and want to be comfortable? I wouldn't wear them in the office but they won't look ridiculous in a suit and they're basically sneakers....

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:32am
KOL A, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I see quite a few people with Zero Grands. Not my style, but I can understand the appeal.

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Jun 15, 2018 - 10:38am
Tom Bwady, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Perfunctory:
New Balance and All Birds have to stop. If you're going to wear sneakers, get yourself a nice pair of Common Projects. God knows you've been eyeing up a Rolex you probably can't afford.

Op, this wasn't specifically targeted at you. More so the clowns that have zero taste.

$400 for some knock-off hideous Converse. Lmao. Do you get your fashion advice from Reddit?

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:31pm
YungMonc, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Tom Bwady:
Perfunctory:
New Balance and All Birds have to stop. If you're going to wear sneakers, get yourself a nice pair of Common Projects. God knows you've been eyeing up a Rolex you probably can't afford.

Op, this wasn't specifically targeted at you. More so the clowns that have zero taste.

$400 for some knock-off hideous Converse. Lmao. Do you get your fashion advice from Reddit?

This

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:01pm
Jacoby n Myers, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Perfunctory:
New Balance and All Birds have to stop. If you're going to wear sneakers, get yourself a nice pair of Common Projects.

I'm not mad at you for suggesting CP's (great shoes IMO, effay) but if you have a certain aesthetic, New Balance can be rocked.

I personally go with a custom made pair of Stan Smiths, all white, gum soles.

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:23pm
Billion with a B, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Perfunctory:
New Balance and All Birds have to stop. If you're going to wear sneakers, get yourself a nice pair of Common Projects. God knows you've been eyeing up a Rolex you probably can't afford.

Op, this wasn't specifically targeted at you. More so the clowns that have zero taste.

Out of your mind if you think I'm paying 400-600 for molded rubber and leather just to prove I have "taste".

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:05pm
Nightman Cometh, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Common projects are so fucking stupid in my opinion. Are you kidding me? 400 bucks for shoes that basically look like a million others for 1/8 the price? Cmon, gimme a break. I get the point of spending money on expensive things but where is the point of diminishing returns???

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Jun 14, 2018 - 10:18am
Whyphy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Unpopular opinion based on the previous comments coming up - Sneakers and brown shoes with suits are awful (sneakers to look at as they don't compliment the suit, and brown shoes are fine to look at with a grey or blue suit, but they have no place in town)

Unless you have problems with your feet, I don't see how your dress shoes can be that uncomfortable that you'd rather wear sneakers. But, everyone is free to wear what they want, I won't lose sleep over it..

(30min walking commute myself, dress shoes everyday)

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:20am
weit23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

at our office many analysts / associates keep a pair in a box under their desk (+ shoe polish). As long as you are unlikely to run into clients / MDs on the way to work and come in a little earlier than the vast majority, i see nothing wrong with coming to work in decent sneakers and changing as soon as you get there.

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:58am
KOL A, what's your opinion? Comment below:

And to this point, don't wear the trashed sneakers you've been rocking to play ball with your boys..

Sorry. I've clearly been triggered...

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Jun 15, 2018 - 11:44am
vik2000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lol, I didn't even know what the fuck common projects is until I came across this thread. Is this the shitty trend the pretentious young professionals are riding these days? These shoes are fucking nasty and like someone said above, they basically are replicas of converse. They may be slightly more comfortable but doesn't warrant a $400 price tag. Damn morons and their strong irrational will to be unique and stand out from others. Hey douchebag, maybe new balance shoes are played out because they are in fact fucking comfortable and practicable at a reasonable price. No need to reinvent the wheel here and think you have taste because you chose to be irrationally different.

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:05pm
Naoki Hanzawa, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Would recommend just getting a better looking and comfortable shoes. The money shouldn't be a problem. You want to look good and also comfortable. And shoes are not that expensive since you are going to be wear them all the time. Better to invest in quality ones rather than going after sneakers.

Would suggest 1) taking care of the shoes better - proper cleaning, wax coating and putting shoe trees, 2) rotating shoes on a weekly basis and air dry them, 3) replacing high quality soles after it has worn out - but that only work with high quality goodyear welted shoes.

Had a pair or Penny Loafers from Cole Hann in 2008 and it is still in my closet. After 3 years, I just want to the cobbler to put in a new pair of non-slip sole and heel and they are good to go for a few more years. The penny loafer are about USD 200; the extra sole and heel are not going to cost you more than USD 100 per pair. That was 10 years ago. Cole Hann Loafer

Now my day to day go to pairs are Gucci Loafers (Jordaan and this one). They are about USD 730 and 630 but they are really comfortable and definitely worth the price. After 2 years, they are still in good conditions, the second one has a non-slip sole so might be slight better for rainy seasons. Gucci Loafer JordaanGucci Loafer Web

Jun 15, 2018 - 2:09pm
Jamie_Diamond, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I wear Gucci drivers as they're incredibly comfortable and if i'm walking and not jogging they'll be fine.

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Jun 15, 2018 - 5:44pm
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