What type of shoes do you wear?
Living in a place with four distinct seasons requires me to have a decent variety of shoes in the cupboard.
- Everyday sneakers (Adidas or Nike etc.) for most everyday use from spring to autumn
- Nice sneakers (Adidas or Nike etc.) that I can wear to a casual party or something during the summer months
- Flip-flops for hanging out at a summer cabin
- Light hiking shoes for going on walks in nature
- Rubber boots for rain, slush, fishing trips and the such
- Dress shoes, because sometimes you gotta get proper
- Office shoes which I've barely worn for the last two years for obvious reasons
- Warm winter boots for snow and colder weather
- Additional crampons/shoe spikes for the winter boots because the streets get dangerously icy in winter
i've got a pair of nurse sneakers that are strong enough to save my toes from falling objects and grip well enough for canadian winter, and a pair of uggs for when it's truly cold that don't grip nearly as well. i really want more comfortable flats but not super eager to get sized in person just now. oh and packed away is a pair of wedge heels for whenever i go out again.
Mostly worn-out running shoes. My shoes go through the following stages of life: brand new running shoes, nice school shoes, not-so-nice school shoes, casual shoes, and work shoes. Every time I get a new pair, the previous pair falls a rung. I keep my work shoes until they no longer fit, are torn apart, or are so filthy that I don't want to put them on.
It's funny that someone resurrected this thread after 12 years, but I might as well add to it!
My normal day-to-day shoes are Nike Initiator's. I have been wearing this same style of shoes for probably close to 10 years now. I keep re-buying the same ones and have them in various different colors, although they have been out of production for several years and are getting harder to find in decent condition.
My workout shoes are a semi-cheap pair of ASICS Gel-Venture 7's. I don't know how well they would hold up to daily wear, but they get the job done for biking or running on the treadmill.
When I need to step it up a bit (pun intended), I go to a pair of John Lofgren combat boots that I splurged on last year. I like these shoes a lot, but they will need to (and should) last a lifetime for how much I spent on them.
And finally, for doing heavy outside work, or when I need a decent boot but don't want to go crazy with the Lofgren's, I have a pair of Chippewa Apache boots.
Mostly worn-out running shoes. My shoes go through the following stages of life: brand new running shoes, nice school shoes, not-so-nice school shoes, casual shoes, and work shoes. Every time I get a new pair, the previous pair falls a rung. I keep my work shoes until they no longer fit, are torn apart, or are so filthy that I don't want to put them on. Currently running a pair of Hoka shoes,pretty good overall
I have something similar for mine. Pair goes from everyday wear to "using it when weather is bad and I don't want to use my good ones" to "I'm using it to help around and I don't care if they are getting absolutely demolished" :D
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