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#1 DeathwatchDoc


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 07:56 PM

Anyone have any experience with Capps dress shoes? They seem to sell a lot to the military, but I have never done business with them before. 


I am searching for a reliable source of dress shoes that have some amount of support and come in 12.5. They need to be something I can stand in all day and even do physical activity in when needed. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. 


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Posted 05 December 2014 - 09:04 PM

I had a set of corframs from capps, they were comparable to any of the bates corframs ive owned in the past.

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 07:45 PM

We might be talking about a different type of "Dress Shoes" but I've got nothing but good things to say about Allen Edmonds. They are made in 'Merica, can be resoled multiple times, and are crazy comfortable when you get them broken in. I've got a pair of Strands in walnut calf and love them.



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 07:03 AM

I've been wanting to get a pair of Merrell Realms to wear with my suit. I wear Merrell most of the time, boots and sneakers. If they make a shoe that goes with my suit, I'm all over trying them. However, I wear my suit so infrequently, I just havent got to getting some yet.

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 08:49 AM

If I'm wearing my dress uniform or a suit, I'll be wearing my Loake oxfords. If you want more support, maybe chuck in a decent insole, just ensure there's room in the shoe for one.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 05:20 AM

I just got a pair of Merrell Empire dress shoes. They arent as comfy as Merrell sneakers, but the sole is very "action oriented" I wouldn't feel like I was on ice if I had to do something out of the ordinary for dress shoes (run, fight etc). The good news is that with the frequency that I wear dress clothes these should last the rest of my life.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:51 PM

Usually if I need to dress up I just wear a nice pair of work boots lol. My danner bull run christys look great cleaned up and polished and would do very well in a pinch in pretty much any situation other than climbing due to the shallow tread wedge sole

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:39 AM

Another vote here for Allen Edmonds if budget supports.  I have 3 pair.  

These things I can wear and walk in all day with no problems.  I picked up a pair for $130 at the outlet with a custom "all weather" sole rather than the leather.  I've also seen people get Vibram lug soles on smooth bottom boots before.  


I don't think I'd wear them to go for a jog, but they're comfortable and solid, and if maintained should last a lifetime (resole every 10 years or so depending on frequency of wear).  

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