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Old 10-06-07, 06:49 AM   #1
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Took a chance on new shoes.

I'm as conservative a guy as they come when it comes to clothes. Well, almost. Every once in a while, I'll go out and buy something a little off the beaten path. This is one of those occasions. I generally buy neutral-colored shoes in leather or fabric, with laces. I don't really buy slip-on shoes, and I never, ever, buy shoes in actual colors, unless you count black, brown, or... well, that's it.

So, early this week, I bought some Globe Castros in red plaid. They're dang comfy. The sole is that of a skateboard shoe, but the upper is very much like a slipper. I've tried them with blue jeans, tan slacks, and tan cords, and they seem a little odd to me when paired with each. I'm starting to think black jeans, but I don't really own any of those.

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Those ARE slippers, dude.
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Those ARE slippers, dude.
Thanks for the reply. My first reaction was to say no, but okay, I'm receptive, how do you figure?

My thinking: I can see certain visual cues in common with slippers. I'll grant that. Loafers tend to have very similar uppers and are meant for use beyond the house, by virtue of their soles and construction. The heavy outdoor skate shoe-style sole and the arch support make me classify these as skate-oriented loafers. The red plaid does throw these visually back toward slipperdom, but that's just a color, and I don't think color alone should divide slippers and loafers when functional differences exist.
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Those will look skankin' at a Dance Hall Crashers show.
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Thanks for the reply. My first reaction was to say no, but okay, I'm receptive, how do you figure?

My thinking: I can see certain visual cues in common with slippers. I'll grant that. Loafers tend to have very similar uppers and are meant for use beyond the house, by virtue of their soles and construction. The heavy outdoor skate shoe-style sole and the arch support make me classify these as skate-oriented loafers. The red plaid does throw these visually back toward slipperdom, but that's just a color, and I don't think color alone should divide slippers and loafers when functional differences exist.
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Hey, all is not lost! You might be able to find some other clothes in that same tartan. All you need is to match!

[edit: Not exactly the same, but these are close:



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Hey, all is not lost! You might be able to find some other clothes in that same tartan. All you need is to match!

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Yes!]
I'd prefer a kilt, but hey, whatev.
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Thanks for the reply. My first reaction was to say no, but okay, I'm receptive, how do you figure?

My thinking: I can see certain visual cues in common with slippers. I'll grant that. Loafers tend to have very similar uppers and are meant for use beyond the house, by virtue of their soles and construction. The heavy outdoor skate shoe-style sole and the arch support make me classify these as skate-oriented loafers. The red plaid does throw these visually back toward slipperdom, but that's just a color, and I don't think color alone should divide slippers and loafers when functional differences exist.
From that very link you gave, click on "slippers", then "outdoor sole", your "shoe" is in there.
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From that very link you gave, click on "slippers", then "outdoor sole", your "shoe" is in there.
I had no idea. They're also categorized under athletic shoes. I might swap them for a milder color that I find a little easier to figure out. They're mighty comfy.
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I had no idea. They're also categorized under athletic shoes. I might swap them for a milder color that I find a little easier to figure out. They're mighty comfy.
The main clue was that they are almost exactly like my slippers that I wear around the house, to the mailbox, etc... Exact same style, but mine are more of a tan suede instead of plaid.

In fact, I'm wearing them right now.
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Ummm....there slippers for snuggling and sleepy-bye-time or sipping cognac by the fire.

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Ummm....there slippers for snuggling and sleepy-bye-time or sipping cognac by the fire.

Where does cycling come into play with these?...are they drilled for SPD or look cleats.
If this thread were about cycling it would be kicked out of Foo. Obviously you aren't up on your Footiquette.
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Sidi needs to make non-cycling shoes. I'd save my pennies up for them, for sure.
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Sidi needs to make non-cycling shoes. I'd save my pennies up for them, for sure.
Are they that well made? I've only owned Nike and Shimano cycling shoes. Going the other direction, the SPD sandals look neat, but I'd be more inclined to get them if they were made by Teva.
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Sorry...I stand corrected.
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I went to laptop computer music night at a club the other night, and a guy was wearing a pair of those. He looked great on the dance floor, and all the chicks wanted to dance with him, so, they seemed pretty cool.
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Honestly, though, who cares if they are slippers, and who cares what other people think? They're really loud shoes, but who cares? If you like them, wear the hell out of them.
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Honestly, though, who cares if they are slippers, and who cares what other people think? They're really loud shoes, but who cares? If you like them, wear the hell out of them.
Nah, I can handle a lot of things, but when people start putting cheese on cats, I've gotta draw the line.

Seriously, I share your sentiment, but I wouldn't have posted if I was 100% on the shoes. They're louder than my usual fare. As much as I like them, I don't know that I like them on me. That's why I'm probably going a little more mild. As far as the slipper thing, I still don't think I'm entirely sold, and that's something I don't care about anyhow. I'll probably just rock some of the same shoes in a tan tweed.
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Nah, I can handle a lot of things, but when people start putting cheese on cats, I've gotta draw the line.

Seriously, I share your sentiment, but I wouldn't have posted if I was 100% on the shoes. They're louder than my usual fare. As much as I like them, I don't know that I like them on me. That's why I'm probably going a little more mild. As far as the slipper thing, I still don't think I'm entirely sold, and that's something I don't care about anyhow. I'll probably just rock some of the same shoes in a tan tweed.
How do you feel about flapjacks on rabbits?

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It seems the bunny has retained its dignity. I'll allow it.
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One of my employees wore those today. They made my eyes hurt.
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They do. They make motorcycle boots.
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