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    • LiveOnce
    • By LiveOnce 3rd Mar 17, 9:53 PM
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    Where to buy durable smart office wear shoes that are not 50?
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    Where to buy durable smart office wear shoes that are not 50? 3rd Mar 17 at 9:53 PM
    Hi,

    After learning that Shoe Zone and Deichmann are not great places to buy durable shoes, I am looking for places that sell decent smart office wear type shoes that are below 40?

    The shoes from the two shops mentioned above barely last 3 months and I don't do some crazy stuff with it to wear them out, it's just they are very low quality for 20.

    So I am looking for decent recommendations

    Something that goes with shirt and trousers in the office and have a decent grip sole and flexible.
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 3rd Mar 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 10:04 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 10:04 PM
    I've bought some fairly decent work shoes in Clarks sales. They have proper discounts when you can buy for under 40

    http://www.clarks.co.uk/c/mens-shoes/black-shoes

    Half sizes too.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 4th Mar 17, 3:42 AM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 3:42 AM
    I've not worn them myself but have heard others talk highly about the M&S footwear range being comfy and smart.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 5th Mar 17, 9:29 PM
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    • 5th Mar 17, 9:29 PM
    Hotter have an outlet section on their website and their sales are pretty good - I've previously purchased smart-ish loafers for work for about 35, and they last really well.
    • m_i
    • By m_i 6th Mar 17, 10:04 AM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 10:04 AM
    http://www.shoeaholics.com/
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    • 6th Mar 17, 10:04 AM
    shoeaholics

    http://www.shoeaholics.com/
    Nice to save.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 6th Mar 17, 10:06 AM
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    Screwfix? .
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • caronoel
    • By caronoel 6th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
    You'll struggle to find good quality men's shoes in that price range.

    Samuel Windsor offer very good value for top end shoes:
    https://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/shop.cfm/designer-shoes/mens-classic-shoes/73/6373

    Keep an eye out for their sales, or just abort an on-line purchase and a few days later they will often send you a 10 voucher to complete the sale.

    As for soles, don't go for rubber in a work environment - leather soles are far smarter. A good quality shoe will last for years if well maintained.
    • Wednesday100
    • By Wednesday100 7th Mar 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 8:29 AM
    You could try TK Maxx, although I don't think they sell as many genuine bargains as they did in the past.

    Another option is Amazon. Especialy if you have Prime and purchase something with free returns, you can order a brand with know quality and just box it up and send it back (from multiple drop-offf points) if you don't like it..
    • boots_babe
    • By boots_babe 7th Mar 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 9:37 PM
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    • 7th Mar 17, 9:37 PM
    For quality and comfy work shoes, I can't beat M&S footglove. I always look when they have a sale on, to see if they have any.

    Comfiest shoes ever, can wear them all day and still comfortable. Look very smart, good variety of styles and colours.

    Good price even at full price really, but I as I say I only ever buy at sale prices.

    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 7th Mar 17, 10:30 PM
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    M&S, Clarks and TK Maxx

    Not a mission are shoe zone quality shoes

    TK is a place you need to visit weekly to get bargains. I always buy the grandkids school shoes there, usually Kickers for as little as 9
    • badlass
    • By badlass 9th Mar 17, 3:57 AM
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    Clarks Outlet... Good shoes at substantial discounts.

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    • caronoel
    • By caronoel 12th Mar 17, 12:36 PM
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    Would really advise against Clarks for work wear. Rubber soles look really tacky.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 12th Mar 17, 7:31 PM
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    False economy buying cheap as you will buy more than twice.

    A pair of Grensons at 150 will last far longer than 3-4 pairs of 40 shoes.

    If that is too steep you still can't beat Doc Martens.

    Samuel windsor are poorly made, hence the seemingly cheap price for what they are making themselves out to be.
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