What Footwear Are You Wearing Today?

iam.mike

Partner / Administrator
Staff member
Got a note on Sep 05 that member @KDavid Umlauf was wearing:

30+ year old biking shoes from Performance biking. They are lace to toe "tour" type bike shoes that look a lot like regular sneakers and are meant to be used with old fashioned toe clips, but can also be walked in

My two sons and I took a great 35 mile bike ride today!

Thanks for sharing KDavid! Sounds like you had an epic day with your sons!
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Todays footwear are Timberland 3-Eyelet Camp Mocs, fitted with the Gum lugged soles. Comfortable to walk all over in and durable beyond one's expectations! ;)

My first boat shoe - when I had no idea of their history or their place in Ivy style (since I had no idea about Ivy style) - was when I went to college and saw an ad in the college orientation guide for a dark burnt-orange boat shoe from Timberland and I wanted it, but it was (from memory) $80. This was when Timberland was still a highish-end company.

Now, I was making just above minimum wage, $4 an hour in '81 (which was what I was living on and paying my tuition with), so this was a tough savings slog. But I did it and, by the spring (took that long), I bought them and wore them almost every single day for the rest of my college time. By then, they were beat to hell, and looked great.

It was only when I got to Wall Street full time after college that I started to learn about Ivy style and that, coincidentally, I had bought an icon of the Ivy canon when I saved up for those boat shoes.

That's it, late on a Friday, your mention of Timberland sparked that memory.
 

aldenshaft

Starting Member
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Hey folks! Wearing my 877 Red Wings today.
 

drpeter

Super Member
Todays footwear are Timberland 3-Eyelet Camp Mocs, fitted with the Gum lugged soles. Comfortable to walk all over in and durable beyond one's expectations! ;)
I recently picked up a pair of brown leather Timberland boat shoes. They have hard rubber soles but these are not lugged. Very comfortable and light.
 

eagle2250

Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator
Today's footwear are my SAS 40th Anniversary Penny Loafers. I am somewhat surprised by the durability of these shoes, They have been subjected to a lot of hard wear and, in their third (or fourth) year of use, they still look great...lot of wear left in them and they are still on the original soles! ;)
 

aldenshaft

Starting Member
The MacNeil design is a favorite of mine, but alas, just two weeks ago I gave our youngest grandson my last pair. Heavy sigh! ;)
So sad to hear! Hopefully AE will bring them back. There was a period back in the late 2000s when the Macs were phased out for a few seasons and then were brought back. Let's hope this is the case again.🤞
 

fred johnson

Senior Member
Bean Ranger Mocs (no longer available)
Bean Country Cords (no longer avsilable)
Uniqlo yellow socks - still aailable
 

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