Samuel Hubbard Shoes - what do you think?

JBierly

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"I cannot say I've had any experience with the brand, but while visually pretty ugly, they appear to offer certain concessions to potential foot comfort."

Guess who wrote this? Seems like a reasonable assessment...
 

eagle2250

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What about the leather penny loafers? They're a bit more dressy and work appropriate (maybe not for real Wall Street Guys or Lawyers)

The shoe/loafer pictured above is not a bad looking shoe and I have no reservationd regarding Sam Hubbard shoes, but with that 'air cell' rubber sole, I am somewhat reluctant to consider dressy or even work appropriate for many office environments. Make that loafer in a medium brown or Tan hue and you have quite a handsome casual shoe! ;)
 
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allaboutshoes

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The shoe/loafer pictured above is not a bad looking shoe and I have no reservationd regarding Sam Hubbard shoes, but with that 'air cell' rubber sole, I am somewhat reluctant to consider dressy or even work appropriate for many office environments. Make that loafer in a medium brown or Tan hue and you have quite a handsome casual shoe! ;)
I hear you. I just feel like for all those that don't want or can't wear the leather soled shoes, there isn't much in real options that can sort of bridge the gap between business and comfort
 

allaboutshoes

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"I cannot say I've had any experience with the brand, but while visually pretty ugly, they appear to offer certain concessions to potential foot comfort."

Guess who wrote this? Seems like a reasonable assessment...
@eagle2250 !!!

I just feel like they have come out with more tailored styles since 2016
 

Flanderian

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The shoe/loafer pictured above is not a bad looking shoe and I have no reservationd regarding Sam Hubbard shoes, but with that 'air cell' rubber sole, I am somewhat reluctant to consider dressy or even work appropriate for many office environments. Make that loafer in a medium brown or Tan hue and you have quite a handsome casual shoe! ;)
My thoughts exactly!

Not a bad looking casual shoe, and it looks both well made and comfortable, but it still has a sneaker kind of look to it. Just fine with very casual clothes, but not anything to be worn with a tie and jacket.
 
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eagle2250

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@eagle2250 !!!

I just feel like they have come out with more tailored styles since 2016
I have seen a few of Hubbard Shoes advertisements, but I am sure you are more familiar with the Brand than I.The shoe pictured in your post above would look much more dressy if it were fitted with a more finely contoured hard rubber, if not a leather, sole. I do wish you good luck in your hunt.
 

fishertw

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I've bought and returned two pair so far. The first was a plain toe butcher which felt alright but I couldn't get accustomed to the thick sole as a dressier shoe. Second was a "camp moc" (their words I think) that was extremely awkward looking and again had that extra thick sole, albeit a lug sole rather than a rippled flatter sole. I like the idea of the comfort of these shoes but my dress sensibility after wearing Alden and AE for many years just says "NO".
 

allaboutshoes

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I've bought and returned two pair so far. The first was a plain toe butcher which felt alright but I couldn't get accustomed to the thick sole as a dressier shoe. Second was a "camp moc" (their words I think) that was extremely awkward looking and again had that extra thick sole, albeit a lug sole rather than a rippled flatter sole. I like the idea of the comfort of these shoes but my dress sensibility after wearing Alden and AE for many years just says "NO".
I feel you on the camp moc 100%. In all fairness, they're not going after the AE/Alden customer albeit they're sort of in a similar price point and at a time AE tried that business with their Road Warriors. I think these are really aimed more at the comfort customer than anything else (Mephisto, Ecco, J&M non welted stuff)