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  1. vip0802
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    by vip0802 » Dec 3, 2010
    i recently started a new job, and even though my office has a business casual dress code, we are not allowed to wear sneakers on casual Fridays. for the past couple of months i've been wearing ballet-style flats, but now it's getting too cold to wear open style shoes. i've been looking around in stores and online, but the loafers and flat boots i've seen are a little too dressy, and most of the dressy sneakers still expose the tops of your feet. :confused:

    any recommendations on types of shoes, websites or stores would be greatly appreciated! i guess if it worse comes to worse, i can wear trouser socks with ballet flats right? :cheeky:
     
    


    


  2. mary poppins
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    by mary poppins » Dec 3, 2010
    Loafers and leather booties / ankle boots can be casual or dressy depending on the style and what you wear with them.
     
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    by jaysonsmom » Dec 3, 2010
    I love boots for casual Fridays. My fav are the ones I posted here before. They are definitely not too dressy. I wear them with jeans tucked in, dresses, skirts....everything.

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    by princesss » Dec 3, 2010
    Topsiders! They have sheerling lined ones that are warm, cute, and casual but still look put together.
     
    


    


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    by Guilty Pleasure » Dec 3, 2010
    jaysonsmom, who makes those boots? I like them!
     
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    by jaysonsmom » Dec 3, 2010
    They are by Carlos Santana
    I got them at Famous Footwear, pretty inexpensive for knee-highs, only around $80
     
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  11. Arkteia
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    by Arkteia » Dec 4, 2010
    Attilio Gusto. The best casual shoes I ever had. Expensive, even on sale, but worth every penny. Look expensive casual, too.

    6PM.com often has good discounts on pricier shoes. ARCHE is very good. Again, not cheap, but it is a long-term investment since they are practically undestructible. Cole Haan, I agree.

    Older versions of Taryn Rose. Sierra Trading Post has great closeouts (on many expensive brands, including lots of casual shoes).

    I would use justourshoes.com to educate yourself on most comfortable brands available, including casual, l but not too casual, shoes and boots. I would not buy from them, their prices are high, even on sales, but you can later find the same brands on cheaper websites.

    Sometimes SOFFT has autumn shoes. This company is cheaper and very comfortable.

    Just browsed 6PM.com - fantastic prices. One advise - if you want to look at Cole-Haan, do not limit yourself to type (like atleisure, for example). Look at the whole selection.

    Sometimes ECCO and Mephisto are fine. I found only one pair of sneaker-like nice ECCOs at this time, though, and they were white but looked OK. Did not look at Mephisto.
     
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    by Arkteia » Dec 5, 2010
    Forgot to mention - Geoxx has a shoe line, and they are trendy and very comfotable.
     
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    by swingirl » Dec 5, 2010
    For me ballet flats are too flat and unsupportive. I have these.

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    by elrohwen » Dec 5, 2010
    At my last job I almost always wore boots in the winter. You can get short ones, or even wear tall ones under your jeans and they look pretty casual.

    At my current job, I wear something similar to these all winter: http://clarks.zappos.com/n/p/dp/63201941/c/293.html
    It's a casual place and sometimes I need to be in a manufacturing environment, so they work pretty well. In the summer I go back to nice flats.
     
    


    


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    by jstarfireb » Dec 5, 2010
    I like Sofft (I have a pair of their knee-high boots that are SO warm and comfy!), Clarks (especially their Privo line), and Cole Haan. The first two and sometimes the third can often be found at Marshall's for great prices.
     
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    by cellentani » Dec 5, 2010
    With pants, I like to wear sleek ankle boots or low, slouchy suede boots - with or without a fuzzy shearling lining. Congrats on a new job, but does this mean you can't make it to Intergem on the 17th?
     
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