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Does anyone have any suggestions as to smart, black (uniform-style) shoes that are half-smart, half-practical for standing, driving, patrolling, etc for long periods on your feet?

I'm looking at some online in Clarks, but they're up at a about £70.

Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Wikicop20 said:

Does anyone have any suggestions as to smart, black (uniform-style) shoes that are half-smart, half-practical for standing, driving, patrolling, etc for long periods on your feet?

I'm looking at some online in Clarks, but they're up at a about £70.

Thanks.

If you're referring to work boots then you'll have to go far and wide for somebody not to recommend Altberg - they are expensive however but you get what you pay for. 

I've had my pair for the past 4 years and they are still like brand new even after all this time. They honestly feel like trainers when you where them but they have the function of a work boot, you can also get them in a waterproof bond too. I have the P1 Peacekeeper Aquas. 

You can see their boots here: https://www.altberg.co.uk/boots/police-boots16

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1 hour ago, XA84 said:

If you're referring to work boots then you'll have to go far and wide for somebody not to recommend Altberg - they are expensive however but you get what you pay for. 

I've had my pair for the past 4 years and they are still like brand new even after all this time. They honestly feel like trainers when you where them but they have the function of a work boot, you can also get them in a waterproof bond too. I have the P1 Peacekeeper Aquas. 

You can see their boots here: https://www.altberg.co.uk/boots/police-boots16

Thanks, I'll look at those for some more hard-wearing. I am needing now more ones you'd wear as a driver, or guard, sort of half-suit like formal shoes, but more suited to standing for hours. 

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Often, you get what you pay for.

I have a pair of these from Shoe Zone for general office duties, they're comfortable enough but it's a bit of a false economy TBH as the plastic soles tend to spilt if I do a lot of walking in them:
https://www.shoezone.com/Products/George-Oliver-Mens-Black-Leather-Lace-Up-Shoe-53138


I also have colleagues who swear by Doctor Marten's shoes as good all-rounders, but at a price:
https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/mens/mens-black-boots-shoes/c/02092000?product_style=shoes

But whatever you choose, make sure they're Oxford's not brogues :)
http://bertoinbrogues.com/oxfords-not-brogues-words-to-live-by/

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2 hours ago, Billy Blue Tac said:

Often, you get what you pay for.

I have a pair of these from Shoe Zone for general office duties, they're comfortable enough but it's a bit of a false economy TBH as the plastic soles tend to spilt if I do a lot of walking in them:
https://www.shoezone.com/Products/George-Oliver-Mens-Black-Leather-Lace-Up-Shoe-53138


I also have colleagues who swear by Doctor Marten's shoes as good all-rounders, but at a price:
https://www.drmartens.com/uk/en_gb/mens/mens-black-boots-shoes/c/02092000?product_style=shoes

But whatever you choose, make sure they're Oxford's not brogues :)
http://bertoinbrogues.com/oxfords-not-brogues-words-to-live-by/

Thanks, that is great. I think ShoeZone will do form me.

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I’ve always work RAF parade shoes, both operationally and for the likes of court. Cheap, relatively durable, and smart.

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On 13/10/2021 at 18:45, bensonby said:

Cheap, relatively durable, and smart.

The essentials of any footwear. 

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£160 for a pair of classic 10 hole DMs!!!

Those where the school shoes of choice back in the day. 8 holes acceptable but 10 holes were cooler. I can’t see my parents affording that sort of money for school shoes. 

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