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Topic # 131156 10-Oct-2013 18:42
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Other than the chains, does anyone deal with any shoe shops in Central(ish) Auckland they recommend? I need to replace my work shoes (dress) and the last pair I ended up at a chain and found some shoes that were ok, but 8 months later, pretty tatty. 

I want comfort (I have completely flat feet) over looks but need something that goes with dress trousers. I don't mind spending decent money but I am not wanting to go crazy. ($200-300 is ok)

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  Reply # 912230 10-Oct-2013 18:48
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i used to really rate Aquila, but they're gone now :(

wasn't really that happy with the quality of my $250 (on special) shoes form Florsheim, so wont be going back there

http://www.aquila.com.au/
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  Reply # 912247 10-Oct-2013 19:05
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Had a similar problem last year, purchased Hush Puppies from Hannah's and they fell apart within a few months, rubbish.

A workmate recommended Ecco Shoes, there's one in Newmarket
http://www.eccoshoes.co.nz/dress/mens-dress-shoes/

I don't see the ones I got on their website currently, but they are similar to the "Helinsiki" but no heal. Lasting really well and looking and feeling good.

I suspect they may have a bigger range instore than on the website, so it's worth popping in.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 912251 10-Oct-2013 19:17
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freitasm: Don't go Hush Puppies! I had the soles in two pairs just disintegrate... Not good at all.


Yes their quality has really gone downhill!.

Also I would advise people to avoid the really cheap places like Number 1 shoes etc, they seem like amazing value but they are usually so "cheap" that they are "nasty". 



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  Reply # 913247 10-Oct-2013 19:53
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Ragnor: Had a similar problem last year, purchased Hush Puppies from Hannah's and they fell apart within a few months, rubbish.

A workmate recommended Ecco Shoes, there's one in Newmarket
http://www.eccoshoes.co.nz/dress/mens-dress-shoes/

I don't see the ones I got on their website currently, but they are similar to the "Helinsiki" but no heal. Lasting really well and looking and feeling good.

I suspect they may have a bigger range instore than on the website, so it's worth popping in.


Another vote for Ecco shoes.  Since I started wearing them I've only bought nothing else except for running shoes, and I even got a couple of casual pairs as well as the work ones.

Super comfy, great quality.  My day to day work ones are nearly 6 years old and apart from one scuff look almost new.

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  Reply # 913369 10-Oct-2013 23:19
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freitasm: Don't go Hush Puppies! I had the soles in two pairs just disintegrate... Not good at all.


Don't know about disintegrate, but I had the soles on two pairs of hush puppies detach within a few weeks of their first wear. The inside came apart on another pair on (from memory) their third wear.

Build quality isn't that great......

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  Reply # 913396 11-Oct-2013 02:29
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Clarks Shoes at the Customs St end of Queens Arcade - old-school mens' shoe shop, small but a good range of quality gear.

Also Florsheim Shoes, cnr of Queen and Shortland Streets. Only have quality stuff but in a wide price range depending on what you want eg. synthetic soles vs fully-welted leather soles

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  Reply # 913402 11-Oct-2013 05:49
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I can highly recommend Ecco shoes. They're sold at many shoe stores, and they have their own stores. Go there, try and buy if you like them. Next time you need to replace them order the same shoes from Amazon.com for half the money, counting delivery, but if you try on in a store I think it's right to buy from that store at least once.

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  Reply # 913404 11-Oct-2013 07:26
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Don't go to Tarrocash either.

6 months, work shoes snapped near the heal.

crap.




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  Reply # 913439 11-Oct-2013 09:11
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freitasm: Don't go Hush Puppies! I had the soles in two pairs just disintegrate... Not good at all.


Shame.. I've been getting them for years and they typically last me years.




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  Reply # 913440 11-Oct-2013 09:15
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It's a tough one. I am pretty hard on shoes, so if I get a pair that lasts a year, I am happy.
That said, I have had a few pairs of Hush Puppies, and while they are comfy, the soles tend to break up.
Agree on the No.1/Warehouse shoes, just not worth the bother - I find them uncomfortable and they do not last (if I can even find them in my size).
The best pair of shoes I have owned in the last few years is a pair of Colorado slip ons that I got on the GC 3 years ago. I have worn and worn and worn them, and they are still going (wearing them today). They are a casual rather than a dress shoe, but I'd buy them again if I could find them. (Now that I've said that, they will blow out over the weekend!).

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  Reply # 913492 11-Oct-2013 10:14
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+1 for clarks in Queens st arcade....

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  Reply # 913494 11-Oct-2013 10:18
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networkn: Other than the chains, does anyone deal with any shoe shops in Central(ish) Auckland they recommend? I need to replace my work shoes (dress) and the last pair I ended up at a chain and found some shoes that were ok, but 8 months later, pretty tatty. 

I want comfort (I have completely flat feet) over looks but need something that goes with dress trousers. I don't mind spending decent money but I am not wanting to go crazy. ($200-300 is ok)


Not in Auckland but if you are coming to Wellington there is a very good one.





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  Reply # 913549 11-Oct-2013 11:51
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I am still very happy with my Florsheims...

have been back there the last few times I bought shoes.

I would recommend the shoe shop in Canterbury Arcade in Auckland CBD. I think it's called Pat Menzies?





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  Reply # 913555 11-Oct-2013 11:56
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no complaints about my rockports.

they're not worn daily but have still lasted 10+ years !

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