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Old 11-15-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default Shoes in Place of Boots

For a few years now seems like at rodeos and livestock shows men have given up boots for some type of slip on shoes. I'm always the last to the game on these kinda things. Heck, I couldn't do square toe boots until two years ago.

So what kind of shoes are typical for these guys? I usually wear crocs with socks when I want pure comfort.

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Old 11-15-2020, 03:01 PM   #2
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I still have boots but for the most part I wear Ecco brand slip ons for the last ten years or so. Since retirement I prefer short pants and flip flops.
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:41 PM   #3
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Hey dudes

I just got my 3rd and 4th pair as a birthday gift. I wear them every day. Super comfortable.
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:44 PM   #4
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I just got my 3rd and 4th pair as a birthday gift. I wear them every day. Super comfortable.
This!
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:45 PM   #5
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I’m one of those dads. Unless I have to be in the arena in dress code I’m in my loafers. I like the Twisted X slip ons.
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:53 PM   #6
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I love boots and wear them most days...but, I bought 2 pair of Hey Dudes and they are amazing!
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Old 11-15-2020, 03:55 PM   #7
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In Spanish, “Twisted X” means, holy crap these are comfortable.
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:12 PM   #8
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I donít own a pair of shoes . It either boots, steel toe work boots or crocks . I do have some Justin chucka boots that I have wore maybe 3 times .
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:16 PM   #9
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Hey Dudes my man!! They’re awesome. I wore boots often but these are an awesome and comfortable substitute! And they go with everything!!
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:18 PM   #10
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Crocs and sanukís are my go toís.


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Old 11-15-2020, 04:32 PM   #11
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Dang it, this world is going softer every day! How in the sam haides are "Hey Dudes" a substitute for boots at a rodeo or livestock show? I mean; yeah, my flannel pajamas are way more comfortable than most every other pants I have, but I ain't wearing them to work or in public. I guess next thing, you guys will be wearing thongs and halter-tops, lol
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:44 PM   #12
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Hey dudes

I just got my 3rd and 4th pair as a birthday gift. I wear them every day. Super comfortable.
Just bought Walley Funk. We will see..............
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:47 PM   #13
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After knee issues and planter facatites I tried some sketchers with memory foam soles. I can't imagine any more comfortable shoe. I still wear boots at work but change as soon as I can, no more foot or knee pain.
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Old 11-15-2020, 04:53 PM   #14
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In Spanish, “Twisted X” means, holy crap these are comfortable.
I had 16 hours of college Spanish. That must be slang or TexMex. Because I don’t recall that

I wore boots for years and years. Started having bad knee and hip problems, and orthopedic surgeons tell me to switch to shoes. I switched to good tennis shoes and sperry boat shoes and sketchers and hey dudes. Will still need hip replacement but my knees have stopped hurting. I wear nice boots on occasion but I feel it more now.

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Old 11-15-2020, 04:59 PM   #15
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Hey dudes, Justin’s, Twisted x, bunch out there. I am a tender footed sissy, boots just are not very comfortable for me in my mature, not older, age. Lol
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:01 PM   #16
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Dang it, this world is going softer every day! How in the sam haides are "Hey Dudes" a substitute for boots at a rodeo or livestock show? I mean; yeah, my flannel pajamas are way more comfortable than most every other pants I have, but I ain't wearing them to work or in public. I guess next thing, you guys will be wearing thongs and halter-tops, lol
You can wear your flannel pajama pants to H‑E‑B and no one minds
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:02 PM   #17
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After knee issues and planter facatites I tried some sketchers with memory foam soles. I can't imagine any more comfortable shoe. I still wear boots at work but change as soon as I can, no more foot or knee pain.
I was typing my response as you were typing yours. Sketchers memory foam are the real deal
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:08 PM   #18
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Hey Dudes! I have 4 pair and love them.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:17 PM   #19
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Have a buddy that told me about the Hey Dudes...havenít gotten a pair just yet...for the first time buyers what route is suggested for purchase. Lots of styles on the site.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:26 PM   #20
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Without question, this is the most disappointing thread I have ever read
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:28 PM   #21
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Youíd wear them if the said Roll Tide on them.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:39 PM   #22
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I wear Wolverine steel toe chucks 7 days a week. Got a pair of GW hunting boots and they are only put on when I’m fixing to walk in to hunt.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:40 PM   #23
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I had to wear steel toes daily for 11 years and still do a few times a year with my current position. I prefer the Georgia Boots Romeo style of short boots over traditional up the calf style boots.

However, I am an authority on comfortable shoes outside the workplace. Hey Dude is picking up steam but I highly suggest you try Sanuks before you make a purchase. I buy 4-5 new pairs a year in December (on sale) but my college age boys tend to take a pair for themselves. I love them and wear them everywhere I can and since Covid, that is pretty much everyday. I used to even wear them to the office on Fridays before we started working from home.

My regards for the Sanuks is due to I think they are a more comfortable and durable. I have never had a pair of Sanuks come apart, even with multiple washings in the washer. I do not dry them though, air dry only.
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:42 PM   #24
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My new go to shoe for the field or a night out on the town has got to be the SAS vto slip on!!!
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:43 PM   #25
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Definitely a game changer!!!
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Old 11-15-2020, 05:51 PM   #26
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I still wear my boots but love my
Justin Hazers

https://www.cavenders.com/justin-men...&gclsrc=aw.ds#

My Justin Chukkas

https://www.cavenders.com/justin-men...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

The most comfortable pair I own and wear regularly are my Sperry Breakwater duck boots

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Old 11-15-2020, 05:54 PM   #27
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:12 PM   #28
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For the love of God, please tell me you geezers don't leave the house in these "shoes"!
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:27 PM   #29
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Wife and I wear Hey Dudes daily.

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Old 11-15-2020, 06:37 PM   #30
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I wear the Columbia Bahama Vent shoes. Super comfy and breathable. I have a pair for yard work and a pair for wearing.
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:44 PM   #31
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Hey Dudes x7 or 8, whateva.. only drawback is they do wear out fairly quickly. But they are cheapish
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:44 PM   #32
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When Justin quit making real ropers is when all this went down hill.
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:52 PM   #33
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What ever happened to manly footwear ? Jerry Jeff would be ashamed ..(
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:56 PM   #34
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One thing you can bank on, the older you get the flatter your arches are and you will find most of your Boots and Shoes are too short. I've gone from a 12 to 13half in the last 2 years. My closet has several pairs of "roach killer" exotics to square toe and only my trusty Wolverine lace ups are comfortable these days.

So yeah, I'm a Wuss....when I'm not wearing my hunting boot Wolverine's, I wear my slip on Skechers and they are DAM sure comfortable and I don't wear SOCKS with them either.

If there is anyone in the Granbury area who can wear a 12 and maybe a 13, pm me and they are yours free. All you have to do is pick 'em up.
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Olukai and sperry gold cups are my dailies, have heard good stuff about hey dudes but haven’t bought any yet.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:08 PM   #36
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Have a buddy that told me about the Hey Dudes...havenít gotten a pair just yet...for the first time buyers what route is suggested for purchase. Lots of styles on the site.
I have to get my online because in the stores I canít find 15ís. Wally Sox are my favorite.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:18 PM   #37
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:30 PM   #38
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I’m wearing my leather crocs more and more
Around the place when I’m outside of the yard,
I wear these. Bought several pairs cause they don’t last very long, but cool and comfortable.

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Old 11-15-2020, 07:45 PM   #39
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Just ordered a pair
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Old 11-15-2020, 08:23 PM   #40
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Sketchers memory foam here. They even have a composite toe model. In my youth it was boots and Justin moccasins and chukkas
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:27 PM   #41
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Hay Dudes came in today. They are super comfe................
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Old 11-18-2020, 04:37 PM   #42
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Hey Dudes are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn! My second choice is my twisted x
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:02 PM   #43
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:43 PM   #44
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:02 PM   #45
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Nope.
Two pairs of Chip packers in rotation. Running shoes for that, a few other casual shoes that ainít going to the rodeo.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:12 PM   #46
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Hey Dudes are great but they will wear out quick. That said it’s not something I’d wear to rodeo or anything else like that. Around town I pick them though
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:13 PM   #47
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TWISTED X!

I have the plain lace ups, and the slip ons with more of a sole....and the old lace ups are twice as comfortable. Be ****ed careful doing much in wet conditions on a trailer though. I slipped off my bumper and fell TF OUT of the back of my truck last year, which hurt like hell in a lot of places for 2 weeks....but not half as bas as remembering we'd installed surveillance cameras in the yard at work the week before.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:18 PM   #48
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I wouldn't wear "hey dudes"....but I wouldn't wear crocs, either.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:24 PM   #49
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Still canít do square toe. Ariat Stockmans for my everyday. No Hey Dudes here.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:32 PM   #50
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Blain : Bunch of slack-jawed girly men around here. Boots will make you a dad-gum sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me.
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