I just wanted to give a heads up and point again at TRUE Linkswear shoes. There are two blog posts you might want to check out as well:
Two photos from that review show off the first pair I bought, shoes which my wife refers to as "my clown shoes." She has a point - they look a little goofy. But she's just teasing me a little, and with pants they look a LOT less goofy, and frankly, I think they stand out just enough to be cool. :-) So take that, woman!
I love, love, love these shoes. I wear them non-stop - teaching, playing a little golf (practicing), going to run errands, etc. The tread has lasted a fair amount of time and the shoes are still in really good shape.
I love them so much I just had to get a pair of white and brown ones to wear on the days I opt for khaki pants. I'm happy to report that the quality and comfort are as high as I've come to expect. These shoes are the best I've ever owned, bar none.
Here's what they look like (if you want some more traditional looking shoes, then going reverse saddle like the black-white-black shoes above is not the way to go - go white-color-white like these - nobody will be able to tell the difference, really, unless they look at the soles or have a habit of staring at people's feet):
I have no financial interest in TRUE at all. The shoes slip a teeny little bit when the grass gets moist (but they do prevent over-swinging, that's for sure, and in dry to normal conditions they grip as well as anything). The comfort is phenomenal.
I've always appreciated comfortable shoes. They say you do so the older you get, but as a guy who stands 10 hours a day some days, comfort is a must. TRUE Tours rock in that regard.
Web site: http://www.truelinkswear.com/