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Fri, 06 Mar 2009
New not leather work shoes - 15:49
Non leather Salomon work shoes (fullsize)
Usually a photo such as that to the left would appear in my
mtb/gear category, however
although they are a Salomon walking shoe with the Salomon quick lace system, I
purchased these to wear at work.
Because I am lazy and often tend to be changing into bike shoes and back into
work shoes a lot during the day I like having slip on shoes at work. Thus most
sneakers with laces annoy me. However to get a pair of slip on shoes that I
can wear at work with shorts or jeans means I am limiting my choices a bit.
However the other problem I face is I do not want to buy a new pair of leather
or similar animal product based shoes. My running shoes, cycling shoes and
other shoes I tend to wear are all synthetic. Vegan Wares in Melbourne do not
have a slip on shoe that is not formal looking and thus nothing I would want
to wear at work.
I already have some Salomon shoes and like the lacing system for ease and
speed of use so it occurred to me I could probably wear them if I could find a
pair that were not to obviously an all out racing/running shoe. The XA Pro 3D
running shoes come in black so were one option. However I noticed the Fury and
the Fusion 2 models on the Salomon website both had non leather uppers and the
quick lace system. The pair that is available in Australia (Fusion 2, the
more expensive model) is a walking shoe, they do not look quite so much like a
running shoe and thus I thought I could wear them for work.
They cost a bit (AUD $225) but hopefully will last a while and they satisfy my