Should I start commuting to work in sneakers instead of dress shoes?

I’m a guy that works in NYC and I do walk a bit to the subway when commuting to and from work. The concrete does put quite a bit of wear and tear on my expensive dress shoes. I was thinking of commuting in sneakers and then change to dress shoes at work. Sneakers are less expensive, more durable when walking on concrete and are more comfortable to walk in. I see quite a bit of men doing this today, so I was thinking of giving it a try.

Should I start commuting to work in sneakers instead of dress shoes?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago
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    Short answer Yes. Long answer: yyyyyeeeeeessss. Everyone does it, from CEO s to office guys. Go doe it. Dress shoes are expensive.

  • 3 years ago

    Are you allowed out alone? Seriously?

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Lots of people, both male and female, commute in athletic shoes or whatever else they feel comfortable in, and change into their good shoes at work. It's normal and common, and you're right: it saves shoe leather.

    I don't like athletic shoes, so in warm weather I wear espadrilles and flat-heeled boots in the cold.

  • Aggy
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    I am so pleased someone is finally making a stand on this too often neglected position on men's fashion. I myself used to wear track suit bottoms on my journey to work. These I took off at my desk as nobody could see the lower half of my body so trousers were redundant. Over the 40 years of my working life I saved a fortune by only having to buy suit jackets.

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  • 3 years ago

    Seriously? Dress shoes are for dress occasions and sneakers or walking shoes are for walking. Consider leaving a pair of dress shoes at work.

  • 3 years ago

    Thats a great idea. Update us and let us know if it makes a difference.

  • 3 years ago

    I know a lot of people who do. Also it would be benefit for your feet health as well as the health of your dress shoes. You want both to look good right?

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