Light Business Casual Shoe Recommendations

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by RyanH

Anyone have suggestions for shoes that are light and can pass for business casual? Trying to get the backpack weight down.

Not sure how Nordstrom will take it if I show up with a scale and start weighing shoes. I'm thinking that black loafers (driving type) will fit the bill, but the soles vary significantly which can influence the weight a lot.

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by Calnago

How about just leaving some shoes at work?
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by prendrefeu

I leave a pair of shoes at work. They're basic lace-up oxfords in black suede, soft sole. They pretty much go with anything.
Shoes are easily the heaviest thing a person can commute with (outside of a laptop)... so unless you really need to have different shoes each day to absolutely match the clothes, leave a pair at work.

I actually leave a pair of super cheap shoes I scored off Aliexpress at $16/pair, comfortable enough to wear around the office and even walk a few blocks for lunch, but not my good shoes which I can just save for personal, non-work use. The girls in the office still compliment me on the Aliexpress cheap ones, they think they're great. :lol: ... 69794.html
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by junchen

How about giro republics? Hehe. Spd compatible. If u commute to work, you don't have to change shoes...

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by Rush

I'm lucky to have a small locker at work as well as some hanging space. So I leave a good pair of work shoes in the locker and two suits in the changeroom hangers.

All I ride in with a shirt, tie, socks and underwear.

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by MattSoutherden

junchen wrote:How about giro republics?

This was going to be my recommendation.
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by RyanH

When I commute, it's to client sites so I don't get the luxury of leaving shoes unless I'm there a few days in a row.

The Giro's are something to consider except I'd need new pedals.

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by Beverly

Vivobarefoot and Lems both have "minimal/barefoot" style shoes that look to be pretty light (7-8oz).

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