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I know I need comfortable shoes during the day but are Nike's too obnoxious? Mine are running shoes. Yes they are bright.

I'm not looking to blend in. Lets be honest I won't. I just don't want to offend. We mainly are going to churches and typical tourist destinations.

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1. Re: Shoes

go for comfort - no one cares what you wear - you'll be doing a lot of walking on cobblestones. We saw lots of people in sneakers - Enjoy

Edited: 02 October 2013, 12:48
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2. Re: Shoes

No one will care what you wear. Wear what is comfortable and broken in.


Le Marche, Italy
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3. Re: Shoes

No one in Italy will be offended by your shoes. In Italian churches, you see all types of shoes. Most of the altar boys and girls I see at mass are wearing sneakers and athletic shoes. Our priest wears running shoes when celebrating mass.

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Wear whatever you like most people wear trainers and no one will be offended if you wear them in church.

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I'm a bit of a 5k / 10k runner. The time I wore running shoes on Italy's cobblestones: my feet hurt! After that, it's been walking shoes with thicker, somewhat stiffer soles. Ecco's until they wore out. Currently, waterproof Rockports. It really a personal foot issue, not a style concern. You could be just fine.

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6. Re: Shoes

I was worried the first time we went to Europe what I was going to wear, but seriously wear what is comfortable to you, what you would wear at home, we are all looking for the same.

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