I love the way Converse shoes look. But (is it just me?) I find them to be the most uncomfortable shoes ever. Maybe it is because I have wide feet and big arches. Converses are narrow and extremely flat. So I get no arch support whatsoever in my Converse shoes and end up with discomfort after a few minutes of walking.
I have been searching for Converse looking shoes that are more comfortable for my wacky feet. It is actually surprisingly difficult to find cute casual sneakers that don't look overtly sporty.
I stumbled across these Lands' End Everyday Lace-Up Shoes and ordered them when they were having a 20% off promo.
I love them! No break in period needed. They have a cushy sole and lots of support. Plus they look stylish and are not too expensive. I found the shoes to be about half a size too big. I ordered my usual size 9, and they were a tad loose. I adjusted the laces and was too lazy to exchange them and so far they have worked out just fine. I highly recommend them.