Resurrecting the thread...

For the last six years or so, I've been wearing the New Balance Men's MW577 Leather Hook-and-Loop Walking Shoe for work and travel. I have two pairs, one in black and the other in tan. When traveling, the hook and loop closure makes it easy to doff and put back on, when going through security. I also found that they deal pretty well with wet weather. When traveling in Japan in 2013, we had some extremely rainy days and although the shoes got thoroughly soaked on several occasions, they dried fairly quickly. Much more quickly than my son's sneakers. I'm now on my second set of pairs. I need wide shoes, so the New Balance was perfect. Very comfortable, good grip on the soles, and go casually with different looks.