Who prefers walking?
Depends on the time, place and prevailing meteorological conditions, does it not?
And you don't need shoes that look like that. I have an old and supremely comfortable pair of rubber-soled Church's brown penny loafers that have suffered the indignity of, amongst many other things, having been worn whilst wading through freezing mountain streams in Kyrgyzstan and to hike up to the summit of a Sicilian volcano. And they still polish up well enough to be worn out to dinner in a nice restaurant afterwards. Proper shoes and a traveller's good friend. They will die one day - it will be a sad one.
Exploring the dark side in a brace of Bavaria's finest.