Top positive review
7 people found this helpful
An excellent loafer, but be wary of the larger than expected fit!
on 1 November 2014
I'm a big fan of these shoes; they're incredibly comfy, look great, and are more than appropriate for wear in both work and social environments!
I've purchased several pairs of these shoes and so have had a chance to experiment with the optimal size. The main issue with regard to sizing is that the upper part of these shoes is manufactured from leather, which is vulnerable to expanding during the first few hours of wear. As such, a size which may appear to be a nice fit at the time of purchase may infact prove to be too large after several hours of wear. For instance, i'm a size 10 (UK) fit for nike/ adidas and puma shoes. However, my feet felt suited to a size 9 in these shoes (at the time of purchase). After a couple of weeks the shoes went from being comfy to being too large. I've now switched to a size 8 and although they felt like a snug fit on first wear, they fit perfectly.
In terms of quality, expect these shoes to last for around a year or so (depending on use). There isn't a great dear of protection on the sole of the shoe; consequently they typically wear faster than expected. Towards the end of their life, the soles begin to crack at the front losing their water protection on rainy days. Also, be aware that the leather upper is also susceptible to staining by spilt drinks.
All in all, these are very comfy shoes, and after accounting for their minor problems relating to size and sole durability, they're well worth their pricetag!