Top positive review
Good Shoe with some minor flaws
on 26 September 2014
I use these as my everyday trainers. They are comfy and seem to be quite durable. I'm somewhat ambivalent regarding the styling, but I primarily use them for dog walking and general kicking around in the summer months. For the price they are extremely good value.
There are three things about them that I do not like, two of which I can easily remedy if I can be bothered.
1) The insoles seem to slide back up the heel and each time I put them on; I have to remember to push the insoles forward in order for them not to be uncomfortable while walking (new insoles would probably sort this).
2) The other thing which, I've never experienced in a shoe such as this before - The laces are massively too long. I've taken to lacing the bow as a double knot but leaving the none loop ends fairly long and then feeding them all the way down the front of the shoe under the lace cross-overs and the knotting them at the end to stop them flapping about while I walk. Obviously I could cut them down a bit and probably will at some point.
3) The final thing which may or may not be an issue is the use of material lace loops. I'm just worried about their durability. However I've worn these shoes all summer and there hasn't been an issue yet - one of the loops is a little frayed, but in no way insecure.
For the price they are very good value and admirably suit the purpose they were intended for.