I wear a suit to work every day and was tired of replacing my dress shoes. Im not actually expected to wear a suit at my job but buying a new suit every once and a while and finding interesting ties is a hobby of mine. I say this to indicate that my wear of suits is a little more casual than most occasions i.e. I wouldn???t suggest wearing these shoes to your wedding (unless you???re wedding is in a factory where heavy machinery can fall on your foot; then these shoes are perfect ) I used to buy nice Bostonian or similar shoes, but if you wear a typical dress shoe to work every day, they fall apart in about 4 months. I ordered these to break the cycle of constantly replacing my shoes. Cost is one thing but it???s also just increadibly frustrating to go to work with shoes that are starting to wear and break more each day until you finally decide to replace them. I ordered these shoes and was even more impressed with their looks in person. They were a great fit, but for the first week or so the right shoe kinda poked me in the bottom of my foot from inside the shoe. I was committed though and I???m glad I kept wearing the to break them in. Now they are perfectly comfortable and I love them. Some people have commented that the shoes didn???t keep there original luster long. I experienced this too and tried to keep them oiled and polished but, I eventually took them out on a dessert hike and the day after I realized that the leather actually looks really nice a little scratched with a light coat of dust. I think that since these are a heavy duty shoe it looks unnatural to keep them cleaned and shined, but just like metal rings, after some wear they end up with a nice matte look. Best shoes I???ve ever owned. Love them.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]