on May 22, 2015
The styling of these shoes is brilliant. Easily the best oxford-style boot I've seen. I particularly like the narrow lip of the sole -- so many boots create large lips that encompass the entire shoe and make the shoe look too flat-footed. These are sleek.
The fit is a little snug and while I wear them at work for a solid 8-9 hours, my feet start to want out after about 6 hours. You feel cramped in a boot, sure, but you also can't flex your foot in ways you're used to when you aren't wearing shoes. They don't curve very easily with your gate either.
But that same slim fit is what I prefer. I'm 5'11" and 155lbs and a size 10 shoe who can fit into size 9 and 10.5, depending. I went with 9.5 on these b/c I'd rather have snug boots than have them look too long and make me feel like a long-footed clown. I also have really skinny ankles and calves and really like how the tops of these hug my lower calf closely. I wear slim-fitting jeans that still easily, but snugly, slip over the tops of these.
The arch support is somewhat non existent and they don't have much cushion.
But, I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They look fantastic with jeans and twill pants and chinos. And they give you a hearty lift.
Easily buying another pair before they stop making these.
Sorry this review is scattered, I've been writing reviews for 2 hours!
on February 1, 2015
First of all, the boot looks great. The brogue folds are not too flashy and add a nice break in the leather. If you're worried about the curl in the toe, don't be. The curl is not there when you take them out of the box. I can't comment on comfort because I ordered them too small, so make to do your homework on EU sizing before buying these. There are, however, some drawbacks. The construction overall feels weak and not durable. The leather feels cheap and thin and the stitching on the that connects the layers together starts to loosen quickly after a few wears. The most disappointing feature is the sole. It started to show significant blemishes after my first use. Also, the nails holding the sole in look incredibly fragile. If your looking for an everyday boot I say don't buy this unless there's some crazy sale. but if you need a great looking boot which you can wear on the weekends, these might be for you.