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Not what I expected nor what I was used to in a previous pair
on December 6, 2012
I was looking to buy a new pair of this shoe to replace my existing ones. I've had two prior pairs of this exact shoe over the past 6 years. Favorite shoe for sure. I seem to wear them out ever 2 years or so, but that's all good and all in all they've been an almost perfect shoe.
This 3rd pair I ordered off of Amazon versus buying at Nordstrom where I've purchased the two prior pairs. Purely for convenience (love Nordy's for sure) as the price seemed about the same.
Opened the box and something seemed odd about the leather. It wasn't what I was used two on the two prior pairs, so something must have changed. I put them side by side and structurally they seemed very very close. However, leather wise, there was something different.
Whatever happened to the leather, it no longer was the shoe I liked before. Purely subjective for sure. The photo showing right now on this page as I type looks just like the shoe I love. The leather starts a bit stiff and then works in like a nice glove. The new leather seems 'mushy' and almost like it was just a thin covering over some other material.
All in all, I'm bummed. Just another one of those situations where, if you Really like something, buy 2, haha. Or 3. I am going to try Nordstrom's again just to see... see if there was something different going on here between major purchasers. Like maybe I got the slightly off version. Who knows, but it's worth a try.