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on November 15, 2012
*quick drive-by review*
-uncomfortable, thin, tight, slippery(especially when wet),expensive...
*on the couch loafing review*
I got these loafers at our local factory outlet (Polo Outlet Store). Tried them on at the store because they were on sale for about $45.00 from their $75 price tag.
It was uncomfortable at the store but I was told that I could break them in in a couple of weeks.
They were a bit thin but I thought they'd make good summer loafers for when I would just make a quick trip here and there. But I quickly realized that the padding was a bit thin for me.
Since the part of the store where I tried it on was carpeted, I didn't notice how thin the soles truly were.
When I would walk from my garage to the car on my gravel driveway, I could feel the gravel beneath my feet. Very uncomfortable.
On smoother surfaces like paved roads or concrete sidewalks, it felt slightly better but still, it felt "hard" on the feet.
For those that enjoy that "bare-foot" experience, they might enjoy the loafers, I prefer to have mine padded a bit more.
It is slippery, especially when walking on certain wet surfaces. I didn't get a good feel of the pedal when I would drive, it didn't "grip" enough for me.
As for the breaking it in? It never happened. I got these back in July 2012, wore it through the summer and hoped that it would be broken in. Still tight and uncomfortable.
Now that it is winter, the material is a bit thin to be worn for the winter.
At $99.00 (here at Amazon, at the factory store, the regular tag was $75.00) there are much better loafers out there...(Even if it is on sale for half off, I would not recommend it)
It's too bad, I don't buy much brand-name shoes and really wanted to like these. But they disappointed. Now that I think about it, there were 3 other different shoes at the store, but these were the only ones on sale and they had a lot of it on stock. Wonder if that was a "sign"...
hope this helped. :-)
PS, added some photos...