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Unhappy with these
on June 10, 2013
After first putting them on, and being surprised by how loose they felt, I compared these shoes to another pair of thoroughly-broken-in Timberland boat shoes that I have owned for several years. Both are the same stated size, yet these were 1/2" longer and 1/4" wider. And they are brand new! Imagine after they were worn and got stretched out. But size was not my only gripe.
I wore them around the house for about 10 minutes, and could not help but notice the poor cushioning of the soles. Regardless of whether I was on carpeting or hardwood, I felt like I was wearing slippers on concrete. So, I took them off to begin the return process, and realized that my feet had become sweaty. In an unlined shoe, in only a few minutes! Apparently this new "Eco-conscious" tanning process also acts as a sealing process. Not a very desirable feature in casual shoes. As so often is the case in shoes these days, quality is inversely proportional to hype.
Oh.. and the "Taupe" color is quite dark. At a glance, you would see it as a darkish brown.