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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
good, but inconsistent
on January 28, 2013
So...wow...I liked this shoe and I did not buy it from Amazon. In fact, I am glad I did not buy this shoe online. Why? Because the sizing is so inconsistent. Be aware, this show is made in 3 different locations: China, Vietnam, and India. The sizing is different on all three and the construction is a little different. On one, the sole is a little longer on some parts than the other. You could imagine the confusion I had when I went to the shoe stores to try these on. The Chinese 9.5 was smaller than the Vietnam 9.5, which was very close to the India 10. So yeah, in the end, I had to go several stores trying to find the right combination of size and production location. Luckily for me, I live in the city, so I had numerous stores to look with in a 2 mile span.
In conclusion, it is a decent shoe, but the whole "made in..." issue really puts emphasis on the issue of making manufacturing consistent. That however, is a HUGE negative because you are asking the consumer to adjust their time to make up for a company's inconsistent manufacturing process. I should not have to spend over an hour going to different stores trying on the same shoe size to see if it actually fits.