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3 people found this helpful
on June 23, 2012
If you're in the market for a pair of suede driving shoes, these are a great option. I've had drivers from other companies (Clarks) and think the fit and finish of these are much nicer. The "mango" color is a medium tan with an obvious orange base. I was concerned that the color might be VERY orange, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was not. If you're looking for a very conservative pair of brown shoes, this probably isn't the color for you, but if you're looking for something a little different to go with your "go to hell" pants, these would be a good pair. The suede is very tight instead of shaggy. It's not obvious that they're suede instead of a dull grain leather until you're up pretty close.
I found the sizing to be appropriate. I would recommend ordering the size of your usual dress shoes; if you're like me, there's a disparity between your dress shoes and your casual/running shoes. I wear a 13 in running shoes but 12 in dress shoes, so I ordered these in 12. These fit perfectly; tight enough that they don't slip off my feet when I'm wearing them, but not so tight that they're uncomfortable. They're also comfortable walking around, though if you're expecting something super-cushy because of the Nike Air pad in the heel, you'll be disappointed. The instep is a bit flat and the outsole in not very padded, but I found this to be standard with any pair of drivers I've worn.
Overall, I recommend these drivers.