Top positive review
They are right!
on February 11, 2014
OK, I've had Ecco shoes in the past and loved them. I actually have an older pair that may be the most comfortable dress shoes I have ever owned but, alas, they are way out of style.
The reviews are valid with regard to size. I normally wear sz 10-10.5. Rarely have I purchased any shoes outside of that range since high school. I ordered both 44 (US 10-10.5) and 43 (US 9-9.5). The sz 43 fit perfectly. After maybe 15 min of walking around my office, they were awesome. The sz 44 were both too long and too wide. I think I could have worn them but, the 43 just felt more like the right size.
Also, the reviewers who say these are comfortable and stylish are right again. They look great with a pair of jeans. At least that's what my gal tells me. The color is great. Online pics are tough because of lighting, etc. Also, there is certainly going to be variation pair to pair. To try and help, both pairs I received were essentially the same and I would call them a med-light brown. They are not as light as some pics I've seen but, I didn't want your typical "brown" boot and, they are not. The color is really cool in my opinion. Also, they include an orangish color laces along with brown to add some style. I left the orangish laces in.
I had recently purchased a pair of Ecco nubuck black wingtips. I tried them on in a store at a mall. They only pair in my size were the display so, I had them order me a new pair in sz 44. They arrived and I love them but, wish I would have bought sz 43. Nobody at the store mentioned how they run big. I thought the display pair had just been pressed onto lots of oversized feet or something.
I strongly recommend any Ecco shoe for which you like the style. The quality and comfort are there and hard to beat in any other brand. Do yourself a favor and order a min of 1/2 to 1 full size smaller than you normally wear. Then, they will fit perfectly and you will love them.