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on March 24, 2011
I have owned a (dark brown) pair of these shoes since 2006 and still wear them today. They are premium quality shoes, comparable to any pair from Allen Edmonds, Cole Hahn, etc. The comfort level of these shoes is beyond any other dress shoe that I have ever worn. I believe that the comfort of this shoe comes from the supple leather that is used in construction, along with a very lightly padded lining that provides cushioning to the top and sides of your foot. They also have a quality sole made with leather and rubber for a classic look, yet comfortable fit and wear. The shoes still look great, maybe even better than when I bought them. These shoes that I bought in 2006 were made in Romania.
Fast forward to today: I recently bought a black pair of these shoes and they arrived today. I have not tried them on yet, but, they were made in China. There was no mention of this in the Amazon description. Now, you can call me a "shoe snob," "elitist," or whatever, but I do not believe that shoes made in China are as good as shoes made in Europe or Brazil. The leather does not feel as good and the shoes don't have that "fine new shoe smell" (those of you who know what I'm talking about are probably the only ones reading this review, anyway). Time will tell and I will update this review accordingly. I hope that these shoes are as good, no, as great as the other shoes that were made in Romania.