Top positive review
Great shoe, horrible sizing
on October 9, 2011
These loafers are great. Unlike many other loafers out there, the sole is very sturdy and leather is very high quality. HOWEVER, the sizing for these loafers is horrible. I usually buy dress shoes in size 42 and wear a size 41 in loafers - I get them a little smaller so that the leather breaks in to the form of my foot.
I bought these shoes in size 8.5 (41). When I received them, I immediately checked that it said 8.5, which it did. When I put them on, I quickly realized they are waaaaaaaay too big. They fit more like a size 9.5 or 10. I sent them back and received a refund. I am thinking of getting these again but in size 7.5.
As for the complaint of the shoes being very tight and narrow, that is absolutely true. However, I found that just from wearing them at home, the leather stretches out and forms to the shape of your foot, which is what you want a loafer to do - after all, it was designed to be a very comfortable answer to the stiff upper of a traditional slip on loafer with a leather bottom.