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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
- Item is subject to natural color variation as it is leather shoe due to dying process the color of the item differs. No two shoe will have same color.
- Low top men's boat shoe
- Premium leathers from an LWG Silver-rated tannery for comfort and durability.
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- Package Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005GYF848
- Item model number: Earthkeepers Kiawah Bay
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
Overall the shoe has been dropped way down in quality and does not fit. I am sending these back and will not buy more.
If the Timberland Corporation is reading these reviews, my advice is to return to the former quality which was excellent but now is poor.
I wore them around the house for about 10 minutes, and could not help but notice the poor cushioning of the soles. Regardless of whether I was on carpeting or hardwood, I felt like I was wearing slippers on concrete. So, I took them off to begin the return process, and realized that my feet had become sweaty. In an unlined shoe, in only a few minutes! Apparently this new "Eco-conscious" tanning process also acts as a sealing process. Not a very desirable feature in casual shoes. As so often is the case in shoes these days, quality is inversely proportional to hype.
Oh.. and the "Taupe" color is quite dark. At a glance, you would see it as a darkish brown.
1. A flimsy removable insole has replaced the prior comfortable built-in footbed. These are now essentially moccasins with a cheap running shoe insert, and so not useful for any serious walking.
I considered substituting a higher quality insole, but discovered another problem:
2. Lacing is not "360-degree" as advertised, and as it was on earlier models. The cowhide lacing that runs around the top of the shoe behind the heel is now decorative only - it is not connected to the lacing in the front of the shoe. As you'll know if you have boat shoes, the integrated lacing is essential to making these fit, and Timberland appears to have designed this feature out - no doubt to save a few pennies of cost.
These did seem inexpensive when I purchased them - now I understand why.
Boo. Need to start researching alternatives.
Update: Replaced with Sperry Mako. Addressed both shortcomings above in a higher quality shoe, definitely worth the extra $20. Wolverine appears to be acting as a much better steward of the Sperry brand than VF is of the Timberland brand.
I am not a fan of two recent style changes:
1) Look at the contrasting color patch screaming the Timberland name on the top of the tongue of the shoe. The manufacturer's name is a bit too prominent for my taste. As always, the logo appears also stamped on the side of the shoe which looks fine my me.
2) The shoe inserts are now a simple foam. Earlier models have had an insert with much more arch support. These give no arch support. The older models were superior to Sperry products for me because the arch support was there. Take away the arch support, then the shoe is only less expensive than similar Sperry products.
While the price is right for the shoes, these shoes are inferior in build quality than earlier Kiawah Bay models. I would have preferred a more expensive shoe with better build quality.