Top critical review
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Does everything as advertised.... for a time.
on May 17, 2012
First, they are designed as a work boot for a large sock, so if you are wearing with dress socks they run a bit large. I went down a half size, and the shoes are comfortably roomy. Beyond that, they technically meet all of the specifications, they have steel toe, the don't seem to slip, they conduct static electricity into the ground (what I bought them for), and they look OK. They are definitely cheap workmanship though. These are the equivalent of 40$ dress shoes, but happen to have a variety of extra features. They do what you need them to do, and they look OK with jeans and a suit, but I am not expecting them to last forever, and they look cheap.
1 Year Update. (I updated from 4 stars to 3 stars)
These shoes are physically in about the same shape as when I bought them, they could use a polish, but that's on me. No major deterioration, and I wore them almost every day for the full work day. Unfortunately, they no longer reliably pass an ESD conduction test. The first 6 months they passed every day no problems, but after about 6 months they started to have problems conducting, and I would have to "clean" them to get them to pass. At first if I just rubbed them on the carpet and they would pass, then it would take a wet cloth, and now there is no amount of cleaning that will make them pass. I still keep them in my office as steel toe dress shoes, but they only see occasional use.
I am pretty dissapointed, and will not be buying a new pair.