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on July 14, 2016
I bought these in Black for $93.93 in size 12-12.5. I got them for my brother as he needed some good job interview shoes. They arrived quickly and in flawless condition. He reports them to be extremely comfortable, which says a lot as he normally doesn't wear dress shoes, and to fit as expected.
In case you're wondering if these are worth the price, my answer is a solid YES! My close inspection revealed these to be high quality with attention to detail. The leather is nice, the stitching is solid, and the tongue is directly connected to the upper (the front part of the shoe) in one piece. The soles are supportive and contain good traction. I have owned several Ecco's myself, as have my male relatives and friends. With proper care, these will last years. In fact, these are of a caliber of footwear that (a few years down the road) you take to a shoe repair shop to re-sole as opposed to throwing them out.
From a female's perspective, I find these shoes to be highly fashionable. If they weren't for my brother, I would even say they're sexy, LOL. I like how the toe box is squared. Not sure why, but this just looks like a nice feature on men's dress shoes... Far better than the pointed or rounded toe. The buckle is also great. It adds character to the shoe in a classy manner. Additionally, these are just overall high quality, nice dress shoes. In my opinion, they look like they cost a lot but not in that metro "I spent $1,000 on these Italian loafers" way that I find to be kinda uhg... These are the perfect blend of fashion and function... Like the guy who wears these shoes knows how to dress up but will still go dirt biking on the weekend.
If I saw a guy wearing these in public, I would probably compliment him on his nice shoes.