Originally Posted by DocHolliday
You should try stripping them. There's a much nicer shoe underneath. Mine don't feel bad on the feet at all -- at least no worse than other vintage U.S. made shoes I've tried.
I sold mine without wearing them, so I can't speak to the experience (I hope the buyer is enjoying them, at least), but here is my post on the quick and easy method of stripping these and building them back up again.