I have purchased 3 pairs of SW shoes. Although my experience with 'good' shoes is limited I have so far found nothing wrong with the SW shoes. They are comfy and serve their purpose very well, and I can't argue with £35 per pair. I would say they are a great shoe if you are working to a budget. Not everyone can afford to part with the prices requested from the likes of Church's or Loakes, yet still need a good looking functional simple styled shoe.