I have a pair of Mezlan (Nigel, in brown) and have had them for 2 years. I'm hard on shoes (6' 2", 200+ lbs, do lots of walking) and usually break down the welt and go through heels. The shoes have held their own to date. Plus, I only paid $105 for them. I agree that something's always a bit off design-wise, which is why I hadn't bought a pair before.
7/24/06 at 7:00pm