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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Today I went to Saks Off 5th armed with the 40% off coupon intending to buy some dark brown lace up shoes. I know very little about shoe makers save that Allen Edmonds = good. I ended up picking up some Roberto Guerrini shoes (marked down to $250 from $400, with 40% off $150).

Upon arriving home I attempted to find the shoes online, but came up with nothing except some really ugly shoes on a couple of websites with the same designer.

i.e.

http://www.tagottishoes.com/p-209-west.aspx
http://www.shoesteal.com/Shop/produc...id=performics2

This is the closest I found to a company website:

http://dali.expool.it/aziende/robert...-by-mauron_21/

so my question is, are the worth the $150 I paid, or are they cheap straight-to-outlet crap that will fall apart on me in 6 months?



post #2 of 13
do YOU like them?
post #3 of 13
I've never heard of the shoes but they look pretty good. I have some John Varvatos that are almost identical in style but are a little darker. They look great with jeans. If you are happy with them, that's what matters.
post #4 of 13
I wonder... are they goodyear welted? Probably not. I'm still happy with my $130 AE Lamberts I purchased from the shoes.com insane sale.
post #5 of 13
No way they are welted, but the shape and details aren't horrible. If you like them, wear them.

Personally I would probably pay about $40 for them for going clubbing or something,

but I need another pair of shoes like I need another ass hole
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by stickonatree View Post
do YOU like them?

Yes, I think they're pretty nice, but I was more concerned about quality. I'm buying something I don't usually get, and am seeking opinions more informed than my own.

For example, when DVD players first came out I bought a cheap Coby player at Fry's. It worked fine for a few months, then started freezing and skipping constantly. I'm just checking to make sure I don't have another Coby on my hands.

I'm also curious if about other peoples opinion on their style as well, as I've been known to buy some pretty hideous fashion items. I have a Kennith Cole Overcoat I was quite proud of until the 10th person asked me how I escaped the matrix (also, all 3 buttons fell off within the first month)


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Originally Posted by musicguy View Post
I wonder... are they goodyear welted? Probably not.

What does that mean, and how would I tell? Is there another thread/website you can point me to with an explination of what to look for in quality shoe construction?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post

but I need another pair of shoes like I need another ass hole

You'd be surprise how handy that could be.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
You'd be surprise how handy that could be.

Handy for what? One fist in there is a symbol of rebellion...just like in the olympics. Two is a fricking puppet show. No good can come of that.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
You'd be surprise how handy that could be.

Especially after a big Mexican meal...
post #10 of 13
Is it just me, or the leather doesn't seem right? Is it calfskin or not?
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by onix View Post
Is it just me, or the leather doesn't seem right? Is it calfskin or not?

The sales copy on one of the websites says:

"Roberto Guerrini symbolizes sleek and exclusive Italian designed shoes. Roberto Guerrini offers you a variety of exotic and unique dyed leathers. All designs are hand-crafted in Italy, stitched with leather upper, lining and soles. Roberto Guerrini shoes are directly from Italy. Enjoy the sophisticated look of a pair of Roberto Guerrini shoes."

so I suppose it could be "exotic and unique"
post #12 of 13
I have a Kennith Cole Overcoat I was quite proud of until the 10th person asked me how I escaped the matrix

he, he
post #13 of 13
They look okay.
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