Originally Posted by odoreater
What's the word on Bruno Magli?
I have 3 or 4 pair of Bruno Maglis and I feel BM gets a bum rap in some respects. The soles on my two favorite pair wore out ridiculously quickly, but these two pairs of shoes also have some of the softest leather of any shoes I have ever seen in person. For somebody such as me, who frequently has foot pain on the side of my foot where a bone jutts out, this softness of the leather is huge. I also own several pairs of AE's, a pair of C&J for Polo shoes, a pair of Sutor Mantellasis (I love the marbling on those!), and several cheaper brands. My BM's are far and away the most comfortable, entirely due to the soft leather that's used. If it means that the shoes won't last as long, so be it. I'm willing to sacrifice some longevity for comfort.
Obviously, if all shoes are equally comfortable to you, then go with something better made or more sleekly styled, but my BM's are comfy and that's important to me. BTW, you can find BM's on discount pretty regularly if you search. I haven't paid more than 50% of retail for any of mine.