Natha Studio - Where Made? - Page 2
This thread and forum came up in a Google search for "Natha Studio" - I was interested in contacting them since most reputable manufacturers of quality products usually stand by their products. Naturally there seems to be no info found on this company I assume is just some Chinese conglomerate.
I'll add on to this thread in hopes other people who are looking to research Natha Studio shoes can stumble upon this page and form opinions.
I purchased some boots I thought were a great deal from DSW and thought they would be as good as the Rockports and Florsheims I've snagged before from DSW. I was wrong.
Wore them 2-3x a week for 3 months. Not including the "Made in China" tag, the first clue they were crap is a piece of the cheap rubber sole chipping from walking on a gravel walkway. Second clue was how easily they scratch and scuff. Third clue was this:
I just bought my second pair of Natha Studio shoes, and I love them. I bought a pair of black Natha Studio dress shoes at DSW six years ago, and they are still in excellent shape. Yesterday I bought a pair of Natha Studio black dress boots. They fit perfectly, are very stylish and the price was very affordable.
I bought a pair of NS at DSW several years back. I paid $185 (reduced from $210) for them. I figured if DSW was charging that much for them they ought to be worth the investment. I must say "They are rather BAD ASS!". These are marked made in Italy on the leather sole, the tongue, and on the heel of the insert. They are rock solid and make me feel solid when I ware them. There is probably metal in the back most sole construction. I only wear them on special occasions...There fore I can not speak for their durability past 100 hours of wear. It should be noted that I take very good care of my leather attire. One should always clean, condition, and polish fine leather to keep it fine.
Below is a rather poor quality pic of the shoes I'm describing.
Note the square toe...DSW does not offer these anymore.
It should be noted that Natha Studio shoes are usually found at outlets because of the misprint in the name. Should be Nathan Studios
I actually picked up a pair of Natha boots Item # 227580, and they have been the most comfortable pair of boots ive ever owned, from day one. Unfortunately, in less than 6months the sole on the right heel has separated from the boot, and ill be getting it repaired. The boots are made in china, and despite the poorly attached heel(the heel is glued, the rest of the sole is sewn to the boot, and is holding fast.) the boots are well made, made entirely from natural leather. Id actually like another pair, but cant find anyone selling them...
Very frustrating. That will be the last time I ever buy cheap shoes