Quote:They arrived yesterday. Finishing seems quite solid. Leather seems a little weird, but I'm far from an expert so take it with a grain of salt. It's very soft, very "unicolored" and smells a little weird -- the leather of my Edgwares is much harder and stiffer, even after over a dozen wearings and the toe box and heel is much more "solid" in general; not sure which is "better" though because I often read that soft leather is good. Anyway, judge for yourself as best as possible, I took a couple picturess. The written size and model number in the shoe removes *very* easily, after trying the shoe on for a couple minutes it already partially rubbed off. Is there a way to get the last width?
Not sure whether I'll keep them. The 10 1/2 fits quite good. But I already have a pair of Edgwares, so two pairs with closed lacing and a medaillon? I'm just about to build my wardrobe so I think some more casual shoes (read open lacing etc.) would be the better bet, especially given my age (just turned 19). But then again, these seem pretty good value and look quite good. Also, different color than the Edgware. I hope you can tell me something about the leather quality.
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