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post #16 of 20

I've found Mezlan to be stylish beyond AE, Hugo Boss and Santoni. It all depends on what your intended purpose is for the shoe. Are you wearing them daily for work, travel, or Sunday church only? I've found Mezlan to be a GREAT special occasion shoe as the comfortability is ever present for the duration. The exotics exude head-turning swagger. Their styling and overall appeal stand head and shoulders above the competition. 

post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Evodz View Post

I've found Mezlan to be stylish beyond AE, Hugo Boss and Santoni. It all depends on what your intended purpose is for the shoe. Are you wearing them daily for work, travel, or Sunday church only? I've found Mezlan to be a GREAT special occasion shoe as the comfortability is ever present for the duration. The exotics exude head-turning swagger. Their styling and overall appeal stand head and shoulders above the competition. 

That sounds unbiased.
post #18 of 20

Hi.  This is my first post here, but I've been lurking and listening for years. :)  

 

I have two pairs of Mezlans and have been really happy with them.  The ones in the photo are 4 years old.  I wear them about 1-2x per week usually in an urban environment (Washington, DC). And they are holding up great.  I just had rubber soles put on them as i never liked the leather sole - too slippery on concrete/pavement in the weather.  I'm 6'3" and about 240lbs and wear a size 12.  

 

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As someone else mentioned, the leather is lighter than others - feels like about half the thickness of my Allen-Edmonds, but I actually appreciate that as these shoes are VERY lightweight and comfortable and while I was concerned that they would wear out quickly, for me this has proven not to be the case.  Admittedly, there are many Mezlans that have styling that doesn't appeal to me (that's true for me with A-E and Alden as well), but there are a number that I think are quite beautiful, and these are no exception.  I have gotten many many compliments from both men and women about them, and don't regret purchasing them at all.  My other pair is a black, split toe.  Don't remember the names of either model.

 

-B

post #19 of 20

I believe that most of you who are speaking negatively about Mezlan shoes either have absolutely 0 style or extremely wide feet! I own several pair and they have held up great! They have Italian Styling which is definitely fashion forward and don't look like my Grandads old shoes like a whole bunch of AE's! They are very stylish and comfortable! They do have some styles that push the envelope a bit but if your looking for traditional shoes, LOOK ELSEWHERE!

post #20 of 20

It may be that you have to separate quality from design/style when it comes to a discussion on Mezlans.  The styling and design is a matter of personal taste; if you do not like the looks of certain Mezlans, you simply do not have to buy!  There are enough of them which are in good taste for many people, that it makes me want to keep looking at them.  I have always found the quality to be far better-than-average, too - quite well-constructed (do you need your shoe to last 5+ years, to where it looks obsolete anyway?).  I do not question the quality of Allen Edmonds, but most of them look pretty thick and clunky; nothing that will collect compliments.  If you want to simply "fit in", I suppose they are pretty good.

 

The Italians' and Spaniards' penchant for trend-setting style is well-documented.  For some of us, having a shoe look GOOD is an important criteria; and there, Mezlan can score highly.

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