Originally Posted by texas_jack
Ok, now I am getting confused. Could you explain the vero cuiro opinion? Also, I like the styling of the Armani shoes more also but quality is quality and i don't want to buy something that is more expensive that is of lower quality. I asked the seller of the Harris to send me some pictures in natural light. That should help my assessment. Thanks for your opinions.
Notice on the Armani shoe there is that stamp that says "Vero Cuoio" on the bottom? Well, IME, that is one of Italy's lower grade shoe makers. I've had three pairs made there, one Prada, one Barney's house brand and one from Banana Republic. My Pradas feel like plastic, and wear about as well, and the soles on my Barney's got the crap beat out of them, as well as the lining. I actually think the BR ones held up the best, but at $50 who cares. Overall, I would not spend more than $100 on something made by them, it just doesn't last well and is not of good quality. If you want to look for that style shoe online, try www.bluefly.com, they sometimes have great shoes, or hit a local outlet center, maybe one with a Nordstrom Rack.