I'm looking at a pair of Diesel's casual loafer-type shoes on eBay, rubber-soled, made in what looks like distressed brown leather. Can anyone comment on Diesel shoes? I don't think I've ever seen any before. Fit true to size? Decent quality leather? Long-lasting? Worth US$90 or so? Thanks...
In my experience: True to size: depends on the model, I've found different models to vary, some feel narrow, some feel wide, which may mean going up a 1/2 size. Quality of leather: nothing spectacular, I have two pairs of all leather sporty lace-ups, the leather is reasonably supple but the grain on both is uneven. Stitching is zig zaggy/loose in places, some glue residue is obvious (I'm extremely picky though, most people would not notice the glue.) Long-lasting: they're fashion shoes, doesn't matter if they only last a year because they'll be out of style by then anyway
I've had mixed experiences with my two pairs. One had issues with the sole peeling after a couple of months, the other has held up well (it became my "walk around in crap" pair after getting stained, surviving snow, mud, grass cutting, etc.) Worth $90US: hmm, I think I paid around $75-90 for mine (each) on sale, but I don't know if I'd buy another pair unless I was really enamoured of the style.