Me speak with factory and leading rtw shoe maker who show me heel made of wood.
lt more popular of late and will get more popular as time go on.
Leather heel is dying breed.
I just read the above site, and you all have personal points of view which is what style is all about. You will always look your best providing your appearance is neat & clean cut,
sans flashes of personnal extravogence's to the degree that it distracts from you. So I personally feel that the shoe as long as it is polished & clean and is not out of place for the most part will look good. Now that is not to say the perfect creation, as it is made for the most part by machine & man and then there is Murphy's Law. When there is a chance for something to go wrong it will. Third world artizens are few & far between, as their skills may not be up to par of the finest American & European craftsman. So accept it for what it is worth. Make a concession you will always get what you pay for period; nothing is for free &on the cheap today. Years ago way back in time I had Florschiem Imperials Wingtips that were built like a tank (were worn at least twice a week constantly with a polish every other week, resolded at leat 25 time and lasted a good 20 years - yes thats rite up till the day they died of the leather cracking). So yes the new ones are not the same as you will find this to apply to most everythiong today- it all comes down to cots & profit unfortuneatly. So for the most part we working class stiffs who are married & have kids have to live with a budget; so we buy what we need and hope Santa gets us what we desire and hope for in shoes when he can. So there you have it from a average Joe. I would love to have a pair of Aldens but they dont have EEE sizes from what I can see on their web sites. So I will stick to the Florsheims for now and for a dandy pair I will buy my first pair of AE this week to indulge. Dont be too harsh on the Florscheims they fill a need & price point for most of us!