Hi, I am a college student and I need a nicer dress shoe for interviews/work. Please help me decide between the John W. Nordstrom ($175) and BM Maioco ($280). Or offer any insight on other black captoes around the same price range. I already purchased a pair of Park Avenues but returned them because I wasn’t a big fan of the short captoe, conservative style and shorter heel. (Tried on 9C and 9D, the 9C lacing opening wouldn’t close and the 9Ds were too loose and uncomfortable)
From research it seems like the 2 shoes I found are both full grain leather and will wear a lot faster than the park avenues. But will the Nordstrom Captoes wear faster than the BM Maioco? Does the quality of the Maioco justify the additional $100? What is a realistic life expectancy of these 2 shoes?
I know there are a few similar threads here, but none had enough info to base my decision on. Thanks!