Please help me choose my next shoe purchase - the best value for money and versatile dark brown plaint toe blucher. I walk a lot, live in a major city and plan on getting a lot of use out of these so please no unrealistic advice like G&G, EG, et cetera. These are the ones I am looking at so far:
1. Meermin (5 eyelet Rubber Sole) -- Never seen a real life picture of these (can't find a person that owns this color in this style)
2. Allen Edmonds Kenilworth (3 eyelet Leather Sole) --- Possible bowing issue
3. Markowski (5-Eyelet Double Leather Sole)
The top three are my preference but I am wondering if I should step up my game (as I have been doing lately via my purchases of Alden/Saint Crispin's) but I hope to get tons of wear out of this shoe, since it will be crazy versatile, and wonder if these below would not be prudent choices.
4. PTB RL Marlow by C&J
No link needed, we all know this one.
5. Carmina Pebble Grain PTB for Epaulet
Bestow your wisdom upon me!