the quality is ok, nothing great. I have a pair of light beige suede slip-ons and have had them for a year w/o any problems (i live in canada so i only wore them for 5 or so months cause of winter, obviously). The suede is really nice though and even though i probably wouldn't buy boss shoes for myself again, i don't really see the ones i have falling apart any time soon and everyone has said they're really nice *shrug*. As far as shoes go, i have a pretty big thing for ferragamo cause i find them extremely comfortable. they can probably be found for the same price as boss and they're a lot better. Even so, if you find a pair of shoes by boss that you really like in terms of the style, just buy them heh. For casual shoes anyway... For dress shoes, i doubt they've got anything which substantially deviates from the standard styles that any one of ten better brands would have anyway, so go with the better shoes.