hm. Anyone care to comment on their normal line of shoes? At arond $100-$150 and made in Brazil, I have no illusions about construction or quality of leather, but the styling is nice and it's cheaper and easier than going through plal or pediwear for Loakes or other cheap, similar styled shoes.
The only experience I have with Lands' End shoes was a pair that I ordered 8 years ago. I liked the shoes, but they didn't quite fit and were returned. That having been said, I have generally had very good experiences with Lands' End products. Yes, the styling is frequently boring. Yes, the verbiage in the catalogues is often somewhat overblown. No, they represent no threat whatsoever to the quality offered by Borrelli. Still, in most cases, they offer near the best value available at retail for the money. I would expect the Lands' End Brazilian-made shoes to be a better value than a Cole-Haan shoe priced the same. If I were in your situation, I would cruise eBay, Bluefly, Sierra Trading Post and the like looking for better brands at a comparable price. If that were unsuccessful, I would order the Lands' End shoes. If they don't work out, send them back and try something else. Your only risks are time and the shipping costs (which, admittedly, are not trivial on a purchase of this size).