@CMT1 So I'll tell you - I was interested right after I first saw the ads. Ordered the Desoto not as a web gem but soon after its re-release. Well, no soon after its arrival was its return. Super disappointed - these DR styles can go either way, some are better than others. I give them an A for effort but this seemed like something designed by a tv contestant over a rushed 2 hour period, not up to AE quality. The material is super soft, but they attach a crazy thin leather sole instead of a rubber sole. But here's the kicker - it runs short (like the 114) and as I walked, I could feel the toe extend past the sole and rub against the ground. I know the toe would have at a minimum developed holes, if not ripped through altogether.
I paid a lot more than what they are going for now. I hope you didn't....and I hope they hold up better for you than I had envisioned - got my fingers crossed for you.
I read a lot of these stories with those two styles. Can anyone comment on if the fixed this with the Sea Island?