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How are these in your opinion?
The leathers used on them is really soft. Very comfortable when I tried a pair on. Fit TTS. I was thinking about picking these up at Sale but I believe these ones are new season and the ones with the pony hair on the heel are AW15 which you should be able to find at Sale. Not so sure about the pony hair – plain black would be better.
These look like PS' try on 'simple' Stain Smiths - it has become a trend really, a lot of companies are doing something similar, usually not successfully IMHO. At this price you can find Common Projects, but what I would really suggest is a pair of Kent Wang's. I recently bought a pair (in white) and, with Rod Laver Clean Vulc, these are my favorite sneakers so far (at a fraction of the cost). Plus, unlike other manufacturers, Mr. Kent Wang is a pleasure to deal with, will help you with sizes etc.
http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/sneaker-black.html - the 'regular' ones
http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/sneaker-handgrade-black.html - 'handgrade' (still less than 50% of the PS price)