I just got those Ann ones in black in the mail today. Mine are a 'textured' leather. Possibly suede but I'm not really sure. Anyway, for the price that I paid I'm very glad I bought them. Not really a fan of the second pair though I don't oppose them as much as sipang seems to.
were those the ones with the lighter sole that they had at LN-CC? I wanted something all black so I decided to pass on those. I've seen these in person too. I like them because they're pretty nondescript, except the chunky sole. I also like the DVN shoes from this past season (also a chunky sole) but they seem to be sold out everywhere.
surprised at the hate for those yohjis. they seem so inoffensive to me. just some simple black shoes that look sorta broken in. then again, I don't get the love for a lot of the sneakers around here, so maybe not too surprising.