Originally Posted by DerangedGoose
what is it specifically that makes them look so bad? I am trying to train my eye to recognize small indicators of poor quality
thanks for the recommendations, I will investigate them. Is loake a brand or seller?
I didnt find it all that rude, but thanks for sticking up for the newbies, Busa! I appreciate it. I am battle hardened from years of interwebs and forum posting so nothing really fazes me
Glad you were not offended, it was not supposed to do so!
loake is an english shoe brand, they can be found on lots of stores and are carreid a lot on ebay.
for axample shoehealer or pediwear will carry them.
quality of them is quite solid, if you want to upgrade a bit further, try their 1880 range.
i am just saying that i find every of the particular models have some kind of flash, for example the leather appearance or the sole ( especially the asos ones really dont look good! much more like a trying to be stylish boot ).
you could also try grenson, they are quite often on sale and in the 150ish range. i was not too inpressed with their quality and fit but dont count on me on this one!
i post you some links you can check out. please note: maybe there are cheaper shops to carry them or so on, this is just for consideration!