I've posted this elsewhere on the forum but thought I'd try it here too...
I guess I'm just "kicking tires" for the moment, but if you have a shoe meeting most of the following, I could be interested...maybe...
12-C (medium width)
Great brand- prefer Spanish, Italian or British
Basically conservative styling with roomy toe box
Supportive/ well-built/ repairable
Excellent grade of leather
Leather or leather-rubber combo sole
Prefer blucher/derby style (flaps evenly parallel over tongue)
Minimum four maximum five eyelets, again only four or five pair of eyelets
Closeout, slight blem BUT NO JUNK, NOTHING ALREADY REBUILT!
Prefer dealing with AUTHORIZED dealer
Not interested in "knock-offs"
I would only consider dealing with a business/ individual known to me by virtue of much participation in the forum. That means, a lot of posts...
While I might consider a preowned dress shoe, I'm really hoping for a new/demo/closeout/blem
The big things are quality of the leather, quality of construction, comfort, orthopedic support to feet...
Please- only dress shoes, only lace-ups, only blucher or derby style, only from some of the more esteemed makers, only recraftable styles.
And, to save confusion, I add that I must keep my budget below $400, ideally below $300. So I'm obviously seeking an "opportunity"