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Florsheim Penny Loafer vs Frye Penny Loafer

Styler1992

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Hey guys,

It's my first time every buying some penny loafers and I wanted your opinion on what you think is a better deal in terms of
comfort, durability and appearance.

I was also wondering about sizes? I wear a 10.5 in sneakers, a 9.5 in sperry boat shoes w/o socks, and 10 in sperrys w/ socks.
I know every shoe is different and that i'll have to stretch into them, but what are your experiences with trying on sizes?


http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/florsheim-burbank-penny-loafer-men/3954659?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=COGNAC&resultback=293.636357271967


http://www.amazon.com/FRYE-Douglas-Penny-Hammered-Loafer/dp/B00A7R6E2Y

Thanks!!
 

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Of those two, the Fryes seem to be stitched together, while the Florsheims have a glued-on sole. The Florsheims might also be in a corrected-grain leather, which has a plastic coating that makes it shiny, but can give way. The Fryes are an embossed full grain leather, which is good. I don't find the Fryes stunning, but they're okay. They have a dressed-down vibe that I like. The Florsheims are, stylistically, not to my taste.

In terms of sizing, the Fryes are a moccasin shoe, like Sperrys, so I'd start from the same size you take in those.
 

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