Shoe gurus ....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PipersSon, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    I did not post this in the shoe pictorial or porn threads as the pictures take too much space. I came across this Korean company on ebay that claims its shoes are hand stitched, and takes 7-15 days to make a pair. Since I know the square root of eff all about shoes, would like to know what the gurus think..worth a buy at $120 odd? Anyone has had any experience with these guys? (Linky 1. Lambskin Chukka Boots: [​IMG] 2. Cowhide Ankle Boots [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG] the desert boot looks like a babies bronzed shoe
     


  4. PipersSon

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    Whoosh. And here was me thinking the upper one didn't look so bad. [​IMG] What's so bad about the first one? Shape? Color? Stitching? All of it?
     


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    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Those look terrible and cheap.

    +1. That is what happens when you copy instead of innovating.
     


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    bananananana In Time Out

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    #1 looks completely off. Horrible, unrefined last, soles are too thin for a boot. Looks very flimsy in the pic.

    #2 is attrocious. Nothing more to say.
     


  7. PipersSon

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    #1 looks completely off. Horrible, unrefined last, soles are too thin for a boot. Looks very flimsy in the pic.

    #2 is attrocious. Nothing more to say.


    What do you mean by 'unrefined last'? How can you tell?

    I see that the sole does not 'sit well' on the floor, it's at an angle to the ground in some pictures. Is that a factor too?
     


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    probably glued together, heels are off the ground (are they supposed to be cuban?), and ......blah
     


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    #2 looks like something a typical korean college student would wear. Pair that with black Olivers People and you are set.
     


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    I was literally wincing as I viewed these (in part because of the responses I felt would surely follow). I am not normally one to rain on someone else's parade, or make abrasive and rude comments as some here are wont to do, but these are really not very nice: cheap looking materials, overwrought and inelegant design, all sitting on rice paper thin soles that look like you'll wear through them in a week.
     


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    bananananana In Time Out

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    What do you mean by 'unrefined last'?

    It's a euphemism for it looks like a shapeless blobby piece of shit.
     


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    Thanks eveyone for your responses. Lessons learned.
     


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    They are horrible.
     


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