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Walk-Over suede shoes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by bl@ster, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    For the sake of easy searching and the fact that they're made in the USA, I feel like this brand deserves its own thread.

    From the recently resurrected Walk-Over (or Walk Over?) brand:

    http://www.walkover.com/

    Just took delivery of these suede saddle shoes. Quality is there -- Goodyear welted and Made in the USA. Price at Shoeline was $245 and I used a 10% off coupon.

    I wasn't able to find much info about these before ordering, but after trying them on they do run true to size. For reference I wear an 11D in Alden Barrie and Trubalance lasts and 11D in all Red Wing heritage boots. In the Walk-Over saddle I wear an 11.5D.

    Hope this helps in case anyone else was looking at these.

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  2. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    Good looking shoes. I can also vouch for them running TTS having bought down a half size and ended up selling here.
     
  3. defan

    defan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link and info, I might be checking out a pair soon. Pricing seems decent.

    Let us know how they hold up and if you find any problems.
     
  4. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    Do they make any wider widths than a d?
     
  6. Morning

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    Nice shoes! How are these made construction wise? I mean, if they are goodyear welted shouldn't the welt stitch be visible underneath the outsole? Or are they using some kind of channeled sole?
     
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    Nice shoes! How are these made construction wise? I mean, if they are goodyear welted shouldn't the welt stitch be visible underneath the outsole? Or are they using some kind of channeled sole?

    Generally with rubber soled welted shoes the welt is applied to the leather then the rubber is bonded to the leather.
     
  8. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Can anyone speak to the quality of these shoes? Really liking these:

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    I read they were bought by Dexter or something after going out of business which is apparently a shoe brand owned by payless. Anyone know anything about this or what it means for their quality? Thanks!
     
  9. bl@ster

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    I have a number of pairs in different colors now and the quality is very good. Not Alden quality, but closer to Allen Edmonds quality.

    I don't think the current corporate ownership status says much about their quality, the price tells you more about where they sit in the order of things. Orvis' site says they're made in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. I don't know who that is if they're outsourcing it to an existing firm or not.

    Anway, order from http://www.shoeline.com/
    and use CSSRET code for 15% off.
     
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  10. VLSI

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    That can be a very dangerous metric by which to measure a company, but thanks for the info. 15% off coupon at shoeline... so broke, yet so tempted.
     
  11. bl@ster

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    Yes, it can be a dangerous metric if used without data. But as someone who owns shoes from most Made in USA companies, I'm saying I judge their price (~225 to 275) to be fair and in-line with their quality.

    Also, from what I've read I think it's more accurate to say Payless, Dexter, and Walk-Over are all brands under H.H. Brown Shoe Co which is owned by Warren Buffet's investment firm Berkshire Hathaway. Apparently, Buffett called buying Dexter his "worst deal ever." Regardless of his business deals, the quality of Dexter shoes varies widely (some of their Made in Mexico stuff isn't bad) but as far as I can tell all Walk-Over stuff in Made in the US and of the same quality level.
     
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  12. VLSI

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    I had never heard of dexter either, was just trying to do research on Walk-Over since I didn't really know anything about the company. Thanks again for the info. So last question, are the shoes I posted appropriate for pairing with either jeans or chinos? Looking for a casual suede buck that is pretty versatile, and I like the detailing on that particular pair more than most others I've seen.
     
  13. Kross

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    If you guys wanna check these out in person I saw a couple of pairs at my Neimans.
     
  14. dernsaw

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    I actually own a pair of blue and maroon Dexter bowling shoes.
     
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    Can anyone comment on the width? I am interested in the Franklin dirty buck wingtip. I have a wide foot and generally need an E, but some Ds will do. Looks like I can try them on if I can get to Neiman or Saks, but thought I'd ask here first.
     
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    Just wanted to post an update on sizing and fit.

    Picked up two pairs of the leather saddle shoes from Clad. Fit is pretty good, between a D/E width I'd say. (I'm normally a 10.5E, 11D or so, 10.5D on big Alden lasts) and the 10.5s is a tad small on me but as I'll be wearing slim socks / sockless and there should be a tiny bit of stretch, I'm saying with the 10.5. 11D is a good fit if I was wearing midweight socks, just a tiny bit long but I'd say they run TTS for sure.

    The craftsmanship is not bad, well worth it at a little under $100. Leather is like chromexcel, very oily (almost Kudu level) and both pairs have a bit of scuffs on them (from the high oil level). A bit of neatsfoot oil smell as well. Fully leather lined and the goodyear welted. Might even keep the 11Ds to wear in spring/fall when weather is cooler.
     
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    I'm pretty much the same, usually E but sometimes D works. Ordered the gray Franklin wingtip from Gilt and it was way too narrow. The bucks look roomier though. FWIW the Church's Blakeney suede wingtip currently on Bluefly works fine, but it's pricier.
     
  18. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    PSA: I saw a few pairs of Walkover shoes for $90 to $100 at Off 5th.

    I saw these in a few sizes for $90:

    http://www.zappos.com/walk-over-derby-midi-dirty-buck-orange


    And I saw some white wingtips (forgot the color of the sole) and some black wingtips (with a white or tan sole) for $100 I think.
     
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    NOBD love those boots, haven't seen any chukkas from walkover in quiet sometime.
     

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