Whats' your favorite brand of shoe and why?

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  1. AlexG33

    AlexG33 Senior member

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    the vast majority of my shoes are Berluti, I like the comfort, the vast choice of lasts and the patinas are amazing
     


  2. Gdot

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    It was a joke.
     


  3. fritzl

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    interesting
     


  4. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Mine was less so.

    I was really hoping for more valuable contributions than the comment you made.
     


  5. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Good idea, although I was actually looking for more explanation and reasons as to why people made their choices than results the poll would have given me.
     
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  6. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Sounds great, which shoes have you compared them against when chosing Berluti?
     


  7. Senusret

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    Santoni. Love their designs and quality. The first Santoni shoes I purchased was Lazaro, it felt like I was wearing Nike Air, so comfortable, from that day forth, I decided to stick with the brand.
     


  8. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Do they offer a recrafting service like AE and Alden?
     


  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    goodyear welting or no, cole haan are not quality products
     


  10. dapperdoctor

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    I agree that they are not high quality, but they do look nice when new and are very comfortable. They are not shoes that will last many years though.
     


  11. dapperdoctor

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    Allen Edmonds are my personal favorite. They seem to be the best shoes for the money.
     


  12. TomTom

    TomTom Well-Known Member

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    Loake's for me..Great looking shoes (especially brogues -thing of beauty),affordable price and made in England. Second after that would be Barker for more of smarter type of shoe.
     


  13. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I agree I think they make some great shoes, however I am looking forward to possibly trying some other brands as well.
     
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  14. dddrees

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    Nice, I do wish to try some English brands fairly soon.


    Just trying to figure out exactly which ones right now.
     


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    hohneokc Senior member

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    My vote is for Allen Edmonds. I feel the quality / value / style combination is great for me. And I like to buy American-made products when I can.

    There is also a sentimental connection - my dad has always worn Allen Edmonds and he bought me my first pair of Allen Edmonds just after I graduated from college. And I have a pair of Allen Edmonds my wife bought me for our first Christmas together 22 years ago.

    Chris
     


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