Accidentally got 2 pairs and didnt feel like doing a return, so I've been wearing one pair as my every day work shoe for about a month or two through all kinds of weather (hot, rainy (getting soaked), humid). The factory new smell is FRESH in the shoe, wearing them about 3 days either got me used to it or made it wear off. These are pretty comfortable for all day work (my job requires a lot of getting up from behind the desk, kneeling, squatting) and I'd say these shoes have held up so far.
For these last few months they have been great for everyday wear. Honestly on the fence about buying another color for everyday use till the wheels fall off.
I've worn these a few times and they are quite comfortable, they don't seem to cause any rubbing, there's no pinching or bending in the wrong place.
They're also good looking shoes, with a slightly casual edge.
They seem well made, so I'm hoping they last a while.
My partner wears a size 13-13.5 but I took a chance and ordered a US size 14. Parcel arrived within 2 weeks which was great, they did look like they would be too big but he said they are a perfect fit. Really pleased with the quality not bulky looking and appears more expensive than they are. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a new pair of casual dress shoes.
For a pair of shoes of under $80 that look like around $150 upwards is a bargain. Fit nicely and love the look and feel. Got two other colors being delivered tomorrow but I would gladly say that I'm happy to purchase from CharmingLeathers again in the near future!
One of the best dress shoes I've ever had !
Ill start with the single con - it has a slightly chemical smell - I knew that even before I got them but I knew that I will know how to handle the issue.
What I did was - put them on the edge of my window for a few days, I knew I wasn't going to use them right away so it was airing for a few good days and that got rid of the smell.
So - the pros are they look amazing, they are very well made, look exactly as described and most importantly - I got a BIG compliment for the toughest ice-cold guy in the wedding I attended.