Purchased via Huckberry which fortunately has a great shipping and return policy.
From a distance, these look great. The shape was excellent on my foot. No perceived comfort issues walking a few steps to the mirror on carpet. Fit runs true-to-size to about a half size big, depending on size of socks you plan on wearing. But from the second I opened the box I knew these were going back.
Not much to say about the leather that you can’t see in the pictures. I’ll keep new shoes with scuffs or small scratches because I know I’ll end up creating a few of my own, but I’ve never seen anything like this on a new pair.
Lately a lot of mexican shoemakers began to pop up. John Doe, Sutro, Unmarked, Miles & Louie, Scott & Lowe.
And shortly after a review showing a shitty delivered pair will also appear. It’s sad to see that most of these brands don’t realize how a shitty pair of boots can permanently damage their reputation. Goodyear welted shoes are sought after by a limited number of people. Up and coming brands are promoted via word of mouth (or internet posts).
There’s a lot of leather crafting tradition in Mexico. Why we’re still trying to pass shitty products as quality boggles my mind.
Out of these brands, I’ve only seen Miles & Louie and Unmarked in person. M&L seems to have good quality. I’ll buy a pair of chukkas in the future, we’ll see.
This is unfortunate, I would contact the manufacturer. I got a pair about 3 weeks ago and they looked nothing like this, they use top grain leather (I think.) my pair was absolutely nothing like this and I have no complaints at all.