I bought these shoes last October 2013 (I've owned them for a year and 8 months), Sz. 8.5 C/D after reading the reviews and I'd hoped it to be a good buy. Buying shoes has become more and more a true hassle because I have wide feet, plantar fasciitis, and Metatarsalgia. These shoes have only a very slight arch support in them and no support for the ball of the foot - the sides of these shoes are made of soft leather and easily give way as well. There is not much in the way of shock absorption and the heel counter is weak due to the leather being too soft. I tried orthotic inserts, as some reviewers have said they've done, but I end up struggling trying to keep the shoes from sliding off my heels due to the shoe's low-cut. The inserts would work perfectly if the shoe did not have such a low-cut (in the photos these shoes do not look low-cut). I am not able to wear these shoes with knee high stockings or thin socks (as I'd hoped) due to the pain factor. I wear thick socks with these shoes just to get through the day at the office. If I have to stand in one place for more than 15 minutes the pain in my feet becomes unbearable. I would not recommend these shoes to anyone needing good arch and ball support. I gave these shoes 4 stars because they are a good quality made shoe and would make a good pair of shoes for those without foot issues.
However, these shoes are made with good quality leather - they still look fairly new after wearing them M-F over the last year and 8 months, they clean up nicely. I would only recommend these shoes to anyone wanting to buy good quality leather shoes who only need a very slight arch support.
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