I don't know why these hadn't gotten great reviews. I love these sneakers! They are versatile, well made, simple and stylish. I have had so many people ask me where I have gotten them from. I love them so much I bought a back up pair. There were no more 9 1/2's but I got the 9 and that fit great as well. I definitely recommend them.
I wanted to like this shoe so badly but the material feels so cheap! The leather material is very thin and provides very little support. I ended up getting the Converse John Varvatos 'Weapon Mid Cone' sneaker and they hold up much better. Sadly, I will be returning these.