I purchased these shoes to be worn with my tuxedo at my wedding because my wife and I danced a waltz as our first song and a Rumba as our parent/child/family dance. The very first time I wore them to dance practice they gave me a blister but other than that, these have been the best dress shoes I have ever owned. After a short breaking-in the leather conformed to my foot very comfortably and they were a pleasure to dance in. They looked classy with the tuxedo and I have worn them with regular slacks to great effect as well. I love the sole of these shoes because it offers good protection and support but remains very flexible, all while being nearly invisible under the edges of the shoe. I have always hated how men's dress shoes' soles protrude a full quarter inch beyond the foot because it makes walking (not to mention dancing) a little clunky. When I have to replace these shoes eventually, I would probably pay more for them the second time around. For the price, they are the best men's dress shoe that I am aware of.
Excellent shoe. I purchased it for a wedding and it has been an excellent purchase. There are a few quirks with these pair of shoes. The first issue was that it was incredibly difficult to put on the first few times. Getting my foot into the shoe was a chore (the opening is a bit tight). It took about 3-5 uses over a week before the leather stretched and made getting them on manageable. Once in, however, the shoe fit perfectly and was comfortable to wear. My only other issue was that stylistically, the shoe isn't perfectly even. The cap toe and the laces actually stick out a bit. The shoe looks great but it's a bit deceiving if not looking closely to the shoe. Overall, a great, great shoe and an excellent option for people who want a real leather dress shoe at a non-premium price.
These shoes are fabulous. So stylish and comfortable. I wear these on a regular basis and every day for a week while on vacation in Berlin. Walked everywhere, they held together (not sure what others are talking about re: shoddy construction) and didn't hurt. And I looked great!