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Classic wingtip detailing
Leather welt with cable stitching
Denser EVA rubber outsole for traction
Perforated insole for breathability
Elastic tongue straps to wear without laces
Toms Brogue Black Cotton Twill 10004785 Mens 8.5
8.5 D(M) US
8.5 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First and foremost these shoes are really nice. I got 10 gazillion comments on how awesome they looked and they seem to go with a good array of clothing / settings.
The big "BUT" is that for one, the soles scuff up pretty easily and take on the color of anything it contacts including red clay, black dirt/smut, green grass, etc. So it's best to be mindful when stepping in anything wet including wet grass or asphalt. This is probably impossible but just know those gleaming cream soles will not be gleaming for long.
Another problem with these is that my size 9's ran a 1/2 size too big. Not a big deal but it causes my heel to slip in and out when walking. I fixed that recently by adding those ankle insert whatchamacallits-all good now. Regardless of the big "BUT," these shoes are definitely awesome so go out and try a pair! You know you want to! Do it!
Shoes look great, although I'm forced to re-tie them every time I go out. Fit moderately well - the sole's a bit flat, and the bottom has little traction on smooth surfaces, but I am accustomed to wearing sneakers.
More importantly, I've been wearing them 3 or 4 days a week for 2 months now, mostly standing/sitting indoors, and small portions of the inside have started to flake apart. Maybe this is normal and it'll stop; maybe not. I'll rate them at 3-stars for now, and change my review accordingly depending on how they hold up.
Insoles fell apart very quickly. Toms "flag logo" started to come off back heel on one shoe, after it was about halfway off I took a stitch-ripper and finished the job. I now have a different color brown patch on one of my shoes.
They look fantastic though, other than the brown patch.
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