“But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes. You can do anything but lay off of my Blue suede shoes.”
Blue and Suede. Two words that can make a man panic, but I’m here to tell you why these shoes rock and don’t have to cost you an arm and leg to get a nice respectable pair at low cost.
First of all the shoes I will be reviewing I have taken out of the box and warn them in walking around London for a few weeks, being English I had to give a few layers of shoe protector as you should with any given suede shoe.
I picked these up for £90 but prices can vary up to £120 so shop around!
These are the shoes.
Monarch Men’s Navy Suede Chukka Boots
(Yes they need a good clean, walking around London in a freak storm)
Now these shoes first came to my attention when I was walking through the streets and popped my head into a rather friendly shop in Shrewsbury England http://www.pregoshoes.co.uk/ I walked in and it was like Prince Charming seeing Cinderella for the first time, except I left with the two shoes.
I tried them on and instantly fell in love with the feel. great support around the ankle, enough room around the toes.
Great padding , I’m around 15-16 stone so a lot of weight on my feet yet still feel these are comfortable to walk around in for hours a day.
These are leather soled shoes so if you live in a part of the world similar to mine I’d recommend getting rubber soles, not only for the grip but to prolong the life of the shoe.
Sizing is good, I’m a 12-13 depending on the shoe, these shoes are probably on the larger size so a 12 fits me well without cutting the blood supply off and I can take them off without looking like Jen’s feet from The IT Crowd.
Overall I find the shoe very comfortable, it feels like a solid shoe that you know won’t fall apart in the middle of the day having to get the tube home barefooted (It’s happened)
10 being good 1 being poor
- Comfort – 8/10
- Price – 7/10 I picked these up for £90
- Reliability – 9/10
Remember to go down to your cobbler and have them put rubber soles on
Time to give them a nice clean and as with all Suede shoes a good coating of ScotchGuard.