✕Size Reviewed: US 11.0 e
Excellent fit, squeaky break-in which needed aid from some extra conditioning, the calf skin is aging very well, but needs good conditioning and shining at least 3x/year. I wear them about 1-3x/week.
✕Size Reviewed: US 11.5 d
Brown Chromexcel, Danite sole
Length: Moderately Long
Width: Moderately Wide
The guys at our local shop talked me into these, and they're too big. With two pairs of socks the fit is good, but that's a pain to do. The break is at least a half an inch past the ball of my foot and it drives me nuts. Because they upset me, I wear the heck out of them and use them as motorcycle boots, which they work well for. I replaced the laces with contrasting yellow hiking boot laces when the flat ones gave out after a year. Still, good boots, just not the right fit, hence the addition of a pair in 11D to my collection!
✕Sanders | JudeSize Reviewed: UK 10.0 medium
Judes in brown are country brogues with pebbled calf uppers, reddish brown, and soled with Ridgeway red soles.
Great fit, comfortable right out of the box, and the soles and materials allowed easy flexing of the shoe. Ridgeway soles have a soft feel, provide grip, and are wearing slowly. They're also red, which looks smart with the shoe. I can't help but compare them with my Trickers Burtons, which are built like a 1940's telephone receiver, heavy, stout and stiff like a club. The Sanders feel like they will wear out before the Trickers ever show much wear at all. However, the Sanders look great, are also handcrafted in Northampton, and don't show any deficits in quality. They just aren't severely overbuilt, like the Trickers. A little Bick's and Saphir brown cream polish every couple of months keeps these shoes looking excellent. They have begun to crease a little where they break, but that sort of wear looks good on country brogues. These would look good with a casual suit, but I wouldn't wear them with anything super formal, as the contrasting welt marks them out as more casual. They also look great with jeans, chinos or corduroys. Finally, the pinking and broguing is on the large side, adding to the country/casual look of these shoes (compare this to the small pinking and smaller broguing on the Trickers).
✕Size Reviewed: UK 9.5
I got a used pair made for END shops in the UK and Canada. Espresso pebble grain leather with a double leather sole. CHUNKY.
Length: Slightly Short
Width: Moderately Narrow
A UK 9.5 should fit a US 10.5, from my understanding, but this shoe is narrow enough to give me occasional pain in my slightly larger right foot, to hug my left foot, and it's short enough that they don't quite break in the right spot, resulting in a stiff feel. They feel like clogs. The double leather sole is also very stout, and won't flex without a fight. I still wear them, as they look amazing, and don't cause me any blisters. I am still hoping to stretch them to fit, and to flex those soles until they feel better. (LOL it may never happen.)
✕Size Reviewed: UK 10.0
Mine is exactly as pictured: Chocolate suede
Length: Slightly Long
Fit is relaxed and roomy, but never uncomfortable. I recently wore them on a long flight and they performed beautifully (plus I looked great). Great looking shoes. They're comfortable for walking, but may not fare well walking miles and miles in the city- the edge of the bottom of the sole on the left foot is peeling up a little. It's a thin piece of leather, and I'm honestly not sure what to make of it. I use Saphir invulner on these about once every 10 wears, and I brush them regularly. Every other application of Invulner I use renovateur for suede first. Excellent shoes, but I need to get the edge of the soles seen to. Also, the edge color wears off pretty quickly. It almost seems like these are made for wearing on the carpet!