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I spent yesterday watching the rebooted Jumanji movie. The movie was so bad it was actually funny at times. What does this have to do with the article you say? Well it made me think how something so bad can generate so much interest and money so that people continue watching it. Pretty much like the latest Star Wars movies. Afterwards my thoughts shifted to shoes of course and how many horrendous brands are out there imitating Jumanji. Please welcome the Worst Dress Shoe Brands Guide!




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So before we get to the actual list it is worth writing a small disclaimer. Most (if not all) of the shoes make this list due to the quality/value ratio. Essentially what you pay and what you get. The materials are simply inferior and they will not last long. You can do so much better with your money and some of them have really atrocious designs.


We begin with the stuff of nightmares. Aldo is a Canadian retailer that is one of the kings of fast-fashion shoes. They produce tons of shoes by copying popular designs or luxury brands for dirt cheap prices.


I have a personal gripe with this one. This was the first ever real dress shoe I bought in an Ecco Boutique in Stockholm. After buying my first suit, I thought it was a good idea to get a nice pair of shoes too. Of course I knew little about shoes at the time so I found something looking ok and voila.


Henri Lloyd is a German Shoemaker that makes cheap, cemented horrendous shoes. Of course, some of them will look ok just like my pair did but most are ugly with totally square toes and unflattering curves.


What makes it even more disturbing for me is that I spent about 1500 SEK (Swedish Crowns) which is about 170$. For a little more one can buy Meermin in Europe instead. There is no excuse to buy cemented shoes anymore.


Not only that but the pre-sale prices are up to 180-200$ which is once again Meermin territory. Glossy, bulky and terribly unattractive, Calvin Klein shoes will crease like there is no end and you are better off burning your money during a cold winter.


Hold on to your wallets and never ever let go when you find yourselves in H&M. A Swedish Brand, H&M (Pronounced HoEm in Swedish) is the biggest culprit when it comes to fast fashion. Boy they sell everything from shoes to clothes and even house stuff.


There is absolutely no excuse to buy from H&M shoes or suits even if you are on a budget. You will end up regretting buy an unfashionable, cheap and poorly constructed thing that resembles a shoe. If you thought some of their cheap clothes are bad, their shoes are on a whole different level.


You already know my disdain about Danish Ecco Shoes from my entry about Henri Lloyd. When it comes to cemented shoes they are actually not that terrible when it comes to durability. Or at least this is what people testify.


The problem is they are still cemented, the leather is not great and the prices are 130-150$. Which means for a little more you can buy something like Meermin or Herring shoes. So for the money, you should definitely not invest in Ecco Shoes.


Only 2% of the shoes are made in England, the leather is thinner and you cannot actually resole them. The ones from China have rigged, low quality leather and are truly nasty. Read the response of customer service to Mark, a redditor that shared his experience:


Back in the day Florsheim made some amazing impeccable shoes according to enthusiasts. You can even search for the Vintage Imperial ones on Google or Instagram and you will see how amazing they still look. Especially those from Shell and their wingtips, they are a treat.


Yet another slightly controversial Brand of this list is Johnston & Murphy. They are not as terrible by any means and they have a Goodyear Welted line. The problems are that they do not do recrafting any more and that 95% of their line up is cheap shoes around the 100$ mark.


Again, a reminder is that we are talking about most of their cheap shoes that retail for 180-200$ and are on sale for half. Even for the premium line which costs a whooping 400$ you can get so much more value elsewhere.


Suitsupply sells you a USED Shoe. At least in Stockholm. The idea is that they will attempt to cross-sell you a pair of shoes when you try on your suit or pants and they fix the length. Do not fall for that. Additionally, the sizing is all over the place and their boots do not even have half sizes.


Yet another brand that you knew from their iconic Desert Boot. Clarks & Bostonian make some terrible shoes not worth your money. Search around and see that not even their Desert Boot is up to par with some of the better constructions out there. We have seen worse, but I cannot recommend you this brand.


So please do NOT buy your shoes from a cheap mall or a one stop shop. Do some research, spend 30 minutes research a bit more about Shoe Construction and the Types of Shoe Leather. You will save money and frustration.


A family business of hand-made quality shoes from Portugal, Carlos Santos has been making shoes for decades. This time, I received one of the last orders of the famous Carlos Santos Patina Service from Skoaktiebolaget and I am here to let you know all about it.


Santoni is a tricky brand. They make some excellent stuff, however you need to be aware of their cheaper lines and constructions. The cheap RTW lines are cemented (Glued) and will not last as long. There are a lot of companies that offer dress shoes with rubber soles out there!


Good article and great points. One caveat for Ralph Lauren and other designer shoes, some RL, specifically the Marlow line, are made by Crockett & Jones including options in Shell, these are exceptional and have the pricing to match.


Of course there are some good lines of shoes even for the designer brands. I was mostly talking about the base lines which are either cemented or Blake and have a very high mark up to cover the overhead costs.


Stay away from Undandy. They are going bankrupt or have serious issues right now. Go to their Instagram or facebook and check the comments or visitor posts. They have not received their shoes after 3-4 months.


Sorry. But the cheap constructed. Cole hann with ugly sole are the perfect comfort shoes. No other shows compare to their confort. Just give them a try. I. Have 3 pairs on my regular rotations. And are with me at least. 6 years. And yes, they are not timeless recraftable leather sole. But the comfort is unique. Few sneaker can compare to the same level of comfort


I see this sort of article often.I have been buying GYW shoes since the early 1990s and now own an embarrassingly large collection of boots and shoes including Cheaney, Carmina, Crockett and Jones etc. though I have given away about 50 pairs to charity shops in the last few years due to retirement.And I actually have to disagree with much of this article.I used to buy cheap (though not the bottom of the barrel) shoes from companies like Clarks and Saxone back in the 1980s and though they were cemented construction with plastic soles I only owned a few pairs and live in very rainy Scotland and used to get a couple of years out of them. The uppers were leather of modest quality but were probably better quality than the equivalents today.Then I switched to leather soled GYW shoes from Jones shoe shops own brand mostly but occasionally Barkers or Loakes and expanded to about 8 or 9 pairs and found I was resoling my shoes about three times a year (each time at twice the cost of my previous shoe purchases) and that the uppers never really lasted much longer with salt stains or water damage.Eventually I switched to Dainite soles for much of the year and that helped but the uppers still used to get damaged quite easily.I recently chucked away a pair of Dainite soled Jones shoes which were 15 years old and were on their third Dainite sole (and were getting thin) but were now a bit tight. And the reason this pair of shoes did last so long and were still very presentable was that they were corrected grain, high shine shoes.So forgive me when I disagree that cemented soles and corrected grain shoes are terrible as people make out and from my experience they may not be as nice as more expensive shoes to look at and wear but they are very cost effective.I will also add that Dr Martens can be resoled in quite a few places in the UK at least, that the traditional Timberland boots are very tough and hard wearing and will outlast most GYW leather boot uppers at a far cheaper price and that most mountaineering boots from companies like Meindl, Scarpa, Zamberlan etc are made with cemented soles, PU foam midsoles and silicon impregnated leathers yet they not only take the sort of abuse that would destroy a pair of C&J very quickly but they often can be resoled.


Interesting article. I am so surprised and shocked to hear this about Johnston & Murphy shoes. Of course, I would reconsider Florsheim shoes a second chance. I work at a retail store and most customers just love their leather made shoes from Florsheim. Some customers speak to me about how much they worn it for years and have never experienced any trouble with them. By the way, what do you think of Lacoste shoes and Hugo Boss shoes? I think Lacoste is into sneaker shoes only though.


ALDO shoes were founded in Canada in 1972 as a footwear concession within Le Chateau. The original group included stores in Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Winnipeg. Aldo Bensadoun known today as a global shoe giant built his empire starting in Montreal. After four generations, the Bensadoun family continues into the shoe industry. "Mr. Bensadoun never intended to follow in the footsteps of his father, a shoe retailer in Morocco and France, or his grandfather, a cobbler in Algeria" (Strauss, 2010).[1] Aldo Bensadoun learned Italian to better communicate with his suppliers in Italy, and eventually he cut out the middleman who serviced him between Canada and European manufacturers (Strauss, 2010).[1] The first freestanding ALDO store was opened in Montreal, in 1978. The brand expanded in the 1980s and 1990s, with stores operating under the name ALDO across Canada.[citation needed] The first store outside of North America opened in Israel in 1995. The brand expanded in the 2000s into Saudi Arabia in 2001, England in 2002, and Singapore in 2003. Since then, the ALDO Group, with the ALDO and Call It Spring/Spring banners, has further expanded on the international market.[2] 041b061a72


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