Goodyear Welted Hughes Longwings - Burnished Tan
Meet your new wardrobe workhorse. Take every aspect of your style to new heights with this handcrafted essential. The Hughes Longwing pairs just as easily with your boardroom-ready power suit as it does with your favorite slim chinos and denim. Bring on that meeting or date, you’re ready.
Size runs big (Buy one size down).
Goodyear Welted construction.
Full grain leather upper.
Full leather lining.
Double Leather sole.
Rubber heels with leather inserts.
Burnished toe caps with perforated brogue styling.
Come with a dust cloth.
1 year warranty.
Width: Medium (D)
Color: Hand burnished Tan.
So, why not 5 stars? I only have one complaint, as expressed from other buyers: they run huge! I normally wear an 11.5/12, so I ordered a 12. I then returned for an 11. And then returned for a 10.5, which fit flawlessly. I recommend ordering a full size down the first time around. Thankfully, this is a simple, straightforward fix--just size 'em down.
Overall very satisfied.
The shoes run VERY large. I normally wear a 9.5-10 (9.5 in Cole Haan and Nike) so I ordered a 9. They were HUGE. Even the 8's they sent to replace them are slightly large. The sizing makes no sense to me.
However, the shoes are great looking and are very comfortable. The leather is much better looking in person than in their pictures.
On the plus side, these shoes are quite comfortable to walk in and the quality of leather seems above par for the price.
On the minus, the shoes are HUGE, looking very outsized and boxy on your foot. Not elegant at all in my view, but maybe that's a style choice. Also, I'm a 9-9.5 depending on brand. Usually 9s are quite snug and demand a thin sock. In these, I feel I can go down a size. With my thickest socks on, I have to tighten the laces as tight as possible. Which brings up the laces. A half dozen days of wear and the laces are already fraying. Maybe from all the strain I'm putting on them trying to keep my shoes on my foot.
I wanted to like this company, but I just don't think they're ready for prime time. You often hear... They're the Warby Parker of shoes. No. They're not. Warby Parker gets your product to your door in a week. Beckett doesn't have the shoes they are selling in stock half the time. And this pre-ordering thing is almost comical. Two and a half months of waiting for your shoes to arrive is not a reasonable business model,. no matter the price or the quality.
Now, I wonder... Will they post this review? An honest company would.