Saturday, February 15, 2014

Buddy Corgi shoes

Happen to chance upon this amazing shoe on a sale on

Refining the perfect blend between dressy and casual, this pair of Buddy Corgi Low-cut Shoes offers endless styling possibilities for the urban men.
Details: Suede leather shoes, lace up closure with signature designer shoe patch, heel loop, eco-friendly pig skin lining, canvas and rubber insole, rubber sole with designer leather label.

Made in Japan, the Corgi reflects a classic silhouette which is suitable all-year around. Complimented with a buttery soft suede upper, the Corgi comes with a white rubber outsole with white exposed stitching. Conveniently packed in a vacuum bag to ensure minimal space consumption, the shoes all come with a handwritten leather tag to ensure each individual pair is unique and special.

Was looking for a pair of "lazy" shoes for a lazy weekend. Something that I can just slip on, walk out and return without hassle.

I went to Google more about this brand (and price) of it. Was shocked to see that its still Made in Japan (lots of stuff are Made in China nowadays, but not this) and the price. It was selling at around USD$154, from the first google search result. But the sale I saw, its around USD$48 (SGD$60)!!! 

At that price range, what could possibly go wrong with a pair of suede leather that's Made in Japan.

Bought it without second thought. And thank God that my size was still available since its a clearance sale.

2 days later, the parcel came.

Like mentioned, no shoe box. Just shrink wrap.

My first suede leather shoe! 

Leather tags

Even on the sole!

On first sight, it looks pretty straight forward, no frills shoe. But on closer look, a lot of work went into the making of it and the Japanese are doing a great job at making it both comfy and good looking. First, the suede leather: its really soft and absolutely 0 break-in is required. The suede leather by itself is actually quite thin, as you can see from the loop tag, but they compliment nicely with the pigskin lining and makes it extremely comfortable to wear. Next, the rubber sole: again, simple and no frills. Encountered no slips so far (keeping my fingers crossed).

Now I am resisting the BBB* poison to get a second pair in a different color. Reebonz is still having sale on it! 

*Buy Buy Buy!

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