One of the reasons is because there was not much actions going on with the RWs and Clarks. Hardly wear them anymore due to work.
But thankfully, I was introduced to this brand by a friend of mine. Was attracted by their soles design/color mainly, and then I found this particular model that caught my utmost attention.
The Lunargrand Chelsea.
What appealed to me most is the Chelsea design AND the white soles. The white soles reminded me so much of my beloved 875 which was stolen. Since then I began looking for similar looking shoes but less the hassle of tying laces and the weight of a Red Wing.
And then, Cole Haan had this promotion which offered 30% off! (Friends and Family sales) [Don't be turn off by the name. I am neither their personal friends or their family, its just another sales]
So I bought this pair (and the other pair which can be found here.) without much hesitation. (Luckily I went to a retail outlet to try out the size first :p)
It took about a week to reach my US freight forwarded address, and from there it took about 3 days to reach Singapore through Comgateway+DHL, awesome speed and service I'd like to add.
Here comes the pictures:
I ordered (tried at retail outlet first) a 9.5. It felt pretty TTS (True to Size) to me. I wondered why most reviews I read said to downsize by 0.5?
Out of the box. Lookin GOOOD!
Too eager to try it out!
Close look at the leather.
It feel buttery smooth and strong.
Oh yeah. Just what I needed now when Singapore is now going to enter the Monsoon Season.
And finally, the soles by Nike.
Been wearing this for a week now. Really comfy and absolutely ZERO breaking in needed. The leather is realllllly soft but it doesn't feels cheap. So far no slips. Good traction and no squeaky sounds when on wet cement/tiled floors. Easier to wear (obviously because its Chelsea!)
And the best part? I spent USD$159.60 (after discount). Shipping to SG cost about SGD$30 and extra tax because I shipped in 2 pairs of shoes together which meant the total was above the limit so I had to declare tax. But its still cheaper than what Singapore retail outlet is selling (I saved at least 50%!!!)
That's all for now. Will keep updating as and when I can!