soles were off.
i bought these because i thought they appealed to me, visually. they are solid. almost too solid to wear around town, but i think they will break in, but the insole is rather hard. my main complaint is that the soles were adhered to the shoe bottom slightly off-angle, such that it feels like the sole is thicker on the outside edge of the shoe. i took them to a belt sander, and in about 10 minutes had them dialed in. a little customization was worth the effort - otherwise i would not be able to wear them without being slightly annoyed with every step.