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19-10-2013 01:19 PM
Quality of John Rocha footwear & thoughts on these?
I'm on the market for some winter footwear and came across these:
Rocha.John Rocha Designer brown brogue boots- at Debenhams.com
In my humble opinion these are just about the perfect blend of styles; I'm a big fan of the white sole style and rubber sole was a must, desert boot so not too formal but with broguing, so could easily be dressed up or down. Naturally I'd like you guys' opinions on this too!
My main issue is with the quality, I've never bought Rocha.John Rocha before, and I really don't want to purchase something that's going to fall apart after 5 minutes. Being a winter boot it should be pretty sturdy, and chances are I'll wear them out clubbing on occasion so they'll take a bit of a battering!
23-10-2013 12:28 AM
69 views and 0 replies, great job guys
Well I went ahead and bought them, I guess I'll see for myself!
23-10-2013 09:45 AM
From experience, I can tell you the best footwear brand for the £100 > £150 range is Hudson.
I've not had direct experience with John Rocha, but with footwear (as with everything else in life), you get what you pay for.
A lot of these own brands are indeed cheaply made and wear badly.
23-10-2013 06:25 PM
I'd look online at sites selling off half price shoes from top British or Italians brands in the £100 range (down from £200) rather than buying at that price from Debenhams.
24-10-2013 11:04 AM
Cheers for the replies guys.
Joshua, I'm a big fan of Hudson, I totally agree, I was kinda rolling the dice by buying these shoes. They're on the way, I guess time will tell! £56 down from £80 is quite a good deal though and I really love the styling of the shoes.
Gibbe: If I could realistically spend £100+ on a pair then I would (I have before) but there's rent to be paid, food to be bought, booze to be drank, you get the picture! I couldn't even find anything in that price-range to be honest, boots are generally even more expensive than Brogues or normal shoes.
God damn.... £120 though :'(
Last edited by BrightonMike; 24-10-2013 at 11:21 AM.
25-10-2013 10:10 AM
I bought a pair of John Rocha boots a while back (2-3yrs?) and they have been fine. I did have to get them re-healed but otherwise the leather has stayed fine, with proper care. For the price they are good.
25-10-2013 10:19 AM
Now those are special
Originally Posted by BrightonMike
TBH mate you can find bargain boots online if you look for them
25-10-2013 01:32 PM
Jamie, that's good to know mate, thanks!
Pin, I've scoured the web for ages but my criteria was quite specific (I already have other shoes/boots covering different bases) and I really couldn't find any other shoes that fit the bill!