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    Quality of John Rocha footwear & thoughts on these?

    Afternoon guys,

    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!

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    69 views and 0 replies, great job guys

    Well I went ahead and bought them, I guess I'll see for myself!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


    Edit: http://www.grenson.co.uk/en_gb/sale/archie-5012

    God damn.... 120 though :'(
    Last edited by BrightonMike; 24-10-2013 at 11:21 AM.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrightonMike View Post

    Edit: Archie - Sale

    God damn.... 120 though :'(
    Now those are special

    TBH mate you can find bargain boots online if you look for them

    http://www.schuh.co.uk/prddisplay.as...&nd=0&hs=-2&b=e

    http://www.office.co.uk/mens?SHOP+BY...ND=H+by+Hudson

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    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!

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