Background Leather outsoles have gone through a bit of a wild ride. The true OG of footwear, leather soles were pretty much the only option
The one question I often get asked that I don’t answer in reviews is how I pick which shoes to wear. How I style them, when I pick one over the other, etc. With 100wears hitting the one-year mark, I thought it might be worth providing a mini update on the current collection from a personal viewpoint.
Just about every shoe that costs more than a few dollars looks great when it comes out of the box. However, no shoe stays pristine forever. We like to take a look at how a shoe looks once it’s actually been used. These Jay Butler Cromwell loafers have really seen it all. Despite their suede upper and leather soles, they’ve been worn in rain, snow, salt and more. How did they hold up? Let’s find out.
Founded in 2014, Jay Butler was part of the crop of brands that started right when men’s fashion was really taking off again. Focusing entirely on loafers (at least from a footwear perspective), they have managed to keep everything but the exotic leathers under $200.