Extremely fragile and impractical shoes
I wore these shoes for their first outing to a work event indoors. They looked and felt great. However, what I have now discovered to be a very thin patent layer on the shoes was damaged when I only lightly bumped into a stool. I can’t believe how fragile and thin the patent layer is, as you can clearly see if you have my bad luck!
These are expensive shoes even on sale and the quality seems very questionable. Indeed, they don’t seem fit for purpose as shoes if they can be damaged so easily. This isn’t a scuffing or scratch - it’s more like a hole in the surface. It shows up white and looks very obvious. These are the first shoes I have ever owned that have only lasted one wear as 'smart' shoes. Indeed, I have never actually damaged a pair of shoes before, as opposed to wearing them out. Normally a light knock would, at most, scuff shoes, and would polish out.
When I complained to Habbot they replied “damage due to a knock is not considered a manufacturing fault. Our products are made with fine quality leather and require extra care when being worn”. No apology, discount or refund was offered. In terms of repair, this was the advice from Habbot “The only thing I could suggest to hide the mark would possibly be an art pen to fill in knock.”
So buyer beware! I used the usual care with these shoes -- and I'm not sure what 'extra care' would be. It is true that Patent leather really does seem to be fragile -- if you read this article you will find another hot tip for…
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