Blue Harbour Leather Gibson Shoes with Stormwear™
Blue Harbour Leather Gibson Shoes
I bought these as I had a similar pair from a few years ago and liked them.
The fit is slightly different - slightly smaller than the same size then, but good enough, and now they are wearing in they are fine.
They have a good grippy sole, but a rather unusual final cleat for the laces, which makes for a rather large knot. Because of this, the laces are short; for the money I reckon they could have come an inch or two longer!
09 December 2013
good idea, bad design
seem to be robust winter shoes - thick sole, big treads etc
1> laces are too short
2> tongue has triangular side panels that fold as laces tighten, and form 3-layer thick wedges which press as hard points into ones feet. I solved this with a Stanley knife and sewing !
Doubt M+S buyers wore these before ordering 20,000 !
( I bought on-line ) very disappointing but fine now redesigned
08 December 2013
My husband couldn't wear them because he has bandages at the moment. They seemed attractive- quite heavy.
04 December 2013
Poor Quality Blue Harbour Leather Gibson Shoes
Thought I would order these online as no stock in Cambridge store. First pair collected and found left shoe (size 7) was like walking on a rod under ball of left foot - right shoe perfect fit.
Second (replacement) shoes were identical and indeed you could see the very sharp bend in the left shoe starting from the ball of the foot - so much so that the toe of the foot was pointing up some 25mm higher than the right foot when placed side by side - how can any quality control not spot this?.
Clearly the mould is wrong on the left foot so cancelled order and very disappointed with M&S lack of quality so went and bought elsewhere.
22 November 2013