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April 5th, 2007



Kasper by Sandro Moscoloni: Shoe Review

Bringing The Pain!

I hear it all the time, from both men and women alike,
there is almost, undoubtedly, always a trade-off between style and
comfort. Any individual that would like
to direct you otherwise either has nubs for feet, or they’re so used to wearing
said stylish shoes that they’ve become numb to the idea. A little insight into my world, I have a shoe
collection that rivals most women, though you’ll find a large variety of shoes
ranging for specific sports, dress, casual, “driving”, slip-ons, to the ultra
dress-up.

A lot of friends wonder why that is; well I’ve always
believed that ones’ shoes give a little insight into who you are as a person;
are you well kept, traveled, worn out, comfortable, or are you just one smelly,
dirty, dingy SOB. Also, when I travel, I
usually have to pack a few different pairs, in case of different events and
occasions that may or may not occur.

For this last month I’ve been asked to walk a mile in
Sandro Moscolini’s teak colored Kasper shoes, and I must say that it’s really hard for me
to find an occasion or event not to wear them. They dress up with a sleek pair of slacks equally as well as they dress
down with a pair of ripped and worn jeans. Of course, you’ll never catch me playing a game of basketball in them,
though the comfort and cushion does rival any pair of Jordans, Nikes,
Adidas, or Reeboks in my closet. If they
made a mid-top version of the shoe with a little better grip, I would have a
near impossible decision on my hands.

So enough mindless dribble, here’s my breakdown of the shoes
on a 1-10 scale. Please excuse my
nerdiness and need to put a 1 – 10 scale on a shoe review, as well as please
remember that this is slightly biased towards my personal tastes and
experiences.

 


Fashion & Style – 9/10
These shoes go with just about everything, the color is
unique, as well as the cut and style. However, the one hitch of the shoe is that for a dressier loafer the
sole stance is a tad bit high. That’s
just my personal preference, and some men might like a ticker sole, which I
don’t mind on my mock boots, but on a loafer I’m not too keen on.

Comfort & Fit – 9/10
The Kasper’s have what Moscoloni likes to call an
“Anatomic Gel” sewn into 360 in
the insole of the shoe. I might never be
“gellin” like you see in the commercials, but I guarantee that the
comfort of the Moscoloni’s “Anatomic Gel” is a close rival. There’s no trade off between style and
comfort in these shoes, as is the case in almost every instance of footwear. Additionally, the padded collar provides
unprecedented comfort that any man who’s worn a dress shoe can attest to being
a giant plus. No longer will my heel be
cut or chaffed. My only qualm is that
said collar becomes somewhat soft and flimsy after about 2 weeks of wear.

Overall – 9/10
My travel luggage has just become significantly roomier
with the Kasper’s in tow, and now both my back and feet can rejoice! You’ll also never have to compromise style
and comfort, nor worry about what’s perceived of you through your shoes with
these – unless you’re wearing them and playing a game of pick-up basketball.

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Kasper by Sandro Moscoloni: Shoe Review”

  1. Isaac Says:

    I bought a pair of these before reading this review and I must agree, these are great shoes. Very comfortable and suitable for a diverse range of uses. Great shoes.

    My only complaint is that they, like most Sandro shoes, seem to be breathe somewhat poorly compared to other leather shoes I’ve owned.

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