37 thoughts on “Fellas redpill me on Arket before I do something I regret

  1. Anonymous says:

    echoing don’t buy shoes from fashion brands.
    buy them from a company that specializes in shoes/leather.
    don’t buy dress shoes under $300 unless you really know what you’re doing or buy used. $300-600 is the price range most good shoes that aren’t overpriced or some kind of dickwave cost.
    you get the best value at $300-600. $300 is the absolute entry level for real dress shoes that don’t have major corners cut in their construction, with a few exceptions that you don’t know enough about shoes to safely navigate. if that’s too much buy used.
    you get much less for your dollar in the $100-300 range, shoes with major corners cut that don’t age well and wind up in the trash heap where they belong.

      • Anonymous says:

        idk if you are joking are not, but don’t wear the same shoes EVERYDAY. It will stink up and have a hole in it after 1-2 years, especially for cheap ones like this. For the love of god, get at least 2 pairs and rotate.

  2. Anonymous says:

    are you stupid? you can get better allen edmonds shoes on discount for that price, or their factory second. Better yet, get one from ebay for $70. good luck living with it if you choose to ignore the warnings here

    • Anonymous says:

      allen edmonds? What are you like 50? Who wants to wear a stodgy grandpa shoe that feels like walking in a wooden clog. They haven’t updated their style… ever. Sure they are built to last but you will never find out how long because they would have been donated long before then. I’ve been there, sadly.

      • Anonymous says:

        you can call me cheap but AE is the goat for quality and beautiful dress shoes.
        > feels like walking in a wooden clog
        there’re if all you have been wearing are foam sneakers that break down after a year.
        >haven’t updated their style… ever
        they have alot of new sneakers that utilize classic upper designs (weave leather, lpenny oafer,mock toe) with more modern vibram foam soles for zommers like you. Otherwise, most of the classic styles are still amazing. You don’t reinvent the wheels.
        >you will never find out how long because they would have been donated long before then.
        As long as the leather upper is not cracked or cut, and sole not worn through, you can touch it up. I mostly buy them as rotation shoes, explore new styles, or for their beauty. I agree it’s questionable to resole $40-90 used AE for $110 cost. However, you can slap a $15 vibram sole guard on them and polish them up, and they look/work amazingly. I have a pair of AE Warton that i replaced the vibram sole guard twice by myself and it’s 9 years going strong.

        • Anonymous says:

          I couldn’t disagree any more but you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about
          I’m 28 and live in a very affluent area with a mall that is equal too if not better than than 5th avenue in NYC and rodeo drive in LA.
          I’m getting married and needed dress shoes for my suit. I looked in literally every store that was relevant. From Louis Vuitton to Nordstroms. This mall has an Allen Edmonds and they by far had the best selection and the best price with the quality to match it if not exceed it. Also got a perfectly matching belt and gloves for the winter. They are not overrated. They are very justified and even a bargain for the quality considered by everyone who knows what they’re talking about.

          I’m not going to argue about the value (subjective) or quality (I agree) of Allen Edmonds, but have you tried Italian handmade shoes in the same price range? They feel like a leather slipper and are infinitely better looking than those AE clogs. Face it, American shoe manufacturers just don’t have the style of the Europeans. It seems like their market is – without judgement – for people like you who value durability and a workwear style. It’s an old fashioned, conservative style, just like American suits that are cut differently than European.

          Without trying other shoe brands in the same price range, how are you so sure? Because you walked around your little mall (that’s not in NYC or LA)? Pick up a pair of Guidi or Marsell, second hand, just to try them, or something more mainstream. They are light, the leather is supple, and they don’t look like they belong with a pair of overalls.

          >there’re if all you have been wearing are foam sneakers that break down after a year
          I’ve owned more handmade leather shoes than you’ve seen on eBay.

          • Anonymous says:

            You are just plain wrong regarding styling and feel, I’d say you clearly lack exprience. If you want to buy plastic glued sole made in cambodia H&M shoes for $200, no one is going to stop you

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m truly sad that consumers nowadays equate light, synthetic, flimsy constructions with modern and style.
            >I’ve owned more handmade leather shoes than you’ve seen on eBay
            statistically speaking are you just wrong and pathetic. I just searched handmade leather shoes on ebay with preoened filter and there are 6,900 results, I doubt you have close to 1% of that in "hand-made" shoes.

          • Anonymous says:

            So you wear used leather shoes and compare them to new shoes?
            You’ve proven that you’re an idiot
            Secondly Allen Edmond loafers are $400. Martell loafers are $1200. You’re comparing apples to oranges and missed the point entirely
            Thirdly the mall mentioned is nicer than than anything in LA or NYC and is exactly why I mentioned it. Definitely nicer than anything you’ve been too
            You’ve proven that you’re an idiot and lack basic reading comprehension. It’s all good.
            I have nicer shoes than Allen Edmonds too
            That doesn’t mean they’re a bad brand. That doesn’t mean their shoes suck. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth the money and aren’t worth owning.

          • Anonymous says:

            Uh yeah, tell that to this autist

            […]
            I’m not going to argue about the value (subjective) or quality (I agree) of Allen Edmonds, but have you tried Italian handmade shoes in the same price range? They feel like a leather slipper and are infinitely better looking than those AE clogs. Face it, American shoe manufacturers just don’t have the style of the Europeans. It seems like their market is – without judgement – for people like you who value durability and a workwear style. It’s an old fashioned, conservative style, just like American suits that are cut differently than European.

            Without trying other shoe brands in the same price range, how are you so sure? Because you walked around your little mall (that’s not in NYC or LA)? Pick up a pair of Guidi or Marsell, second hand, just to try them, or something more mainstream. They are light, the leather is supple, and they don’t look like they belong with a pair of overalls.

            >there’re if all you have been wearing are foam sneakers that break down after a year
            I’ve owned more handmade leather shoes than you’ve seen on eBay.

          • Anonymous says:

            for real

            So you wear used leather shoes and compare them to new shoes?
            You’ve proven that you’re an idiot
            Secondly Allen Edmond loafers are $400. Martell loafers are $1200. You’re comparing apples to oranges and missed the point entirely
            Thirdly the mall mentioned is nicer than than anything in LA or NYC and is exactly why I mentioned it. Definitely nicer than anything you’ve been too
            You’ve proven that you’re an idiot and lack basic reading comprehension. It’s all good.
            I have nicer shoes than Allen Edmonds too
            That doesn’t mean they’re a bad brand. That doesn’t mean their shoes suck. That doesn’t mean they aren’t worth the money and aren’t worth owning.

            brutal levels of cope. why not go ahead and post your shoes?

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m being real with you lil’ nigga. You can accept it or not, I have no control over you 😉 have a good one

      • Anonymous says:

        I couldn’t disagree any more but you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about
        I’m 28 and live in a very affluent area with a mall that is equal too if not better than than 5th avenue in NYC and rodeo drive in LA.
        I’m getting married and needed dress shoes for my suit. I looked in literally every store that was relevant. From Louis Vuitton to Nordstroms. This mall has an Allen Edmonds and they by far had the best selection and the best price with the quality to match it if not exceed it. Also got a perfectly matching belt and gloves for the winter. They are not overrated. They are very justified and even a bargain for the quality considered by everyone who knows what they’re talking about.

        • Anonymous says:

          You are just plain wrong regarding styling and feel, I’d say you clearly lack exprience. If you want to buy plastic glued sole made in cambodia H&M shoes for $200, no one is going to stop you

          AE is garbage just an FYI

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just know Arket is H&M, but in a fancier package. They used to have a model made by Trickers that costed more than the rest of their offering ($475) and was the only thing worth investing in. I’d say DNC

  4. Anonymous says:

    Don’t buy shoes from clothing brands unless they are super cheap and you don’t plan on wearing them more than once or twice.
    For 230$ you can get lower end derbies from proper shoemakers that will wear much better and last forever with some care.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I dont mind arket stuff but those look cheap for being so much
    Go on ebay and search doc martens mono derby or solovair derby, you just saved $150 and got a better looking pair of shoes

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