The shoes came in. I'm thrilled.
Maybe some first thoughts would help?
Outstanding. I really like the way the shoes look normal but allows for a fit much more in line with my physical values and goals.
The shoe tree and bags are a wonderful addition. Provide more value than expected, right?!
I appreciate the note saying not to work out in them. I actually had to stop myself from playing soccer with my kids when I came home.
I'm an officer in the Army. I love that I can wear these shoes in uniform. I love that I get to represent your grandfather in the process too.
Can't wait to get the brown shoes and check out the boots when you're done!
Best of luck, Mountain. Really hope you're build a successful business offering a great product.
At left is a typical dress shoe, same size and same Wide width. You can see that it is still 1 or 2 cm longer than ours. Most sleeker dress shoes have a fair amount of unoccupied space in the front. We took advantage of that and used it to give you a wide toebox without looking like it. Dress shoes get even longer if we start looking at chisel-toe and pointy-toe styles. But even though these conventional dress shoes are longer, you still feel cramped because of the heel lift and the fact that their shoes are widest at the ball of the foot. Ours are widest at the toes, as a foot naturally is.
Regarding groundfeel, Chronology's outsole is 4mm thick, with another 4mm of leather and cork between that and your feet. The polyurethane we use for the outsole was selected for durability, which is more important than groundfeel in a shoe like this. The 2-part (polyurethane + leather/cork) design allows for the shoes to be resoled like good dress shoes and unlike most minimalist shoes.