This is my 4th Taft purchase! These are absolutely beautiful, even my least fashion-oriented friend raved on them, which was really amazing (he usually makes fun of me, even though all he wears are shirts from work and cargo shorts and sandals all year long!). Build quality is typical Taft - that is to say - fantastic. But the sizing felt a touch smaller than I expected. I am a 44 in other shoes, but I've been wearing Jack boots in 43 and they fit like a 44 in other brands... but the 43 in the Jack Sneaker is a touch small, and tight in the toebox on the width (but it still fits), even though I wear thinner socks with this than I do with my Jack boots. If that's my biggest complaint, and it's just a "buyer beware" to go up one size higher than you do in Jack boots... that's great. Thanks again Taft for making something that makes me look like a million bucks.