The Mexicans are coming! Well, their shoes are at least. In the past 6 months or so, a few brands have come on the scene out of Mexico. Just A Men Shoe being one and John Doe Shoes, being the other (yes, I know, the names could use some work). Today we shall discuss the latter brand, in particular their Dover Chukka Boot.
John Doe Shoes specializes in Good Year welted shoes, which are made at their factory in Mexico. Which, if you care to hear my opinion, we are going to be seeing a few brands come out of there. As I said, I opted for their chukka boot, but John Doe has 10 other shoes in the line, including one style of dress boot, which I almost opted for.
The John Doe website certainly leaves something to be desired. Although it is informative and the layout/navigation is simple the product photography needs some work. I think that the Dover Chukkas look both better in person and in my photography below, but I may be biased on the latter statement. Anyway, so far I have been pretty happy with the boots, but let’s take a closer look.
For $154 I think the Dover Chukka is a good buy. You can tell by looking at it that it is not a $300 shoe, but that it is also not a $100 shoe. Although I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I think they should offer the shoe in more colors than the brown shown here. But John Doe is a young brand so I would assume that expanding the color selections is in the near future. I wouldn’t wear the shoes with a suit, but they look great with a pair of chinos (as pictured above) and if I wore jeans I would wear them with jeans (I don’t wear jeans, ever). That said, if you are in the market for some affordable chukkas I suggest you take a hard look at this offering from John Doe Shoes.
Note: FYGblog did receive the shoes being reviewed for the purposes of review. However, as always, the utmost effort was taken to evaluate the product in an unbiased manner.