I've been wearing KC's dress shoes for many years now and I have been very satisfied with look, confort and quality. However, it appears most recently mid 2013, they have made some cost reductions on the shoes and the quality of materials.
Most recenlty I've been enjoyed the KC's Reaction SIMPLICITY model, and they frankly, just suck. They feel and look cheap. It's the same model that I have purchase the last couple of years, but now, using the same model name, they are just made cheap. How depressing...
I have uploaded a photo.
The shoe on the right when it's starts to wear, wears nicely as nice leather. The cheaper version, on the right, wears like cheap pleather.
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