Johnston & Murphy shoes are great for some men, but they're not for everyone.
When you're trying to decide which shoes to buy, you have to consider the following:
- Price/quality (closely related)
Let's take a look at each of these…
Johnston & Murphy makes plenty of shoes below $200, as well as many models that sell for anywhere between $250 and $400. This is definitely an investment for most men, but you usually get what you pay for when it comes to footwear.
More expensive shoes will typically last longer than cheap dress shoes. Johnston & Murphy shoes are definitely not cheap, low quality shoes. But they're not as high end as, say, Allen Edmonds or Alden.
That said, if you can't afford $400+ shoes, Johnston & Murphy is a great option.
Comfort doesn't really have anything to do with price or quality. Different brands use slightly different shapes. You'll probably find that certain brands feel much better on your feet than others. Find one that works for you and stick with it!
If you have a wide foot and your feet are often sore after a long day at the office, you might want to try Johnston & Murphy.
This company makes shoes down to size 6 (US). They don't have every model in stock at these smaller sizes, but at least they make small shoes (many companies stop at size 8).
I found that these shoes tend to run big, compared to other brands like Allen Edmonds and Cole Haan, so you may want to size down a half size.
If you wear smaller than a 6, you'll have to look elsewhere.
J&M is an old American company, and their style reflects these roots. They make classic shoes – loafers, Oxfords, ankle boots and boat shoes. And they come in classic colors like brown, black, burgundy and tan.
If you prefer shoes that are more “on trend” and fashion forward, Johnston & Murphy probably isn't for you. Personally, I like the classic, timeless look because it will never go out of style.
Choosing the right shoes is a personal decision. If you like the traditional aesthetic of Johnston & Murphy, and they fall within your budget, you should definitely check them out.
Just make sure to try them on and see if they're comfortable before committing (they have free returns, so wear them around the house for a few hours to test them out).
Do you like Johnston & Murphy shoes? Let me know down in the comments!