The recent reviews of Jay Butler shoes in the comments on the site have been great to read. You have to start with this. Jay Butler shoes look like loafers and wear like moccasins. That is because they are constructed differently. They are crazy durable (been two years, wear mine at least 4 times a week, and they are just looking broken in).
And readers have weighed in, both here and in the FB group.
What I do hear still is (paraphrased): They do look great, and who doesn’t want to buy shoes that wear like moccasins and last probably longer than me, but I just can’t wear anything without socks because (a) odor (b)heat/sweat (c) comfort.
Perforation can be tricky, and I never thought I would wear a perforated shoe (and this is the guy who makes the case for flip flops). But now I can’t take them off, and this is why.
Jay Butler got the perforation right. When you look down, the perforation isn’t a style element, it isn’t even something you necessarily notice. I don’t know if it is the size of the hole or the spacing, but I showed these to my sister and she was like, “Wait, those are perforated?”
These shoes breathe. And they are stupid comfortable. They feel almost like your favorite sneaker, and they are the tipping point for an outfit.
Cannot recommend highly enough. You can check them out here. No more excuses.