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    Jack Erwin Ernie

    Hi guys,

    I was considering picking up the Jack Erwin Ernie (http://www.jackerwin.com/products/er...rk-brown-suede) in the brown color as a casual shoe. Just wanted to see if anyone had an in person review of the shoes before I picked them up (I know they have free shipping and returns, but I'm trying to cut down on my use of that).

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    No experience with these, but I do have experience with drivers.

    In the past I would buy myself a new pair of boat shoes each Spring to wear during the warmer seasons. Last year I decided to switch it up and go with a penny loafer style driver. They were not very durable compared to previous Sperrys I bought. They only lasted through mid-July.

    Point being drivers, in my opinion aren't the most durable shoes, especially at this price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bremersm View Post
    No experience with these, but I do have experience with drivers.

    In the past I would buy myself a new pair of boat shoes each Spring to wear during the warmer seasons. Last year I decided to switch it up and go with a penny loafer style driver. They were not very durable compared to previous Sperrys I bought. They only lasted through mid-July.

    Point being drivers, in my opinion aren't the most durable shoes, especially at this price point.

    Thanks for the reply. I prefer the looks of loafers or driving shoes to boat shoes, but I was definitely hope to keep it for a couple of years. Might end up trying for camp mocs or something different then.

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    I concur, drivers tend to wear out fast. Probably because they were made for driving and not walking... Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bremersm View Post
    No experience with these, but I do have experience with drivers.

    In the past I would buy myself a new pair of boat shoes each Spring to wear during the warmer seasons. Last year I decided to switch it up and go with a penny loafer style driver. They were not very durable compared to previous Sperrys I bought. They only lasted through mid-July.

    Point being drivers, in my opinion aren't the most durable shoes, especially at this price point.
    You go through a pair of boat shoes per summer? Were you wearing them out or just liked picking up a fresh pair each year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKNumber3 View Post
    You go through a pair of boat shoes per summer? Were you wearing them out or just liked picking up a fresh pair each year.
    I did blow through one pair of Sperrys in a season a few years ago, but otherwise I just liked getting a different pair each year.

    Now I have some Aldens and will probably keep them for a while.

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    Ive had mine from J&M for a year and they are still going ok. Of course mine were like 40 with my employee discount from when I work there. I don't know if I would pay $95 for those though. Drivers are pretty comfortable, at least mine are.

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