Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most commented that this sneaker has an excellent fit.
  • A customer suggested that it looks great with jeans or slacks.
  • This low-top's leather is soft and durable, as per a couple of buyers.
  • Some commented that the Polo Ralph Lauren Hanford-Western is versatile, as it can be worn casually or at work.
  • Many found the shoe very stylish.
  • A few said that this sneaker is reasonably-priced.
  • One buyer is delighted that the Polo Ralph Lauren Hanford-Western can be worn while walking for a long time without stress on the feet.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A purchaser complained that the soles are thinner than expected, and worried about the sole's durability.
  • The color looks unimpressive, as per a buyer.

Bottom line

Focusing on style and functionality, the Polo Ralph Lauren Hanford-Western is yet another excellent addition to the growing number of Polo Ralph Lauren's quality low-tops. The nondescript colorways compliment the sneaker's design which looks great on various casual ensembles. Without compromising their wallet, wearers of all ages will find this sneaker as a staple wear due to its design, comfort, and functionality.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Polo Ralph Lauren Fashion Shoes
Price: ¥11730
Colorways: Black
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The low-top Polo Ralph Lauren Hanford-Western fits true to size. The shoe's leather construction grants breathability and durability while the rubber sole adds comfort and flexibility. With a conventional lace-up enclosure, wearers can snug to their preference. Light padding also makes the shoe more comfortable.

This sneaker is available in US mens’ sizes from 5 to 13.

Casual approach meets style can be an accurate description of the Polo Ralph Lauren Hanford-Western. Its colorway matches well with the leather giving it a sleek look, and the striped rubber sole adds to this low-top's street appeal.

Whether prancing on the streets or while at work, wearers will not be having issues as this shoe looks great when paired with either jeans or slacks. The widely famous Polo horse logo can be seen at the outer side of the shoes, definitively representing the class that the brand is known for.  

The Polo horse logo on the outer side is barely visible, even with the strip backdrop on it. Overall, the sneaker may look too simplified due to the colorway, but this feature makes it easier for pairing the shoe with various types of clothing.

Ralph Lauren Corporation was founded by Ralph Lauren in 1968. Lauren was a clothing salesman who got tired of selling other people’s products. He decided to establish his own clothing company. Since its inception, Ralph Lauren Corporation had sustained setbacks and successes. Today, the name Ralph Lauren has become one of the most recognizable clothing lines worldwide.

Lauren's first job was at Brooks Brothers as a salesman. Later, he decided to create his line of clothing and asked for Brooks Brothers' help. He was turned down by Brooks, even said that "the world was not ready" for him. Having no formal education in clothing design and running out of funds, Ralph Lauren and his brother Jerry sought the help of Norman Hilton and was given a loan amounting to $50,000.

The Polo Fashions Inc. was rapidly growing, with considerable deals coming from Bloomingdale and sizable orders of women's shirts, but business setbacks started to happen sooner than expected. By 1972, the company almost collapsed with numerous flops on financial planning and business decisions. Lauren invested $100,000 out of his own pocket and requested Peter Strom, a long-time friend of his from Norman Hilton, to join the company. After the brief halt, Polo Fashions Inc. was set for

prominence.

The company was renamed Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. in 1987. The decade saw a wide array of products ranging from fragrances to household products and apparel. As the years passed by, so did the business with its popularity reaching worldwide.

Today, Polo Ralph Lauren remains as one of the most revered brands in the world. With plenty of quality products for everyone, the company looks forward to dominate the competition. And to add to its latest collection of lifestyle sneakers, the low-top Polo Ralph Lauren Hanford-Western sneaker is another example of class and style which can be said for most of the company's products.

  • Initially released in 2014.
  • The shoe has a modified herringbone tread.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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