Summary

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7 reasons to buy

  • The sneaker fit adequately and is not narrow compared to prominent casual shoes found in the market.
  • The Polo Ralph Lauren Jeston sneaker is assembled with high-quality leather uppers.
  • Its laces are durable.
  • Aside from being durable, the laces also came in two pairs which maximize its versatility.
  • The design and construction of the Polo Ralph Lauren Jeston were astounding and stylish.
  • Wearers found the sneaker to be comfortable which can even be enhanced by using inserts.
  • One customer exclaimed that buying the sneaker was a pleasant shopping experience.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One of the reviewers found out that the dye tends to be unstable.
  • Another disappointed buyer disliked the shoe’s back collar which cuts against his heel.

Bottom line

Mixing comfort and class, the Polo Ralph Lauren Jeston adds another lavish iteration to the coveted Ralph Lauren catalog. Its durability, as well as design, proved to be timeless which can double as a dress shoe from time to time.

Though most of the purchasers found the sneaker to be comfortable, one must be vigilant when it comes to the low top’s back collar which has a tendency to dig into the heel. Aside from its longevity, the sneaker shines well in its high-quality leather upper which one can boast along the streets.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Polo Ralph Lauren Fashion Shoes
Price: $109
Size
Small True to size Large
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The sneaker utilizes a lace-up system for its lockdown which runs through seven eyelets, with the top one lying closer to the ankle. The collar is also padded for comfortable entry. Men can avail the sneaker in sizes starting from 7 to 13. The sneaker is built in a men's D medium width.

If one would think that this is a deconstructed form of a Nike Dunk Low, then one is mistaken. The sneaker screams a vintage look even though its gloss hails from a contemporary origin. Its rounded toe is perfect to be sported with shorts and pants, depending on which occasion or season.

Adding to its sophisticated flair is a leather interior which opposes the tonal color of the upper. The sneaker also comes with an extra pair of laces to mix and match with clothes.

A generous amount of perforations can be observed at the sneaker's toe box area. Speaking of apertures, two parallel lines of holes are also visible at the side panels. The prominent colorways that were released are black and cream. A signature pony logo is debossed in its tongue.

From his breakthrough of being the first American designer to have his freestanding store, Ralph Lauren had now ventured in different aspects of the fashion pantheon. Involving his company in several unrelated industries made the Polo Ralph Lauren label relevant wherever one looks.

Ralph started to visualize his niche for clothing when he was at a young age which was somehow influenced by his father's job as a painter. In high school, he would be selling marked-up ties to his fellow students while during the evenings, he would work at Alexander's.

He continued to be passionate about his work and brought his dream to Brooklyn's Baruch College, where he would still sell ties to his fellow students. Soon after finishing college and serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was selling ties at Brooks Brothers.

After getting tired of working for Brooks Brothers, he approached several clothing stores before ending up at Beau Brummel. It was here where Lauren started to conceptualize his designs that would be directly sold in a showroom in the Empire State Building. After a brief stint of selling for others, Lauren established the Polo Fashions Inc. in 1967.

Since its induction, Polo Ralph Lauren gradually tapped many lifestyle industries like perfumes, apparel, and shoes. It wouldn't be a surprise that after decades of its existence, the brand continued to replenish the Ralph Lauren footwear line and is not planning to stop there.

The luxurious quality is a dominant feature in the company's line of products which is also bestowed unto its shoe models. One example of this would be the Polo Ralph Lauren Jeston which boasts its almost patent-leather shine made from calfskin.

  • A Polo tag branding can be seen on the shoe's leather insole.
  • For traction, the rubber outsole is etched in a treaded pattern.

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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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