Are you looking for an economical dress shoe for work, formal settings and job interviews? If so, Croft & Barrow Bowman Oxford Wingtips are an excellent shoe for job interviews and all day wear. The shoe provides the attractive look of a traditional wingtip shoe on the outside, but contains the Croft & Barrow Core Technology Comfort System on the inside. The Core Technology Comfort system does a great job of making your feet comfortable. In addition, Croft & Barrow Bowman Wingtips have a substantial feel with a genuine leather upper and a sturdy outsole.
The Croft & Barrow Core Technology Comfort System was designed to make the shoes comfortable and supportive. The shoes offer 3-layers of cushioning including full length molded insole foam, heel pads, and EVA foam shock absorbing inserts. However, once your foot is safely ensconced in padding, it must still be able to breath. Croft & Barrow takes care of air circulation by having your foot rest on a flexible nylex fabric sockliner that wicks away moisture. The sockliner and insole board are also perforated to increase air circulation even more. The heel is lightened to reduce foot fatigue. There is no metal in the toe or heel to make the shoe airport friendly. Finally, anyone who has ever slipped in new shoes with smooth leather soles will appreciate the practical traction treads and flex grooves on the bottom of the Croft and Barrow Bowman shoe. You can move quickly and confidently in these shoes.
The test of any good job interview shoe is in the wearing. I recently wore these shoes all day for about 6 hours of driving and an hour of interviews. They didn’t let me down. The Croft and Barrow Bowman Wingtips enveloped my feet and provided proper support. While I think a wide width would be preferable, the regular size 12 shoe fit my foot well. As I have a minor case of plantar fasciitis (heel pain) due to walking a young dog all over creation in worn out sneakers, I found the extra padding of these dress shoes absolutely wonderful. These shoes were supportive and felt comfortable for a very long and challenging day. In hours of prolonged driving with the weight of my foot balanced on the heel of the shoe and my car’s gas pedal, the shoe only slightly irritated the back of my achilles tendon. A little time with the cruise control set gave my feet some rest and a chance to stretch. During my interview, the shoes looked stolidly professional and retained their shine.
Croft and Barrow Bowman Oxford Wingtips retail for about $70 at Kohl’s and on the Kohls.com website. However, these Croft & Barrow dress shoes are often featured for far less due to very attractive sale prices. Croft & Barrow Bowman Wingtips are an affordable bargain that feel like much more expensive premium shoes. You can feel like an industry tycoon wearing these shoes. Overall, I would highly recommend them for any job interview or professional warddrobe. You can wear these shoes to a job interview or in any formal setting with confidence.