I was right all along, this is the best dupe for the docs. Get it already, girl. :) You not only support local, but you also save your money. Get the look without breaking the bank!
Blake in Black
This is my first pair of boots ever and I'm so happy to get them from Rob & Mara. I just saw their page on my IG feed one day. The reviews are stellar so it didn't take long for me to decide to buy. Plus, it supports our local shoemakers. I am in love with Blake in Black! Pulido is the word. High quality indeed! And the pricing is good too.
Hoping to take them to beautiful places soon (maybe next year?)
Also, the shop has great customer service.
If you're reading this, get a pair (any pair) now!
The foot size fitting brouhaha aside, my feet is in this weird sometimes 9 sometime size 10 fit. With shoe expanders, shoe conditioner wax and hot hair blower, I fit into my Blakes just in time for my bday. The compliments were amazing, some even thought they were "D** M*****s". This pair is more than well worth the investment at a fraction of the price of the competition. After the break-in period, Blake was such a joy to wear. Craftsmanship was superb.The cushioning, stitching was perfect. The pull loop is sturdy. I've tested it because had to use it sooo much because of my weird fit. A few suggestions though, the finishing of the cuts on the leather of tongue, it is best to put a seal cap of sorts to prevent fraying and biting on the skin. A thin seal would do. Heads up for people with wide set feet, this might not be the shoe for you. Even for me with normal-narrow set feet, it was a struggle to fit into the boot, had to use dress socks. I think it would widen in time on my end but I hope Rob and Mara provides a Wide set option for all their closed shoes esp. Boots. Because my mom has wide set feet and I would have loved her to have a pair too. Over-all: with a little more use and leather break-in, it is the best boots that i've ever bought for myself. Thank you Rob and Mara for the surprise delivery! It was a lovely surprise before my birthday. I super appreciate the gesture
I love these boots so much! They're so comfortable and I feel like they will last me a long time.
Blake in Black
This is my first pair of Rob and Mara and all I can say is that it's worth every peso! I had a mistake of ordering a wrong size and was able to change it to the size that fits me, hassle free! Their customer service were able to help me find my right size and in exchange for the ones I got. Thank youu!
I always wanted to own a pair of boots but most of the good ones are expensive. I found Rob and Mara and I love the reviews - price and quality wise. I immediately ordered and NO REGRETS. SUPER HAPPY WITH MY PAIR OF BOOTS!!!! It is so comfy I explored Baguio for 3 days using it!