Product Review: Donum’s Mint Tassel Loafer in Burnet
Italian Influence w/ Colombian Craftsmanship & Spirit
Colombian based luxury footwear brand Donum created their shoes as a gift to the people of their country. Now, we’ve been blessed with the chance to try them out here in the States. Looking through the full collection, from a stylistic perspective, Donum approach to footwear pushes the design spectrum just enough without stepping into an Avante-Garde territory.
To get some insight on the product, I wore their loafer — The Mint, for a week. Here’s my product review.
The Mint Tassel Loafer in Burnet – Donum
Considering myself somewhat of a loafer aficionado, I was intrigued by the shape of these shoes. With a slender toe box and a more chiseled/square toe, all of the brand’s Italian influence is prevalent.
Let deep-dive into the pros:
- The slender silhouette is the perfect complement to a tailored suit or slim jeans
- Speaking of the chiseled toe, it definitely gives the shoe some personality and its a departure from the English and American rounded toe that we’ve seen over the last decade. FYI, these aren’t the square toe shoes that you wore to your first internship.
- The heel-cup provides surprise levels of comfort
- These shoes are sturdy. Loafers in my experience to expand, where the upper spills over the outsole. This isn’t the case here
- The coloration is a truly deep brown, making them extremely versatile
Now for the cons
- For this particular pair of shoes, break in time was about a solid seven days. Not terrible by any means
- There’s are a limited number of colors & materials for this particular shoe
Striped knit blazer – Tagliatore | Shirt – Gant | Jeans – Sebastian McCall
Location: Rival Brothers Coffee (Spruce St, Philadelphia)
Photography: Saeed Ferguson of All Cap Studio
Featured sponsored by Donum Shoes, with all images & opinions being that of Sabir M. Peele of Men’s Style Pro