In short, is anyone aware of any change in the quality of DMs? Are DMs today the same product they were 10 years ago?
After many years of loyal service, a couple of pair of my DMs are giving up the ghost. Since I’ve been so pleased with them (and since I hate shopping!) I figured I’d just replace them with the same models/styles.
I bought my current 4 pair at Nordstrom, which has a really good shoe department and, in general, carries pretty high quality product. When I checked it out, I saw that Nordstrom’s no longer carries DM.
Looking for an outlet, I saw that DM is currently carried at Shoe Carnival, which I believe to be more of a high volume discount store. Something about the change in vendors made me wonder whether there might have been a change in DMs production qualities, or at least their marketing strategies. Are they now trying to be more mass market than before?
Just hoping someone with recent experience can give me the green light to buy some new DMs and figure my shoe situation will be set for the next decade or so. Of course, if you just want to sing the praises of your Docs, reminisce about Docs past, or comment on the absurdity of people who wear Docs, feel free.