Over the decades, I've sported oxford by Cole Haan, Magnanni, Versace, Bally and others. All have strong branding. All have core style. I have no complaints. Coming out of lockdown and back to the office, I had to gear back up for real face to face time, but not without purpose and reflection. Working remote made me rethink what I was sporting. During pandemic lockdown, I had a lot of time to listen to my body and running outdoors 20-30 miles a week in minimalist shoes amplified things. Going back to the office, I needed to get my full body back in the game and not just the parts that appear on Zoom calls. I was looking for a new set of office kicks with real style and real comfort. The REDEN oxfords that I got have unequivocal comfort for oxfords. The insole is touted for good reason, but in all fairness I'd like to tip my hat to the choice of materials used for the soft upper. It feels organic and truly comfortable. It is not an oxford that sacrifices noticeable amounts of comfort for the sake of an edge on style. The REDEN oxfords that I just got have core style and core function that I feel confident wearing. I know that I am keeping professional and being honest with comfort, which keeps me productive on the job. My clients appreciate it too. They just don't know it. Bravo REDEN.