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A Familiar Old Brand and Friend Is Now Made of Poor Quality Stuff
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2017
I was so excited to find these on my Amazon Daily Deals on my Kindle Fire. I wore Isotoner slippers for many years and then got away from them for several years after becoming attached to my Uggs. I remember how well they fit. How well made they were. How I could wash and dry them and they always came out clean and perfect. I loved the arches. The snug fit so they didn't ever slip on my feet. Why did I ever quit buying them? I don't remember. So, I instantly purchased two pair when the Daily Deal flashed on my Kindle Fire. I bought one pair for myself and one pair for my mom. They arrived and they seemed to be everything I remembered. My mom agreed. They had same nice arches, snug fit, appeared well made, nice rubber soles to keep you from slipping down the stairs. They were comfy. They felt like a hug from an old friend. Mind you, I wear these as slippers - only indoors, usually between the bathroom and the bedroom when I'm getting dressed for the day or getting ready for bed. Occasionally I scuff around the house in them on weekends or in the evenings. They aren't shoes that ever leave the house, suffer tough terrain, or experience anything near abuse. Just six weeks after my purchase, and only one washing on the gentle cycle, these slippers are totally falling apart. The stitching is coming out as if it's dissolving between the sole and the upper portion of the shoe. The arches are completely compressed. I feel like I'm walking on concrete. And the fabric has stretched to the point that they complete fall off my feet with every step. My 75 year old mother - same exact situation. I can't express how disappointed I am. This is just yet another prime example of a poorly constructed products from a one well respected American company now being produced cheaply overseas but carrying the same familiarly quality label. Needless to say, I will not be buying anything from Isotoner ever again.