their styles are better than VNC or schu, IMO. more on the "safe" side, so good for work or for everyday leisure. yun nga lang i noticed that ang laki ng minahal ng prices nila. usually their shoes would go for 2k or above. to think very simple and basic lang ang styles.
i already have a few pairs from way back (before bench bought the franchise, i think) and they are, indeed, sturdy and reasonably comfortable.