Disclaimer, I'm @asidney, Bonobos marketing director.
For $130, these shoes seem like a great value. They fit true to size so I didn't have to exchange or wear extra bulky or extra thin socks to be comfortable. The color is amazing and I can tell they're going to age really gracefully. With some low level maintenance, I could see these lasting me 5 years or more.
Autumn Boat Shoes
Think of these as an Autumn boat shoe, a classic looking lace up, warm, quality, smooth oiled leather in a brilliant color. As Autumn rushes in to Winter in Chicago, these are easily paired with some thicker merino socks to keep just as warm and look outstanding south of any pair of pants (except black, of course)
Boat shoes for winter
I really love these boots. While not quite as comfortable as my Sebago boat shoes, these are much sharper, and I plan on wearing through May. The color doesn't look as nice in pictures on other websites, but the Bonobos pictuers are accurate -- they have a beautiful rich color and shine to them.
beacon boot - brown
I agree with Adam completely. I wore these boots for the first time the other day; they're fantastic. While they aren't explicitly 'oiled' when you receive them, with some low-level care (i.e., leather protector of sorts) you will be very happy. You can tell you will get some longevity out of these boots. They look great with all my bonobos pants, but pair especially well with my Iron Jackhammers.
I wear these boots everyday to work and they're perfect. I actually own Timberland Earthkeeper boots but these definitely work better in the office with a nice pair of Bonobos pants. Like all the other reviewers stated, the color is very nice and I've gotten many compliments. Fit is true to size and the leather will break in.
Love these boots
These are amazingly comfortable boots. True to size fit was spot on right out of the box, was able to wear them all day on the second wearing without any issues. The color isn't quite the same as the picture, it is a nice brown quite solid and glossy not the same finish as in the picture. I am quite confident that within time and some care they will look nicely worn and broken in.
Great while they last
I ordered these about 7 months ago, and they have been great. When I bought them they had to be worn a little to break them in. The right shoe felt a tad tighter than the left, but after a few wears this sorted itself out. I wore these frequently but not all of the time, and they definitely got better as they aged. The oil that Bonobos put on (nowhere else does this, that's why they look so good here compared to all the other sites you can find these on) helps keep these shoes looking good as they age. I'm taking a star off because recently the heel has started to come off the back left shoe, it is not too jeopardizing to the structure and functionality of the shoe but it still may needs to be mended. Lots of respect to Bonobos though for letting me know of the warranty and sending me a new pair!
They are not as dark as they appear on the site. The color is a rich dark brown and whatever the oil is works really well at repelling water. The soles are very sturdy and I wore them in pouring rain the first day I got them.