The loafer is very sturdy and the material feels very nice. It is stitched sole and feels very nice on the feet. I ordered a size 9 and i have a long foot. It fit my feet perfectly and it feels super nice and tight on the feet doesn't feel flimsy like how cheap loafers feel like they will fall off if you run. It has some heft to it. The box was also very high quality. Overall genuine piece and extremely good quality. The tassel on the loafer seemed small in the picture but it is quite big and noticeable for me. Thinking of cutting it off. That's my only gripe. But it's subjective your mileage may vary there.