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Bass Wayfarer

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    17%
  • 3 stars
    9%
  • 2 stars
    3%
  • 1 star
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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please note: Bass advises that this style runs a half size large and recommends sizing down. For example, if you normally wear a size 8.5, you may want to order a size 8.
  • The Bass® Wayfarer is perfect for dressy or casual occasions.
  • Leather or patent uppers offer lasting appeal.
  • Classic moccasin style with penny strap.
  • Man-made lining.
  • Cushioned footbed is perforated for breathability.
  • Genuine leather outsole and rubber heel gives stability and traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 12 in
    • Weight: 9.3 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

41% Felt true to size
  • 10% Full size too large
  • 36% Half size too Large
  • 41% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 2% Full size too small
66% Felt true to width
  • 66% Felt true to width
  • 24% Felt narrower than marked
  • 9% Felt wider than marked
75% Moderate arch support
  • 16% Excellent arch support
  • 75% Moderate arch support
  • 9% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please note: Bass advises that this style runs a half size large and recommends sizing down. For example, if you normally wear a size 8.5, you may want to order a size 8.
  • The Bass® Wayfarer is perfect for dressy or casual occasions.
  • Leather or patent uppers offer lasting appeal.
  • Classic moccasin style with penny strap.
  • Man-made lining.
  • Cushioned footbed is perforated for breathability.
  • Genuine leather outsole and rubber heel gives stability and traction.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 12 in
    • Weight: 9.3 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 6, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Bass Wayfarer

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 144 reviews.

Top Positive Review

10 people found this review helpful.

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I love the way these look. They are a beautiful shoe, but they make my feet bleed. After ordering and returning 2 other sizes (I'm a 10 but had to get 9.5) and wearing them as much as possible, I have still not broken them in. The leather is stiff and I have tried everything. I have resorted to carrying another pair of shoes with me to change into. I have normal sized feet, not too wide. I have started putting thick tape on the back of my heels while I wear them. If anyone can tell me how to break in these shoes, please tell me. I love them and don't want to give up.

Read more » « Show less July 18, 2009 by Sarah
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Top Critical Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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This is a super cute shoe. But, for me, the advice to order a half-size smaller really didn't work out. The shoe is simply too small, but instead of just returning it (maybe because they were sold out of my regular size?) I tried wearing them, stretching them, all to no avail. They seriously hurt my feet and I have pretty much no hope of ever being able to make them fit. A fairly expensive disappointment, unfortunately.

Read more » « Show less October 18, 2010 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Beautiful tailored shoe- classic penny loafer in brown rather than burgundy. Goes with every thing from business casual to jeans.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Durham, NC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The Incredibly Curious Sizing of Bass Shoes. I have ordered 5 pairs of Bass loafers and the sizing differences are dramatic! I usually fit a 7M or 6.5W...my first go-round was with the Bass Cassel loafer. The 6.5W wasn't really wide and I exchanged for the 7W which wasn't much better. I tried the Bass Wayfarer in a 7W which was absolutely swimming around my foot so exchanged for a 6.5W...which was also quite large and my heels kept flipping out the back. So...I ordered the 6W and like Goldilocks, finally found the perfectly fit shoe! Seriously though, the sizing is really strange.

Fit Survey

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Felt a full size larger than marked

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Felt wider than marked

  • from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Look no further, these penny loafers are a classic. Its timeless design and prep appeal echoes effortless cool. I am normally a size 10 but Bass shoes run a half size larger for me, so I ordered a 9.5. They are very comfortable and have a slight cushion in the footbed. The leather will be stiff, so wear them around the house for a few days to help break them in. I wear these with cuffed straight leg jeans and even pencil skirts. I like them because even with the menswear trend slowly declining, these penny loafers will and have always stood the test of fashion's finicky and short attention span. The sole is very durable (I walk a lot at work) but the dark varnish on them scuffs rather easily, but that lends to a vintage type charm. Also they do pucker at the sides when walking/standing at rest, but that is a flaw that cannot be helped due to the shape of the shoe. Overall, I give these 5 stars!

I'd also recommend: Cole Haan, Frye, Sperry

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Washington, DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Something very strange happened in the making/size labeling of these shoes and the other that I received. I ordered two sizes because there were few left of each and I was not sure which to get. The 8½M was smaller than the 8 M - by a lot. I am keeping the 8½ (which is my usual size), but people should keep in mind that the labeling of the sizes may be way off.

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Felt true to size

Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I wanted it so bad to make this work. But for some odd reason the sizing would not work for me. I ordered 7.5 following the advice here to order half size down your normal size. But turned out, it was still big for me. So, I exchanged for size 7...and so shocked that it was still big. I returned & ordered 6.5! Finally, it arrived...hoping against hope that it will fit. It was too tight. I had a hard time slipping my foot in it, and when I finally did, it was too snug. I was able to walk around with it, but I know for sure it will give me blisters and too hard to break it in. With a heavy heart and a defeated spirit, I had to return this. So my search for the perfect loafers continues. Next: Cole Haan.

I'd also recommend: Colehaan

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Memphis, TN
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