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What Our Customers Are Saying...
Reviewer: Ken Lindemann
from Rumson, NJ
I have been a big Tommy Bahama fan over the years but these shoes are so problematic, it is difficult to find a starting point. On the positive side, I do like the style. It is a casual, beachy look that works well with jeans or shorts and the leather is good quality. That is where the good news ends. These could be the most uncomfortable shoes that I have ever worn. It is difficult to keep them on for more than just a couple of hours. There is absolutely no arch support whatsoever. One of the leather straps that circumvents the upper portions of the quarters on one of the shoes is very annoying and abrasive. I thought it would loosen up in time but after three months of wear, it is still bothersome. The other shoe is fine. The ultimate insult, however, is that the decorative leather lace loops on the shoes have no binding to keep them in place. It is tough to take more than a few steps and not have the straps come completely undone. How does a shoe company design a product like this? It is easy to step on the strap with the opposite foot and it is a wonder that I have not stripped one completely off the shoe. I literally had to take sewing thread and tie the laces together the best I could to keep them intact. Please save your money and avoid these shoes altogether.
from Clayton, NY
I needed this shoe in narrow width and went to five or six stores and then the manufacturer's website without finding any. Zappos online chat assisted me in confirming that S size was equivalent to narrow - I ordered them and they were delivered in 3 days - fit perfectly & wearing them right now. Very satisfied.
from Riverside, CA
I bought these in the chestnut (I believe it's called Sahara) leather. They are my first pair of Topsiders, though I own a ridiculous amount of Minnetonka moccasins (including the boat shoe and smooth leather styles). I'm an 8.5M, and I bought them in the 8.5M - perfect! They were a bit tight at first, then I realized I could use the laces around the sides to loosen them up (duh, long day). Worked like a charm. The biggest difference from my beloved Minnetonkas (my folks had an RV growing up, and every summer, driving up the California coast, we'd go to the outlet in Solvang and pick out 2 pairs for school so I've been a loyal customer for 20-30 years)? The laces actually stay tied, and can be used to adjust the width. The sole is equally comfortable and the leather is beautiful, though not as buttery-soft (I didn't expect it to be as this particular color looks a bit "distressed"). Anyways, very satisfied with my purchase, and they look well-crafted and built to last (at this price, I would expect nothing less!). Recommended!
About Boat Shoes
What better way to add some classic style to your summer look than with the perfect pair of boat shoes! Long worn by members of the U.S. Navy, deck shoes have made their way into the mainstream and become a footwear staple for the warmer months.
Incorporate this trend into your wardrobe with a classic pair from Sperry Top-Sider. Long considered the gold standard, Sperrys offers iconic styles, along with fresh patterns and colors for a more up-to-date look. Want something different? Sebago, Timberland, and Clarks shoes all offer a wide selection of topsiders, making it easy for everyone to find the perfect pair of this summer essential!