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Prescott
Prescott Posted: 10/17/14
Reviewer: Clint de Ganon from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I'm an off-the-rack size 12. I found these to be a little wide. The shoes felt very slippery on non-carpeted surfaces. The style was such that they had a bit of an orthopedic look somehow. Not super-elegant looking.

Mendon
Mendon Posted: 10/17/14
Reviewer: Clint de Ganon from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Fit absolutely beautifully and super-comfortable. I'm a size 12 off the rack, and this was perfect. I hated to return it. But ultimately, it didn't seem quite dressy enough for a nice black suit. And for me - a little too dressy for jeans.

Bardwell Limit
Bardwell Limit Posted: 10/14/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Very comfortable but buyer beware, it has a stretch fabric behind the lacing that looks foolish. Like it doesn't know if it is a shoe or a loafer. Kind of like suit pants with a stretch waist.

Calhoun Walk
Calhoun Walk Posted: 10/11/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Well made but has a solid (and slick) sole with a very solid heel. No cushioning. Not comfortable if you need to walk in them for very long.

Andover
Andover Posted: 10/10/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Over size 12 BEWARE!! I ordered a pair of these in 14N, and they were very tight. I exchanged them for a wider width, only to have the same issue. Upon further review, I realized that BOTH pairs were marked "Mens 12/13" inside the tongue. A followup with the online support here confirmed that they had "mis-boxed a batch" of them. Customer service provided restitution for the debacle, but I would warn against ordering these if you wear >12. Also, as others pointed out--having previously owned a pair of Bostonian shoes that were made in Italy, it was disappointing to see that these were a product of elsewhere.

Alito
Alito Posted: 10/9/14
Reviewer: from Philadelphia
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes are very snazzy and I have gotten many complements from them. Beware, they are INCREDIBLY narrow like italian-style shoes (narrow and very long in the toe area) and do not fit like other Bostonian-brand shoes. They were a little too narrow for me when they arrived and I thought they would stretch a bit, which they did. Still the narrowest fitting shoe I own.

Bardwell Step
Bardwell Step Posted: 10/6/14
Reviewer: Paul DeAngelo from Long Island, New York
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are very light weight and didn't need a break in period. I got no blisters when I first started wearing them. They are very comfortable.

Malden
Malden Posted: 10/2/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

You should not buy this shoe, and let me tell you why; 1) the uppers as so stiff they will hurt when you walk, and 2) the soles slide on all surfaces be they concrete, wood, grass, carpet, marble. Coming out of the box the shoe looks beautiful, but they are tough to get used to. I am not sure what Bostonian Luxe means - maybe their cheap line? - but I can tell you I was not happy at all.

Calhoun Step
Calhoun Step Posted: 9/26/14
Reviewer: jfmpjfmp from Indonesia
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are good shoes for the price. They are not the most stylish shoes, but they look better than the comparable Johnston & Murphy or Allen Edmonds. They are well made. I am keeping them. But size 10 feels more like 10½.

Collier
Collier Posted: 9/26/14
Reviewer: Matt from San Francisco, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I liked the look of these shoes, but when I first put them on and laced them up tight I felt pain across the top of my foot, beneath the shoes' laces. I should have returned them right away, but I laced them more loosely and hoped that they would "break in" in a couple days. In fact, it took months of daily wear for them to break in to the point that they didn't hurt my feet. Also, there isn't much arch support. The insole isn't removable and there isn't enough room inside the shoes to insert my own insoles for extra support. After about 9 months of weekday wear, the soles wore through and I decided to retire them for a more comfortable pair rather than try to repair them. The heels of these shoes are hard and will make loud clicky sounds as you walk on pavement or tiled floors.

Prescott
Prescott Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Gerry Landreth from Miami, FL
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

It was difficult to get the shoe on. Once on, it was extremely tight across the top. I checked the size and it is what I ordered. I'm hoping that the it gets better the next time I wear therm. Even with all that, they look great.

Andover
Andover Posted: 9/17/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Unable to wear this shoe even though it looked good. The edge of the opening of the shoe hit my ankle bone protrusion on either side (the malleolus). Had to return it.

Alito
Alito Posted: 9/16/14
Reviewer: Robert Toniolo from United States
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

In less than three months there is a hole in the sole. I have never gone through a shoe this fast. The last Bostonian I ordered lasted me 3 years.

Andover
Andover Posted: 9/14/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

This is a great shoe for the price. It has a short break in time and the fact that it comes in many widths really helps with an excellent fit. I put rubber zip soles on mine for around $35 and they will last for years with the only thing to do is polish.

Mendon
Mendon Posted: 9/12/14
Reviewer: Gerry Landreth from Miami, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This was my first foray into online shopping for shoes. I wear a wide and can rarely find something in the stores. With Zappos.com I was able to find what I needed in a matter of minutes and couldn't be happier with the product. I've since used Zappos to buy another pair of shoes and a messenger bag. All orders were delivered on time. I will definitely be using Zappos again.

Espresso
Espresso Posted: 9/6/14
Reviewer: from Hartford, CT
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

A little more narrow than I expected. The soles are very squeaky on tile and similar surfaces. The left shoe squeaks when I walk...due to odd fit. Tried adjusting laces. No luck yet.

Andover
Andover Posted: 8/29/14
Reviewer: from Alexandria, VA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The style was nice, but the leather looked borderline patent leather but not as nice. I thought that they were too glossy and looked a little too much like pleather.

Mendon
Mendon Posted: 8/15/14
Reviewer: Bryan Drake from Brooklyn, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm not normally a brand loyalist, but I've bought this same pair of shoes from Zappos once a year for the past four years. You can't go wrong with these.

Andover
Andover Posted: 8/8/14
Reviewer: Corey from Long Island
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been wearing Bostonian Oxfords like these for years. They go well with jeans or a suit; Appropriate for a wedding, funeral or just handing out with sweetie. The cost is a very good price for these. You would be hard pressed to find a better pair of 100% leather oxfords like these!

Andover
Andover Posted: 8/1/14
Reviewer: Patrick Brass from Brea, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Absolutely gorgeous shoe, but unfortunately, not true to width size. A "4E" is more like a "D" or maybe "E" at best. I picked up a pair of Rockports, and they are a real "4E."

Alito
Alito Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Good shoe, especially for the price. Good office shoe. Quality soles, good uppers. Literally zero arch support and I have high arches. Shoe is "short" so there is no room for an insert. Run a bit big, and they get very narrow at the toe. Don't recommend doing what I did and putting in 6 miles on your feet the first day you wear them. They will be nice after they get broken in better.

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