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Bowery Button Boot
Bowery Button Boot Posted: 11/16/14
Reviewer: Ray from OKC
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Boot looks great but is very uncomfortable. I feel like I am standing on concrete in these boots. On top of that, the buttons are a nightmare. JV has great looking boots but these were a dud all around especially for the price.

Sid Heritage Oxford
Sid Heritage Oxford Posted: 11/16/14
Reviewer: B Russell from Charlotte, NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are fantastic. Beware, they run a full size larger than marked, so order one full size smaller than your regular size. It took me two returns to get it right. Aside from that, this your "go to" dress shoe. Can be worn with basically anything from a suit to jeans. The quality is top-notch - from the all leather soles, to the awesome double-stitch detailing. These shoes should be in your dress wear starting line-up. Very happy with this purchase!

Dearborn Drby
Dearborn Drby Posted: 11/12/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I love the style and comfort. Unfortunately, one heel fell off when I was at work. The other shoe started to click with each step and was un-repairable. Awful quality for a shoe at this price.

Barrett Side Zip Boot
Barrett Side Zip Boot Posted: 11/10/14
Reviewer: from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I hemmed and hawed about what size to get in these. I went with an 11.5 (same size I order Vans). They're great. Love the low heel, nearly flat bottom that looks like tire rubber.

NYC Vintage Chukka
NYC Vintage Chukka Posted: 11/1/14
Reviewer: Gary from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

A great looking shoe and is built to very comfortable walking on the street. Only negative is that for me the 12 is too long but fits everywhere else and the 11.5 is right length but is too tight around heel and across top of foot. If you have a long/narrow sort of frame this shoe and this brand in general will work well for you. Varvatos is one of my favorite brands of shoe, but could not get the size to work on this one.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 10/20/14
Reviewer: Bobby from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

One of the best pair of shoes/boots that I own! Goes great with just about anything. I wear these mostly for work (wear mostly slim khakis, slim button down shirt...jeans on casual Fridays etc.), but they are great for adult parties (I make the distinction, I guess, because I go to a lot of kids' parties), and date night with the wife when I have to look decent, don't really want to think about what I'm going to wear, and want to be comfortable. These shoes don't offer much arch support and run a little big, so I just added an insole to solve both problems. I wouldn't recommend wearing these is you plan on walking all day but otherwise great shoes for everyday use.

Redding Oxford
Redding Oxford Posted: 10/3/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Slightly uncomfortable across the top of the foot but may soften with continued wears as this is mostly leather.

Luxe Dress Chelsea
Luxe Dress Chelsea Posted: 9/20/14
Reviewer: Mark from Kirkland, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Nice boot. Great leather, comfortable. stylish. Only complaint is the stretch band is a little hard to get the boot on and off. Zipper would be easier. The tab at the back is too small to get my finger in too. Wouldn't return them for that. They are pretty cool!

Gibbons Vintage Lace Boot
Gibbons Vintage Lace Boot Posted: 9/18/14
Reviewer: from Dallas, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

HOT DERN these boots are a classic. The leather quality MUST be near full grain in terms of thickness but the shell is so much more smooth than any full grain boot I've owned. I bought these to scuff and wear carelessly with cargo pants and over the winter but I actually fear I'll struggle to give them some character, they're just so bombproof!

32mm Harness on Tubular Strap
32mm Harness on Tubular Strap Posted: 9/16/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just got this belt today, it is the first expensive belt I have ever owned. It fits just right. Based on the measurements they provide (31½" to first hole for size 32), it seems the length goes up perhaps only 1" for every two steps in size, because I got a 36, and it is 33½" to the first hole. The buckle is so nice, not too shiny and not too rustic - very classy. What I love the most is how the leather looks a bit overly distressed when laid out flat, but once you curve it, it flexes into form and takes on a really nice, slightly distressed sheen. I guess this is the sign of a quality leather product. It seems to be well worth the money!

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 8/12/14
Reviewer: Rebecca W. from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have ordered 3 pairs of these Varvatos boat shoes because my husband loves them so much. The leather is soft, comfortable, stretches nicely (but not too much) and goes so nicely with most spring/summer outfits. We have purchased them in tan as well. My husband wears a large size shoe, so it's great to find a shoe that runs up to size 13/14 and still looks very handsome on the foot.

Hipster Laceless
Hipster Laceless Posted: 8/7/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These shoes were pretty lame for the price. I'm returning them. If I'm going to pay this much for a pair of shoes, how about a sole that doesn't look and feel like a pair of Skechers? Also there's a little hand with a "peace" sign on them, don't know how I missed that, I'm not sure if that's like a brand thing, but I don't play Pogs or own a trapper keeper anymore, so no thanks. They are also lighter than they appear in the photo.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 8/6/14
Reviewer: from NY/NJ
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Great style, Poor comfort. The Good: They look great! The Bad: Uncomfortable, need to add insoles, pricey, soles wear out quick.

Hattan Side Zip
Hattan Side Zip Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: ChongLi from Chicagoland
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

First day...leather is nice and should break in easily. Nice rubber with light tread. Zipper is noisy when walking. The sizing feels slightly big but not like a half size.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 7/29/14
Reviewer: Somo from Montreal
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE these shoes. I get many compliments on them. The calfskin leather is very soft and the shoes come with a broken-in feel to them. A great addition to any shoe collection.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: Andrew Brooks from United States
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I love these shoes, but after about a week the right shoe developed a really annoying squeak! This rendered the shoes unwearable. I called Zappos and they kindly refunded the shoes as defective. I have ordered another pair, but sadly they did not have the same color.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 6/8/14
Reviewer: SR from United States
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Looks really good, but very uncomfortable. Shoes are a whole size smaller than marked. It narrow and very tight. Not suited for wearing all day.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 6/6/14
Reviewer: Ian Chin from Irvine, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoe and I've only had them a few days. The leather is extremely soft but durable. Not a lot of foot padding but I wasn't expecting much; overall very comfortable. Runs a little on the large side. High quality shoe, I'll be buying a second pair.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 5/20/14
Reviewer: from Buckhead, GA
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Why pay so much for something that cannot give you the comfort nor the support you expect. At least not at that price. Why do we saddle ourselves with vain name tags which do nothing for us.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 5/15/14
Reviewer: dowpwr from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I purchased the mineral schooner and I have to say, this shoe was way too narrow around the toes. The stitching on the sides of the shoe dug into my little toe. It was a disappointment because the heel was very comfortable. I have an average foot (not too wide or narrow) and felt this shoe was way too narrow in the toe box. If it was a bit wider, I would have kept them - back they go. I even ordered a size up - same issue. On a separate note, I also purchased the blue leather Schooners which are super comfortable. So I think its just the crinkled up style that is way narrow.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 4/27/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Actually saw this shoe at Nordstrom's. The store didn't have my size and offered to ship it about 1 week later....ordered and received from Zappos in 2 1/2 days.

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