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John Varvatos Reviews

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 8/21/16
Reviewer: from Portland, OR
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Very comfortable. Good look to be dressed up or down. The shoes tend to scuff up very easily and they're difficult to shine up and clean up once scuffed.

Barrett Side Zip Boot
Barrett Side Zip Boot Posted: 7/28/16
Reviewer: Darlene Kearney from Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love the boot! The leather is stiff at first, but quickly becomes comfortable during the first wearing. Runs large. Initially ordered 1/2 size down, but had to do an exchange for a full size smaller than my son's normal size 12. Zappos exceeded expectations in accommodating my exchange; to my surprise, they overnighted my replacement pair. Customer for life!

Bedford Low Top
Bedford Low Top Posted: 7/13/16
Reviewer: Joe from Austin
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great style and comfort. Has been hard to find comfortable shoes that look great with jeans. Love these shoes

Hattan Hi Top
Hattan Hi Top Posted: 7/10/16
Reviewer: Hector Krauss from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love the shoe but its easily half a size bigger than normal

Mick Sneaker HI
Mick Sneaker HI Posted: 7/8/16
Reviewer: Charpie from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

DO NOT BUY. Save your money and avoid this product. These shoes lasted less than four months before turning into shreds. After about two months the soles started to show significant wear (enough to let water in), and by four months the seams had given out—ultimately making the sneaker unwearable. For someone that has a desk job and isn't on their feet much, I found this more than a little disappointing. I love the John Varvatos style and this shoe had been precisely what I was looking for; a high top, blacked out sneaker. I loved the idea that it was leather, and I thought the nearly $300 price tag would bring with it some superior quality. I was dead wrong. Not only were these shoes the most expensive sneaker I'd ever bought, but the worst in quality and the shortest lived. I will probably never buy a John Varvatos shoe again. I've since purchased the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II sneakers. They are a similar look and a quarter the price. I'd recommend you check into that product instead.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 6/6/16
Reviewer: Jeff Jurach from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These were not available any longer at Nordstrom. Really glad to find them at Zappos. And delivered on time. Very happy with the experience.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 2/10/16
Reviewer: Jeff from florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. They are close to two years old and looking amazing, unfortunately it is time to look for replacement or re-sole.

Barrett Side Zip Boot
Barrett Side Zip Boot Posted: 1/14/16
Reviewer: dmitry from nyc
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

It looks so good in the picture but in real life it feels cheap and aesthetically is not quite right. leather is hard, dry, poor quality. if it's laced properly it's impossible to get on and off using only the zipper. overall, the boot has no gravity to it. it doesn't feel good in your hands or on your feet.and definitely not worth the cost.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 1/13/16
Reviewer: Bryan from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Brown suede version lasted about 2.5 years before the soles started wearing out and through in different places. Love the look and overall feel - like a moccasin. However, you want to pause and reconsider if you need much arch support as these are very flat soles.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 12/30/15
Reviewer: Harold Roberts from Cincinnnati Area
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boots. I got these to replace an older pair of the same model, and they are outstanding. I'd been looking at the Timberland Wodehouse as well, but these are a lot cheaper with virtually the same look.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 11/24/15
Reviewer: Edgar Rodriguez from Tempe
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They look better in person. I wear size 11 on vans and nikes, but size 10 in these feel perfect.Go a full size down.

Hattan Hi Top
Hattan Hi Top Posted: 9/4/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Thought these were going to be my new favorite kicks. Thought wrong. I was on vacation when these arrived and I missed the return cut-off. These shoes are bigger than expected, meaning they feel a bit less comfortable to me than my standard varvatos/converse kicks and the leather doesn't "sit" properly for the ideal look. The design is very cool IMHO. Varvatos is one of my favorite designers for the sophisticated-rogue look I like to sport. I am pretty sure that I'd wear these much more often if I had ordered a half size smaller. All said and done, I'm cheap enough that I would never spend this much money on a pair of shoes that aren't a 100% "oh yeah." Close, but no cigar.

Hattan Low Top
Hattan Low Top Posted: 7/28/15
Reviewer: Bob Stone from Houston, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes! Fit was spot on & exactly the style I was looking for. I wanted a "classic" leather sneaker & after looking at almost 400 shoes on Zappos site described as "men's leather loafers" I quickly narrowed it down to 3 and selected this shoe. It was exactly what I was looking for & they fit perfectly. While not as supportive as some of the more "athletic" options, these are very comfortable and fit the bill when looking for a bit more "dressy" style.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 7/3/15
Reviewer: Juan Estrella from Barbados
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

3.5 overall. Smells strongly of glue. Not sure how well it will hold up, based on other reviews. Returning in favor of Desert Jink by Clarks.

Barrett Side Zip Boot
Barrett Side Zip Boot Posted: 7/3/15
Reviewer: Juan Estrella from Barbados
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Cool-looking boot. Smells strongly of glue. Not sure how well it will hold up, and value for price. Returning it in favor of Desert Jink by Clarks.

Barrett Side Zip Boot
Barrett Side Zip Boot Posted: 6/29/15
Reviewer: corey m from Connecticut
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Most comfortable boots I own to date. I have had them a week and can't take them off. Fits true to size. Seem like good quality so far. I bought them in black too because I loved them so much. Super easy on and off! Priced a bit high for rubber sole but overall A+.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 6/19/15
Reviewer: from San Francisco
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I'm a comfortable 9.5 in Varvatos Converse. 9.5 in this boot is too narrow for me. Shame because they're cool. If you have a wide foot, beware.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 5/29/15
Reviewer: Pete W from Burlingame, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The color in the picture is misleading. Lead is definitely gray, not the nice faded brown in the pic. I know that should be obvious from the name, but I was optimistic it would be something like the pic. Also felt a little big. I normally wear a 13, sometimes 14; but this 13 felt too big. I would order a 12 next time.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 5/18/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe with great style! They were worn to a wedding with a fitted black suit, skinny tie and were just the right addition to the look. Will also work with jeans and for a more casual look. Very versatile.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 1/24/15
Reviewer: from Vancouver, Canada
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These are great looking shoes but absolutely terrible quality. After about three months, the leather started to crack and peel off. By six months, the shoes were completely shot - bald patches on the toes and cracks all over. Both laces broke repeatedly. And here is the kicker: I only wore the shoes inside at the office (aside from occasionally running out to grab a coffee). The shoes look great but they are the worst quality that I have ever had.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 12/17/14
Reviewer: Payam from Texas
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Very nice looking and comfortable shoes. I have two of those but the sole is loose and they start squeaking a month after wear. With such an expensive price tag this is very disappointing.

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