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Mayfield Laceless Derby
Mayfield Laceless Derby Posted: 4/26/15
Reviewer: from Boston Area
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent looking and quality shoe, just ordered my second pair in the other color. I just recovered from a broken ankle and these shoes have awesome arch support. When I originally bought the first pair I had to send them back for a 1/2 size larger as they were very difficult to get on. The shoe runs 1/2 size too small.

Mayfield Laceless Derby
Mayfield Laceless Derby Posted: 4/24/15
Reviewer: Jeremy Epp from Michigan
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Loved the look and feel of this shoe once I was able to get it on. Either the opening wasn't large enough or the elastic wasn't long enough - it was a BIG hassle to get on and off even with a shoehorn.

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.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 12/15/14
Reviewer: mike from PA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

They look great and seem to be quality made, BUT...there is absolutely NO arch support in this shoe. NONE. Actually, it feels like you are standing on the sole with almost no cushion. I have no foot issues, but after wearing these to a party last night, my heels were barking. I need to get inserts. Consider this when buying this shoe. For almost this much, there should be more comfort.

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!

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 4/20/14
Reviewer: from Houston,TX
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are nice shoes. When they say Lead they mean GRAY. The picture hints a shade of muted brown, but they're not. After reading some of the reviews about size, I ordered a 1/2 size smaller and they fit perfectly. The only thing that bothers me is they're stamped John Varvatos-USA on the inside and the soles but they are made overseas. A little pricey no matter who makes them.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 4/11/14
Reviewer: from Tucson, Arizona
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Shoe looks great and feels great once it is on. But it is a little hard to get on. The "neck" of the shoe is a bit narrow, and it takes some effort to squeeze my foot through.

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