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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.

38mm Burnished Veg Tanned Leather Belt
38mm Burnished Veg Tanned Leather Belt Posted: 12/26/15
Reviewer: Jessica B from Los Angeles, California
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Really nice belt, but runs much smaller than other brands. My husband always wears a 34, and the last hole on this won't close. I am exchanging for the next size up.

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.

Sid Crepe Wingtip
Sid Crepe Wingtip Posted: 9/9/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Buried deeper in the shoe than usual, was a small "Made in China". This much for shoes made in China!!! I didn't even try them on. Obviously, this is not a problem I have with Zappos, but I won't be shopping for any more John Varvatos products.

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.

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.

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.

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