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John Varvatos Reviews

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.

Dearborn Captoe
Dearborn Captoe Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from SF CA USA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The color is much darker in real life, looks almost black at first sight. Great shoe. I was skeptical that JV made a good product, but they seem well made. The bottoms scratched nicely. I have only worn them once, happy with the purchase. I had to go down in size though.

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.

Tobago Stitched Slide
Tobago Stitched Slide Posted: 7/1/14
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these for my boyfriend and he loves them. They are a great looking classic Italian style. He is normally a 9½ but the 9 was a good fit.

Sid Brief
Sid Brief Posted: 6/26/14
Reviewer: Clyde T. from Houston
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Nice looking brief. Leather quality is what you'd expect from Varvatos. However, the hardware doesn't seem to be very durable. I loaded it with a 15" MacBook and a portfolio. These two items fit well enough, but the hardware (rivets) attaching the handle was overstressed and one of the rivets broke. Its nice and I think worth the price, but I wouldn't suggest it for laptop transport. I noticed they made no mention of it accommodating a laptop in their description, so its not described or advertised incorrectly. Maybe they should just go ahead and say that its not meant for laptops.

Dearborn Captoe
Dearborn Captoe Posted: 6/12/14
Reviewer: Mike Coyne from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are so classy. They are a dress shoes without the gloss - very stylish yet subtle. These are the first John Varvatos shoes that I have ever tried but I doubt that they will be the last.

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 Work Boot
Hipster Work Boot Posted: 5/22/14
Reviewer: Vic from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Just received these in the mail, was waiting for them and they look really nice. They feel decently comfortable, going to have to definitely buy me some padding for the inside. Now having said all that, the size on these things are Way off. I'm typically a 9.5, even according the Zappos' website, by their measurements, my foot is just about 10.5 inches long and by their sizing chart, that puts me at 9.5 for shoe size. These boots are about an inch too big for me. Literally, about an inch too big and they say they're a 9.5 shoe size. Going to return and try a whole size smaller. Literally going to try an 8.5 size. Will update when I receive those.

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.

Luxe Classic Wingtip
Luxe Classic Wingtip Posted: 5/19/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I like the fit of these shoes and the style a lot, but in the sunlight they look like they are green-ish. It's quite strange. other than that they would be perfect.

Hipster Laceless Chukka
Hipster Laceless Chukka Posted: 5/16/14
Reviewer: from seattle
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Run about a half size large and the top of the shoe cut perfectly into my ankle. I want to own these shoes, but they must not be fore me.

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 Work Boot
Hipster Work Boot Posted: 4/18/14
Reviewer: Andrew L Knight from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These are handsome shoes with an excruciatingly low instep. I have a fairly high instep / high arch combination, but I seldom have any issues with any lace-up shoes, or even loafers. These were, unfortunately, painfully low and narrow across the instep, even while they were good in length. If you have thin/narrow/flat feet, you will probably love these shoes. If you have a high arch/instep combo, stay away. I am returning them today.

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.

Hipster Work Boot
Hipster Work Boot Posted: 4/10/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Boots look great and are versatile enough to wear with just about anything. The only negative comment I have about these boots are the soles. In my opinion, the soles felt a little thin for my taste. So it's not as comfortable as I would've liked.

Tobago Stitched Slide
Tobago Stitched Slide Posted: 4/9/14
Reviewer: nelson from Reno NV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Hello there, Zappos buyer. I would like to give my honest review based on my experience. I am a big fan of John Varvatos, in fact own some clothing, shoes, jacket and spring time is already here. Just want to give some rest to my foot - that's why I purchased these stylish sandals. I usually wear S.10 on shoes but I wear sandals before also made in leather that's why I chose S.9. The thing after wearing for multiple times the leather starts to loosen and I don't like that. I want a little tight even when I wear it for a year the leather is not that kind of loose. Color is antique like antique brown. Light to wear because they use rubber sole, not leather sole or like a made of wood that is used in leather boots. The style is like back in the era where in Rome used to. A bit pricey, and the customer service is excellent. Package arrived on the said date. And overall my experience with Zappos is satisfactory. Keep it up guys, and thank you.

Dearborn Captoe
Dearborn Captoe Posted: 4/3/14
Reviewer: Savoir from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Excellent shoe. I own two pairs (black and the gray version). Two thumbs up.

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