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Bostonian Evanston Reviews

114 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

28%Rated 5 stars

22%Rated 4 stars

17%Rated 3 stars

11%Rated 2 stars

22%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

80% "Felt true to width"

77% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 19 Evanston Bostonian Reviews

1 2 3 4

 

April 19, 2013

Bill M

 

These shoes are great! I did have to return for a half-size larger, but Zappos was awesome in getting this done quickly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

My husband sewars by this shoe for its comfort factor. This is his third pair! It shipped and arrived ASAP.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 21, 2012

JOSH E

from United States

I wear them for 12 hours a day at work and my feet never hurt at all. And I can't tell that I'm wearing them, that's how great they feel on my feet. I will buy these loafers forever.

Brands I'd also recommend: NAME BRANDS

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Albany, New York

Other than a tiny amount of the typical new shoe stiffness, the shoes were comfortable from the first wearing. Sizing, width, and arch support are all great. Zappos service? What can I say? When you choose the shipping method that takes 4 to 5 business days, and the shoes arrive within 2 days. Excellent!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 31, 2012

MN

from Houston

I have had such a pair of shoes from Bostonian for more than 15 years, and they won't die! I have had the heels replaced twice, and it's just now that the soles are worn to the point that they need replacement, or I need a new pair of shoes. At any rate, this has been a great pair of dress shoes that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Calif

Size I asked for was not the size I received. I had to order several pair to get one that may fit. Have not had a chance to wear them to get the feel since I have been busy with other things.

Brands I'd also recommend: don't remember

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 19, 2013

Stuart W

from Cashiers, NC

Very comfortable once you get them broken in which is about 5 wearings. The quality of the shoe speaks for itself, but it is the TREMENDOUS SERVICE TEAM at Zappos that makes the whole experience worthwhile. Love Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Hahn

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

I had preferred the Florsheim shoe of the same style but was unable to find a size that fit. All were to narrow. I felt for the style of the shoe the Florsheim shoe was a little more detailed. The shoe I eventually got fits okay. The shoe seems to be cut a little high on the flanks. Especially on the outside. It bites into the bone that protrudes to the outside of the ankle to the point I have to take the shoes off. I have yet to obtain but hope a small lift will alleviate the problem.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 23, 2009

Texdave

from San Antonio, TX

Bostonians look great but don't fit quite as well - I found a previous reviewer to be correct when stating that the sizing in the W group is actually wider than most other shoes with the same size rating. However, I have one foot larger than the other so the shoe size (14W) I got fits one foot well but a little loose but slips in the back on the more normal-sized foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Bethany, CT

My husband doesn't have a particularly wide foot, but he couldn't even get his foot in. The top of the shoe is tight and narrow so we aren't even sure if they are comfortable or true to size because there wasn't enough give for him to get his foot in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nunn Bush

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 7, 2012

Jan F

 

As a first time purchaser I was impressed with their return policy and that was what drew me to buy. However the shoes felt as though I was wearing wooden shoes and hurt my feet. Now I had only worn them in the house on carpet to try and break them in but still hurt. They are the size I wear but hurt my upper arch. So I decided to check out return policy and discovered it only applies to unworn and still in box shoes. So buyer beware.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 20, 2009

Anonymous

from Boston

Leather - The leather seems very thin compared to previous Bostonians that I have worn. The fit and feel of the shoes are not very good as they have been broken in caused by the lower quality of the leather

Brands I'd also recommend: Unfortunately not many manufacturers make wingtips

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

Terrible. Back so stiff and hard it rubbed my skin raw. For the price and brand I expected much better. Will have to take them to a shoe repair place to salvage or have to return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 23, 2012

David T

from CA

At one time I only bought Bostonian, Allan Edmonds or Floroshime shoes all made in America. Bostonian was one a great American made shoe. I was very disapointed to see that they are now made in India. The rubber on the heel is 1/8" thin and wore out in less than 60 days and the sole came off one shoe. There was almost no glue on the solle. A glued on sole? What happened to stitching the sole on the shoe?

Brands I'd also recommend: Allan Edmonds

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 26, 2013

Michael P

 

Disappointed because one of the tassels was missing from one of the shoes. Too much of a hassle to send back. Would have expected a quality review before shipment.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very nice looking shoe, but extremely uncomfortable to wear. The bar across the top rubs on my in-step and is very annoying. I am returning.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is the third pair of these shoes that I have owned, the last 2 being in the last 6 months. My biggest complaints is that the tassles on the last 2 pairs have fallen off. There is clearly a manufacturing default as I had the first pair for 3 years with no issues. I have worn the pair I most recently purchased maybe 5 times, and the leather strip holding the tassles on has already split, and the tassles are hanging by a thread. While I like the shoes, I will not buy another pair.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Classy look... Comfort was terrible! I have had similar Bostonian shoes in the past (size and style) and was well pleased. These shoes simply hurt my feet and I had to return them. Maybe I was thinking they would "break in" but they didn't I ended up going to a Podiatrist (1st time in my life).

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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