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Bostonian Andover Reviews

114 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

102 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/10/10
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

A really beautiful shoe, and very comfortable. I wish they were cheaper, though. Great with navy or grey suits, but I will say this: they are almost too formal for some settings, e.g., an academic conference or for teachers. Would be good for weddings, business people in interviews, lawyers, etc., but not for those of us who actually have to try to look a bit nerdy and less formal.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/2/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This is the second pair of the same shoe I have ordered. Both times, they fit perfectly. However, I believe that Bostonian must be cutting back on the quality of their leather since the second pair didn't hold up nearly as well as the first. Heels, I can understand. But the soles already have holes in them. I nurse these shoes too. Just wear them at work and barely wear them outside. Not nearly as comfortable as the first pair. This is not a reflections on Zappos. Their customer service has always been excellent.

Additional 94 Andover Bostonian Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 3, 2011

Chris C

 

This is my first pair of oxfords in a long time, and these Bostonian's are a comfortable pair. I normally wear a size 7, but tried these out in a 6.5 W (EE) and couldn't be more happy. Worn first to a wedding, they provided plenty of comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2011

Hall F

from New Hampshire

The Andover provides an excellent fit and look. I was very impressed with the quality. Having B width is challenging when it comes to finding a good fit and selection but the Bostonian Andover was perfect! I would recommend anyone with hard to fit sizes to Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Hann

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2011

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

Nice shoe. Is a bit tight, and I think that is because it is narrower than marked. (I did order a narrow shoe.)

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2010

Mike B

 

In a way, the shoe is beside the point. No one can go wrong with a shoe from Bostonian. The service is the key. Without fail, you get delivery well ahead of time, every time. I buy all my shoes - dress, athletic, etc. - from Zappos. And, I use Zappos as a best case company in my service marketing class.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 4, 2010

ORSEL S

from W.BLOOMFIELD, MI

I am totally pleased with the quality, service, price and delivery of the shoes I ordered. I wear a size 15 and it is hard to get the style, make of shoe in any store. Especially Bostonian shoes which is high quality. My shipment came ahead of time. I could not be happier with this order and plan on using this site from now on when purchasing shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 17, 2010

Anonymous

 

Great looking dress shoes with an immediately comfortable fit. As usual Zappos service is outstanding with delivery within 36 hours of order! Plus Zappos staff is hilarious!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 23, 2010

from Ohio

This is my third pair of Bostonian Andover shoes. These are great shoes and wear like iron. They shine up great with polish and a horse hair brush, tough to beat the shine. I have a pair that is over 10 years old and on sole number two and they still look great. Keep them in trees and keep them dry.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 29, 2009

John w

from kansas

My experience with Zappos was excellent. My shoes were exactly what I wanted and were delivered rapidly at a reasonable price. It is hard to find shoes that fit me in my local area because I am a small person, so the Zappos option is really appreciated.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2009

Anonymous

from california

I bought two pairs of these shoes at the same time because I knew they were going to be good. They have style, class, easy to wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: sanuk sidewalk surfers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2009

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Shoe's surface scuffs and marks easily. And the original laces are very stiff and rigid; they keep sticking up in the air when they are tied. The price of the shoe seems too high, but other than that, it is an okay pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 29, 2009

Anonymous

from Edmond, Oklahoma

I always order from Zappos and have never had any problems. Their service is excellent and the stuff is always shipped so quickly and with care. Bostonian shoes are the only thing that fit my very narrow size 14 foot. They are hard to break in like most quality dress shoes however I highly recommend these shoes. I have bought at least six pairs from Zappos now along with sandals and other items and have been highly impressed. Given my hard to fit size they have been able to fit me and I feel safe and secure ordering from Zappos--Awesome online company!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2009

Ken

from North Carolina

Good dress shoe - Good, affordable, comfortable dress shoe that sacrifices nothing for it's reasonable price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2009

Robert M

from New Jersey

I've purchased these shoes before. They need break in time. After that, they are great! My shoes from Zappos came faster than expected and in perfect condition.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2009

Anonymous

from Kankakee, Illinois

Very please! These are the first class shoe; they look great and feel the same. I am very pleased.

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnston and Murphy

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2008

Anonymous

from cupertino,california

Best customer service ever - I've seen your company's CEO interview on Oprah show and he was emphasizing on customer service. I thought I should give it a try and bought this pair shoes for my husband. Truly I'm baffled by customer service. Thumps up, you guys got yourself another loyal customer.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 16, 2008

Jonas

from Wilsonville, Or

Class, comfort, style... This is a good mix of class and comfort...I recommend this shoe due to the style and comfort along with a good shoe life...My last pair lasted 2 solid years before being retired...

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 6, 2008

Daniel

from Marfa, TX

Bostonian Andover - Really good fit in the narrow size. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit my narrow foot but this really fits well. As with any dress shoe, it took a few long days to really break in but once they did they are comfortable as well.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 19, 2008

Gilbert F

from Chicago

Great shoes for the money - This is my second pair of these shoes that I have bought from Zappos. I really appreciate the reviews because it was helpful to know that they did run true to size. They are a great value for the money. I have big (13), narrow (B) feet that are very hard to buy for and these shoes, just like my fellow reviewers found, fit perfect. It is great to have these shoes just a "click" away. It saves me the pain of going from shoe store to shoe store and then having to settle for something that they have in my size and close to the style that I want. Zappos is fantastic and the prices are great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2008

Julio C

from Del Rio, Texas

Great shoes! I've used Bostonian Andovers for over 12 years and hope to continue buying them. The Bostonian shoe store shut down in San Antonio so I had to go to you to find them. Thanks for the great service. I received my order in less than 24 hours.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any of the Bostonian shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2008

Mark

from Walnut California

Nice shoe - I have wide feet with a high instep. This shoe fit well and was comfortable out of the box. I wish this was carried in Brown.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2008

Dan L

from Virginia

Nice Dress Shoe - I normally wear Florsheim and that's what I originally ordered, but upon receiving them, I noticed they had a more squared off toe than the pictures looked like. I returned them and ordered the Bostonian Andover. These shoes have a much more traditional look and appeal. A quality shoe with good leather. Holds a very nice shine. I think your shoes make a strong statement about yourself in the business world, and these shoes look good. Very nice shoe for the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Florshiem

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2007

Anonymous

from connecticut

Good fitting shoe - Good shoe to wear, not as comfortable as their crown Windsor collection but can only get at a brick and mortar store, still recommend for a cheaper alternative that looks extremely attractive.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 26, 2007

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

Cautious - I wear a B width shoe. It is difficult to find a good fit. I was cautious about this purchase however given free delivery and return there was no risk with potential reward. I will purchase from this site again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 2, 2007

David

from North Florida

It works - Fine shoe. Second one I have owned. Last one got resoled MANY times and the uppers still looked good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 31, 2007

Matt I

from Dallas, TX

Andover review - Awesome shoes. After a day or two of breaking in, the shoes are now perfect! Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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