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Kenneth Cole Reaction Sim-Plicity Reviews

84 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

44%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

74% "Felt narrower than marked"

90% "Moderate arch support"

60 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/23/08
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Not sure at first but love them now - It took a few days to break them in as I developed blisters on both heels the first time I wore them. After day 3 they are perfect. Despite the rough start these are extremely comfortable shoes and are exactly the style I like.

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24 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/18/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Even though I bought a pair of these at an outlet, I still give it 2 stars. The shoes do feel half a size smaller when you first wear it. But, after you break them in, it feels true to size. These are the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn. Soles have insufficient padding (like 3mm). I have blisters on my ankles because the ridges of the shoe have no cushioning. The tongue is nothing but a thin slab of leather. The only saving grace is the shoes look nice. Never buying KC shoes again. Rockports are ugly, but those shoes sure are comfortable.

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 28, 2009

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

These are classic attractive black shoes. Fancy but not too fancy. The kind I cannot find anywhere in boulder. They have a very elegant flare at the bottom of the sole. Get some.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2009

Anonymous

from Pennsylvania

Great shoes. Form to your feet after a couple of wears. Very comfortable. Looks great with dress or casual clothes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2009

Anonymous

from Boston

Great shoe - I'm not generally one of those shoe fanatic types but I've become a pretty big fan of KC Reaction shoes over the years because I think they are a solid value for the money. Particularly in brown leather these are a cut above others in this price range. They look nice and hold up well. Definitely worth the extra money versus some of the other lesser alternatives that may look comparable when viewing online. I've made the mistake of trying them. Save yourself the aggravation and buy these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 12, 2009

Buster B

from East Coast; Holla

Nice fit; handsome shoe - I have this shoe in cordovan; I bought it for more elsewhere this past summer. The cordovan was not such a great fit and I had to break them in. Not so with the black pair that I bought from Zappos! They were comfortable right out of the box! I spend quite a bit of time on my feet at work; I sell new homes for a living, so I need comfortable stylish shoes. These fit the bill remarkably well and I have put them in regular rotation. They have a pre-shined look that has a very nice patina. What I mean to say is that they don't look at all like patent leather; not that there is anything wrong with that! I have to say that I receive plenty of positive comments about the shoes from customers and associates. They are a fairly Alternative-Rock shoe if you want to compare them musically to a standard wing-tip which I would classify as Classic-Rock shoe, with a cap-toe being Hair-Bands.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bostonian

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2009

Dario C

from Concord, CA

Kenny Cole is the man! Readers, a definitely great looking shoe for dress up and dress and dress down. Would recommend for the guy that's looking for shoe with class and good looks. The only drawback to the shoe is that it's just a little tight in the tongue area. However, I think when the shoe stretches, this will be relieved.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2008

Anonymous

 

Glossy - Higher gloss than what I was expecting. Not parade gloss, but closer than what I wanted.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 19, 2007

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO.

Awesome shoes! Very attractive, more than comfortable for dress shoes! Built in arch and other padding that makes these feel not so 'dressy'. Liked them so much I bought the brown and black ones!

Brands I'd also recommend: Halflinger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 21, 2007

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

NARROW! I regularly buy shoes from the regular Kenneth Cole line, but this is the first time I bought a Reaction shoe, I was shocked at how narrow it was and had to have them stretched.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 3, 2007

Bigpappapunk

from Dallas,TX

Crap - My job requires that I wear dress shoes, KC Reaction was my previous choice. After 2 months the top seams of the toe opened followed by both shoe laces tearing apart and requiring to be replaced. I do wear dress shoes quit a bit but this was the most expensive, shortest lasting shoe I've ever owned.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 1, 2007

Dan

from Wisconsin

So far, So good - I've only worn these a few times, but they are quite comfortable and look great with my new suit. I haven't had any problems with them hurting my heel or my toe. They fit my foot really well

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 20, 2007

Chris

from Denver, CO

Nice Value - Very nice sophisticated look, the tip is kinda narrow, so it hurts the first time u wear them. Have worn them for 4 days in a row and becoming more and more comfortable. The padding inside is quite thick so no problem with the soles. Very nice semi gloos leather look. Dressy enough for dressy occasions, yet casual enough to wear with jeans. Very good for the value.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2007

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

Great Shoe! This shoe is an excellent fit! I have worn KC shoes for years, and this is such a versatile shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 9, 2012

Bruce R

from Los Angeles

The price on these shoes was the clencher. They're comfortable and I like them. The down side is that they're noisy as they squeak when walking. I feel like I got my money's worth and I'm glad I bought them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

These shoes look great. The only drawback on the pair that I own is that they squeak like a SOB! I hope that they will stop, the more I wear them. Other than that, I like them a lot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 9, 2009

Anonymous

from DC

If you are looking for a simple, versatile shoe (especially in a cordovan color) these are fantastic shoes and beat everything else that I have seen, regardless of price point. Having said that, I agree with other reviewers that the leather takes a lot of time to break in (mine took a few weeks, maybe even a month to get comfortable). You can generally find them for an inexpensive price and I've worn them about 85% of work days for the last 20 months, so the bang for the buck is good. Just do not expect them to last you more than two years with heavy wear. I bought mine in 2007 to replace a similar (discontinued) pair of Kenneth Cole shoes and I am purchasing my second pair now because I just noticed that the leather is starting to fall apart at the sole. But I am really not looking forward to that breaking in period.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 13, 2008

Jay S

from Albany, NY

Had to send back because felt smaller than marked. A little narrow also. Definitely have to break in. The shoes also squeak when you walk in them. However, they are a good looking shoe. Not too bad after they are broken in.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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November 8, 2007

Anonymous

from San Francisco, California

Just OK - Great looking shoe. Absolutely kills your feet.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 1, 2007

Dan C

from Las Vegas, NV

Nice shoe!! This shoe looks very sharp. It’s not quite as comfortable as I might like but it’s not terrible. Overall a good shoe for the price I'd say.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 18, 2007

Jp

from Bellevue, WA

Stiff, narrow, but great looking. I ordered a half size smaller than normal and there was still room at the toe. These take significant wearing to break. They are good for casual office attire and look great with jeans. The bottoms are loud on hard surfaces. Overall I'm satisfied, mostly with the look, but there have got to be more comfortable shoes out there!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger 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  

September 5, 2007

Anonymous

from Indiana

Squeaky - Not sure why, but these shoes squeak after you wear them part of the day. There is a special comfort system in these shoes that appears to be the issue. Overall, the shoe is comfortable, but the squeaking has to go.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 8, 2007

Anonymous

from San Diego, California

It takes awhile to break them in when they are brand new. But the extra cushions inside the shoes make them so much more comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 9, 2007

Anonymous

from NY

Looks great...a little stiff - This shoe looks great but it is a little stiff and takes some time to break in. It's a classic and a keeper. Definitely fits true to size.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 26, 2007

Anonymous

from California

Looks good but some comfort is sacrificed - Shoes look great, good finish, but they are not very comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 5, 2011

Kyle

from South Dakota

Best looking dress shoe I have ever owned. These shoes look really good, but are ridiculously uncomfortable! The break-in period is about 3 weeks (wearing them everyday for 10 hours), and within 3 months, the sole is completely flat. If they didn't look so good, I would never have bought a second pair. They are the equivalent of stilettos for guys.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 21, 2010

Anonymous

from washington DC

Unfortunately for me, these shoes ripped my feet up. i've bought kenneth cole in the past and loved them, so i was being brand loyal. but this particular pair, if i hadn't already worn them outside to get to work, would definitely be returned. it's sad because that is money down the drain, but perhaps kenneth cole just varies the styles enough not to always fit properly. oh well, good luck!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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