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Circa Drifter Reviews

27 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

32%Rated 5 stars

50%Rated 4 stars

5%Rated 3 stars

9%Rated 2 stars

5%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

54% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

64% "Moderate arch support"

24 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/30/09
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

As a mother of two skaters, I appreciate the reliability and service we receive from the Circa Drifter Select shoe. My sons are skating practically every day, whether indoor or out, and they need a comfortable, durable shoe that holds up while skating. With the Circa brand, I can count on the long lasting and stylish appeal the shoes bring to us. You can't go wrong with the Circa Drifter Select!

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/28/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Piece of crap comes to mind when talking about this shoe. Pain to break in, uncomfortable, not enough support or padding and they fell apart in just under 2 months time.

Additional 7 Drifter Circa Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 15, 2010

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

My son loves these shoes. Since he is a size 15, it is just about impossible to get shoes in stores. We were able to find them here, and get them shipped free. And, they fit!

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  

May 7, 2010

Diane M

from Utah

My son found the skate shoe he loved on Zappos. The price was a little less than other online retailers but the service was above and beyond anything I've ever experienced. We order the shoes in the evening and they were delivered to our front door the next day! We were shocked. Then when they were a little small, I called to work out an exchange and was surprised that they sent the replacement pair out that day. I thought they would wait for the others to be returned but they shipped them right out. And free shipping? We will definitely always check here first in the future. Thanks Zappos. Great customer service and product.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2009

Afro j

from TEXAS

Great shoes, lasting perfectly fine after 7 months except for one hole near big toe. Love South Beach plaid, and they don't smell after this long. Love these shoes, fit perfectly.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 23, 2011

Alan L

from San Diego

They seem to keep making shoes smaller all the time. I have an old pair of 13s that fit fine. In these the 14s were too small.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

June 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Fort Wayne, IN

These shoes were a good buy, granted I only gave them 4 stars because there seemed to be some early noticeable wear. Overall the shoes are a nice style and are quite comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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  

September 14, 2009

Nick

from Boise, ID

I got these in early August, and so far they are really good attention getters. I use these for longboarding and casual wear and they have been holding up really good and still looking pretty for the ladies.

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

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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  

June 15, 2009

Anonymous

from NYC New York

This is a great shoe. I bought these awhile back from zappos and then suddenly I started noticing that all these stores were stocking shoes that were identical to this style. I have yet to see one that looks as good as Circa’s. The shoes are comfortable, feel like Vans. I got the green color and I think they look even better when they get a little beat up, so don’t worry too much about cleaning unless you’re really into perfectly clean shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Royal Elastics, Vans, Converse, Shoes from Urban Outfitters

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 8, 2009

Anonymous

from Massachusetts

I just got the multi-colored drifters and love them. Every time I wear them I get asked about them. Given that there are large amounts of light coloring, they tend to get kind of dirty quickly and are very hard to clean without messing up the fabric (very delicate terry cloth). I suppose they could be slightly more comfortable but aren't bad considering there is literally no padding, and for the price the styling is unbeatable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from DC

This runs about a full size smaller than listed, and are not fit for heavy skate use. It's a good looking shoe though.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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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  

April 28, 2011

Scott

 

Piece of crap comes to mind when talking about this shoe. Pain to break in, uncomfortable, not enough support or padding and they fell apart in just under 2 months time.

Brands I'd also recommend: gravis

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2010

Anonymous

 

The back part of the shoe turned out to be very harsh on the skin where the Achilles tendon is. Imagine walking with the swell in these that does not come with any arch support. Had no choice but to drag my feet. Otherwise a very beautiful shoe to have, and a must have - with socks that will provide adequate coverage of course.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 28, 2011

Stephen n

from chicago, il

The white part of the shoe fell apart within two weeks of wear. The shoe doesn't have enough padding, making it uncomfortable. In addition, the laces are too long for this particular shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: dvs

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! They didn't require any time to break in and they look good.

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

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

Timothy H

from Richmond, VA

Slim, simple, beautiful shoe. I chose this after returning te Keds Chukka Champions and I'm really happy about that decision. Maybe a little narrow and long, but such a solid alternative to the ubiquitous vans. Nice one Circa

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans, Native

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 5, 2012

Joel B

from Salt Lake City

This *RUNS SMALL*. Vans fit me perfectly at size 9 1/2. But a size 9 1/2 Circa Drifter is smaller than a Vans size 9! I'm hoping that a size 10 will fit. Otherwise, it seems like a sturdy shoe with quality construction.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

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

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October 28, 2013

Alex K

from New Hampshire

Great shoe - bought it to wear around as a casual/hang out shoe and it is comfortable, fits great, not too tight either. With regards to performance, I have never skateboarded in them but just from general wear they are holding up great and no rips or anything along the sole. The only thing I would say is that they are very basic which is what I was looking for but just in terms of fancy support or anything, there is not a whole lot. Overall they have been a very reliable shoe and have been exactly what I was expecting!

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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February 1, 2013

John

from Kalamazoo, MI

These are nice, simple canvas shoes. They match pretty much anything I wear with them and are super comfortable. FYI, since they're just canvas, they get super cold in the winter.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

These are comfortable and attractive, but they do run small. I wear 7-1/2 but think an 8 would have been too big. But overall I'm happy with them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 8, 2013

Dee

from Brooklyn

I wasn't familiar with the Circa brand, but I liked the detailing so I went for them. I got a 9.5 in men's because I'm an 11 in women's and at first they were a little snug. I wore them for the first day expecting them to rip up my heels breaking them in, but they ended up being super comfortable really quick! The black on them gets a little dirty easier than I would like but the neon green is key. I actually really like these shoes and I'm happy with my purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Supra, Onitsuka Tiger by Asics

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

 

May 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

I like these shoes a lot. They have comfortable soles. My only negative point is that the brown trim got ripped within months. It doesn't look bad unless you're looking really close.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 24, 2013

Kimberly

from Merritt Island

These shoes look great. However, we thought they would be more red than orange. They are very orange. Still look good - but if you are looking for a red/black shoe, this isn't it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

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March 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! Stylish and durable outsole. Takes a little time to break in as there is minimal heel cushioning / arch support but the pair I've owned for about 2years has served well for the average school day.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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