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Clae Russell Reviews

43 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

49% "Felt true to size"

53% "Felt narrower than marked"

63% "Moderate arch support"

41 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/8/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. They're so comfortable, so durable. I'll never buy from another shoe brand other than Clae. After a year and a half of playing basketball, hiking, and working in these shoes, they are still as comfortable as when I first got them. I did mess up the interior leather up some, though. But that hasn't affected the feel of them.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/12/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

I was really excited when I saw these shoes on Zappos because I've been wanting a pair charcoal wool shoes. When I finally received them I was really disappointed. The photo on the web makes the shoe look like it's all grey. The actual shoe that I got, the leather areas were really dark almost black looking. So the shoes look like charcoal grey wool with black leather. Buyer beware!

Additional 23 Russell Clae Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2011

Chris D

from New York, NY

Clae Russells are an extremely fly looking pair of kicks. I get looks/compliments all the time. Make sure to wear your jeans behind the tongue to show off the full look and the red leather inside! They do run narrow and short, as I had to size up to a size 11 from a normal size 10.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Common Projects, Generic Surplus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 21, 2011

Christopher D

from New York, NY

I am consistently a size 10 in sneakers, and these shoes definitely run about a full size smaller in width, so order up. The Ballistic Nylon is fantastic looking and contrasts nicely with the smooth leather. Wear these with your jeans behind the tongue to make sure you can show these kicks off. Trust me, you will get many positive looks. The shoe has a very comfortable footbed; in fact, it's one of the most comfortable sneakers I have ever owned, and I am counting over 50 pairs across a variety of brands (Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Puma, Converse, Tretorn, Tsubo among them).

Brands I'd also recommend: Common Projects, Comme des Garçons Play Converse, Creative Recreation

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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 narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2011

Anonymous

from West Chesterfield, NH

I bought these shoes for my 16 year old son. They are a good looking shoe however they seem to run a little on the narrow side.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia, PA

A comfortable and good-looking shoe. They run very narrow, so I recommend ordering a full size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2011

B C

from Orange County, CA

Comfortable with good cushioning. Nice insole. slight pressure point on the inside where the fabric overlaps at the first lace-hole, but goes away if you keep the laces loose.

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 true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2011

Anonymous

 

Im a true 12 and these fit great, just a little extra room in the toe box so it perfect. They even look better in person.

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  

January 16, 2011

D W

from New York, NY

Great casual sneaker. Goes with just about anything and you will get compliments on it by stylish people, as I have. Glad I got them. You will probably have to go a size bigger than normal shoe size, it's a narrow fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full 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  

November 11, 2010

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great! There's some warming to the insole that helps the fit, but it takes wearing them for a day for it to adjust. I am loving these kicks.

Brands I'd also recommend: nike sb dunks

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2010

Anonymous

from Savannah, Georgia

The shoes are absolutely gorgeous and very stylish. They fit the exact form of your foot. So it might feel small but it's just because it fits your foot like a glove.

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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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 12, 2010

Chris

 

This is the 2nd pair of Russell\'s I have purchased and I really do enjoy these shoes. They are not for everyone as the foot pocket is a little smaller then the size indicated, so always size up. I however am a 13 in most shoes and because of the narrowness of my feet can avoid having to size up in Claes.

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Miami

I bought the shoes for my brother. He loves them! They shipped them so fast.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2010

Anonymous

 

I bought these shoes for my fiance and he really liked them. He wears a 9 in Nikes, but I got him a 9.5 in these. They fit him well and overall he liked them. No one really has these shoes where we are from so that's always a plus.

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 true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 24, 2010

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

I bought the Charcoal-Wool in the Russell and the black in the Parker for my husband and he absolutely loves them. Definitely purchase at least a half size up when buying these shoes because they are narrow. In my case, I got a whole size up from a size 10 that my husband usually wears to a size 11 which turn out to be a comfortable fit. Thanks again to Zappos for unbelievable service and excellent customer care, two thumbs up guys!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Toronto

I was totally satisfied with all aspects of dealing with Zappos. The delivery was prompt, the merchandise was exactly as described, and my husband loved them. Absolutely nothing negative to say about the experience!

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 17, 2009

E_DuB

from Carol City

They are a bit pricey, but well worth it as you do get what you are paying for with Clae, which is a high quality shoe. They fit a little tight at first, but once they break in you will love them. I am normally an 8 1/2 so I went with a 9 as I had heard that they run a little tight. Zappos service was also amazing, I will definitely be buying more products through Zappos as well as picking up some more Clae's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 12, 2009

Chris F

from Buffalo, NY

I usually just wear Nike shoes and I wanted to try something new. Usually I don't wear mid or high tops either. I just got these Clae Russell shoes the other day in Charcol Wool and they are amazing. The inside is so extremely soft, smooth, and comfortable. Not to mention they look pimp! All of the other reviews that claim you should order a half size larger is true. In Nike sneakers I wear a size 9.5 and all other shoes I wear a size 10. Only a size 10.5 was in stock so I tried it and they fit great. My ankle feels snug and in place, but the overall comfort level is perfect. If you push in the front of the shoe my toes do come up a little short. I might have been going over a half size so I'd still recommend ordering big. I love these sneakers and I'll be ordering more as soon as I got the money! Also, Zappos shipping is so quick! Enjoy!

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 true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 11, 2009

Anonymous

from MS

Great shoe. Very comfortable. Purchase in a half size larger than what you normally wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 6, 2009

Patrick

from Wisconsin

Wow, these shoes are just so fresh. They look great; the feel is great; they sit well with jeans; overall just amazing shoes. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to go beyond the candy colored kicks that are popular today. They're a little bit pricey, but well worth it. My only gripe is that the inside of the tongue is white, and it's gotten stained a little bit blue from my pants. It's hardly noticeable, and it's basically my fault though! As always, Zappos was right on point with super fast shipping.

Brands I'd also recommend: Emerica, Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 10, 2009

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

Clae Russel - I purchased these shoes after seeing a write up of the company on a fashion blog. I am very pleased with the look and feel of these shoes and I plan on ordering more Claes in the future. I have worn them a few times and they are just starting to break in. If you have a wide foot, you might need to order a 1/2 size bigger because they are a bit narrow.

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

2 people found this review helpful  

April 30, 2009

Kevin

 

Just got the navy size 8 in these kicks. I read the reviews of the Russell and I have to confirm the sizing. It is a bit smaller than the standard sizing measurements...so get a 1/2 size bigger. Other than that, they're everything I expected. Great shoe, I hope Clae introduces new colours to the market...classic sneaker !!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 17, 2009

Michael W

from Cuse, NY

Perfect casual sneaker, I bought the forest green Russell all-leather as soon as Clae came back from their hiatus and bought the black canvas/leather colorway as soon as their second collection hit stores. I must say the leather looked great but the canvas/leather definitely keeps their freshness longer. They run narrow so pick a larger size if possible, I'm a sz 13 so that's not an option but it’s not the end of the world, just a little cramped after a long day. Well worth it still.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma AMQ Mihara Dassler Alife

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 24, 2010

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

The build quality of this shoe is impeccable, and the styling is really classic. I can tell these shoes will last forever. I do have a larger foot (size 12) and I notice that this shoe is irregularly narrow which causes some discomfort to my outer toes. I wouldn't recommend this shoe for long walks. I can barely keep them on a full day. I'm hoping eventually they will loosen up a bit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

October 1, 2009

Richard P

from Denver

The shoes are spectacular! They do seem to fit a half size smaller, but I am not sure if that's the problem. The shoes are pretty narrow so there is pressure on my pinky and big fat toes, but buying a 9 rather an 8 1/2 may have helped. I hope wearing them out here and there will eliminate the tension. Overall I am happy with them. I will be buying more Clae shoes in the future, at least a half size bigger.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 11, 2011

JJK

 

One of the more uncomfortable sneakers I've ever worn. The toe digs into my foot and it gets quite painful. They do look fly though.

Brands I'd also recommend: vans

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

July 12, 2011

Deestyle

from Bay Area

I was really excited when I saw these shoes on Zappos because I've been wanting a pair charcoal wool shoes. When I finally received them I was really disappointed. The photo on the web makes the shoe look like it's all grey. The actual shoe that I got, the leather areas were really dark almost black looking. So the shoes look like charcoal grey wool with black leather. Buyer beware!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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