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Patagonia Pau Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

85% "Moderate arch support"

39 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/29/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Got these for my boyfriend for his birthday. He is a size 14 in dress shoes and 15 in sneakers. I ordered both sizes for him and the 15 fit better. They are super cute and look really nice. He loves them!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/21/10
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I've had these shoes since May and have already worn through the rubber on the bottom. I've never had a pair of shoes only last 5 months. Not only that, the inserts smelled so bad after a couple of uses. The smell got so bad that I had to put the inserts of a two year old pair of shoes instead of the new inserts that these shoes came with. I was hoping that spending this kind of money on shoes would give me a shoe that could last a couple of years.

Additional 24 Pau Patagonia Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 23, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great Shoes, comfortable, stylish.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego CA

I had Loulu for a year almost every day. Now I have been wearing Pau for several weeks. My toes are very relaxed in those shoes. Both shoes have wool inertia and it helps a lot for moisture wicking. I would say wool works better for moisture wicking than small vents such as Clarks. My foots are not so wet type though. Pau has a slightly elevated heel comparing Loulu which makes more comfort when I walk (both shoes are very flat). I will buy Pau or Loulu again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia Loule

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 11, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I'm very picky about shoes, and these are one of the best pairs I've ever owned. Comfort is very important, so I'm usually an Ecco/Mephisto/Keen wearer, but these are just as good, if not better in that sense. They're also very versatile for travel, going well with jeans/chinos, and even ok with a suit for more casual events. I read in other reviews that they weren't very durable, but I haven't experienced this yet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Mephisto, Ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I love the shoe. It is as I expected having purchased similar Patagonia shoes in the past. Minimal support, fairly well constructed, and a good look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Little Rock, Arkansas

Bought these for my boyfriend who only ever wears sneakers and he loves them! He says they are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes he has ever owned. Also, he has a size 14 foot, and he says these have a blunt enough tip that they don't make him feel like he has clown fee.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hush puppies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 30, 2010

Shawn f

from Phenix City, Alabama

Favorite pair of shoes. They are the only shoes that I have ever had that fit like a glove the first time you put them on. I like these shoes so much, this is my 4th pair of the same shoes. I wear them all the time. They last me about a year and a half or so before they start to become worn and transition to my rough shoes. Zappos has been good about shipping quickly. My only complaint is the inconsistent pricing. As this was not my first pair, I have priced these several times. Although I did find these shoes cheaper at other online retailers, I ordered them at Zappos higher price due to previous customer service experience and expedited shipping.

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  

December 13, 2010

Mete M

from Melville NY

The shoe and the Zappos service is very good experience. It was my first time that I bought a shoe online and won't be last.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 16, 2010

John A

from Reno

Great shoe, comfortable, looks good with jeans or business casual.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2010

David P

from Magnolia, Delaware

Most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever worn. Great for business casual days at the office. These shoes are high quality as you would expect from Patagonia and are extremely comfortable right out of the box. They run true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 1, 2010

Anonymous

 

This is the second pair of these shoes that I have owned, and I would still be wearing the first if I hadn\'t worn multiple holes through the soles. I love these shoes because the seem to run a bit wide and they\'re incredibly comfortable. Note that I may be a bad judge of arch support, though, as I prefer flat shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2010

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

A perfect fit and total comfort - just like an earlier pair of Patagonia\'s I bought. They are lightweight and look fine with long pants. I\'m sold on the comfort of shoes from Patagonia and Zappos got them to me in two days.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas for athletic shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2010

Anonymous

from Rhode Island

A perfect fit and total comfort - just like an earlier pair of Patagonia\'s I bought. They are lightweight and look fine with long pants. I\'m sold on the comfort of shoes from Patagonia and Zappos got them to me in two days.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas for athletic shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 19, 2010

Anonymous

from New Jersey

These shoes from Patagonia are great. They are stylish and comfortable. Zappos customer service is the best on the net.

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  

May 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I love this shoe - it's my first go-around with the Pau, but I've had the Maui a few times and the Honeydew as well. It's very comfortable (better cushioning than the honeydew) and looks great with jeans. I only buy Patagonia and New Balance shoes now... You won't be disappointed!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 21, 2009

Jeff T

from Traverse City MI

These are the most comfortable shoes that I have ever owned. I usually wear sandals all day long, but now I have shoes that are just as comfortable. I have a really wide foot with a very high arch and they are perfect. So good in fact that I am going to buy another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 20, 2009

Bill S

from St. Petersburg, Florida

This is an exceptionally comfortable shoe with or without socks. It is green constructed and quite zen, so I would question the durability if that is a criterion; however, I have not extensively field tested and I bought for comfort and sauntering, not marathon treks. The footbed is wide and the wool lining affords a lot of comfort with a relaxed, casual style that is unusual and the antithesis to the leather soled, "dress" shoe dinosaur that some unfortunates are still forced to wear. Patagonia also donates a percentage of their sales to grass roots environmental groups. This can benefit the cause without the sales tax and freight. My list price was lower, but now I notice it is the same as the manufacturer, so some of the Zappos incentive is removed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Josef Siebel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2008

Jeffrey

from Sterling, Colorado

Not your ordinary work shoe... The Pau is a great shoe for work or leisure; they are also environmentally friendly. The leather is snug at first, but breaks in for a custom fit. Gum sole is comfortable, but can be slick on smooth wet surfaces. The toe box accommodates those of us with wide feet very comfortably. I like the wool insole and lining, very comfortable with or without socks, wool wicks moisture nicely so that the Pau is appropriate for warm or cool weather. Stitching is tight and construction is sturdy. Cannot speak for longevity, but I am impressed with this shoe overall.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 28, 2011

Jim

from San Diego

Cool shoes. Light arch support but still pretty comfy. I prefer the dark brown color because they are very versatile.

Brands I'd also recommend: Olukai

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 3, 2011

Wil S

from Greenville DE

My first try at Patagucci footwear after 2 decades of consuming their technical gear. Shoe is slipper comfortable. Wool lining makes it a bit too warm for hot days even sans socks, but great as the weather cools. Sole offers very good traction on wet surfaces. I'd consider another of their street legal offerings.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2011

Dawn

from Oklahoma

Purchased these for my husband and he really likes them - says they are quite comfortable. I looked at many styles of shoes on Zappos.com, and ended up choosing these over a driver style for everyday wear. I figured the sole of this shoe would hold up better than the driver sole, especially if it rains!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Cincinnati OH

Interesting shoe. I would submit a little too casual for your typical work atmosphere; however, they are comfortable and 'bouncy'. Lots of room in the toe box and they look a little wide however for a casual shoe that's not too dressy they do the job. I find the soles a little weird in that they make the shoes look raised up off the ground a little (ie. the edge of the shoe does not sit flush with the ground as a typical shoe does). I'm warming up to these the more I wear them...mostly because of their comfort I suppose.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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November 20, 2010

Tate

from Colorado

This is a great comfort loafer, while they last. Point being that the sole just is not meant for long term wear. The wool insoles are a nice touch for the occasional bear foot wearing, keeps the moisture down. Also I have found with various Patagonia shoes where most of the support is built into the insole that the arch sometimes is off from where the arch of my foot is, where with the Pau the arch sits in comfortable alignment with my foot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 24, 2010

M R

from Reston, VA

Very comfortable throw about kinda slip-on shoes. What I liked about them is they have a really no-frills look.They are comfortable and great for travel. I often wear them without socks and they wick very well. Had them for over a year now and their aging is also very nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aldo, Gordon Rush, Adidas, Steve Madden, Kenneth Cole

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 20, 2010

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

Gave these as a gift for my husband. He loves them and says they are extremely comfortable. Thought about buying another pair in case they are ever discontinued. They fit true to size. He Also thought the wool lining to be breathable and good for preventing sweaty feet. Only drawback: I felt they got an unattractive crease on the upper toe area after being worn just a time or two. I was a little disappointed in how the leather creased so soon- did not expect that for the price of this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

These shoes are well-constructed; the distinctive stitching is sturdy and the leather is of great quality. I bought them because the style struck me as extremely versatile, and upon delivery I was not disappointed. I have been thoroughly pleased with my purchase during the three months that I have worn them so far. I ordered a pair in velvet brown. It may just be the settings on my computer monitor, but in the Zappos photos they seem almost grey in appearance; this is not true. They are actually a much richer dark brown. Not that I am complaining. Also be aware that these run large. I normally wear a size 8½, and after ordering half a size down, they are still a rather relaxed fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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