Bass Buckingham Reviews

55 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 35 Buckingham Bass Reviews

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October 22, 2013

RYBice

from Hoboken NJ

Sized accurately. Decent shoe, light and supple. Reasonably thick sole and heel, however, like many shoes of this style, there is no arch support. The shoe tongue is very flimsy. You need to hold it when sliding your foot in or the tongue will slip down the laces. I should have spent more and opted for the Johnston & Murphy that wasn't available on the Zappos site. Convenience won out and I'm semi-satisfied.

Brands I'd also recommend: Johnston and Murphy

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these for my daughter's wedding. I could not find them in stores anywhere. They were exactly what I was looking for and fit great and were comfortable for the entire event.

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

 

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April 30, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Great shoes. Nice style, colors, shape, etc. it was surprisingly easy to break in (within a day or so) and since then have been one of the most comfortable shoes I own. Highly recommended! Only thing I don't like are the laces, which are a round twine. Can be difficult to tie, but not a deal breaker.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

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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April 8, 2013

Elliot

from Tucson

While these shoes were comfortable and lightweight, they are NOT white, which is the primary reason I purchased them. They are, at best, bone; the laces are white, but not the shoe itself. If you're looking for a true white, look elsewhere. These were returned for a refund.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

I got the black Buckinghams, and they're one of the best purchases I've made lately. I've already bought a second pair so that I'll have a spare when these wear out. What I like best is the versatility -- they look great with jeans and a t-shirt or khakis and a sport shirt or sportcoat. The black color keeps them looking cleaner and sharper than tan bucks. I also think they're a great alternative to suede boots if those aren't really your style. I find them extremely comfortable, but if you like a lot of arch support, you would probably want an insert. Overall, highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

These shoes are great! I love the look and they are definitely worth the price. Awesome style, and good for formal or casual situations. Unfortunately, living somewhere where it snows, I can't wear these all the time cause of the suede, but I still enjoy having the opportunity when appropriate. Some people's reviews mention how they run small, but I bought according to the zappos size chart, and they were a perfect fit. These are my first oxfords and I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden, Sperry Top Sider

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 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These just arrived and I really like the look and feel. I was surprised that they seem a bit small since that hasn't come up in any of the other reviews. Wish I had ordered a half size larger.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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February 17, 2013

Anonymous

from New York

I picked up these in taupe suede and was very pleased. They look great (color was as depicted) and have quality construction, nothing flimsy. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Chuck F

 

These are very classy looking, high-quality shoes. They seem to be well-built and are comfortable. There is a small name patch on the bottom of the sole, and while it looks cool, no one will ever know it's there but you. However, these shoes seem to have a design flaw, in that the heels are, first, made of a somewhat spongy material, and secondly, (and worse) there are several grooves that run across the heel that love to trap pebbles of every size! It never fails that I get at least one pebble that lodges in one of the grooves and it stays there tightly until I am able to remove it. It doesn't matter if the pebble is 1/8" or 3/8" it will get trapped in one of the grooves. I can see where it might be a real problem if you go from outside to inside where you have a hardwood floor. The hole, or depression, where the pebble used to be somewhat smooths out eventually but never completely, so you are stuck with a potholed and deformed heel. The heel needs to be redesigned. Otherwise, it is a very nice shoe that never goes out of style Take your chances.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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December 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Dorchester, MA

I got these for my husband, he loves them a lot, they are a relly nice black suede, he states thet r very comfy, and they really look nice on him to dress up a jeans, for a semi-formal dinner out!

Brands I'd also recommend: uggs boy toddler boots

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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December 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

It took a few days to break in, but once that happened the shoes are very comfortable. Good to wear with jeans or business-casual.

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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November 28, 2012

AJ

from Washington, DC

I love this shoe! Isn't too wide or bulky looking on my foot. Very comfortable to walk and stand. I will buy more colors...

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

A perfect everyday shoe at this price point. Lightweight, stylish and comfortable. The tan accent on the sole also allows you to wear a brown belt.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 21, 2012

Michael A

from Richmond, VA

After trying the ill-fitting Sperry suede oxfords I got these. They fit very well, but the aesthetics of the shoe are a bit lacking. The bottom rubber sole cheapens the look of the shoe a bit, and the light stitching looks awkward and cheap. The worst element of the shoe's design is the stitched leather emblem on the shoe's sole รข?? very, very ugly and gaudy looking. After walking in them for hours on end they do get a tab uncomfortable (not enough support), but it's hardly noticeable. Other than that these are affordable and get the job done, but if you're looking for high quality and long-term durability you might want to spend a bit more for something better constructed.

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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November 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. Fit is perfect and they really look great. Price is a bargain. I have never had a problem with width and these are very comfortable.

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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September 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

The upper part of the shoe lacked support. It was not firm enough. I save worn this type of shoe for years.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 7, 2012

Anonymous

from San Jose, CA

I am not sure what the other reviewers were referring to when they indicated these shoes were true to size and width, because they felt very small to me. I returned these, which is too bad, because I like the way they look and they seem to be well made.

Brands I'd also recommend: Polo Sport

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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August 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas/Ft. Worth

Great shoes. Extremely comfortable and good looking. I've received multiple compliments on the way these look.

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

 

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August 21, 2012

Andrea B

from Kentucky

Bought this for my son. He said it is a great looking shoe and very comfortable. Highly recommened.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sanuk Daughter

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

In the last couple of years, Bass (as well as other brands Johnston and Murphy, Brooks Brothers, J.Crew, LL Bean, Florsheim...) have started using what seems like EVA foam for the soles of their shoes. This is not meant to be an outsole material. Like all plastic foams, It is easily abraded and stained and it begins to pancake over time with repeated uses. Some brands are using injection molded foam rather than cut foam (injection molded has a smoother bottom) in order to help mitigate the problem a little bit (Johnston and Murphy). Others like Walk Over seem to be doing a proper Goodyear welt but over a worthless EVA outsole. Why? On the upside, the shoe is light, comfortable, and flexible right out of the box. No break-in required. The suede has almost no nap -- unusually and uncharacteristically smooth. The trim details are cheap and borderline shiny. But what can you expect from a buck at this price? I it would be nice if Bass and others would offer a proper buck for $150 with proper suede, a proper welt, and a proper outsole. That way I'd feel like cleaning and repairing them instead of just disposing of them. Bottom line: these look good for a couple months but are poorly made and don't last.

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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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoe is decent for the money, comfortable and doesn't make my feet sweat!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 7, 2012

Andrew

from Los Angeles

This is a decent suede buck. The proportions are good. The shoes are very light due to the foam mid/outsole compound. They are pretty comfortable however they are probably intended to be worn with socks due to a fuzzy footbed in the toebox. Good for the price, but far short of Bass shoes of old.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Brothers. J.Crew. Allen Edmonds.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

The leather is soft. They show scuffs and signs of wear very quickly. I like that. Looking at these side-by-side with the (less expensive) Bass Brockton, the difference appears to be the sole and insole. The Buckingham has a much softer sole. The insole of the Brockton looks nicer, but I have not worn them.

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

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Orange County, CA

These are great shoes. I wear them without socks and they fit perfectly. They work well with khakis or jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia

Very comfortable shoe and extremely lightweight. I have found they look better with jeans than most dress pants. They do a better job of making casual look dressy than making dressy look casual.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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