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Florsheim Cortland Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

52%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

86% "Felt true to width"

87% "Moderate arch support"

31 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/14/10
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This shoe fits true to size and I do like it. I will have to agree with a previous review that stated that it hurts the back of your foot during the break in period. I would recommend wearing a bandage on your Achilles for the first few days that you wear this shoe, as it will give you blisters. Once it is broken in, 3-4 days, they wear great. I spend a lot of time on my feet walking and these shoes are comfortable. I really like the hard rubber heel. Many of the shoes I have purchased at this price level have a heel made of a rubber composite that wears easily and does not look nice after a while. This heel will last and will not show wear as quickly and obviously.

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/20/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These shoes smelled like gas had been spilled on them. I wore them for a week and could still smell the gas smell from under the table.

Additional 12 Cortland Florsheim Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2010

Anonymous

from Minnesota

Shoes are great shoes now that I have broken them in. The initial break-in was tough. The back of the shoe rises a bit higher than my other shoes so rubbed a bit in the beginning.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 22, 2010

Matt C

from New Jersey

The Florsheim Cortland is a sharp looking shoe. To give it that squared off look at the toe, they actually look longer than most other dress shoes. The materials all seem to be very good quality, unlike other manufacturers that I’ve seen that have decreased the quality of the materials. The comfort for these shoes is just middle of the road. The first day I wore them, I had to run out and get mole skin to cover the backs of my heels because they really cut into them. Do yourself a favor and work the leather at the heels before wearing them to make it more pliable. Other manufactures have gone to greater degrees to provide comfort padding inside their shoes. These shoes do not have that, but it is still fine for wearing all day. All in all, a good quality, good looking shoe, with decent, but not great comfort.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2010

Pablo R

from Austin, Texas

The first two weeks that I wore these shoes, the edges of the shoes cut into my ankles to the point that they started bleeding. I slowly broke them in and now they are very comfortable and I love wearing them at work. I have flat feet and these are still comfortable for four hours at a time. Style is attractive, but not attention grabbing. The soles don’t clack and the shoe laces are long enough to tie easily.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 22, 2009

Anonymous

 

Shoe has that narrow long front setup which just felt weird to me, so I returned it. However, if you like that, then you will love this shoe. Also it was a bit large for me anyway, 1/2 size at least, so the shoe was rubbing my back ankle. The ankle part is hard, so it can dig in. Hey, with Zappos free return shipping, it does not hurt to try it out for yourself!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Knoxville, TN

I recently bought a less expensive pair of shoes at a discount store. While wearing the shoes, I noticed a strong smell of petroleum and figured out that it was coming from the shoes. So I figured that's what I get for buying cheap shoes and that I needed a nicer pair. So I order three pair of shoes from Zappos. A pair of Johnston and Murphys, a pair of Bostonians, and this pair of Florsheims. The Florsheims were the best looking and most comfortable, so I returned the other two pair (which Zappos handled perfectly). But now I am noticing the same gasoline smell coming from my new Florsheims. Hopefully it doesn't last long!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bostonian, Johnston & Murphy, Cole Hahn

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Miami, FL

These shoes were exactly as they appeared online. Great selection in small men's sizes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

These shoes are great! They tend to run about a size larger than indicated (I normally wear a 14), but after finding out the hard way, Zappos was very willing and quick to refund my initial order. I would for sure by this shoe from Zappos again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2011

Maloney

from Pennsylvania

Great overall shoe for work. I typically wear a size 12 and the 11.5 in the Cortland fit me perfectly. The shoe is comfortable from the get go and I'd have to say one of the most comfortable dress shoes that I've ever had. I have a hard time finding dress shoes that fit me right and tried Cole Haan Air Coltons and some Kenneth Cole varieties, but fount the Florsheim Cortlands to be the best (and least expensive) of the bunch. My first time buying this brand, but given the comfort, look, price, and initial quality of this shoe, will most likely do again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Memphis, TN

Excellent shoe, excellent service. Needed extra extra wide dress shoes and found it at good price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Hush Puppies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

I wear a size 15, these shoes were comfortable right out of the box. My only issue is keeping the Wisconsin salt off them. I wear them 10-12 hours a day and spend a lot of time on my feet. I'll be buying more once these wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 18, 2010

Anonymous

from roseville, ca

Stylish and comfortable shoe. Quality looks to be very good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

These shoes are beautiful. They are the first pair ever purchased from Zappos but definitely won't be the last. They look and fit fab for a small, intellectually disabled young man who has never been able to buy men's shoes prior to this! The sole is perfect in that it isn't smooth leather and will help prevent slipping and sliding at the big wedding where our son is his bro's best man. Thank you Zappos for helping a wonderful young man feel great about himself.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 12, 2010

Davin C

from Ventura, CA

I was in the market to replace my old dress. These have a great shine and are very comfortable all day once you break in the otherwise rigid heel area. Good value for the style. Only negative is the shoelaces are tied funny (but that can be fixed, fortunately).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 31, 2010

Alex P

 

Zappos is great, the service was great and on time. These shoes look and feel great. I didn't have to deal with some of the soreness others have experienced because i put a shoe tree in the shoes for four days to break down some of the stiffness. After that I've been able to wear the shoes without any discomfort. Great shoes, great site!

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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1 person found this review helpful  

May 24, 2010

Randy B

from Allen, Texas

I just received my shoes and I was excited to feel how comfortable they are right out of the box. I wore them for 5 hrs the first night and then 2 days later. The comfort level was excellent. I have flat feet and wear a size 15 this was a match made in heaven. I recommend these shoes to all.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Cleveland, OH

I have been very satisfied so far with this pair of shoes. In my job I am on my feet constantly, and am very hard on shoes. The size was right on and the quality is what I would expect from a relatively expensive pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

The style of this shoe is great; however, the comfort is only a 4 out of 5, and that's just because the heel of the shoe is a little stiff and hard to break in. Other than that this is a great shoe!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 20, 2011

Leo P

from CT

These shoes smelled like gas had been spilled on them. I wore them for a week and could still smell the gas smell from under the table.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bostonian

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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October 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these shoes for my husband. He has small feet and it is hard to find shoes that fit. These shoes are wonderful. They fit well and look nice with a suit or dress pants. He can't believe how comfortable they are and he wore them the 1st time to a wedding reception and we danced all night and they were great shoes, that looked nice and didn't need breaking in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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June 23, 2013

Anonymous

from California

Fits super comfortable, definitely my go to for work! Beautiful (and sexy) shoe. Perfect amount of shine which is exactly what I was looking for. Not the glossy cheap shine, but a genuine quality shine you'd expect from Florsheim.

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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July 4, 2014

Bob G

from Allentown, PA

I bought two pairs for my son and his brother as they both needed shoes for the older son's wedding. I bought two sizes - ended up sending the larger one back and using the smaller pair for the brother with the larger feet. Good looking but about a size too large.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rockport

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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December 29, 2013

Paul

from Saudi Arabia

I normally wear a size 9 D (normal) but with this one I got a size 8 3E (wide). The shoe fits perfectly without having to break it in. If your getting the cortland and you have a normal width foot, I suggest you get a full size smaller which is wide. If you're getting your true size you'll end up with a relatively very big shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: colehaan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

The shoes look amazing. The look and lasting quality of my last pair of Florsheims was great and I expect the same from these as well. My only complaint is that they're a little long which makes their initial comfort slightly lacking. They'll break in within the month though. I bought a pair of Ecco shoes as well for money. These Florsheims were on sale for $80 and the quality and look blew the Eccos out of the water. I returned the Eccos.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 7, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

Comfortable. They look nice. The toe is not pointy, I'm not into the new look where the toe of shoe is 10 feet of empty space. Shoe has modern and good fit.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 4, 2014

Dave V

 

These are very roomy in the toebox. And visually, these look long from the arch to the toe - like the hood of a 1970's Lincoln Continental.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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