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Macbeth Gatsby Reviews

50 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/9/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I fell in love with the sneaker but dressy look of these the moment I saw them. I had a very difficult time tracking down my size, but finally did. They definitely fit my foot lengthwise but are a tad tight widthwise, but I have a fairly wide foot. I am not a fan of most vegan dress shoes, typically because they are rather expensive unless you get low quality shoes that happen to be vegan, so this is an excellent value for a stylish shoe, and Macbeth has made some quality vegan shoes over the years.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/24/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I had a love/hate relationship with this shoe. I returned it twice because it has issues with the sole in the heel splitting. Both pairs had this problem. Also, since I have low arches, the padding made the shoe very uncomfortable for me. Great looking shoe. Very uncomfortable, expensive, and shoddy. Never had this problem with Macbeth before.

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May 3, 2012

Craig W

from Ontario, Canada

Big Macbeth fan. The Gatsby shoe itself is very nice to look at, simple and smart looking. The size lengthwise to me fits true to size the width may be a bit narrow feeling but once you get your foot in them, still comfortable. There's a bit of padding inside around the toe makes it a bit tight but really comfortable again. My arches aren't too drastic but it was also one if the first things I noticed about the insole, they are made to support a medium to high arch. So people with low arches may want to replace the sole. If buying the leather model the bending point in the toe will crease so if that bothers you get the waxed canvas model. The only issue about these is that they split at the heel from the sponge sole making them very delicate to remove. Hopefully this gets reinforced and this shoe is one of the best Macbeth have right now.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Famous Stars and Straps, Atticus, Criminal Damage

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 21, 2014

J. B

from Twin Cities, MN

These were the most uncomfortable shoes I ever wore -- for the first day or two. Now that they are broken in, they are super comfortable and I wear them every day. Tying them tightly is a little uncomfortable, but I quickly found a happy medium where they are secure and do not bind. I am sure I will buy them again. For casual shoes, I normally wear New Balance size 12.5 2E (aka Wide), but these pair in 13 are just a hair too long (not bad) and just the right width. I was looking for professional office shoes that are not leather and these work great with slacks and a button-down shirt. The soles seem sturdy, but I do not trust them too much to keep me from slipping after some Minnesota snow or ice. There is little texture to get traction, but they have not been a problem when just walking slowly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I like this shoe so much that I bought it in 2 colors. Comfortable and stylish, perfect for when you don't want to wear dress shoes or sneakers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2014

Greg

from Seattle, WA

Very lightweight and comfortable. This is my second pair of Gatsbys, and I'm pleased again. These were slightly wider than my feet, but tightening the laces fixed this. The black can blend in for semi formal occasions as well as casual, but don't look great with shorts. As you would expect from the material, they don't breathe very well in hot weather. The material is shinier than pictured, which doesn't really matter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2014

Charley Y

from Kansas City

At first, I thought about returning the shoes because they were terribly uncomfortable. I decided to muscle through, and I am happy I did. Now, 6-7 months of daily wear, the shoes are VERY comfortable and have stood up well against the wear and tear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Puma, Lacoste

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 18, 2014

Anonymous

from United States

Great shoe. Seems to be holding up nicely despite my propensity to wreck shoes quick. The only thing I will say is that it seems a little tight on the top of the foot. Thats a common problem I have with shoes though.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2014

Michael K

from Bay Area, California

I really love the style and feel of these shoes. they've got a great vibe, and I love the cap toe look too. Sometimes I wish it didn't have the white stripe along the sole, but I've learned to live with it, and it gives the shoe a bi more of a 'puma' style athletic look that makes it more casual and versatile. It's a very comfortable shoe, fit true to size lengthwise, but were a tiny bit wide for my foot. Pretty good support, and the break-in period didn't seem to last very long. Buy it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2014

Alex

from Michigan

Currently on my second pair of these. Wear them everywhere I go, with the only surprise I haven't been through more. Stitching holds though, just the glue holding the two soles together comes apart after intense use. But that is what I get for playing soccer in them. If you want a great everyday shoe, and every occasion shoe, I couldn't recommend these more.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2014

Josh H

 

I've owned about ten pairs of MacBeth shoes and in the past I have fit into an 11. These are very tight! You may wish to consider going up just one size for this style. I think the width of the shoe is the problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2013

JJ

from Central FL

Comfortable, supportive, minimal, stylish...really no complaints. I've done some walking in these as well, no major issues at all. Coloring is great and price point is fantastic for a solid canvas shoe. I vary between 10 & 10.5 depending on brand; Size 10 fit me perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Runs just a little tight through the front. I wear a 10.5 or 11 in most sizes and purchased the 10.5. This particular shoe runs just a little smaller than expected, so I would recommend rounding up for most people. If you just tie it a little looser, you don't notice it at all and I can wear it all day at work without any problems. Looks great, feels good, and seems like it is well put together. Definitely a good price for a shoe that can be worn in a social or work environment.

Brands I'd also recommend: Novacas, Vegetarian shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Urbana, Il

I got these looking for something casual that still had a touch of class above just regular shoes and these definitely fot the bill. They are also pretty tough and really grippy. I bike around a lot and these have held up well so far. They havent even stained yet which I think another other propably would have. Like othera have said, it might be a little tight in the toe at first but within the week they felt fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2013

Mario C

from Costa Rica

Great shoes! I received the correct size and the price was great! I received the package in the correct time! I love Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2013

Anonymous

from New York City

My husband loved the first pair so much, I bought another for when they wear out. As a restaurant manager, he's on his feet all day and needs a comfortable, stylish shoe. These totally fit the bill. The best part - they're vegan, so no animals were harmed in the making of these awesome shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 12, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. They were comfortable right out of the box, and I've walked quite a bit in them with no problems. They've quickly become my favorite pair of shoes. I had to order a full size up because my foot is a little wide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2013

Anonymous

from NYC

Their best feature is that they're very stylish, honestly I've gotten more compliments on this pair than any other shoe I've owned. They're kind of a dress shoe sneaker, which also means they're a little thinner soled than most other sneakers. After a day, maybe two, of breaking them in they have been very comfortable, but I wouldn't recommend wearing them every single day or your feet might hurt a little - I speak from experience.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2013

T.g.hodson

from Denver, CO

These have really grown on me. I bought them on looks. Wanted something I could weather to work (business casual) and around town. I also really like faux leather. Like true leather shoes, you should be aware they take a little while to break in. They were pretty uncomfortable for the first few days but after about a week of wear they started to form to my foot. They were too tight in the toes and hard around the ankles initially. The soles are hard and stiff out of the box and have a break-in period as well. Once comparable to a pair of Vans as far as sole comfort. Now a month in to owning them, I would say they were worth the money and would recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 29, 2013

Amber M

from Wilmington, NC

I love these shoes. They look nice and don't get dirty easily. I switched out the laces for formal black ones so they can be casual and formal, whichever. My foot isn't necessarily "wide," but it's not skinny, and this shoe doesn't squeeze my foot. There also isn't too much arch support (I'm flat footed), and it's super comfy. Unfortunately, they didn't come in my size so I had to get half a size too large, but it stills looks nice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought these as a gift for someone else. He has really liked them so far. He's had them for about three weeks and they appear to be in good condition.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2012

Zachary

from Massachusetts

Just got my second pair of these. They're pretty sturdy for vegan shoes. What I like best about them is the versatility - they look decent for slightly more formal occasions but don't look awkward with casual clothing.

Brands I'd also recommend: Simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 18, 2012

Scott

 

This shoe is awesome. Very comfortable although not as durable as my busy work schedule requires. The price is right though and hte shoe comes highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2012

Scott

from Half Guard, Tennessee

These are tight, both figuratively and literally. Slightly narrow in the midfoot and pretty nice for a sneaker. Trade out the laces for something black and these do really well as a step above sneakers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 2, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego

I love these shoes. I wasn't sure about the sizing of this brand so I purchased the 8.5 and 9. I usually fit between an 8 or 9 but the 8.5s were perfect. These shoes are really comfortable and I they do not wimp out after working in them on my feet for 8 hours at a time. The finish on the shoe looks a little more plasticy in person but it is durable and has a good matte finish. I will keep buying these till they stop making them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 1, 2012

Stephen m

from United States

These shoes are awesome. They have a weird feeling of being a dress shoe and a tennis shoe. Basically they are the perfect shoes for going out. And they are vegan, of course.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keep Company

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 14, 2012

Anonymous

from St. Louis, Missouri

This shoe has great looks and has held up well so far. The toe is longer than my three other pairs of Macbeths, so that takes some getting used to. It definitely has more arch support than other Macbeths, and I can't tell if that is a good thing or a bad thing yet. They look like they don't breathe well, and they don't, but they are so comfortable regardless. The sole is made of Stylistically, they're like a TOMS Cordone that wasn't designed by hippies. They're great for covering campus or working in the office.

Brands I'd also recommend: Toms, Simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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