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Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 4/23/15
Reviewer: from Madison, Connecticut
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Good, sturdy shoe that I bought as part of my 9-year-old son's school uniform. His school is in New York City and he walks several city blocks in these shoes almost every day. The shoes seem to be holding up well--and my son is very hard on his shoes! He and I both like the classic style and he says the shoe is very comfortable even with all the walking he has to do. A great choice.

Simon (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Simon (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 4/19/15
Reviewer: Anthony from Atlanta, GA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe. This is the fourth pair I have bought for my son. When he outgrows them, I buy him more. He likes them and I do also. Very well made. They last.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 4/11/15
Reviewer: Judith Roman-Royer from Richmond, Indiana
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I don't know why this shoe received such rave reviews. I think the leather is hard as a rock. I don't see how it wold ever be comfortable. It's like putting your foot between two boards. It's a very pretty shoe and although I ordered a size too large I'm sure the next size down would fit, I won't be reordering this one but finding some other shoe.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 3/27/15
Reviewer: Angela Rojas from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes! First purchase I make on this site, am very satisfied with the immediate service and most important, true to size fit and quality of the shoes. Will certainly be the first of many purchases in the future. Thank you!

Prodigy (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Prodigy (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe. Comfortable and excellent support. My 8 year old loves them.

Prodigy (Adult)
Prodigy (Adult) Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: A Harv from Landstuhl Germany
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are awesome for anyone who likes the Mary Jane style! Good Looking and comfortable. I bought them for my daughter who is 9 yrs old. She is a tall girl who inherited my long feet. She still needs a young girls style of shoe so these fit her feet and were age appropriate too! Thanks School Issue! and Zappos! I had a hard time determining the size as we are living in Germany so I finally measured her feet with a ruler and ordered the size that corresponded. It was the same size as the German shoes we buy so sizing was true to measured inches/cm.

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/12/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

My son has a wide feet and has his dorsum of feet slightly prominent, so there was not enough room on the top of his feet with this shoes. Nothing like New balance. So...returning it.

Upper Class (Adult)
Upper Class (Adult) Posted: 2/25/15
Reviewer: Lori L from Atlanta
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I bought these school shoes for my daughter. After 4 weeks of wear, they still look new except for a slight crease across the front where she bends her foot but I think that is expected in these type of shoes. Her previous saddle shoes actually split across that crease but these don't appear to be doing that. The leather is a plus as the others had synthetic uppers. They are comfortable and attractive. Will purchase again when she outgrows these.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 2/13/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Although I was very impressed with how quickly I received these shoes, I was also quickly disappointed in the shoes themselves. This is not a substantial shoe. In the description and title of the shoe, seller needs to be clear that these are costume shoes. Not every day wear.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 2/12/15
Reviewer: Barbara from West Los Angeles, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are really cute and extremely well made. The leather is good quality and the shoe is comfortable. However, the new leather is very stiff and there is a considerable "break in" period. I would recommend anyone prone to blisters use preventative measures such as taping your heels before wearing to eliminate the problems with breaking them in.

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 2/11/15
Reviewer: Amy B from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This shoe was really stiff and uncomfortable for my son. It did not feel like good quality leather. Also really clunky looking. Sending back.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 2/9/15
Reviewer: susan niefeld from Edina, MN
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Had to try these shoes which reminded me of my days at Garden City High in NY. Swell shoes, but not for my feet anymore because the counter chafes my ankle bone. Sadly, they must go back.

Semester (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Semester (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/30/15
Reviewer: Roubi Eliopoulos from Dobbs Ferry, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable and affordable, these are great shoes. They also come in wide widths which is hard to find. I recommend them for your boy.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 1/29/15
Reviewer: Lisa Howland from Bethlehem PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love the Varsity adult. Great support and looks good with my scrubs. I ordered a 6.5 medium but it was a little narrow for me, but my feet may have grown so not sure. I tried to exchange for a 6.5W but out of stock. I would really like it in brown and white like the originals.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 1/25/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I bought these for a school costume dance and I never want to take them off! They are so cute and quite comfortable. They're really sturdy, seeing as they lasted through an entire evening of nonstop dancing. It took a little bit of work to get my foot past the rigid heel the fist time, but now they fit great!). I have gotten so many compliments on them and I will be wearing them everywhere. I am all for bringing back the saddle shoe - Who is with me?!

Graduate (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Graduate (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/14/15
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very nice and comfortable shoe. My son loved them and has worn them on several occasions without any complaints!

Semester (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Semester (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 1/2/15
Reviewer: Mom of 2 from TX from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My son has a wide foot & does not like to wear any shoes other than his tennis shoes; however, he found these very comfortable. And they were wide enough!

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 12/20/14
Reviewer: Rose Vincent from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am very happy with my Varsity shoes. Good fit the first time and only took a few hours to break them in and it was not painful. These are the coolest shoes I have had in a long time. It is fun hearing so many different comments also. One of the common ones is "I didn't think they made those anymore." I had wanted the black and white version but since they were out of stock, I went with the navy blue. These are just as good. In fact, they look so much like the black and white, that I decided not to get the black and white in addition. I thought I would want these also. So I appreciate the notification that they are now available. Thank you Zappos! Your company sounds like a fun group that promotes good humor into your business world.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 12/17/14
Reviewer: MissMary from Northern CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Bought these very cute shoes for my mom, which look as pictured, but unfortunately, the W width isn't wide enough. Her toes felt scrunched and pinched together. Sadly, I'll be returning these and we'll continue the hunt for shoe nostalgia.

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 12/16/14
Reviewer: from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The shoes fit my son well. He has always had a wide foot, and getting the right fit can be hard. This is a handsome and comfortable shoe.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 12/14/14
Reviewer: Teri Bosch from Lake Stevens, Wa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This was the first time using Zappos.com. I'd always wanted saddle shoes and they aren't carried in any local shoe store that I could find. It was so easy. The reviews were a big help. I can see where they run a bit small so I went up a 1/2 size. I could have went up a whole size. But I broke them in by wearing them for short trips. These are the shoes I lived from my youth. They are very nice quality. And regular shipping was very fast.

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