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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.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 12/11/14
Reviewer: Julia Pease from Boston, ma
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I could not love these shoes more. I am happy every time I look at my feet. They are fun and totally comfortable. They are a heavier, well made shoe, which is rare these days. They give even the simplest outfit that special something. I am also constantly complimented in them. So if you want to make the world a happier, more fun place - buy these shoes!

Prodigy (Adult)
Prodigy (Adult) Posted: 12/4/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These shoes looked durable and were a comfortable school shoe for my ten year old. However, after just two months the silver buckle broke completely off and leather is lifting from the rubber footbed. Very disappointing indeed.

Prodigy (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Prodigy (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 12/2/14
Reviewer: from Baltimore
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These have been great shoes for my daughters to wear with their school uniform. But the most recent set of shoes seems to have quality issues (Fall-2014). The velcro separated from the leather strap holding the shoe on. After 8 weeks of wear, the shoe is now worthless. There is a very clear quality issue with these shoes. They either changed manufacturers or their quality control is failing. I tried contacting the company to get redress, but so far nothing.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 11/29/14
Reviewer: Georgia in Texas from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Kudos to Zappos' easy return policy - the process of getting this shoe in the right size was hassle free...and worth the effort! I don't always wear a wide shoe, but ordered 9W upon reading other reviews. I wound up trying the 9.5 W and finally found success with 10W. However, being mis-sized is the only fault with these shoes! This is a wonderfully sturdy shoe; as a teacher, I'm on my feet all day and my feet are happily supported in these saddle oxfords! I highly recommend for comfort! But, let's be honest, the saddle shoes were purchased to satisfy a nostalgic bend: I wore Saddle Oxfords through high school in the 70s. This is a fun and happy nod to my past. Even more fun is the stream of like-minded public that offers compliments and reminisces with me. Buy these shoes and I guarantee you'll find happiness in your step!

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 11/16/14
Reviewer: Melanie Flores from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These fit my wide-footed son comfortably. He likes them so much that when he outgrew them, I bought not only the next size up, but the next size after that.

Upper Class (Adult)
Upper Class (Adult) Posted: 10/30/14
Reviewer: Fred Scott from District of columbia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My experiences with with purchasing my daughter shoes for school were great. I ordered a size 6 and a half; the shoe was too small. I contacted Zappos customer service and the lady who helped return the shoe for a size 7 was very helpful and I was not charged for return and the shoe was at my door 2 days later. Thanks Zappos. I recommend.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 10/24/14
Reviewer: Elizabeth Lipchik from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE these shoes! Comfortable and true to size. Makes me feel like I'm back in the 50's again!

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