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School Issue Varsity (Adult)

  • 5 stars
    78%
  • 4 stars
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  • 2 stars
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  • Step out in timeless style with the classic look of the Varsity saddle shoes.
  • Leather upper in a 2-tone design.
  • Lace-up closure for a secure and adjustable fit.
  • Textile lining and insole.
  • Lightly cushioned footbed.
  • Textured rubber outsole with flex grooves.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size Women's 6, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

69% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 4% Half size too Large
  • 69% True to size
  • 16% Half size too small
  • 9% Full size too small
65% Felt true to width
  • 65% Felt true to width
  • 33% Felt narrower than marked
  • 2% Felt wider than marked
73% Moderate arch support
  • 27% Excellent arch support
  • 73% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Step out in timeless style with the classic look of the Varsity saddle shoes.
  • Leather upper in a 2-tone design.
  • Lace-up closure for a secure and adjustable fit.
  • Textile lining and insole.
  • Lightly cushioned footbed.
  • Textured rubber outsole with flex grooves.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 1 in
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size Women's 6, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

School Issue Varsity (Adult)

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 46 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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Yes, these look most like the Real Deal. The are very substantial compared to the thin but rigid Bass versions. The toe box is high (deep) and rounded, allowing for real feet to fit in there with reasonable thick socks. I found the Bass shoe to have a long narrow and not very tall toe box, forcing you to order a half-size larger, and still not only pinching the toes but the toes being long enough to trip over, like some ladies' pumps have. These have a very firm, molded foot shape, and the leather is much thicker than Bass shoes or many other hard-leather brands I've purchased. My only complaint would be that in the wide versions, the toe box is perhaps a bit too generous, so if all you need is width at the toes, not throughout, then the toes box will look every-so-slightly disproportionately large, making for a (in my picky opinion) slightly bulbous or clown-shoe effect. The 7.5's were the right width but too long, yet the 7W were not quite wide enough; I would say that, strangely, the "W" here is a C width in the 7, and a D or even E width in the 7.5. If your feet have high insteps or wide farther back toward the heel (all over, basically), then they will be perfect. They're without doubt the cutest saddle shoe available. They have the best foot shape and are much likelier to hold that shape over time than the Bass, and even the JJ Kids, which I found too narrow and just so-so on the shape. I wish these had adult unisex or woman's in a better range of colors--what about brown, denim and black suede? Bass has all those and more, sad to say.

Read more » « Show less November 2, 2012 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
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Narrow, pointy toes. I think that saddle shoes should have round toes, not pointy. Very hard upper. Ouch. Sadly, the search for cuteness continues.

Read more » « Show less December 22, 2010 by Anonymous
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Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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The Upper Class version of this shoe is nicer. The toe support in this shoe shows in the toe bed. I prefer the padded tongue in the Upper Class Version as well. That said, I reordered the Upper Class a half size smaller and in the wide for a roomier toe box. Check out Muffys.com for saddles as well.

I'd also recommend: muffys.com saddle shoes, Ariat

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • from chicago
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Needed Saddle Shoes for a "James Dean's Birthday - 1950's Party." Didn't want costume type shoes. These shoes are the real thing, well made, I wore them and danced in them all night and they were very comfortable. I had several people comment on how good looking they are. I would certainly recommend them.

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Naples, FL
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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It's interesting what gets a person to buy a pair of shoes last week, a woman I work with wore a cool pair of Puma saddle-shoe-like sneakers. She had wanted true saddle shoes, but not being an Internet shopper, she had gotten these Puma groovies locally instead. But it got me thinking about saddle shoes! So (being an Internet shopper indeed), I went to Zappos and found these terrific classic oxfords. I love them! I think they will be my spring season "statement" shoe. The lines of this shoe are gorgeous. Also, they are leather, not vinyl (wasn't sure at first), and that's a good deal for $64. When I first put them on, I thought they wouldn't be comfortable. There will be some breaking in, regarding that bend point that happens when you walk (where the main part of your foot meets your toes, on the top of your foot), but I think that will work out. Size - I hover between a 9 & 9 1/2. The 9 1/2 is perfect. I do have narrow feet, and the M width is just right with light socks. You might need a wide width if you have average-width feet. Bottom line, these shoes rock, and they weren't even on my radar a week ago!

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Plainsboro, NJ
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I like the way these look and they felt stiff but okay, so I wore them to work. Unfortunately, they became less comfortable as the day wore on, creasing across the base of my toes and causing pain. I'm sure someone at Goodwill will like them.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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As always - love Zappos. Ordered wide shoe and half size larger in order to accommodate bunion. Could not get my foot in the shoe at all.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from New Orleans
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