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School Issue Varsity (Adult)

  • 5 stars
    78%
  • 4 stars
    8%
  • 3 stars
    2%
  • 2 stars
    13%
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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:

68% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 68% True to size
  • 14% Half size too small
  • 12% Full size too small
64% Felt true to width
  • 64% Felt true to width
  • 33% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
68% Moderate arch support
  • 31% Excellent arch support
  • 68% Moderate arch support
  • 2% 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 5 out of 5 from a total of 63 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

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
Style

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:1 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Northern CA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Lake Stevens, Wa
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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!

  • from Boston, ma
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I LOVE these shoes! Comfortable and true to size. Makes me feel like I'm back in the 50's again!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

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