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School Issue Varsity (Adult)

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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:

67% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 67% 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
66% Moderate arch support
  • 31% Excellent arch support
  • 66% Moderate arch support
  • 3% 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 69 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
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: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

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Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

I'd also recommend: Bass oxfords

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from West Los Angeles, CA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Edina, MN
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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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.

Fit Survey

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Bethlehem PA
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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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?!

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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