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Taos
Taos Posted: 4/22/15
Reviewer: from New Jersey
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are good shoes. I just happen to prefer the look on the Aravon Farren better. I wear a 10½W and these fit well/true to size/width. Aravon Farren was maybe a bit narrow, with socks, even in a wide, so I am getting the E width. These shoes do not go over an E width. In search of walking shoes for Europe. And I know that my feet will swell, after hours and hours of museums, parks, etc. I want the comfort of sneakers, without wearing my white clunky sneakers.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 4/12/15
Reviewer: from Boston
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These shoes felt fine when I tried them out by wearing them on carpeting in the house. However, when I wore them outside to walk a few blocks, they caused pain in my ankles and it was so severe that I could not wear them again. Since I wore them outside I could not return them so I will have to give them to the Salvation Army.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 4/10/15
Reviewer: Jim from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes would be a lot better with rocker bottoms. After they're broken in, I like the feel, support, & comfort. Bought my 1st pair in 2011, still wearing them, & it was cheaper to resole than replace them. Yes, the laces are a bit long, which is why I replaced mine with paracord.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 4/9/15
Reviewer: Gary Krouth from Boise, Idaho
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I like these shoes a lot. I've owned three pair and found them very comfortable. Recently, however, I had to go through several purchase/returns due to a "click" sound in the left shoe. I think a spring was broken. But I finally ended up with the shoes without the "click." I didn't have this sound in my previous pairs. Zappos was great as always when I had to return/exchange the new pair.

Milan
Milan Posted: 4/9/15
Reviewer: from Los Angles, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are amazing - it's like walking on air...alleviated my knee joint pain from first day; so much so that I bought the black leather pair too!

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 4/6/15
Reviewer: Dennis Hall from Northern Illinois
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair. They are great traveling shoes that also double as exercise shoes. Comfortable while providing join protection by the shoe's shock absorbing capability.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 4/2/15
Reviewer: Shaw Hubbard from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

There's nothing wrong with this shoe, it looks exactly like the picture, but it didn't fit my weird feet (wide with high arches) so I'm sending it back. I saw other people saying it ran small, but for me it seemed too big in the smaller of the usual sizes I wear (8).

Addison
Addison Posted: 3/24/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is every bit as comfortable as their running shoes. I was able to put my prescription insert in and they are super comfortable! I hope this brand expands to make other types of shoes. They look great with jeans and slacks, as well. Arch support and cushion are just as good as the running shoe. Zappos sent them super fast as well!

Scorpius
Scorpius Posted: 3/23/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe for my painful feet. Great arch support, my orthotics fit well in them. I walk on concrete at work, am 100 pounds overweight, and these shoes provided great support for a good 6 months.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 1/26/15
Reviewer: Martin G. from Cleveland, OH
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I would NOT recommend these shoes. I purchased a pair from Zappos. After a few months of wear, I noticed a brownish-black stain on my sock. When I examined the shoe, I found the bottom of the insole had completely disintegrated, and a brownish powder was coming out from between the insole and sole. I contacted the company, Spira, to report the problem (first by email, then by USP mail), and didn’t even receive a reply. That is terrible customer service. I didn’t want a new pair, just an explanation or acknowledgement. I won’t waste my money on another pair, and have just ordered a pair of New Balance 626 to replace my faulty pair of Spira’s.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 1/24/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very good sneaker!!! I bought these because I had a heel spur and my other sneakers were killing me. I immediately felt better with these and two weeks later the heel spur was completely gone!

Scorpius
Scorpius Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: John Bakas from Riverview, Florida
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

My order arrived September 17, 2014. By January 13, 2015 both linings and fabric at the back of the shoe has worn through. There is a hole about the size of a nickel. The white plastic pieces at the heel are showing and dig into my heel as a walk. And I wear these comfortable shoes only a few hours a day. I don't use them for running or exercise walking. I switched from one of the biggest-name brands just to try a different brand, but I have never had any shoe ever become unwearable so soon.

Scorpius
Scorpius Posted: 1/14/15
Reviewer: Andrew D from Rock Island, IL
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I like the comfort and ventilation of running shoes so I got the all black Scorpius for casual wear in public and to get away with wearing at my desk job. I have not used this shoe for running. Initially I was very pleased with the comfort and appearance but 8 months after purchase the sole has started to peel away on the edges. Far worse though is the squeak that has developed. It is bad enough that I feel like a practical joke is being played on me with every step I take. I will no longer be able to wear this shoe in public. Given that I specifically purchased these shoes for low wear use I wonder how well the shoes would have held up had I actually used it for running. If I had to listen to that squeak for every step of a distance race, I think I would go nuts.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 1/11/15
Reviewer: from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm an RN who works 12 hour shifts and I've been wearing New Balance 928's for years. It's a decent shoe but recently I've had surgery on my right foot and they just didn't cut it anymore. This shoe was definitely a step up in comfort. I'm pleased.

Scorpius
Scorpius Posted: 1/9/15
Reviewer: Matt Reyes from Sf Bay Area
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have worn only Spira spring technology shoes for the last five years. They take away the knee pain. The industrial springs really work. I think they are ugly but they work. Walking pain free is worth it. The top material is too thin and wears fast. Not limping in pain is worth it. The outer sole edges can peel up and then rub making squeaky sounds. The springs can sometimes click. The squeak or click is a better sound then me saying ouch! Spira can improve the style, fabric material, leather, rubber, and glue. I hope they do soon. However, even if they do not, being fully pain free makes these shoes the only option. No matter how many I wear out, I will just keeping buying them and moving about. Pain free. Of course, Zappos' service is amazing.

Leah
Leah Posted: 12/30/14
Reviewer: Linda from Rocky Mountains
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I was disappointed in these shoes. They look big and clunky and for such big shoes you would expect to at least have some toe room and comfort in exchange for the loss of sleek style. However, they HURT! The heel fit is OK. I like that they don't slip when I walk like most flats. And the footbed is a nice, springy memory foam that is easy on the soles of the feet. However the toe area and vamp are tight and the vamp digs into the top of my foot making comfort impossible. They hurt, even when I am sitting down, and I can forget trying to walk around in them. Since they are made of leather, I am considering taking them to a shoe shop to have the tops stretched, but if I do that and it doesn't do anything to relieve the pressure, they won't be returnable. And at this cost, I need to be able to return them if I end up not being able to use them. If I only had a bit more room in the toe and vamp area, I'd like them just fine, but as they are, I'm afraid these are a bust. :-(

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 12/28/14
Reviewer: John Hesse from O'Fallon, MO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I knew that they were too narrow the moment that I looked in the box. Problem is the toe box, which was surprising, because the other two models of this shoe I have purchased fit perfectly. I have returned them. They had a much less expensive leather model that fit well but is no longer available. One other note for frequent travelers with any Spira shoes: if you have TSA pre-check, you still have to take these off as the springs have just enough metal to set off the detectors.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 12/26/14
Reviewer: Mary Bright from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Update on the "squeak." Zappos is sending me a new pair and I will return the current ones...no need to leave hubby "shoeless." Excellent service! Can confirm the shoelaces are ridiculously long...who knows why?

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 12/26/14
Reviewer: Mary Bright from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Husband with bad knees bought first pair on recommendation of orthopedic surgeon & wore every day for a year. Eventually wore out and developed a squeak. Second pair has unfortunately developed a squeak after just a few weeks. The shoes help him a lot even though they're not pretty. He won't let me return them.

Classic Leather
Classic Leather Posted: 12/24/14
Reviewer: Gary J German from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable shoes. You can wear these all day without your feet hurting. If you are on your feet for long periods, or heading out to shop, working out in the gym - these are the only shoes to own!

Scorpius
Scorpius Posted: 12/22/14
Reviewer: pat roth from Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I used to buy the Odyssey. This one has a higher side which rubs against the ankle bone. Needed to leave two eyelets un laced and use arch support insert.

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