I previously purchased these shoes in an expensive store because they fit perfectly and help address my planter's fascia. It is difficult to find this size in regular stores but Zappos had them available and for less than I paid at the shoe store! Very happy with service, delivery, product, etc. These are very comfortable shoes and last a shockingly long time while still looking great.
Oct 22, 2011 by Joseph H
Top Critical Review
2 people found this review helpful
Overall2Rated 2 stars
Comfort2Rated 2 stars
Style4Rated 4 stars
Way too long, size down it too narrow. I'm consistently 10.5 W but this shoe just doesn't fit.
I bought these because they were the closest match to a brown pair I had bought previously and really like. There are a few differences, but these are comfortable, too. I took them on a trip with me and walked around all day without issues. They look good and feel good, now let's see how they hold up!
Looks better than the picture shows! really outstanding. It is a little stiff at first and needs breaking in. I am getting a second pair; Zappos is excellent, as usual. But this time I am getting it from Amazon for less! I have free shipping there too.
So, I love these shoes. I bought them a little less than two years ago, and I've basically worn them every day since. They're extremely comfortable and go well with my dress-casual office or out and about with jeans. The soles on my shoes are completely worn through with holes though. I can look at the bottom of my shoes and see my sock, it's that bad. That said, I love exactly how much grip the soles have. It grips firm, but is just slick enough to protect my knees. I'm definitely buying a replacement pair!
Love this shoe!
This is a beautiful shoe. A little wider profile than I normally like, but looks great when paired with slacks or a suit. It does seem to scuff a bit easier than other Bostonians, but easily covered with polish.
My dad loves it -
I bought those for my aging dad because he always has trouble with shoes not fitting his feet properly, and he absolutely loves them straight out of the box. This is the first Bostonian he owns, since he lives in Florsheim, but I think he'll be adding a lot more pairs soon. He said they are not THAT dressy, since the sole is not leather, but dressy enough for the office on most days. And of course, Zappos service absolutely rocks!!! Where else can you order something on a Sunday afternoon and have it at the door on Monday? Love them!
Great shoe for orthotics -
I recently needed to get a shoe that could accommodate an orthotic due to really bad bone spurs. These shoes fit the bill to a "T". They were comfy out of the box and fit the Ortho really well. I would highly recommend these to anyone in a similar situation. Only concern: Like many others - the laces are REALLY long and the color is very dark - they actually could pass as oxblood or a burgundy...
Great Shoe for Brown Needs -
I ordered the Espressos in brown and they are very versatile. You can dress them down or up, and they are certainly modern enough for going out to clubs and dinner. They needed no break-in time and were comfortable from the start. Not heavy at all and they have a nice cushioning effect. As noted in other reviews, the laces are probably too long. With the color of the leather, I'm unsure of how to polish them when they get scuffed. Perhaps clear shoe polish might work. If you get them for $95 or less, I'd highly recommend them. Over $100 and I'd hesitate to recommend them, as I haven't worn mine that long to see how they hold up. Maybe they'll last, maybe not. So far, they're great!
Definitely shinier than I had in mind, but that will wear off. I like the look, and now that I've had a few weeks to break them in, I like the feel. Not the most comfortable I've ever had, but pretty good for everyday wear.
I bought a pair of these in brown for my boyfriend for Christmas 2010. He liked them so much that when his black shoes gave out, I got him another pair in black. These look nice with khakis or slacks for work. Professional but not too dressy. My BF says they're really comfy. He wears one of the two pairs every day and has no complaints.
I've actually had this shoe for 2-3 years now - I use shoe trees and keep them clean and polished, and every now and then someone asks "did you get new shoes?" Simply, they've held up great and still look and fit great. There's absolutely no reason I can't get a few more years out of these shoes - I'm simply going to want another pair of Bostonian shoes before I need them.