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Bostonian Espresso Reviews

Customer Reviews
4Rated 4 stars
4 out of 5 stars (127 reviews)
127 reviews
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Customer Fit Survey:

84%"Felt true to size"

89%"Felt true to width"

65%"Moderate arch support"

122 are "Favorable"

5 are "Critical"

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful
Overall5Rated 5 stars
Comfort5Rated 5 stars
Style5Rated 5 stars
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
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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.
Dec 14, 2011 by Zappos Reviewer

Additional 127 Espresso Bostonian Reviews

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Fort Washington, MD
5Rated 5 stars
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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!
  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from Fort Washington, MD
  • October 22, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
5Rated 5 stars
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This was for my husband. He likes them so much that he asked for them in black also. The fit is true to size. Look great with dockers.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • August 10, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
5Rated 5 stars
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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.
I'd also recommend:
Keenith Cole
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  • J - customer
  • August 8, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Texas
5Rated 5 stars
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These fit nicely, and didn't appear to need any break-in. I think they look really great, and only time will tell if they hold up nicely.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from Texas
  • June 4, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Ben C from Omaha, Nebraska
5Rated 5 stars
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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!
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  • Ben C - customer
  • from Omaha, Nebraska
  • April 21, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
5Rated 5 stars
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Great shoe! Look and feel great! Got both the brown and black. Ordered on Tuesday and shoes were at my door the next day! If you're looking for a sharp dress shoe for a great price, pick these up!
I'd also recommend:
Clarks, Ecco
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  • RJ - customer
  • December 16, 2010
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Deb G from Rochester, Minnesota
5Rated 5 stars
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These are really nice shoes and my husband wore them for the first time at our daughter's wedding. These are very comfortable.
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  • Deb G - customer
  • from Rochester, Minnesota
  • October 21, 2010
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Andy from Maryland
5Rated 5 stars
Overall:5Rated 5 starsComfort:4Rated 4 starsStyle:5Rated 5 stars
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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.
I'd also recommend:
Bostonian is a solid line of shoes.
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  • Andy - customer
  • from Maryland
  • March 9, 2009
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Wicks C from Washington DC
5Rated 5 stars
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Easy all the way - Shoe is light weight but of substantial build. So far sole is wearing like iron. Versatile styling and color.
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  • Wicks C - customer
  • from Washington DC
  • January 7, 2008
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Christina from Atlanta
5Rated 5 stars
Overall:5Rated 5 starsComfort:5Rated 5 starsStyle:5Rated 5 stars
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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!
I'd also recommend:
florshems, rockports
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  • Christina - customer
  • from Atlanta
  • January 4, 2008
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
T S from New York
5Rated 5 stars
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Very comfortable - Phenomenal comfort for all day wear. Less formal than full leather sole, but far better feeling and much safer on slick surfaces, and plenty dressy for a suit or business casual.
I'd also recommend:
All Bostonian with POD2 system sole
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  • T S - customer
  • from New York
  • November 29, 2007
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Tim from Georgia
5Rated 5 stars
Overall:5Rated 5 starsComfort:5Rated 5 starsStyle:5Rated 5 stars
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Bostonian Espresso - Great looking shoe. Excellent shoe for office as well as for dress. Comfortable enough to be worn all day.
I'd also recommend:
Johnston & Murphy
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  • Tim - customer
  • from Georgia
  • November 6, 2007
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
PA
5Rated 5 stars
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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...
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from PA
  • October 1, 2007
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Steve G from Pittsburgh, PA
5Rated 5 stars
Overall:5Rated 5 starsComfort:5Rated 5 starsStyle:4Rated 4 stars
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Espresso is a great shoe. The Espresso is a great shoe. It's very comfortable and fits very well.
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  • Steve G - customer
  • from Pittsburgh, PA
  • September 18, 2007
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Holden from Richmond, VA
5Rated 5 stars
Overall:5Rated 5 starsComfort:5Rated 5 starsStyle:5Rated 5 stars
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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!
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  • Holden - customer
  • from Richmond, VA
  • July 13, 2007
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
4Rated 4 stars
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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.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • October 24, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Providence, RI
4Rated 4 stars
Overall:4Rated 4 starsComfort:5Rated 5 starsStyle:4Rated 4 stars
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Very comfortable for a dress shoe. I recommend this shoe for anyone who has to walk a lot during the workday. This is my third pair of Bostonian shoes in the past 3 years and I highly recommend them.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from Providence, RI
  • October 9, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
4Rated 4 stars
Overall:4Rated 4 starsComfort:5Rated 5 starsStyle:4Rated 4 stars
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One down side is that the sole on this shoe tends to squeak on linoleum floors that many office complexes have. Would have liked to have a bit firmer sole.
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  • R D - customer
  • June 26, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
3Rated 3 stars
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Feels heavy and not as comfortable as other shoes. I was overseas when I wore them and had to go buy another set of shoes (more comfortable ones of course) just to continue with the day.
I'd also recommend:
Rockport
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • July 3, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
2 people found this review helpful
Philadelphia, PA
2Rated 2 stars
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Way too long, size down it too narrow. I'm consistently 10.5 W but this shoe just doesn't fit.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from Philadelphia, PA
  • December 14, 2011
2 people found this review helpful
1 person found this review helpful
Eric from Murfreesboro
5Rated 5 stars
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These shoes are super comfortable and look sharp. The only knock on them is that they run a size large.
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  • Eric - customer
  • from Murfreesboro
  • March 2, 2012
1 person found this review helpful
1 person found this review helpful
Victoria, TX
5Rated 5 stars
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This is my second pair of Bostonian shoes. From now on I will stick with this brand, you can't beat the comfort and looks of their shoes.
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  • Zappos Reviewer
  • from Victoria, TX
  • March 1, 2012
1 person found this review helpful
1 person found this review helpful
Glenn M from Cols, oh
5Rated 5 stars
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Great shoe out of the box. No worries about breaking these in, they were so comfortable right from the start. Good casual business dress shoe.
I'd also recommend:
I'm a Boston shoe guy.
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  • Glenn M - customer
  • from Cols, oh
  • January 10, 2012
1 person found this review helpful
1 person found this review helpful
Kirsten s from washington, dc
5Rated 5 stars
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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.
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  • Kirsten s - customer
  • from washington, dc
  • January 8, 2012
1 person found this review helpful
1 person found this review helpful
Walter C from Pittsburgh, PA
5Rated 5 stars
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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.
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  • Walter C - customer
  • from Pittsburgh, PA
  • March 26, 2011
1 person found this review helpful
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