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Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 6/25/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These are very cute but very uncomfortable. I am normally between a normal size and wide. I ordered wide just to be sure and they are still WAY to narrow. And they are very stiff. Unfortunately, I will be sending them back.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 5/29/14
Reviewer: from Narragansett, RI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I used to wear these as a kid! Got them again for a merchandising job. Great comfort and support. I did get the wide based on other reviews and I am glad I did. It is a very sturdy shoe. I had no breaking in period. Nice right out of the box.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 5/28/14
Reviewer: from Gig Harbor, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'd been wanting this shoe for a long time. It arrived, but with a visible scuff mark on the toe. Returning for a new pair! Fit was perfect.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 5/27/14
Reviewer: from Le Mars, IA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have always loved the saddle shoe...I used to wear them in grade/high school. I used the other reviews to choose my shoe size - I'm normally a 7 and ordered the 7/12. They are very comfortable and have gotten many compliments on them.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 5/3/14
Reviewer: Judy Belkacem from Austin Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I like the Varsity better than the Upper Class version. I have a pretty wide foot, and ordered my regular shoe size in Varsity. The Upper Class is sleeker, and the Varsity is chunkier and rounder. I have also had the saddle shoes by Bass - they have a much lower profile and are sleeker looking than Varsity and Upper Class. (They remind me of the ones the snobby cheerleaders in high school wore.) The Varsity look more like the kind we wore when we were little kids in the '50s. If you are prone to heel blisters, be aware that the Varsity is higher in the back than the others. I just used mole skin for the break in process. If you want the childhood experience, the heel blisters that come with new Saddle "Oscars" are a must. Love School Issue Varsity (Adult)

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 4/17/14
Reviewer: Kristafitz from Flourtown, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoes for school. My sons have to wear lace ups, and the traditional buck is always hard to break in with not enough padding. Not these. They are comfy from the get go. Holding up to playground time well so far.

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/29/14
Reviewer: from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Great shoes. Only complaint is that they are not very breathable at all -- even with thin socks your feet will get sweaty.

Varsity (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Varsity (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/28/14
Reviewer: from Georgia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these shoes and my daughter prefers these over her other shoes. Her foot is wide and these were perfect! They have held up so well and we could not be happier with our purchase.

Upper Class (Adult)
Upper Class (Adult) Posted: 3/25/14
Reviewer: jw from chicago
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very nice classic shoe, like it better than the varsity version. I did reorder a half size smaller (seems too long), and in the wide to make sure the toes were roomy enough. So happy to have found these. Check out Muffys.com for saddles as well, especially if you prefer all leather (including sole and heel).

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 3/25/14
Reviewer: jw from chicago
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The Upper Class version of this shoe is nicer. The toe support in this shoe shows in the toe bed. I prefer the padded tongue in the Upper Class Version as well. That said, I reordered the Upper Class a half size smaller and in the wide for a roomier toe box. Check out Muffys.com for saddles as well.

Varsity (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Varsity (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/23/14
Reviewer: M'Ral Lejsek from Houston, TX
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I received these shoes and they were very cute and fit at first. Unfortunately, my son wore them to school and they created blisters on his heels. There is no padding on the back and they really tore his poor heels up. Now I am out quite a bit of money. I am not happy.

Varsity (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Varsity (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/6/14
Reviewer: from upstate New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are fantastic shoes for elementary school age boys. As my grandsons have grown up, I have purchased these shoes for them every year. They're comfortable and stylish and wear well. They've always outgrown these shoes, they've never worn them out. The other benefit is that when I've forgotten to send sneakers in on gym day, these shoes can still be worn in the gym. They are a great value for the reasonable price! Highly recommend.

Brooklyn (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Brooklyn (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 3/3/14
Reviewer: Trish P.. from Bronx. New York
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am very pleased with these shoes. My sons are rugged, and if these shoes hold up for them they will sustain anything. Good quality, will definitely last the school year and longer.

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 2/24/14
Reviewer: from Larchmont, NY
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Perfect church show/Looks good/a little "harder" and "stiffer" than my son likes, but they look great with khakis and is one of the few dress up shoes that comes in a wide.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 2/23/14
Reviewer: from Naples, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Needed Saddle Shoes for a "James Dean's Birthday - 1950's Party." Didn't want costume type shoes. These shoes are the real thing, well made, I wore them and danced in them all night and they were very comfortable. I had several people comment on how good looking they are. I would certainly recommend them.

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 2/22/14
Reviewer: Shoe Shoppanista from Plainsboro, NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

It's interesting what gets a person to buy a pair of shoes last week, a woman I work with wore a cool pair of Puma saddle-shoe-like sneakers. She had wanted true saddle shoes, but not being an Internet shopper, she had gotten these Puma groovies locally instead. But it got me thinking about saddle shoes! So (being an Internet shopper indeed), I went to Zappos and found these terrific classic oxfords. I love them! I think they will be my spring season "statement" shoe. The lines of this shoe are gorgeous. Also, they are leather, not vinyl (wasn't sure at first), and that's a good deal for $64. When I first put them on, I thought they wouldn't be comfortable. There will be some breaking in, regarding that bend point that happens when you walk (where the main part of your foot meets your toes, on the top of your foot), but I think that will work out. Size - I hover between a 9 & 9 1/2. The 9 1/2 is perfect. I do have narrow feet, and the M width is just right with light socks. You might need a wide width if you have average-width feet. Bottom line, these shoes rock, and they weren't even on my radar a week ago!

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 2/19/14
Reviewer: Linden Craig from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I like the way these look and they felt stiff but okay, so I wore them to work. Unfortunately, they became less comfortable as the day wore on, creasing across the base of my toes and causing pain. I'm sure someone at Goodwill will like them.

Upper Class (Adult)
Upper Class (Adult) Posted: 2/10/14
Reviewer: Deanna from NO CAL
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love my saddle oxfords...they bring back many memories of my teen years. They are quite comfortable and look great!

Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid)
Scholar (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 2/10/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

My son couldn't get the wide shoe on his (admittedly wide) foot, so I can't comment on the rest of the shoe. So sad!

Simon (Little Kid/Big Kid)
Simon (Little Kid/Big Kid) Posted: 2/3/14
Reviewer: JaNae Cottam from Salt Lake City
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My son loves them. So grateful for Zappos carrying wide boys sizes, especially in the hard to find 5.5-7.5. Thanks!

Varsity (Adult)
Varsity (Adult) Posted: 1/26/14
Reviewer: Mardi Gras costume seeker from New Orleans
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

As always - love Zappos. Ordered wide shoe and half size larger in order to accommodate bunion. Could not get my foot in the shoe at all.

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