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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Shoes
I have very wide feet and finding comfortable shoes has always been problematic - I usually buy Timberland to get the width as Clarkes don't offer anything sensible at present.

I bought a pair of these and they fitted like a glove almost from day 1. They are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought. Only complaint is I am trying to buy a second...
Published on 12 Oct 2011 by JimB

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High quality workmanship, very classy and original design, but not as comfortable as they seemed...
I have always loved and weared all sorts of boat shoes and mocassins, since they can be much more comfortable than other kind of shoes during the Summer, even for everyday use; nevertheless, although in my country (Italy) we have a long tradition of high-quality, comfortable shoes, I have always found that the best brands and models for this specific kind of footwear came...
Published on 21 April 2010 by V'ger


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Shoes, 12 Oct 2011
I have very wide feet and finding comfortable shoes has always been problematic - I usually buy Timberland to get the width as Clarkes don't offer anything sensible at present.

I bought a pair of these and they fitted like a glove almost from day 1. They are some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever bought. Only complaint is I am trying to buy a second pair and my size is out of stock!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High quality workmanship, very classy and original design, but not as comfortable as they seemed..., 21 April 2010
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I have always loved and weared all sorts of boat shoes and mocassins, since they can be much more comfortable than other kind of shoes during the Summer, even for everyday use; nevertheless, although in my country (Italy) we have a long tradition of high-quality, comfortable shoes, I have always found that the best brands and models for this specific kind of footwear came from the UK (at least as regards brands/designs, since most of these shoes are actually assembled in the far-East, as most other goods today...)

Unfortunately, finding high-quality, expensive UK-made shoes like these, even from very known brands, has recently become rather difficult in Italy, due to the recession, so I tried to find the best I could on Amazon, for once, hoping also to spend a little less than the usual...

This specific model, although coming from a brand that is completely unknown/not marketed in Italy, as far as I know, apparently was the best one I could find: as a matter of fact, due to an ingrown toenail problem I developed recently, I needed a "wide-fit" model, which is something very rare in Italy, unfortunately, but much more common in the UK, and this model is specifically marketed as being "wide-fit" (which should provide more space to sore toes, in theory).

Moreover, by looking at the pictures both on Amazon and on the manufacturer's site, this specific model looked very elegant and well designed (and it is), and the price was not too high, either, so I decided to order them.

Well, I must say that when I saw them in my hands, I was really satisfied by this purchase, at first, since these shoes are definitely made with an extreme attention and very good workmanship in every detail (from the sole to the stitches, the eyeloops and every other little detail); their design IMHO is also more original and classier than most other similar models, even from more expensive brands; finally, they _are_ really wider in the middle section and even a little higher in the toebox than most other shoes (and since I chose a slightly larger size than my own, they offered just the right space to my toes)...

Unfortunately, looking good is not enough, and being just elegant and well-made does not translate automatically into being comfortable... So, when I actually put these on, I immediately felt how _hard_ the leather they are made of is, especially in the back folded "rim" that goes around the ankles, which is _quite_ rigid...

The same can be said of the soles, which are definitely not very soft or comfortable as other brands' ones (there are no "cushioned" or "air" insoles inside, which are becoming very common in other brands), and bend rather stiffly during walking, even producing some cheap-sounding creaking sound of the upper leather...

In other words, I think that the leather that was used in these shoes, although _exteremly_ fine-looking and even nice to the touch, is nowhere near as soft or comfortable as the ones used by other, more costly brands, unfortunately (which justifies also the noticeable difference in price, by the way...) The good thing is, these shoes come with a 2-year guarantee, so at least they should be made to _last_...

I can only hope that, with everyday use and some longer walking, the leather will eventually get softer, but I doubt it will ever become as comfortable as I hoped, unfortunately...

In the end, you get what you pay for, and shoes should be definitely _tried on your feet_, before buying them, IMHO, so I am not completely disappointed by this purchase, and it might even turn out to be a positive one, in the long run, hopefully...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boat Shoe, 31 July 2013
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A very well made shoe. Comfortable with the wide fitting. A lovely deep chestnut colour. Highly recommended. Good quality leather construction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Rate, 29 July 2013
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I love these shoes so much that I ordered a second pair. I have broad feet and normally I need to take a least a half size too big to get shoes on. They fit so well that I went down a half size for the second pair. The quality appears to be first class and several people have admired them and asked for the name of the maker.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy, 1 April 2013
Good quality, comfortable wide fitting - made the right choice with these. Already I know these will be used a lot. Only question now is how they will wear and look in two years time? I expect they will fare very well!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars these ARE the buisness, 29 Jan 2013
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sick and tired of wearing "honey" boots with steel toecaps with shorts in summer,tried a lot of so called boat shoes ALL way too narrow,these,well these ARE the real thing,i cant praise them enough,beautiful leather and soft already lads,so no annoying blister on back of your heel...! And they dont actuly "look" wide...but they are,what a treat,i stongly urge you to stop looking around for others and buy these...well worth the money... chris, guernsey
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 28 Jan 2013
great pair of shoes. I am a size 11 and have a wide foot. As i live in Spain, i went for the size twelve, and now know that an 11 would have been fine. The quality is great. I feel confident that i will have these for much longer than the normal fall-apart stuff that i usually buy. The delivery was up to the usual amazon high quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not so comfortable, 18 Nov 2012
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The shoe quality is good. However, it is not as comfortable as I expected.

The colour was also different from the looks on the internet.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Weird Size, 7 July 2014
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I always have to go 2 or 3 sizes bigger than normal due to the width of my feet. I returned this pair and got a 9 1/2. These are still too big but decided to keep them anyway. The sole seems too small for the actual shoe.
Amazon's service though can't be faulted. The return was no hassle.
Disappointed with the size and fit of the shoe though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quality shoe great fit, 21 May 2014
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Usually in most shoes I have to order a size 8 as my feet are wide It is sometimes a bit hit and miss .I decided to order a 7 1/2 size
and took a chance although I thought I would have too send them back You know they are a perfect fit. Not only do they fit well but the shoes ooze quality even at a price I would not normally pay. I am so impressed that I have just ordered another pair in a different
colour.
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