Bostonian

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Men trust Bostonian to give them the confidence they need. Whether it's finishing off an everyday suit in style or going out on the town, men of all ages find what they're looking for at Bostonian.

A leader in stylish yet comfortable men's shoes, Bostonian has an undisputed, 100+ year track record for creating innovative comfort constructions, technologies and patterns that have lasted the test of time. Today, Bostonian offers a highly versatile collection of traditional and contemporary classics that fit and feel as good as they look.

As men's wardrobes are now more extensive than ever, Bostonian has added material interests and patterns to their shoes to put the finishing touch on today's apparel. In addition, Bostonian knows the many shapes and sizes of feet, so to help meet this "growing" need, they've expanded their assortment of extended sizes and widths throughout all categories and looks from dress to casual.

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Latest Bostonian Reviews

Dezmin Plain

Dezmin Plain

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great fit. Beautiful shoe. My second pair of Bostonian's and I love both. Very comfortable for long days on my feet. I'm an 11 and they fit exactly as they should. Material is great, and the white soles add a nice little touch of flair that is still subdued enough to be professional.

from Lewistown on January 21, 2019

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Dezmin Mid

Dezmin Mid

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

We ordered an 8. My son usually wears an 8.5. The 8 for perfect.

on January 20, 2019

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Birkett Cap

Birkett Cap

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great looking shoe, nice shine. Fits perfect. I wear orthotics for high arches so I always order my shoes one half size larger to accommodate. First time I've had a sole like this one so I'm not sure how they will hold up, but I will say they are flexible and not slippery.

on January 17, 2019

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Bolton Free

Bolton Free

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great shoes. Well made and comfortable. Good fit.

on January 17, 2019

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Costigan Mid WP

Costigan Mid WP

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Was looking for a cold weather, water proof or resistant chukka boot and found these Bostonians. Amazingly comfortable and crazy warm! Wool lining makes for comfortable fit and reduces slippage. Good looking and looks great with dress slacks, but perfectly fine with jeans. Perfect for business casual look!

on January 17, 2019

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Maxton Mid

Maxton Mid

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The footbed is very comfortable, but the heel cup is oddly small so the shoe presses against the back of my heel and makes it uncomfortable. Like, the back of the shoe curves in at a shorter point than it should.

from Medford on January 15, 2019

Bolton Free

Bolton Free

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Bostonian's "Bolton Free" was a major disappointment. The shoes were much more narrow than previous models. The quality has slipped since manufacturing was moved to India. After several impressive pairs of Bostonians, I'm now forced to find a new brand.

from Southwestern Virginia on January 14, 2019

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Wenham Cap

Wenham Cap

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have a had a terrific and comfortable pair of Bostonians that I purchased a bit over 2 years ago at Macy's. I went back to purchase another pair to discover they were no longer carried at our Macy's. I purchased a pair online here at Zappo's that match what I had except in one very important area. The insole of my original pair had a bit of an arch support to them that made them amazingly comfortable. However, the new pair has a basic insole with no arch support and it is not comfortable. Of course, I swapped the insole which to a degree took care of the issue, however they are as old as my old shoes and should be replaced also, but will work for now. I am just writing to provide customer input/feedback. The new cheaper (I assume) insole is not comfortable and not what I expected from a Bostonian shoe.

from Newtown, PA on January 13, 2019

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Ipswich Apron

Ipswich Apron

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I ordered these for my husband. He said he likes them. They looked nice.

on January 07, 2019

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Dezmin Plain

Dezmin Plain

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Great buy

on January 06, 2019

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No. 16 Soft Mid

No. 16 Soft Mid

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Excellent workmanship, excellent comfort. Top notch shoe!

on January 05, 2019

Bardwell Step

Bardwell Step

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

My 15 year old son says these shoes are comfortable, and they look nice with black dress slacks

on December 31, 2018

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Bardwell Walk

Bardwell Walk

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I purchased this same shoe over a year ago. These shoes along with the same ones in black became my daily pair for the office (business casual dress code). I maintained with a light coat of shoe polish and buff a few times in the year which they held a professional appearance. What I love most about this shoe is how lightweight they are.

from San Antonio, TX on December 30, 2018

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Bardwell Walk

Bardwell Walk

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I purchased this same shoe over a year ago. These shoes along with the same ones in brown became my daily pair for the office (business casual dress code). I maintained with a light coat of shoe polish and buff a few times in the year which they held a professional appearance. What I love most about this shoe is how lightweight it it.

from San Antonio, TX on December 30, 2018

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Dezmin Mid

Dezmin Mid

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Butter soft suede. Look good on normally wear 9 1/2 and 9 fit perfect. Normally not a fan of over the ankle shoes but these are so soft and comfortable.

on December 30, 2018

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Birkett Loafer

Birkett Loafer

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

The bottoms are plastic. I was surprised for Bostonian. Anything other than leather won’t last.

on December 28, 2018

Dezmin Plain

Dezmin Plain

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very comfortable and good looking shoe.

on December 27, 2018

Dezmin Plain

Dezmin Plain

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great shoes

from Cidra on December 23, 2018

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Ipswich Apron

Ipswich Apron

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Wonderful shoes! Extremely comfortable for a dress shoe. Walking long distances in these shoes in conferences and to the subway are no problem at all. The only fault is that the front (ball area) of the shoe can be slick when wet, but it can be corrected with a anti slip pad easily. These were a gift for my husband and he loves them. Also Zappos customer service is top notch, as we had a minor issue with the order and they were quick to fix it for us after bringing it to their attention. Would definitely recommend these shoes and recommend Zappos. Thanks, E

from Huntsville, AL on December 20, 2018

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No. 16 Soft Mid

No. 16 Soft Mid

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I've worn a similar boot by Johnston Murphy for years. The same size in my JM shoe fits perfect. This one feels larger. I said a half size, but it's not even that much. I could return it, but I really like the styling on this product, and the quality of the leather is good. Going down a half-size might present a problem, too. It is easier to just by some insoles.

on December 20, 2018

Bolton Free

Bolton Free

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Zappos suggested sizing isn't very accurate.

on December 19, 2018

Costigan Mid WP

Costigan Mid WP

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Wow! Just got them, amazing to say the least, the quality is flawless. I cant say enough about the classic and timeless appearance. I am familiar with the name as my father wore Bostonian, and Florsheim when I was a child. Appears the company is doing it right. The leather is first rate. The contrast of the sole against the black is stunning. The price caused me to also after ordering the Bostonian look at a local mall at similar styles, don't bother. Zappos has THE BEST return policy and the turnaround time from the point of order is nearly as fast as driving to a mall and bringing them home anyway, if you do get the wrong size or color the minute you print your shipping label for return another one is practically enroute to you if you have ordered another pair they are really that GOOD!

from Illinois on December 18, 2018

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Birkett Step

Birkett Step

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I'm usually a 9.5. I bought that size first and returned them for a size 10 - that still feels tight. Pinches at the toes. They are very light weight shoes with great shock absorption.

on December 17, 2018

Bardwell Walk

Bardwell Walk

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These shoes look good, and after replacing the really flimsy insoles, they feel good. My concern is their durability. They're super lightweight, I guess due to the rubber soles, which weigh maybe 3 oz. The leather is really thin too, and I don't know how it's going to hold up under every day wear. I'm not a monster on shoes, but I walk a lot and they just don't seem like they might hold up for a year or so, but what can you expect for the price. Also the elastic gore on the quarters (beside the eyelets and tongue) is...weird. It makes it flexible where you think it wouldn't be and it doesn't slip on your heel, but it just feels weird. I'll come back in 6 mos an write another review when I've worn them awhile.

on December 15, 2018

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Birkett Cap

Birkett Cap

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Lovely looking shoe but wished this came in a similar style without laces. We kept this shoe in a 10, he wears a 9.5, but we had to return the 10 M to get the 10 W (wide), which fit like a M (regular width). He usually wears regular, not wide.

on December 11, 2018

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