This is a great shoe, I purchased the shoe for my boyfriend and he loves it. He normally wears a 10 US but I purchased the 9.5 US because I didn't think he would wear thick socks and the shoe fits him perfect. This same shoe goes for more in stores, so you get the same as you would in department stores for less.
Love the look of the Rylander, however beware that the white sole is quite susceptible to picking up grime and dirt causing them to stain. After wearing to church for only a few hours, I had managed to get something black all over the backs and sides of the white sole. After some intense scrubbing with shoe cleaner I was able to remove the marks however I hope this is not a frequent problem.
BEWARE: Order at least one half-size down from your regular shoe size. I have not worn a shoe smaller than a size 12 since I was 13 years old and I had to return the size 12s for an 11.5. The 11.5 fits me perfectly. The shoes just seem to be cut a bit abnormal in length. Having said all of this, they are a real beauty and are just what I was looking for in the tan canvas for a boat shoe.
I am a high school student and I bought these shoes in August of 2013. They were very nice looking, and I was still wearing them until recently. However, they will not last more than 6-10 months, and mine are beginning to fall apart and the soles are broken, and when it rains and I step in puddles, water seeps in. I did not do anything extraordinary with them; just normal walking wear and tear over 9 months. Just know that when you buy these, don't expect more than 8 quality months.
Nevertheless, I love the shoe and since they are reaching the end of their life, I'm buying another pair, exact same shoe but different color.
I bought this pair of shoes for my boyfriend twice now; they went so well with everything we decided he needed two pairs so he would always have a nice one! You can wear them with practically any outfit, casual and something dressier. Initially I had gotten him a 10.5 because that is his regular size but this time I got a 10 because he said you are supposed to get boat shoes a little smaller. We both LOVE these shoes and they have really become his go-to.
These have the potential to be the favorite shoes you own. If you dress business casual for work or school then you know it takes a variety of shoes to look appropriate. In order to find the right shoe they need to have style, versatility, comfort, and durability, and the Rylander Boat Shoe is the leader in nearly every category.
It's difficult to find a more stylish shoe; the strong color tones match with a great deal of outfits and the boat shoe style is appropriate for nearly every occasion. You will feel confident to wear them to work, running errands, or walking across campus. It is rare that you will find a shoe that you can wear all day without any pain; the Rylander has the ventilation and comfort of a tennis shoe all the while maintaining their sophisticated look. There is no other shoe that you will prefer to wear in the spring through fall. It doesn't matter if you wear them once a week or every day; this shoe is able to maintain its superior structure even after forming to the shape of your foot. If you understand the value of a good shoe than you know the Rylander is worth its price. It's useable after many years and the only other shoe will need in your closet is a running shoe.
The only thing that will keep you from grabbing your Rylanders before you head out the door is if there's a blizzard outside; I can't recommend them high enough!