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- Synthetic sole
- The gold standard in court style from K-Swiss, this sneaker features herringbone tread and a D-ring lace-up system.
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The gold standard in court style from K-Swiss, this sneaker features herringbone tread and a D-ring lace-up system.
K-Swiss is a heritage American tennis brand founded by two Swiss brothers who moved to California to pursue their dream of starting a footwear company. After 50 years of representing the best of on court performance and off court style, K-Swiss stays true to their founders and is dedicated to inspiring and outfitting the next generation of entrepreneurs.
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B005K0HD64
- Item model number: Classic
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 30, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
I last bought this exact "model number" of shoe about 5 years ago (I bought 2 pairs at that time because they were on sale, and when the first of those 2 pairs finally fell apart about 2 years ago, I broke out the 2nd pair from the back of the closet, and I have been wearing that pair since then, and they are due to be replaced now).
I noticed that there was a 25% off sale on shoes at Amazon a few days ago, and decided to get a new pair of these.
Because several recent reviewers had noted that the sizing on these had changed and the fit for their particular size is now looser and longer (...at least one person said their size was a full inch longer than before) than it had been in the past, so that I could be sure that I got a pair that fit me, I ordered 3 pairs of these shoes -- one in the size I bought 5 years ago, one a half-size down from that, and one a half-size down from that. I was thinking that if the length on these had been altered by a full inch, I'd probably need to go an entire size down from my normal size.
However, when I received the 3 pairs of shoes in the mail, I tried on my "usual" size first, and it fit exactly the same as the ones from 5 years ago. I compared the old ones with the new ones side-to-side and sole-to-sole, and, if anything, the shoes I got yesterday are a smidgen shorter than the shoes I got 5 years ago (with the same size written on their inside labels). Out of curiosity, I next tried on the half-size down of the new shoes, and it was definitely a half-size smaller (and therefore it was also "true to size"), so I kept the new pair in my usual size and returned the 2 smaller pairs to Amazon.
Once again, I really appreciate Amazon's policy of free returns on shoes (which they sell directly), which gives one peace of mind in ordering shoes online, sight-unseen.
I thought I'd note that this new pair of shoes has a pungent "chemical" odor that I don't recall my past K-Swiss pairs having. It was so strong that I actually had to put the shoes out on the porch to air out (they are still there). I expect this is typical for most inexpensive leather shoes these days, and has to do with the way they put them together in modern manufacturing (the chemicals that they use to create the kind-of-real leather material, the glue, the 'rubber', etc.) This also was the case with the 'leather' cell phone case that I bought recently, and other items. After a week or two, the odor goes away.
Also, I think if I was able to get the 6 1/2 E, the shoe would have fit better, not so loose, even with the laces really tightened, and I would not have had the issue with the back of the shoe rubbing on my heels.
I returned the unworn 7E and was hoping to exchange it for the 6 1/2 E, but the price has gone up so I'll have to wait.
Would I try this shoe again? Yes!
The fit: My feet are close to wide width, but I can usually get by with most medium width shoes. I ordered my usual size, but these fit a little wide and long on me so I wear thicker athletic socks, which takes care of any issues. These shoes don't have a lot of padding, unlike other athletic shoes which feel very pillowy, even bulky.
I'm not sure what material the metal D-ring lace-ups are made of, but the lowest set have rubbed on the leather, where the shoe bends as I walk, and left a black mark on the leather. This is only mildly annoying, but I wonder if the metal is a low grade. They are also rubbing black onto the laces.
* Lightweight (great for wearing to work that requires a lot of walking or standing)
* Comfortable (if in the correct size)
* Good quality, durable
* May run a bit narrow at the toe region (different for everyone though)
They fit perfect, have a lot of cushion inside and have a nice amount of support. They do not get uncomfortable, even with being on your feet for extended periods of time.
They look good with anything and are comfy. These are always my first choice when I need new sneakers.
They have always seemed to run about a half size big. I wear between a 6 and 6.5, depending on the shoe or sandal, but I always buy these in a 6 because 6.5 is a little too loose on me for my liking. They do loosen up a bit after wearing them, since they are real leather.
In all my years wearing them, i've never once had a complaint with them.
Got the women's 8 xw. On the box it's marked as that and as EEE too.
But they don't look bulky, the construction and materials are great, and there is room for thick inserts if you need. They are light weight too.
Price is very good. You'll get more out of these for longer than more expensive sneakers. These will last way longer from daily wear.
They're great as fashion sneakers and as athletic shoes and don't make your feet look big.
I highly recommend!