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Handmade in Mexico, The Simon features tough Barcelona leathers unlined for simplicity and comfort. With their old-gold, over sized eyelets and leather laces, stained Goodyear welted leather soles, 2" stacked leather heels with rubber lifts, and a JF custom shark-nosed last with a structured toe, The Simon holds a unique and suave look. I Believe.
Shawn and Catherine from our Washington DC store says:
The Simons are longer in length and wider in width, so some people prefer to go down a half a size for the perfect fit!
20 reviews so far... write yours!
Posted by McLloydie from San Francisco:
Simon says , "Try me!"
Most Vogs run a bit narrow for my foot (to my great dismay - I risk heartbreak each time I shop), these included. The GOOD news is that the team @ the Haight shop is AWESOME, and stretched these for me, and over time and wearing, they've molded to my foot... bliss! I wear a pair of Superfeet arch support (the ones for heels - I also wear them in my Minis - super comfy) inside, and that helps extend the wear time indefinitely!
Every time I wear these I receive complements - I love these! My only complaint is that the laces tend to untie frequently (which I resolved by 1. rubbing them with beeswax - to give the leather a bit of tack. and 2. double knotting them!).
These have to be, hands down, my favorite pair of Vogs. Check em out!
Posted by Tara from Montréal:
Not as comfy as I had hoped
I fell in love with the look of these in the store but they didn't have my size in brown so they transferred a pair in from Vancouver. The leather is quite stiff and tight over the arches, although there is either no arch support or it falls in the wrong spot for me as I had pain in my arches after wearing them all day. Also, the angle of the back of the boots is not great, angled too far forward and presses uncomfortably on my achilles tendon. They also run quite small, I am a 6 and had to order a 7, could not even get my foot into the boots in a size 6. Next time I will stick with my Adrianas which fit perfectly and are sooo comfy!
Posted by Line from Fredericton, NB:
Love them so much, I bought the black ones too :)
Love, love, love these boots. They were a bit snug when I first wore them but within no time they were perfect!!! Compliments galore! Once again my Fluevogs are a hit! So... I went online and got another pair in black from the TO store. I love those too. What can I say, I'm a Fluevoger ;). Thx John!
Posted by Mahna:
"It's not meant to be"
I had a similar experience to other reviewers regarding the inconsistent sizing. I could not get the right shoe on in the store, which is odd for me since my left foot is slight bigger and fit the left shoe.
When I told the worker about the sizing discrepancy, he replied "well, I guess it is not meant to be". I ended up ordering another pair from a different store. My suggestion would be to try on both shoes before purchasing.
Posted by Melanie:
I admit, I tried them on because I have a brother named Simon...but I bought them because they are super comfortable and funky. The only thing I would say is that the plain leather sole is not good in the rain so I had to take them to a cobbler to get rubber put on them. It IS Vancouver....
Posted by Victoria Lincoln from United States:
Super hip boots!
Mostly men comment on these boots each time I wear them. (I own them in brown - purchased them in downtown Seattle. I went to buy a different pair and ended up with these!) I like them with my jeans and a fleece jacket, and feel pretty cool in them. I have to dress in business attire for work, so these boots with jeans is a real treat for me on weekends. In the summer, I paired them with dockers and wore them to the office - nice!
It was a bit of a struggle to get them over my heel in the beginning, but they softened up quickly, and it is good now. Not too narrow or too wide.
Posted by JK from NYC:
I had to chase these down
I saw these boots while on a trip to NYC. I wandered into the SOHO store and tried on a pair but they were two sizes too big. So, I left and did get a card which I then lost. I returned home to CA and had no idea what store I was in but couldn't stop thinking of the boots. So, I knew I had left Balthazar and headed to the shoe store so I googled all shoe stores in the area and finally after some detective work, found the store AND the shoe. YES! I love them, my favorite boot of all time. Very, very comfortable and the workmanship is impeccable. I'm a 7/12 but ordered 8. The fit around the ankle is very nice, wraps around nicely. Great with shorts, jeans, dresses, everything. They look sooo cool. My first pair and I'm sure I will return.
Posted by christa from alameda, ca:
The perfect boot to take the pressure off my dearly beloved Coventrys, don't want to wear them out! I'm generally a 7.5 and the 8 is just right. The leather is scrumptious, thick yet soft and molds to the foot instantly, heel is under-slung and the sole rolls smoothly when I walk. I love them, in short. I find the boots and shoes made in Mexico to be of extraordinary quality, I have 2 pairs of Coventrys and Danielsons and also the Hudson and they are incredibly sturdy and comfortable.
Posted by Carol Chiodini from Orlando:
Thank you to Wiley in Boston, You are the barometer by which men are measured, I love these boots,
Posted by Claire
from Livermore CA
I wasn't sure I needed these in addition to my brown BBCs, but I got the Simons in black and have no regrets. I'm not normally into square toes, but they really fit with all the angular aspects of these boots. I pair them with country-looking outfits because they have a bit of a Frye feel to them, or goth it up with some striped pants and I get tons of compliments either way.
Required NO break-in except the instep is pretty damn steep when you're putting them on the first few times. I have a narrow foot and normally don't go for heels, and these fit me 100x better than the Adriana Nuni.