Men's Fulton Captoe Oxford Shoes
Quality Control Lacking
I ordered the black and spice brown fultons. Both pairs had readily apparent cosmetic flaws. On each pair, the cap-toe lines were not straight or of even width throughout. I returned both pairs. The replacements were better, but the black pair still had uneven width of the cap-toe line (I kept them anyway; they're good enough that no one will notice from more than a foot away), and the brown pair had a half dozen scuffs on either shoe! I returned those and, tired of the merry-go-round, just took the refund.
These shoes are worth buying if you want a leather soled shoe and are willing to put up with the potential headache of returning once or twice to get a good pair. Of course, you shouldn't have to.
The fit was a little narrow. My dress shoe size is usually a half size to a size smaller than my normal sneaker size. This shoe is the same as my sneaker size.
April 23, 2013
Four sails - stylish and comfortable
I wear these shoes for work and they're great. The bottoms of the shoes have worn well past their original orange color. I know that is expected but I was worried since they seem to "age" much faster than typical dress shoes. Despite my initial worries, they have held up and I believe with typical shoe care, they should last a pretty long time.
March 30, 2013
Don't buy these
These shoes looked great out of the box, though they fit a bit narrow. However, a little bit of shoe care made the color rub off! I bought tan shoe polish for these specially and it worked well on the body, but a little bit of it on the toe and some buffing rubbed the tan color off! Absolute garbage! Now I've got a pair of tan shoes with dark brown toes because the cheap tan color is gone. Terrible. At any price these are a major rip off.
December 7, 2012
very good quality, leather soles are difficult to find in moderately priced shoes.
Fit is good, but difficult to gauge shopping by email. I had to return shoes twice to find a good fit.
November 26, 2012
Great quality at a great price.
After reading some of the reviews advising that one should order the shoes a half-size larger, I considered doing just that. I'm glad I didn't. I noticed from the pictures that these are balmoral rather than blucher designed oxfords. Balmorals have tight or closed lacing where the sides are actuallly touching when the laces are tight. Appropriate for suits and formal wear. Bluchers have "open" lacing or sides don't touch when laced up. Appropriate for blazer or unmathced sport coat. Since this is the case you are best served (as is your shoe since the leather will break down over time if you are constantly jamming your foot into them) by using a shoehorn when putting them on. Once you do you'll notice that they do run a little on the narrow side. However, if you use a shoe tree (Allen Edmonds makes great ones), the leather is soft enough that they will break in very quickly (should be used whenever your feet are not in them). Mine fit like a glove. These are good quality shoes and will last you a long time if you take care of them (using the above suggestions and polishing regularly). Also, disregard the comment claiming that these don't have leather soles or quality leather. That person is clearly mistaken.
November 25, 2012
FIT very small... had to reorder 2 times
I really haven't tried the shoes yet. The appear to be pretty good quality. I normally always wear a size 10 in shoes and in some cases I wear a 10.5. I ordered teh 10 in this shoe and it was very small. I returned it and ordered the 10.5. It was also small. I returned it and now size 11 is on it's way. i have near worn a size 11 in casual or dress shoes. Let's see how it goes when the size 11 arrives. The customer service people have been great.
October 28, 2012
Great shoe if traction isn't a priority
This is a handsome looking shoe, and I highly recommend the dark English tan. Unfortunately, my husband requires a outsole with more traction that this shoe's slick-bottomed leather one provides. Sadly, we sent them back.
October 13, 2012
Great fit and looks stylish
I ordered my regular size shoe and this one fits like a glove. It is comfortable, and was from the first try on. I ordered a 91/2 M--I wear a D in other shoes. I wear the shoe with a suit, so far.
September 2, 2012
Sizing is accurate
Shoes arrived quickly and look beautiful. I always wear size 12 but other reviewers of this shoe recommended that it be ordered in a larger size, so—since there is no size 12.5—I ordered size 13. Alas, the 13 is too large. I will return the shoes for size 12. I look forward to wearing them.
May 12, 2012
Great comfortable shoes
I have purchased shoes from Lands End for the past 4 years and have always had good luck with their shoes. I have always done wingtip but decided to try out these Captoe shoes. So far so good. Great price especially when on sale!
April 29, 2012