Men's Florsheim shoes first went into production in 1892. The company started in Chicago, Illinois and has since built up a strong reputation for making high-quality men's shoes that are both comfortable and affordable.
But, how do Florsheims compare to other similarly priced brands? Do they last? Are they really that comfortable? For the answers to these questions and more, keep reading for a broad review of these shoes.
Men's Florsheim shoes typically range in price from between $100 and $250. The majority of their dress shoe models hover just above the $100 mark, while their casual shoes range in price from $80 to $130. The company also makes steel-toed safety shoes, which fall into these same price points.
For men's dress shoes, the prices are fairly reasonable. They're not the cheapest shoe manufacturer on the block, but they're also not exorbitantly priced.
Comfort of the Brand
Florsheims are comfortable, if you have a standard or narrow foot. The one major drawback of these shoes is that they're simply not wide enough to accommodate the foot of a larger man or a man with wide feet.
Fortunately, the company sells most of their shoes in both Wide (E) and Extra Wide (EE). For many consumers, these 16 models available in wide fit will likely be more comfortable. You can order them directly from the manufacturer or through your local shoe retailer.
Brand Quality and Durability
Overall, Florsheims are well made shoes. Most of them are made from leather with leather linings and shock-absorbent rubber soles. However, there have been numerous consumer complaints that these shoes simply don't stand up to the test of time.
The biggest complaint about their products is that the sole and upper pasting has a tendency to come apart at either the heel or toe of the shoe.
The shoes can easily be reglued or resoled by a cobbler, but most consumers would prefer to buy a shoe that won't come apart in the first place. Florsheim will also often replace or repair shoes that are deemed defective.
Style of the Footwear
If you're looking for standard, classic and traditional dress shoes - Florsheim makes them. Their shoes aren't over the top, super flashy or anything out of the ordinary. This is a shoe company all about your basic men's dress shoe.
In general, men's Florsheim shoes are reasonably priced, comfortable and available in a decent range of traditional sty