Customer Reviews Of:
Johnston & Murphy Suffolk Penny Loafer Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. When the day brings a deluge, you'll be glad you're wearing Johnston & Murphy's Suffolk penny loafer shoes, comfortably crafted and fit for foul weather, thanks to seam-sealed leather and waterproof construction.
Average Rating based on 6 reviews 4.000000 0 5
Reviewed by JoeT from DC on Saturday, November 23, 2013these are basic penny loafers that fit very nice and look great. they feel great from the first time you put them on. they are good enough for me to get a second pair for when these wear out. they are especially nice at a great STP price of $66.
Reviewed by No fashion plate here. from Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 26, 2013I usually love J&M shoes, but these were just not what I expected. The leather felt low quality, styling wasn't very sophisticated and the sole looked really cheap.
Reviewed by Warren from Washington, DC on Monday, May 27, 2013A bit "lighter" than I'm used to but great bang for the buck!
Reviewed by TheOldMan from Illinois on Thursday, May 23, 2013It seems hard to find real quality in shoes now that so many established brands have gone into cost-cutting mode. Johnston & Murphy appear to me to be an exception to this trend. One of the few to offer actual leather linings and serious attention to detail. This particular shoe includes their XC4 system. The "XC" stands for "extra comfort" and apparently refers to the removable cushioning added to the footbed. I find these shoes extraordinarily comfortable, because of the cushioning and their light weight. They ran true to size -- I bought a Medium width. The shoe supposedly is a "dual width" shoe -- it can become a Wide (E?) if the cushioning is removed from the footbed. However, if one does that, the shoe will be less comfortable, I think. The arch support seems fine to me--not extreme, just right.
The soles appear to be made of some sort of resin, with rubber insets on all the walking surfaces.
I haven't tested them in the rain to see if they really are waterproof, but if it's true, that would be a nice plus when getting caught in a storm.
Note that the Suffolk style has an enlongated toe area -- a "run-off" toe. This allows the shoe to get narrower toward the front end without cramping the wearer's toes, since the toes on the foot don't come anywhere close to the toe end of the shoe. So, it's a style thing. I think it makes the shoes look more formal than standard penny loafers. These shoes would be good with a suit as well as with business casual. The Mahogany color fits that image as well--dark, rich red-brown.
You can find these shoes at high-end shoe stores, at a much higher price.
Reviewed by Ed in IT from Dublin on Monday, May 13, 2013The main reason I bought the shoes is because it's waterproof. I didn't like the color and the leather does not look expensive. If I were at a store looking at the shoes, I wouldn't buy it. I ddn't want the hassle of returning it so I'll keep it and wear it when it's raining.
Reviewed by Jackson from Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 25, 2013These shoes are true to form for other JM shoes I have purchased. Excellent quality and style.