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- MANUFACTURER: CLARKS
- MODEL NAME: MEN’S CUSHOX STEP
- STYLE: CASUAL SHOES
- SHIPPING WEIGHT: 12.8 OUNCES
- SIZES: 7-15 US MEDIUM AND WIDE
- HALF SIZES: YES
- HEEL: 1.5 INCHES
- COLORS: BLACK, DARK TAN
- OUTER MATERIAL: LEATHER
- SOLE: SYNTHETIC
- ALSO: BREATHABLE LEATHER, EVA SOLE, COMFORT FOOT BED, NON MARKING OUTSOLE, CUSHION SOFT MIDSOLE
- FIT AS EXPECTED: 71%
- PRICE GUIDE: $135
- OUR RATING: 4.7 STARS OUT OF FIVE
AT A GLANCE
Always the last word in quality, these Men’s Cushox Step Slip On Loafers by the world famous Clarks shoes, look promising from the outset.
What is there not to like about this timeless classic men’s loafer shoe? Designed to slip on, nice and easily, they are made from a quality leather and have a synthetic EVA sole.
In fact, everything about this shoe just screams “class”. From the leather upper to the “cushion max” soft midsole technology.
You just know that wearing these shoes are going to be like walking on air, or maybe, some sort of heavenly cloud.
With a one and a half inch heel, these will give you the edge, literally, on some of the competition and help provide some of the extra height you may be hoping for.
No, there’s nothing flash or gimmicky about these shoes. They do what they say on the tin and deliver high end comfort with great performance and a smart finish.
Maybe they are only available in two colors – black and dark tan – but with a trad design like these, you are unlikely to want them in yellow stripes or anything funky anyway.
If there was one word we would use to describe these loafers it is “simple”. They are really an incredibly straightforward design.
Clarks describe the style as being “casual” and although they definitely are fine for casual usage, we also think you could totally wear these as part of a suit or smart outfit.
For work? Yes, these would be completely at home in an office environment.
But equally, should you (God forbid) have to actually walk somewhere in them then you should be pleasantly surprised.
Or perhaps not too surprised, because, of course, Clarks gold standard reputation precedes them.
Indeed, we would be somewhat disappointed if they weren’t incredibly comfortable to have on our feet.
So, naturally, we expect to be able to clock up the miles in these smart casual Men’s Cushox Step Slip On Loafers – should the necessity arise.
Because, perhaps these are not walking shoes specifically, nor sneakers, let alone running shoes – but the simple and comfortable design of these loafers should allow for adequate movement.
The Cushion Max technology provides a feather soft bed of foot heaven for the soles of our feet and makes the entire wearing experience just pure bliss.
We don’t think we could really ask for more in terms of design. The traction on the rear of the shoe is more than adequate and shouldn’t send you skating or slipping around the place.
Whereas we can see that these are not exactly snow boots or rain boots or anything like that, we are confident that if we were to take these out on a wet day that they would not let us down.
Of course, if they were to prove slightly damp, we would always be able to add weatherproofing to them. But we don’t think that would be necessary.
CLARKS: THE BRAND
Clarks have been producing quality footwear for nearly two centuries, ever since James and Cyrus Clark began making shoes and slippers from sheepskin offcuts.
Today there are more than 22000 styles and designs of Clarks shoes – including the iconic Clark’s Desert Boots, designed by Nathan Clark in the ‘50s.
As you would expect from a manufacturer like Clarks, these Men’s Cushox Step Slip On Loafers are available in a wide selection of sizes. They span a size seven up to a fifteen – with half sizes and two widths also available.
We are sure that this caters for pretty much everybody.
In terms of fitting as expected, these come in at a completely respectable 71%. You should be able to order your regular size, we think.
Not only are these casual loafers, but they are also Clarks casual loafers. This means that we expect great things from them and we are pleased to report that we are not disappointed.
Customers have scored these very highly on the comfort-o-meter. In fact, they get a five out of five all round.
By purchasing these loafers, you will make your feet happy. Very happy indeed.
As we have mentioned. These may not have been designed for all the weather in the world, but we think that if you have to venture out into a light shower, that they will be reasonably resilient.
Yes, perhaps we are not going to go leaping into muddied troughs wearing these and less still decide to go fell walking in them.
But they are okay for the occasional bit of dirty weather – you might need to clean them up afterwards, though!
Once again, although these are not being advertised as shoes to last a thousand miles, we think they will give you a good run for your money.
We would expect these to stay the distance, in reasonably good condition, if you look after them right.
Clarks have a reputation for making solidly built shoes which don’t fall apart in a hurry and these are no exception.
SHOULD I BUY THESE CLARKS CUSHOX STEP SHOES?
If you are looking for a simple, yet classy, great all round everyday easy wearing men’s loafer, then we think you could do a lot worse than check out these shoes.
Whilst we know these are not cheap – as Clarks shoes seldom are – they represent value for money and quality.
Perhaps these will never grace the catwalk in Paris or Milan and are not terribly trendy, but they have an easy style and simple grace.
They are not going to leave you in agony and won’t fall apart at the first sign of trouble.