Stacy Adams Caliban Review

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Stacy Adams has been making great quality men’s shoes since they started the Stacy Adams Shoe Company in Brockton, Massachusettes back in 1875. William Stacy and Henry Adams were two men who know how to make a great looking pair of shoes with a perfect fit. It has been over a hundred years, and there is still no end in sight for this company. Designing great quality footwear has always been their focus, and they have perfected it.

The Stacy Adams Caliban fisherman sandals are just another pair of their great looking products that men love. They are incredibly comfortable, mostly thanks to the Memory Foam insole and the soft inner lining, giving you a pleasant in-shoe experience that your feet will thank you for at the end of a long and hard day on your feet. The classic look comes in four different colors so you can be sure to find something that fits your style the best. The sandals might not have the cheapest price tag on the market, but they are indeed worth the investment. They have great versatility, smoothly transitioning from one event to the next, while also having an extraordinary lifespan so they will not need to be replaced for quite some time.

The classic look of the woven leather uppers and the exceptional durability of these fisherman sandals makes them a great addition to your wardrobe and many men recommend them.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Classic look

Woven leather upper

All-day comfort

Long-lasting durability

Memory Foam midsole

Cons

Traction is below par

Moderate price tag

Only four color options

Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of these fisherman sandals are made out of smooth and soft leather that is woven into a stylish look that many customers seem to enjoy. The leather is sturdy and durable and will be able to withstand quite the beating, ensuring that they are not going to rip or tear too easily. They feature an adjustable buckle closure on them to help give you a more customizable fit for optimal comfort and support.

These sandals feature a soft interior lining that feels great along your feet while you are out and about. It will help make sure that you do not experience uncomfortable chafing that can cause irritating blisters leading to pain.

When you out and about, especially on an unusually warm day or if you are going to out for extended periods, you are going to want to make sure that what you are putting on your feet is well ventilated, and that is what you are going to get with the Caliban's. They are going to allow air to smoothly flow into the foot chamber, cooling you down and preventing your feet from overheating. The breathability will additionally enable any sweat from your feet to leave the sandals, ensuring your feet are staying healthy and dry.
Midsole

Midsole

These sandals have an extremely well-designed midsole that will ensure that your feet stay happy and comfortable all day long. They have an inside that is fully cushioned with Memory Foam so it will mold to the contours and curves of your feet, giving you a more personalized feel, providing you with the padding that you need where you need it the most.

The midsole is going to allow for a bit of responsiveness, providing you with a little spring in your step while you are out and about, but as they are a casual sandal, they do not provide you with as much responsiveness as you might find in a running shoe. You will have just enough of a bounce for you to know that it is there and enhance your comfort level.
Outsole

Outsole

These sandals have a sturdy rubber outsole that is designed with durability in mind. They are not going to suffer too much from premature wear and tear, which is always a good thing. There is a little extra at the heel of the shoes, giving you just a tad bit of height, but not enough to cause discomfort. The sole is designed to be extremely flexible, allowing you to bend your foot as naturally as possible with each step that you take, no need to worry about your movements feeling restricted while walking around in these.

One thing that might not be the best about them, however, is the fact that the bottoms are rather smooth and do not provide as much traction as you might like. The rubber is sticky and they can hold a decent grip, but not as much as you might wish for a summer dress sandal. If you run into a slick or wet stop, you should use caution as you might not be able to stay on your feet easily.
Style

Style

The Caliban's have a very classic and simple look to them that most men can appreciate. They are designed with woven leather to give them an aesthetically pleasing look that many people adore. There is an adjustable strap with a buckle to provide you with a better fit, but it adds to the overall look of them, adding some detail to catch your eye.

They are available in four different color options so you can find something that will best go with your style needs. You can choose to purchase black, cognac (brown), dark blue (navy), or white. No matter what color you decide to go with you can rest easy knowing that you will look great wearing them.
Versatility

Versatility

These sandals are more for casual wear and look great with a nice pair of jeans, slacks, or shorts. They do have a classic look to them that can easily crossover to a more formal or business setting, giving them a great deal of versatility. These dress sandals can fit in just about anywhere and still look great. Whether attending a beach wedding, heading into the office, or having a family barbeque, these shoes are going to look great and fit right in.

Even though they might look great for just about any occasion, that does not mean that they are going to be the right choice for a lot of activities. You will be able to walk easily and comfortably enough in the shoes, but if you are looking to participate in any other kind of physical activity, then they probably not the best options. They are not designed for running or other sports.
Fit

Fit

When you are wearing the Caliban's, you are going to want to ensure that they fit you well. You want them to be tight enough around your feet that they are going to stay put, but you still need enough wiggle room so your toes do not feel overly cramped and uncomfortable. Additionally, if they are too tight that can cause pain and discomfort, and nobody wants that in their footwear.

These sandals are running true to size so that will help you decide what you should order. Just go with your typical shoe size and you should have no problem. As always, you can take a gander at a size chart, to be sure. It is recommended that if you are between sizes that you should choose the larger one up, to ensure optimal comfort.
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is an integral part of deciding what you want to wear on your feet. Whatever you are wearing you are going to want to make sure you get every last bit of comfort you can from them. Thankfully, one of the best features is that they offer you a fantastic underfoot feeling and an altogether fantastic in-shoe experience.

They have an insole that is made entirely of Memory Foam to give you an extreme amount of cushioning and the support that you need where you need it the most. The soft inner lining is designed to help prevent rubbing and chafing that can lead to blisters. Even the outsole is made to help increase the comfort level, allowing for a decent amount of flexibility so you can bend your feet with ease and without restriction.
Durability

Durability

When you are shopping around for a pair of dress sandals, you want to try to make sure you can get ahold of something that provides you with a decent amount of durability. If you are spending your money on something, including your footwear, you want to make you are making a good investment, and you will get your monies worth out of them.

The Stacy Adams Caliban's have a moderate price tag. They are not the cheapest dress sandals out there, but there are far more pricey ones on the market. The modest price tag should not scare you off though as they are designed to last and give you remarkable durability, so you will have no that to worry about premature wear and tear when it comes to them.

You are probably going to pay a little more upfront for them than you might have wanted to, but because of their long lifespan, you are going to end up saving money, in the long run, because you will not have to replace them very often.
Weight

Weight

Imagine you are walking around all day in a pair of shoes that are extremely heavy; it can become burdensome and uncomfortable after a while. Thankfully, that is not something that you are going to have to worry about when it comes to these fisherman sandals. When compared to other dress sandals out there they are about average and considered to be lightweight — no need to feel like you are walking around with extra weights attached at your ankles.

The Caliban's weigh in, on average, at 12 ounces. This is, of course, a bit heavier than some running sneakers and some other more casual sandals, but considering that these are made out of sturdy leather and are designed more like a dress shoe, you can expect a little extra weight. Again, when you compare them to other similar products on the market, they are about average.

Keep in mind that the weight is based on a size nine medium and is just an average. This measurement can and will vary depending on the size you decide to purchase.
Support

Support

Support is an integral part of a pair of shoes. You want to make sure that your feet are properly supported and protected while you are out and about. Sandals are no different. These are going to provide you with a decent amount, enough to ensure you stay relatively safe and secure inside the footwear.

Of course, all of this is going to depend on you purchasing the correct size, but once you have the perfect fit, you can rest assured knowing that your feet will be locked in safe and secure inside the foot chamber. There is no need to worry about slipping and sliding around inside of them, causing you to fall and injure yourself potentially.

Arch support is also a crucial piece of the puzzle for most customers. You can rest easy knowing that these sandals offer a moderate amount of arch support to give you a more comfortable underfoot experience. This is mostly thanks to the Memory Foam insole, forming to the shape or your foot, giving you extra padding under your arches, where you need it the most.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Stacy Adams Caliban fisherman sandals are a classic looking pair of shoes that easily can fit into most situations. Whether you are searching for a pair of footwear to don to a summer wedding or heading to a family barbeque, they are going to fit right in. Some have even mentioned that they transition smoothly to their business casual attire. They have a moderate price tag, but the long lifespan of the sandals makes them an excellent investment as you will not have to worry about replacing them for quite some time. They are super comfortable and offer a decent amount of support, hugging your feet and keeping you locked into place. Customers do love this great looking and fantastic feeling pair of sandals and would recommend them to others.