Stacy Adams Caliban Review
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.
Woven leather upper
Memory Foam midsole
Traction is below par
Moderate price tag
Only four color options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.