Gokey® Leather Conditioner Keep your leather soft and supple with this specially formulated conditioner exclusively from Orvis. Simply moisten a soft cloth with this cream and rub onto leatherglazed or matte finishto prevent drying and cracking, then buff to a lustrous glow. Restores old leather, as well. Not for use on suede. 8 oz. USA.
Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews
13 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
comfortable, wonderful foot-bed -
By: Greenbrier from Virginia
It is hard for me to find comfortable shoes as I have a neuroma condition in my left forefoot. The Sauvage oxfords are very comfortable. I am pleased they do not have a thick rubber insert to provide cushioning. The comfort comes from a well designed foot-bed. They feel great - walking is a pleasure in these shoes!
great shoe for casual dress wear -
By: Rhino88 from Florida/North Carolina
Top 50 Contributor
I have owned my Sauvage Oxfords for about 3 years now - wear them on average, once a week. There is NO apparent wear. They are a bit heavy but I like that, especially in the mountains. The tread pattern is very helpful on slopes and where you need a bit of grip. I wear them with orthodics and in wide size. They took a while to break in but well worth the wait. Will last forever at the rate I am on. They are very impressive looking shoes with jeans, chinos or even slightly more dressy slacks. A good shoe in-between my dress shoes and my usual boat shoes.
Bending over backwards -
By: from Montana
I aged. My feet got worse. Surgery and orthotics followed. My wife persuaded me to contact Gokey about my Sauvage Hikers. I thought it a waste of time. I was wrong. My boots were stretched to accommodate the changes and the shoes put back into pristine condition. I am now a customer for life.
Long-wearing shoes -
By: Adirondacker from Boston, Massachusetts
I'm 48 today, my dad bought me a pair of Sauvage Oxfords when I was 15, and I still wear them. Not every day, not as frequently as I have over the years up north, but they are in good enough shape and comfort to be worn out at night. They are indeed the best shoes I have owned, I will now probably buy pairs for my kids when they reach 15 (in 10 years...!), and worth every penny.
The best shoes ever -
As I've aged my feet have taken a hit and bunions have developed. Thank goodness for Gokey® Custom Sauvage Oxfords. The shoes are made to accommodate my bunions. I just received my new pair and have been wearing them every day with no break-in, and no pain. Thanks Gokeys (Orvis). P.S: This must be my sixth pair since the 1980's.
An excellent rugged shoe that looks great -
I am a 28 year old male currently Volunteering with the Peace Corps, working in Southern Africa. My primary mode of transport is my feet and I needed a rugged shoe that would work in a business casual setting. I'm currently working as a school teacher. I walk between 3 and 4 miles a day to work and back and have put well over 1500 miles on these shoes during the 16 months I have had them. They have been my only pair of shoes other than some running shoes.It is difficult to find shoes that hold up well under lots of miles and that are also appropriate for work. The Gokey Oxfords are a great solution. After reading numerous reviews comparing gokeys, and redwings I took the plunge and mailed in my custom foot wear forms. One tip, make sure you trace your foot a few times on a few sheets to make sure you get a good outline. I had a friend do mine while wearing the socks I normally wear. I'm used to wearing sneakers, hiking boots and sandals. These boots fall into the semi dress shoe category. Mine fit great but the design of the shoe allows for some heal movement (it's a roomy shoe). The fit is very unlike a tennis shoe and well ..like an oxford. The heel cup is decidedly not tight like on most modern shoes. Since I had my shoes mailed to me abroad I paid extra and went with the Custom shoe. I'm glad I did, my right foot is wider than my left and it show on the shoes. It's not freakish by any means but it is noticeable when looking at each shoe. Out of the box these shoes were quite comfortable. Understand that what you are getting is a classic shoe, with thick leather and great stitching. There is no padding, the soles are hard and flexibility takes a bit of break in. The steal shank also makes for a pretty rigid sole. The Vibram soles are holding up well and the heal is wearing as expected. The waxed laces look great but after a few months have started to wear around the top grommets. I'm due for a new pair of laces very soon. As for waterproofing I have no idea, it rains only once every few years here and I'm surrounded by sand dunes, so getting them wet is not an issue. I do polish them often and use the Orvis Waterproofing to keep the leather from drying out. The soles are wearing well and are tough, I walk over, sharp rocks, broken beer bottles and shards of metal and glass every day and have never come close to cutting or puncturing the soles. Cons: They can be cold in winter, but thicker wool socks take care of that nicely. Perhaps only coming in Brown could be an issue for some but they are a very classy shoe Once someone called me out on my DAD shoes...(maybe good taste isn't a con) A thanks to Orvis' Customer Service Thanks to the online customer service representative, who believed me right away when I said I was in Africa. You were great. They answered all my questions, found out about sole options ( you can get different ones for a fee but the Vibram's come standard) and responded to my emails. I also received an email when GOKEY finally got my shoe measurements. I'm very pleased with my purchase (and this was the most expensive pair of shoes I have ever bought and not something I take lightly).
Gokey Sauvage Oxford-Custom -
By: JollyGoodFellow from Arlington, Virginia
This is the best custom shoe value in America. The leather is good looking and substantial, the sole is a high quality Vibram sole that is non-marking. The measuring instructions were excellent and the custom cobblers used my instructions to make a shoe that fits my 10 A foot perfectly. Bespoke or custom shoes in England cost between $3,000 and $4,000. I own a custom pair of shoes from New York that now cost $1,500. Orvis and Gokey only charge $250 for the Custom made Sauvage Oxford shoe. In addition, if anyone wears down the Vibram sole, Gokey will replace the sole for a service and shipping charge. The comfort and quality of the shoes are excellent. Gokey custom shoes have my highest recommendation.
High quality-Well Made -
After wearing my custom oxfords, I must say the leather quality and craftsmanship is excellent. The fit from the ankle to toe tips is as good as it gets, however the heel fits very lose. We should perhaps understand that Gokey is a boot maker and this oxford fits and wears more like a boot than a dress shoe. They are heavy... approximately 2 lbs each. If you have a narrow foot like me (B), you might want to reconsider purchasing this oxford. I would think "C" widths or wider would have no trouble with the heel. Good luck.
Response from: Orvis Customer Service Team
Posted: 3/31/2011 12:27:53 PM
Orvis Customer Service contacted this customer, apologized that the item did not meet expectations and offered a full refund or an exchange. Our goal is to make sure everything you buy from us is absolutely right. You can always shop with confidence at Orvis—everything we sell is backed by our unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee.
A unique purchase -
The Gokey custom boot and oxford shoe are not only a great value but a unique service to people like me who need two different size shoes to make one pair (post-polio). I used to buy two pairs of shoe's and throw one set away until I found the Gokey custom shop at Orvis. I have to have extra sole and heel lifts put on the shoe's (they take them fine) and the shoe repair specialist observed that the Gokey custom was extremely well made. Now I have the best and save money too. Thanks.
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