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Estelle
Estelle Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: Kim from Saratoga, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe! I love wearing this shoe with my spring and summer outfits. They are very comfortable and look nice. I am anywhere between a 7 - 7 1/2 and ordered a 7 and they fit perfectly. I appreciate how they don't slide off my feet nor do they pinch, as peep shoes can.

Raine
Raine Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from Chicago
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Very cute. Was excited to see this boot came in a narrow width. Normally wear 8 1/2 or 9. Ordered size 9 narrow. The heel and width fit great, but the boot was too short and uncomfortable in the toe area. Returned.

Claudette II
Claudette II Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: Robin from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes. It's hard to find sexy shoes that don't kill my feet but these are really comfortable and so hot.

Whim
Whim Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: Heather from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I own this shoe in two colors. I love them! I wear an 8.5 medium and it is completely true to size. My biggest concern is how flexible the shoe is when walking - and these shoes flex enough so you don't look like you are walking with boards on your feet. Secondly, I need to be able to stand in them for 12 hours - the toe box is soft and comfortable. I am accustomed to a high heel - so the height doesn't bother me like it does others. I wish they would introduce new colors this year!

Lattice
Lattice Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

As other reviewers have noted, I had to go a whole size down from my usual shoe size (from 8.5N to 7.5N) in order for the straps not to be too loose on my foot. Unfortunately, at that point it was obvious that I had stuffed my feet into a shoe that was too small, because my toes were hanging off the front edge of the shoe. It's a shame, because otherwise these were very cute.

Geyser
Geyser Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

First of all, I LOVE the way the heel of this shoe is built. I'm normally very clumsy in heels, but when I tried these on, I even took off running in them and they were very stable. However, as other reviewers noted, the toe box pinched my feet, and when I walked, the shoe scraped against my big toenail and made an annoying squeaking sound. Going up half a size to a 9 eliminated the toe box problem, but then the shoe was too large for me in the heel, so sadly they had to go back. I will be looking for other styles to try from this brand in the future.

Pacifica
Pacifica Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: Cathryn S. Kaner from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Bottom line: these are longer than marked. I typically wear an 8.5, & there was way too much shoe sticking out in front of my toes. I'll probably try a half size smaller, as these are nicely styled & feel comfortable.

Wren
Wren Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: Cathryn Kaner from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I needed a dressy shoe to wear to a wedding. This was one of several I purchased from the wonderful Zappos. I love the Bella-Vita styles in general -- mainly because they have style, whereas many wider-width shoes have none. I wore these to the wedding, but they weren't comfortable. They don't have any flexibility in the sole, & also wound up squashing my toes (because of the heel height). Maybe they'd fit your feet better.

Perfetto
Perfetto Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: Elizabeth W from Austin, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

THESE SHOES ROCK! They are amazingly comfortable and don't make any noise when you walk in them. I'm going to buy all the colors, because it's been awhile since I fell in love with shoes.

Sangria
Sangria Posted: 7/18/14
Reviewer: from Seattle, WA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are fabulous shoes -- a pale silk twist on top and not too high a heel. Perfect for summer, and for vintage clothing! No idea why they were on sale -- a lucky.

Grazie
Grazie Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: Sharon from Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just loved these shoes and they came in WIDE! I had tried on at least 10 or more pairs of white sandals and these were the winner! I can wear them all day and they don't hurt my feet! Just enough heel for me.

Claudette II
Claudette II Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: Lenai D from Sacramento area of Northern Ca
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are very comfortable. If you like to dance, you will like these shoes. They don't fall off your feet, and they don't pinch your toes. The heel is just right. They look really good on, with a dress or jeans.

Caramelle
Caramelle Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

For a girl who finds heels very uncomfortable these worked great. I wore them to a wedding where I had to arrive early and was on my feet for most of the event. I did not "break them in" before time. I have a narrow foot - 2A and a 4A heel. These were a little wide but I was able to compensate by adding a ball of the foot cushion which kept my foot from moving. I could have punched another hole in the ankle strap but it worked on the last notch fairly well. My feet were sore by the end of the night but I had been in these sandals for 10 hours by that time. I also received lots of positive comments on the shoes. They are very pretty. So this was a win for me.

Shavon
Shavon Posted: 7/17/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I read the reviews that it runs large. I'm usually an 11.5 so I got an 11. I'd say it runs at least a full size, if not 1.5 sizes large. It's cute, but impractical. The bands are meant to sit quite high on your ankle,so there's a lot of space for your foot to slip out between the toe band and the loose ankle straps.

Ciao
Ciao Posted: 7/16/14
Reviewer: from Portland, OR.
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This shoe runs both large and wide. The straps stretch out quickly and I didn't notice how wide they were until after I had worn them a few times. My heel now slides out of the shoe.

Skylar
Skylar Posted: 7/15/14
Reviewer: from Birmingham, AL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Finally - thong sandals that a woman with very wide feet can comfortably wear. Having very wide feet, on top of still having swelling from foot surgery, makes buying sandals in general a pain - literally! I am thrilled to have discovered Bella Vita. This is my second pair of Bella Vita shoes, and I can comfortably wear them all day. It is wonderful to wear sandals that are wide enough so that my feet do not hang over the sides, and they do not kill the top of my feet.

Paula II
Paula II Posted: 7/15/14
Reviewer: Kristye Dial from Atlanta, GA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Loved these sandals! Very comfortable and look great. Was seeking strappy sandals that didn't have 4 inch heels, these fit the bill. When first put on, back of shoe feels stiff but works itself out in moments. I wear them comfortably all day.

Caramelle
Caramelle Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: Nancy Schmitt from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are great looking! The silver ones have gold trim, so they coordinate with any metallic accessories. I usually wear a 6 or 6.5 narrow, and I chose the 6.5 narrow, however, it was a little long, and too wide so I must return. Will probably reorder a 6 narrow. The leather is very soft and the footbed is padded - pretty comfortable.

Wow
Wow Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: from Denver
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these shoes in black patent. I loved the way the front detail visually masked the length of my long narrow feet (8 1/2-2A). I wore them to my daughter's wedding and was on my feet for 8 hours and rode public transportation. I have relatively long toes and pointy toe shoes tend to pinch terribly. These shoes were the most comfortable dress shoes I've worn in a long time. Did return the pewter color because it had a greenish cast next to my dress. I will be buying more of these shoes in other colors.

Wilder II
Wilder II Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: Monica Braverman from Fort Worth, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE these shoes. I have fairly wide feet (more D than EE) but "normal" heels. I was able to stand in these all night the first time. That rarely happens! They are stylish and comfortable. A winning combination.

Paxton II
Paxton II Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Pretty...they looked great with the dress I bought for the nieces summer wedding. But they are not wide enough. Went up half size and it was too big. I could have made it work with some inserts, but the shoes were squeaky.

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