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Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 11/24/14
Reviewer: from Stockholm
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

If you have wider feet don't buy these. They are really gorgeous but made for a narrow foot, some lower heel models are wider but all in all the footbed is made very narrow. So cool, but not for my footbed.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 11/9/14
Reviewer: Jess from New England
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These are the cutest shoes but they are for narrow feet only! Really wish the company would offer wider versions. I'm sure I'm not the only person out there wishing for this.

Classic Chelsea Boot
Classic Chelsea Boot Posted: 10/2/14
Reviewer: Laura Weaver from Houston, TX
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This is an adorable looking boot; however, size 7 my true size, my toes were hitting the front of the boot, and my heel was rising up (slipping) in the heel section - likely would create heel blisters. Next size up may prevent my toes from hitting front - but I don't like heel slippage either. Frown.

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 8/31/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes fit perfectly (I'm a narrow 8, 8 1/2 and these are 38) and were so comfortable right when I put them on. They're light, even though they're wood.

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 8/21/14
Reviewer: Holly A from Abq, NM
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Very cute shoe. Nice height. Only problem is footbed comfort. As other reviewers have noted, it definitely is a narrower style. I think I have to keep looking. Too bad.

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 8/12/14
Reviewer: from San Francisco Bay Area
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are narrow! A graceful delicate clog! My feet are narrow and even 'AA' width American shoes are often too wide for me but these are perfect.

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 7/25/14
Reviewer: from South Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These have taken a bit of braking in due to the stiff leather, but the sole is very comfortable if you like a wooden heel (I do). They have a darling reto look and I've been complimented each time I've worn the.

Peep Toe Super High
Peep Toe Super High Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from Pasadena, california
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love this shoe though the back heel strap falls and will not tighten with the side strap. I bought a pair a 6 P.M. and had to return them because of the heel strap. They had no more left so I ordered a pair from Amazon and the same thing happened. I have the Savannahs and they fit fine. The yellow is so vibrant and I love the shoe except can't wear it.

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 7/9/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are my new favorite shoes! I absolutely love them! People are literally stopping me on the street to compliment my shoes. I usually wear an 8.5-9 and the 39 fits perfectly. The leather was a little tight at first, but after just a few wears I could feel it loosen up. An added bonus is that they are the most comfortable shoes with heels that I own!

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 7/9/14
Reviewer: Patrice Cowhig. from Boston area.
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes are great. Sexy and cute. True to size. Be patient with the break in period. They are very hard at first but soften fairly quickly. I wore them with plastic bags over socks around the house at first. A little trick I learned when I sold shoes. Love Sweedish a Hasbeens. Patrice.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 7/8/14
Reviewer: Jen from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are great clogs, and I consider myself a clog aficionado. I hesitated buying this brand as I was pretty happy with Svens and vintage finds, but I could not resist this sale. A lot of reviews here and elsewhere talk about how rigid and tight these are, but I have made mine comfortable in just an hour or so: took them out of the box, tried them on to find the tight/hard spots, slathered both sides of leather with saddle soap then wiped the leather down with a wet wash cloth, put on thick socks and then the shoes, walk around (or as I did, sit and wiggle your toes around every few minutes) for about an hour. Viola! Comfortable, fitting my feet already, and ready to go. Now... do I go for the red, too?

Braided Sky High
Braided Sky High Posted: 7/8/14
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I wrote an earlier review that began with, Due to so many mixed reviews; but I wanted to clarify something since I've been wearing them for over a week now. My foot width at my instep is about 3 inches and 3.4ths wide; that is very wide. I do like the Braided Sky Highs but I realized that they vary in form thru looking at images of them on Google (there's either more toe coverage or less) so they fit differently depending on what shoes you happen to get, NOT because you have different feet! If you look at the various close-ups on Google you'll see what I mean. One woman has complete coverage while another is barely able to squeeze her pinky toe in and you'll see that it's all because the leather is attached at different points of the instep, either an inch higher up the wood or directly above the instep. So there's either less or more coverage and in my case I have less. This is a bit disappointing since I was inspired to purchase the Braided Sky Highs from images showing more coverage. I just got a pair of the Fredricas and they fit so unbelievably better and don't show any pinky toe cleavage, yay! This is because the leather is attached higher up the instep rather than directly above. Another bonus is I won't even have to stretch them out, no socks and a blow dryer for these! This explains the vast contradictions in reviews to me, and I hope it helps those who feel like a wicked step sister alienated from all the Cinderella stories, realize it's not their big feet ruining it for them. You can have the perfect fit with Swedish Hasbeens, if you find the right variation.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 7/4/14
Reviewer: from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I really want to love these shoes, but the quality is just horrible. I ordered the peep toe high in nature, and after two wears cracks started forming in the right heel. I have a desk job, and was sitting by the computer all day. Those two wears probably involved a maximum of two hours of walking. I weigh 110 pounds and wear size 36. I couldn't understand what caused the cracks since I couldn't recall the wooden heels hit the stairs or pavement. I thought I got a defective shoe so I exchanged for a brand new pair. After wearing them for three days (office work all day), I just noticed a crack started developing on the left heel! I don't know what I could have done to cause this. Maybe these shoes are not made for people to walk in, but again I barely wore them at all. I also ordered peep toe super high in cognac from a different online store. After a few wears I noticed that 3 staples were popping out. I took the shoe to my cobbler, and he told me these shoes are cheaply made. He hammered the loose staples down, but after half day they were popping out again. My cobbler said the only way to fix this was to put special nails between the leather and the wood. After 3 pairs of Swedish Hasbeens, I won't buy any shoes from them again. The style is very cute, but the quality is just terrible. I won't waste my money any more.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 7/4/14
Reviewer: Meg Woodruff from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I love the style and they are extremely comfortable to stand in, right out of the box. What I don't see mentioned in the reviews is that they are odd to walk in- what I can only describe as a "clickety- clomp" action.

Braided Sky High
Braided Sky High Posted: 6/30/14
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Due to so many mixed reviews I was worried these wouldn't fit. But they do and I'm so happy with my first pair of Swedish Hasbeens! I have a very wide, size 8 feet with long toes (I wear an 8.5 in Jeffrey Campbells but his shoes are known to run small). My instep is approximately 3 inches and wide. I purchased the size 38. They are very light and because of the platform, they do not feel like I'm wearing sky high but more like 2.5 heels. They are fantastic for adding height without killing your feet or lower back. The shoes in person look very narrow but I fit into them. The Swedish Hasbeens site tells you what to expect: the leather will soften and stretch with wear and one day fit your feet like a glove. So you should expect them to fit a tad uncomfortably in the beginning. Mine are a little tight at the instep and will need to be stretched. I plan on doing that around the house with socks on. I first purchased these from Urban Outfitters.com, they listed them in half sizes only so I went with the 8.5 (turned out to be size 39) and they were way too big, leaving about an inch or more where my heel should be. I then went to the Swedish Hasbeens US site and found their size chart. If you are unsure about what size you should order, I highly recommend using it. This will give you exact measurements in inches and centimeters to help you choose the proper size.

Suzanne
Suzanne Posted: 6/30/14
Reviewer: Chris R. from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I absolutely love this style, and they look great on my feet. I get a lot of compliments on them. However, since they're made with a solid wooden platform and have no cushioning or flex in the shoe, my feet get tired if wearing these all day. I made the mistake of ordering a size down after reading the reviews, and they're essentially too small for me but it was too late to return them so I did a little creative stretching of the leather and they're wearable. I found they run narrow (even for not being my proper size). Definitely order your actual size in these cuties!

Suzanne
Suzanne Posted: 6/29/14
Reviewer: Dianna from Pittsburgh
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm a perfect 40 in Hasbeens (size 9.5 in other brands), and absolutely adore this style. In Nature, it would have surely become a staple neutral shoe for me. Unfortunately the toe box was far too roomy (especially on the right...not sure if this was a construction issue or not) and ballooned out too much from my toes. I worry that in a smaller size, the length wouldn't be there. The Peep Toe Super High, while less visually appealing to me, has a better all around fit and feels more balanced while walking thanks to its platform/heel height ratio. As usual, the Zappos return policy meant I could try on as many pairs as I needed to find the right fit. (Yay!) I love the look and feel and quality of Hasbeens, and will likely be back for more in the fall.

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 6/27/14
Reviewer: from Brooklyn, NY
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This shoe is super cute! And as a lifetime clog lover, I was super excited about them. However, I have to return them. They are very narrow compared to other clogs. If your feet feel snug in Dansko's or Troentorp Clogs, these will be too skinny for you.

Peep Toe Super High
Peep Toe Super High Posted: 6/19/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Amazing shoes! So cute and retro, very comfortable and sexy. Great quality and I can tell they will last forever. A timeless shoe that you don't see around every corner. Thank you again, Zappos!

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 6/17/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Easily my favorite Hasbeen, maybe even my all-time favorite shoe. I'm a true 9, and I went with the 40 after doing some measuring and reading reviews. The Lacy is roomy enough to be comfortable and fits well enough that I don't feel like my feet are swimming in the shoe. Admittedly, my feet are on the narrow side, so I don't have the issues with tightness across my ankle or the top of my feet that other reviewers have had. I wear these at least 3-4 times a week and they are only getting comfier and prettier with wear. I have the natural finish and have applied olive oil a few times, so they are turning a lovely caramel color. I am even considering getting the Lacy in another color, since I love them so much.

Suzanne
Suzanne Posted: 6/17/14
Reviewer: elizabeth armenta from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Thanks for your prompt delivery of the Suzanne Hasbeens. I was exchanging them for the Sky high T strap in a size 39. However, I have found that although I love the style enormously, they run far too narrow for my feet!!! Sad but true. SO, unfortunately I need to return these size 40 Suzannes as well. Could you please credit my Visa account for these and once again, thank you for your prompt and reliable service. I did keep the Vans as they were a perfect fit!

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