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French Sole Reviews

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 8/18/14
Reviewer: from Anchorage, Alaska
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these flats. These are my third pair from this brand. They hold up pretty well and they are pretty comfortable. Also, a big thing for me is that they are made with real leather inside and out. No man made materials! They do run a little small so I'd recommend ordering a half-size up. They will stretch and become perfect within 2-3 wearings. This is by far my favorite brand for flats.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 8/14/14
Reviewer: Debbi Grim from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These were too small- and it's my normal size. The nines fit but though they are ok I don't understand all the hype. They will hopefully get more comfortable across the vamp. For the price I'd prefer my Frye's.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 8/12/14
Reviewer: same as above from in the K.C.,Mo area
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have been wearing these shoes for 3 or 4 years and have them in a lot of colors. I know they are the same size shoe I wear in the more expensive shoe. I wear them with everything like jeans, dresses and skirts and they are they only shoe I can wear for hours and not having my feet hurt. My grand-daughter loves them also and she has talked me out of several pair so I am going to order 2 more pairs today. I have certainly gotten my monies worth.

Zeppa
Zeppa Posted: 8/7/14
Reviewer: shoesilla from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought the French Sole Zeppa in blue. Initially I ordered my size, an 8.5, but I had to send back for the 9. This is one of the most luxurious pair of shoes I have owned. They are buttery soft yet durable. I get compliments on them all the time. Excellent for traveling or a lot of walking around. If this shoe had come with a stack of business cards I would have given them all out from everyone asking me where I got them. With the 1/2 size up, they were perfect.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 8/5/14
Reviewer: Kim Delaney from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Still on the fence about these. They feel a little tight, but someone said that they loosen up. I may keep them. I'm going to get the black pair next.

Zeppa
Zeppa Posted: 8/1/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I really like this shoe, but had to return it. I bought it in a 8 1/2 and a 9. 8 1/2 was too tight and the although the 9 felt just about perfect, I did not like the way my big toe was visible at the top part of the shoe. So, back they went. Bummer, because it is really really difficult finding a simple, stylish, flat in navy.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/29/14
Reviewer: from Philly
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I bought these true to my size and as mentioned by others they are kind of tight. I having been walking around the house with large wool socks on trying to break them in. They look really great and I hope they become the great broken in shoe that folks say they will be esp for the price. They are great material. And the color is great. I am just worried that I may have committed to shoes that are a touch to small and now I have broken them in beyond return...

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/27/14
Reviewer: from California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes, a bit tight at first but after wearing them a few times they fit like a glove, like ballet shoes. The leather is very soft and they look great.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/27/14
Reviewer: Lee Cheek from Western Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I really like French Sole Sloop and have several colors colors in both suede and smooth leather. These seemed a little shorter than my other pairs at first. But I remember reading another review that said to think of them as ballet slippers that stretch and mold to your feet. And they did, of course. They are so comfortable, especially if you enjoy some sensation of the surface you are walking on. I suppose if you need arch supports, or cushioning, they would not be a good choice. But I am 65 and like the stylish and classy minimalism of this flat shoe.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/23/14
Reviewer: from Portland, OR
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These shoes are so adorable! I decided to go with my usual size 7 but I felt like they were digging into the top of my. I tried breaking them in at home for three days but there was no improvement, so I exchanged them for a half size larger. They didn't have black in 7.5 so I went with brown. The 7.5 felt better but as I wear them in they fit to big. I like them but I don't love them as much as I love my Patagonia flats!

Zeppa
Zeppa Posted: 7/22/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

This is my first try with this brand. I ordered my usual 7½, but that is too short. I do not have wide feet, but looking at the shoes from above, they make my feet look puffy. That is not an attractive look. And when you look closely, the small pattern on the toe area is aligned straight-on with one shoe and on the bias with the other. Not good quality control. They are not available in the next size larger and now I have lost interest. They are going back.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/20/14
Reviewer: LoyalZcustomer from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I am not going to mark down an item just because of a particular foot problem I have. I've noticed other reviews do that and think it unfair to the reason we review. However, I should have known better than to order a shoe with NO cushioning in the foot bed. But, they seemed such a good choice for the type of slipper I am looking for. In other words, not our typical slipper looking slipper. These would have been good had there been any cushioning in the sole and I knew that going in to the purchase! Dumb but hopeful? The 7 1/2, my normal size was too small. As another reviewer commented so very wonderfully, the shoe will conform to your foot. Well, there was WAY too much to conform to on my regular 7 1/2 size. The 8 however would have been workable had I wanted to wear pads, like Dr. Scholl's double cushioned pads. But, alas I did not as I will be in a place with several other people and if I take them off, which I will, the ugly pad is there for all to see. Sort of ruins the overall image, at least I think it - the pads - do. BUT for someone not needing cushioning they are great and should be very comfortable and do not look like your grandma's or grandpa's slippers. I really did like them and really tried.

Zeppa
Zeppa Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: carol storm from BlueBell, Pa.
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These could be the cutest shoes ever. I cannot tell you though how they look since I can't even get my foot in it. I am sending it back for a full size bigger than what I wear. I'm a 7.5 and going to 8.5. Here's hoping. I cannot rate these shoes for comfort since I can't get my foot in.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/19/14
Reviewer: Amy from New Orleans
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Very cute, very comfortable. Originally I bought a full size small, as most of the reviews here suggested - but for whatever reason, I actually needed my real size in these. I couldn't even get the smaller ones on my feet. My real size has continued to fit perfectly well as I continue to wear the shoes. They're not as appropriate for dressy occasions as the average ballet flat, but they still add some polish to a casual outfit. Wound up buying them in both the black and silver - a great shoe.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/13/14
Reviewer: Adriana from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I returned this item twice between it was too small for me! I'm normally a 9 and it seems like the 10.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 7/11/14
Reviewer: Abby Turano from Atlanta
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is very nice flat, made with lovely quality leather, but it runs SO SMALL. I knew it would stretch out, so I kept the half size larger than my regular, but after a couple of weeks, it's JUST starting to fit properly. That's kind of a long break-in period. But the leather is soft, the shoe is simple and well-made, and I'm still happy with the purchase.

League
League Posted: 6/23/14
Reviewer: Mari Hobgood from Marietta, GA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

This is a beatiful shoe. Flattering and well made. I wear a 9.5. The 9 was a little snug and the 9.5 was a little loose. Also the open work material rubbed a little bit. Decided to return them. But I was sad about it.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 6/21/14
Reviewer: Karen Vulin from Pittsburgh, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my fifth pair of French Sole Sloop ballet flats in past four months and I will order more as other colors become available. On advice from other customers, I ordered regular shoe size. My experience has been that black patent leather definitely stretches with normal wear; the suede colors not so much. All are comfortable and really fun to wear!

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 6/21/14
Reviewer: from washington dc
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love these but they don't work for my feet. I read the reviews carefully, and ordered half a size larger since my feet are a normal width. The shoes were the right size, but they cut across the big toe joint, causing deep red marks (and eventually blisters if I'd worn them longer). My toes were a little jammed in the toe box, but I think that would have stretched out. I have super high arches, and my second toe is longer than my big toe (Morton's toe). I use a metatarsal pad insert to help balance my step across all metatarsal bones. The shoes were high enough around the heel that I could easily wear that metatarsal pad insert (also an arch support). Finally, I walk heavy on my heels, and this shoe probably didn't have enough cushion there. If you don't have any of these "conditions," I think you will love this flat. Order them 1/2 size up (unless you have narrow feet) - they are super soft and will stretch. I hate to give them up - so cute! - but will have to look something else to suit my feet!

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 6/21/14
Reviewer: from Cleveland, Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable and look good! The shoes felt "tight" the first couple times I wore them -- but they do stretch quickly. I bought these to alleviate some toe pain and they were the perfect solution. There is plenty of room in the toe box and yet they have some style. I'm probably going to buy more in different colors. They have very little support and not a very substantial sole -- but very soft.

Sloop
Sloop Posted: 6/20/14
Reviewer: Abbie Paine from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are wonderful! Like a ballet slipper they will stretch. I ordered by true size and they were snug at first. By the end of the first day of wearing they were perfect. I ordered the bronze metallic which is a perfect neutral color--not too shiny.

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