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Gentle Souls Reviews

Okey Dokey
Okey Dokey Posted: 4/15/14
Reviewer: from Orlando, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love the Okey Dokey. I had a pair years ago in a boring light brown color in an 8 1/2, although it was a bit snug. I got a size 9 this time, and it was much more comfortable if a hair long. I'd say the sizing is dead on correct as I'm halfway between an 8 1/2 and 9. Also, the Coffee Stingray print is much softer leather than my previous pair, and the arch support is better. The Stingray pattern has a bit of shine to the spots, so the shoe gives the appearance of a taupe grey neutral with some sparkle that is not glitter. I love them. They are not too high, but high enough to look like nice heels. I also love the grippy rubber sole, so you won't slip, and the rubber bumpers on the back of the heel in two places to prevent those scuffs you get at the base of the heel. I just got the stingray today and of course, now there's a second color, gold, that I'll have to think about getting.

Sole Cute
Sole Cute Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: from Bay Area of CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are exactly what I'd hoped for. I have real problems with finding comfortable shoes and these are truly "gentle souls." Many compliments as well on these delicate little boot-like shoes. Lightweight and one of my faves.

Quick Break
Quick Break Posted: 4/13/14
Reviewer: from San Francisco, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These sandals are a great balance of comfort and style and can be dressed up or down. I have wide feet so I had my local leather shop stretch the first few straps to fit better. They do not have any support so they are definitely not long day walking sandals.

Quick Break
Quick Break Posted: 4/12/14
Reviewer: from Dallas, TX
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are beautiful sandals, but they are too wide for my very narrow feet. I think the Break My Heart style would be better for me since I can tighten it all over instead of just at the ankle, as with this style. Too bad as they are very cute. I wish women's shoes could be in widths besides medium.

Lily Moon
Lily Moon Posted: 4/10/14
Reviewer: judy johnson from Oregon
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe. Very comfortable and looks great with skirts, leggings and pants. Clasp a little difficult because it is quite small but fits the style of the shoe.

Edge-Y
Edge-Y Posted: 4/6/14
Reviewer: valerie from SF bay area
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I really wanted to love these. I have several pairs of Gentle Souls shoes and sandals. The style is beautiful. The camo pattern is a lot more muted than it appears in the photo. It is very subtle, and quite beautiful. I originally ordered the 7.5, which is my usual size in this brand. I could not even get my foot into them even with a shoe horn. I exchanged them for an 8, but they are still uncomfortably tight across the top. This isn't a normal problem for me with respect to shoe fit, for reference. Unfortunately, they have to go back.

Funtastic
Funtastic Posted: 4/5/14
Reviewer: from Decatur, GA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are amazingly comfortable. Very cut and high quality. They run a tiny bit on the small side. If you are at all in between, go with the larger size.

Blessie
Blessie Posted: 4/2/14
Reviewer: Suzie from Texas
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The color is described as a dark taupe. It is more of a gray with a greenish undertone. I don't particularly care for it. Also the strap across the toes cuts in a strange place. The shoe seems very long - there is a great deal of extra shoe sticking out past my foot. the design is cute but it looks much better in the photo than on my foot!

Skip Rock
Skip Rock Posted: 4/1/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes! Been contemplating getting a new pair of Birkenstock's this season and these caught my eye! They are so incredibly comfortable! They feel like pillows on my feet! Nothing like the stiff Birkenstock's I had as a kid!

Jahzara
Jahzara Posted: 3/31/14
Reviewer: Kathi from San Francisco bay area.
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are cute shoes. Kind of a Birkenstock look but cuter. There are 3 straps, but they are not adjustable. You have one hole and that's it. I don't think a wide foot would fit. The patent leather is very soft and comfortable. I didn't have any rubbing issues and that's rare. The bottom sole of the shoe is slippery on hardwood floors so I put a petals black thingy on it for more traction. The inside sole is not that hard leather which makes the foot slip around. This shoe works for me.

Bay All Day
Bay All Day Posted: 3/29/14
Reviewer: Patti from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

If you missed out on the super-expensive Chloe three-strap flats a few years ago, these Gentle Soul shoes are for you! I didn't know what size to order, so I checked to see what size I wore in Kenneth Cole, since the Gentle Souls shoes are part of the KC company. I ordered my KC size and these shoes fit me perfectly. With the rounded-toe, there is plenty of room for toes. The leather of these shoes is a brushed sueded effect with a little subtle sparkle and shine - very pretty! I wasn't sure about the high-back with the zipper but to me it is comfortable and not the least bit irritating on the back of the heel. The soft leather lining inside the shoe is comfortable even in bare feet, and all the inside seams are smooth, no blisters or irritation. Once you get the buckles adjusted to fit, you just get in and out of the shoe with the back zipper. The little leather zipper pulls are a cute design accent at the back of the heel. Would love to see these in more color choices. The foot bed is instantly comfortable and the construction of the shoe is superb. I would definitely make more purchases of Gentle Souls shoes.

Opportunity
Opportunity Posted: 3/27/14
Reviewer: from Phoenix, AZ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these shoes in each of the 3 colors and I love them! The leather is beautiful and I found no problem wearing them for a full workday with no breaking in, and I am on my feet frequently. I love the leather interior for the hotter weather, and I have to wear closed toe shoes in my work environment, so these were a great compromise on covered toes and cooler shoes! They are expensive, but seem worth the price in quality. Time will tell if they hold up as I expect they will.

Opportunity
Opportunity Posted: 3/27/14
Reviewer: Rosemary from Richmond, VA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Missed opportunity! Really wanted these shoes to work but no go. The vamp was really short and width was quite narrow. I have a pretty bad bunion on one foot and could not get the shoe over my foot. 1/2 size up was no different. Leather was quite supple and style of the shoe is sassy but unfortunately I had to return.

It's So Fun
It's So Fun Posted: 3/23/14
Reviewer: from MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wonderful shoe! Very comfortable from the get go! Gentle Souls has the comfort I need with heel problems. I really rely on their shoes to look and feel great.

Bay Braid
Bay Braid Posted: 3/21/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these ballet flats. I have been trying on flats for a few months and none of them fit correctly, even Bjorn. I was about to give up on flats when I tried on the Gentle Souls. They felt good immediately and were true to size. Maybe it's the ribbons braid that keeps my feet in? These ballet flats are wonderful and so attractive! I am very pleased.

Funtastic
Funtastic Posted: 3/15/14
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great shoes. Very lightweight, cute and comfortable. I bought them in black and am now ordering a pair in grey. They look great with a pencil skirt.

Gretchen
Gretchen Posted: 3/13/14
Reviewer: Jules McGrama from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This was my first try with Gentle Souls. I do adore the look of the Gretchen shoe. However, when I tried to walk around in the shoe, I found it to be awkward. The sole is so stiff that it feels as if you are trying to walk with your feet strapped onto a a piece of wood. Cute shoe, but they are going back.

Break My Heart
Break My Heart Posted: 3/13/14
Reviewer: Kat from Atlanta
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Very comfortable, not just the sole, but the leather straps are surprisingly soft. They feel like slippers! I ordered down after reading reviews. I am most typically 7.5 and ordered the 7 in this shoe. The length is perfect. I have a wide toe area and the fixed front strap is a tad tight, but again, the leather is super soft and I fully anticipating it stretching to be perfect. (The whole sandal is adjustable with the strings except the part over the toes, which I don't get as this is the area MOST likely to need adjusting, but I still think it will work eventually.) I got the charcoal and it is a great neutral color, really more in the taupe family. I can't think of a color it would not go with. I'm also interested in the gold metallic, however the price will probably prevent me from getting more, sadly! (Ordered from another site as I didn't jump on my size/color combo in time.)

Lily Moon
Lily Moon Posted: 3/12/14
Reviewer: from framingham, ma
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Love the shoes, love the brand, but the leather insole is not glued down, making the shoe uncomfortable. Also where is the arch support Gentle Souls is known for? Quality control issue?

Break My Heart
Break My Heart Posted: 3/12/14
Reviewer: Merideth from Arlington, VA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these sandals SO much. They are incredibly comfortable and the charcoal color which I bought goes with almost everything! I get compliments on these sandals all the time.

Lily Moon
Lily Moon Posted: 3/11/14
Reviewer: from San Diego ca
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

This is too old looking for me. I wore them for a day and discovered that I didn't like them so am not able to return them. There is no shape or style to them in my opinion.

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