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Gentle Souls Bay Unique

  • 5 stars
    78%
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    12%
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  • The Gentle Souls® Bay Unique flats give you ballerina beauty with urban details.
  • Soft suede upper.
  • Back-zip closure for easy on and off.
  • Elastic straps on upper provide a secure and personal fit.
  • Supple deerskin lining is naturally breathable.
  • Flax seed pillows embedded in the footbed mold to your feet.
  • Flexible sole with rubber grips.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

84% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 9% Half size too Large
  • 84% True to size
  • 4% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 2% Felt narrower than marked
  • 13% Felt wider than marked
58% Moderate arch support
  • 25% Excellent arch support
  • 58% Moderate arch support
  • 17% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The Gentle Souls® Bay Unique flats give you ballerina beauty with urban details.
  • Soft suede upper.
  • Back-zip closure for easy on and off.
  • Elastic straps on upper provide a secure and personal fit.
  • Supple deerskin lining is naturally breathable.
  • Flax seed pillows embedded in the footbed mold to your feet.
  • Flexible sole with rubber grips.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 7 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8.5, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Gentle Souls Bay Unique

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 105 reviews.

Top Positive Review

9 people found this review helpful.

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Comfort
Style

Maybe I am missing something here but if I pay this much for a pair of flats I expect to be wowed. I expect to be able to walk in them all day. If these were cheaper I probably would have rated them a little higher, but for the price, these are not worth the money. Here is why: As far as comfort, yes, these are better than your average flats. However, since they are priced well above your average flats, there is a huge deduction in rating. Comfort is a three to me, because for this price, I should not feel the zipper. Does it rub? No. Does it fit the description another reviewer gave as a "medieval torture device?" No. But, you can feel it. And it is kind of annoying. It is like a hard lump. As for the footbed, it looks lovely. It has those nice little pillows. It is very flexible, but it is not worth the money. You can get similar shoes for considerably less. For this much money, I should be walking on memory foam. I have slippers that put these to shame. If only I could wear them outside. I do not care if this amount is like nothing for you. That is not the point. The point is, for this much money, they could do much better, and I am a firm believer in getting what you pay for. I will pay for a brand name if it has got quality to back it up. These sadly do not. That's not to say they are not quality, they are. They just are not worth this price. And as someone who has a few pairs of cowboy boots that cost a small fortune, I do know what I am talking about here. I do dig the style. And these are very well made. The suede is gorgeous, and that is going to make it very hard to send these back (I am still undecided as to whether or not I will). The comfort, though, that is an issue. I know flats are not the most comfortable shoes in the world, but these boast many promising qualities in comfort that fall short. I guess the jury is still out. Beautiful shoes, just not the package deal.

Read more » « Show less May 18, 2013 by Kayla
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

I wanted to love these shoes. There are so many things to love about them: the color, shape, foot bed comfort, ankle support. But the back zipper is like a medieval torture device that rubs up against the skin back of the heel. I was in horrible pain after one wearing. Easily fixed with a piece of soft suede that would simply "flap" over the zipper on the inside. Had to send them back.

Read more » « Show less May 10, 2012 by Anonymous
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9 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Maybe I am missing something here but if I pay this much for a pair of flats I expect to be wowed. I expect to be able to walk in them all day. If these were cheaper I probably would have rated them a little higher, but for the price, these are not worth the money. Here is why: As far as comfort, yes, these are better than your average flats. However, since they are priced well above your average flats, there is a huge deduction in rating. Comfort is a three to me, because for this price, I should not feel the zipper. Does it rub? No. Does it fit the description another reviewer gave as a "medieval torture device?" No. But, you can feel it. And it is kind of annoying. It is like a hard lump. As for the footbed, it looks lovely. It has those nice little pillows. It is very flexible, but it is not worth the money. You can get similar shoes for considerably less. For this much money, I should be walking on memory foam. I have slippers that put these to shame. If only I could wear them outside. I do not care if this amount is like nothing for you. That is not the point. The point is, for this much money, they could do much better, and I am a firm believer in getting what you pay for. I will pay for a brand name if it has got quality to back it up. These sadly do not. That's not to say they are not quality, they are. They just are not worth this price. And as someone who has a few pairs of cowboy boots that cost a small fortune, I do know what I am talking about here. I do dig the style. And these are very well made. The suede is gorgeous, and that is going to make it very hard to send these back (I am still undecided as to whether or not I will). The comfort, though, that is an issue. I know flats are not the most comfortable shoes in the world, but these boast many promising qualities in comfort that fall short. I guess the jury is still out. Beautiful shoes, just not the package deal.

I'd also recommend: audrey brooke

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Moderate arch support

  • from Pittsburgh
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I lve the zipper in the back. It is easy on easy off and it is true to size. A 6 is a 6. There is no sizing up or down

I'd also recommend: French Sole

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  • from El Paso, Texas
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these shoes! The soles and footbed are extremely comfortable. The back of the shoe rubs a bit but will be okay once broken in. The straps provide some support and structure to the shoe. I was worried that the strap would be unflattering cutting off your leg at the ankle, but these are very flattering and as someone mentioned very feminine. Will look adorable with capris or skirts and dresses. Already one of my favorite pairs of shoes!

I'd also recommend: Naya

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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No arch support

  • from Chicago, IL
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I live in these shoes! I bought them in black and in gray, and aside from the fact that they are lightweight, roomy, and stay on my feet while I work all day, I get bombarded with compliments because they are adorable. Gentle Souls has become my favorite brand of shoes. Well made, comfortable, and beautiful!

Fit Survey

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Bethesda, MD
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I thought about ordering these shoes for a long time (due to the cost) but finally decided to try them. I absolutely love them! If you like the look of ballet flats, but find you can't wear them -- then these are the shoes for you. I have very thin, delicate feet with small heals and arches that need some support. Typical ballet flats just don't give my feet and ankles enough support, and constantly slip off my feet. These shoes solve that problem, because the ankle strap and high back keeps you right in the shoes where you belong. I wore them today to work, and so many people told me they loved them! They are super cute with skinny or boyfriend jeans. I love Gentle Souls -- it is my new favorite brand. Also love the Gentle Souls "Gabby".

Fit Survey

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Bay Area, California
$210.00

Width: M

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