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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.

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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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Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The toe box was ample, the straps were not to tight (high arches and instep) the zipper did not bother my heel. I am returning them because the area around my heel was to big and gapped a lot. I found the length to be spot on!

Fit Survey

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No arch support

  • from Eugene, OR
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Many reviews mentioned sizing up, but this didn't work for me. I ordered this shoe in both a 7 and a 7.5, and the 7.5 was too large. The pair that I kept was also a different color, but if I end up loving these shoes, I might order the black in a 7. My initial impression is that these shoes are wonderfully padded. I've had other Gentle Souls shoes, and I really love the way the elastic bands secure the shoes to your feet.

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Moderate arch support

  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I absolutely love these shoes and now this brand! These are as stunning as they are comfortable. I also bought them on sale: bonus! I was in love with the Chloe ballet flats but I would not pay so much for a pair of shoes and these look practically identical. I also am not a fan of the color pink but the metallic peachish color is beautiful. I could not be happier with these. They are truly a work of art and my new favorite shoes! Thanks, Zappos!

I'd also recommend: Toms

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  • from New York, New York
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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These are almost fabulous shoes - I cannot wear flats normally because my feet are too narrow but the elastic ankle straps do the trick. However, the straps also make them more casual so I cannot wear them for all work outfits (that is what I needed). They do look cool though, kind of like adult ballet shoes!

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Moderate arch support

  • from DC
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Excellent shoe, It was really comfortable, I had to return it only because I needed a size 9 (which is normal for me). I didn't have any problems with zipper, the inside of the shoe is cushy. It is expensive, but I do recommend it. I had to order it off of amazon because it was the only place that had a 9 left. It's a popular shoe; if they have your size and you want this shoe, get it now.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from United States
$210.00

Width: M

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