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Kate Spade New York Karolina Reviews

163 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

148 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/8/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

You would be crazy not to buy these shoes. Let me start off by saying that I have over a dozen of Kate Spade Karolina, and only Karolinas. Weddings, parties, girls’ night out, work - I have not found one occasion I couldn't wear these shoes. I travel around the world for work, and these shoes are dependable as can be. Hills, pavements, slippery floors, etc - the shoes are stable and comfortable as always. The only thing I would complain about it is that Kate Spade never holds the same colors for more than a season, so if you are in love with a certain color of the Karolina (for me, it was the silver satin), you better buy a few pairs because they will never release that same color/texture again. And the other thing is, probably due to the fact that I wear these shoes 8+ hours every day, after work, and weekends I find myself having to replace a new pair every year. But in terms of the money you can save from foot massages. This shoe is worth every penny.

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15 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/6/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I wear 8½W. I purchased these shoes in wide, but they are very narrow. They did not fit well at the back and came off, and were tight in the front. I am sending them back. They are not very comfortable either, and look average.

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 5, 2008

Connie

from Atlanta

Most comfortable pumps- and stylish too! These shoes are great- I have purchased them twice (with slightly different textures). I wear them to work and out every day. They felt a little snug when I first purchased them but they quickly streched to be very comfortable. Just be careful with the heel- it's made of plastic and my first pair buckled after about 6 months.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Surf City, CA

The Karolina was very nice. I ordered a W since I have bunions. They felt and looked great. But they were a lot more expensive than the Cole Haan Violet Air 90 pumps and they looked pretty similar. They did not feel as cushioned as the Cole Haan. So for the same look, slight worse off comfort and a bit more than the Air 90, I choose the Air 90.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 20, 2011

Lita k

from Maryland

I love this shoe. It is comfortable, but I still use gel insoles for extra comfort. They make your legs look fabulous and they are just a classy looking shoe. I own 3 pair and counting.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 10, 2011

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I love these shoes. I've done a lot of walking on city pavement while wearing them and have been pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they are even though they don't have any platform or padding to cushion the impact. They have a pretty, classic look and go equally well with skirts and pants.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 13, 2011

Sheryl R

from Overland Park, Kansas

With the quest for the nude pump at an all time high (thank you Duchess of Cambridge) this shoe in the pale blush patent is perfect. I loved the color and the style. Unfortunately I will have to return this shoe as I found that the shoe ran true to size (usually I have to order half a size up in Kate Spade). If you are trying to decide between two sizes my bet would be on the smaller size for this particular shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2011

Jessa B

from Louisville, KY

Granted, I don't own a pair of Choo's or Blahnik's...but these are the most comfortable heels I have even owned. I bought the camel color and they go with everything. Period. Everything. I have wider feet since giving birth and these pumps have a wider toe box that give my feet more room. I love these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: stuart weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2011

Brklyngirl

from brooklyn, new york

These are by far my favorite Kate Spade shoes ever! The Karolina shoes are so comfortable, have a great heel, true to size and last forever. I have them in nude & black patent. If they came out in Red or Pink, I'd have those too!

Brands I'd also recommend: cole haan

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2011

Nagel

from Carmel, Ca.

Fabulous shoes! Love them! They are so beautiful and also comfortable, even for a high heel. So glad I bought them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2010

Catherine W

from Dallas

Probably the BEST pump I own! Fits true to size, and extremely comfortable! Heel is 3.5 in. instead of 4", which is really manageable. If you have to walk around in heels all day for work, the Karolina is your shoe! Padding in the toe, etc. And the round toe is the PERFECT round! I couldn't love this shoe more...I own it in three colors now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2010

Danielle K

from Birmingham, Alabama

What a Great Shoe! I am a Stuart fan but found myself in need of a "nude" pump. All of his were out in my size so I took Zappos suggestion for Kate. I ordered the camel (tan) color and love it. It goes with everything. I am between a 61/2 and 7. I ordered the 7 and the fit is good. The shoe is well balanced for heel height and comfortable for me to walk in. Will definitely consider the shoes in other colors as well. Kudos to Zappos for amazing customer service!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 12, 2010

Monika

 

I was looking for these shoes all over stores and the internet and finally found them at Zappos. The Karolina collection of Kate Spade is amazing. The shoes fit great and you can walk the whole nine yards in them without any pain. I am contemplating on buying more of these.

Brands I'd also recommend: christian louboutin

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 1, 2010

Lauren

from Houston, Texas

Great-looking, solid shoe - I have worn these shoes all day for work, and my feet were never uncomfortable. The shoe is a classic pump with modern lines and I plan to buy the camel pair in addition to the black patent I already own.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2010

Anonymous

from Charlotte, NC

I have been wearing Kate Spade's Karolina shoes for work for a long time and they are by far my favorite pairs. They are extremely comfortable and I can walk around in them all day and all evening. The rounded toe and soft leather are really comfortable and I never have issues with toe pain (from being pushed together) like I do with other shoes. And they hold up amazingly well. Aside from having the heel guard replaced once (after wearing them for a couple of years), the leather is in perfect condition - no tears, no creases, they look as good as new. I would highly recommend these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2010

Caroline Z

from Manhattan

I wore these last Friday for the first time to a charity event and they were comfortable all night and I was on my feet the whole time. They look stunning on, a very classy look. I wore them with a black cocktail dress and my Chanel bag. I got the nude color which is slightly darker than my skin color and they made my legs look very long even though I'm short. I love them and will definitely purchase them in other colors. I wish they came in red!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 18, 2010

Victoria W

from Philadelphia

These are the best pumps EVER!!! I have tried everything - from Steve Madden to Prada and Gucci. I have been wearing the Karolina's since they first came out. They are soooooo comfortable, fit true to size and are the most AMAZING shoe ever. I only wish Kate Spade would make them in a simple black leather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 4, 2009

Elizabeth B

from Houston, Texas

You know that amazing feeling you get when you slip on a pair of beautiful, black silk dress shoes and you just know this is going to be one heck of a night? Well, that's my experience with these Kate Spade Karolina pumps. I do not have great legs, not even good ones, and these shoes present such an elegant and graceful line that my legs look pretty good. These shoes are well made, classic and comfortable. The heel height is just enough to give you that long-legged line, but not so high that your toes go blue from lack of blood flow. Pair these with a short, flirty taffeta skirt or an elegant long gown and you will never be wrong. That's just it, these shoes are just never wrong!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bally, Bottega Veneta, Jil Sander

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2009

Janet

from Sun Valley, Idaho

Wow! These pumps are not only comfortable, but sexy and elegant. I bought the black satin in 6.5 and wish to buy more in the near future. I can't believe I can walk around for hours in them with no fatigue. Keep 'em coming in a variety of colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 22, 2009

Alli

 

Love these shoes, have them in purple suede and they are super comfortable for heels. There's no breaking them in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2009

Catherine W

from Dallas, TX

The perfect round toe pump! These shoes are VERY true to size... they have the perfect heel (high 3.5", but not too high 4") and the perfect rounded toe... not TOO round, but definitely a rounded toe. I could not be happier with these shoes - they are classic and timeless!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 30, 2009

Anonymous

from Toronto, Canada

I'd buy them in every colour if I could afford it! I got a great deal a while ago and bought 2 pairs of these Karolina's, a brown croc and pink croc, and they are my FAVORITE shoes! Doesn't take very long to break them in and they're so comfy and stylish that I wear them all the time, even with jeans on casual days. Also comfy enough that I wear them when I know I'll be walking for a while. I am already looking to purchase several more pairs in other colours as soon as I can afford it! I agree with the other review that the tips on the heels do wear down pretty quick since they are plastic, but I just had them retipped recently so it's a small repair that was totally worth it for the shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2009

Jessica

from New York, New York

This shoe is quite comfortable considering it has a very high heel. I have the camel patent and I wear them with floral summery dresses and a lot of navy blue. I absolutely love them and I recommend then to anyone who can walk in a high heel.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 6, 2009

Laura

from Los Angeles, CA

Worth every penny - These shoes were my first purchase from Zappos and I was not disappointed. I'm tired of buying cheapo shoes that hurt my feet or don't fit right or fall apart after only a few uses. I can tell these heels will be a part of my wardrobe for a very long time. They look sexy, elegant and sleek, and could go with just about any outfit. You could wear them to the office, out to the club, or even to church. I normally can't stand a heel higher than 3 inches, but this one feels very natural and comfortable. I'm looking forward to all the compliments I know I'll be getting when I wear them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 4, 2009

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, California

Comfortable for a pump. True to size. Very practical.

Brands I'd also recommend: No other

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 10, 2008

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! I got this shoe in "steel snake" (a dark silver) to wear in my wedding. It's as comfortable as a heel that high can be, and looks fabulous. A ZZ Top woman would be proud to wear it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 11, 2008

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

New Favorite Shoes! I absolutely adore this shoe! I ordered it in both silver and red and kept the silver. It is truly beautiful and expensive looking in silver. The red was pretty, too, but not as good/expensive looking as the silver version. FYI - there is toe cleavage so if that bothers you, be aware!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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