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Finn Comfort Samara - 1560 Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

93% "Excellent arch support"

34 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 3/20/12
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

A manipulation advocate will name something that which it is not in order to facilitate misdirection. Using the term police action when by all definitions it is war is a classic. The comfort in this case must be qualified in order to hold true. If you will note the toe box you will see in the top view that both straps curve inward as they progress toward the front. This pulls directly on the tarsals instead of the metatarsals. If you are a big fan of foot binding in the traditional Japanese practice or have shoved your mutely protesting foot into a pointy, unnatural shape because of current fashion or bargain you may find these shoes comfortable. As to the top strap, the two side wings stop short of the center, leaving the nylon strap to press directly upon the tibialis anterior, which as we all know flexes with every step as the foot angle becomes acute. This may be mollified if one were to wear socks. If your instep were the perfect height for the two wings to meet there would still be a space, or worse, an overlap which the flexor muscle would press against each time the foot is flexed. One other approach to achieving comfort is to simply ignore it. Shame too. Its such a pretty shoe. This is what I have found. Your results may vary. What is quality? R.M. Pirsig

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/23/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love this shoe, but like another reviewer, must return it do to a very short ankle strap. If you have a high instep, this won't work for you. What a shame, because it's a wonderful shoe.

Additional 18 Samara - 1560 Finn Comfort Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia PA

This is the first shoe that has truly fit me. In years? Maybe in my whole life! It feels incredible to wear. Great arch support. So cuddly. But most importantly, for me, it is built perfectly for my incredibly narrow heel, "skinny"/low volume/low instep foot. It accommodates my wide toes. I think what makes it work is how flexible and thin (but strong) the ankle strap is. It's not like other sandals where the velcro is thick and it can't be bent past a certain point to cradle a skinny foot. It's totally flexible fabric. I love these shoes. I normally wear a 41 European but these fit me as a 40.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2011

Tildy K

from Ohio

The best shoe ever. I have high arches, and the nice arch support is perfect for me. When I wear this shoe (which I do almost every day, if only around the house) my back hurts less, my legs hurt less, and my posture is better. These are better than my last pair of Finn Comfort sandals because the back of the shoe holds my heel securely. This shoe runs large in my case.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2011

Joannie

from Massachusetts

I love this sandal which is going to be my summer sneaker. It is so comfortable; fits well. I ordered it from Zappos and, a day and a half later; it was waiting for me at my front door! It may be pricey, but I love Finn products and have been wearing them for years. I have flat feet and they are good for my back, joints, etc.!

Brands I'd also recommend: I wear Finns and Merrills but mostly Finns.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2010

Anonymous

from Oakland CA

This is probably the best and the most comfortable sandal I have ever owned. I have another pair in tan color, wore it to death, and decided I deserve to buy myself another in black. I have walked for miles on end with these and my feet never tire or hurt. They look sort of clunky, but what do I care when it makes me feel like I'm walking on clouds?

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort all the way!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Oregon

I needed a sandal that gave the support of a shoe. I have tendon problem and must have a heel cup for support. This sandal is working great! I'd buy it just for the insole, fits like a glove.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Northern California

This shoe is a life saver. I have bone spurs on the top of my left foot, and the nerves run across the top of the spurs. This shoe allows that portion of my foot to have freedom without pressure from straps or laces. The first time out I wore them to a jazz festival, lots of walking very comfortably. This shoe also has the rocker sole, which exercises the muscles in your legs (takes a little getting used to).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Atherton, CA

Most comfortable sandals ever! They kind of tilt my foot to the outside which takes pressure off the arch which is good because it relieves any strain on my posterior tibial tendon. I wish they looked fancy so I could also wear them to evening events.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 27, 2008

Carolyn

from Houston

Best shoes I have ever worn - These combine great arch and ankle support, comfortable footbed, adjustable velcro straps, excellent durability with no breaking in needed. They are expensive, but worth every penny. After all day wear my feet feel wonderful. And they will last for years. I own 6 pairs in several different colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Finn Comfort shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2008

Anonymous

from Lancster Ca

From California - This is absolutely the best sandal I have tried. I’ve got feet problems Plantar Fasciitis and thought I was doomed to ugly uncomfortable sandals for ever. But I can wear these without medical insets and wear them all day with pain or aches. These are so worth the money. I now own 3 pair; so that I can change out daily cause I wear them all the time, even as slippers in the house

Brands I'd also recommend: none, I've tried Propet and SAS and they don't come even close

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2008

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

Nice sandals and nobody else has this color. I already had tried on some Finns - so knew that the 37 would fit a US 7.5 (which is what I normally wear). Wanted to try these because I have worn MBTs for the last couple of years due to issues w/ my lower back, but they are too unstable to wear now due to a hip injury. I ordered this model because of the other review mentioning that this model had higher arch supports than the other Finns. Definitely not as much “rock” as the MBTs - but still no sensation of heel strike. While the sandals have better arch support than most shoes, I still need to add some additional support - but am keeping the sandals! Note that the ads say that you can put in your own orthotics - but if they aren't shaped like the Finn footbed, that doesn't work very well. They are very comfy. A little too wide in the heel if I don't wear socks, but I have about a 4A heel...

Brands I'd also recommend: MBTs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 13, 2008

Denise M

from Phoenix, AZ

Superb support - Excellent arch support. If you wear MBT's, the rocker bottom of the Finn comfort is not near the ' rock ', but you can feel it propel you as you walk. And unlike the MBT, your arch is fully supported. If you are a Finn Fan, the arch in the Samara is much higher than a regular Finn.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 10, 2011

Anonymous

 

Rubbing point on the inside of great toes for me. Less coverage would've been perfect. Sorry that I have to return these; great style, color scheme and comfort other than above-mentioned.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 18, 2010

Anonymous

from Surprise, AZ

This is a really cute shoe, but after trying to wear it in the house for several days, I found one foot was becoming quite sore. The arch support on this shoe is very high, so it takes some getting used to and almost feels like your instep is being bruised. I agree with one reviewer about trying to put a custom orthotic in the shoe; Finn Comfort footbeds are removable, but the orthotics do not fit in the formed footbed, so it is not a great shoe for inserting custom footbeds. Great support though. The only other complaint I have is that the strap across the front of the ankle is made of material, and on the shoes I had, it was very scratchy and irritated my skin. Unfortunately, I had to send them back after trying to wear them around the house and get used to them. I have not yet given up on Finn Comfort because they seem to have the most arch support of any shoes I have tried, but I think I will just lay low for now. I did not find these as comfortable as the reviews indicated.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Footprints

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Long Beach, CA

I ordered these shoes yesterday and received them from Zappos today. As always, excellent Zappos service. These are my first pair of Finn shoes. They fit my feet well. My feet are wide across the ball and narrow in the heel, with average height/volume. These shoes have good cushioning and provide excellent support. I like the adjustable straps and slightly rockered bottom. I am not fond of the light-colored footbed -- I imagine it’ll look dirty/worn very quickly. These shoes are expensive, and I’m not sure they’re worth it, but they fit well so I’ll keep them and see how they do over time.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 5, 2008

Anonymous

from Danville, California

I am not sure this is the correct shoe for me. I have great difficulty finding a sandal that fits my wide foot. Have worn this shoe around the house, unfortunately the inner sole shows some slight discolor so I am stuck with an expensive shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 22, 2011

Winifred P

from California

Very disappointing - a great sandal with an unacceptably hard and uncomfortable arch support inside. Would have bought this, if it hadn't been for the rock hard arch support. Other reviews said the same, I should have listened.

Brands I'd also recommend: Still searching for all round comfort

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 2, 2014

Dianne

from Richmond, VA

Love these sandals so much I also have them in black. I live in them all summer long. They are comfortable and great for all the walking I do. Can't say enough good things about them. I normally wear a 38 in Finn's. This sandal I had to go down a size to 37. Exchange was easy with Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think, Dansko, Fidji, Mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am so bummed! I absolutely love these shoes! They are just what I want, except my arches are not high enough for them! If you have high arches, you are in for the most wonderful treat! The Samara! Lucky you! Enjoy!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Mephisto, Sesto M.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

The Finn Comfort Samara sandle is comfortable and well made. I wish I could keep it. However it has a medium arch. I have very high arches and pain in the metatarsal region of the foot and pain in my heel. If you have very high arches like me, and you have foot pain like me, you probably won't be able to wear these shoes, or any finn comfort shoes. However is you are lucky enough to have medium arches, this could become your favorite shoe!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 2, 2014

Carolyn C

from Boston

Of course, we all know Finn Comfort can be a little wide but because these are adjustable that is easily remedied. I have a terrible time finding shoes to walk in. Long feet, narrow heels and the problems of advanced adulthood make everything more difficult. I wear these with socks or without. They have quite a high arch and that works for me too. And my poor toes love it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alegria

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2014

Joannie

from MA

I love these sandals. I wear them all of the time in the house. I am in Massachusetts. As soon as the weather becomes warm, I will wear them all of the time. I am ordering another pair in a different color. Although I do not think that they are the prettiest style out there they, certainly help my back and feet. I was wrong! I have already received a compliment, "I like your sandals" (I did wear them outside during a very warm day) from a very stylish woman! Do not hesitate to purchase a pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: None; I stick to Finn's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2014

Joannie

from Massachusetts

I love these sandals and wear them all of the time. I have a problem getting sneakers to fit properly plus I need a good arch support. They aren't a dress sandal but I have Finn Comfort sandals for that which I don't like to wear my dress ones all of the time. Even in the winter, I wear them around the house. No more bad back! Love, love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Just Finn Comfort

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 15, 2014

Anonymous

from Somerset, WI

I know that it is crazy to spend this kind of money on a pair of shoes. But I am here to tell you that they work. I wear them around the house because hardwood floors are the worst for plantar fasciitis. All straps are adjustable, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Geisswein, Haflinger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 1, 2012

Anonymous

from St Louis, Missouri

Great comfort, stability, and support. Your own heel lift, if needed, can be inserted under the hefty removable cork footbed, which has terrific arch support and whole-foot support. I wish every woman who needs shoes with such all-over support to keep walking could afford these Finn Samara sandals.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Nashville. Tn

This is my go to shoe. The rocker heel is the best design to relieve stress on my knees. Please don't ever stop making the Samara.

Brands I'd also recommend: Think shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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