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Aetrex Berries™ Helen Reviews

113 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

90% "Felt true to width"

72% "Excellent arch support"

107 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/24/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Very satisfied with the Mary Jane I purchased. I have bunions and hammer toes and it is hard to find shoes, especially dressy ones, to fit me. Happily these fit the bill.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/29/09
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I have never worn them outdoors, only just around the house as I preform my daily daycare duties. After only a couple months of wear, they are falling apart. The soles are pulling loose from the front of the shoes. They are also losing their shape, making them too loose fitting. I\'ve had shoes from Payless and Wal-Mart that wore much better than this expensive pair. My opinion is that these shoes are junk and I\'ll never buy this brand again.

Additional 93 Berries™ Helen Aetrex Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 14, 2010

Dorothy

 

I have ordered from Zappos many times, always receiving my order on the following day. And their consumer service has been a joy, too, when I've needed to exchange shoes. I am in my late 70's and have severe arthritis in the middle of my left foot, so I have great difficulty getting shoes that are comfortable, especially dress shoes. After trying many styles, I find the Aetrex Stretch Mary Janes are the most comfortable I own. They are light weight, have lots of toe width and space to fiddle with different kinds of inserts witch comfort my bones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2010

Joan H

from Arvada, CO

\r\n I love them! I had foot surgery in January,\r\n\r\n and these shoes are the only ones that I can\r\n\r\n wear for a long time during the day and walk\r\n\r\n fairly long distances with comfort. The have\r\n\r\n a very flexible feel, sturdy, and when my foot\r\n\r\n swells there is some give-side to side on the\r\n\r\n top.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 7, 2010

Anonymous

from Michigan

The XW size feels true to width. As promised, the stretch in the upper half of the shoe accommodates bunions (mine are quite large). It is not the most supportive material and not the cutest shoe, but by far more attractive for business casual wear than your typical XW shoes. I'm keeping them for that purpose.Aesthetically, the strap could stand to be shorter, because if anyone's foot was large enough to actually need this much strap, there is no way she could cram her forefoot into the toe anyway. I have a very wide mid foot but still have a lot of strap sticking out when I put this on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 23, 2010

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I have recently developed bunion problems on both sides of my feet and have had a terrible time finding shoes that I could wear. The Aetrex stretch Mary Janes have absolutely saved me and I have bought two pairs, one for rainy days and the other to keep in optimum condition. I highly recommend these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks brand shoes which have a soft interior, but which are more like "regular" shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Sacramento

These shoes were immediately comfortable the moment I put them on, and their fabric's give means no blisters. The lengthy Mary Jane strap is completely adjustable, too, which is an area that I sometimes have trouble with, as the top of my foot is higher than average. I recently got custom orthotics, so I ordered a wide (D) and they fit nicely in the shoes. They're keepers.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 1, 2010

Judith

from Arizona

I have the feet from hell. These shoes are so comfortable! I wore them around the house to make sure they didn't hurt. Then wore them to work- a 12 hour day. My feet did not hurt at all. I love these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2009

Anonymous

from Cleveland, Ohio

Love these shoes! Very comfortable all day. And for as comfortable as they are, they're quite cute. Lightweight, too. Wish there were more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2009

Anonymous

from Weymouth Massachusetts

I ordered these shoes with the usual skepticism of ordering online and to my surprise, not only did they arrive within a couple of days, but they were perfect! Good enough that I turned around and ordered another pair right away. Thanks to Zappos, I am one happy customer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 3, 2009

Anonymous

from oregon

Very comfortable and good foot support for those who are on their feet all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 7, 2009

Terry r

from portland, oregon

These shoes are wonderful; incredibly comfortable and even with my large feet, look cute. Very springy with a nice, wide toe box. My only disappointment is that there aren't a huge variety of shoes under this manufacturer, but I would definitely recommend this brand of shoes. And, as always, great customer service with Zappos. One of the best websites on the net!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 29, 2009

Anonymous

 

I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis and was desperate to find shoes to help alleviate the pain. I was not disappointed! It's been a few weeks and I have experienced so much relief! I already ordered these in another color. I haven't worn any of my other shoes since I got these in the mail. Zappos is incredible with their amazingly fast shipping speed and excellent customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 28, 2009

Lucia H

from Mobile, AL

Truly comfortable shoe from the first moment I wore it. I have an overlapping hammertoe, and other toe problems as well as bunions. My 59 year-old feet feel 40 years younger. Well worth the cost.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2009

Jamie C

from Georgia

These shoes were bought for my 88 year old mother who has many health issues, including a stroke five years ago. Her feet hurt due to a result of the stroke as well as they have begun to swell. She wears a size 5 shoe, which is impossible to find in a shoe store close by. These shoes have been a wonder, because they fit her swelling feet, are comfortable enough for her to walk in without complaining, and are cute with all her clothes. I thought the price was a little high until she put them on and was happy! I will probably try to but them in another color when her size becomes available. Also, I have bought shoes from Zappo\\\'s before and their free shipping and return policy is fantastic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 23, 2009

Sarah P

from Tucson AZ

These shoes are great for wide or weird shaped feet. They are made of something that feels like wetsuit material. Kind of spongy but definitely not flimsy. I've been wearing them to work every day since the day I got them from Zappos and I love them. I've never had a shoe made out of stuff like this, but I've never had a work shoe that feels as comfortable as a tennis shoe or a pair of slippers before either!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 15, 2009

Candace D

from Chicago, IL

LOVE ‘em... absolutely no pain over my removed (but tender) bunion scar – the removable inner sole allowed my doctor prescribed orthotics to fit like the proverbial glove - and so, I can trot about the Art Institute and other Chicago sites without pain. Almost as good as my MBTs. Love ‘em.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 3, 2009

Anonymous

from FLORIDA

I love these shoes - Cute, great, wonderful shoe! The strap stays put and never comes loose, very durable shoe. I love them. I’ve tried several other shoes, but these are the best. So comfortable that when I get home from work I don't even want to take them off!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 18, 2009

Sun C

from Sun City, CA

Comfortable shoe - I am a difficult fit -- in between 11 & 12 with a wide forefoot and a narrow heel, & have a hammertoe on the bigger foot. In Aetrex dress shoes, the 12 is too big, and in their athletic shoes, the 12 is usually a tad short. The Essence Stretch Mary Jane fits great in an 11. It is fairly good-looking and extremely comfortable. The only thing I'd like to change is I wish there were just a little more padding on the sole -- I wear it at least 4 times a week to work. Would be nice in more colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Many Aetrex styles & Propet styles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2009

Susan

from VA

What a great pair of shoes, I have MS and my right foot is wider and also tends to drag. These shoes, with the wider toe box and adjustable straps, are GREAT. My foot drags less and no break in period was need. Highly recommend. Will definitely order them in black when they are on sale.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2009

Lucinda C

from Ringgold, GA.

Aetrex Essence Stretch Mary Jane - I highly recommend this shoe to anyone who has thick toes and need's a deeper toe box. Or to anyone who has bunions. And my thanks to Zappos for carrying this brand of shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2009

Anonymous

from New York

Post-op Surgery from New York - I am 2 months post-op from bunion surgery, and after graduating from tennis shoes, wanted something a little nicer, but still accommodated swollen feet. I normally wear 8.5 wide, but were too big so I went down to 8 wide and they fit perfect. These shoes do stretch as your foot warms up the material, and feels a little bigger. For me, these are merely a stepping stone to regular shoes. I hope to buy something in leather with a bit more overall foot support as I heal. These were a lifesaver and look quite nice even with skirts, although somewhat orthopedic. I highly recommend these especially if you have foot problems. There is no cutting or binding over my surgery scar on my foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aetrex Sarah

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2009

Heather A

from Glendale, Maryland

Awesome Marry Jane stretch shoes - I love these shoes. They are simple and oh so comfortable. I have a wide foot, 11w. It is very hard for me to find comfortable shoes and I love them. My only complaint is the material threading gets stuck on the velcro of the shoe if I don't velcro it exactly on to the velcro strip and it snags the material of the shoe, so I am occasionally cutting off threading that has come through. Other than this, I love the shoe. Too bad it doesn't come in other colors, I'd buy one of each color.

Brands I'd also recommend: their 11w boots, although I don't remember the type

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2009

Jan

from Lakeview, AR

Pure Comfort - Wish it was available in my size in black as it is everything I had hoped for. Accepted my orthotics and did not put pressure on my arthritic toes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2009

Anonymous

from CT

Great shoe - This is one great shoe. I had a foot surgery, my foot was so swollen I could not put it in any shoe - only to surgical boot. This shoe I got after I tried several shoes, this one is the winner. My pelvis is leveled, I can walk, I can put my swollen and bandaged foot in. The shoe is light, soft, holds well. Thank you Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, rvsp, Tsonga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 16, 2008

Barbara

from Sebastopol, California

A teacher's dream shoe! I'm a high school science teacher. That means I’m constantly moving about, sitting, standing, walking, criss-crossing the campus, and traversing rows of students all day, every day. Long ago I accepted that I MUST HAVE attractive shoes that fit extremely well. The former because, well, I work with teenagers and that means I gotta (try to) be a little stylish. The latter because if my shoes aren’t comfy then my mood and my attitude take a dive. (No one wants that!) Anyway, this shoe definitely meets my requirements. It's well-manufactured and stands up to the rigors of my job day in and day out. Sturdy AND attractive, it’s that rare pair of shoes I fall in love with the first time I slide them on my feet. The velcro closure allows me to adjust the tightness if my feet swell or shrink with the tides of the day. We're having a very warm fall here in northern California but even when the rains of winter begin, these shoes will keep my feet warm and dry until next spring.

Brands I'd also recommend: Propét Tour Walker, Birkenstocks, Uggs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 31, 2008

Anonymous

from New Port Richey FL

Review from Florida - I am literally standing 8 hours a day 5 days a week-even my orthotics were not working. These shoes accommodate my orthotics and look great with dress pants. However, I would like to see them in a little dressier version to wear with skirts etc. Also the only complaint I have is that the velcro on the straps snags by knee high nylons! Other than that I love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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