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Bass Joanne Reviews

220 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

40%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

24%Rated 3 stars

24%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

54% "Felt wider than marked"

56% "Excellent arch support"

195 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/11/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is a great sandal. I have a very narrow foot, so I like the fact that more holes can be punched when the leather stretches. It is comfortable to stand and walk in.

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25 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/30/09
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I was delighted with these shoes when I first received them - they were very comfortable, basic/classic in appearance, and well-priced. After about a month of wearing them, the leather heel strap ripped in half. Other reviewers had commented that this might happen, but I took the risk when I shouldn't have...

Additional 200 Joanne Bass Reviews

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May 20, 2014

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

This sandal is extremely comfortable for my 67 year-old feet and very youthful in appearance. The manufacturer has fixed the "wheezing sound" that used to occur when walking in this shoe; that squishy sound is no longer present. The leather for the straps is soft and unlined, so it stretches some. I did well this time to order the 8W instead of my usual 8WW to accommodate for the stretching. Great sandal for the price. I should mention that the foot bed does not become wider for the wide sizes; the straps are simply made wider. But I do feel enough stability.

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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Excellent arch support

 

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May 10, 2014

Julie

from Wyoming

These sandals are extremely comfortable and stylish but run small. I bought these for my teenage daughter who normally wears a 7 and ended up sending them back twice after trying the 7.5 & 8, both were too small. They are really cute and super cushy; great for walking around in all day.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 30, 2014

Mollie

from Houston, Texas

I bought these from Zappos last summer and wore them every day. Just pulled them out of my closet, and they look great. I love these sandals! They elongate the leg, and they are easily dressed up or down. This is a classic sandal with a cushion-y sole that is very comfortable. Waterproof, too! Wish they sold them in more colors!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 5, 2014

Cile B

from Memphis

I was very disappointed in this pair of Joanne sandals. They were narrower and shorter than a pair I bought several years ago in the same size. The ankle strap is a very lightweight leather and does not look like it is made for long wear. The shoe looks cheap. Bass can do so much better!

Brands I'd also recommend: I haven't found one yet.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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April 1, 2014

Kate W

from Washington, DC

Super cute! I wanted to order these last summer but they were sold out. I wish they had my size in the EE in stock, but the regular wide also works. Can't wait until summer!!

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 6, 2013

Julie S

from United States

The shoes are really cute and comfortable. Like other reviews I read, they make a noise when I walk that sounds like air shushing in and out.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

Well, I love these shoes. They are very cute and very comfortable - everything I'm looking for in a sandal. The problem is after wearing them for 3 months they are on the verge of falling apart. The sole has been destroyed. The heel is developing a hole. It is a real shame. I honestly don't think they are going to last me 2 seasons.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 15, 2013

Julie

from louisiana

Cute and comfy but it does make the awful squish noise on both shoes every time I step. I was hoping it would go away like some reviews said, but it has not. i have worn this several times running errands, walking dogs, and just around the house to try and break in to get rid of the squish noise. No luck, I do not think it will ever go away. I will not be able to wear these to quiet places and they will be relegated to festival shoes. also, as other reviewers have noted, the straps do not go up according to width. they stay the same regardless. There is also no room to make extra holes at the end of the leather on the ankle strap. I was feeling very nostalgic as I loved these as a child. But I should have gone with my gut and sent them back instead of trying to make them work.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, clarks

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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May 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

So I really like these shoes. They look nice, are super comfy, and I want to wear them all the time. Then the buckle snapped 2 weeks in on one shoe. I am really hoping this is just a fluke, and I can get them exchanged.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 3, 2013

Sharon

from College Station, TX

I've ordered a new pair of Bass sandals almost every year for the past 20 years, usually Margies, but a couple of years ago they changed the Margie's strap style. It was really short, and didn't come close to fitting around my size 9.5 ankles. I ordered Joanne this year, thinking maybe the strap would be longer, but no luck. The strap needs to be at least an inch longer; an inch and a half wouldn't hurt. Very disappointed with Bass, and tired of messing with returns. They've lost a loyal customer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 18, 2013

Anonymous

from Naperville, IL

These were perfect for my 11 year old daughter who wears a ladies 8 narrow. She loves them and says they are the best fitting, most comfortable sandals she has ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 5, 2013

Liz L

from Pittsburgh

Do not buy this shoe! I read that the strap would wear quickly, but I needed it for a vacation, so I was happy for it to get me through. The shoe broke on the first day I wore it, within the HOUR of putting it on! The first day! I was in South Africa, so I didn't bother re-packing them to return, but hopefully no one else will make that mistake. I wish it had lasted; the shoe was comfortable for the hot minute I wore it.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 2, 2013

Tammy W

from Hudson, FL

Love these sandals! They are so cute were comfortable from the time I took them out of the box. No break-in needed at all. They do run a little narrow so if you wear a med width normally, I would suggest you go with a wide.

Brands I'd also recommend: Trotters

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I really wanted to like these shoes. They are so cute and amazingly comfortable. However, as other reviewers have mentioned, they make a lot of noise. They wheeze loudly at every step. I would be absolutely mortified to wear these in public! Such a shame, otherwise they would be perfect!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

The sandals fit length-wise and width-wise; however, the buckle strap was not long enough to buckle. Had to return them, and I really liked the look of the sandal.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Comfortable shoe but I had to return it because the left show squeaked everytime I stepped onit.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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October 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Staten Island, NY

VERY comfortable shoes but the straps are not very durable. The first pair of these failed after three wearings, but Zappos gave me a free replacement pair! So far, the second pair seems fine.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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October 3, 2012

Mary S

from United States

Very comfy sandals and in a narrow size which is hard to find. I also like the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Louisa, VA

The right shoe makes an annoying "whooshing" sound with every step; otherwise, nice shoes for the price - cute and very comfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

It's almost impossible for me to find a pair of 5.5W sandals in any US stores. So I decided to order online. I was so excited to find exactly what I wished at Zappos (I was very specific about the style, color, size, and material I was looking for). The shipping was fast. I love the fact that they fit perfectly well and the soles are really comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

The sandals were great until about 1 month of wearing them. The ankle strap broke where it meets the sole. I called Zappos and they are sending a new pair. Great customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 5, 2012

Janice Q

from Las Vegas, Nevada

I love these sandals. I ordered them in black as well. I wear a AA and it is really hard to find shoes in that width. Never tried Bass before. They are very well made as well.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 30, 2012

Rachel K

 

Took them out of the package and was dazzled by how much prettier they were in real life than on the site, and although they were narrower than I expected, they were quite comfortable - but they made an embarrassing "whoosh-whoosh-whoosh" sound of air being released when I walked in them, and within a week the straps broke. It seems like I'm not the only one who had these problems either. They're comfortable and stylish, but surprisingly poor quality for Bass.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 30, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

These are very comfortable sandals which is why I have purchased two pairs of them. I have walked miles in them with no issues and a great deal of comfort. This said, the ankle strap broke and I have heard it is a common problem for these sandals. They are reasonably priced to this helps -- but just know they are not perfectly constructed.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

It is hard to find shoes that fit WW feet, even when the size is WW. These fit and are comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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