Bass Joanne Reviews

244 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

86% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

215 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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29 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 239 Joanne Bass Reviews

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August 21, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Bass is a reputable brand, and the cushioned sole was exactly what I needed. Zappos offered the style and size I wanted at a reasonable price.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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July 20, 2015

Anonymous

 

These were really comfortable. I bought two pair in different colors. I had to give up on both pairs because the left shoe started going "squish, squish, squish". It is as if something in the heel separated and air is now going in and out. It was loud enough my coworkers commented. :(

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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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July 14, 2015

Farrah G

from New Jersey

Very comfortable shoe. I find that the tighter you pull the straps the more secure they feel. I'm ordering my mother a pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 4, 2015

Anonymous

 

I love this shoe, first and foremost. However, it has some immense structural issues. I first ordered it last April, and within 3 months the sole had cracked in half. Zappos was lovely enough to send me a replacement pair, which lasted a little longer (at least through the remainder of the summer). However, now that it's warm again I've started to wear these sandals again, and the sole has already cracked in several places, plus the inner sole (foot cushion?) is ripping out of the seam and coming up. I really dig these shoes but it is unbelievable how many different structural issues they have in terms of longevity. I've worn this pair for probably three months between this and last summer, and they are already in tatters.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 2, 2015

Jen

from NYC

So I've only been wearing these a few hours, but so far they might be the most comfortable sandals I've ever worn -- the pillowy, suede-like insole is my favorite feature of the Bass Sunjun line. I've been wearing the Bass Margie sandal for a few years, and while it's pretty comfortable, I do have to squeeze my toes in and mess with the placement of the straps while I break them in. I don't think that will be a problem with this style. I have very wide toes and a very narrow heel, so finding sandals that fit is almost impossible. I love that I can adjust both the ankle and foot straps, so that I really do have a perfect fit. Also, I live in a city that requires a lot of walking, and it's great to find a cute sandal that works for my lifestyle. So for those of you with "challenging" feet like mine, I would highly recommend giving these a try.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 31, 2015

Leah H

from Washington

I love these shoes. This style is a forever one. They are comfy and easy on the feet and back. Wish it came in a wider width. Had to go a size larger to get the width I needed to fit.

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 true to width

 

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May 19, 2015

Guinevere C

 

Our daughter has narrow heels and long feet for her age (now 12). She is now wearing her third pair of these sandals, for the third summer in a row. We have tried many other styles, but have always come back to these sandals. Basic, yes, but also perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2015

Lynn P

from United States

The third pair of white sandals I ordered and this one's a keeper. Comfortable, half the price of others. Have ordered also in black and red. You find something good, you've gotta jump on it!

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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May 17, 2015

Anonymous

from Happy Valley, OR

This sandal remains a favorite. Comfortable. Consistent sizing from year to year. I generally wear an 8 WW in a sandal or sling back shoe, but with the Bass Joanne an 8 W fits me better. As usual excellent Zappos service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Softspots, Easy Spirit

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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May 9, 2015

Anonymous

from Seattle

The cinnamon color is actually a nice rich red. Pleasantly surprised that the adjustable strap fit over my bunions and didn't bother them. Unfortunately, the inside of the ankle strap had kind of a rough unfinished edge that I could tell would bother the inside of my ankle.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Dansko, Clarks

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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May 3, 2015

Neva S

from Chicago, IL

I am on my third pair of these. The bad: the connection at the base of your foot may eventually just break and just maybe they'll make a pfft, pfft, pfft sound everywhere you go. The good: they are so simple and classic and feel like walking on air straight away. I live in the city and they can take some serious road wear and still look good (though the suede footbed will darken and smoothen). Zappos customer care is so swell that I continue to take a chance on these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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April 16, 2015

MadisonVicky

from Wisconsin

Honestly, these are nothing special, just a basic low-profile sandal in a cute color. The "cinnamon" color is really basically red, and the foot bed is cushioned nicely so I hope they will be comfortable. They are completely flat - there's no heel at all to these shoes, so they might be nice for running summer errands, farmers' market, etc. Definitely not enough support to wear these for walks.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 13, 2015

Wanda P

 

Most definitely NOT a wide shoe. Even though I ordered wide, in two different styles of a Bass sandal, neither was nearly wide enough.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 25, 2015

Teresa

from KY

I have very wide feet so it's very hard for me to find shoes other than athletic shoes that fit. I bought these in a size 6 the widest size they sold for a cruise we were going on. When they came I was afraid that they wouldn't fit. When I tried them on they felt amazing and the leather was so soft. No pinching or forcing my feet to break them in. They looked great and felt great! Great purchase!

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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March 25, 2015

Teresa

from KY

I have very wide feet so it's very hard for me to find shoes other than athletic shoes that fit. I bought these in a size 6 the widest size they sold for a cruise we were going on. When they came I was afraid that they wouldn't fit. When I tried them on they felt amazing and the leather was so soft. NO pinching or forcing my feet to break them in. They looked great and felt great! Great purchase!

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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March 18, 2015

Liz F

from United States

I bought these shoes at the end of the season and barely wore them. I pulled them out on the first warm day of Spring, and the heel strap broke: it did not come unglued, but broke in two pieces. Also, they make an irritating whooshing sound when you walk as the air escapes from the insole. They were really comfortable, and fit true to size - for a minute.

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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March 12, 2015

Kat

 

Cute sandals, but couldn't even get my foot in the 6WW - these were more of a C width, not a 2E. Length seemed to be correct for a 6. Seemed to be good padding and a nice rubber outsole for bopping around town, but as I couldn't even get them on my feet, I can't say for sure how comfy they are.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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March 9, 2015

Robin S

from Baltimore Md

Comfy and correctly sized (I wear wide). I need one more hole punched, though, because I can't wear socks (don't say it! I know I'm a fashion failure).

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

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Felt true to width

 

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February 16, 2015

Wilma B

from United States

I was disappointed with these sandals. I have wide feet so when I ordered the D Width, I expected them to be Wide. I did not feel that they are a true Wide sandal.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 11, 2014

Deana R

from United States

I liked these at first, but the straps stretched out so much that I had to keep adding new holes. Eventually the strap just broke, leaving me stranded and shoeless. Also, these things are extremely loud and squeaky for some reason, which doesn't seem like a big deal until your entry into every room is announced by a SNEEF! narf SNEEF! narf pattern of noises.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 23, 2014

Anonymous

from San Diego, Calif.

The shoe was almost what I wanted. I was looking for true brown or camel. This shoe is red with a hint of brown. It is comfortable enough but not up to SAS levels. Too bad SAS does not make its style similar to this one in brown any more. I would have preferred that shoe. The Bass was much less expensive, however. I wear the shoe almost daily now.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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 22, 2014

Anonymous

from Mansfield, Texas

These are an attractive red with metal touches. They are very comfortable with buttery soft leather straps. Some arch support would be a bonus, as well as slightly more flexible soles. I like to slip on my sandals without hands, if possible. The single ply unstitched straps are so soft and floppy that the wearer must fiddle with the straps to put on the shoes. Overall, that is a minor criticism.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks, Softspots

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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August 19, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

I am returning because I felt like these were not sturdy enough to last for long walks. The straps felt very thin like they would be easy to break if any stress was put on them. And it looked like some of the seams were glued which I don't think would hold.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 31, 2014

Linda V

from TN

These are comfortable. I have skinny feet and had to get the shoe repair folks to add another hole in the straps.

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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July 30, 2014

Patty D

from Montclair, New Jersey

I got 2 pairs. The first time I put a pair on, I thought that they were made for my feet! The first day, I walked distances with zero rubbing, blistering or discomfort. The next day I tried the other pair to make sure it wasn't a fluke! Nope! So, I bought 3 more pairs and plan to wear them all to death. Classic style that can be casual or moderately dressy is great. I haven't had such happy feet in a very long time!

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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Felt true to width

 

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