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Bass Joanne Reviews

221 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

60%Rated 2 stars

20%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

54% "Felt wider than marked"

56% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 26 Joanne Bass Reviews

1 ... 5 6 7 8 9

 

July 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Napa, CA

Not exactly a pretty shoe. I'm sending it back and looking for something more stylish. I have a wide foot and this just didn't do anything for me. (Plus, the buckles are bright gold.) I am also looking for something with a bit of arch support. These do have a cushioned feeling, but they are completely flat.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 31, 2010

Anonymous

from MS

LOVED the shoes and the comfort, but I could not abide the puff of air/flatulent sound they made with each step. Back they went. :(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 20, 2010

Debbie e

from gardiner maine

I need and extra wide. Description and sizing said extra wide. The straps could be adjusted but the sole of the sandal was still too narrow. My feet hung over the edge.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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September 19, 2009

Carol S

from Penfield, NY

These sandals are comfortable, run true to size, but my baby toes have a tendency to slide out the cut-outs on the outside of the shoes. This could be because I wear a EE width, but I do not know. I also had some trouble with the strap/buckle area over the toes on a couple pairs the left and the right shoes had the buckles in slightly different places. Maybe I am just too nit picky...

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 8, 2009

Christabel

from Seattle, WA

Not the shoe I'd hoped it would be - I think this shoe is designed for a long, skinny, flat foot. I have a wide, short, chubby foot with a high arch. I got the extra wide in hopes that it would fit well. My arch doesn't even touch the mid-section of the shoe. There is very little arch support. Also, as some others have stated the shoe makes a very loud "poof" sound when you walk as air leaves the plushy sole. I suppose it's worth it as the sole is very soft and comfortable. I'm not sure I could have gotten used to it though. The main reason I returned them is the toe strap seems to be in an awkward place. My toes don't stay under it. My pinky toe was constantly popping outside the strap. I'm glad I tried them out around the house first.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen

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

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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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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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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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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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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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 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

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

I can't seem to break these sandals in: first wear gave me such a bad blister that I couldn't look at them for 3 weeks; the footbed makes a funny air puff sound every time I take a step. There's just something abrasive and harsh about the straps, leather is thick and cut sharply. They look really cute and I wish this sandal was more comfortable.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Eagle, Idaho

The shoe looks good, but I found it to be quite uncomfortable (except for the soft footbed). The leather is stiff and scratchy, and the buckles are not as "friendly" as other shoes I've had. Also, I've always had a very wide foot, but this WW is a little narrower than other brands (e.g.,Trotters or Soft Spots).

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 18, 2012

Deb

 

I bought these two years ago, but didn't wear them too much because my legs got tired when wearing them due to lack of support. They are comfortable, just no arch support. Anyway, took a mile and a half walk in them the other day and came home and my feet were black from the straps. Then the next day, I was wearing them in the back yard, and the strap just snapped in half. They are now in the trash. There was no way to repair them. Even though they were two years old, I only wore them probably a total of 20 times or less before they busted.

Brands I'd also recommend: trotters, naturalizer

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Toledo

The sole and foot bed of this sandal is narrow. My little toe hung completely off the side. Plus anyone ordering the WW width probably has a thicker ankle as well. The ankle strap is short.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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May 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Kalamazoo, MIchigan

I wrote glowing review just after receiving my new sandals, but unfortunately after less than one week of wear they broke! The back strap split where is is attached to the sole. I'm so disappointed! They definitely don't make 'em like they used to! Fortunately, Zappos customer service is fantastic - they helped me shop for a different pair and shipped them overnight! All I've got to do is toss the broken ones in a box and send 'em back off again.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 4, 2012

Heather Y

from New York, NY

I bought these knowing full well they may not work, and they didn't. They were comfortable, yes, but one step down and I knew they weren't for me -- the right shoe in particular expelled so much air from the cushioned sole that with every step I sounded like I was pumping up a bike tire. Ridiculous. The long footbed (people are not exaggerating about this) was manageable, but hissing feet are right out. Back they went.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Miami, Fl

I thought these shoes would be a great, comfortable casual pair to wear everyday. They are comfortable, but the constant whooshing air sound they make as you walk is so annoying as to make me want to send them back. I thought it would go away with wear but so far no luck.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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May 16, 2011

Lili K

from Elk Grove, CA

Going back! Purchased a 6W. Not even close on the width! It fits more like a 6N. I was looking for comfort and they were, just not wide enough for me.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

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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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 17, 2012

Anonymous

from Arkansas

This shoe fit and felt great...right up until the time the strap broke. I loved them so much that I ended up just buying a second pair, and loved them as well...right up until the time the very same strap (right shoe, back inside) has nearly torn through. I'm afraid to wear it as it will probably break while I am out. I guess I could go for a third pair and hope if one of those breaks it will be a different shoe, but I now have two worthless right shoes. Guess I won't.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

I really love these sandals but the back strap is too short. I can barely get the first hole closed. To add a comfortable hole I'd have to put one right at the very edge. It's so disappointing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Arlington, WA

I love these sandals, but had to return them because they release air when you walk on them, and make a swooshing sound. Kind of embarrassing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

June 15, 2011

Gayle M

from Pennsylvania

I was not able to tell the type of leather from the picture or the description and got the wrong type. This leather stretches so much so that you keep having to buckle them tighter and tighter until there are no more holes. Then they are too big, flop around and rub blisters.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anything not made of this type leather; it stretches.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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