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Bernardo Matrix Reviews

32 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

55% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

68% "No arch support"

Additional 12 Matrix Bernardo Reviews

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August 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Omaha Nebraska

LOVE these shoes. Super cute and comfy. I ordered an 8 1/2 & usually wear an 8 & they fit perfect! Price is high, but worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: cole haan

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 28, 2015

Anonymous

from Edmond, OK

I was looking for a nice pair of black sandals. I had purchased a navy pair a few years ago and came across these in black. Love, love, love them! Wish i could afford to get them in every color you have.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sam Edelman, Vince Camuto and Michael Kors

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

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July 13, 2015

Sheila

from north carolina

Very nice quality leather and the top was very nice but I found the insole to be much too wide. I guess if you have wide feet, this would work. I returned them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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May 7, 2015

Anonymous

from Winston-Salem, NC

Loved these shoes, but sadly must return them. Size 5 was too short, Size 5.5 allows my toes to go over the front edge. Love the shoe, seemed to be well made and would certainly be a keeper if they fit my odd sized foot!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 12, 2015

Tina S

from United States

Love these sandals. When I first ordered the sandals, I wasn't sure if I liked them but, they look so much cuter in person. They are extremely comfortable, you don't need to break them in at all. From the minute they are on your feet they are gorgeous (you can dress them up or down) and so comfortable. I highly recommend these sandals!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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1 person found this review helpful  

April 16, 2014

Susan P

from Austin Texas area

Great looking shoe! Love the color! However, they are tight over my arch.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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August 28, 2013

Nola G

 

I absolutely love these sandals, and have worn them for the last three seasons. I have them in nine different colors (white, luggage, dark brown, pecan, bronze, taupe, turquoise, pink, and cork), and wear them nearly every day. They dress up or down, they go with shorts, skirts, capris, sundresses, and jeans, and are surprisingly very comfortable. There is not a break-in period. They are comfortable right out of the box. I actually wore these sandals every day on our trip to Disney World, and had no comfort issues. There is a little bit of cushion in the sole running the length of the shoe, but there is not any arch support. I have not had any issues with that, but if you are looking for shoes with good arch support, these are not them. The bottom soles are made of leather, therefore, they can be a little bit slippery out of the box. I typically just wear them outside and scrape my foot around on the concrete to scuff the bottoms, and that helps. They feel true to size. I typically wear an 8 or 8½ shoe, and I bought these in an 8, and that was a perfect fit. I would definitely recommend these if you are looking for cute, simple sandals, without all the gaudy embellishments that seem to be on so many sandals these days. These are my absolute favorite sandals, and I get compliments nearly every time I wear them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 22, 2013

Di

from Texas

I love these shoes! I bought them truthfully because my Grandmother has worn Bernardo's for as long as I've been alive and swears by their comfort. So I tried them out, and Grandmother is right! VERY comfortable and this color is the perfect nude on my pale skin, great for dresses or shorts. Love them! I do wish they had a bit of arch support, but I realize this is a sandal so that isn't too big of a deal. I did follow others instructions and ordered a half size big and they fit just right!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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July 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

The very first pair of sandals I ever wore in the 6th grade were Bernardo Miamis in turquoise. I loved them and wore them everywhere. I still love Bernardo's best. And I am 75 years old. Lets hear it for brand loyalty.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 18, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these sandals. they are comfortable, fit perfectly and are a great neutral buff color. They look great with everything from shorts to cotton slacks and maxi dresses!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 30, 2011

Jamie

from North Carolina

These shoes feel much smaller than marked. I would recommend ordering at least a half to a full size bigger than you normally wear. I kept mine with hopes that they would break in like most flips flops do but they have no give whatsoever. Now that I've worn them, I obviously can't return them.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2011

Wilkerson

from austin,tx

Love these shoes. I get lots of compliments. Beware though, they have no traction and the bottom is very slippery. I have almost eaten it a couple times in these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Newburyport, MA

A beautifully crafted shoe, truly high quality leather sole and thong. Sadly my heel seem to slide off the back (to the side) when I walked and so back they go. They are really a work of art, and though no arch support and little cushion they are very comfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Atlanta

This is such a cute shoe but I was in between sizes and ended up with the larger one, which is actually a terrible fit. The strap sort of stands out from my foot and I have to grip my toes to keep the shoes on. Wishing I had kept the smaller ones and pretty sure too late to return! Ugh. But they really go with everything and are such a darling style.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

No breaking-in period is needed for these shoes. I was going to the beach and threw these in my bag, brand new, as my only flat shoe to walk around in - beside my $5 flip flops. Thank goodness; from the first moment they were on my feet, they were extremely comfortable. I wore them all week, and I can definitely say they are one of the best-looking and most comfy shoes I own. I got them in nude, so I can wear them with anything. Worth every penny!

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman, , Franco Sarto, Vera Wang, Sam Edelman, Via Spiga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

I ordered the Blue Luxcalf color which looks to be a dark blue/almost black in the picture. It actually has a translucent bronze sheen so it looks different colors at every angle. Not the color I was expecting but I still like it. Like other reviewers, I would definitely recommend going a size up in these. I normally wear a 6.5 and ordered a 7. I'm happy with the fit, but I can definitely tell they run small compared to other brands. I have a wide foot, so I loved that this shoe is slightly wider than most sandals I try.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are my perfect sandals. Can be dressed down and worn with jeans and shorts or dressed up and worn with all sorts of skirts and dresses. These were my go-to sandals last summer and I wore them so much the bottom half of the soles started to rub through, which I had replaced easily. I live in Washington DC so I walk a lot during the summer, these were very comfortable for all lengths of walks and not at all slippery. Definitely go for these, you won't regret it! I'm thinking about grabbing up another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2011

Junaid m

from

Very nice and indeed I would recommend it for anyone looking for nice and simple shoes. But mind the size by adding a size from your normal.

Brands I'd also recommend: nine west

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 27, 2010

Browne

from West Palm Beach, FL

Great shoes, own two pair! Comfortable and great quality. My first pair is on it's third year and still looks great and I live in Florida so you know they get a lot of use! Very flat shoe so it's not for long walks:-)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

October 17, 2010

Jennifer

from College Station, TX

I am happy with these sandals. I know Bernardo runs small so I ordered a size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 21, 2010

Jackie R

from Miami, FL

Good quality construction but wide for normal to narrow foot. Leather sole very slippery.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

July 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Florida

I normally wear a size 5-1\/2, but I wear a 6 in Bernardos. Originally bought these in tan, and loved them so much that I got a pair in black too. Great quality, very comfortable, and long lasting.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Montclair, NJ

I thought these sandals were just okay. They were a bit stiff and a little too wide across the top, so my foot slide off the shoe in a weird way. I like the general style, but not the fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Paul Green

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2009

S

from LA

I own about seven pairs of these sandals. NOT KIDDING. They are my go-to. So comfy they are like wearing nothing, yet if you get a pair in a metallic, they can be worn with a dress to a restaurant. They\'re flip flops for the beach, they\'re stylish sandals, they\'re everything. Here are some tips from me, your number one expert on this shoe: 1. they run pretty true to size, and the soft leather type will stretch a little bit over time. 2. The soft non-patent leathers are very soft and comfy. I have walked MILES in them. But the patents do no give as much and can get uncomfortable, so do not plan on wearing them for something rigorous. They might cut into you a bit or leave a blister. I haven\'t experienced anything too dire, but then again, I haven\'t worn a patent pair for anything more challenging than a walk down the block or to a party. Anyway, I think they will last longer because of the treatment to the leather, so they\'ll look good for years. Which is great \'cause I won\'t be buying any more patent pairs in the future-- it\'s soft all the way for me. 3. The bottoms are leather, I think, or similar, so they\'re slippery if you\'re not careful. Score them up! Also, they will wear through eventually. I got little holes through the first layers of mine (not all the way through, but it was evident that the wear pattern was breaking down the soles). Then again, I wore them daily. My advice: accept this and embrace that you\'ll buy more. I mean, they\'re not indestructible crocs (hallelujah). Love it! Buy more colors! Life is short! I know they\'re not the cheapest thongs ever, but they\'re the BEST.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

August 29, 2009

Kristin M

from MASS

I ordered these because of the stellar reviews. The reviews are correct! I love these. They are simple beautiful sandals. I got the lighter color so they would just blend with my skin tone. Very comfortable and well made. The chunky stitching makes them special. True to size. I wore them all over Greece!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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