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French Sole Zeppa Reviews

79 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

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0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt a full size smaller than marked"

91% "Felt true to width"

79% "Moderate arch support"

75 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/12/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I love my Zeppas, but they do run a little small. I buy an 8 and my toe is right to the end, but they don't hurt at all. The leather is so soft, they stretch out just enough to always be comfortable. I even have a bunion on one toe, and they are still the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn. And I don't have to stretch them like I used to do with other shoes. So now I only wear them. Which is why I wish they made more colors and patterns of the Zeppa. (Actually, I wish they would make them from non-leather materials, since I am Vegan. Please, please!) The Sloops are OK, but the Zeppa's heel is more comfortable. Try a pair!

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/1/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

In my mind, these shoes were fugly. The gold pattern looks kind of cheap in person. I thought they made my feet look the opposite of delicate. The front part of the shoe comes up too far on the foot. No way are these worth the price. I'd maybe buy them if they were at Old Navy for like $30. That's the level of quality/style I think they appear as in person.

Additional 59 Zeppa French Sole Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2012

Michele

from California

Love these shoes. I am "toning down" the heel height of my shoe inventory and these are perfect for casual and work. I wear a 7, but went by the recommendation of a size up - right on the nose. Perfect fit! My husband even commented on how nice they look. Thanks, Zappos, for the review feature of your site, which is immeasurably vital to buying shoes online!

Brands I'd also recommend: sofftspot, Fitzwell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

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January 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Ramsey, NJ

Comfortable, like the little wedge. I took only 1/2 size larger, but seems like most took 1 size larger. I was really glad to read the comments as I would have ordered my actual size and was happy that I didn't. I ordered the black ones also and love just as much. I will be ordering other colors. They look great on.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2011

Anonymous

from United States

I have these in size 10 and they fit like a size 9. I love them but, seriously, the sizing is off. They are made in Italy and I can just imagine they are making a European 40 and calling it a size 10 US. It's not. Everything else about this shoe is amazing.

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

 

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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  

November 20, 2011

Michelle G

from Midwest

These are really comfortable, but they do run a bit small and narrow. I usually wear a 8.5 or 9 and needed a 9.5. They look good with jeans or slacks.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 9, 2011

Andrea s

from waterford, ct.

I love French Soles. I have about seven pairs all purchased from Zappos. This pair (pewter) is very pretty and will go with any color. Unfortunately the color has rubbed off in a few spots. Mostly where my heel touches the carpet when I drive. I'm still glad I have them and I wear them a lot.

Brands I'd also recommend: stuart weitzman, privo, taryn rose

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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2 people found this review helpful  

September 27, 2011

Pam

from Austin. TX

This style of French Sole runs small. I take a half size larger than in Sloop. I wore a pair on a city vacation and they were very comfortable on city sidewalks.

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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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 1, 2011

Elisabeth

from Maine

I think I would love these shoes, however I couldn't fit them on my feet! First time with Zappos that I've purchased a pair of shoes and they are completely too small. I wear an 8 and would definately need a nine in this shoe. Back they go.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2011

Mary D

from Scottsdale, AZ

These shoes are soft as butter, even though they are metallic. Definitely shiny -- like chrome, almost like a mirror. I ordered half size up, but could have gone full size up. They are so soft, the 1/2 will probably work -- next time I'll go full size, though.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 16, 2010

C.W.

 

Great shoes! So soft they're almost like slippers but with a firmer sole. Order 1/2 size up for length. They stretch as you wear them so don't order up for width.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

December 14, 2010

Pat

from Capitola, CA

I love these shoes. Have them in grey, black and brown. I wear an 8 and they run a half size small. They are very soft and cushy. Look cute with leggings and jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Eric Michael

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 16, 2010

Anonymous

 

Comfortable and cute. Perfect for travel. What more can you ask for?

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 8, 2010

Tatiana

from Connecticut

Love these shoes! They are beautiful and SO-OOOO comfortable! I don't feel them at all. Got tons of compliments. First ordered my normal size, but it was too tight, so I got a new pair with + 1/2. Maybe they are a little bit too wide. Order them! When you will get these sweet shoes you will be so happy!

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

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 30, 2010

Karen

from Carmel, CA

Great flat that is extremely comfortable but also provides good support. The small wedged sole is cushiony so you do not feel the surface on which you are walking. Perfect for day or night!

Brands I'd also recommend: Gentle Souls

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 19, 2010

Joany B

from Clarks Summit, PA

These shoes are wonderful! For a person with bunions, dodging the surgery...these shoes feel just divine! I didn't order up, size 9 was perfect. May go back for another pair! Zappos is just the best!

Brands I'd also recommend: too many to mention! Browse Zappos!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 11, 2010

Grace

from Highland IN

I have this shoe in black wave. I wear them all the time and might have to order another pair. Just love the style and comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Privo, Ecco

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Macon, Ga

Zappos is the most pleasant experience I have online. Love the French Sole shoes. They are so comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: stuart weitzman, cole haan, taryn rose, donald pliner

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Oakland, California

Love these shoes. I usually wear a 7, but tried them on in a local store and found I needed a 7.5. They are super comfy and have better arch support than most flats. Great walking shoe for San Francisco.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 31, 2010

Anonymous

 

I got these in burgundy (and in less than 24 hours!). Very pretty color, not too sparkly, perfect fit. I got the size I normally buy. My feet are a wide 5 1/2 on the foot measurer thingie. I usually wear a 36 or 6. These shoes fit absolutely perfectly. They're wide enough, they're not too short. In fact there's still a touch of room at the end of the toes. Very soft leather. Like the tiny wedge. Will look very cute with full skirts or skinny pants. I like the "slipper" cut, but could see how others might not find it sexy enough. Am already thinking about getting black or taupe.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 16, 2010

Mary J

from Boerne, TX

Zappos has to be one of the best web sites one can deal with, and the French Sole ballet flat my daughter had asked for were beautiful and comfortable, so no need for the free return shipping! This was one of four different items, for three different persons, I ordered through Zappos, and will always search their site first when I want 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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 1, 2009

Anonymous

from so. california

This is a great looking flat! And comfortable. Love the textured suede. They do run small, as it says, so I ordered 1/2 size up. \r\n\r\nI looked at the Sloop style as well, but thought the added heel structure on this style would be comfier. I wanted to add a little arch support, so I bought the Spenco arch support insoles and wore them in the shoes. I cooked in them all day on Thanksgiving and never got sore or tired.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

November 20, 2009

Ryan

from Central Valley of California

\r\nThese shoes are comfortable and very attractive. The challenge is getting the right size. I started with an 8, then tried an 8 1/2 and finally ended with a 9 that fits perfectly (like an 8 normally).

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

September 23, 2009

Dee

from Houston Texas

These shoes are so very comfortable! No breaking in period needed. They are stylish and look good with jeans or with slacks. I liked them so much, I purchased an additional pair in the brown wave. I plan to purchase two of the other colors as well. Great buy!

Brands I'd also recommend: J. Renee

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 18, 2009

Karen n

from vermont

I have this shoe in burgundy, and it\'s a beautiful shoe. The color is perfect for this fall, and leans a little toward a rich mauve. What really surprises me is that everyone else finds french soles to run small, but since i don\'t wear any sock with these, they fit me just right. I wear 10 and have a medium to wide foot, and the 10 is fine. Besides, the leather is so soft that it molds to my foot. I\'m worried that the soft material will wear out on the heel on my right foot when driving.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 18, 2009

Karen n

from vermont

I have this shoe in burgundy, and it\'s a beautiful shoe. The color is perfect for this fall, and leans a little toward a rich mauve. What really surprises me is that everyone else finds french soles to run small, but since i don\'t wear any sock with these, they fit me just right. I wear 10 and have a medium to wide foot, and the 10 is fine. Besides, the leather is so soft that it molds to my foot. I\'m worried that the soft material will wear out on the heel on my right foot when driving.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 18, 2009

Karen n

from vermont

I have this shoe in burgundy, and it\'s a beautiful shoe. The color is perfect for this fall, and leans a little toward a rich mauve. What really surprises me is that everyone else finds french soles to run small, but since i don\'t wear any sock with these, they fit me just right. I wear 10 and have a medium to wide foot, and the 10 is fine. Besides, the leather is so soft that it molds to my foot. I\'m worried that the soft material will wear out on the heel on my right foot when driving.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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