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Kork-Ease Bette Vacchetta Reviews

76 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

71% "Moderate arch support"

69 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/10/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I had a pair of these shoes in 1975 when I was a senior in high school and I loved them! When I saw them on Zappos, I had to have them. I love them all over again!

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/23/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

After all the great reviews I really wanted to like these sandals. I love the retro style and height of the heel, as I am 5'2". However, when I put them on, my feet slid forward because the front criss-cross straps are too loose; I am a solid M width. So they had to be returned. I may try the close-toed Verna style.

Additional 56 Bette Vacchetta Kork-Ease Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 2, 2011

Denise

from healdsburg, ca

Surprisingly comfortable! I wear platforms/wedges daily though. The reviewer who commented she wore these throughout her vacation in Madrid & Rome sold me on these as I was looking for comfortable, funky sandals for my Italy trip. I have worn them walking about San Francisco and had no trouble, but the next day wearing them around town noticed a little tenderness on the pad of my right foot. I'm not sure if this is a break in issue or a too high issue, so I'm continuing my trial before my big trip. Love the styling and color and the heel is holding up well. I love these shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: J41, Mudd, Franco Sarto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I love these! Though they are pretty high they are super comfortable and easy to walk in. Also, my legs are kind of chunky and these make my legs appear slimmer and longer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2011

Cat B

from Studio City, CA

This is my 3rd pair of Vacchettas - I wore the other 2 out! The leather uppers take a couple of wearings to loosen up, but these are by far the most comfortable high shoes I've ever owned, and I'll continue to buy them as long as they make them. I have very high arches, and they are still comfortable. They are light to walk in and not clunky at all, and last nearly forever. Well worth the money, you won't regret it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2011

A D

from Los Angeles

I love these shoes. For one thing they make me about 5" taller, plus they're very flattering to the legs. They don't feel like you're wearing really high heels because of the platforms. I've had three people stop to tell me how much they like them. At first they weren't so comfortable - the leather was quite stiff at first and rubbed one of my toes on the inside where the leather crosses over but I stuck some "Moleskin" strips under there and wore them three or four times and they are now breaking in and much more comfortable. I highly recommend them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 13, 2011

Annie

from Los Angeles

Love my Kork-Ease Bette! I went for the taller Bette +and am having that much added fun!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2011

Joan

from Hawaii

Love my new shoes! Finding the proper size took some effort but well worth it. I am a true 8 but slid forward in that size leaving 1/2 inch in the back - ghastly! Returned them effortlessly (thank you, Zappos!) and ordered the 7 which fits great lengthwise. The width is a wee bit tight but in time will give.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 27, 2011

Lisa S

 

Love these. They are a beautiful shoe. Needed a little breaking in at first, but are perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston

I love these shoes! They might be my new favorites as spring starts and warmer weather is here! They are comfortable fun and stylish all in one.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2011

Anonymous

from South Florida

I've had these shoes for a month or two and love them! They are very comfortable and stable to walk in. Other reviewers' comments about them making you appear extra leggy are right on the money. The only drawback is that I'm very worried about them staining. The bottom of the shoe is also very slippery on wet surfaces. I'd love to have a pair in every color. These are great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

I wanted to love these, but am returning them because I couldn't get past the feeling that I was at the top of a steep slope. I agree with a previous reviewer who said her feet slipped through the front of the shoe and over the edge.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Sofft

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 22, 2010

Kim S

from San Diego, CA

I had these in both black and buff, and after two years of almost constant wear, the black ones were beginning to fall apart. I live in San Diego, so can wear sandals almost year 'round, and these were my everyday shoes. So, I bought them again! Exact same shoes, color, style. They are so comfortable, they make your legs look great and long in jeans, they can go with elegant our casual outfits (and did I mention that they are comfortable?). Great shoe, worth buying not once, but twice! Three times, if you count the buff pair, which I wear less often.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2010

Anonymous

from los angeles

I can't walk in heels at all but these 4 inch platforms, which I was never allowed to have as a teenager, are great, and pretty stable to walk in which is a huge plus for the ungraceful, 5'10" tenderfoot like me! The natural color elongates your leg and they are pretty cushy on the balls of your feet. Great with jean shorts and short skirts as well as jeans for that leggy Boho look. I recommend for even the most heel phobic!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Softwalk

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2010

Anonymous

 

A girl friend of mine was sporting these one day and I fell in love with how they looked. Sexy yet simple, practical yet sassy. I had to have me a pair. Like the other reviews suggested, if you're a half-sizer, round up. I have wide fat feet and these toes bands needed some breaking in to get truly comfortable. They're not sensible for standing or walking 8+ hours straight in, but for shorter outings, dressier stints, they're perfect! I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 23, 2010

Anonymous

from Philly suburb

After all the great reviews I really wanted to like these sandals. I love the retro style and height of the heel, as I am 5'2". However, when I put them on, my feet slid forward because the front criss-cross straps are too loose; I am a solid M width. So they had to be returned. I may try the close-toed Verna style.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 16, 2010

Maretta

from ohio

Loved the shoe; however, I have only worn them 3 times and they are already stained and impossible to clean. The leather is so light in color that they look dirty and I am very disappointed. I feel that I can no longer wear them unless I wear long pants that cover them up! I had planned on wearing them all summer and into fall. I tried cleaning them with a soft dry cloth and a very soft brush, but nothing works. I would not recommend this color to anyone for any reason!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 26, 2011

Kelly C

from Cedar Grove, Georgia

Great sandals and well worth the price. I'm short, 5'1 and I wear these with my rocking flare jeans and long dresses. Pure comfort. These are true to size. Really great Zappos service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mia, Steve Madden, Big Buddha, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

March 2, 2011

Gita B

from San Francisco

Fit is perfect - very comfortable to walk around in - color as expected - customers should understand as you wear the sandals the color (natural) will deepen and become more of a rich tea color - totally like the kind my mom had in the '70s.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks, Frye,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2011

Anonymous

 

I did not have the best experience at the beginning. Something about the soles of my feet rubbing against the leather made it uncomfortable. So the next time I wore them I slathered the soles of my feet with anti-perspirant and that created less chafing. BodyGlide would have worked wonders but all I had was anti-perspirant. Now that the shoes are broken into, they're fabulous with everything in my wardrobe. Skinny and bellbottom jeans, maxi dresses, skirts, shorts. I'm 6.5 and ordered a 7.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 27, 2010

Barbara

from Florida

Love these shoes. Love the height and the comfort. The leather cross-strips on the front of the shoe are a little stiff, but after a few hours of wear, they softened up. Had to buy a size up because of the tight fit across that portion of the shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 29, 2010

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

Great platform sandal! Super comfortable. I only gave it 4 stars for comfort because the front is a bit tight, hurts my toes! On that note, if you have wide feet i would not recommend this sandal. My feet are average width.\r\nOther than that, I think this shoe is even better looking in person. You can tell it is a quality shoe, nothing cheap about it. Color is beautiful.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2010

Lynda S

from Brattleboro, Vermont

I bought this exact style of Kork-ease in 1969 at Maxfield Blue on Santa Monica Blvd., in Los Angeles. They were $45.00. A really huge amount of money for shoes then (for me, anyway). I took them home and immediately (and carefully) wiped them all over with baby oil - don't laugh. We all did it with our Kork-ease then - ask anyone who remembers. If I can get up the nerve I'm going to do it again so they never look dirty! It worked then - should work now...can't wait to get them. I just ordered the Bette Vavchetta...whooo hooo! I'll let you all know how they fit but I know they will be perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: FitFlop Romas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2010

Anonymous

from Boca Raton, FLa

Love these shoes! Remind me of my teen years! Very comfortable, beautiful neutral color and not heavy despite large platform.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2010

Abby

 

Even though I did not grow up in the 70s; I feel like I should have with these shoes. I love platforms; I am short so the height it is great. I wear these everywhere. Dancing all night to errands at the grocery store. Best platforms of my life. For sizing, I am a solid 8.5, went up to a 9 in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Park City, Utah

They are truly comfortable for how high they are. It\'s a very well made sandal. However, I wish they had half sizes, my toe stick out just a tad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2010

Cindie B

from Anderson CA.

Well, I had a pair of these in high school in the 70's. I attended a house swim party and it was so fun, until I went to find my so cool platform sandals. Alas nowhere to be found. It was just that someone else liked them also, and left with them. Since I have always liked platforms with my denim and dresses I set out to find a pair of my beloved platforms (fond memories) to no avail. Then I got a holiday mailer from Zappos and low and behold there they sat on a page staring back at me. My husband had heard the story about them, so with much excitement I showed him the picture of the infamous pair and started saving. A lot more than I paid in high school with my babysitting money, but none the less worth every penny. I love them and they are exactly as remembered! Thank You!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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