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Josef Seibel Frita Reviews

42 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

72%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

49% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 22 Frita Josef Seibel Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 22, 2011

Anonymous

from NorCal

Most comfortable, great looking sandal. I can even wear it with a foot/ankle orthotic.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2011

Anonymous

from California

This is a great all around fisherman sandal. The padded footbed lets me walk and bike all over town in stylin' comfort. This shoe felt good on my feet from the very first day and it's only gotten better. I'd recommend the Frita to anyone wanting a good active and lightweight sandal that will let you put on the miles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Keen, Simple

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 16, 2011

Lauren

from Bridgewater NJ

This is an extremely comfortable shoe. It is well made with beautiful soft leather. There is no break in period and they feel great all day long. This shoe is worth the cost. I highly recommend Josef Seibel Frita. I plan to buy the brown color.

Brands I'd also recommend: ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Hudson, NY

Wow! I love the style (or lack thereof?) and even though it's about the least expensive JS shoe I've seen, it is extremely comfy, and I think kind of stylish (in my way of thinking anyway). Comfortable on second day and from now on I want to live in them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2010

Anonymous

from Huntington, WV

Love these shoes! They are the second pair of Josef Seibel I've owned and they've both held up well, even though I'm really hard on shoes and tend to wear the same ones repeatedly because I love them so much. In the case of both JS shoes, I am wearing them all the time due to love of the style and comfort. Will also look for more JF shoes, although I do wish they would caryy more stylish shoes more often. They seem to be the exception, not the norm. But, comfort AND style is hard to find in a shoe, so I can't complain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 3, 2010

Allie O

from Puyallup, Washington

These shoes are the bomb! Superbly made and wonderfully comfortable. Worth every penny because they wear exceptionally well and the style is timeless. I'm still wearing a pair of Seibels I bought 10 years ago. Remarkable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Clarks, Reiker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2010

Cheryl W

from Carmichael, California

Comfortable, good looking as a sandal or shoe and this will be great for travel as well as around town. I especially like having a removable insole for those times when my feet act up and I need an orthotic. Only minor improvement would be velcro instead of regular buckle for fastener.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2010

Jane C

from Atlanta, GA

I have wide feet, and since this shoe doesn't come with a wide choice, I purchased a size 41 (size 10). If shoes come in a "wide" I can usually wear a size 9 1/2 or even a 9. I bought these shoes as I knew I'd be doing a lot of walking all over London on my trip. These shoes, and a Clarks pair were the only shoes I ended up being able to wear and not have my feet hurt after a long day of walking all over the city. I like the fact that the toe box of this shoe is wider and doesn't pinch my toes. The sole is flexible but sturdy. I generally like Siebel shoes, and this pair was a good choice for all the walking I did.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 3, 2010

Alice A

from San Francisco

These shoes are the best that I have had in a long time! They are well constructed, the leather is so very soft, and the sole is very sturdy. There was no break-in period; from day one, these shoes continue to be fantastic. I teach PreK, so that means that I am on my feet all day - nothing has been rubbing, squishing, or in anyway bothering my feet in these shoes. I think that they are also very cute, and therefore, I even ordered a pair in black, in addition to the brown. I highly recommend these shoes and Zappos is the best. Your service is terrific!

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 15, 2010

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

It\'s hard to find a comfortable, attractive summer shoe that\'s not open toe. These are great with jeans, shorts and casual pants and very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2010

Anonymous

from Central Oregon

These are beautifully well made shoes of top quality leather as one would expect of Josef Seibel. I used the word "shoes" and not "sandals" purposefully as given the wonderful tight weave of the fisherman styled front. They really are enough shoe that you can get away with trouser socks under them with slacks and have them look good. Not to mention the benefit of a sandal with a removable insole for folks who might use orthotics. Great option! That said, I really was torn about keeping these, but decided they were not enough "sandal" and too much"shoe" for what I needed right now. However, very comfy, although less comfy barefoot for me than with trouser socks and I tried them on both ways. I wear a 40 (9.0) in Seibel shoes and in this style the left foot was just big enough that it slid around without a sock on. I ordered another Seibel shoe (size 40) in this same Zappos order (Lindsay 2) and it fits like a glove on both feet. And closing on fit, I chuckled at the comments of another Zappos customer who described these shoes are giving a platypus effect to her feet. That's because I always say I have platypus toes...that is my toes are almost exactly square across the top! So a shoe with a wider toe box but a nice medium fit elsewhere with good heel grip are essential for me. And these fit that bill for sure. Including the adjustable mary jane strap across the top. I thought they looked darned attractive on, just more "shoe" than I wanted. But for comfort and design I'd recommend them to others looking for a dressier casual sandal for travel or office wear.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 23, 2010

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. they were comfortable and I wore them to work, standing for 8 hours the first day. They are wider than others Josef Seibel's I have bought in the past and I was able to wear a 38 when I usually wear a 39.

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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February 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Florida

Wonderful, comfortable shoe. Don't want to take them off ! I am on my feet all day with my job and these are perfect. Very happy. Good arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2010

Anonymous

from Texas

This shoe is an update on the Josef Seibel fisherman sandal of past. It is supportive, comfortable, has a great strong sole, is easy to slip on/off and generally is a great shoe. It runs true to size (the old style ran short) and should be great for Texas or just anywhere! The arch support is there, and just right so you feel protected when walking thither and yon. It is cute enough to wear with almost anything (except a fancy dress)...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2011

Jeannie W

 

Very nice shoe, but the fit was a problem. My right foot is smaller than the left, and both seemed to be too wide. Since there isn't an option in width, I've reordered the Ida in a narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

After tearing four muscles in my calf, I needed stable and comfortable shoes. Frita fit the bill perfectly. They are not the most stylish shoes; my daughter called them "too old" for me (and I am 52). They were comfortable right out of the box, no break-in period was required. My feet measure a 7 and are a little wide, but still measure a medium. I purchased the 38 and can wear them with either a very thick hiking sock or a thin orthopedic sock, depending on how I set the buckle. The woven leather is very soft and comfortable. I am not sure how the shoes will wear long term because the leather is so soft. My shoes look little worn and I have only had them about five weeks. This is my first pair of Joseph Seibel shoes and based on their comfort, they will not be my last.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Donald Pliner, Mephisto

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 26, 2010

Anonymous

from portland oregon

Comfortable - as is almost always the case with JSeibel. \r\n\r\nStyle not quite as polished. Good as casual summer shoe though.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Indianapolis IN

I love the shoes, they're a little tight through the ball of the foot, but otherwise I love them. I wore them on vacation and after they stretched, it was like walking barefooted in them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 12, 2011

Phyllis R

from Berwyn IL

Sorry to say I am disappointed as this shoe is not so comfortable for me. I love the looks and style, though. Have had Seibel before and they were great. However, the same excellent and speedy service from Zappos.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 29, 2011

Sandy G

 

Very cute shoes, I wished they would have worked. Less arch support than I would have liked. As always, love the Zappos service.

Brands I'd also recommend: Patagonia, Naot, Finn Comfort

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 4, 2010

Suzie

from Texas

I am so torn between keeping this sandal and returning it! Fits like a dream and extremely comfortable sole for walking. However... the toe box is so wide that it gives the end of my foot the platypus effect! I feel like I am wearing flippers. Needless to say that doesn’t make your legs look too attractive either. I am tempted to keep them as a comfortable travel sandal, however, I am afraid that I will end up not wearing them because they are just not pretty on the foot. They are a heavy sandal - probably because of the good sturdy walking sole. If they were less expensive, I would probably keep them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 11, 2012

Carol

from WA

Just ordered the next size down, after receiving my order with my regular size, which was too big. I normally order a 38 and find them just right. Am happy they ship so fast, so I can get my second order in time for what I need the shoes for. Will post again after I receive the next size down.

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

I have a pair of similar J. Seibel shoes from at least 10 years ago! These are a bit different, roomier and a little larger looking. I probably needed the next size down but they have worked out just fine. I really appreciate the J.S. quality and comfort. It's a cute fisherman sandal. I was going to get them in brown too but they were out of stock. Waiting for them to be returned to stock gave me time to think. My old ones are brown so I'm still on the fence. I did try a pair of brown ones at Nordstoms and the were huge compared to these! I guess you need to try several pair in the same size to make sure the fit is correct.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Merrill, Bjorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These shoes (they are like a mary jane shoe rather than a sandal) seemed to run a little big. I normally take a 37 but that was way too big and the 36 fits fine even with lightweight smart wool socks. As someone else mentioned the European look of this shoe takes some getting used to, but I am keeping them for the comfort and support they offer. The look is actually growing on me as I wear them around the house every day. I have a lot of foot problems but these don't hurt my foot at all (a miracle)! The leather is really good quality and so is the construction. I was torn between these and the Finn Comfort Quebec but found these to be better looking (in that European way) and more comfortable, not to mention a lot cheaper. I don't normally scrimp on my shoes because of my foot problems but I was really happy that the Josef Seibel Frita fit better and felt better for half the price of the Finn Comfort. A great choice and I am ordering a second pair in black. I needed a heavier soled shoe to wear on a city walking vacation that is coming up and these are perfect! These are very casual looking but look great with pants and jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Finn Comfort, Clarks, Naot

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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1 person found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Kbnh

from Central PA

These are awesome shoes made with great detail and excellent materials. I wish they fit me! I usually wear an 8 medium and ordered a size 38. They were much too wide for my typically average width feet. My heel slipped. Sadly, I must return them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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