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Vaneli Serene Reviews

161 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

63% "Moderate arch support"

153 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/29/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

True to size. I bought the Vaneli Serene to compare with the French Sole Passport (which runs at about double the price). Overall, I felt that the Serene won in the looks department (surprising!) whereas the Passport was more comfortable. Unlike other quilted patent-toe ballet flats out there, the Serene has a nice almond toe, which helps keep this shoe classic. The sides of the flat are just about average for a ballet flat -- neither too high (making your foot look long) nor too low (causing the shoe to gap as you walk). The leather and quilting itself seemed to be of good quality. In the comfort department, the Serene lost out to the Passport. The lining is synthetic, which causes my foot to sweat and get uncomfortable. Also, the little "heel" at the back is made of a hard plastic, not rubber, which means it slips on tile and wood floors. You won't take a fall because the rest of the outsole is rubber (so the ball of your foot stays planted), but having your heel slip around is certainly disconcerting! The Serene has no arch support (typical for ballet flats), but it's cushy enough to walk on. As with all ballet flats, I would probably add an insole for comfort.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/23/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

Looks fashionable online, but looks very old fashioned on your foot.

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Columbus, Ohio

These shoes are very cute and comfortable. When I first tried them on I was worried that they might be too stiff and chafe my feet after a while. This does not happen at all. I have walked long distances and stood in these for long periods of time with no discomfort. Don't hesitate to buy these. They are fashionable, comfortable and reasonably priced.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 14, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I really love this shoe. I purchased the wine color and it is beautiful. They are very comfortable for all day wear (with a good amount of walking!). I did have to order a half size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 26, 2012

Anonymous

from West Palm Beach, Florida

Wondeful, and comfy shoes. I'm an everyday heels kind of girl and needed to. Give my soles a rest and still look stylish; these shoes definitely did the job!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

Really cute ballet flat. Very comfortable, although a little stiff out of the box. The narrow is a true narrow, so if you're on the fence go with a medium.

Brands I'd also recommend: Calvin Klein, Halogen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 3, 2012

Stacy P

from Dacula, GA.

I love these shoes! They are very comfortable, and look great with nice slacks or jeans. I love Vaneli shoes, and these shoe has been another great purchase on Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2011

Cami

from South Florida

Best flats ever! Classy, comfortable...snug at first, but fit like a glove within hours. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2011

Cami

from South Florida

My new favorite flats! Full day of shopping out of the box, not one problem! Felt snug, but fit like a glove within hours...love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 29, 2011

Cami

 

My new favorites! A full day of walking out of the box! Felt just a bit narrow/snug at first, but within hours of wearing, fit like a glove.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

I bought these for my daughter who lives in NYC and who walks everywhere. She reports that they are very comfortable with great arch suppot, and that she has walked many miles in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2011

Anonymous

 

Fabulous flats! I'm wearing them for the first time today and absolutely love them. They are so comfortable and are great quality. There is arch support and are really easy to wear. Definitely worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 21, 2011

Marie

 

Very Chanel-like shoes. Comfortable, classic. Look great with skinny leg jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2011

Dilletantish

from Boston

I love these shoes. In fact I am going to buy another pair, just to have on hand for the future. I bought them for a trip to Rome. I was able to wear comfortably from the start with no break in time. They are dressy but walkable, even on cobblestones! They are reminiscent of classic Chanel style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Chanel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2011

Elizabeth H

from NY, NY

These shoes are good. They aren't cheap, but it's clear that's because they are of good quality. The leather is substantial, they have a shape, a solid sole, and there is moderate arch support. The wide is perfect and doesn't squeeze my toe knuckles like some shoes (even in wide). Plus, these look like a high end design and get lots of compliments. They're still a flat so you're not going to get ideal comfort, but they're pretty good for a flat. I hope they hold up well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! I can't wear normal flats because they lack arch support but these are great. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 5, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, NY

I'm in love with these Chanel inspired flats from Vaneli. Had a Cinderella moment when I tried on the shoe last night and knew my prince had come - at last - in a super comfortable, chic, well made ballet flat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 29, 2011

Rita R

 

My favorite shoes! They are so classy and are great for the summer and fall. They have great arch support for a flat and they go with everything (I got mine in the pudding color). Everyone says they run narrow, which is great for me since I have narrow feet. Although they don't run as narrow as Stuart Weitzman shoes. These are work appropriate and comfortable enough to walk around campus in. And they look and feel far more expensive than what I paid for them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Fayetteville, Ga.

I love these shoes. Blue shoes are hard to find, and these are cute and a little dressy. They are a comfortable flat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lifestyles

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2011

Anonymous

from Georgia

This is a cute, versatile flat that can be worn pretty much year round. I have a very narrow heel, so I was thrilled to find a shoe that actually fits and doesn't rub blisters. I highly recommend it for anyone who has a narrow foot.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ross Hommerson, Trotters,Munro

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2011

Alix S

from New York,NY

This style is a great basic flat. However, it appears that size 12M is sold out in all colors and combinations of colors. May I respectfully suggest stocking more size 12Ms. I would have bought every color in addition to the ones I already have: serene pudding,navy, black/patent. Same applies to Undine heels in 12M - I bought them in tan, red patent and grey suede. They are great simple styles.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

This is one of the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They required absolutely no breaking in whatsoever. It runs ever so slightly wider than standard medium width shoes, however it's something that can be corrected with an insert.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 7, 2011

Anne K

from Tampa

Love, love these shoes! IThere is good support and they look like Chanel.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 19, 2011

Pat F

from Sacramento, Ca

I don't normally wear flats as they are not flattering to my legs and are too flat! But since they seem to be such a rage lately I gave this pair a try as they are not very expensive. Much to my surprise, they were quite complimentary, chic and comfortable because of the arch support which made a huge difference in wear-ability. I wear them with casual pants and jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: I never wear flats, no recommendations.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

A classic Chanel-style ballet shoe...nice quality and very comfy from the beginning. I am very pleased!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chanel, Ferragamo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2011

Lisa L

from Northern NJ

I wanted a pair of flats to wear to walk to and from work but that were stylish enough to wear at work. I hit the jackpot with these; they are so comfortable. It took a few days to break them in, at first I only wore them around the office. But now they've stretched out enough that I can wear them out on weekends. They look great with anything from pants to skirts. I purchased the velvet because they were on sale. I plan to purchase them in leather as well. Thanks for the quick shipping. Zappos VIP you rock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2011

Anonymous

from Florida

I got these in the Navy, and they are really cute! It is so hard to find Navy shoes. Comfy, stylish, seem like they are well made. I might even check out another color, or get a different pair by the same brand. These do run rather small, though. I usually wear 8.5 or 9, but I had to order 9.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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