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Gentle Souls Break My Heart Reviews

45 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

58% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 25 Break My Heart Gentle Souls Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 7, 2013

Anonymous

from California Bay Area

Wow! These shoes look amazing on. I was stopped twice the first day I wore them by people asking where I bought them. I liked them so much I bought a brightly-colored pair for my teen who loves them as much as I do. Bonus 1: because of these lace all the way up, these sandals are accommodating to a wide range of food widths. Bonus 2: they were comfortable right out of the box; the suede is buttery smooth and flexible. I wore them all day the first time I wore them, with no discomfort. Bonus 3: the box these come in is amazingly sturdy in case you have a student who needs to make a diorama.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2013

Poutine

 

This is an excellent pair of shoes. I have worn mine for three straight summers, and they have lasted through lots of adventures. They have been fully soaked twice in the time I've had them and you would never know. The first time I was caught in a downpour while walking home at the end of summer and they dried out after a few days, were stiff, then perfectly fine. The second time I went on a hike and had packed only these shoes and the hike entailed walking through a river most of the time - water shoes would have been appropriate. But I figured, these are "gladiator" style sandals and actual Roman soldiers would have walked through rain, mud, and rivers in these sandals, so I can too. It was fine. They may seem expensive for sandals but it is absolutely worth it. I have also worn these with tights and no one notices they're sandals. Great shoes, highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Montclair, NJ

These are the most comfortable sandals I've ever tried on. As soon as I put them on I knew I was keeping them. Fit is true to size and look totally cute on. Can't wait to wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Brookline, MA

Very comfortable sandal - and looks cute on. Soft - doesn't need to be "broken in." I have a fairly narrow foot, but the sandal fit well. My friend (who has a wide foot) tried it on and the sandal fit her well as well. I had to exchange mine to a half a size smaller than usual. The footbed of the sandal is a bit long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 30, 2013

Miranda P

from United States

These run big. I am not sure why other people are not saying that. I am always a 7½ and these in 7½ are way too big!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

These are absolutely amazing sandals. They are beautiful, comfortable, and versatile! The toe bed is a bit longer, so you may want to size down to avoid looking awkward. I am typically a size 11 and ordered a size 10 which fits perfectly. The shoes are very flexible and adjustable with the romantic ties.

Brands I'd also recommend: Butter, Isola, Cordani

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Orlando, FL

I'm an 8 1/2 in Clarks and an 8 1/2 in Gentle Souls and the 8 1/2 fit perfectly. It's soft and fit well. Now the downside. There's no arch support and my little toes felt weird against the straps, like they were about to poke out the side of the shoe. The worst part, though, was that my feet looked like sausage casings in these sandals, and I'm pretty thin. Part of the problem was that most of the top of the shoe was just the lacing back and forth, and the neat curvy design was just on the sides of my feet. I guess I was expecting the shoe design to come up over the top of my foot more.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Think!, Pikolinos, Clarks, Birkenstocks, Naot

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 20, 2012

Kate S

from Cincinnati, OH

Have two pair of these. Purchased one pair from Eileen Fisher after she and her daughter recommended them last year as their favorite sandal. Purchased my second pair this year in pale yellow gold. Love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: AGL flats. Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2012

Cinnamon

from USA

I adore these shoes and wear them every chance I get. My feet are a bit wide, so the adjustable ties are nice, and my arches are super high but I have no problem wearing these darling, stylish shoes all day long. I really really love them and am now shopping for more Gentle Souls shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Cameron Park California

These sandels are badass! There is just no other words to describe them. I dream about wearing them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2012

Anonymous

from texas

I saw this style for quite some time, finally made the purchase, and I love these -- so comfortable ! Wow...plus Zappos customer service is such a pleasure to deal with. They make shopping easy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from New York City

I agree with the other reviewers who said these sandals were soft and comfortable, but I ordered them for an upcoming vacation that will involve a lot of walking -- and I hate the look running shoes - but I felt that the sole was just too thin and flimsy and that the sandals were not worth their high price. I loved the idea of a memory foam sole, but it was so thin that it didn't offer much padding.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 17, 2012

Deb T

from Cody, Wyoming

I've admired this sandal for some time - have even seen it in a few catalogs and I finally decided to try it. I feared that with a fairly flat footbed it would be uncomfortable - not so! It's padded in both the heel and ball of the foot, and the leather is like butter. So soft. And with a narrow heel, I have difficulty with sandals... not so here! This shoe is so cute and so comfy. In love! I'm also in love with Zappos. You guys rock!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 27, 2011

Ingeborg F

from Sierra Vista, Arizona

I love my Gentle Souls! For the first time, I ever dared to order shoes online. My feet are very slender except for bunions. The Gentle Souls I just can lace up, leaving the width were I need it. Beautiful shoes have always been my weakness and I took for granted the inevitable pain over the bunion area. When I wear my Gentle Souls, I hardly feel they are there. The first time I wore them I got compliments on them right away and they have not stopped since. This town here is not into high fashion and my Gentle Souls definitely are eye-catching. Before ordering, I read in a review that the size is very generous and I should have listened. Half a size smaller would have been perfect. Now, when I get a compliment, I think "Gentle Souls, eat out your heart."

Brands I'd also recommend: I just purchased a pair of "Dolce Vitas" from you--super

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 24, 2011

Becky

from sacramento,Ca.

I love these sandals and they are very comfortable and fit my wide foot and high arch perfectly. It adjusts to the size you need and they are cute too.

Brands I'd also recommend: soft,stewert weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2011

CareyDouglas

from Boston, Ma

This is my first pair of Gentle Soul sandals. They're just a great quality suede and leather and quite comfortable. I will be shopping this brand again.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 29, 2010

Adi

from Houston

This sandal is so comfortable and beautiful that I wish I looked good in it. I\'ve got short legs with defined muscle tone and alas, I look even shorter with the ankle style and the dark color. My fault. Sadly I\'m returning this pair. Opted for a different gladiator pair in bronze that blends in with my skin tone.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 19, 2010

Kbw

from Boulder, CO

Love this sandal. It's beautiful and the color (lavender) is just lovely. Not as much arch support, or is it heel, anyway, not as much as I'd expected (or hoped), so I feel it when walking a lot (or long distances) in these sandals. Also, every time I walk a lot in them I get blisters on the bottoms of my feet, both feet, up at the top, underneath the toes. So I now wear them for just moderate walking. They sure are cute, very expensive, but cute! And considering how many sandals I've tried, these are definitely among the most comfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 15, 2010

LC

from Mission Viejo, CA

I love Gentle Souls! They are comfortable and stylish and don't tear my feet apart like some other brands do. They are definitely worth the money. I hope they come out with more colors for next spring/summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 3, 2010

Anonymous

from Westport CT

Very comfortable, stylish, lovely color, great for evening and day wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

August 11, 2010

Debra c

 

Ridiculously comfy and they're actually cute! My friends laugh when I tell them my gladiator sandals are from a brand called "Gentle Souls" but none were laughing after a day of exploring New Orleans on a recent vacation. These shoes look more expensive than they actually are. That said, not only will your wallet thank you, so will your feet. Love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 28, 2010

Ruth G

from West New York, NJ

The most comfortable show I\'ve ever worn, so light, so fashionable and yet so good to the feet!

Brands I'd also recommend: RuthGoldfarb@msn.com

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Bend, Oregon

I am so in love with these shoes! I\'ve been very much on the hunt for comfortable walking shoes that don\'t look, well, like walking shoes. These are perfect. They are so cute but then putting them on is like walking around on pillows. I got them in a full size smaller than I normally wear (I\'m a consistent 10 and mine are a 9) and they\'re just lovely. I can\'t speak to how they\'ll wear out as I just got them but their beauty, comfort, and chicness are undeniable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2010

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

I have very difficult feet and these shoes are amazing. Because of the lacing you can tighten where you need it (for me, little ankles) and loosen where you need it (for me, history of surgery on my forefoot). Super comfy, no arch support really but soft foot bed, and cute to boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2010

Anonymous

from Northern California

These shoes have everything! In addition to being really cute and fun, they are so comfortable. Every time I wear them I get compliments from perfect strangers. The best, however, is the comfort. The padded soles enable me to walk or stand all day in complete blissful comfort. I have narrow feet, and the adjustable ties make the fit perfect. I don't want to buy any more shoes without padded insoles. I am so happy stylish ones now can be found.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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