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Gentle Souls Break My Heart Reviews

44 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

82% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 24 Break My Heart Gentle Souls Reviews

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May 5, 2014

LDW

from Georgia

Love these shoes! So amazingly comfortable and they are cute too (I wear Anthropologie almost exclusively and these shoes go with almost everything I own!). My "go-to" pair for sure. My feet are narrow and these fit great because of the lace-up feature. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 29, 2014

Mandy

from Scarsdale NY

This is one of my best pair of Sandals, this Sandals are so pretty, soft and comfortable I can walk all they with them and doesn't bother me, I really love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Salvatore ferragamo

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2014

Anonymous

 

These are keepers for me, even with my narrow feet. They lace up, so you can adjust the width. I had to return the other style ("Quick Break") because it was too wide, but no such problem with "Break My Heart." Nice soft leather and very cute.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 13, 2014

Kat

from Atlanta

Very comfortable, not just the sole, but the leather straps are surprisingly soft. They feel like slippers! I ordered down after reading reviews. I am most typically 7.5 and ordered the 7 in this shoe. The length is perfect. I have a wide toe area and the fixed front strap is a tad tight, but again, the leather is super soft and I fully anticipating it stretching to be perfect. (The whole sandal is adjustable with the strings except the part over the toes, which I don't get as this is the area MOST likely to need adjusting, but I still think it will work eventually.) I got the charcoal and it is a great neutral color, really more in the taupe family. I can't think of a color it would not go with. I'm also interested in the gold metallic, however the price will probably prevent me from getting more, sadly! (Ordered from another site as I didn't jump on my size/color combo in time.)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 12, 2014

Merideth

from Arlington, VA

I love these sandals SO much. They are incredibly comfortable and the charcoal color which I bought goes with almost everything! I get compliments on these sandals all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

Super comfortable from the first time I put them on. Quality leather. I've always avoided shoes with no arch support (I have very high arches) but these are fine. I love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2013

Anonymous

from New Jersey

To my surprise, these sandals are actually very comfortable. I usually have issues with the leather rubbing and giving me blisters, but these seem great. The leather is very soft. The lacing allows you to make as wide as you need them to be. I got them in the pale yellow and unfortunately they don't look good with my pale legs. I may try another color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2013

TatianaNYC

from New York City

I love this sandal. It's so stylish and so comfortable. The leather is incredibly soft and along with nice cushion makes this a must for the summer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2013

Claude R

from Cambridge

Beautiful shoes, great leather, nice design. This shoe encloses well the foot. The only issue in the design is that the shoe is sewn at the end. So, if you have a wide foot, everything works except for the toes. I wish they had put some elastic covered by some leather. Too bad, I return them all.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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June 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Columbus Ohio

Incredibly comfortable, I hope they last. I have never spent this much money on sandals but I loved the look and the reputation of Gentle Souls is high so I decided to try. I knew that if they weren't right Zappos would take them right back (thank you Zappos for speedy deliveries). I LOVE how the sandals look (even my twenty something daughter who is quite the fashion maven approved). I love how they feel, I can walk all day in them, and have. My one concern is that they have a suede "string" tie to hold them on to your feet (I don't know what I was expecting but from the photos this was not obvious to me). The tie stays tied and does its job. I am just concerned that the tie will break and then I am out of luck because the unique color (which I love) would make replacing it pretty impossible. So fingers crossed the tie holds because I love these sandals.

Brands I'd also recommend: ecco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 6, 2013

Joan S

from United States

These are just beautiful and unique sandals! I feel like a goddess when I wear them and they'e so comfortable! The gold is not too bright but just neutral.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 30, 2013

Ali I

from Washington, DC

I was sceptical these would be as comfortable or well-made as some described but I was pleasantly surprised. This is my first experience with Gentle Souls, but I will be shopping this brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2013

Sara

from Virginia

I got these in the black, the material is gorgeous and soft, they fit like a DREAM... I am generally an 8.5 and the 8.5 fits almost dead on, just a TEENY bit long but a size smaller would probably not have worked. The two cons to these sandals are that 1.) the sole is leather with rubber bits on it, and after one day of wearing outside I can see the scuffs on the leather, this doesn't bode too well 2.) the dye on the black comes off, so where the laces were I had what looked like very funny-shaped bruises until I was able to wash my feet. All in all they seem to be worth the price. I will definitely be purchasing more shoes from this brand!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 13, 2013

Shelli

from Phoenix

My Mom ha narrow feet, and she loves the gladiator sandal style, but could not find a pair that fit properly. Based on the reviews on Zappos.com, I ordered the Break My Heart for her for Mother's Day. She absolutely loves them. The fit is perfect, even though a medium width, and the lace-up style allows her to make them narrower. The heel is perfectly snug, too, something that she struggled to find. She wanted to wear them to bed! Do not be afraid of "medium" if you or your gift recipient usually need a narrow width.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman, Sam Edelman, Lauren (run small)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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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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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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