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Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

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0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

66% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 21 Vara Salvatore Ferragamo Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 20, 2011

Peachy T

from manila, philippines

25 years of style. Ferragamo shoes are the best in style, comfort and durability. I have this style in black, violet, snakeskin, navy and beige. I'm hoping to get the other colors. My shoes are more than 25 years and the style never fades. I feel confident whenever I wear my Ferragamos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2011

 

25 years of style. Ferragamo shoes are the best in style, comfort and durability. I have this style in black, violet, snakeskin, navy and beige, hoping to get the other colors. My shoes are more than 25 years and the style never fades. I feel confident whenever I wear my Ferragamos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 4, 2011

Alice R

from New York City

I've wanted a pair of Ferragamo shoes for years. I finally gave in and bought the classic Vara low heel pump. I love everything about this shoe. It's so classy and beautiful. Even though it is sophisticated and elegant it can be worn dressy or casual. I also love Zappos.com and their customer service can't be beat. Fantastic company.

Brands I'd also recommend: don't have any choices at this time

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2011

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I bought myself these shoes for my birthday because I've always wondered whether the expensive shoes are really worth the money. They're a classic style that I'll wear for years (assuming the heel doesn't stretch too far as most do). I like them, but I don't think they're worth the hype or the price.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 7, 2011

 

Beautifully crafted shoes. What a pleasure to have a fine Italian shoe! Top quality leather and exquisite craftsmanship. I wore this same SF style a long time ago and the shoes lasted for years, so I wanted another pair. They are very comfortable, and good for walking because of the low heel. They look great with either suit pants or skirts. The style with the almond-shaped toe and grosgrain bow is very flattering to the foot. The fit is a little loose, maybe due to the European sizing? If you want an American size 8, sometimes the Euro size converts to 7.5-8.0 but sometimes 8.0-8.5. I think this shoe is 8.0-8.5. The shoe does not slip off the back of my foot, but you can see a gap between my heel and the back of the shoe. I am experimenting with insoles to get a more snug fit. By the way, the color they call "Nero" is black.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 19, 2010

Anonymous

 

A great classic shoe. Extremely comfortable, based on the old walking shoe model. I have lots of trouble with foot pain and these are marvelously comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 8, 2015

Tess

 

I have been watching these shoes for months and finally saved up to buy them. They are so expensive but so worth it. No one does shoes like the Italians. Right out of the box they so good on my feet. No blisters or soreness. They are super comfortable in addition to being gorgeous and classic. This is an investment that will last for many years to come. I wear a 7½ or 8 in shoes and the 7½ fit perfectly. I got the B width as I have regular width feet and again, perfect fit. It is almost like they were custom - made for my feet. I got the oxford blue, which goes with almost my entire wardrobe. The low heel is the perfect height and provides the support I need. They are pricey shoes but I understand why. If you can afford them, they will replace three or four other pairs of shoes in your closet, so I highly recommend the investment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from DC

Have worn this style for over 20 years! Sadly, not readily available in 11N or 11 1/2 AAA anymore in colors! Hope Zappos gets many more colours in these sizes! Comfortable walking and subway shoe yet beautiful for day and evening! Hope the company can get it's identity back and give up production of ugly platform stilettos!Need this functional workhorse shoe in narrow sizes above size 10!

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 10, 2012

M. M

 

Ferragamo Vara. What can I say? My mom has these exact same shoes she bought in Italy in the 1970s. They never go out of style and are always right. Still the best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

I've been wearing this style for many years, and it was finally time to retire my last pair and buy a new one. Unfortunately, for Ferragamo lovers, this old time favorite has changed, and not necessarily for the better. First, instead of the bright brass buckle on the bow, there is now a wishy-washy brushed metal that looks gold in some lights, silver in others. Second, the sole is now black, which I thought would be a good thing, but the black wears off as soon as you walk around on sidewalks. (Also the wear pattern is suspicious--two perfect circles about 1/2 inch in diameter on one shoe; one near the toe and the other under the ball of the foot.) They are still stylish, but no longer get my five stars. I miss the original & will look for something else in the future.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Lafayette, LA

This is a lovely well made shoe, very classy. However, I find that Ferragamo shoes run at least a half size too long and are generally too narrow. I usually wear a 6.5 B or C. I ordered a C width and the shoe was still too narrow and bulged at the bend. I'm going to try a size 6 D. I like the fact that returns are simplified.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 19, 2016

Penelope W

 

This was supposed to be a wide shoe. It fit like a B width shoe. Therefore I am returning it. I love the shoe. I wish it came in wider sizes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 14, 2016

Jeannie W

from ohio

I wanted to love this shoe. The leather is to die for...so soft. But, there is no cushioning on the ball of the foot and they won't work for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2016

Anonymous

 

Nice shoe but too long. Very nice color of blue. Not too bright. Wider width is comfortable in the toe box.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2015

Anonymous

from atlanta

Gorgeous shoe, but unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I have "aged out" of pretty shoes (a lifetime of flat feet finally caught up with me) and spend most days in sneakers with orthotics, so was hoping these would work for dress shoes, but alas, they do not (bunions). Since orthotic-friendly shoes that advertise themselves as "dress" are unbelievably ugly (think Minnie Mouse), I guess I will just stick to sneakers. Sigh.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 5, 2015

Anonymous

 

Such a beautiful shoe. Sophisticated and classy. Not too high and not too low. I get compliments every time I wear these shoes. I have them in Lila, Fleur Bleu, and Blush. An investment piece for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 11, 2014

Anonymous

from San Diego, California

I'm flat footed and these are great shoes for me. Very well made. The style has been around over 30 years and with these prices, glad they are still in style. There are very few shoes, where the sole and inside are made of leather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 23, 2014

Holly h

from Dallas

Best shoe ever. I will only wear Ferragamo Vara. I have a black leather, navy patent and now the new blush patent. I literally wear one if these pairs of shoes every day to work. They are magically comfortable and go with everything and Very elegant and classy. I wish the nude/blush came in leather and not patent - but after I wore the patent I liked it very much. I'm saving for my next pair - probably red. I've gotten rid of all my other work heels and wear only these (Ferragamo Vara's).

Brands I'd also recommend: Ferragamo, Tory Burch ballet flats

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

It took me a little while to justify spending this much on a pair of shoes, but honestly I can say it was worth it. They're classic and refined (especially the brown and/or black colors) and will probably never go out of style. I will definitely recommend (especially if they're on sale!).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 11, 2014

Sarah H

from New Hampshire

I am in love with Vara! The classic styling, comfort fit and excellent craftsmanship are worth the price. These are shoes that will work with my closet for years to come. The Ferragamo Vara never goes out of style.

Brands I'd also recommend: badgley mischka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2014

Jenn

from NYC

I ordered these in the new bisque size 6.5c. I adore these shoes: ultra chic, can be dressed up or down, and super comfortable. I get lots of compliments whenever I wear them as well. I am going to order a pair of the black patent ones as well! Love.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Arlington VA

I liked the shoes. First, I've been searching for at a price lower, but they were not comfortable. These shoes are very comfortable, better to have one good thing than a lot of bad.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 12, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, California

These shoes are unbelievably comfortable. It is usually so hard to find cute shoes for small and wide feet but these are them! This is my second pair of Ferragamos and they are totally worth the investment. My other pair (black patent) still look brand new even thought they are three years old and I wear them at least once a week! I will definitely stock up when more colors go on sale!

Brands I'd also recommend: Kate Spade

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Williamsburg, VA

These are gorgeous classy shoes. They elevate everything you wear. I do prefer the look of the patent leather ones such as these over the regular leather ones, which can verge on frumpy in the dark colors. The sizing is right on and the foot feels very comfortable with the little heel. I docked a star for comfort because the patent finish takes longer to mold to your feet, but that is true of any brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman, Anyi Lu come on Zappos, start selling them!), Taryn Rose, Paul Green

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2013

Ashley W

from Santa Monica, CA

I love, love, love these shoes. They sparkle and make me happy when I wear them and add just a little pizazz to my outfit. Fit well. Look professional but perky.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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