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Nine West Selene Reviews

145 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

36%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

45% "Felt true to size"

70% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

110 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/18/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is a whole size larger, which is very surprising for Nine West brand, since they either come true to size or half a size smaller. So if you like it, definitely go up one size. The cognac is a beautiful rich color, and the platform is perfect, but the heel height feels a tad low for my taste. It's definitely fitting for someone who prefers a lower but comfortable heel. The comfort factor is definitely there. Sorely disappointed in the way this turned out, because I was really excited about the color.

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35 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/21/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Pretty cheaply made upper. "Material" on the heel kind of "folded" down when trying it on. Very disappointed.

Additional 125 Selene Nine West Reviews

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March 8, 2013

Anonymous

from Buffalo

I really like this shoe, however, I should've listened to other reviewers and ordered a 1/2 size smaller. Normally I wear a size 5 1/2 but I'll re-order a 5 and hope that it fits! The width and toe box felt fine.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 7, 2013

Shoos4me

from Texas

I ordered these in a size 5 and they fit well. I normally wear a 5 1/2 in Nine West but these do run a half size bigger. I didn't give them a perfect score because, like others have stated, my heel slips out. That said, they are stylish and comfortable. The natural color is perfect!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 5, 2013

Leslie L

from Bakersfield, CA

This is not the greatest shoe. Height is good and the platform is stable but there is no flexibility so it's kind of like walking with paddles on your feet. And when I lift my left foot, air gets inside of the shoe that kind strange noise when I walk. Not attractive. Lastly, while I have only worn them for about 1 month, the edge of one of the shoes is tearing and will be into the leather soon. Not a great shoe.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 28, 2013

Anonymous

 

Ouch! I need a pair of lower heeled pumps for a big presentation next week and thought I had found them in this shoe but they were not true to size. I usually wear an 8.5 wide in Nine West, but not in this style! I'm not sure why these are classified as wide when they felt like narrows. I am trying again with a 9 wide but I won't hold my breath. I will reconsider my ratings after trying the larger size.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Columbus, OH

These shoes look professional and the heel height is the perfect not-too-high heel. However, they do not flex at ALL when walking. So they are somewhat clompy and difficult to walk in. If you have to get anywhere in a hurry, this is not the shoe to wear. Also, they did slip in the heel but I used heel grips and solved that. but that is usually a given for a lot of heels.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kenneth Cole, Bandolino, Clarks, Cole Haan

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Naperville, IL

Perfect shade of nude (I'm fair). Really comfortable heel height. I have been looking for a stylish, comfy nude heel for years and these fit the bill. And they are inexpensive! Double score! Great purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 14, 2013

Tracey G

from wwesterville, ohio

Love them. The color is a brilliant kelly green. They are very comfortable. I received so many compliments! They are great for all seasons!

Brands I'd also recommend: anne klein

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 9, 2013

Deb

from Arizona

Love the style, unfortunately they are not comfortable. They keep slipping off my feet even they are the right size. I'm going to try inserts and hope it will work.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 31, 2013

Anonymous

from Colorado Springs, Colorado

I'm 5'10" and wear size 11M without fail. These seemed a bit big with 1/4 inch between my heel and the back of the shoe. The black lizard print is cute, subtle, and would otherwise be a great option church/work and not a "stand-on-your-feet" job, though. This heel is HIGH.

Brands I'd also recommend: anne klein, dkny, kenneth cole

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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January 18, 2013

Meryl

 

Love these shoes! I have these in both black and tan/natural. These shoes are really nicely made (true to the quality I expect from Nine West shoes), with a really nice smooth leather upper. As you can probably tell from the photos, the stacked heel has a "polished" sheen to it, which I think is a nice touch. I got these shoes because I wanted a nice quality, basic pump in black (when I say "basic," I mean no real embellishments or crazy prints, etc.) to wear to work. This shoe has exceeded my expectations! It has really become my go-to pair of heels. They are actually comfortable, as heels go. They haven't given me any blisters, even when they were straight out of the box (I don't know about you all, but that's practically a miracle for me when it comes to heels)! They are a very classy shape and style, and I've found them to be very versatile. For example, I've worn them to work, to nice dinners, or even for a night out with dark jeans. I loved the black pair so much that I also got it in tan/natural. The only slight drawback I noticed is that, when I wore them the first couple of times, the bottom of the shoe is a little slippery on hard floors, but I found that this went away after maybe 4 wears. So, if you're looking for a basic, nicely made pump, try this one out!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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January 18, 2013

Kathleen

from Santa Barbara, Ca.

The colors on the computer don't do the actual shoe justice. I thought they would be bright but in person they were more acid than strong or bright. Would be terribly hard to co-ordinate with an ensemble. Returned.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

I ordered many black pumps from Zappos in search of a good black pump for a wedding. I am trying to find one that is comfortable and will last all night so I don't have to keep changing shoes and eventually into wedges by the end of the night. These were a disappointment to me. Ran narrow in the toebox for a medium. The wide width probably feels more like a medium. Very uncomfortable for a lower heel. Returned.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Charleston, SC

I received my shoes today and I absolutely love them! I wear an 8.5 and that is what I ordered. I am glad that I ordered my size because they fit perfectly! Perfect fit, Perfect height, Perfect color(natural). They look fantastic!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 18, 2012

Ginny

from West Palm Beach, FL

I normally wear a 10 1/2, but ordered a 10 based on what others said. It basically fit, but my heel slipped out with every step, so I've returned them. Cute shoe, felt like good quality.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 9, 2012

Anonymous

from So Cal

These shoes are darling, and look great. I have a 5.5 W foot, and found that unlike other reviewers stated, the shoe does not run wider than normal. A M width is a M width. The shoes also run a little on the short side, so you might want to order 1/2 size bigger. There is absolutely no arch support, so if you need that, look for another pair of shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 22, 2012

Meryl

from St. Louis, Missouri

I love these shoes! I have the Selene in both Black and Natural. I had originally ordered the Nine West Rocha shoe, but the heel was just too tall for me. I do well in the 3"-3.5" heel range, and this shoe was closer to a 4+" heel. Anyway, I found the answer to my problems with the Selene! It's a great height for me (heel is around 3"-3.5"), and it is such a classic style pump, a staple for anyone's closet. Plus, I actually do find these shoes comfortable (as comfortable as 3" heels can get, anyway). They are not too narrow in the front (don't pinch my toes), and I can walk comfortably in them. I definitely recommend the Selene if you want a classic (and stylish) pump to add to your collection.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Centreville VA

Bought these in a 9W after reading the reviews about being a 1/2 size too big. They do fit generosly in the length and although I sometimes take a 9 1/2 these 9's might need a little heel cushion to keep them from slippingn on my slightly smaller left foot. The Wide version fits the ball of my foot nicely although it's probably not as wide as other brands such as Naturalizer. I am happy to say I have finally found a nice black heel that has some style and isn't old-lady-ish! I was beginning to think I was going to sacrifice style for comfort!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 25, 2012

JWill

 

This is the perfect shoe for the office! Adds a little bit of height, but not too much to be inappropriate for work. I normally wear a 8.5 in sneakers/boots, but I ordered these in a 8 and they were still a bit big until I added heel cushions to make them fit more snug. Great price for a great work shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 28, 2012

Anonymous

from St. Louis, Missouri

I absolutely love these shoes! They fit true to size in my experience, and the heel is plenty high for me, but it's a comfortable height (I can actually walk in them). These are the most comfortable heels I have ever had, bar none. Also, the leather is good quality. Definitely recommend these!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is a great looking shoe. It slipped a bit in the heel, but more than that, its quite stiff. I didn't feel like trying to break it in. Returning it to try another style.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Cedarburg, WI

I have other more expensive shoes like the Selene that claim to be special comfort design but none are as comfortable as these. I know I only gave them 4 stars for comfort - but they are heels so that's the best it can get! Well worth the money, stylish and comfortable as can be.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Jacksonville, IL

Great basic high heel at a reasonable price! The only complaint I have is that I got small blisters on my little toes after wearing them for the first time. Overall a good looking shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Hoboken, NJ

Bought these to wear for interviews and needed a pair of shoes I can walk through the airport in comfortably. These seem to fit the bill (though I haven't been to the airport yet). The only issue is like with most platforms, they run a 1/2 size too big. I wish the manufacturers would start adjusting for this. There is something about the addition of a platform that seems to make the shoe not fit well in the back - I've found this with numerous platform shoes. It's kind of annoying because I've been a 7.5 my whole life and I don't want to have to think to order 7s whenever I'm buying a platform. The shoe feels very comfortable on the foot with a soft giving leather.

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

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Rochester, NY

I absolutely love these shoes! They have to be the most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn. I usually wear a 7, but wore a 6½ in this style which seems to be common for NW. I have black patent, black leather and navy leather, and wish that I had more! The reason for the four, not five stars is that the inside lining along the pinky toes, and seam came apart on all three pairs. I just cut it off, but some of the material still sneaks out on the outside by the toes. I think someone else commented on that. I still love and recommend these beautiful pumps.

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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Felt true to width

 

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is my second review of this shoe. I originally purchased a size 8 which I always wear in Nine West shoes. Had to return them because of the heel slipping. Received a second pair in size 7 1/2 which fit comfortably until I tried to walk. The heel slipped off my foot and the shoe came off. The size was a good fit at the smaller size of 7 1/2 for me; however, I now realize the problem with this shoe is the platform. It does not bend; therefore, no matter how well the fit, your foot will come out of the shoe as your foot bends and the shoe does not. Very disappointed. Lovely style shoe and comfortable fit. I will return these and try another brand for a black pump.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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