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Nine West Selene Reviews

145 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

36%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

28%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

8%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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May 28, 2013

Anonymous

from North Carolina

Nine West Selene were really nice looking, basic black pumps. However, they cut into my foot exactly where my bunion is located, so they are being returned. If that is not an issue, they may suit, as they seemed comfortable otherwise. FYI, they did run 1/2 size longer than my other Nine West shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Nashville

I loved these shoes - the blue color, the heel height, the comfort....but I had to return them: they showed off an obscene amount of toe cleavage. The sides of the shoe are quite low, which made my fat feet look even fatter than they are! I tried the shoe in two sizes: 8 and 8.5; usually I'm an 8.5 but those were slipping off my feet. The 8s fit nicely, except for the whole weird 'muffin-top' effect from the low-cut front and sides.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Joanna B

from Indianapolis, Indiana

These shoes are so cute! I wore them to a wedding with an orange dress and they looked adorable. The heel isn't too high so they're still comfortable and you can actually walk normally (not up on your toes the whole time).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Carissa n

 

Terribly uncomfortable I was looking for a classic, black pump and this fit the bill...until I tried wearing them. I own other Nine West shoes in the same size and have had no issues. After 1 wear I purchased heel inserts hoping it would help with the heel slipping. It didn't. Then I tried inserts for my sole, that didn't help. I took them to a very reputable shoe store and asked for their advice. More inserts. At this point I have spent almost as much on items to try and make these shoes work as on the shoes themselves. So disappointing. After 3 brief wears I am giving up.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 14, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love Nine West and I loved the style and heel height of Selene. I ordered the Natural and I loved the color, perfect for what I was looking for. But, my heel would slip and with the way my toes fit, I knew ordering a 7 would be too small. I tried a heel insert, but it wasn't enough to prevent the slippage, so I had to send them back. Overall a good shoe. Wish it would have worked for me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 13, 2013

Anonymous

from St Augustine, FL

I am a size 5b or 5m. But this pair of shoes feel like they are size a 6. No amount of cotton or Dr. Scholl's linings could make it fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: ferragamo

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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No arch support

 

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April 1, 2013

Tiffany G

from Virginia

This shoe is a great heel for work. The small platform makes it easy to walk in, without having too short of a heel. It fits true to Nine West sizes. I wear a 6 in their "Ambitious" heel, and the 6 in the "Selene" fits perfectly. The cushion in the foot bed is also nice, and cooshier than the "Ambitious." Would definitely recommend this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 28, 2013

Caitlin R

from Valdese, NC

Like other reviewers have said, this shoe runs large by at least a half size. I purchased accordingly and got an 8 wide, but I'm still walking straight out of the back of this heel when the leather warms up. I'm concerned that a 7.5 would simply be too small. I'm going to see if a three-quarter insert will help. Otherwise the shoe is quite lovely, perfect heel height for me, comfortable padding...unfortunate that the sizing is so complicated.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Hampton VA

I love these shoes. Unfortunately, they have to go back. My heel slips even with heavenly heels. They are so cute and I love the color. But I can't make them stop slipping off with every step.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 23, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

I normally wear a 7 1/2 but these were a half size big. Keeping that in mind, they felt comfortable and I really love the style. The quality seems good. Will be exchanging these for a smaller size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 21, 2013

Anonymous

 

I don't really have the time to write reviews like this, but I did want to share my thoughts on this shoe because I am so happy with it. First, I was initially very disappointed that the natural leather in the half size down was sold out. I thought that, based on the reviews that I would definitely need a 7 instead of my standard 7.5. I wanted this color so badly that I decided to just make a 7.5 "work" even if a little too big (typical woman-shoe story, right?). I am delighted that the 7.5 fits perfectly. It is a classy and very well-made shoe, very much like a banana republic or traditional j crew style. I think I can teach my 1.5 hour English classes in it and put off the danskos for a few more years, I hope!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 19, 2013

Kathi F

from Georgia

I had been looking for the green reptile and finally found it on line... love the shoe but I may have to exchange it for 1/2 size larger.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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March 15, 2013

Amanda

from Los Angeles, CA

At least half of the shoes I own are from Nine West so I can attest to the fact that they are usually consistent in sizing, however these were too narrow and tight on me. While I loved the bright red color, I felt they looked cheap.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is an update to an earlier review. I first ordered this shoe in an 8.5 W which I had to return because it was a full size smaller than marked. We are talking Cinderella's step-sister too small, even though a 8.5W in all the other Nine West styles I own fit beautifully. I reordered this shoe in a 9W and was shocked to find a half inch gap between my heel and the heel of the shoe! What the heck? It was like trying to walk in my mother's shoes when I was a kid! I needed a really nice pair of lower heeled pumps for a research presentation. I ended up wearing a pair of Dansko shoes.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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March 8, 2013

Dee

from New Paltz, Ny

Very sad to have to return these. They won't stay on when I walk because the heel keeps slipping off, and the seemed like such a perfect fit! :(

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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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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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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Felt true to size

 

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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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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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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch 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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