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Emerald by Element Bowery Reviews

19 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

43%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

21%Rated 3 stars

7%Rated 2 stars

14%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

68% "No arch support"

15 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Best looking shoe I own, honestly. I wear them constantly and, for how thin the sole is, they have held up longer than I expected.

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4 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/20/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The heel portion of the cloth ripped and separated from the sole after about a week of normal use. I think I'm going to get 4 weeks out of these shoes before it splits enough that I can no longer wear them.

Additional -1 Bowery Emerald by Element Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Judson

from Columbus OH

Overall I'm a little dissapointed with this shoe. The pictures make it look super stylish but it is made from recycled materials. The material is thin. There are constantly dents in the toe because there is no real substance to the material. The sole, even though thin, is surprisingly comfortable. Since the shoe wasn't expensive I decided to keep them. Maybe I should have know since it is made from green recycled materials but this is my first time buying such a product and the pictures make it look better than it really is. I would recommend it only if you know what to expect!

Brands I'd also recommend: RVCA, Volcom

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Nashville

Couldn't say enough about the style of the shoe. I get compliments every time I wear them. I mean that literally. It's a plain grey shoe, but they just look great with everything. More durable than I would've thought with so thin a sole. Probably ready for another pair after a year of intense wear. No glue issues, fabric looks almost new after a good cleaning.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Turlock, California

The gray ones are lighter in color than the picture. It was too long, too narrow, and too flimsy.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 2, 2013

John R

from Arizona

These are pretty cool shoes. Don't buy them if you are wanting arch support or maximum durability. They are for looks. And they look great. They ran about a half size too large on me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tretorn

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 14, 2013

Anon

from new jersey

Shoe fits perfectly. Don't even need to tie them if I didn't want to. And they are super light. Love that the sole is low and not thick like other shoes with a white sole. 10/10 would buy again.

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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March 17, 2013

James

from Stockton, CA

I wasn't too sure how they were going to be, but i instantly fell in love with them! Easily the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 17, 2013

Andrew

from Midwest

My favorite pair of shoes! The first few times I wore them they were stiff and I little uncomfortable. However, after one long walk through the beautiful streets of summertime Chicago, they transformed into comfy, dependable everyday shoes. It's inexplicable because I feel like they are made of grass, but I still love them after almost 2 years and they still get compliments. A mildly successful hip-hop artist even offered to trade me his shoes for these at a meet and greet after his concert. Buy them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I very much enjoyed this shoe. It fit well to the size that I ordered, and worked very well for as a day to day/school shoe. For longer walks or runs though, this shoe is not comfortable, as it has NO arch support, so beware.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 17, 2013

Drew

from Chicago

Breathable shoe but won't break in! The construction inside is not suitable to wearing without socks as it refuses to break in, constant blisters. I'll stick with Vans. Element and Globe make a cool looking shoe but they turned out to be too poorly constructed for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

Pretty average shoe, cannot skate in, just for casual walking, the black is more of a dark blue.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Portland, OR

Run 1/2 size small. Great looking shoes, last a long time, but buy them 1/2 size larger.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 22, 2012

Rich P

 

This shoe was amazingly comfortable and good looking. However, it fell apart (to an almost unwearable condition) after three or four weeks of just walking around a suburban area. Lightly. So yeah, I wouldn't recommend them. The grey color in particular got gross-looking due to dirt within a matter of days, but that's just the color.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

Honestly a good shoe but the sole will die in a matter of a month or 2 with regular use (no skating no biking and no rough terrain) which is a bit of a disappointment.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 10, 2012

Zackery S

from Glasgow, KY

The shoes look great, fell great, but within the second week of wearing, ripped. Yes, ripped. I hope to get a return.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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