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Emerald by Element Bowery Reviews

19 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

14%Rated 4 stars

14%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

21%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

63% "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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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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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

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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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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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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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

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 21, 2011

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

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.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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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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4 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2011

Charlie G

 

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.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

2 people found this review helpful  

April 7, 2011

Anonymous

 

The shoe is very light, and I like the texture of the fabric. The colour a little lighter than shown online.

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

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 17, 2011

Daniel R

from New York, NY

First off, I was very weary about buying anything but a hi-top shoe. My usual shoe is a Vans Classic Sk8-Hi in black, but needed something to rock with shorts for the summer on vacation. I was so pleasantly surprised with these shoes. They fit wonderfully and look a million times better than I had even expected. Like the other reviewer said, these shoes can be worn without the laces, but I actually prefer them. They look more like a casual low-top lace up, but with options. The sole is also another great feature. It's the main reason I didn't go with the Topaz. Basically the same shoe it would appear, but with a nicer sole. Plus it's all green, could it get any better?

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 8, 2011

Anonymous

from chicago, il

These are awesome day shoes - super light and breathable, so good for summer. Laces are optional, since there is a mock tongue like a typical skate shoe (looks better without, anyway).

Brands I'd also recommend: vans, globe

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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