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Emerald by Element Shaolin Reviews

12 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

43%Rated 5 stars

29%Rated 4 stars

14%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

14%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

58% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

92% "No arch support"

Additional -8 Shaolin Emerald by Element Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

Love the shoes! They are super minimalist and fun to wear around. They don't have much padding but I added a $2 foam insole and now they are pretty comfy even for days when I walk a lot. I ordered a size down from my usual size because otherwise my heel kept lifting out of the shoe. A size down was a perfect fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Toms

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 22, 2011

Tom C

from Las Vegas, NV

Very lightweight and comfortable. The insole doesn't have a lot of padding but enough to be comfortable while strolling. Toe box is a little narrow. Had to size half down for a snug fit, otherwise there was a lot of gapping at the back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers Bobs, Keds, Toms

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

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 23, 2011

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! If you're looking for an ultra-comfy slip on, this is it. No socks required. I am a fan of minimalist slip-on's. I also practice Tai Chi and actually use these for that purpose too. No arch support and very flat - so it may not be ideal if you pronate or are very flat-footed.

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

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 15, 2011

Anonymous

 

Very lightweight, cool and comfortable, these shoes are like slippers that can be worn outside of one's home without looking foolish.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 8, 2012

Treecio S

from California

The Shaolin is nothing new in regards to style. Imitating the Kung Fu style shoes you can get at your local swap meet or Asian market store, this shoe is an OK alternative to the better known minimalist shoes by Womans. Fit is true to size, a little narrow towards toes, no support or good cushioning and upper is a thin one later canvas material. For anything over this price USD you are just paying for the name. I bought 2 pairs of different colors on eBay for less a piece. Great shoe for lounging but be prepared for sore feet after hours of walking in.

Brands I'd also recommend: Toms

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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December 16, 2012

Brett

from United States

Love these so much, I came back for two more. Very basic and versatile shoe. Easy to slip on and go. Get half a size down if you plan to wear them without socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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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October 15, 2012

Louise

from Norfolk, VA

My advice is - do not order a full size down. We took the top reviewers advice and ordered a size down and they did not fit my husband. We had to return them and now it will take 3 more weeks before we get the shoes. Order your correct size so you don't end up like us without any shoes.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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