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Alegria Paloma Reviews

528 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

76% "Excellent arch support"

495 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/26/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are perfect for my imperfect feet. I recently had one foot reconstructured and the other needs surgery. I purchased 7 pairs, including Dansko, Clark's, Merrells and Keens, and returned and thought there were no shoes for me. I called again with Alegria as a possibility. I spoke with a rep who had been to the manufacturer and also wears Alegria. She suggested Paloma to me, explaining Alegria have so much padding even the ball of the foot. She said the patents are lined with leather and are extremely soft. I chose the tortoise color to wear with all colors. I had a smile as I put them on. I am amazed by the soft glove leather feel of these shoes. I have never felt shoes like these. I am so glad I tried again and now have these adorable mary janes. Thank you to Zappos for treating me great even though I had returned so many shoes in one month. Thank you to Viola for finding the perfect shoe for me.

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33 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/9/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I give them 5 stars for comfort but 1 star overall because of the quality. As much as I love these shoes, I have had to regrettably return three pairs of Palomas due to the sole splitting along the butterfly indentation on the bottom of the shoe. I am so disappointed and am frustrated by having to try to find something that will be as comfortable. Zappos has been wonderful through the process, Alegria, on the other hand, said it was a batch issue and not to worry about it (I've had to replace 3 pairs since September 2011.)I currently have two split soles and foot pain as a result.

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6 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Jill

from Ohio

Received this shoe in the mail today in Charming Pewter and love the print/color. They are not too flashy, but a bit jazzier than your typical black. Perfect for a day in the OR, or a whole day on your feet. True to size, I wear a size 8 and 38's fit great. A bit wide in the toe area, but every shoe in this brand tends to run that way. I would definitely recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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5 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Muncie, IN

I started a new job at a university and needed shoes for quickly walking across campus and up and down flights of stairs. These shoes are great; my feet do not hurt at the end of the day. The insole is simply amazing. I like the Velco strap that makes it easy to adjust. I bought the multi-metalic color and they are so cute; love the gold decorative button. I do not know why the color is called multi because what I see is black with a gold sparkly overcoat. I wear them with jeans and casual pants. They were a little squeaky but I took the insole out and added a little powder & that took care of the squeak. I wear a size 7 and it was suggeseted to buy a 37 and I am happy with the fit. I would like to buy another pair but I cannot decide which ones I like most!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2012

Michele H

from Erie, PA

My daughter is a nurse and has 7 pair of Alegria in different styles/colors. She loves the shoes, and since I need a very good arch support, she suggested I try a pair. I work at an Elementary School as Secretary to the Principal, and I am on my feet a lot. I ordered one pair of Paloma, and I loved the way they fit and their funky style and colors. I ordered a second pair, then I ordered a 3rd pair. They are soooo comfortable. The arch support is excellent. It's also fun to get the cute comments from the students, parents and co-workers who have never seen a shoe quite like this. I love going to the mall because I always get comments from people. I am really hooked on this shoe and will probably catch up on my daughter's 7 pair. Also, I will be 70 years old in April and enjoy keeping up with current styles. I have paid the same for other brands that do not come near the comfort or style of Alegria.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from St. Louis, Mo.

I have the Paloma in Secret Garden and I love these shoes. I used to be a Dansko girl but no more. I am a nurse and am on my feet for 12 hours per shift. I have had previous foot surgeries and these are the only shoes that I will work in ever again. My feet have never felt this good after working 12 hours. I came to Zappos today to purchase another pair for work. A girl has to have a little variety you know.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! I have them in plum patent and silver paisley. I get compliments every single time I wear them! I can also fit my Arizona AFO (large custom ankle brace and orthotic) inside. The footbed is lovely. It also has added depth so when I have my AFO brace on I can remove the footbed and place a thinner one in. I have narrow and flat feet when they are not swollen and in braces. This style fits my foot regardless of whether I have the brace on. They way they are cut accommodates a narrower or wider foot. And the velcro seems to last and last. And yet is easy to get on. And the velcro edge does not roll up and get caught on my clothing the way other shoes do. I've never once had the velcro come loose. For someone stuck in "orthopedic shoes", but is only 35 years old, these are a breath of fresh air. The leathers are fun!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 4, 2011

Jerri

 

Alegria Paloma is the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. The thickness of the insole is so high, much higher than any orthotic I've seen. Then there's the beautiful color. My first pair is Tortoise and it's gorgeous, going with all colors. My 2nd pair is my favorite color purple - in Plum Patent, another gorgeous. After seeing these beautiful color lined in glove soft leather I can't settle for the black or brown leathers. My son said they look just like some shoes a little girl he knows wears. These Mary Janes are terrific, the feel of an orthopedic shoe in a classic pretty shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Ohio

Miracles in a Shoebox-Absolutely love these shoes! The floral design on the patent material is so outstanding and beautiful. The adorable appearance of these shoes coupled with the incredible comfort make them one of my new favorites. I can wear these for hours and not notice I have shoes on.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born and Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Mrs. D

from San Francisco Bay Area, CA

First time Alegria buyer and yes, I am happy. I ordered Paloma in the midnight garden which is super cute. But, although I took a back up pair to school (I teach high school) they were not needed. Frankly, I even forgot that I had on new shoes - my students noticed and gave their approval. Size 36 was perfect and the fact that there is some heel is great.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Born, Teva, Keen, Klogs USA, Finn Comfort Fit, and now Alegria - I love shoes!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Susan M

from Montgomery AL

This was my 1st buying experience with Alegria shoes, but not my 1st with Zappos.com. I am happy to report my complete satisfaction with both. The shoes did take a few days to break in but within a week they are my absolute favorite pair. Well worth the money. And, as always, Zappos shipping & customer service proved top-notch. It's so nice to have a worry-free buying experience each & every time!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 23, 2012

Mimi V

from San Ramon,CA

Very comfy shoes. I originally ordered the black rose patent, but was really disappointed with it. If you're ordering that color, please be aware that the pattern is all very obviously outlined in gold (doesn't look at all like the picture). I returned them and am anxiously waiting the etched patent. I couldn't get over how comfortable they were and can't wait for the new ones to arrive. The insole if very cushy and supportive. The only drawback is that if you have custom orthotics you will probably have to get plain flat insoles to add in. The insole that comes with the shoes is really thick so once you take it out and put your orthotic in, the shoes are really lose. I think that's easily remedied though. I'm a size 9 and ordered the 39.

Brands I'd also recommend: J41, El Naturalista

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, Washington

I finally found the Alegria shoe style that fits! I love these shoes. I have a slight bunion on one foot and the toe box in this shoe feels marvelous! I am so happy with these shoes. I found that I do have to wear a half size larger than other shoes, but who cares when they feel this good. Zappos has been wonderful in my search for the right shoe with all my returns. I love Zappos and the pricing is great too!

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks and timberland

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Carrie Y

from Colchester, CT

This is my favorite style of Alegrias. The comfort is amazing but I have to wear band aids on my ankles because the sides cut into them when I wear them without socks. The problem does go away after they stretch out. It's well worth the trouble because once they break in my feet are in heaven!

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Ariat

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Anonymous

from South Central Pennsylvania

Holy Freaking Wow. I gave up running over the last two years after slipping and developing bursitis in the ball of my left foot. The burning sensation could only be stopped by wearing hard orthotics in my shoes which made my arches sore. Today I got these awesome looking Palomas (the silvery snake luster pattern has an iridescence like bubbles) and my feet feel awesome without any orthotics. Toe box is super roomy, and the shoe doesn't look "ducky" at all. I wear an 8 to 8 1/2 in sneakers and these size 38 shoes fit perfectly. So happy. Can't wait to actually be able to wear a sandal this summer...looking to buy another pair. The price was worth it.

Brands I'd also recommend: haven't found anything to suit my foot problems before this shoe

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 21, 2012

Krista L

from Columbus, IN

I needed a pair of shoes that I could wear my custom orthotics with. I'm recovering from foot surgery. I haven't been able to find anything that is remotely stylish and youthful looking. These are so comfortable and everyone in the office thinks they're super cute. Not my normal style, but I'm so grateful for this option. They really are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had on my feet. If you're contemplating buying them you should. The footbeds that come in them are much better than my custom orthotics! I normally wear a 9.5 and the size 40 fit perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Kansas City, MO

Very cute, lots of compliments. Comfy for my foot that has a bunion. Can wear all day and into the evening without pain.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, Georgia

I really like these shoes. They are cute looking and very comfortable. The arch support is amazing! I wear a size 5.5 and this European size 35 does very well especially as you can easily adjust the velcro closure. I did try another version with a thinner sole but they did not fit as well. I also purchased sandals that I am pleased with.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reiker

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 7, 2012

Catherine

from California

I love Alegria shoes! I love how they form fit to your feet, how they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, and I can work all day without my feet, knees and back hurting. I teach and I can never find a moment to sit down. The velcro strap fits to any size. I wear an 8 1/2 but a 38 is a little tight so I get a loose 39. People stop me all the time and ask about these shoes, one woman even tried them on!

Brands I'd also recommend: Aerosols

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Anonymous

 

These in size 36 fit perfectly out of the box! I originally ordered size 37 (that's what I wear for Sanita and Naot), but they were too big. I have trouble finding shoes that are all-day comfortable, and these really are great. I will be buying more Alegria's for sure. Only one caution, the sole is a little slippery at first.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Holy Mackerel! These are my first pair of Alegria, but they will not be my last. I can't believe how cushy, yet supportive they feel. And I can make them tight enough so they don't slop in the heel (cursed with narrow heels). Nearly always take a 38 in Euro sizing, but here a 37 (as recommended for US size 7.5 (my normal size)) is absolutely perfect. They sort of have a cute/ugly look going on. Will get one of the pretty patents next time.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko, ecco Sanita, FitFlop

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Chris

from Austin, TX

These are my second pair of Alegria shoes - and I think my favorite so far! Literally zero break-in time! Comfort straight from the box! I wear a 7.5 - 8.5 US size, I ordered a 38, and they fit perfectly! The strap is so comfortable, keeping them snug on my foot! I usually wear open back shoes and was afraid that this may bother my heel or rub my ankles - but no rubbing! I ordered on Saturday - they arrived on Monday! Wow!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 28, 2012

Barbara C

from Philadelphia, PA

Ordered the Paloma Embossed Blue, gorgeous shoe, unfortunately my mild hammer toe condition prevented me from even getting my feet all the way into them. I had ordered a size larger then I normally wear just to overcome this problem but the shoes still were too small. Be advised that if you have high arches or any, even very mild, hammer toe, you will not be able to wear these shoes. There is very little space between the insert and the top of the shoe in the toe area. I have to give this shoe 5 stars in style as it is a great looking shoe but only one star in fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 23, 2012

Mmbrannock@hotmail.com

from Columbus, OH

It took me several sizes and styles to find an Alegria that fit me and didn't slip. This was totally worth it! (Luckily, Zappos is tolerant!) The color is unique and just what I needed for a trip to France.

Brands I'd also recommend: naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 10, 2011

Anonymous

from NY

Loved the color and pattern. I have several Alegria shoes which have corrected by plantar fascitis. I recommend them for anyone who is on their feet all day. They are fashionable too in a homespun sort of way.

Brands I'd also recommend: don't have others to recommend

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

I teach, so I am on my feet a lot and I have a problem foot, at that. So, it is really important for me to have great arch support. These shoes are great, and I am recommending them to all my friends, whether they have problem feet or not. Many reviewers said that the shoes ran large, but I ordered my usual size and they were perfect. I sprang for the shiny silvery shoes (I work with young people and I can get away with it), but I was pleased to learn that the shoes actually reflect the color that I am wearing (especially with slacks)! I am going to get another pair as the comfort cannot be beat and the price is not bad when compared to other shoes that work well for me (Eccos and Birkenstocks).

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

This shoe is super comfortable. Really cute with almost anything. If you order the Blue Pebble, be forewarned that it is a bit sparkly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Orthaheel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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