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Chinese Laundry Whistle Reviews

74 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

79% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

72 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/21/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I admit this was my first pair of 5 inch heels. I thought to myself "my feet are going to hate me." I was pleasantly surprised how balanced they were. I kept forgetting I was in 5 inch heels! They fit well and they were noticed on my feet. Glad I got them.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/19/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I wear a size 9. The finishing and the quality of the shoe is sub standard. The back of the shoe eats into my foot.

Additional 54 Whistle Chinese Laundry Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta GA

These shoes look great! I purchased them to wear with a multi colored dress and I received so many compliments on them. They fit is perfect and I have a wider foot. However, by hour 2 my foot was burning on the bottom. There is not much padding on the ball of the foot and I believe the material (suede) makes it even more uncomfortable causing friction between the foot and the shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 30, 2012

Kate

from Texas

I bought the nude ones in a size 8.5 and they were extremely small. I felt like the toebox was crushing my feet. I ordered the black ones in a half-size up. They fit better and I am now considering sending the nude ones back for a 9.5.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

LL

from Los Angeles, CA

These shoes are fantastic! Extremely comfortable considering the size of the heels and really nice feel. The dusty pink color works fantastic when you just want to bring a drop of color to your little black dress.

Brands I'd also recommend: rsvp

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia Beach, VA

I am so glad I bought this shoe. I have been looking for something similar for a while. New to Chinese Laundry but now I will look for more styles they offer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

The color seems absolute gold when I see them indoors, and I was going to return them, but when I walk to outdoors, the color is more similar as the picture.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

M. L

from Boston, MA

I was hesitant when I made an impulse buy on this pair, because I was looking for a stunning pair of pumps but I did not want to kill my feet. I'm a size 8, and these fit me really well! They were very stable and did not feel like 5 inches.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2012

Emily C

from Philadelphia, PA

Great looking sexy shoe that is still perfect for the workplace. A little snug on the ankle (suggest wearing a clear bandaid the first time) but quickly molded to my feet. Absolutely love the look with pencil skirt and blouse for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love them! Goes great with any color really...and very comfy. Sparkly but not in your face glam. They're tastefully perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Dallas, TX

I love these shoes. They go with everything and with the hidden platform, it makes them more comfortable than they appear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Allison M

from Houston, TX

I've been searching for a neutral pump for a while. These are exactly what I've been looking for! They are so cute, and I love the hidden platform. They are pretty comfortable for how tall they are, and are a perfect fit. These are the perfect, essential wardrobe piece.

Brands I'd also recommend: Steve Madden

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I absolutely love these shoes (nude patent). Perfect fit and extremely comfortable for such a sexy shoe! Unfortunately, there was a large scratch (a weird orange/rust color) on the inner left shoe. Too noticeable on the light colored shoe so I am returning them. I will, however, re-order these shoes when they are re-stocked in my size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 12, 2012

Kia

from Boston, Ma

Fastest delivery ever! I ordered these beautiful blush pink shoes on 2/9/12 at 12p and UPS was at my door the next morning at 9 am... I love them and I'm ordering another pair this week...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2012

Kelly

from Miami

These shoes are "gorge." I love them. The don't have a particularly roomy toebox, but I've worn worse. They are really flattering to the leg and go w/everything as the gold is a neutral shade. Very high heel!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 22, 2011

Kristine A

from Brooklyn

By far my favorite Zappos purchase this year!! At first I was a little apprehensive because of the height, but that platform really does help. And I love the fact that the platform is hidden, it gives the shoe a sleeker look, where as the exposed platform makes the shoe look broken up. I purchased the patent nude, and so far it has been my go to shoe if I have nothing to go with an outfit. I did have a little trouble with the sizing though, as I am a tweener, a little bigger than a 6.5, but not quite a 7, but that was easily solved with sticking on some heel pads. I would not recommend using insoles though, they elevated my foot too much, and I felt like the shoe was slipping off. Overall great buy... they are as comfortable as they are sexy! Win/win situation!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Hyattsville, MD

I bought these last minute for a wedding. I'm so glad I did I didn't have a problem with them on while on the dance floor.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Lynn

 

I bought these shoes for a wedding, and they were exactly what I was looking for! I was a little worried because the reviews said that the shoe was tight in the toe--they were right. I ordered half a size up and they fit like a glove. No heel rubbing or gaps, the toes were comfortable, and, most importantly, I could dance in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 28, 2011

Dita

from Houston, TX

I absolutely love these! Fits well! Comfort is tolerable! Not a bad annoying uncomfortable heel kind of feel! I was actually wary of buying these after reading the reviews, but they are awesome! Thanks for the speedy delivery Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2011

Bimbels

from Newport, RI

Very hot shoe - and you can't beat the price. Chinese Laundry shoes always fit me a little weird. I ordered a half size up and will use a foot petal to get the perfect fit. I haven't worn them for any long periods yet but they are surprisingly comfortable for how high they are. I just need to get used to walking in them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 12, 2011

Anonymous

from Upstate, NY

My daughter looked all over for this particular shoe, and when she found it at Zappos she couldn't wait to order it. We ordered it, and it shipped in the same day. Amazing. The shoe was exactly what she was looking for, and it is a very comfortable. I try to order everything from Zappos because they have the BEST customer service I have ever seen.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 25, 2011

THELMA T

from MISSOURI CITY

I bought these shoes in teal, magenta, and green. They are consistently comfortable. The Whistle is a great shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 23, 2011

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

Looks just like the picture! I wear typically and 7.5 based on other reviews I went with my usual size. I could not be happier. The shoe fit true to size. I absolutely love these shoes! I got them for an evening wedding. They were comfortbable to wear and easy to walk in. I do not wear heels all that often and when I do I find most heels are either too short to look nice or too high to walk in comfortably. I found these to be a happy medium. I would still recommend breaking the shoes in a bit before doing any long walks or long standing periods.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

I bought these for a wedding and was really worried I'd fall on my face or have my feet kill me within an hour or so but not the case. So comfy. Wore them for 8+ hours of standing and dancing and never missed a beat. Such a hot shoe! Lots of compliments!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 16, 2011

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes! I got them for a wedding I was in and I was comfortable in them the whole time!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes are super cute, but they run small. I wear a 6, and when I got them I could barely squeeze my foot into them. Also, very high arch.

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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2 people found this review helpful  

March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Laguna Niguel, CA

I purchased the rose gold metallic and I love them. My first pair of platform heels. I am usually an 8.5 and went down a half size because my foot kept sliding forward no matter what size I tried on. They're incredibly cute and surprisingly comfortable considering how affordable they are.

Brands I'd also recommend: Jessica Simpson, Not Rated

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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