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Sam Edelman Felicia Reviews

210 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

71% "Felt true to size"

94% "Felt true to width"

55% "No arch support"

199 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/29/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

You know someone loves a shoe when they buy a second pair of them...and I just ordered my second pair. I got a pair this spring, just before I had some minor foot surgery. It turned out to be one of two pairs of shoes I could wear without pain because it doesn't have any pressure points. I literally wore these for 3 weeks straight. I love this shoe because I can wear it with jeans or skirts and it's easy to wear on a plane. They pack great! One of its best features is that the insole is sewn in such a way that it doesn't come up when your foot gets hot (Disney). The only time I haven't been completely happy with them is when I did 3 hours of walking on cobblestone streets in Germany, because the sole wasn't thick enough for that. But I've logged hundreds of hours on pavement in these and never had a problem. Love these shoes!

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 4/25/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:2 stars!

These shoes seem great at first but time has shown that they are very poorly made, especially considering this price. My favorite boot is Edelman's Petty, so I was excited to try these flats. The leather on these is so soft, they are comfortable right out of the box, they don't rub on your heels, bunions, etc., and the ballet style is cute and classic. Now on to the bad: I live in downtown DC and I walk everywhere and I was hoping that this shoe would become my go-to flat, since my previous favorite, the Cole Haan Air Bacaras, have been discontinued. But sadly, my search continues. My biggest issue is that every aspect of this shoe is incredibly flimsy. This shoe is comfortable because it is exactly as supportive and durable as those old Isotoner ballet-style slippers that everyone's mom used to have (i.e., the shoe has zero support and structure). Putting in a Dr. Scholl's heel cup has helped, but they are still just so thin and floppy and not durable. The sole is so thin that I feel like I'm walking barefoot on the city streets. I used to pay more than these shoes for the Cole Haans and those flats lasted me at least a solid year of walking many miles (at least 1 mile per day). I've been wearing these Edelman's for about a month now and they are almost completely worn out. The leather is so thin that one scrape on the sidewalk on the toe of the shoe has left a huge mark and the toe feels like it will have a full-fledged hole in it soon. The interior sole lining starts rolling and bunching after only a few wears, and every time I take the shoe off I need to unstick it and place it back into the shoe. Simply put, these should be marketed as a slipper and not a shoe. Additionally, some ballet flats are styled in such a way that, in a pinch, you can wear them around the office and be acceptable. The flimsy nature of these shoes means that these are not those flats. If you are seeking a very casual shoe for mostly light, indoor wear and you don't need any support or cushioning, this shoe might be okay. But if you do any amount of longer day-to-day walking, I wouldn't recommend these unless you're okay with paying this much for a shoe that won't last more than a few weeks. For reference, I am a true size 10.5, with wider feet near my toes, and I bought these in the black leather.

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 25, 2014

AGS

from Washington, DC

These shoes seem great at first but time has shown that they are very poorly made, especially considering this price. My favorite boot is Edelman's Petty, so I was excited to try these flats. The leather on these is so soft, they are comfortable right out of the box, they don't rub on your heels, bunions, etc., and the ballet style is cute and classic. Now on to the bad: I live in downtown DC and I walk everywhere and I was hoping that this shoe would become my go-to flat, since my previous favorite, the Cole Haan Air Bacaras, have been discontinued. But sadly, my search continues. My biggest issue is that every aspect of this shoe is incredibly flimsy. This shoe is comfortable because it is exactly as supportive and durable as those old Isotoner ballet-style slippers that everyone's mom used to have (i.e., the shoe has zero support and structure). Putting in a Dr. Scholl's heel cup has helped, but they are still just so thin and floppy and not durable. The sole is so thin that I feel like I'm walking barefoot on the city streets. I used to pay more than these shoes for the Cole Haans and those flats lasted me at least a solid year of walking many miles (at least 1 mile per day). I've been wearing these Edelman's for about a month now and they are almost completely worn out. The leather is so thin that one scrape on the sidewalk on the toe of the shoe has left a huge mark and the toe feels like it will have a full-fledged hole in it soon. The interior sole lining starts rolling and bunching after only a few wears, and every time I take the shoe off I need to unstick it and place it back into the shoe. Simply put, these should be marketed as a slipper and not a shoe. Additionally, some ballet flats are styled in such a way that, in a pinch, you can wear them around the office and be acceptable. The flimsy nature of these shoes means that these are not those flats. If you are seeking a very casual shoe for mostly light, indoor wear and you don't need any support or cushioning, this shoe might be okay. But if you do any amount of longer day-to-day walking, I wouldn't recommend these unless you're okay with paying this much for a shoe that won't last more than a few weeks. For reference, I am a true size 10.5, with wider feet near my toes, and I bought these in the black leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan, Superga

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 14, 2012

Diana B

from Southern New Hampshire

They run approximately one half size too big. These flats are extremely comfortable. I love them because they are cut more generously on the sides so your feet do not look like they are falling out of the shoe. Also, the shoes cover your toe cleavage completely. I marked that the shoes had no arch support because they are ballet flats, not running sneakers. What would anyone expect from flats?! I would love to buy another pair once they restock sizes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Ct

I was looking for silver ballet flats because they go with everything. I tried about 10 different pairs and was just about to give up when I saw these. The elastic is a great help in keeping the sides from gapping out. The shoes are comfortable and very cute. I highly recommend them. I would suggest ordering half a size up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ahnu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 16, 2012

Diana

from NY

This shoe is even more beautiful in person (I got the coral); it fit me true to size and I have about medium to wide feet. Very soft, nicely padded and comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2012

Jessica

from Colorado Springs, CO

These shoes have weird, inconsistent sizing. I have several pairs of Sam Edelman flats in my regular size, 5.5, which fit great. I ordered 2 pairs in different colors, both in 5.5 and they were too small. So, I sent them back and reordered them each in a size 6. One color (Zinc) was now way too big. What? The other color (red) fit perfectly and the suede material is oh so comfy. Since they were made from different materials, I'm wondering if that alters the sizing of the shoe somehow.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 24, 2014

Tina

from Port Jefferson Station, NY

So comfortable! I've been searching for some classic nude flats that are comfortable and fashionable, and I've finally found them! I wasn't a huge fan of the little charms or the embroidery logo on these, but after seeing so many positive reviews, I decided to try them out. I'm glad I did. Compared with Yosi Samra, Vince Camuto, Lucky, and Nine West flats I tried of similar styles, these are way more comfy and still look nice. The price is actually not bad at all when you think about the pay off of spending less and having painful shoes that you won't want to wear as much! The only thing is that I just might just remove the charms. The logo embroidery is actually not that noticeable, thank goodness. I'm a minimalist. Also, I usually wear 8.5 or sometimes 9 now (because I messed up my feet by wearing too many narrow shoes), and 8.5M feels perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Jessica Simpson (yeah I don't like her, but her ballet flats are comfy, surprisingly, and way cheap)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 7, 2014

Anonymous

from California

I took a chance based on the prior reviews. They are usually very helpful. I have never worn a flat that was comfortable until now. Ladies it is worth the extra $$ to buy a flat that fits and is comfortable!

Brands I'd also recommend: Timberland Frye, Nine West

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 23, 2013

Imelda

from nJ

I own 7 pairs of these shoes. They are padded enough so I can walk through the mall on marble floors, they don't pinch, there are no irritable threads scratching from the inside. I changed to flats about 10 years ago and I've had every brand, all prices, but none were as comfortable as these shoes. They are a perfect ballet flat, not cut too high on the instep but not too low so they flip off the foot. I recommend this shoe, I am an 8 1/2 and they fit me true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2013

Anonymous

 

I tried a Sam Edelman shoe on in a department store so I could find out my size in their brand. I am a 5- 5 1/2. I took a size 5 1/2. The shoe is perfect color, and the comfort level is excellent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 8, 2012

Margaret B

from Columbus, Mississippi

I absolutely love this shoe!! I have them in three colors and I do not plan to be without them as long as they are available. I have shopped in them for hours and they are very comfortable. I love everything about them and sing their praises to my family and friends!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

I ordered these in Evening Rose and love the color. They are slightly mettalic, but not obnoxiously shiny. The fit is just a bit on the larger size, so if you can't decide between two sizes, choose the smaller. These shoes don't offer much support, but they were comfortable from the moment I put them on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2012

C. P

from New York, NY

I love these flats. I get compliments every time I wear them. Very comfortable and considering how much I walk, holding up quite well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2012

Anonymous

 

Love, love, love them! I was looking for a bone ballet flat to wear with a rather boldly colored outfit I had put together from another retailer. I wanted the shoe to be pretty but understated, so that the rest of the outfit could be dominant. The outfit consists of a pencil skirt in citron/apple green and a 3/4 sleeve knit tissue-weight top in navy linen. For accent, I bought a long necklace whose large squarish aqua beads are interspersed with small sparkly ones. That same retailer carries a sweet and simple ballet flat in bone, but I tried it in the store and it cut into my foot. When I found the Sam Edelman Felicia at Zappos, I was afraid it might be too pinkish, which it seemed to be when I looked at it on three different computer screens. I love pink, but pink wasn't what I needed. So I signed on for Live Chat and got assurances from the Zappos Chat Rep that it was not pink. And it wasn't! Yay! It's just the right shade. And comfy! And cute! I am really looking forward to wearing these with my new outfit. I think they will look adorable with plenty of other clothes, included swishy skirted dresses! Thanks, Zappos, and thanks, Sam!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 11, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I love these flats! So adorable! I've heard about Sam Edelman from a friend and discovered how great it is! I saw that their Gigi sandals are popular but I was in need of a pair of ballet flats, Nude color in specific. I love it. The leather is so soft and it's comfy. I've been wearing it all day and it doesn't hurt at all. Not a whole lot of padding, but it's still comfy. I usually wear a 5.5 but I tried size 5 and it fits perfect. 5.5 could have given me more wiggle room but I'm still alright. Pretty happy! The ribbon detail is so cute too. I'm planning on getting these flats in a few different colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 27, 2012

Michele

from new york,NY

These shoes are super cute and comfortable. I am definitely getting another pair. I'm a size 8 1/2 and they fit perfect, true to size. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Emel

 

When I opened the box, it smelled like pleather (the same way a Payless Shoe Store smells). For the price, you'd think these would be high quality leather uppers at least, but when I checked the item description, it only says "available in a variety of uppers," and does not specify which colors, if any, come in leather. The inside label of the shoe said "leather uppers," but really, these have a synthetic look and feel and do not feel like they'd give or stretch at all -- at least in black. Finally, these run small and very narrow. I'm usually 8.5 and have a very narrow heel, so despite the other reviewers who were also 8.5 but found that a 9 fit them in this shoe, I was worried that if I ordered a 9, the heel would not be snug enough and ordered an 8.5. Well, the 8.5 crunches my toes from the tip and the sides, but the heel is just the right snugness. I'm having a dilemma now as to whether to try a 9 in a different color, but worry that in 9, the heel would not be snug enough to avoid flip-flopping. Oh well, such are the risks of ordering shoes online.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 16, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

I'm disappointed with this shoe. I really loved wearing it at first (very comfortable and very cute), but after just 2 weeks of wearing it, the insole literally fell out and clumps up every time I walk. I cannot even wear these anymore. Not sure if this a malfunction of the shoe, but disappointed with the quality after just 2 weeks of wear.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 27, 2014

Mj

from Wisconsin

Bought these to wear for my son's wedding weekend, as the "comfortable" shoes. They were perfect for that. Super cute and super comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2014

Sharon

from Virginia

I have these shoes in gold and silver and love them. I coordinate them with my jewelry. The shoes also go with dresses or jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

These flats are perfect! I have a hard time with flats they are usually very uncomfortable and rub my feet but these stretch just enough. Also, the inside is padded and extremely comfortable, does not feel like you are walking on concrete like most flats! Definitely want these in more colors!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2014

Anonymous

from New York, NY

Extremely comfortable flats that required no break-in period, which is saying something considering I have very finicky feet! My feet are somewhere between normal and wide width, but I definitely needed the wide width; the regular width was quite narrow. Sad about the limited color selection in the wide width because I would love to order these in every color they make!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 14, 2014

Dr. K

from NYC

Cute shoe, fits well, no blisters even for a wide footed woman like myself! The sole (soul) is thin and step on a rock~ dang it! it hurts! would buy again, no to self, avoid gravel!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 9, 2014

Heather K

from Kansas City, MO

I saw these exact shoes suggested on a fashion blog. They were a little pricey but they are worth every penny. From the first time I wore them they were so comfortable. They did not need to be "broken in" like most shoes. I wear them to travel because they are so comfortable. I would highly recommend these flats.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vince Camuto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 5, 2014

Melissa S

from United States

Best flats ever! I think because of the scrunching in the back I needed to return my usual size (which fit the length of my foot perfectly) for 1/2 size larger. Much more comfortable that way.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Sandi L

from Irvine, CA

I love the Sam Edelman "Felicia!" From the moment I put them on, they were the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. I had 3 pairs in different colors, but couldn't find dark brown available anywhere. Zappos came thru, I ordered them and they arrived the next day!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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