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Naot Footwear Bernice Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

87% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

59% "Excellent arch support"

33 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/22/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Fabulous shoes. I ordered them based on all the great reviews here on Zappos. Needed great sandals for my upcoming trip to Paris in which I'll be walking, walking, walking. They're very interesting in that the leather (I have them in Biscuit Leather)is a bit distressed-looking. I really love this. They look great on and are super comfortable. There was actually some pinching on one of my pinky toes the first time I wore them but I stretched that area a bit and I haven't noticed it since. Love these shoes!

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/17/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I have several pairs of Naot shoes. I really wanted to like these shoes, since I am a little bored with wearing the Kayla style (worn for five years same style, different pairs) but the toe strap rubbed my pinky toes, and blisters resulted. I returned the shoes. Go with the Kaylas, they are much more comfortable.

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August 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Annapolis MD

My, my, my do I love these shoes! They are stylish and comfortable - what a winning combination. I got them in "Sky" or blue. They have a tint of purple to them, which just adds to their overall style. These shoes stand out and make an outfit!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

DTN

from NYC

Terrific sandal; more flattering to the leg in my opinion thanks to the v-shape of the straps. I have the biscuit color and it goes with everything. Naot sandals aren't ever the most chic footwear but I've gotten more compliments on this style than any of the previous Naot's I've owned. Comfort-wise Naot's cannot be beat.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2012

Bonnie

from Waukesha ,WI

Great sandal! I love them as much as my other Naot sandals. I usually wear orthotics but don't need to with these sandal!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 12, 2013

Marilyn

from Northern Colorado

I have about 6-8 pairs of Naot sandals -- Elegant Collection sandals for my narrowish feet -- Alyssa, Kayla, Rachel, etc. and these are my first Bernice. The style is quite attractive, the blue color is an unusual sky blue / very slightly toward periwinkle, and the finish is that new, vaguely-matte finish that looks like it's being viewed through clouds. Not shiny, not flat, just different. But, the fit is a bit off -- the strap that crosses from inside toe to outside heel is 1/8 to 1/4" too long. It's as if they cut the leather, then decided to put in a piece of elastic for stretch, and didn't adjust the length of the leather strap to accommodate the elastic. I'm still not sure it will fit. The leather strap bulges out if I adjust it the way I think is comfortable. I'll try various adjustments and see. I'll give it until tomorrow and another couple tries. Other than that, it's the same fit as all the other Elegant Collection sandals I have. Between narrow and medium width. Great arch support, etc. I wear a size 9.5 shoe and always buy a size 41 in Naot sandals to get a perfect length. I'm very glad to see a new color, and always hope for more pastel and bright colors! Neutral gets boring after a while.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Naot, Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 18, 2014

Gina

from Chicago, IL

I got these in the all silver color and they're wonderful. It's surprising how many colors silver will go with - I could almost get rid of all my other sandals and just wear these! They're extremely comfortable as well. I did have to break them in because at first I had some rubbing on my pinky toe. I just tried to break them in slowly and they softened up to the point where I can wear them for hours now with no problems. The footbed is super comfy, and even though Naot says these run narrow to medium, my almost wide feet are fine in them. They soles seemed very slippery when I first tried them on in my apartment and I hoped they would get grippier as I wore them on concrete and they got scuffed up a bit. They have indeed, though I still wouldn't recommend them for walking on slick surfaces. Overall, these are a great addition to my growing collection of Naots, and the criss-cross design is particularly flattering because it extends the leg rather than cutting it off at the ankle like so many Naots do because they have a strap that goes right across the ankle. I wish these came in more colors! (Sadly, I no longer see even the solid silver I bought on Zappos, though perhaps it will return!)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 14, 2014

Nadine L

from Villa Hills. KY 41017

The shoes fit great. The strap on the heel has velcro which is terrific. I love Naot. I also have bunions, which is somewhat of a problem.

Brands I'd also recommend: danskin, ecco, mephisto

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love this sandal. Looks good and super comfortable from the get-go! No uncomfortable breaking in period, whatsoever. It's only getting better with wear. Perfect travel shoe and...did I say? It really does look good, too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 13, 2014

Anonymous

from Illinois

I loved these shoes, but although I normally wear a 10 & have worn a 42 Naot before, these were not quite long enough for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

Have owned versions of these for 20 years! They are the most comfortable and flattering sandle. Buy it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 7, 2014

Dianne M

from Hilo, Hi.

True to size. Great looking. So comfy & supportive. Color goes with most everything. Thanks so much for your prompt service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 17, 2013

Anonymous

from salt lake city, utah

I had to break in this shoe, by wearing socks for about a week. Once the leather softened, it was fine. The perfect shoe that goes with everything.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrills

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 23, 2013

Ellen C

from Southport, CT

I love these shoes! I even ordered them in two different colors. I was looking for sandals that had support and still didn't look clunky. These certainly filled the bill. I was able to put them on, and except a minor irritation on the back strap, which resolved within a very short time, I was ready to go. Definitely a 5 in all categories!

Brands I'd also recommend: Wolky

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2012

Anonymous

from DeWitt, MI

Love this shoe. So comfortable, fantastic support, and looks great, too. My only regret in this purchase is that I live in Michigan with long winters where I can't wear it more!

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot all the way!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2012

Michelle G

from Beverly, Ma

This is my 4th pair of Naots. As with all my others, this pair needed no break in period. They are the most comfortable sandals I own. I bought a pair of Mephistos, but they are still not broken in and they are very heavy in comparison to the Naot. I plan to buy only Naot for sandals in the future.

Brands I'd also recommend: patagonia, clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

As soon as I put these shoes on, I knew right away they were divine and worth every penny. Walked all over Ecuador the following three weeks, and they never disappointed: always comfortable, attractive, and sturdy. I plan to buy another pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 24, 2012

Anonymous

from Macon, GA

These are my favorite shoes even though they required a breaking in period. I am on my feet most of the day, and they are very comfy. The color is great because it goes with everything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2012

Marci K

from Concord, California

I love these sandals! The color is awesome (it goes with everything) and the fit is perfect. I especially like the adjustable back strap, unlike some other Naots, so you can get a custom fit. I wore them the day after arrival to an amusement park all day and there were no problems! A few days later I wore them to another boardwalk/amusement park and started getting a little redness/tender spot so switched to my sneakers later. But overall they are great!

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2012

Mandy

from Ithaca, NY

My second pair of Naot sandals and first with a strap around the back. The buckle on the back initially rubbed, but after loosening the strap a bit and wearing them around the house, the buckle didn't bother me anymore. These sandals are very comfortable and the other straps don't bother my foot at all. (I wear a 9 in Chaco and Born sandals, and Naots fit me best in a 10.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Chaco, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2012

Penguinlady

 

I need extreme arch support and a slightly elevated heel, but I cannot wear ankle-straps because my feet ache badly in hot weather. So these are perfect for me. Yes, they did rub my pinky toe the first three times I wore them, but then the leather stretched a bit and now they are divinely comfortable for me. I can wear them all day with no discomfort, which I could not do with my Kaylas because the ankle strap dug into my swollen ankles. And the criss-cross design looks a little dressier than an ankle strap. I love these and plan to get them in lots of colors, as the budget allows.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2012

Lisa S

from Texas

I've had two knee surgeries within a year so needed a sandal with good support that was still comfy. These are just the ticket! As another reviewer said, you do need to break the straps across the toes in. In my case, I put on a thin pair of socks and wore the shoes around the house for a few hours over a the course of a few days and I was good to go. Love the biscuit color, it really goes with everything! And these are so cool and airy in the 100 degree Texas heat! Love.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Marietta, Georgia

These sandals were immediately comfortable and I can wear them without the custom orthotics I usually wear. The leather is a little bit stiff at first,but after one or two short-time wearings, they no longer rub. They are stylish enough to wear with just about everything I own and to the places I go. I love them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 26, 2012

Carolyn R

from Seattle, Washington

First of all I love Zappos! Their customer service is way above average. I usually purchase the Kayla sandal every year but this year I needed a little more support and ordered the Bernice. It fits great, maybe a little narrow because after wearing the first day I got quite a few blisters. I guess I just figured it would be like the Kayla where I could put it on and go! It does require a little breaking in but it is a great sandal and I love the added support it gives me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 25, 2014

Anonymous

from NYC

I bought these sandals two summers ago and wore them everyday. The front strap design is so flattering to the foot (and those of us in the larger calf department) and the biscuit leather is a great neutral that goes with everything. I'm writing this review now because I realized, despite all that I love about this sandal, I don't wear it very much anymore because the back strap gave me blisters/callouses at the spot where the leather folds through the metal loop. The Bernice is probably my favorite Naot sandal so far, but I need to look for another style because of this issue. Wish the other styles were available in biscuit too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 6, 2014

Mary F

from Westchester NY

First, the color: This is NOT "sky blue"! It is a distressed/mottled denim color which makes it very casual. I'm not sure what they think is the appeal of the "distressed" look -- a solid color would be more appealing to me. However, Naot has a great reputation for comfort and I needed something for a trip to Italy. This seemed one of the least "orthopedic" looking in their line. Straps need some breaking in - they rub a little. I usually take a 7 1/2 or 8 and the 7 fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 20, 2012

Anonymous

from providence, ri

Love the styling of the shoe. The sandals were comfortable right out of the box except after very long walks there is a slight irritation on my pinkies -- though no blistering. The straps are a bit loose on my foot. I have a somewhat narrow foot though I wear a normal width shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Joseph Seibel, Ecco, Clarks, Merrill, Keens

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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