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Alegria Pesca Reviews

170 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

80% "Felt true to size"

79% "Felt true to width"

63% "Excellent arch support"

158 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/27/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Like another reviewer said Zappos has the sizing off from the standard Alegria table. A 39 is an exact 8.5 in Alegria. When ordering, select the Euro size making sure to adjust, euro 38/7ish, euro 40/9ish. With that said, this is an adorable shoe, giving you the toe protection and high activity shoe most of us need once the weather starts warming up. Very well made, my first of this brand I will be looking at this brand faithfully.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/21/14
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

When I first tried the Pesca I loved them there was no break-in period (unusual for me) and seemed like I found my perfect summer shoes! So I ordered another pair in a different color! My initial five star rating is now down to one star because after about 4-6 weeks of wearing the insoles in both pairs have developed the worst squeak. People at work started to tease me that they could tell it was me walking down the hall before they saw me! I will still wear the shoes but not anywhere where the very noticeable squeaking would be an issue. This may be my last Alegria purchase which is a shame as they fit my feet so well and are super comfy.

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5 people found this review helpful  

May 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Pittsburgh, PA

I was looking for a very comfortable fisherman style leather sandal with a wide toe box that I can fit my orthotics in on top of the footbed (rather than removing the footbed). I also wanted a leather interior that would keep my feet from getting too sticky in the summer heat. I have an old pair of leather Keen sandals like this that I love so much I've completely worn out, and sadly Keen does not make this kind of sandal any more. Other brands with vegan straps and rubber or synthetic footbeds make my feet sweat a lot and get both uncomfortable and stinky in the summer. I searched Zappos for sandals that would meet all of my requirements and found only a few possibilities. I ordered a couple, and the Alegria Pesca is the one that I'm keeping. I have been wearing my Pescas for about a month now and have been very happy with them. The footbed is very thick and comfortable -- it actually goes down a fair way into the heel of the shoe (which is hollowed out to accommodate the footbed). There is enough room in the shoe that I am able to lay my custom orthotics on top of the footbed without a problem. Many shoes pinch my toes, but Pesca has ample width in the toe box, so my toes feel great. This is not a sleek or dressy looking sandal, but it is still pretty cute and looks great with casual summer dresses or shorts or jeans. I have gotten a lot of compliments on it. I have the stone color, which is very versatile and goes with almost everything. I did find that the leather was a little stiff when the shoes arrived, and the stitching around the edge of some of the cutouts rubbed against my feet. This hasn't been bad enough to cause blisters, and it seems to be softening as I wear the sandals more. Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase and will probably try other shoes in this brand.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Jambu, Fidji

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

June 7, 2012

Diamondsareagirlsbestfriend

from State College

This is my fourth pair of Alegria shoes. I bought these in the stone color. I had mixed feelings about the color because it has black burnishing on the toe and other parts of the shoe, but the more I looked at them with jeans and other clothes, the more I realize they go with everything! They are super comfortable at at 56 years of age: comfort is everything! I recently fractured my knee and since my foot swells, I had to use compression stockings to get them on, but they are just wonderful feeling. I also have a Morton's Neuroma in my right foot, and these shoes give the necessary width to accommodate my painful toes. The arch support is perfectly centered with my foot. I am a true size 8 and in the Alegria I buy size 38 which is perfect. My feet never get tired in these shoes and I have been wearing Alegria shoes in various styles for 2 1/2 years now. I want to get these same shoes in the black color next and right now they are going on my wish list! Buy Alegria shoes...you won't be sorry!

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Naot, Dansko, Haflinger

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes. They are very comfortable. the rocker sole and good inside arch support is just what I need. Cute though!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 2, 2014

Nancy

from New York

I love the Pesca style. I bought them a half-size up, I wear a 7-1/2 and the 38 fits fine. The only problem is they squeak! Especially the right one. I'm a librarian, so this is a bit of an issue. Has anyone else had a squeaking problem? I still love the shoes, but not the ever-present squeak

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Missouri

Lovely sandals & so comfortable with great support. Received compliments from women in their 20's all the way up to some in their 70's. I usually wear size 7 1/2 - 8. With Zappos "free shipping both ways" in mind, I ordered sizes 37 & 38. The 37 was way too tight, but the length seemed fine; kept the 38 & was able to wear it right out of the box. If I look closely at the inside, front at my toes, the size 38 sandals are little long on me, but this is not noticeable from the outside.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kloggs, Easy Spirit, Softspots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 11, 2012

Anonymous

from NJ

This shoe is comfortable, supportive, classy, and cute! I love wearing the fisherman's style of these shoes. They are airy and cool in the summer. Perfect closed-toe shoe for people like me who don't think our toes make a pretty display! In the winter when it's cold, I can still wear them with socks. Love these shoes! Good for my feet. I do have to do a lot of trying on to get the right size, but Zappos is so accommodating.

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 Seattle, Washington

Just recieved the Alegria Pesca and they are wonderful. Even my husband said they were cute sandles! Zappos great fast free shipping is such an encredible bonus! I hope to order the same shoe in black soon.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Las Vegas, NV

These felt a little stiff when I first tried them on. That impression vanished when I spent the day in them. These are attractive, comfortable and have great arch support. These are my first pair of Alegria but I will buy more in the future.

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock

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

Linda W

from Beaufort, SC

Honestly, I can hardly get these shoes off my feet! What I mean is...they are so comfortable, that my tootsies keep asking to wear them. The biggest question is...which Alegria style will I purchase next? Great shoes!

Brands I'd also recommend: Klogs

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

Cindy G

from United States

I love Alergria shoes and was excited to see Zappos had them; but watch their sizing info! I ordered the 9-9.5 which they have as 39--this should be 40 instead. Alegria website has size 9 as a 40 and it is true to size as I have several pairs from them. They are marked correctly it is just Zappos that has them missed categorized.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

Believe the size chart provided by the company. I wear an 8 or 8½ I ordered the 38 and 39 and the 38 fit the best. I had to put in heel inserts as the heels slip. Also, my own orthotics were too thin to make the shoes fit properly, so I have to wear with the included inserts which are quite substantial. I need a wide toe box, so the shoes were fine here, but a tad too wide elsewhere.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Naot

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Scituate, MA

I've never tried Alegria shoes before, and unfortunately I have to return these. I ordered them in Aged Dusk Leather, which is pretty much as shown in the picture and would go well with jeans. The shoes are well made and would probably be very comfortable. I ordered these in a Euro size 41, which I have in other Euro shoes like Reiker. This brand indicates that size 41 is equivalent to a 10.5. I usually take a 9.5 or 10. These shoes don't seem to be too long, but they are quite wide and they slip at the heel (I often have this problem with shoes). The wide toe box also makes me look like I'm wearing clown shoes! So back they go.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

Having tried several styles, this brand is not for someone with feet on the narrow side. My heels once again slipped out of the back, and the toe box, while comfortably generous, was probably also just too wide. Had to send back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 2, 2015

Paula

from San Francisco bay area

LOVE this color, bright cherry red. Perfect. I usually wear size 9, but in some styles this = 40, others 39. The 39 fit me perfectly even with my almost W width. I look forward to wearing it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 9, 2014

Kellie

from Arab AL

These shoes are so cute and comfy. The sage color is exactly as shown which I love but unfortunately, these slip up and down on my heel. Not a whole lot but i don't know if it might get worse after wearing for a while. I just got them so I'm not sure if that's something I can live with or not. May end up returning but only for this reason if so.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

I'm so glad I came across these sandals. I've had rheumatoid arthritis for many years and had various foot and other surgeries because of that. I'm limited in the types of shoes I can wear; usually athletic shoes with my custom orthotics and other lace up shoes for dress. I've wanted to find a sandal that I could wear comfortably and these are the ones! The insoles are actually so comfy that I can leave them in rather than switch to my custom ones. I did have a sizing issue with the 1st pair I ordered in a 39(9-9.5) because I went by a previous reviewer that stated that the sizing was off and a 39 was a perfect 8.5. I have to disagree because I always wear an 8.5 and found the size 39 to be too big. I then ordered size 38(8-8.5) which fit perfectly. The almond color is a great neutral. A big thanks to Zappos' excellent shipping & returns policy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Cleveland

Extremely comfortable and cushy but just too unflattering for my skinny legs and long feet. The toe box is very wide,giving a clownish effect for me. I'm sad to return them but still just too vain at age 64!

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

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Houston

I love my blue shoes! I usually need orthotic inserts, but not with these. The arch is high and firm. And they fit from the start. I wear these shoes often, especially with jeans.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Lynne

from Raleigh, NC

So very cute and so very comfortable. These have the right arch support and plenty of room in the toe box. I hate shoes that pinch the toes. I'm unfamiliar with the European sizing, and so went with the size marked (6 - 6.5). I normally wear a 6.5. These fit perfectly without socks. I don't believe I'll ever wear them with socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2012

Angie

from Decatur, IL

The most comfortable and stylish sandals I've ever owned. I highly recommend them! I get many compliments when I wear them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are extremely comfortable right out of the box. I can wear them all day walking or standing! I love this brand so much I bought another pair. They also don't scuff easily and have superior support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Alegria - my new love

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 29, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

As others said, this leather is very stiff, unlike the Mary Jane styles. I like the lower sole, so was disappointed that these were not as comfortable in the toes and around the ankle.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 21, 2014

Sfnoona

from San Francisco

When I first tried the Pesca I loved them there was no break-in period (unusual for me) and seemed like I found my perfect summer shoes! So I ordered another pair in a different color! My initial five star rating is now down to one star because after about 4-6 weeks of wearing the insoles in both pairs have developed the worst squeak. People at work started to tease me that they could tell it was me walking down the hall before they saw me! I will still wear the shoes but not anywhere where the very noticeable squeaking would be an issue. This may be my last Alegria purchase which is a shame as they fit my feet so well and are super comfy.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Saint Paul, MN

I love Alegria shoes because of their style and comfort. I bought these to try out as "sandals" that would accommodate my new orthopedic insoles. They aren't quite my idea of sandals because my feet don't get as much air as my other sandals, but they fit my insoles and that is important, so I will compromise. Besides, I think they are really cute and so does my husband! Comfort and cuteness can't be beat.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko, Keen, Birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 12, 2015

Matilda

from Chicago

These shoes are great for those who need a wide toe box. I wear an 8-1/2 in shoes that are wide in the front, like these are. In other brands, I fit into a 39; but with these, I'm a 38. I kept the 38's to wear in summer and the 39's that I originally bought to wear in the Fall with socks. They might look weird with socks and jeans, but they were too comfortable to send back. The Alegria Pesca's in 38 regular were a little snug, so I took others' suggestions and ordered a pair of Alegria wide inserts. The new inserts fit perfectly into the shoes. They were not as thick as the original inserts (although just as supportive and just as much arch support), so now I have wiggle room for my toes. Thank you to other reviewers for this suggestion. My only issue with these shoes so far (only having worn the 38's without socks a couple weeks) is the heel rubs just to the outside of center on both shoes. I put suede heel grips in and am hoping this will help. The heels do not seem too large, so I'm not sure why I'm having an issue there. I have never work closed shoes without socks, so maybe I just need to wear them more. I would recommend these shoes. They have great arch support, and I think they're cute.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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