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Softspots Ally Reviews

51 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

56% "Felt true to size"

60% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

40 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/7/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I ordered my normal narrow and they were very wide. Nice shoes but run wide.

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/26/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The length was good. The width was fine in the toebox (I wear wide shoes), but the shoes were extremely wide on the sides and into the heel.

Additional 31 Ally Softspots Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Liz w

from melville, ny

Found they ran big. Had to go down half a size. Finally a shoe that is a true WW!

Brands I'd also recommend: fitzwell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

All of my shoes is 7-1/2 but this shoe is too tight because of the thick sole material, and it did not fit with my thin socks on. It would be better to have a leather insert. I like this shoe but am afraid to try a larger size because of the thick sole.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

2 people found this review helpful  

March 10, 2012

Courtney

from Baltimore, MD

These are really nice looking, but unfortunately they just didn't fit my size 12 foot...too tight all over. A wider width won't help, so they must go back. But thanks to Zappos for making this an easy process.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

January 23, 2012

Anonymous

from San Pedro

Nice looking shoe and well made but the toe box was very tiny. Would have been 5 stars all the way as they were well padded and had fine detail. I usually order a narrow when available but they only had a medium in stock. Felt like AAA width, not an M. Length was fine. Too bad as I generally love Softspots.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

2 people found this review helpful  

March 26, 2012

Anonymous

from West Palm Beach, FL

The length was good. The width was fine in the toebox (I wear wide shoes), but the shoes were extremely wide on the sides and into the heel.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 3, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota!

A few things. 1) These shoes had a really strong moth ball type smell when I got them. It took a very long time for the smell to go away. 2) They stretched out a lot. They were really cute when I first got them but they quickly stretched out and while still pretty cute they aren't nearly as cute as they used to be.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

Others indicated that this shoe ran small, so I ordered 1/2 size larger. It was way too big, ended up ordering in the exact size I wear which is 9-1/2 N it runs very true to size

Brands I'd also recommend: Easy Spirit, Amalfi, David Tate, Naturalizer

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

1 person found this review helpful  

June 2, 2012

Sue

from California

Love the color and style; however, the sides of both shoes jutted outward into points when I walked. Had to return. Love Zappos!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Maryland

Very cute and stylish. But, they just don't fit right. The gap on the sides (even though I ordered a narrow width) and slip in the heels.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Auntie L

from The Colony, TX

Really cute, but like everyone else, the toe box is just too small. Too bad I had to return them 'cause I loved the footbed with the gel. I would walk out of the next 1/2 size in the back.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Falmouth Me

I really like these shoes, but they are a little wide. I like to wear them without socks, but I would not order a narrow.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Knoxville, TN

These have a comfortable footbed but they began to rub a blister on the side of my foot.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

May 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Texas

Acceptable but...I usually wear an 8 N. I had to go 1/2 size smaller to get them narrow enough. Now the length is questionable but I chose to keep them anyway because they are the style I needed.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I've had several pairs of Softspots in the last few years and usually love them. I ordered my normal size, 6.5 WW, in Ally. I'm not sure if the shoe was mislabeled (not the box, but the inside of the shoe itself) because it definitely was not a 6.5 WW. It was at least a full size smaller in length and more like a M in width. Perhaps the Softspots changed their sizing? I didn't really care for the style in person anyway, so likely would have sent it back even if it had fit. Thanks, Zappos, for free shipping!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

March 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Kentucky

Comfortable shoe. I have WW foot and it pooches out on the sides, but fits nicely other than that. Would like if it covered more of my foot, but if you want comfort, this is the shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

June 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am very frustrated, many shoe company's have re-designed the last, I've asked a few shop owners and they have confirmed this. For me this shows up in the heels, my heels slip out as if the heel is to wide, even though the shoe is the correct size. On this shoe the toe box is too small, and I have the same heel problem. Regarding the "comfy" padding, when this padding is compressed from body weight, that's it, no cushion. I'd rather they made it removable.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Newport News VA

Very disappointed in size. I have a narrow foot and ordered the N size. Even with insoles the shoes fell off my feet and were very uncomfortable. Unfortunately I had to wear them to learn this so cannot return.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

1 person found this review helpful  

April 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Philadelphia

These looked so cute in the picture I was planning to wear them all the time with everything all summer! Then they arrived and looked and felt "clunky" and boxy. They were short in length as well. So disappointed. I'll just have to keep looking for the perfect comfortable everyday shoe rather than sneakers!

Brands I'd also recommend: Grasshoppers, Clarks, Propet

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are extremely comfortable! I have not had to break them in, and can wear them for long periods. They look dressy yet can be for casual wear too. A great all-around shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft, Born, Ross Hammerson

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Hayden, ID

This shoe is narrow for a EE. With that my heel kept slipping out of the shoe. In my opinion, softspots does not have the consistent quality they were once known for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

January 7, 2013

Heidi

from New York, New York

These are very comfortable. Like pillows, and I can fit an orthotic in them. They look nice with pants.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Grafton, WV

These shoes are wonderful! I have problem feet. I can't be on my feet for long unless I'm wearing exceptionally comfortable shoes--that's what these shoes are! I bought a pair of Softspots several years ago--Tatianna, ankle strap huaraches--and they are still the shoe I can count on if I must be on my feet for many hours. When I decided I needed a comfortable winter shoe, versatile enough to wear with dresses or dress pants, I looked at the Softspots offerings. I was disappointed that there aren't more styles to choose from. Ally is the only style that I felt might fit my needs, but I really didn't like it that much. After trying a few other brands with no success, I ordered the Ally. It is so comfortable that the style has grown on me and I like it OK. I will buy more Softspots in the future, just hope that they broaden their range of styles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naturalizer, Clarks, Rockport, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 18, 2012

Anonymous

from Bowie, Maryland

Bought a pair for meyself and my 76 yr old mother. We both love them. The shoes look great with slacks and skirts. The patent leather makes it alittle dressy. Very nice loafer.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Central Pennsylvania

These are comfortable, attractive shoes. I think the bronze color goes with a lot. I am wearing them right now, as it turns out. Good walking shoe without looking orthopedic.

Brands I'd also recommend: Anne Klein, Stuart Weitzman,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Fredericksburg, VA

Very cute and very comfy. I'm thinking these will serve very well as casual-to-business crossovers. Unfortunately, I'm still having trouble converting US size to Euro, so it's a size too big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pikolino, dansko, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

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