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Sam Edelman Lisle Reviews

50 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

36%Rated 4 stars

12%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

78% "Felt true to width"

68% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 30 Lisle Sam Edelman Reviews

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February 6, 2013

Debbie B

from Waterford, MI

The material these boots are made out of is nice. They are to narrow for my foot and the Zipper is so hard to use I'm affraid I'll get them on and not off.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

Got these shoes in black and they are very cute! They are sort of a cross between booties and cowboy boots, which I really like. They also aren't too high so they are comfortable to walk and stand in for a long period of time. Like most Sam Edelman shoes, they are narrow in the toe box. I wear them with medium thickness sock though because I have narrow heels and I don't want to slip in them when I walk. If you have a wider foot though, you may want to size up half a size.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 27, 2013

Beth B

from Baltimore, MD

I was a little apprehensive about ordering the olive, but it is a great neutral color, more like a taupe that blends with tans and browns very nicely. The heel is a little too roomy, and my foot slips up when I walk, so I had to put a heel insert in the boot. It is the type of insert that only goes half-way down the sole, which is perfect because the toe box is just right, if not a little narrow.

Brands I'd also recommend: Donald J. Pliner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 23, 2013

Helene S

from Las Vegas

When I opened my package with these boots and slipped them on, I was ecstatic; they fit perfectly, they looked great with my jeans, they were a great color...and with the padded insoles, they were extremely comfortable...and I loved them. I've had them for a couple of weeks now, and the last time I wore them, I noticed a strong odor of poorly cured leather emanating from them. I don't mean the wonderful smell of good leather goods: I mean the rather rank smell of leather poorly or roughly cured. If you've ever smelled this odor, you know what I mean. It's not all that pleasant. I hate to return them, however, as in every other way, they are perfect. I will take them to a shoe repair shop and see what they can do. I purchased another Sam Edelman bootie at the same time, and the other pair is outstanding in every way. This was the Maddox bootie. Bottom line: this problem is probably limited to the Lisle, and I think Edelman needs to exert more quality control over their leather suppliers.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

January 17, 2013

Amy A

 

I had surgery on my right foot in December and have been on crutches for over a month now with my foot in a boot. I wanted to find a boot I could wear while on crutches and still fell a little cute. I originally wanted the black, but when I finally got around to it they were temp. sold out in my size. My roommate talked me into getting Olive instead. No regrets! Fits true to size. Very comfortable even on crutches. Thanks Sam Edelman, you win again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 16, 2013

Lynn

from NYC

Warning! Do not get these boots. I bought them a month ago and did think they were comfortable and stylish...but after a few weeks the zipper in the back started coming down on its own. I emailed Sam Edelman customer service and this what they had to say: "We have heard from several customers about the zipper with Lisle and have made adjustments going forward. Our strongest recommendation is to bring it to a local cobbler and see if they can switch the zipper to nylon zippers." Part of the charm of these boots is the zipper detail. Paying $50 at a cobbler (in NYC, at least) to put in nylon zippers just doesn't seem right. Thank goodness for Zappos. I spoke with them and they are letting me return them. I will never shop anywhere else.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love the look of these boots but sadly, must send them back. The leather is rich and the heels and soles are grippy without being ugly. The super-cute back zipper makes the back of the boot super-stiff and I can still feel the teeth of the zipper through the facing flap. They just rub me the wrong way. Ladies with a higher tolerance for discomfort in the name of fashion will do fine, but I am a wimp.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are excellent boots! The grey looks super cute with black tights and a sweater dress, or more casual with a t-shirt and jeans. The wider top is nice and slimming on your legs. Just the right amount of clunky, although the noise from the zipper swaying back and forth takes some time to get used to. These are great ankle boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 7, 2013

Gillian M

from San Francisco, CA

Okay, I love these boots. I would wear them just about every day if I could. They are super comfortable. One thing to be aware of - the zippers on the back kind of clink, so it's a tab on the noisy side if you want to wear them to work and you are in a conservative office. Also, it seems the pull tabs are just for show...in about a month mine ripped (sad face). Trying to exchange for a new pair, because I couldn't live without these now!

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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January 6, 2013

Ali

from Kansas City

I definitely loved the style of these and thought they fit true to size. Unfortunately I had to agree with some of the reviews that the zipper seemed clunky/hard to pull up. The quality was ok. I just did not love them so unfortunately they had to go back.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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January 6, 2013

Rebecca

from San Francisco

These boots are very versatile and comfortable. I wanted a boot that I can wear to work and then walk home (about 20 min walk), without killing my feet and these are great for that. I am usually between a 6 and 6.5, I got a 6, and they fit great, so I assume they would run a bit tight for a true 6.5. As others have said, the zipper is a little loud as you walk.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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Runs Wide

 

January 5, 2013

Byer

 

I love these boots! I am a regular size 8 and ordered these in a 7½ (in black) because I was worried the 8 would be too wide around my ankles. They fit perfectly and were comfortable right out of the box. I have narrow/flat feet, so someone with a normal feet may want to order their regular size. I had concerned about the zipper looking cheap or being hard to pull up/down after reading reviews, but I have not had a problem - and have gotten lots of compliments on the boot because of the clunky copper zipper. I wear them with skirts, dresses and leggings/jeans (I roll up the bottoms of pants because they do not look good ticked in). These are definitely recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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January 4, 2013

LJ S

from San Francisco

These have to be my most favorite shoes I've ever bought despite some major problems. The zippers in the back don't stay up after a few wears. I walk a lot in San Francisco and the heels are starting to get worn down quickly. They are no longer available in my size anywhere so I'm going to try and find a cobbler to fix the issues.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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

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January 2, 2013

Lesley B

from Spring, texas

Didn't like the fit of these boots, found them quite loose at the ankles and my foot was slipping out as I walked. Nice looking boot though. Sending them back as I can't see me wearing them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 29, 2012

Joyce

from New York

Conflicted, but decided to keep it because of an unexpected mark of quality. To be honest, I was disappointed when I received the shoe because I was looking for good quality leather. To me, it seemed that it did not look or feel like genuine leather -- I'm very particular about material. I called Zappos to verify the material and they said it was real leather. I expressed that I was not satisfied with that answer and I needed further verification. They recommended that I contact Sam Edelman and even gave me the number. What great customer service! I perused their site and found the shoe and it described the shoe as made from "distressed leather." So it is genuine leather but to give it the "vintage or worn-in" look it goes through a process. I was still uncertain about whether or not I wanted to keep the shoe, but I decided to commit to my purchase because I needed a black boot with a small heel and a little style. During the downpour in NYC, I accidentally stepped into a large puddle (about a third of the way) with these boots, and I was in a bit of a panic. I was emotionally preparing myself for the water to seep into the boots. Much to my surprise, there was NO WATER that leaked into the boot! What an unexpected mark of quality. Overall, the "distressed" leather and copper zipper that fell down was a bit disappointing about this boot, but the fact that it fits well with a little sole cushion, didn't hurt my feet after a chase for the train, and that it is tough enough against the elements, this is boot is a KEEPER!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 28, 2012

Maria

 

Very comfortable boot, good for walking a long time. Good with jeans, but because of the lower heel, they don't look as cute dressed up with a skirt or dress. The rose gold zipper in the back is a nice detail, but the zipper itself is a bit rough when zipping up or down.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Cruz, Ca

As did others I experienced very stubborn zippers. It was nice looking, but as mentioned the leather looks fake, not distressed. Not keeping them as the fit wasn't the best for me either. Continuing my search for the perfect short, brown boot!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 19, 2012

Anonymous

from California

Love these boots. Comfortable, and beautiful. My only problem with them are the zippers on the back. They look great but they move around when you walk, making them noisy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

December 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I LOVE THESE BOOTS! They are the most comfortable boots I own and they were that way the moment I put them on. I can't recall every having a pair of boots that did not need broken it. Yay!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 10, 2012

Joyce

from New York

These shoes are visually appealing. I really like how they were designed. What attracted me most to the shoe was black leather, then the shape of the shoe and the bootie size. I just got them today, and I cannot get over the fact that the leather seem like faux leather. It said "leather upper," but it did not say "genuine leather." I contacted support and they verified that it was leather, and I also did some research and found that on Sam Edelman's website, it was called, "distressed" leather. I was looking for a softer leather and this was hard and it felt very synthetic. I may not know what I am talking about, but the touch of the leather does not appeal to me. I am so sad that I am not 100 percent with these shoes, I want to be. I would forgo the clinking of the zipper if the leather felt natural.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 10, 2012

Veronica

from Oregon

I just got my boots! They look exactly as depicted in the photos! The quality is great! I ordered the olive ones, and the nubuck color is gorgeous (although not as brown as in the photos but more of a light grey tone. I knew this because I saw them on another site and that is the color they were there), and goes with everything! This was my first pair of Sam Edelmans, and I now wish I had gone down half a size, as they are very roomy like other reviewers stated. I did not want to risk it though, as I have wide feet (but not high arches), so I stuck with my size. When I put my thick Spanx stockings on, and a pair of thick socks on on top of that, they are still a bit roomy in the heel (I am thinking that is just the style and how they are supposed to be, like, slouchy and relaxed or something), so I am kind of contemplating returning them for a smaller size even though I do not really want to cause I love them so much! As for the zipper, I read a lot of complaints about the noise and quality, that it was hard to pull up and down. I do not know if I lucked out on my pair, but my zipper is so smooth, like it was pre-oiled or something, and I walked up and down the hallway and did not reflect on any noise from the zipper. Probably just depends what pair you get shipped. Overall I am really happy with this purchase, the boots are really stylish and so comfortable and look awesome with a pair of skinny jeans, and they are a great color for spring too!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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

 

December 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

They were a great fit for me. My feet aren't what they use to be so was concerned about comfort. They are my favorite boots. I love them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Kenneth Cole, Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 6, 2012

Carolyn K

from La Crescenta, CA

Just received my boots today. They look exactly like the picture online. I'm pretty picky with quality- these don't look or feel cheap (hurray!-I've been striking out lately on finding the right boot at the right price). The heel is the perfect height to lengthen your legs and at the same time give comfortable style to any everyday outfit. It's the perfect shoe for a busy mom on the go all day long. I just wish they fit better. I usually wear a size 9M shoe, but this one runs about a 1/2 size big. My foot slips out the back of the boot when I tried walking in them. Perhaps the brand runs big? I'll need to exchange them for a smaller size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 3, 2012

Stephanie

from Los Angeles

Totally in love with these super cute and comfortable boots! I get complimented on them and asked about the brand all the time. Be wary of the zipper - tried them on at Nordstrom before buying and had to try three pair because on two of three, the zipper would barely budge. Lucked out with the pair I received from Zappos, I think.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Miami

While this is great leather and true color, the upper rim is bad for driving in, and the side loop bruised my legs! The height and style is awesome!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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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

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