Alegria Belle Reviews

178 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

78% "Felt true to width"

63% "Excellent arch support"

164 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/30/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have the Alegria Bell in the Blue Metallc Floral pattern, and people actually run after me to ask where I got the shoes. I've never received so many complements on a shoe!. I have wide feet with a normal arch and a tendency to under pronate (fall off the outer sides of my shoes) and these are the most attractive and comfortable shoes that I've had for a long time by a very wide margin. The only shoes comfier are my sneakers. Note that Alegria footbeds are not all the same width. Of the Mary Jane styles I tried, Belle came with the widest footbed - D width. Paloma was a C width and the Dayna Professional was a B width and two out of the three footbeds were actually marked as such. The Tuscany sandal is also a B width. I wish either Zappos or the company would clearly state these differences. Belle's almost regular shoe profile of Alegria's lower "mini-rocker" platform and its padded heel also make it my favorite Alegria Mary Jane. I just wish there were more color/pattern options!

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14 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/29/17
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

What happened? I've been wearing the Belle style for a few years now, but the last few pairs I've tried are NARROW, even with the wide insole. The top of the shoe is more closed and round than it used to be, and very restrictive. If you were using these because you liked the roomy toe box, you're going to be disappointed.

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3 people found this review helpful  

May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Monroe, Louisiana

I love these shoes! They are great! I have a wide flat foot, bunions, and hammertoes with a narrow heel. This particular style is wide enough to accommodate my bunions but, because of the strap across the front, it keeps them snug on my narrow ankles. They do seem to run slightly large. I normally wear a 10. Originally, I ordered size 40 which fit perfectly except my toes went all the way to the end. I returned them and ordered 41, which is 10-10 1/2. They are slightly large but, with socks, they are good. Alegria Paloma in a 41 is better fit for my foot but I do love the Belle in Navy Sand Dollar.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 28, 2012

Dana

from Monterey

Get this shoe! I am in retail and am on my feet for at least 8 hours a day in a 4000 sq ft very busy store. Plus a hefty walking commute due to lack of parking. I used to end my day with my feet up and my legs and lower back in pain. I have worn Dansko for many years but they are just not as soft or squishy as I need any more. The shoe fits true to size, it's a little wide through the toe but I like that and the adjustable strap is great. The pewter wrinkle has a little pink or copper hue to it. Love it! I also had an awesome customer service experience with Zappos.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Hahn, EuroStep

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 3, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I have bunions on both feet (more on the top that the side) and flat arches, the right foot is flatter than the left and arthritis in the big toe of my right foot. I recently discovered that rocker souled shoes are best for arthritis in the big toe so these shoes allow me to walk with no pain. However, there was a short 1 day break in period for the shoe to fit comfortable over the bunion. These are now the perfect walking shoes. I did add my own arch supports. I wear a size 8 so I ordered the 38 but they were to small so I ordered the 39, they are a little loose but sometimes my feet swell by the end of the day.

Brands I'd also recommend: MBT, Ryn, Dansko, Fly London

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 8, 2013

Janice L

from Cedar Park, TX

Zappos is the greatest! After our collie puppy, Tess, chewed up this pair of shoes, I called Zappos and told them the story -- thinking I'd buy another pair -- when the person I spoke with said they would sent another pair free. This is service beyond excellent! Thanks!

Brands I'd also recommend: I really like this brand more than other ones I've tried!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Margot O

from Citrus Hills, Florida

Enormously comfortable with superb arch support. Bunions are not a problem with this shoe! And, no matter where I wear them there are compliments galore! Can't say how many times I have shared the Alegria name and Zappos as a source with women who appreciate comfort and a playful style.

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't know. It is unique.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 20, 2014

Anonymous

from San Francisco

I love this shoe. I have bunions on both feet (on the top of my foot not the side), flat feet, and arthritis in my big toe (right foot only). These shoes allow me to walk without pain for miles because of the rocker soul. I will be purchasing more shoes from this company. I wear a US 8 but the EUR 38 were to small so I purchased the EUR 39, it's a perfect fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Fly London, Dansko, Earthies

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Boston

Hallelujah, at last a shoe that fits my troubled feet! The shape worked well for my so-called goddess toes. The double velcro strap fastener is a brilliant answer to adjusting it comfortably. I will be looking for more Alegria shoe style and maybe another color in this one. My orthotics fit. All good!

Brands I'd also recommend: Aravon

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2013

NaiNai

from South

The Alegria Bella shoe is great for comfort and support. I have worn them to work where I stand for hours, and I have worn them to shop for lengthy periods...they did great! I only wish they were a darker black...the dusty black almost looks like navy blue and seems to stand out more below your dark pants. Since I am short, I notice things like that.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 20, 2013

Anonymous

from California

The Alegria Belle is a fantastic shoe! Prior to wearing them, I had four stress fractures of my metatarsal bones. I have been wearing Alegria Belle shoes daily for four months now and have not had a single fracture! The shoes are extremely comfortable, even on my foot with a bunion.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Clarks, Paul Green

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

After having bad luck with Danskos and another pair of shoes, I decided to order a size larger in these than I normally wear. They are definitely too big but still quite comfy - since they are maryjane style, they stay on my foot just fine and I decided to hang on to them for my work shoes. I'd like to get another pair but would order my true size. They did start squeaking quite loudly after a while, not sure if it's just something that happens with this material (never had shoes like this before) or what, but it isn't enough for me to retire them yet. I work long overnight shifts at a hospital and these are the first shoes I have found where I am able to be on my feet all night and they don't hurt like crazy at the end of my shift. Thanks for dealing with all my exchanges, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2013

Francie R

from Omaha, NE

Very comfortable and oddly cute for someone who has high arches, plantar fasciitis, and a bunion and lives in Birkenstocks. The Belle is wider in the toe box than the Paloma by a bit, and the lower profile sole also makes walking feel more natural. I have just also purchased a pair of Alegria Verona sandals for summer and think this brand is going to make a nice change when I don't want to wear my Birkenstocks. I wear 36 in Birks and 36 in Alegria works the same.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstock, Ryka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

The first moment I wore these shoes I was in heaven! So comfortable, cute, worth every penny! I have never heard of these shoes before and noticed a colleague wearing them and looked up the shoe on Zappos. I have never been happier with a shoe, that I bought the Paloma as well!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have tried to find shoes that are comfortable, match everything, professional looking and do not hurt my feet. These are the best! I have bunions at 34 years old and I am very active so my feet get a lot of abuse. I used to wear braces when I slept because my feet would hurt so badly. I purchased these about three months ago and have worn them every single day! I cannot wait for spring so I have an excuse to purchase some of the cute sandals! Do yourself and your feet a favor! Buy these shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Baltimore,Maryland

I love this shoe. I wear 11. My feet are flat and wide and this shoe feels great, I have tried other styles by Alegria and so far the Belle style feels the best for me, it has plenty of support,and lots of space in the toe box feels much better than Danskos. I have been a cosmetologist for over 20 years and so far these shoes are the best. Wish they had more colors to pick from. If you have corns or bunions, this is the style you need.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Ormond Beach, Florida

I love the way the Belle is designed, with a double velcro closure on the strap, making it much easier to adjust the width - an especially nice feature for those of us who have one foot that is wider than the other! I am only sad that Alegria doesn't have as wide a selection in the Belle as they do in some of their other styles. I used to be a US size 8 1/2 AA, but seem to be more of a 9 A or B now. Tried the size 39 first, but it was too short for my toes. The size 40 was much better, especially for my left foot. I don't know how the fit would compare to other European sizing. Thank you, Zappos, for your free-shipping return policy! The Belle looks good, but most important of all: my feet love them, especially when I'm standing or walking all day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Virginia Beach

These are the most comfortable shoes! I have wide feet,with a high arch. Didn't have to break them in, wore them all day with no discomfort. Love the adjustable strap. They are a little weird-looking, but I like that! Great arch support!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 17, 2012

Sarah

from South Dakota

For a trip to China I was trying to take only one suitcase, which meant only one pair of shoes! What's a girl to do? I ordered about five different pairs of shoes from Zappos so that I could hopefully end up with one to take. This shoe, Belle by Alegria won hands down! I wore it all the way to China, everyday in China and I still haven't taken them off my feet! They are Euro sized, so I thought that my Birkenstock size would be the size I need. I wear a 38 in Birkenstock. But, for this shoe I needed a 37. The Belle toe box is plenty roomy...so much so that I felt like I would trip when I had the 38 on. I went with a 37. Perfect right out of the box. Belle has a double velcro strap for securing the shoe on your foot. The strap opens on the left and the right side of the foot. You can adjust either way if your feet have swollen a bit, or tighten them if you feel the need for more security on your foot. I hiked on the Great Wall with Belle and no socks! In fact, I didn't wear socks at all on my trip. The shoes were plenty comfortable with socks, it was just so hot while I was in China that I didn't want anything extra on me! I took Belle on numerous walking tours around the city of Beijing. Because I got black, the shoes matched with everything that I wore on the trip...from jeans to skirts. LOTS of skirts! I'm not sure the total hours on my feet while in China, but if I was standing, I had these shoes on. I NEVER had tired feet! NEVER got any blisters. The only bad thing that happened was that somewhere in the press of people and sight seeing I lost one of the little silver button embellishments on the velcro strap on the left shoe. Even though these shoes are more about comfort than cuteness, I did get a few compliments on my cute shoes! I totally recommend these shoes for any walking touristy things you might be planning. I am wearing them at this minute with socks because the weather here at home has turned chilly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2014

Anonymous

from KY

I think these are actually going to work for me! I typically wear very hard prescription orthotics, and I'm trying to get away from them because I think they are starting to cause new issues. I was going to try the Finns, but they are just too expensive to experiment with. These were a pretty good price for a specialty comfort shoe. These seem to offer good support without my orthotics. They do have a removable footbed, but I can't use my orthotics in them for two reasons: without their footbed, they are way too deep and wide for my orthotics, and without the footbed, the shoe is too flexible to support my orthotics. That's the one thing I would like improved in these shoes -- a stiffer base. As they are, they are relatively solid for a shoe of this type (some with thick footbeds like these are so flimsy I can bend them in half when I take out the footbed -- not good!), so I think they will still work. I will just have to wait and see how my feet do long-term in them.They are cute enough, and the choco embossed style has soft leather that was comfortable right out of the box. It seems the embossing will hold up (hopefully!) -- doesn't seem to be a top layer of glued-on pattern, but maybe laser etched? I prefer a slightly bigger midsole drop, but my feet seem to like these better than the ones with the higher heel (like the Paloma), so I'm going with these. I thought the metal slide the strap goes through might pinch or be cold on my foot, but no problems with that so far. The Paloma has stiffer leather and stitching around the inner edge of the toe box, which irritated my big toe knuckle, but these are softer and cut slightly different, so no problem there. I think these are more flexible than the Paloma in the sole, which is actually a negative for me, but the lower platform on these seems safer for those of us who are a bit klutzy (Danskos are a deathtrap for me). Also, the Paloma squeaked a bit, and these don't -- I think it's the softer leather. These seem to be a good shape for my foot: wide toebox and narrower heel that doesn't slip much, but doesn't rub. I like the padding around the edge of the heel too. Overall, these seem to be a great shoe; I just hope they really do have enough support for my super-overpronating issues, and I hope they hold up well. Time will tell. Hope these details are helpful.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Seattle

I am a fan of these shoes. I wish they came in more colors like the Paloma. I appreciate that these shoes do not have a rocker bottom. While the insoles are removable, they are very thick (everywhere you see black on the outside is filled with the memory foam insole). This might be great for someone who needs deep shoes, but that is not me. Also, these shoes squeaked very badly. I put up with it for a while, but finally found a remedy! Just take out the insole and rub some Sno-Seal around the edge and bottom of the insole. The sound is gone! Now I do not feel like an elephant walking through the office.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 26, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, Illinois

I have been wearing the Palomas but the Velcro always catches my nylons, the Belle does not have that engineering problem, no more ruined hose. I will be buying the other colors soon. Thanks, Alegria.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 29, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

What happened? I've been wearing the Belle style for a few years now, but the last few pairs I've tried are NARROW, even with the wide insole. The top of the shoe is more closed and round than it used to be, and very restrictive. If you were using these because you liked the roomy toe box, you're going to be disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Utah

Ugh, I cannot give it a good review unfortunately because the pretty pewter metallic is peeling off the shoes after being worn the very first day. I wore them to work, in good weather, and sat mostly at my work desk! I looked down the the color is wrinkling off just like foil. The lifting is happening in three places with one spot larger than a quarter. I am truly shocked that no one has brought this up. I suspect the metallics might be the only shoe with this problem. I really hope I get a refund because I just bought this shoe and it looks ridiculous now. Darn!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 1, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

I own Alegria Belle in many colors and patterns. The shoes are so comfortable and there is plenty of room for my toes. I wear a size 5.5 and Alegria size 35 fits perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2017

Review for Zappos Rewards Points
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Anonymous

 

I love this shoe, comfortable right away. Received lots of compliments and interest in the brand. I plan on buying another pair of Alegria soon.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansco

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 27, 2016

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Anonymous

from New Orleans

Great shoes I have severe heel pain but wearing these shoes I do not feel the heel pain.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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