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Bella-Vita Whim Reviews

39 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

68%Rated 5 stars

32%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

74% "Felt true to size"

77% "Felt true to width"

67% "Moderate arch support"

34 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/1/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This style is adorable and this color scheme is really nice. You can wear with turquoise or reddish orange or other complementary colors. There's a bit of goldish shine to it also. I got an 8 wide (D) and it fits perfectly. The only problem I have is that they a bit high & so would start getting uncomfortable for me if worn all day. But for church or special occasions, great!

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/23/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

For the price they are cheaply made. They are reasonably comfortable for heels but not amazing. The heel looks cheap and the insole has already started flaking off after 3 wears since it's not real leather leaving white spots by the toe. I wish I would have returned them before wearing them.

Additional 19 Whim Bella-Vita Reviews

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August 28, 2014

Bobbie

from Baltimore MD area

This is a really comfortable shoe. The "platform" is really low and the shoe is not at all difficult to walk in and I never wear platform shoes. I wear an 8C shoe. From the reviews (a bit wide and short) I read I decided to order an 8.5 regular. It was too big. Size 8 regular fit fine on the next to smallest hole in the heel strap. If a regular with is usually a tight fit and a C width is fine, you can probably order a regular width in this shoes.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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August 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Concord, CA

So pretty, and they fit. I have a wide toe box and narrow heel. Seldom wear heels but these will work and they look terrific.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 14, 2014

Hannah A

from Baltimore, MD

Much nicer in person than online. Colors include gold, which makes them look more formal. Roomy and soft. I ordered a 9w and they actually are wide. Have to wear them around the house still but I think they are a keeper!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 20, 2014

Heather

from Texas

I own this shoe in two colors. I love them! I wear an 8.5 medium and it is completely true to size. My biggest concern is how flexible the shoe is when walking - and these shoes flex enough so you don't look like you are walking with boards on your feet. Secondly, I need to be able to stand in them for 12 hours - the toe box is soft and comfortable. I am accustomed to a high heel - so the height doesn't bother me like it does others. I wish they would introduce new colors this year!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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 29, 2014

Valerie

from Mesa, Arizona

Shoes are darling. I ordered them to go with some blue and teal clothing. I ordered a 10w and could have gone a half size smaller, but they still fit and look great. I ordered them in the morning and had them the next day! Zappos shipping can't be beat.

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

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

September 21, 2013

Linsay V

from United States

I have a wide, short foot with a high instep. I could have gone with an 8WW and they would have been even more perfect. But the 8.5WW was good enough for me. The leather is soft and supple without being loose. It is a lot sexier on the foot than it looks online. I wish there were 10 colors of this shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Clarks

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

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 5, 2013

Kathy L

from Mount Laurel, NJ

I love Bella Vita shoes, they are the only shoes that seem to fit my extra wide feet. These are comfortable and sturdy, while still being stylish.

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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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 20, 2013

Anonymous

from Texas

Love this shoe. SUPER comfortable. I bought it in black in the spring, and just bought a second color 2 months later. Can wear this one all day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a pretty and wearable shoe, unlike most pumps I have tried. The heel is high but does not feel ungainly. I have purchased the widest width available (but often order a simple Wide or wear shoes off the rack). I ordered the lower end of my size range for length, to compensate. Leather is unusually soft and supple. I cannot see any arch support in this shoe, so will have to find a way to add an orthotic. The only negative: the peep hole in the toe feels tight or constricting, pressing on the big toe nail. I stretched it to make it less so and it is now serviceable. Shoes should probably not come to such an unnatural point!

Brands I'd also recommend: MUNRO, Dansko, Jambu, Fitflops

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 10, 2013

JD

 

Love these shoes! They are so comfortable that I've been trying to get away with wearing them with everything. The only and very minor compliant is that because they don't really bend, they can make a subtle slap-slap noise when I walk fast. They are a pretty color and prettier on than I'd expected, but they feel great.

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 25, 2013

Toshya N

from Clintondale, NY

This shoe fits great! Very soft and very comfortable. I love the style too. I am thinking of ordering the Wren style also when they become available in my size. The heel is the perfect height. My feet are very hard to find perfect shoes for that look and feel good. These are it!

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

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Northern Virginia

I ordered 9.5 WW and it was slightly too long. The WW is the right width for my foot in this brand and I hope that is true for more of their shoes. Seemed too long. However, I liked the shoe, the soft bottom, and the color.

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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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Maryland

Very comfortable shoe. Ordered similar Bella Vita style last year and loved it. Runs true to size and comes in Wide width. It's a beautiful life when your shoes fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan, Vaneli, Via Spiga

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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May 8, 2013

Carol O

from North Carolina

Last year, I bought the Wren shoe from Bella-Vita, and I ended up wearing them constantly. This year, I decided to try the Whim shoe, and I like it even better. The color (a rich tan) is very neutral, so I can wear it with virtually any color of skirt or pants (except black, and I have my black Wrens for that). The leather is soft, and the shoes did not require any breaking in - they were comfortable from day one. I recommend them highly!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Boulder, CO

I was looking for something light and neutral, and based on the color in the photos, I ordered the Taupe Leather. The photos are accurate - the color is a light, warm brown, not a true taupe (which should have cooler, grayer tones). These are super comfy, and the nearly 5/8" platform (not mentioned in the item description) makes for an overall heel height that's a very manageable sub-2 inches. My only complaint, and it's minor, is that the sole is a "plasticky" rubber, so it's somewhat hard and the shoes were pretty slippery on my carpet; I expect that with outdoor wear this problem will go away.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft, Born

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Cincinnati

This shoe surprised me. So comfortable and stylish too. Love the Mayan print - very fun for the spring/summer. I have a wide foot and ordered a Wide width and it's very comfortable. Definitely recommend this shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: David Tate, Circa Joan and David

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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March 13, 2013

Amy B

from Riverton, UT

I love these shoes! They are very comfortable and so stylish. The color is great, and the heel is just perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: J. Renee

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 8, 2014

Anonymous

 

The strap falls down, but I like the look, so I don't mind. I enjoy the height it allows. Not too much not too little.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 27, 2014

Kerry K

from Perrysburg OH

I bought this shoe 1 year ago and found the sole to be be stiff in movement. There doesn't seem to be any give in it when walking. I have wide feet and this shoe fit well in that area and I get a lot of compliments on it. I have 2 other Bella-Vita styles & like the brand very much because it's one of the few shoes that have style for wide feet and are comfortable in width.

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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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

The color of these shoes is great and they are comfortable. The problem is with my feet - not the shoes. I could tell from the knot on the front that by the end of the day and my feet were swollen it would not be pretty.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 27, 2013

Anonymous

from N. IL

I wish I could get these to fit just right, because they are absolutely classy shoes. The support and walking comfort feel perfect, but they pinch right at the edge of my toenail. Still, I have kept them housebound, and wear them for a little while when I am home, in hopes that spot will loosen up and become more comfortable. If not, sadly, they will have to go back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sofft, Clarks, Aravon, NAOT

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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Runs Wide

 

June 7, 2013

Leah C

 

These shoes were lovely, but alas, the strap that goes across the back of the heel has a really flexible piece of elastic sewn into it. That means, even after I pulled the strap as tight as I could, my foot still slid around in the shoe when I walked in it. So disappointing as the shoes are really comfortable and look great on me, despite a bad bunion on one foot. Back to Zappos they go (sniff).

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 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

 

June 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Western PA

Attractive shoe for casual days in the office as well as for a casual evening out. The sole is firm (not soft or pliable) and the leather is fairly stiff. I hope that it will soften the longer I wear it.

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

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

May 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Burlingame, Ca

Toe styling is pretty. They just looked a little clunky on my short legs. And the strap didn't prevent them from the flip-clop effect when walking.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Felt true to width

 

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May 8, 2013

Olivia G

from United States

These are great. Sturdy and still sexy. I was drawn to them because of the thicker sole and slightly wider heel (without being clunky), and they don't disappoint. They're a little slippery at first, but I think they'll break in nicely. They may need a little extra grip on the heel tap.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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