Rocket Dog Bigtop Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

44%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

32%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt true to size"

81% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

20 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

I have worn the crush for years and wanted something with a bit more height. These are awesome! The sole is harder than the crush so it won't squish down and loose height. They are true to size maybe a tiny bit small. Overall I think these are great and they seem like they will last several seasons.

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10 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

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

Be warned! This is the third time that I am buying these shoe! If it is warm out and your feet get sweaty, you may slide off the heel and subsequently break the shoe. the toe or side strap will easily break away from the sole. Why am I buying these shoes for a third time? They are comfortable, stylistically versatile and cheap...

Additional 25 Bigtop Rocket Dog Reviews

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July 6, 2016

Tiffany

 

Love these!! I am ordering another pair!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2016

Vicky

from NYC

Just what I was looking for, they are perfect for spring and summer. They can be worn with jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts! Comfy and different!

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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September 22, 2015

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love these shoes! I've had 3 pairs and worn them out each time. I always find it difficult to wear wedges when the heel height is drastically different than the platform height but these Big Tops aren't like that so its easier to walk in than the ones that have a huge slant like you're on a constant incline. I'm always seeing bad reviews about them breaking when your feet sweat but I think its really the person trying to wear their wrong size. I've even walked into water with them on and had no issues. The only negative's is the lack of variety in color and my size (6) are nearly impossible to find.

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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September 19, 2015

Anonymous

from Honolulu

I usually wear size 5 or 5.5 and I ordered size 5. They fit like gloves and have wonderful arch support. The shape of foot bed conforms to the shape of my feet as if they are tailored so my feet are very secure despite of the height of these shoes. I can walk in them for hours and never get tired! They are also very pretty and not at all clunky. I hope Rocket Dog keep this style and cut and I am willing to buy more pairs if Rocket Dog comes up with different colors of these shoes.

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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September 26, 2014

Kim p

from Las Vegas, Neveda

I would have bought both of these in a second had not it been for the reviews.. I've had Rocket Dogs in the past and ABSOLUTELY loved them so when I saw these I was ready to buy.. But with all the comments on how there cheaply made and sloppy to wear.. I'm totally shocked and saddened.. I really wanted them. Maybe you should listen to the consumers and change these to better quality because I would buy them for me and my family since we are shorties. ;) Disappointed! :(

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2013

Cindie

from Oklahoma

I bought the striped Rocket Dog Big Top and loved them so much I wanted the black webbed also. Size 7 wasn't available but size 6 showed to be available, so I tried to buy it but as soon as I clicked "pay", up comes a message saying there are no size 6. So I requested to be notified when the 6 and 7 were available. Then I got an email stating that the size 6 was available but when I tried to buy it. The same message comes up and says it is NOT available. What's going on?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 2, 2013

Cindie c

from Oklahoma

I normally wear a size 6 in these kind of shoes but after reading some of the reviews, I decided to get a 7. The 7 fits me perfectly and it accommodates my wide foot. These are otherwise fairly narrow and no way would a 6 fit me. It feels sturdy on my feet and beforehand, I was a little concerned about falling/sliding off the shoes, especially if my feet were to sweat but that hasn't been the case. I am 100% pleased with my rocket dogs!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Love these shoes! I'm a flip flop fanatic, and these are without a doubt the best I've worn.They're totally comfortable despite the height, and the multicolor stripes allows me to wear them with just about everything. Rocket Dog has a customer for life.

Brands I'd also recommend: can't think of any at the moment

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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May 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Medford, MA

I love them. They're super comfy and stylish without looking like typical, cheap, flip-flops. I can easily wear them all day under all sorts of outfits. They can be dressy or casual, depending on the rest of the outfit!

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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May 13, 2013

Jam

from chicago

I'm a true 9 and the 9 was perfect. Did not make my feet look big surprisingly. Multi color stripes are fun great for summer. Thanks Zappos for making my exchange stress free.

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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February 23, 2013

Belladoux

from Washington, DC

Can't wait for spring so that I can wear these cute shoes! I'm a huge Rocket Dog fan, and have been buying the Crush style for years (usually two pair per summer). May have to try a pair of Divers next.

Brands I'd also recommend: Volatile

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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Felt true to width

 

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June 26, 2016

Bailey M

from Annapolis, MD

Fun shoes but dangerous too. The straps got loose rather quickly and once that happened I had very little support. I had to walk with clenched toes in order to keep them on my feet without falling off and twisting my ankle. The last time I fell off of them the toe strap ripped out with a chunk of the filp flip "rubber". Because I am a glutton for punishment I am going to re-order one size smaller to see if the straps hold longer. Fingers crossed I don't break my neck!

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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No arch support

 

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October 11, 2015

Cat

from Los Angeles

I am buying these AGAIN for the 3rd time, as there is a design issue, and they do come unglued. I didn't read the reviews the first two times I bought them. I see many have had this same issue. I still love them, but do hate that they are cheaply made. Rocket Dog may want to take note! At this much bucks I will keep trying- and try to step carefully so that I never give them the chance to break.

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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September 4, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love the height of this shoe. However, the quality of the material and the design flaws of the Big Top are disappointing. I have broken 2 pairs after less than 5 wearings. It's a quality and design flaw on the part of Rocket Dog. The new material does not have the same make up as the old Jumb Surfs, which means lack of flexibility. The post rips up through the base of the shoe. And, after just two days of light use, it's easy to feel how the post is lifting from the base of the shoe. I bought 3 paris, thinking I would have them forever. Fail Rocket Dog. My old Jumbo Surfs, which are scary old are still in solid form.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 14, 2013

JM

from West Chester, PA

I absolutely love the concept of these colorful flip flops. However, they are too high and you have to be careful with each step that you do not lose your balance and fall. The part between the toes is too long which makes it hard to stay on them. I so wish they were two inches lower. You can wear plain clothes and jazz them up simply by wearing these fun colored shoes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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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July 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these shoes, but unfortunately, the quality isn't great. I've had two pairs, and each pair broke within a month. I really love the style and the fit, but I can't keep buying them because they keep breaking.

Brands I'd also recommend: Yellow Box

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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Felt true to width

 

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June 2, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

Cute shoes. I bought a 9 but I am returning them for a 10, since they are a bit small. I would go a size up if you have a high instep and arch such as myself.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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May 9, 2013

Jamalama Z

from Chicago, Il

First of all thank you Zappos for surprising me with my package in a flash. I ordered the 8 (I am a true 9) because I wanted the arch to line up my narrow flat feet to avoid slop. I am returning them for the 9 as I am not happy with how my big toe falls off the side. The are cheaply constructed.

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

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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February 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

I normally wear an 8 and need a 7. I am experienced in heels and could possible keep them, except you can tell that the arch portion of the sandals doesnt quite line up so you have to be extra careful with the extra slop. I fear in the long run it will be at least a nuisance, at worst a trip and fall. Cute shoes though!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 20, 2016

D

from Winnetka

Like so many others said, and like I remembered from another order I placed for similar shoes, they are too narrow. Being so tall, you need to have more width incase you lose your footing. Otherwise you'll end up with a broken ankle. It's a shame because when this style first came out the shoes were perfect - but for some reason (cost) they're making them smaller in width. Wish that I could keep them, but I know it would just be a matter of time before the straps snapped (like others said), or I slipped off the edges!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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September 8, 2015

Anonymous

 

I agree with several of the other reviewers. In fact, I came to this website to purchase my 4th pair (!) because of comfort and versatility, but decided against it after the other reviewers reminded me how easy they break when your foot slides sideways - which is why I'm now having to buy a fourth pair. Yikes! Time to move on.

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

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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July 1, 2016

from North Carolina

Please beware! I loved these as I am only 5'2" and wanted the height. I fell in them, but wrote it off as being clumsy. They are too loose. I fell again and this time I broke my right wrist and had to get a plate and several titanium screws in my arm. The shoes ended up costing me a whole lot of money, time and pain. Please, they stretch out and there is zero support.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 20, 2016

Lisa

from LA

I agree with the other reviewer, I also bought them two times and broke them each time within the first week. Once you slide off the heel (which is easier than it sounds) the shoe is done.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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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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June 26, 2015

Anonymous

 

This shoe is fantastic except for the part that wearing them once destroyed the bottom of the shoe. Awesome height but poorly made. Zappos has been amazing throughout this ordeal.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 4, 2013

Hope d

from brooklyn, new york

First of all, they came in a box with no labels and no receipt. The first day I put them on, the part that goes between your big toe and second toe, just came apart. I am very upset. I have ordered Rocket Dog many times and never had this problem. I took them to a shoemaker and he put liquid cement to try and fix it. That did not work. Now I am stuck with them after having only put them on once.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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