Donald J Pliner Fifi Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

84% "Felt true to size"

64% "Felt true to width"

62% "Moderate arch support"

33 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

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

Nice soft leather and good construction, however, the raised toe area in the foot bed of this shoe is not comfortable for me,also the shoe makes the flip flop noise when you walk, the arch support is good. I purchased this shoe thinking it would fit like the SiFi platform that D.Pliner had several years ago, they did not have the footbed like the Fifi. It is a good looking shoe but definitely does not work for me. I wished I had returned the shoes.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/9/15
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Sorry I had to return this Fifi as it does not fit as well as the older Fifi made in Italy. My older shoe is 4-5 years and still looks good, although the thong piece has stretched out a little. If you've never worn the earlier version, perhaps you would be satisfied with this version made in China. Just seems like a cheap version of the earlier Fifi!

Additional 36 Fifi Donald J Pliner Reviews

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November 29, 2016

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Jk

from Charlotte, NC

Great looking shoe. Definitely needed to break them in a few times before they began feeling completely comfortable.

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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August 17, 2016

June O

from Westchester, NY

I love these sandals. This is my second pair, wore the first till they all but fell apart. One thing, be careful about getting them wet as the leather will curl and they won't look as stylish.

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 true to width

 

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August 13, 2015

K. C

from St. Louis

I ordered the wrong size and Zappos has a great exchange policy! Shoes are beautiful and so comfortable. Love Donald Pliner and Zappos.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Santa Ynez,Ca

I love these shoes. I have them in gold, and was so happy with them, I decided to order another pair. They were comfortable, right out of the box. Great shoes. I highly recommend.

Brands I'd also recommend: Bernardo, Born, Orthoheel

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

 

Runs Narrow

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July 16, 2015

Anonymous

from NOLA

Shipping was on schedule and product was as expected. Ordering was easy and fast. This is a gift for the wife so I can't comment on fit and comfort but I know she likes them because this is her 3rd pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 9, 2015

Diana L

from Balto Co, MD

Had been watching these sandals for a couple of years hoping they would go on sale, no such luck. Made the buy decision to treat myself, and I'm glad I did. Very happy with them. Decided to go with Zappos, their service is second to none!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

I was optimistic in ordering these, as some of the previous reviews said that this sandal ran narrow, and since I normally wear a AA, that was good news to me. They do run narrow and I am very happy with them-so narrow footed gals-here's a sandal for you!

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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May 11, 2015

Marilyn B

from Edmond, OK

Love this shoe! Beautiful and comfortable. This is my second pair of Fifi, and I couldn't be happier with them.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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April 17, 2015

Lsw

from so il

Ordered them with the knowledge I can send them back and figured I would because of the mixed reviews. Have to admit, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! They fit perfectly. The footbed is soft, but the sole has less flexibility, which is great for my arthritic feet. Now I have to decide on my next color!

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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October 31, 2014

Diana

from Corrales

I do love the look of this shoe and it is very comfortable for all day wear. However, I am disappointed in the quality for a Pliner shoe. After just a few times of wear the edge of the footbed is worn. Not even sure how this could happen, but make the shoe look old. For the price of the sandal I would not have expected this to happen. Did run true to size I wear 6 1/2, that's what I ordered and fits perfect.

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

 

Runs Narrow

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March 6, 2014

Elizabeth I

from Brandon, Mississippi

Love them. This is my 2nd pair of black Fifis - the first pair was bought 3 or 4 years ago and they lasted for that duration. Finally, broke down and bought another pair (since I love them so much) and also bought another color.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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August 20, 2013

Anonymous

 

Beautiful, interesting shoe that runs very narrow. If you have anything unsightly like bunions on the inside of your foot, they will show in this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Oakland, California and Seattle, Washington

I love these sandals. They fit better than Donald Pliner's Fifi sandals, but I love those, too. I wish there were more colors available; I would buy more of them. I have purchased several pairs of the Fifis; they last for years and are very comfortable. Worth the money!

Brands I'd also recommend: Fifi and the Fifi 10.

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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July 30, 2013

Jen

from Lost Wages

Had these shipped overnight to use on a trip to New York in July - per the other review here...and they are spot on! Fit is amazing and can't beat the quality! I did get 2 blisters because of the humidity, but that is to be expected with any new shoe. Will have these for life.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 15, 2013

Julie P

from Fresno, CA

Originally found these shoes a number of years ago at Nordstrom. Beaded bronze. I loved them to pieces! Then the thong/toe piece broke and none of my shoe repair shops would fix them. Called Zappos for suggestions-talk about superlative customer service. I now have 6 pairs!

Brands I'd also recommend: Cole Haan

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

 

Runs Narrow

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June 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

I was encouraged to buy these shoes because of a prior review from a woman with narrow feet who said they worked for her. They were much too wide for my AA foot, unfortunately. I guess they really are for a medium to wide foot. They are very cute sandals.

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

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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May 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great every day shoe. Comfortable and true to size. Love it!

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

 

April 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love this shoe. I was able to wear them right out of the box. While it is a little slippery on the bottom initially this is easily fixable by scuffing it up on a rough surface. It did feel a little hard and stiff at first but I never found them uncomfortable. Was able to walk around in them for a couple of hours the first time I wore them. I have very narrow feet and was pleased to find these worked for me.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman,

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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January 8, 2013

Carol A

from Sarasota, Florida

What can I say other than--these are the best sandals EVER. They are comfortable (walk-around- New-York-City-all-day-in-July comfortable) and very, very flattering. Just buy them--really. Don't hesitate. They look good with everything from dresses to yoga pants.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman, Sam Edelman, L.A.M.B.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 27, 2017

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Carol R

from Owensboro, KY

When I wear this sandal, I always receive compliments regarding the style and look of this shoe. I must say I love the great support that the footbed provides, and after wearing them a couple of times, they stretched a little bit, but just enough to give me the perfect fit. I must say this is closer to a narrow fitting shoe than a medium size shoe, even though I ordered medium. It worked well for me because my foot size runs somewhere between a narrow and medium. If you always wear a regular size medium, this shoe will probably be to tight and uncomfortable.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Cordani

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 26, 2017

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Katherine M

from Ca

These are probably the prettiest flip flops I've ever seen. Alas, I cannot keep them because the arch support is not enough for me.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 14, 2015

Anonymous

 

They run a little big. I had to return them for a half size smaller. They do give the flip-flop sound but I still love them. The right size is very comfortable. Zappos' service is great.

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

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 23, 2014

Catherine S

from Shaker Heights, Ohio

Love these shoes! Dress them up or dress them down! Took off one star because they are just a tad narrow--not a problem for me, but might be for others.

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 11, 2014

Anonymous

from Alexandria, VA

I love these sandals. I must, because I've been wearing them for more than a decade. But something happened, this year -- either my feet got appreciably wider, or the sandal footbed got narrower. If your foot is on the narrow side, get these; you'll wear them constantly, and have them for years. They are that comfy and that versatile! If your feet are even medium width, perhaps think twice. Interestingly, I also got them in gold, and they fit. Go figure.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stuart Weitzman

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 narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 2, 2014

Amy W

from Yardley, Pennsylvania

This is my third pair of black fifi's. The style of this shoe cannot be beat, and I still love them. Each successive pair, however, has felt like a slight downgrade. My second pair was a downgrade in quality of materials, and this new pair feels like a slight downgrade in style. The footbed of the fifi10 is narrower and both the look and feel seem slightly different, which is why I'm giving only 4 stars for 'overall' and 'comfort' categories. Still though, these shoes go with everything and the style always seems fresh and new. These shoes are winners!

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

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

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide