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Suzanne
Suzanne Posted: 4/24/15
Reviewer: Sandra Gutierrez from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I thought I was going to die when I tried them on at home. How a shoe that costs as much as these babies do can hurt SO FREAKING much is beyond me. If I am willing to pay this much for a pair of shoes, they should be comfortable, right? The shoe is made of wood, so I was ready for that, but the leather is super hard, thick, and stiff. I went on the internet to see how I was supposed to break them in (I bought a colored pair, so olive oil is NOT recommended), people reported the break-in period to be MONTHS. I need shoes RIGHT NOW. I'm so conflicted (and lazy)- why should I have to work so hard for great shoes? I am currently wearing them with socks on, but I just don't know- I will probably be sending these back.

Heart High
Heart High Posted: 4/22/15
Reviewer: Cori Cooperider from Los Angeles, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

They take a bit of getting used to, but I really like them! You just have to be ready to walk on wood and there isn't much give in the straps. I wouldn't want to wear them walking around for hours, but at work, or similar is fine.

Ornament High
Ornament High Posted: 4/14/15
Reviewer: from Menlo Park, CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Rather pretty, as clogs go, but wooden footbed is not as comfy as softer footbeds in Dansko clogs, for example. Also, my foot is between a medium and wide width, and this was definitely too narrow.

Ornament Clog
Ornament Clog Posted: 4/10/15
Reviewer: Sarah from Japan
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These were very narrow on me, but the length was true to size I am a 9.5/10 (closer to a 10) and the size 40 fit perfectly. The leather looks high quality and I could tell that they would be very comfortable once broken in, however, my foot looked awful spilling over the sides and I'm sure it would have hurt after a few hours. I am sad that I may have to write off this company completely if all their shoes run this narrow.

Heart High
Heart High Posted: 4/5/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

They are exquisite, but like all Swedish Hasbeens, they take some breaking in. For my teenage daughter, this was basically a non-issue, but for me - with 40-something year old feet, it took a little while to not pinch the tender, worn out spots. We have the red, and I love the black stitching detail on the top. But we both wear these shoes now, and they're gorgeous. People always ask me, and her, about them.

Lacy Debutant
Lacy Debutant Posted: 4/2/15
Reviewer: Lydia from Oregon
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these shoes! I have received so many compliments on them. The leather is a little tough, but it only took a few days to break them in. They look great with jeans and skirts and dresses.

Heart High
Heart High Posted: 4/1/15
Reviewer: Lori A. Jackson from United States
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These shoes cut my toes so badly even with moleskin that I am afraid to wear them again even after filing the sharp edges of the leather down. It's a shame because that are really cute but I don't think they are worth the loss of blood!

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 3/31/15
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Like people say, these are HARD to break in. But they fit my feet really well (I have a really standard foot, so I'm lucky in that regard!) and they are SUPER cute, so I was determined to make them work. I wore them a lot, at first just a few hours a day and worked my way up, and I used some anti-chafing stick (that I got in a running shop!) around the straps. After a while. I think 6-8 weeks. I was finally comfy in my clogs! One thing I love about this shoe is, despite the heavy looking wooden sole, they are extremely lightweight. I was expecting loud clomping but they are so quiet that I wear them to work, in a library!

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 3/29/15
Reviewer: nate smilay from South salem, ny
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great sandal! I usually wear a size 9 and chose the size 40 in these because I like to have a little wiggle room in my shoes. I had read other reviews saying they are hard to break in. I haven't had a problem - possibly because they weren't really tight to begin with. I wore them around the house with socks for a while before going barefoot. Haven't gotten a single blister. I also rubbed olive oil on the leather to darken and condition them. Now, waiting for the weather to cooperate so I can wear them more often.

Braided Sky High
Braided Sky High Posted: 3/27/15
Reviewer: Anne Bidwell from Alameda, CA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Cute and sassy! Look great with jeans or a skirt. The nubuck starts out very stiff and quite tight so breaking them in before going on a long walk is recommended. I usually wear between 8 - 8.5. The 8.5 (size 39) did it for me. My feet are narrow and the 8.5s were still tight so someone with a wider foot might need a larger size.

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 3/20/15
Reviewer: from new york new york
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Wanted to love these cute clog booties since, they are so hip this year but the side zipper killed my right ankle. I will continue my search for newer style Hasbeens!

Lacy Debutant
Lacy Debutant Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: Rachel McKenzie from United States
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These are very cute shoes and I so wished I could keep them; however, the back strap rubs the heel immediately which within an hour or so would rub a blister! They are also wooden soled so they are very "clunky." Had to go back!

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 3/17/15
Reviewer: from San Francisco
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Because of all the reviews, I was worried that these shoes wouldn't fit and they'd be too narrow. But they actually fit very well. For the price, the ankle straps could be so much more comfortable if they "doubled" the inside, that is, make the inside straps match the outside. I am breaking them in with socks, but very happy overall.

Ornament Clog
Ornament Clog Posted: 3/12/15
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are adorable shoes. The only issue is that the leather seemed to gape. It did not fit well in the ankle or toe. The footbed was perfect width and length. I would have loved these shoes if they did not make me look like I was wearing shoes that were two sizes too big. I do have very narrow ankles so they might be sized right for standard women.

Suzanne
Suzanne Posted: 3/4/15
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are high quality, immediately comfortable, and my somewhat wide foot slipped into them easily - I felt no need for a break-in period. I have been coveting them for months. But I just didn't like the way they looked on my feet. So, I'll be returning them. I'm sure on others they look awesome, but my short legs seemed a little stumpy. They seemed almost more 40s than 70s. Oh, I wear a 7.5 and got the 38, and they fit perfectly.

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 2/20/15
Reviewer: from Brooklyn
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I purchased two pairs of Hasbeens, these and another style boot. These were so small I couldn't fit my foot in them, and the others were perfect. So my review...the sizes are not consistent.

Peep Toe Super High
Peep Toe Super High Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: Toni from Austin, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I thought I'd share another viewpoint. I ran a foot study for many years, and know that my left foot is a true 9M and my right a true 9.5M, US sizing. My right foot is 10 1/8" in length and my left is 10". I bought the size 39 and they are completely comfortable from the first time wearing them. I experienced no rubbing or squeaking - this is because they are tight, not loose. With these shoes, f you are a half-size, sizing down is probably your best option. For my 1/2 size foot, my toes do come through the peep toe more than the other side (and over the edge of the wood slightly in front) but I'm confident that this will ease over time as the back strap breaks in and becomes looser. Just my two cents - I love the shoes and will now be ordering more pairs in different colors. These are not as uncomfortable as everyone says they are!

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 12/23/14
Reviewer: sandyichiban from Rancho Palos verdes
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love my hasbeens! I found these to be quite comfortable and perfect for the Spring/Summer. These are great for casual walking-- meaning, not for long rigorous walks! For clogs these are super comfortable although you do make the *clop *clop sounds while walking.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 12/4/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have problem feet; plantar fasciitis and bunions. These were super comfortable. Would recommend. Also, the light color darkens over time and develops a lovely patina.

Peep Toe Super High
Peep Toe Super High Posted: 12/1/14
Reviewer: from Vero Beach
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Those shoes are massive and could be a better quality for a price. The leather is so tough and might fit for hoofs (joke). I love a style and wanted to love the shoes but alas. They need to improve the quality.

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 11/24/14
Reviewer: from Stockholm
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

If you have wider feet don't buy these. They are really gorgeous but made for a narrow foot, some lower heel models are wider but all in all the footbed is made very narrow. So cool, but not for my footbed.

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