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Louise
Louise Posted: 4/20/16
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm in love with shoes! I ordered the neutral color first, with the notion that they were more versatile, but the orange ones kept calling my name, so I exchanged them. immediately. They are perfectly groovy/70's and modern at the same time. I smile every time I put them on. I'm typically a 7 1/2, but the 7 fits great-no breaking in time!

Swedish Husband
Swedish Husband Posted: 4/15/16
Reviewer: Phyllis Cassetta from NYC
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These are hellish. Cute as a button, but if you have just slightly wide feet, you will think you are dying. I tried them out with thin socks around the house two or three times. Unbearable. I'm a Dansko and Sanita girl, so I am spoiled by comfort. That said, if you are narrower, maybe they could work for you. I am pretty sure the footbed is also awful - maybe okay for younger feet than mine (which are not terribly old, but old enough to be a little particular). I found the length to be true to size - I'm usually a 9 or 39 in a closed toe shoe/clog/birki and was a miserable 39 in these. They are adorable though.

Swedish Husband
Swedish Husband Posted: 4/13/16
Reviewer: Tiffany from Chicago
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

These would have been my 6th pair of Swedish Hasbeens, so I'm very familiar with their sizing. I ordered a 37 (because I have 5 others in 37 that fit perfect) and these felt a full size smaller. My heel hung off the back in a major way. Really sad to send these back. Wish Zappos had them in a 38 but they do not. Super sad face!

Fredrica
Fredrica Posted: 4/13/16
Reviewer: Marissa from Hawaii
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I've been wanting these shoes forever! Finally ordered them and I was so excited...unfortunately, only one fits well. The toe box squeezes my right foot in a really painful way, and so sadly they must go back.

Suzanne Debutant
Suzanne Debutant Posted: 4/6/16
Reviewer: d burton from Newport, RI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these! I was a bit hesitant to order wooden shoes, but I was very glad I did and they are totally worth the money. They took a bit of getting used to since you walk flat footed, but they go with everything and I wore them all summer long. They can be dressed up or worn with a pair of jeans and dressed down. Win, Win!

Cross Strap Debutant
Cross Strap Debutant Posted: 4/4/16
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I ordered a higher-heeled pair of Hasbeens in natural leather to try for comparison, both size 38 (I wear 7.5-8 normally). These fit fine in the toe box and along the length of footbed, and the leather was much softer than the other pair. Might have needed some break-in but that would've been manageable. The design over the toe was prettier in person, and the strap around the ankle fit well. As others have mentioned, the heel is actually a bit too low for this type of sole -- instead of getting a rocking walking motion, you wind up kind of clomping around. I'm not exactly sure why, just something about the shaping makes these harder to walk in than similar styles of shoes which I've worn before very comfortably. So sad as I love the look!

Peep Toe Super High
Peep Toe Super High Posted: 4/4/16
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I ordered a lower-heeled pair of Hasbeens in red leather to try for comparison, both size 38 (I wear 7.5-8 normally). These fit fine in the toe box and along the length of footbed, but there was an odd gap at the back of the heel, and as others have mentioned, the edge of the leather at the ankle strap was too painful to tolerate for the break-in period. Also, the design of the leather over the toe, reminiscent of a buckle, looked a bit too chunky/blocky for my taste, as compared to other Hasbeens designs. The height doesn't feel as high as it looks, which was a plus for me.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 4/2/16
Reviewer: Rachel from Pac NW
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have narrowish feet, but like room to wiggle toes. I wear a 39N in regular Dansko clogs. I often size down in heels and in strappy shoes. Otherwise, my skinny feet slide around (but sizing down makes my pinkie toe angry). I got these in a 37 and they are perfect. My toes come all the way up to the front, but they don't curl over the edge or ooze out in that yucky way. The red is true red. Not too orange, not too brown, not too pink. The woven design reminds me of a Pilgrim buckle. I am loving then.

Cross Strap Debutant
Cross Strap Debutant Posted: 3/31/16
Reviewer: Katie from Gainesville GA
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are very cute shoes, but they are very narrow. I can see in the video that even the very slender model's feet were hanging out on the sides. I thought that I would give them a try because they are so cute, but I did not like how they looked on my feet so I ended up returning them.

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 3/31/16
Reviewer: Kate Hauser from Weston CT
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

What other shoppers are saying is fairly true - they are a bit more narrow than you'd expect. Well made and cute. I have very pale ankles still and the clash with the wood and my skin tone is surprising. I wish Hasbeens would tone down their wood soles a bit - they start out VERY YELLOW.

Suzanne
Suzanne Posted: 3/22/16
Reviewer: from CT
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These are very nice looking. They seem well made. I wear a 38 in Dansko Professional, but got these in 37 and they are perfect. However, the leather is very stiff and takes some time to break in. Because of this they will probably last a long time. But they take some effort and patience. I oiled mine right away (which darkened them significantly) and wore them around the house with socks. Several more short wears in the house and they will be ready for a half day of wear. (Seriously, they take some time.) If you like this style, and don't mind a slightly shorter heel, check out Sven clogs (too bad you can't get them through Zappos). Sven's are better made: better, softer leather that comes formed to the human foot shape, so no break in, and they still are very elegant and stylish. I will not buy Swedish Hasbeens again, but I'm keeping these because I do like them. But they take too much effort to be comfortable. Sven's feel good out of the box.

Lacy Sandal
Lacy Sandal Posted: 3/22/16
Reviewer: Gillian Anderson from Santa Rosa, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I wear a size 6-61/2 and got the 36. It fit perfectly and is such a comfortable shoe. I do have a narrow foot as it is a medium width so there is plenty of room, but as this is a sandal type it works for me. The heel height is great as it gives a little heel but does not strain the knees, which is a factor when one gets older.

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 3/10/16
Reviewer: Danielle from Brooklyn
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I normally wear a 6 or 6.5 and have wider feet with low arches. I can wear the Lacy sandal in a 36 no problem, but I had to size up to a 37 in these, and they felt great out of the box. I walk A LOT and had no discomfort walking 2.5 miles to work in these. Because they are a little bigger, they fit will in the width but are not big enough to be uncomfortable. They are beautiful shoes that look great with jeans and dresses. I've had quite a few pairs of SHB (some 36, some 37) and the quality is just amazing in the boots. The only con is that this boot tends to rub on one of my ankles, so it can irritate at times.

Louise
Louise Posted: 3/6/16
Reviewer: Ingrid Manning from California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These clogs are very nice and comfortable My size is 7.5/8, I ordered size 39 and they fit perfect, I can even wear some thin socks.

Slip In
Slip In Posted: 3/6/16
Reviewer: Jessica Masterson from Lincoln, Nebraska
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I wanted to love these shoes. I really did. I've been attempting to break them in by wearing them around my house for the past week, but to no avail. I think for the price point, and given the uncertainty as to whether they will every magically break-in and be wearable in the context of a normal day (which, for me, consists of a fair amount of walking around a college campus), I'll be returning these. I should note that I have a "normal" foot in terms of width; I've never had a problem with a shoe being too narrow before. I'll be checking out my Dansko options instead.

Slip In
Slip In Posted: 3/1/16
Reviewer: Alexandra Porrata from Inverness, Ca
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes slay. They're super comfortable once you break them in. I love them and am getting both colors. Super well made. Narrow though.

Slip In
Slip In Posted: 2/21/16
Reviewer: from Minnesota
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love these shoes so much--absolutely gorgeous. However, I'm shedding a tear as I send them back. They are just so, so narrow. If I were positive they would stretch (quite a bit) I would keep them, but for the price I just can't justify the possibility that they may never fit my foot.

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 1/22/16
Reviewer: Alyson from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great shoes! They are super sturdy. I can tell that I will have these for years to come! I like wearing mine with ankle socks, as without them it can be a bit stiff. They go great with both jeans and dresses!

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 1/15/16
Reviewer: from Loveland, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Swedish Hasbeens are the best - have wanted a pair of navy boots for years - these are perfect!! A great hip look with leggings or office pants. Hasbeens are stiff at first and are best suited to narrow feet - size up if needed. I got my usual 37 in these.

Peep Toe High
Peep Toe High Posted: 10/28/15
Reviewer: from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These just go with everything. Everything! The wood is pretty soft, way more comfortable than I would have thought, but then again I have pretty high arches. The perfect width and height. Leather starts to look better as it ages - it's pretty bright at first, but then settles more into a British tan color once you get them a little dirty.

Zip It Emy
Zip It Emy Posted: 10/23/15
Reviewer: rose heine from bellmore ny
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Thought I would love these boots but after just wearing them twice my ankle is killing me. Not sure what is? Not tight around my ankle just from the very stiff leather hitting into my ankle. So weird! I am so disappointed because I love the way they look.

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