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Vaneli Serene

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  • Find serenity and style this season in the Serene flat from Vaneli®.
  • Suede or nappa upper with fashionable quilt stitching and patent leather accent at the toe.
  • Combination leather and textile interior helps to wick away unhealthy moisture.
  • Padded footbed with arch support will have you walking in all-day comfort.
  • Durable rubber outsole and slight heel provide flexibility with each step.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 38 in
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

67% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 67% True to size
  • 24% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
79% Felt true to width
  • 79% Felt true to width
  • 15% Felt narrower than marked
  • 6% Felt wider than marked
59% Moderate arch support
  • 27% Excellent arch support
  • 59% Moderate arch support
  • 13% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Find serenity and style this season in the Serene flat from Vaneli®.
  • Suede or nappa upper with fashionable quilt stitching and patent leather accent at the toe.
  • Combination leather and textile interior helps to wick away unhealthy moisture.
  • Padded footbed with arch support will have you walking in all-day comfort.
  • Durable rubber outsole and slight heel provide flexibility with each step.
  • Measurements:
    • Heel Height: 38 in
    • Weight: 6 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 7, width M (B). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Vaneli Serene

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 162 reviews.

Top Positive Review

14 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

True to size. I bought the Vaneli Serene to compare with the French Sole Passport (which runs at about double the price). Overall, I felt that the Serene won in the looks department (surprising!) whereas the Passport was more comfortable. Unlike other quilted patent-toe ballet flats out there, the Serene has a nice almond toe, which helps keep this shoe classic. The sides of the flat are just about average for a ballet flat -- neither too high (making your foot look long) nor too low (causing the shoe to gap as you walk). The leather and quilting itself seemed to be of good quality. In the comfort department, the Serene lost out to the Passport. The lining is synthetic, which causes my foot to sweat and get uncomfortable. Also, the little "heel" at the back is made of a hard plastic, not rubber, which means it slips on tile and wood floors. You won't take a fall because the rest of the outsole is rubber (so the ball of your foot stays planted), but having your heel slip around is certainly disconcerting! The Serene has no arch support (typical for ballet flats), but it's cushy enough to walk on. As with all ballet flats, I would probably add an insole for comfort.

Read more » « Show less September 29, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

Looks fashionable online, but looks very old fashioned on your foot.

Read more » « Show less August 23, 2011 by Anonymous
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14 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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True to size. I bought the Vaneli Serene to compare with the French Sole Passport (which runs at about double the price). Overall, I felt that the Serene won in the looks department (surprising!) whereas the Passport was more comfortable. Unlike other quilted patent-toe ballet flats out there, the Serene has a nice almond toe, which helps keep this shoe classic. The sides of the flat are just about average for a ballet flat -- neither too high (making your foot look long) nor too low (causing the shoe to gap as you walk). The leather and quilting itself seemed to be of good quality. In the comfort department, the Serene lost out to the Passport. The lining is synthetic, which causes my foot to sweat and get uncomfortable. Also, the little "heel" at the back is made of a hard plastic, not rubber, which means it slips on tile and wood floors. You won't take a fall because the rest of the outsole is rubber (so the ball of your foot stays planted), but having your heel slip around is certainly disconcerting! The Serene has no arch support (typical for ballet flats), but it's cushy enough to walk on. As with all ballet flats, I would probably add an insole for comfort.

I'd also recommend: French Sole Passport

Fit Survey

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  • from Seattle, WA
4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Ordered the 8.5 and had to reorder the 9's - they were definitely too small and I am almost always an 8.5. Lovely shoe though, and Zappos' return policy made it so easy.

Fit Survey

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Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from NY
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these shoes. They are the perfect pair of flats to wear with skinny jeans or leggings, and I get compliments on them every time I wear them. They felt true to size and to width, although the toe bed felt a bit tight on the first wear. Now that I've worn them several times, they feel great.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Chicago, IL
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are the greatest little flats. They have a nice arch support in them which is why I decided to try them. I broke both my ankles 6 months ago, and I've got to have comfort and support. These have everything including style.

I'd also recommend: Just Vaneli right now

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from Dallas
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are the *BEST* flats I have ever found. Super comfortable, look/feel very well made. No side gaps, no creases when you walk, no toe showing, and the toe box does not smoosh your toes at all. I take a 9 in Ugg boots, and a 9 1/2 in sneakers. I bought these in a 9 and they fit perfectly. I will be buying these in at least one more color (I bought the black with black patent toe).

I'd also recommend: Minnetonka

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from NY
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