Donald J Pliner

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Since 1989, Donald J Pliner has built a reputation for innovative materials, unexpected design and quality craftsmanship in women’s and men’s footwear and accessories. The brand is known for combining impeccable design with a commitment to fit and comfort.
In Donald’s words, “A shoe needs to be fashionable, a shoe needs to be comfortable and a shoe needs to be special.”
Key Donald J Pliner branded design elements such as unusual haircalfs, printed leathers, stretch fabrics and elastics are included season after season for the utmost style and comfort. Beaded elements add textured embellishment across the line. Uniquely crafted heels, silhouettes and colors along with meticulous attention to detail make Donald J Pliner shoes works of art.
Inspired by energy. Drawn from destinations. From the beaches of Spain to the mountains of Italy, Donald J Pliner shoes, boots and accessories are infused with uniquely bold, unexpected and modern styling.

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Corin

Corin

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I purchased the leopard print calf hair pumps and liked the looks. I wore them twice and both times the inside lining stained my feet black. I returned the shoes because of that defect and inferior design. For the price I expected a better designed shoe. I won't buy any more Donald J. Pliner shoes.

on November 11, 2018

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Dacio

Dacio

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Filo nice,excellent

from Ponce Puerto Rico on November 11, 2018

Corin

Corin

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the look of this shoe! Problem: It hurt to walk in them, too narrow. The style and fit did not work out for my feet and lacked arch support, I am usually medium width, but these felt tight and my foot keep pushing forward which made it feel worse. Sigh!

on November 06, 2018

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Dante

Dante

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Fit and size was good. Boots from the heel up are gorgeous BUT...I just could not get used to the heel. It's huge. It extends out beyond the curve of the back of the book and is "cut in" up above the sole. Maybe it's a style thing. It's such an elegant (and not inexpensive...) boot but the heel looks like someone made a mistake and put the wrong heel on it. Like a paperweight. It kills me to return them but those heels! Ugh. Maybe I missed too many runway shows in Paris but...that heel!

on November 02, 2018

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Jamey

Jamey

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful boots, leather was gorgeous and the overall effect stylish. Just the tiniest bit tight in the footbed, and I’m past the age of breaking things in. However, I think my feet are on the wide-side; if yours are not, these are amazing boots.

on November 01, 2018

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Dante

Dante

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It's almost impossible to go wrong with Pliners. A few years ago their quality seemed to have slipped a bit, but they seem to be right back on track. These are the only shoes I had on a recent 4-day mini vacation that involved a moderate amount of walking and shopping and my feet were fine the entire time. They don't have any extra padding in the footbed, but the Pliner overall fit allows for 16 hours of comfort 4 days in a row.

from Denver, CO on November 01, 2018

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Deedee

Deedee

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Oh how I wanted to keep these pretty shoes! They were just what I'd been looking for all fall. But, they were a tad too narrow in the toe section. Very sad to have had to return them.

from Bucks County, PA on November 01, 2018

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Fifi

Fifi

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are a spectacular pair of very stylish sandles but I am returning them because I found them at a lower price point elsewhere.

on October 27, 2018

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Prinze

Prinze

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

this shoe is on the smaller side. I ordered half size larger but still my toes touching the front of the shoe, I have flat feet so it was not good for me at all . It also looks very long on the feet.

on October 24, 2018

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Edwyn

Edwyn

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I own at least a dozen pairs of Pliner shoes-I love them. These are a bit cheap in feel. Much lighter and less substantial than my other Pliner shoes. They do not feel like the high quality leather that I am used to either. I like the style and the fit is fine but this seems like a second tier version compared to other pairs I own.

on October 22, 2018

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Elen

Elen

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very stiff with no give. I have two other similar styles that I love. Very disappointed.

from Birmingham, Alabama on October 21, 2018

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Corin

Corin

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful comfortable shoe, but toe box was too square for my foot.

on October 20, 2018

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Noraa

Noraa

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a beautiful pair of boots. I was hoping. But the fit was not right for me. First, I need a shoe/boot that is roomy in the toe box. I think Pliner has narrowed up their shoe lasts, especially in the toe box. I have had slipons and boots both and they were wonderful. No go with this. It was too tight in the toe box but I still felt like my foot was slipping forward....so maybe the instep was not designed right. Not sure. As expensive as they are, they have to fit my foot or have to send back. I was hoping.

from Sioux Falls on October 19, 2018

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Darrin

Darrin

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

The shoes are very comfortable. I am less pleased with the look. I was expecting more of a London Tan color. The best I can describe the color of these shoes is pumpkin with little black dots all over them. The dots are not exactly a grain, like snakeskin, but like little raised artificial black spots. One other issue with the shoe is the insole has a very chemical smell.

from NYC on October 18, 2018

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Deedee

Deedee

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Just one complaint -- why aren't there more colors!?! I love these shoes! They are a great cross between a ballet flat and a loafer. I worn them right out of the box for two straight days of travel -- no breaking in necessary, no blisters, no pain. Definitely worth the extra investment.

from Denver on October 16, 2018

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Darrin

Darrin

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Nice shoes overall and look great. Width is maybe a little narrow, but the length is probably a full size long. I am a little disappointed with the sole comfort, but it isn't bad. The construction quality is nice and they seem to be durable. The leather is not very soft, but I suspect that is due to the "stingray" grain that is embossed on it. I would definitely buy them again.

on October 16, 2018

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Iggy

Iggy

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Nice looking shoes but poorly constructed. Inconsistencies in seams and workmanship. Normally i love Pliners but these were just not up to par. Had to return them, would not buy another pair.

on October 16, 2018

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Prinze

Prinze

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Gosh I loved these but.... had to send back. A few things- the navy looks black in the photo but it is navy. I wear a solid 11 was stepping out of the 11. These will be great if you have bunions. The crepe is comfortable and they are oh so stylish!

on October 15, 2018

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Fifi

Fifi

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love Donald Pliner shoes in general for their support and this one didn't disappoint. Slipping out of my cheap simple black flip flops into these was so heavenly and so comfortable. I've bought this brand before and the comfort is over the top. These of course are also very chic and flattering; I can't wait to wear them with black leggings around my never-too-cold beach town. Great long-term purchase - will last a long time and never go out of style. Actually been wanting these for a few years and so glad I finally purchased them. Will be great for my tired feet after a day of being on my feet all day!

from Santa Barbara on October 10, 2018

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Laila

Laila

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These are beautiful shoes and look exactly as shown. I would consider them black, as the only navy is the small bit of coloring just under the elastic. They are form-fitting over the ankle. Once I put them on, they are very comfortable for heels. If your feet are wide, or you have a high arch, they may be too snug.

on October 04, 2018

Lanna

Lanna

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

LOVED the styling, but these sandals were too hard to get into or walk in. I struggled to stretch the straps over my high instep and wide feet, and the thick soles were so stiff and hard that I clomped around like Frankenstein. I've worn Japanese wooden geta that were easier to walk in! I really wanted to love these shoes. If the soles were softer and more flexible, they would be amazing.

on October 01, 2018

Prinze

Prinze

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I normally wear dress shoes in size 5 or 5.5. I ordered this shoe in 5.5, planning to wear it with no show socks. I could not even get my foot into the shoe. Perhaps if I had ordered up a half size or a size, I would be able to comment further on it.

from San Diego on September 28, 2018

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Igor 2

Igor 2

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

great shoes!

on September 26, 2018

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Dante

Dante

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These boots are very nice looking. Unfortunately they are narrow for even the average medium foot.

on September 22, 2018

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Deedee

Deedee

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Beautiful shoe, but too tight across the top of my foot.

on September 21, 2018

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