Unfortunately, these shoes did not work for me. I really like the style and colors, and the F.A.S.T. slip-on, snap-back heel. However, the way the inside of the heel is constructed rubbed and irritated my heel after I wore them around the house for a few hours. There is a large seam at the back of the heel and a corner of leather that rubbed on the upper part of my heels, toward the inside just below my achilles. Additionally, the insoles are extremely thick, about 1/4 inch at the toes. This might be good cushioning for some people who have more shallow feet than me, but I had to put some old hiking boot soles in the Kiziks to create enough room around the toe box and vamp for me to wear them. I contacted Kizik directly asking if they had alternative soles, but they do not offer them and politely told me they have other customers that switch the soles all the time and I should do the same. It seems to me that if they are aware many customers do that they should consider providing a different sole. I'm sad these shoes didn't work for me, because the style and slip-on technology are exactly what I was seeking, and they appear to be well-built. I'll keep an eye on them to see if they make any changes.
Robert on June 18, 2019
I started with a Men's 9, returned & got a Men's 9.5, then returned it & ordered a Men's 10. They fix well & are very comfortable. I am very happy.
David from San Marcos, TX on June 15, 2019
I normally wear a men's size 9, but they crowded my toes while wearing socks. I'm returning them for men's size 9.5.
David from San Marcos, TX on June 10, 2019
Fits true to size plus the shoes have an adjustable Velcro tongue to expand access for a custom fit. I have some stiffness in my ankles and the kikzik technology really helps.
Zappos Reviewer on June 09, 2019
My husband is off enjoying these new shoes, so I'm writing his review. He loves them! He can't get over how light and comfortable they are. Also, his back is terrible and these are the ones you can just step into because the heel snaps back after you step into the shoe. This is probably his favorite part because he is older, has cancer and hates to bend over to tie laces. This man will wear one pair of shoes until they are unrecognizable, I might add, so he REALLY needed a new pair. Worth the money, too.
Valerie from Redding on June 03, 2019
High-quality and beautiful shoe. Unfortunately, the top of the shoe was way too tight across the top of my foot and I don't have the patience to wait and see if they'll break-in, especially at this price point. They're going back.
Matilda from MInneapolis on June 01, 2019
I went a half size up based off of the recommendations from other reviews (I wear a size 10 normally so I bought a 10.5). I wish I bought a 10 as I think these shoes run true to size. I guess the people with wider feet are having trouble and need to go up a size. My foot width is D which is normal. Keep in mind the shoes are adjustable with velcro on both sides of the tongue. I decided to keep the 10.5s because I was able to make the adjustment, but not ideal. Otherwise I love the style and the slip on feature. This is a quality shoe.
Anthony on May 30, 2019
I like the feel and for of the show around my ankle, but sadly it was a little big. Wish they had smaller sizes.
Zappos Reviewer on May 21, 2019
I now have 3 pairs of Kizik shoes and without doubt they are the most comfortable I have ever owned not to mention the ease of putting them on. I suggest as I did you should order a half size larger than normal.
Michael from Sarasota Florida on May 21, 2019
Having had back surgery, the attraction to these shoes (for me) was the "no hands", step into them "technology" and that feature worked great. But I found the top front of the shoe to be very stiff so with each step I took the front would buckle and press against the top of my toes. That was both uncomfortable and annoying which more than offset the "step into" them benefit.
Daryle from Jacksonville on May 17, 2019
Zappos Reviewer on May 16, 2019
Love them. Originally ordered a 9 but it was too loose. The 8.5 is perfect, my new favorite shoe
Kim from Aurora on May 16, 2019
I wear between a 7.5 and an 8M. In slip on sneakers, I wear a 7.5. The 7.5 in this style was too tight for long periods of wear, so I reluctantly returned them. But I am impressed by the shoe and would have kept it if it had fit.
Hope from Washington, DC on May 06, 2019
Great looking sandal however the fit leaves something to be desired. You are not able to easily adjust the straps and I felt that as the day progressed and feet tend to swell a little it would be a pain in the neck to adjust the fit. Initially the sandal did not feel secure on my foot even with the adjustment and it felt as though it would be easy to step out of it! Returned it.
Zappos Reviewer on April 27, 2019
These are great shoes. They are light weight and fit well. Comfortable for walking. The give on the top of the shoe appears to be comfortable for my instep.
Zappos Reviewer on April 24, 2019
Great shoe but Zappos writes that they have a leather footbed, which they don’t. It is synthetic and feels hot and scratchy on bare feet. I like the shoe though and the navy blue is hard to find, so I’m going to bite the bucket and buy a thin leather insert. Zappos, please correct the misinformation!
Teresa from NY, NY on April 23, 2019
This is my second pair of Kizik shoes. Easy on and off. Comfortable right out of the box. Using orthotic inserts.
Zappos Reviewer on April 18, 2019
Love them. They’re comfortable, look great and the way you can just step into them while standing is the bomb. Perfect for air travel. You just have to adjust the shoe to fit you just right when you first get them and you’re set with a shoe that feels as secure as a lace up. Arch support is moderate but not an issue for me. Getting another pair in a different color!
Zappos Reviewer on April 13, 2019
I have tried numerous slip ons from Vans, Echos and Vionic ect. This is the only pair that my heel did not slip. Has a unique heel that you foot kind of pops in. Felt roomy but not too big. There is some arch support and cushion. No break in needed.
Zappos Reviewer on April 12, 2019
My mom would have loved these shoes if she could have put her foot in. They’re extremely narrow, but she loved the style! Too bad she couldn’t keep them
Jude from Henderson on April 07, 2019
My dad has had a couple surgeries to where he cannot bend down, and the kiziks give him the ease of just sliding his foot in. The steel allows him to just step INTO the shoe, and he doesn’t need assistance anymore! They look great, and he feels so much more independent!
Jude from Henderson on April 07, 2019
I absolutely love the style of this shoe, but there is no way their 12W is the same as any other shoe manufacture. I don't even think it was normal width. Very disappointed that such a promising shoe was so poorly executed.
Zappos Reviewer on April 04, 2019
These were my 4th pair of Kizik, as I love the styles and quality (2 Dubai, one Boston and one New York). I’ve ordered one-half size larger in each and they fit perfectly. In each case I’ve opened up the tongue via th Velcro fasteners to achieve a perfect fit. All I can say is that whenever Kizik comes out with a new men’s style I’ll buy it.
Philip from Chatsworth, CA on March 30, 2019
First of all, I love the innovation of these shoes, both in terms of the flexible heel technology, and the laceless adjustment system. I also love the style and color, it's a very nice mix of casual and classy. Unfortunately, what I did not like was the extreme discomfort of actually wearing the shoes. The problem for me was that there is a slightly bulging seam on the inside of the top of the upper, which is directly above the tarsal bone that leads to my big toe. In other words, wearing the shoes was like having someone continuously pressing a drill bit into that bone (which is basically the highest point on one's foot, forward of the ankle). This suggests that the shoe is either way too tight in the vertical dimension (I'm a skinny guy with skinny feet, and even expanding these shoes to the maximum did not relieve the pressure on the top of my foot), or is just poorly designed in terms of where that seam is located. *Or*, I simply got a bad pair, but I can't return them to Zappos because I wore them for a weekend (went out of town on a road trip, and they were the only shoes I brought). If they can fix this very simple but deal-breaking flaw, then I will return as a customer.
Johnny from Los Angeles on March 28, 2019
Super comfy. They work exactly as marketed.
Zappos Reviewer on March 24, 2019