Naturalizer asked: Why did you choose this?
- Judie: "Great casual shoe I can wear with jeans or knit pants."
- T: "Reviews said they are comfortable. Sadly I have not found that to be true. They have been sitting in the trunk of my car for the past 6 months and I haven't missed them at all!"
- parvin: "comfort"
Lee asked: I have narrow feet and flat arches. 95 % of the time, I buy 7 med. because most stores don't carry narrow widths. I don't know what size to buy? Should I purchase a 7 1/2 narrow or a 7 med.? If I purchase the narrow, will the shoe be tight when I zip it up? Will it be loose at the back? I'd appreciate it if you can answer my 2 ques. Thank you.
- Yolanda Zenaida: "HI Lee I normally wear an 11 medium, as my feet are long but they tend more to the narrow side. The medium in these shoes fits me close in that if I wish to wear socks with them, they would have to be thin socks and not the thick ones as I would then have problems zipping up the shoe. They initially felt very close around the instep and I have not yet worn them enough to tell you if they may stretch but they are comfortable. I have no looseness at the back in the medium width. I hope that this helps you."
- Lori: "I have wide feet and the shoes fit but they were not very attractive and I will be returning them."
- Vivienne: "Hello Lee W... If you usually buy a 7M then buy that size but if the shoe is in narrow go for a 7 1/2. If this your size then it shouldn't be tight at all. Hope I help out a little."
- Dina: "I also have narrow feet, but bought these in M to replace a worn out pair with a similar design (also Naturalizer). In this particular shoe, the M is narrow and your heels will not slip when they are zipped."
- E: "I don't have narrow feet so don'y know if I can address your question directly. I do think this shoe may run a bit arrowed than other Naturalizer shoes I got a 6 1/2 med and feel I would like a 7 for room for a sock."
- E: "It's really hard for me to say, but I would suggest that you may want to go with the 7 med if you are concerned the the shoe fitting right when you zip it up, and if you are wearing socks. But keep in mind, every shoe can fit different. I will tell you that the "Baldwin" shoe is very comfortable. I am so happy with this purchase. I find that i can walk in them all day without my feet feeling too tired. I hope this helps."
- E: "Hello Lee W, This show was purchased for a person who had narrow feet, and flat arches, also. What was interesting was that each time I purchased a shoe to fit this special feet size, it appeared the shoe was snugging the toes. So, my solution to the problem was to purchase the shoe in the regular medium width, which was a half size up. This was the shoe fit comfortable both ways, not too narrow, supportive, and no snugging the toes. This may work for you, it did marvelous for this person. She loves the fit of the shoe so much, that she rarely wear another pair of shoes. As far as the zipper goes, it was comfortable when the changes were made, and was not tight nor did the back slip, and slide (it was a perfect fit). Good luck, Lee in your search to find the right fit. E.S."
- L: "I have the same issues you do, but my feet are longer. I ordered a 10 N but they were too tight. I think the length was okay, but I ended up sending them back and have not reordered them. I think the medium would have worked. I really like the style of the shoe."
- huynhanh: "Hi, I bought the Baldwin and I like it so much. It is so comfortable. To answer your questions: 1. I have small narrow-to-medium feet and I bought size 5 medium. I think the shoes are slim so I would recommend medium instead of narrow. The shoes are tight when you zip it up, especially with socks. 2. I think 7 med is the way to go. When you bought 7 medium before, does it feel loose on the side ? If your feet are so narrow that size 7 medium does not make you comfortable, I do not know what to recommend., 7 medium or 7 narrow.,definitely not 71/2 narrow"
J asked: Does this shoe have a removeable insole so that I can use my orthotics?
- Lois: "Sorry, I couldn't check that out as I returned them - they were still too wide."
- carmen: "yes it does"
- J: "Yes the insoles remove easily"
- Teri: "I didn't keep this shoe. I couldn't wear winter socks with them even though I bought a 1/2 size bigger. Without socks they fit great which tells me they run small because all my other shoes fit great too and they are a1/2 size smaller. "
- E: "Yes they do. These are the best shoes you will ever invest your money in. They are very comfortable, flexible, clean easily and easy to put on and take off. Try them, as I did, without a doubt, and you will be pleased. Have a Great Day and thanks for asking about the insole. If you purchase them, please let me know, if ,you enjoy them as much as I do. Emily"
- Debra: "This shoe does have a removable insole to insert your orthotics. You should have no problem."
Roberta asked: My narrow foot requires a SS, do you make shoes in that width?
- Valerie: "I usually wear a narrow width. However, the medium width of Baldwin fits me because of the design. It zips up high enough to keep it from slipping in the heel. Perhaps narrow would work for you instead of SS."
- jacqueline: "I love the style that I selected because I am on my feet 8 hours a day and I have a similar pair that is very comfortable. However, the Baldwin design fit is narrow even for a W width I will have to return mine!"
- Geraldine: "These are a good fit for a S or N size. I bought a black pair last year and was very pleased."
- LEE: "do not know"
- Linda: "The salesperson can better answer this question."
Ketsy asked: I am disabled and have trouble walking, I use a walker and I am wanting to try to incorporate walking exercise into my health routine Is this shoe a good fit for someone who is looking for a walking shoe? Can you recommend a naturalizer shoe that would be a better fit? I like Naturalizer because they always have my size 12w.
- F: "Hi, Ketsy. I am glad you are going to add walking to your daily agenda. That sounds like a healthy idea. I think this shoe might work for you, especially since it has a zip up top. I could not make my pair work for me, however, because I have a neuroma on my right foot pad and these shoes made the pad hurt after only a few hours of wearing them. Most people don't have that type of foot trouble so I am hopeful that in your size you will find the shoe IS comfortable. I will say there is not a lot of toe room so if that is a need you have, I would keep looking at other Naturalizers. Best of luck to you in your search and in your walking. Very impressive."
- Jan: "It depends on where you live. If you live somewhere with a lot of cold weather, a shoe like this is good. If you live where the weather is warm all of the time, a flat with "treads" on the bottom would be good."
- Gayle: "Yes, I think this would make a good walking shoe. The only difficulty I find with the shoe is the stiffness of the zipper. I think with continued use, the zipper should loosen up a bit."
- M: "I do a lot of walking in these shoes and they are comfortable while walking. I wonder if you need something behind the heel to keep them on."