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The Only Boots I’m Wearing This Fall

Nisolo boots

I’ve worn Nisolo shoes for many years (and have mentioned them a bunch of times on Cup of Jo). I live in their sandals all summer and their boots all winter. So, when they approached us for a fall partnership, it was a no brainer, since our whole team already wears and loves them. Here’s why…

Favorite Fall Boots

As soon as the air turns crisp, Nisolo boots are my go-to shoes. They’re incredibly well made and look good with everything, from jeans to work pants to dresses.

Nisolo Dari Boots

I don’t often wear heels, but these boots have won me over. They have a chunky heel that is super comfortable and easy to walk in. It’s nice to have a little bit of lift.

Favorite Fall Boots

Nisolo also has a great array of flats and oxfords. The d’Orsay flat is such a classic style, with side cut-outs for instant sophistication.

Favorite Fall Shoes

Nisolo shoes are amazing quality, but the best thing about them is their mission. All of their pieces are ethically produced, in factories where employees receive beyond fare trade wages, healthcare and a great working environment. (You can read more about their factories here.) And because they sell direct-to-consumer, their products are sold at the fairest prices possible.

Favorite Fall Boots

In our office, the runaway favorite is the Chelsea boot, which comes in three colors. (Caroline has the black and Franny wears the sand.) Made of water resistant leather, they’re great for meandering fall walks or wintry date nights. We especially love the toe shape, which falls perfectly between rounded and pointy.

Nisolo’s beliefs extend through every branch of their company — we’re happy to say that their Nashville-based team has been warm and wonderful to work with, and they stand behind their products. (They make men’s, too!) I highly recommend their beautiful shoes.

Bonus for all readers: Nisolo is offering Cup of Jo readers 20% off using code JO20. Thank you so much!

Have you tried Nisolo? What are your favorite shoes to wear right now?

(Photos by Ana Gambuto for Cup of Jo. Top photos shot at Books Are Magic, our friendly neighborhood bookstore. This post is sponsored by Nisolo, a brand whose mission we love. Thanks for supporting the brands that keep Cup of Jo running.)

  1. Katherine says...

    I hear they run small and I’m an 11 😕! They look good tho, have always been interested in their brand. I wish they would expand their sizing!

  2. Bridget says...

    I am a (kind of) recent Nashville transplant and luckily found the brand on Instagram one day. I made it to their sample sale and snagged a pair for 70%(!!!!!) off and never looked back. They were one of my first “big girl” puchases and my most prized poesssion. They are made sustainably and contribute to my local economy, I love it! It’s so fun to support local brands that are doing great things, and get to feel like a badass at the same time.

  3. Kelly says...

    I have the exact boots you’re wearing in the top photo, and just got my beloved chukkas resoled. I heard about them on CoJ, and now my husband and I are loyalists for life! We’ve each gotten one pair of Nisolos a year for the last 3 years, and usually match in out choices. Last year, we both got leather sneakers, and this year was boots!

  4. Clare says...

    The huarache type sandals are lovely and comfortable. My second pair of Nisolos, the oxford style, were a complete disappointment. They have since changed the part of the shoe that hits your upper heel, but mine are from before that change, and are simply unwearable. They make mincemeat out of your upper heel. Unfortunately, this was not obvious until I wore them for a day. Nisolo advised me to order some sort of heel salve instead of offering to take them back. And it wasn’t just me….I saw other comments on Instagram about this flaw in the shoe. I won’t be buying from them again.

  5. So excited to see this post! I used to intern for them once upon a time, and I can second that their team is warm and wonderful to employees as well!

  6. Rosabella says...

    The Nisolo factory is located in Trujillo, where I sometimes travel for work. However, when I tried to contact them to see if I could visit the factory, I never got an answer by email nor did they answer the phone. Pity, since I wanted to see their shoes, as I do not live in the US!

    • lucy says...

      strange!

    • Gayle | Nisolo Customer Support says...

      Rosabella- sorry for the difficulty you’ve had connecting with us on this. Please email support@nisolo.com for more information on our factories and the visitation policy and we will be sure to get back to you!

    • Gayle| Nisolo Customer Service says...

      Hi Rosabella,
      Following up here- our team just combed through our inbox and did not find any emails from you regarding this! We will keep an eye out for your email to support@nisolo.com.

  7. Oh man, so jealous, I love fall.

    Alina (from the Southern Hemisphere)

  8. Colleen S. says...

    I have a pair of Chelsea boots from Target that I bought last year that I love. They’re comfortable and cute. Unfortunately, they listened to reviewers and changed the style and fit this year. I just wish I could find some boots under $40 in that same style.

  9. Stacey says...

    How would you rate them in the slow/slush? I am not sure about the tread and keeping my feet warm but I’m looking for a boot for this winter.

    • Mary Beth says...

      Hi Stacey! I’ve had the original Chelsea boots for a year and sadly both soles are already deteriorating (hole in one, sole coming unglued in the other). I live in the South and our winters are pretty mild. I wore the boots regularly last fall and winter, including on rainy days. When I sent photos of the soles to Nisolo’s customer support, they were nice but said the wear and tear looked water related and to try sole savers. For that reason, I would not recommend their boots for wet weather. (And to me, that sort of defeats the point of a good boot!) They have a new rubber soled line that might be better.

    • Min says...

      I live in Vail, CO and use them constantly in fall/winter/spring (you know the “snowy” months here :) ) I’ve had a pair for three years and they are still going strong. With an average of 400 inches of snow per year here, I would say they do great in snow and slush!

    • Gayle | Nisolo Customer Support says...

      Hi Stacey- we do not recommend to wear our shoes with leather soles in rain/snow as these conditions will damage the shoes! To improve the longevity of the sole, we suggest getting sole savers added and using weather protectant spray. We also have The Commuter Collection which consists of 3 styles of boots with rubber soles and water resistant leather which will hold up beautifully in snow/slush this winter. Please email support@nisolo.com with any other questions you may have.

  10. Gina says...

    I LOVE the look of Nisolo shoes, and I’ve admired the brand for years, but they need to expand their range of sizes! I’m a 5/5.5 in a lot of shoes (and I’ve heard their sizing runs big as it is), which means I can’t wear their lovely shoes!

    • sg says...

      Honestly, I think their sizing runs small!! I’m a 6 or 6.5 and I need a 7 in the huarache sandal. I have a 6 in the Paloma mule, and I think I could have gone for a 6.5.

    • Kristen says...

      for me, the sizing runs very small. i usually wear a 7, and in Nisolo, i’ve wear a 7.5 or 8! i bet you could find some that fit you! :)

    • Rae says...

      Gina, I too find their shoes run small so you may be in luck. I wear a 5.5 in most shoes (not that there are many shoes available in 5.5 these days). I wear a 6.5 in my Nisolo boots and have returned a pair of mules that I ordered in 6 because they were too small.

  11. Katie says...

    Here’s another call for larger sizes! The nicest shoes always stop at 10. Why is that?! In good fashion, it feels like you must be thin and also have dainty feet.

    • Julie says...

      Feeling your pain!!! I’m an 11.

  12. Lauren says...

    Dang, I would buy the heck out of those Chelsea boots if only they made them in a size 11!

  13. Summer says...

    I thought Jo was an 11 too? Anyway, boots look lovely, and I love the mission (though “fare” trade? I think that’s a typo). Thanks for sharing!

  14. Amanda says...

    Thank you for this post! I don’t mind at all that it’s sponsored, since it’s clearly an amazing product that you genuinely love. Plus, the sponsorship is what provides me a discount code, so it’s a win-win. :) With so many products out there in the market, it’s incredibly helpful to have guidance on where to begin, especially with wardrobe staples.

  15. TJ says...

    I’ve been hunting for the perfect Chelsea boot all late summer and fall. I am hoping these are the ticket (black leather with that wooden sole is TDF!) Thanks for the awesome discount too (saved $45!)

  16. Sarah says...

    I adore Nisolo shoes. I have a pair of the smoking shoes that have become my weekenders, and I have worn their black Ava flats *every day* for my job since June. (They’re apparently discontinued–I cried a little inside when I discovered that!) I wear both pairs so much that I’ve already had to take them to a cobbler for re-soling, but it was well worth it to keep them as closet staples. I also invested in some leather conditioner to keep them in tip-top shape. I can’t recommend this brand enough. (I have the huaraches on my Christmas list this year, and if I didn’t have giant ankles I’d be all over those Chelsea boots!)

  17. Lori says...

    If wide widths were available I’d be all over this. Love the style, it’s the perfect chelsea boot!

  18. Maggie says...

    Are Canadian readers able to use the discount as well?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      sadly, it only works for american addresses — although they do sell and ship via garmentory to canada. thank you, maggie!

  19. Sadie says...

    I don’t know how you all handle these pointy-toed shoes! Don’t they make your feet hurt? Pushing my toes together kills my arches.

    • Sarah Jensen says...

      I was wondering the same thing. These are all pretty, but look very uncomfortable. My feet don’t like to be squished! How do people do it?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      they really don’t squish! i have wide feet and i only like comfortable shoes, and these really are.

    • NGC says...

      If you’re comment is in regard to the D’orsay flats I can also confirm that they don’t squish and I’ve worn them out of the box with no. issue. at. all. I did go a half a size higher though. Love Nisolo!

  20. Carrie says...

    This is way off topic, but can I just say I would love to see a post about new fathers (or men about to become fathers). Their wisdom, thoughts, fears, etc. I have read Alex’s post from way back when and loved it! I would love something similar from a melting pot of men.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a great idea, carrie! thank you xo

    • Joanna Johnsen says...

      I would just like to say that I really, really love Alex’s post so much! I love it when it was published, and I sent it to my husband when we were in the thick of colic/food allergies/reflux/tongue ties with our truly miserable infant 2 years ago. It is one of my favorite pieces on the internet!! Thanks, Alex :)

  21. celeste says...

    I have wide calves so I’m loving the continued bootie trend. LOL. Have scooped up a burgandy velvet pair at Old Navy and a mustard pair at Target :).

    • Seconded! Big calf ladies, unite!

    • t says...

      I have big calfs too but I think booties are unflattering on women with big calfs. I mean i fully support women who rock them and feel good in them but I don’t wear them because I don’t love how they look on me.

    • Eva says...

      The Strategist just did a great round up of wide-fit ankle boots – it was super helpful!

  22. Love the brown versions!

    Rebecca | Peppermint Dolly

  23. Carmen says...

    Nice; I really like the flat mules, but I’m another living outside the US only shipping zone. Also, I think that Chelsea boot has *very* pointy toes, as so many women’s shoes do, which is not the shape of most feet or what I wear. I’m always drawn to men’s boots, but they tend to be too wide or just look v wide across the broadest part of the foot. They do however tend to excel themselves on what I call a “chunky flat heel” – c.3/4 inch.

    • Bec says...

      You might like the woman’s range Blundstones do!

    • Julie says...

      Blundstones are theeeee best. So comfy.

  24. Christine says...

    Another wish for larger sizes (size 12)!

    • Avalanche Lake says...

      Another size 12 here!

  25. Chelsea says...

    No size 5 though :(

    • Lizzie says...

      I feel you, Chelsea! I am a 5.5 and I’ve checked Nisolo’s site multiple times hoping they’ve started making something smaller than a 6. If there are any Nisolo staffers lurking around here, please consider us small-footed gals!!

    • Gayle | Nisolo Customer Support says...

      Hi Guys!
      We see this feedback about expanding our sizes! This is on our radar and something we hope to offer in the future. Some customers with size 5 or 5.5 have luck with a few of our styles. Please email support@nisolo.com and we will be happy to help find a shoe that works for you.

  26. Maggie says...

    Oh, Nisolo. Words to my husband, “Has your mom asked you about what to get me for my birthday yet? If she does, say Nisolo gift card!”

  27. kristy says...

    Is it at all possible to lower the frequency of sponsored posts? like every 14 days maximum? Sometimes (lately) the posts feel a little phoned in, I’d almost prefer side and banner ads to the selling leaking so much into the content, if that makes sense!

    xKristy

    • Carrie says...

      I see COJ’s sponsored posts more like what the girls in the office put their stamp of approval on. I appreciate that they always choose high quality pieces with a timeless feel. I usually never buy any of it but I do always log it away for later, when I’m actually in the market for said item, because I know it’ll be good quality!

    • Dee says...

      I disagree. I also feel like since many of the options showcased are ethically considerate this makes it even more important to raise awareness – all to the good if this keeps my favourite blog going. These socially conscious brands have values many readers here share. I also don’t mind because Jo and the team deserve the income, for creating this warm and open community. Frankly it makes me very interested in what they recommend brand wise, and more than likely to purchase although not for this post since I’m outside US.

    • Sid says...

      I agree with Carrie – I never feel like COJ is in the business of selling me crap I don’t need. And, unlike the constant presence of banner ads, I know can just skip over these sponsored posts if they don’t interest me. Spoiler: I rarely do because they’re so well written and fun that I read them even if I’m never going to buy anything.

    • Annie says...

      I love the sponsored posts because I love love love CupofJo’s content and I realize that there is no way they could run this site without them and provide me with stories that make me cry, laugh, inspire me to be a better mother, give me ideas for my house, and yes, make me click on a link and buy something from time to time. When I read a magazine, I scroll through page after page of tired content filled with ads. The CupofJo team kills it at providing sponsored content that is aligned with their values and that I actually want to read (and as an aside, in the case of Nisolo, have bought and been thrilled with). For me, the value that I get from CupofJo and the understanding of all the work that goes into all the posts — sponsored or not — brings me back here multiple times per day, for over eight years now. I can’t name another blog/magazine/insert whatever media, that I am that loyal to (or is as loyal to its readers). Okay, I got a little mama bear there, but I want to keep enjoying CupofJo and I know that sponsored posts are paramount to the business model. Banner ads are chump change.

    • Maria says...

      Like others, I find that CoJ has the most readable sponsored posts, and I often read them even though I live outside the US. I plan to check if Nisolo is available in Denmark, I’m looking for winter boots and these look great. However, I really disliked the recent “lunch box” sponsored post where the sponsor was allowed to comment in the comments section. The CoJ comment section is my guilty pleasure, I love learning about other womens’ perspective and experiences, and I really hated having my reading interrupted by the constant rah-rah sponsor comments. Please, no sponsors in the comments section.

  28. Elizabeth Brodsky Jaasma says...

    I was on holiday in Nashville last October and happened into their store….such beautiful shoes and accessories! If only they shipped to Amsterdam (Jo – can you convince them to go international? PLEASE! )
    Love your blog!!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s so cool! i’d love to go to their store (and nashville, for that matter:). yes, will ask them! xo

    • Gayle | Nisolo Support says...

      Elizabeth- thanks for coming into our store last year! We ran into a lot of issues with our international shipping and feel it’s not the very best experience we could be providing to our customers currently. We are exploring ways to make international shipping/exchanges seamless down the road so we can offer it again.

      In the meantime, you’ll just have to come back to Nashville and visit us again :)

  29. Samantha Kunio says...

    I love Nisolo shoes, I already own two pairs and I have had my eye on the chelsea boots for a while but they were out of the color and size I wanted. I wear a 10…big feet! I just got an email yesterday saying they were restocked, and today you offered this promo so it was meant to be. Excited for my new boots to arrive soon. :)

  30. Karen says...

    I love cupofjo and have been a happy reader for years. But lately I feel the blog is getting more and more about selling things. I would so much appreciate reading posts without links to all kinds of shops and products. Of course this is a business, but is it really necessary for all of us to buy, buy and buy? It‘s hard to find a good balance, I understand that, but I don‘t feel as uplifted as I used to when I visit cupofjo.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      karen, thank you so much for your note! and thank you for being a reader for years. since many people ask us for holiday gift suggestions, we do a few more sponsored posts around the holidays, and we feature all our gift guides, so that is why you’ve seen an uptick on shopping-related posts. but after the holiday rush (ending around december 10th), we’ll be back to our regular scheduled programming:)

      we have some great posts coming up that i hope you’ll like, including interviews with women who are childless by choice, funny taste tests, a post about the power of moments, thoughts on height in dating, a social anxiety trick, great weeks of outfits, a paris home tour, etc. excited to share these with you.

      thank you so much, joannaxoxo

    • Sarah says...

      Joanna, I’m so excited hearing about all these good posts coming up! I’ve been a regular reader since before Toby was born, and CoJ has comforted me in tough times. Thank you for continuing to create amazing content that helps me discover, improve, have fun, and engage. xo

  31. Andrea says...

    That selection of books behind you looks awesome. Love the category names. What’s the name of the bookshop if you’re allowed to share that please. Thank you.

  32. Sandra says...

    I see no pictures with SOCKS to keep the ankle warm. How do you manage the NYC winter !?
    I always have trouble styling myself when it’s cold because I cannot keep up with boyfriend jeans or any pants thar show the ankle naked !

    • Lindsay says...

      I have the same question! It’s too cold in the midwest to show ankle. I want full length pants, and all I can find in the stores is ankle length.

    • mjay says...

      Same! I was scrolling the replies to see if anyone had any styling tips or trick. I travel between MN and OH in the winter and exposed skin is not an option.

      How do you style your jeans with socks and booties? I haven’t figured this out. Thanks!

    • Emily L says...

      I completely agree! One tip I have seen before and use sometimes is to wear a sock the same color as your pants so that way it looks like an extension of the pant. Otherwise, I basically stop wearing boyfriend jeans in the winter, just skinny jeans that can tuck into my boots.

      I’m craving the days of bootcut jeans that actually extended the whole way. Dislike this whole cropped pant trend.

  33. Amy says...

    These booties are beautiful. I have been on a search for booties for awhile now and these Chelsea boots are IT! Thanks to y’all COJ ladies for knowing what I need everytime :-)

  34. Lucy says...

    ORDERED. These Chelsea boots are beautiful. I’ve been looking for a deep camel colored flat boot for ages, but so many boots/booties look cheesy to me. These are perfect. Thank you for introducing me to this brand!

    • Lesley says...

      +1. Many are overdone. These are perfectly simple.

  35. Allison Leedie says...

    I want to get on the big-footed lady train. Bigger sizes, please! I find I’m usually a solid 10.5. Any chance these run big? Sometimes a 10 will work for me.

    • Amanda says...

      Same! I love nisolo boots but I’m sized out – I can sometimes fit a 10 but the wesbite says these run small. Make an 11 please so all us big footed ladies can buy them :)

    • J says...

      Yes, another shout out and request for size 11! It would be so appreciated!!

    • Gayle | Nisolo Customer Support says...

      We hear your feedback about sizing! We offer a size 11 in our Ecuador sandal, and some other styles fit a little large. Please reach out to support@nisolo.com for help finding the right fit.

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any immediate plans for making a women’s size 11. We have received quite a few inquiries about expanding our sizing options and this is definitely on our radar. We do hope to expand our sizes in the future and get you in a pair of Nisolos!

  36. Cait says...

    Those have a stunningly gorgeous profile….so, so elegant, Joanna! I love Nisolo. Sadly they don’t work for me as I have really wide feet and am also kind of crazy about my shoes being minimal, zero drop, and with lots of wiggle room. Almost impossible to find wide enough for me and be stylish too….I’m having a nightmare of a time finding new shoes right now and I desperately need them! My favorite is Drifter’s Leather, a company that makes them custom for you. I just don’t have time to wait for them!

    • Amy says...

      I’m in the same boat! I really love my Lems sneakers (minimal, zero drop, very generous toe box, vegan) and amazingly they last for years, but would love some more stylish options. I just searched for Drifter Leather and realized that I’ve had some of their shoes bookmarked on Etsy for a couple years now! Time to start saving up again…

    • Sarah says...

      Yes! I hear ya! I too have wide feet and care about my foot health/happiness/comfort, haha. It’s so hard to find decent shoes, and boots especially… I’ve been looking for like a year, wearing the same wide new balance every day in the meantime.

  37. Caitlin says...

    Yet another big footer here. I’m tired of women’s shoes ending at size 10. And men’s shoes don’t fit me – they’re too wide. Please advocate for us!

  38. Suzan says...

    I love the mission or the company and the design of the shoes but, for the price point, I was disappointed in the rough finishing. Pulls on leather and raw edges… I wound up sanding down the tongue/ edges of the d’orsay flat.

  39. Bea says...

    But what do you wear in the snow? I need some help!

    • Sally says...

      Id like to know too!

    • Tess says...

      LL Bean duck boots!! They are a classic for a reason!

    • Christine says...

      Try blondo! Some really nice styles and fully waterproof (from: a Canadian who needs the real deal when it comes to winter boots!)

  40. Caitlin says...

    1. I love Nisolo, their quality is BEAUTIFUL!

    2. There is a misconception about “direct to consumer” being the fairest price. I love that it exists more prevalently now, but people need to consider when they shop from a beloved boutique like Bird in Brooklyn or Oroboro, you are not getting ripped off. You are helping to support a healthy economy where small shops can exist. If everything was “direct to consumer” your favorite boutiques couldn’t survive. Something to think about I hope.

  41. Leslie says...

    For all the Canadians out there who read this blog, check out Poppy Barley! Similar product line and business practices, but less shipping hassle with shipping over borders! They also do custom fit tall boots. (No connection personally other than that I am a happy customer.)

    • Morgan says...

      Thank you for this! Never heard of Poppy Barley, but glad to know of them now. I tried to buy a pair of Nisolo mules last year (still lusting after them), and after much complication, I sadly gave up… I see now that they’ve partnered with Garmentory (and if the CoJ discount code worked there I’d try again!), but at that time the shipping and brokerage expenses pretty much doubled the cost of the shoes. Poppy Barley is more pricey than I’d usually spend, but I’ll be saving up for a pair of their beautiful flats now :)

    • Leslie says...

      Based on the comments, it’s perhaps worth a mention as well that many of their styles are available in 5-12, and multiple widths!

  42. Joaquina says...

    There is nothing ethical about using leather or suede.
    Please profile companies that abstain from using animal products.
    It is a cruel and environmentally detrimental practice.

    • Bri says...

      I agree. My go to for beautiful, happy shoes is Nicora out of California…. so perfect. The company is also founded by Stephanie Nicora, a third generation shoemaker.

  43. Annie says...

    Hey Team! Any idea how long the COJ discount code is good for? I have my eye on a pair of boots…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      It doesn’t have an end date right now, so you should be good! Xo

  44. Courtney says...

    I love Nisolo. I have a pair of their Serena sandals that I live in all summer long; I’ve had them for two years now and they still look awesome! Luckily I live in Nashville so I can visit their shop and drool over all the shoes.

  45. ALI says...

    Gorgeous! Pity they don’t ship to Australia, I LOVE the boots in your first pic x

    • Kate says...

      I just dropped in to say this too, I had my eye on a few pairs!

      Would love to see them ship to AUS

    • Gayle| Nisolo Customer Service says...

      Hey Ali and Kate! We ran into a lot of issues with our international shipping and feel it’s not the very best experience we could be providing to our customers at the moment. We are exploring ways to make international shipping/exchanges seamless down the road so we can get our Aussie friends in some Nisolos!

  46. Cynthia says...

    My favorite shoes are made by Hotter, a British company whose shoes are made in England. They’re super comfortable, and I have 2 pairs of their ballet flats, 2 pairs of their sandals, a pair of sneakers, and 2 pairs of pumps. I don’t even notice I’m wearing heels when I wear the pumps. I also like Toms, and I have boots of various brands, but my favorite boot has to be my Ariat cowboy boots. I looked at the Nisolo website, and I liked what I saw, but I don’t need any shoes as of now. Quality shoes will give you many years of wear, and will be comfortable.

    • J. Ray says...

      Hotter is amazing…they go up to size 11 and then feature some styles at EEE wide! So great.

  47. I love Nisolo!

    I recently received the Paloma mules and am considering wearing them with wool socks in the winter! Or maybe I should get a pair of Chelsea boots? ;)

    Some girlfriends and I collaborated on a styled shoot for them and had so much fun taking pictures all together in Portland, Oregon!

  48. Sarah says...

    I love their shoes, but they don’t make bigger than a size 10! too small for this size 11.

    • Eleanor says...

      Me too! I’ve contacted them a few times to ask them to make a size 11 with no luck :-(.

    • Gina says...

      I have the same problem, but on the opposite end of the size range! No size 5 or size 5.5! I really wish they would expand their size options.

  49. Linds says...

    Are those Everlane jeans you are wearing, Joanna?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      They’re JCrew! Xo

  50. Grace says...

    Sigh, yet another brand of shoe that admits that it runs narrow in the toe. When is someone going to make an attractive shoe that isn’t? And I don’t mean brands that come in wide, where all they do is increase the upper materials all over the shoes so that they have loose heels. If they made a shoe that had a sole that was even 1/4-1/2″ wider in the front, it would be so popular.

    • Robin says...

      My feet are wide and I have a pair of Sam Edelman booties I love (pretty sure they’re these: https://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/sam-edelman-petty-bootie/3322009). So comfortable! They’re perfect for fall/spring. I can’t wear a lot of brands because of my wide feet so maybe these will work for you!

    • Carlie says...

      Agreed :( I have a pair of their huaraches and a pair of mules that work for me but I’ve tried 3-4 other styles that are too narrow :( I don’t wear a wide shoe normally but haven’t been able to make any of the boots work. Nisolo, please offer a wide option, I love your shoes and your company!

    • Gia says...

      I am so with you on this!!!

    • Lisa says...

      I have a wide toe-box area (and super high arches) and I’ve had great luck with Jeffery Campbell booties! Some of the styles are waaaayyy out there, but some are classic too!

    • Gretchen says...

      AMEN! This is my problem too! “Wide shoes” are useless. I’m having such a hard time finding cute, quality, comfortable boots that don’t have a super narrow toe. :/

    • Calla says...

      Thank you, totally agree. Narrow toe boxes are so bad for my feet but the alternative is always ultra-orthopedic hideous clogs. Why can’t someone just make a nice looking shoe with a slightly more realistic toe box?

    • Liz says...

      I have had success with softwalk, they make some very cute booties in wide sizes. My foot is wide and definitely widest in the toebox area.

  51. Jo says...

    I got introduced to nisolo from COJ and have liked their style.

    Any plans to bring back the Sofia slip on mule? I’ve been checking periodically but in vain!

    • Courtney says...

      You should contact them through their website. There was a pair of Nisolo sandals I loved that sold out so I contacted them and they let me know when they had it back in stock again a few months later! Their customer service is excellent.

    • Gayle | Nisolo Customer Support says...

      Hi Jo! Unfortunately, we do not have current plans to bring back the Sofia Mule. Sorry about that! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social to stay in the know about new styles and restocks.

  52. Bethany Dicken says...

    Nisolo makes beautiful shoes. This made me curious about a post you did with Red Wing Heritage boots. Between the two, which soles would be best for lots of snow and ice? I keep debating between them, maybe you can help. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Red wings are famously good for snow, ice and all sorts of weather. You buy a pair and have them for life.

      Nisolo are goooorgeous and ethically made and comfortable and I LOVE them. The price point is amazing for such high quality.

      You can’t really go wrong!

    • mindi says...

      I have a pair of Nisolo oxfords and they are terrible in wet weather (the bottoms are leather). The boots may be different, but you should contact them and double check. If they are leather, as an option you could have a cobbler put a more substantial, weather-proof bottom on them.

  53. Sandhya says...

    These shoes look gorgeous — but they stop at a size 10!! Please, please advocate for those of us with big feet — the 11/12+ women of the world.

  54. Calla says...

    I bought their leather slip on sneakers (luna) and they have definitely grown on me. The fit is pretty awkward (they really rub your ankle bone) but once I sized down, added heel grips and moleskine pads I quite like them. They look lovely and are very unique, but for the price I wish they were comfortable right out of the box.

  55. So sad that they don’t make their shoes|boots in my size! I’m a size 11, and I’m so tired of wearing men shoes!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      We will ask them to consider increasing their size range! They’re so open to customer feedback and a really wonderful company xo

    • Katarina says...

      This! Their shoes are gorgeous but no size 11. It enrages me.

      PS: If you haven’t already tried, Zappos and Nordstrom (online) have been my go-to for finding size 11 for years. Easy returns if they don’t fit.

    • SB says...

      Happy to see some fellow size 10+/11s on here, even if we’re not buying cute boots together!

    • Thank you Joanna! I’ll go see Nordstrom for new boots. Unfortunatly, Zappos don’t ship in Canada… Cup of Jo could write about tall women one day, it’s a cool subject, not only in relation to clothing, but also about perceptions (of ourselves and by other people).

  56. SB says...

    Oh-so-sad the Chelsea boots (and it looks like most of the rest, too) top out at a 41 – I wear a 42 :( Gorgeous products! I appreciate y’all highlighting ethical brands, it is great to pay fairly for labor.