Last year I had the opportunity to work with Nisolo and try out several of their sandal styles. I reviewed them all in separate blog posts but I thought I’d round up all of my pairs in one post just to make it easier! I know sandal season is coming to a close but hopefully you can snag some during an end-of-season sale for next year! So without further adieu, here is my Nisolo Shoes Review!
Nisolo Shoes Review
Nisolo is a Nashville based shoe brand that ethically makes their products in Peru and Mexico. Nisolo is truly a leader in the ethical and sustainable fashion space. They pay their workers a living wage and are very transparent with publishing the wages of all of their workers. Not only that, but they are Certified B Corp and Climate Neutral Certified. They recently started sending out Sustainability Facts Label (similar to a Nutrition Facts Label you’d see on food) so that consumers can be better educated about what goes into producing their products.
Isla Woven Slides Review
The Nisolo Isla Woven Slides are handwoven with water-resistant leather upper and vegetable tanned-leather sole. The Isla Slide has a thin, stacked leather heel and lightly padded footbed. It comes in 4 woven leather colors and 2 solid leather options.
I really love this slide. I think it’s simple, elegant, and comfortable. The woven leather is soft and doesn’t require breaking in. Since these are thin and light they are really easy to pack so I’ve taken them on all of my vacations – from Greece to California!
I’ve heard that the solid leather versions are a little stiffer so they might require some breaking in. I’m wearing the size 9 which is my usual size in Nisolo. I have thin, narrow feet and the Isla slides fit me perfectly. the footbed is actually very thin, which is good for me! But if you have wide feet you might want to size up. The woven leather does stretch out over time so keep that in mind too.
Nisolo Go-To Flatform Sandal Review
The Nisolo Go-To Flatform Sandal is an elevated sporty sandal with a lightweight EVA midsole, memory foam insole, and water-resistant leather straps. The heel strap is an adjustable velcro leather strap. It comes in 6 colors.
This is a really comfortable sandal due to the thick, lightweight sole. It’s a sportier sandal but still looks great styled casually or dressed up. I’m wearing the size 9 because sizing notes suggested to size up. The Go-To Flatform Sandal doesn’t fit me as well as the Isla Slides. However, I don’t think I could have taken the 8.5 because it would have been too short for the length of my feet. The issue I have with these sandals is the leather straps aren’t tight enough so my feet wiggle around a little more than I would like. I’m thinking about taking them to a cobbler to get the back strap adjusted. But like I mentioned above, I have very narrow feet. So if your feet are normal to wide these might fit better on you than the Isla Slides.
Huarache Sandal Review
The Nisolo Huarache Sandal is a closed-toe breathable sandal made from soft, handwoven leather. The Huarache is one of Nisolo’s most popular styles and it comes in 12 shades!
The leather of the Huarache Sandal is really soft and flexible so this is a really comfortable flat sandal. I have another pair of Huarache sandals from a different brand and they are not as comfortable as the Nisolo Huarache. I’m wearing the size 9 but I should have listened to the website suggestion and sized down to an 8.5. These Huaraches fit me but are slightly loose and with continual wear they will stretch out and be too big. You want to make sure these sandals are a tight fit when you first get them so that they will stretch and mold to your foot after you break them in.
P.S. The Huarache Sandal is also available in a men’s style!
See more of the Huarache Sandal in this post!
The All-Weather Amalia Boot Review
The All-Weather Amalia Boot is a lace-up combat boot with a water-resistant leather upper and a durable studded rubber sole. It’s sleek enough to wear with dresses but rugged enough to wear in all kinds of weather.
The Amalia boot was the first Nisolo shoe that I tried out because I was looking for a classic lace-up boot that would still work in rain and snow. I literally wear this boot everyday in the fall/winter and it’s held up great! I love this boot so much that I’ll probably get the brown version this fall.
Originally, I ordered the Amalia boot in size 9 because sizing notes suggested to size up. However, I felt like there was too much space in the toe area of the boot so I exchanged them for the size 8.5. I think the 8.5 is a better fit for me. They are snug but the leather loosens up over time.
See more of the Amalia Boot in this post!
Overall, my favorite Nisolo shoes so far are the Amalia Boot and the Woven Isla Slides. I think I would also really love wearing the Huarache sandals if I can get the right size! The next Nisolo shoes I would love to try would be the Woven Mules and the All-Day Open Toe Clogs.
How to Get a Discount on Nisolo Shoes
I believe that Nisolo shoes are priced reasonably considering they are ethically made. However, there are still ways to save a little money when purchasing Nisolo Shoes. Nisolo does offer sales occasionally where you can save 20-25%. You can get 16% off your first purchase when you sign up for Nisolo’s newsletter.
I hope you enjoyed this Nisolo Shoes Review! If you have any questions just let me know. I’ll be adding to this review if/when I try any more Nisolo shoes!