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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Gary

Gary

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

Very cute shoe. Unfortunately, there was glue on the outside of the strap that would not come off without taking off the top layer of leather. Also, the strap felt very stretchy so probably not ideal for lots of walking.

on March 20, 2019

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Milo

Milo

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

Very nice boot, clean look, good comfort. I'm very happy with the purchase, but I'm glad I didn't pay full price. Nice as they are, I don't think they would be worth the full price. My previous Kenneth Cole pair felt more luxurious.

from NYC on March 18, 2019

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Coro

Coro

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These would have been absolutely perfect for my event last weekend, but the piece that goes above the toes was way too wide. My foot slid forward over an inch, making them unwearable (unless you want to slop around in $200 shoes). Style was spot-on, but have to return them.

on March 17, 2019

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Liza

Liza

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

I was hopeful the elastic strap across the front would allow me and my narrow foot to get away with this shoe. It was nice, but the surprising disappointment was that the thong part pushed by heel off the back end. Donald Pliners are usually my happy shoes; this is unusual and frustrating.

on March 15, 2019

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Prix

Prix

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

Cute style, very fitting. I needed a shoe horn to get into. This would be a good cold weather shoe because they are very hot.

on March 15, 2019

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Prea

Prea

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

I normally wear an 8 but wear a 9 in Donald Pliner. These shoes are comfortable right out of the box although a little flashy. Wore once already for a day of shopping and was comfy. I think they will wear well. Very expensive tho, not sure they are worth it. Donald Pliner shoe quality seems to be declining.

from New Mexico on March 15, 2019

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Albi

Albi

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

Those shoes have very weird style. They are wide on front, but I can't go true with my arch.

on March 14, 2019

Prea

Prea

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

These run VERY small. I normally wear a 7.5 or 8... the 8 wasn't even close. I returned for an 8.5. It's okay, but snug. Go up a full size (or size and a half). Now something else. I love Donald Pliner shoes and have many pairs. The ones I own are made in Spain or Italy. These are made in CHINA! And yes it makes difference. They are very cute, but expensive--and to me don't have the usual quality of this brand.

from Harveys Lake PA on March 12, 2019

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Albi

Albi

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

Beautiful shoes but I found the sole very slippery and almost failed when stepped on the hardwood floor.

on March 10, 2019

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Britni

Britni

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

Love Donald Pliner, got these for my15 year old...they were a little big in her size and I hadn’t realized they were elastic straps. Cool looking, great looking heal, but a little a smaller size would have stayed more securely on her foot. Go down ½ a size.

from New York City on March 09, 2019

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Janet

Janet

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

First impression: The chemical smell that emanated from the shoes was overpowering and didn't seem to dissipate once they were out of the box. Second impression: The piece that held the big toe in place was stiff and scratchy, making it very uncomfortable. Third impression: Return to sender!

on March 08, 2019

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Elsie

Elsie

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

Super cute and very versatile! Plan on wearing them with slim jeans, shorts and dresses!

from Nebraska on March 08, 2019

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Sami

Sami

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I have to agree with a prior review that the shoe is very wide around the ankle. I have another similar style of Donald Pliners and didn’t have this problem. It’s too bad, it’s a cute sandal.

on March 06, 2019

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Cameron

Cameron

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

Excellent styling, very high quality leather, beautiful finish. Interior feels plush without being spongy, nicely padded at the ankle. Fits snugly but not tight. Good arch support.

on March 06, 2019

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Janet

Janet

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

I have worn Donald Pliner Sandals for years. I am a narrow but since you really can't find many I get a 9 M. They will be nice to wear this summer with everything. I seem to not find many new styles of Pliner's lately. Does anyone know why?

from Missouri on March 05, 2019

Corin

Corin

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Toe box is definitely too narrow, I tried to size up 1/2, still too tight

on March 04, 2019

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Prea

Prea

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

Super cute!

on March 03, 2019

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Visto

Visto

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

Absolute love! I wore them out of the box for 8 hours straight. Comfortable and stylish. Thanks, Zappos, for the incredible shopping options. I can always find what I need without even leaving my home!

from Central Florida on February 28, 2019

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Cape

Cape

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

So...everyone compliments these shoes and asks me where I got them. I will say, it was hard to find a pair of shoes that gave height but that were also comfortable. These are among the most comfortable shoes to stand in for long periods of time. I personally thought that these looked funny, but everyone I encounter thinks that they look pretty cool, so I trust that they must be stylish. Ok, now onto the bad side. I have only had these a couple of months, and just discovered this morning that there is a crack in the sole in the front, almost clean through to the fabric. Now the fact that I could feel the cold through my feet makes sense. The crack wasn't obvious to me at first until I took the shoe off at work. The other downside? The inserts keep coming detached for some reason. I was walking down the street and something felt "off." When I pulled the shoe off to check it out, the insert was creeping up the side of the shoe on the inside, which is why it felt like my sock was bunched up inside. Don't get me wrong, I do like the shoes. I am just disappointed that they started to fall apart so quickly with minimal use. I commute on the train with these to work during the week, and I sit for the greater part of the day.

on February 25, 2019

Dex

Dex

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

This is the second pair that I purchase for my husband. He likes how comfortable the shoe is and how fashionable it looks.

on February 21, 2019

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Vinco

Vinco

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

Nice shoe, but wasn’t quite the color I wanted. Had to return. Zappos customer service and ease of use is always GREAT!

from Texas on February 19, 2019

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Parson

Parson

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful shoe, just too narrow in the front for a medium width.

on February 15, 2019

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Corin

Corin

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Cute shoe, and perfect look for work. However, its incredibly tight around the shoebox and quite painful. The inside color also faded badly on my pantyhose.

from Virginia Beach on February 14, 2019

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Bon

Bon

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

I was sad when Donald Pliner discontinued "Rome," but found that "Bon" is a good replacement of similar style and fit. However, "Bon" runs larger. I wore a 9 in "Rome"; I wear an 8 1/2 in "Bon." Love this shoe!

on February 12, 2019

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Niles 3

Niles 3

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

Loved them. Very comfortable and stylish.

from Austin on February 12, 2019

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