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Nisolo: the Serena Sandal Review

My relationship with fashion has only recently moved into the ‘serious’ category.  I couldn’t commit to a certain  brand, only shopped when I had to, and looked for cheap thrills in all the wrong places.  Except thrift stores.  I’ll ALWAYS keep room in my wardrobe for those hot affairs with the thrift store.

I discovered Nisolo-the Nashville-based ethical, handmade shoe, bag, belt, etc. brand-during an online fashion challenge I participated in, and have been creepin’ their styles since.  My favorite part about the company is their online impact report that discloses information on factory worker pay in Peru, environmental impact and product quality.

Most factory workers left school at an early age to assist with family finances, so Nisolo partners with local universities to provide discounts for producers wanting to further their education.  Nisolo reports that 100% of their children are in school and 100% of those who are in university will be first generation graduates. Loooove!


Nisolo’s gorgeous showroom in Nashville, TN

I recently invested in the Serena Sandal and I’ve been LIVING in them!  I say ‘invested’ because although the price point is reasonable (at just over $100), it can cause sticker shock compared to the ‘fast fashion’ versions.  Since most of my small wardrobe has been purchased second hand, I don’t feel one ounce of remorse for spending a bit more for quality and integrity.


The make: Handmade in Peru of 100% leather with a soft leather lining and a perfect 3/4 inch heel. Simple, effortless and easily elevates any ensemble.

The fit: It was a true Cinderalla moment the second I tried these on at the Nashville showroom.  My feet are rather narrow and finding a sandal that fits perfectly has been a nearly impossible feat. Until Nisolo.  The website states they may initially fit a bit snug in the width, but will stretch and mold to your feet as needed within a few wears.

The comfort: No break-in period needed and my feet have basically melted into these sandals.  They easily transition from the office, to dinner out, to the weekend and everywhere between.


These have been worth the wait and I’m already saving for my next ethical purchase when the need arises.  If you’re looking for a classic, quality shoe to last for years to come, check out ALL of the Nisolo styles at my links below:

Visit to shop for women’s shoes.

Disclosure: This post was not sponsored by Nisolo nor was any compensation provided for my time, however this post contains an affiliate link. If you click on a link I may be paid a small commission if you make a purchase. All opinions are my own.


  1. ennuiae says

    Very pretty ones! I’ve heard of the brand so I’ll definitely have to look a bit further.

  2. Love the idea! Love the company! Still have the hot love affair with shoe finds at the thrift stores… A bit over my budget, but if I ever move to a warmer climate where I can wear sandals for more than 3 months… I’d invest! (We are attempting a move so these truly may be in my wheelhouse soon!) ~Kim

  3. Krystal says

    You are STRETCHING my mindset about where I spend my money. L❤️VE it! And their products are all beautiful!

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  8. Thanks so much for posting!
    Totally agree that they are super cute, but was also wondering how comfortable are they for walking around in the city for several hours or all day? I hate sandals that don’t have any kind of cushion whatsoever.


    • Hi Eri! After visiting a couple of cities and walking miles and miles at a time, I can say these are still super comfortable because they have a soft padded leather sole. The only issue is that after walking around all day, my feet sometimes swell a bit and the sandals start to feel a little tight. My feet are very narrow, so these probably wouldn’t be ideal for someone that has wider feet. Hopefully that helps!


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