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Published on November 6th, 2010 | by Kirsten Borrink


Berne Mev Shoes | Cute, Comfy, Affordable


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Berne Mev shoes (aka Bernie Mev) have been around for 35 years, but I reckon this might be the first time you’ve heard of the brand. If you own a pair of these cute and coBernie mev charmmfortable shoes, would you be so kind as to leave a comment letting readers know where you found them? They’re relatively hard to find online.

The Berne Mev website doesn’t provide much information about their comfort technologies, but  from reading a few customer reviews on Shoebuy, the shoes feature Berne mev didi cushioned footbeds, flexible soles, rounded toes and good traction–all for under $70, or under $55 if you can snag a pair at Shoebuy onone of their many 20% off sitewide days.


Find Berne Mev footwear at:

  • Shoebuy: free shipping and returns (20% off sale TODAY!)
  • Amazon, free shipping and returns.
  • Nordstrom: free shipping and returns.

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22 Responses to Berne Mev Shoes | Cute, Comfy, Affordable

  1. Dr. Cathleen McCarthy says:

    Hi Kirsten,
    This is a cute shoe! I haven’t tried it on and can’t give any feedback on it but I can say that it looks like a comfortable shoe. The key would be that if the midfoot area does not bend and is not flexible than it should be very comfortable. If the shoe is too flexible – this could lead to foot injuries across the midfoot area. I’m looking forward to hearing feedback also!
    Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy

  2. Roberta says:

    I bought mine at Hanig’s at Plaza Del Lago in Wilmette, ILlinois. I bought two pairs. I wore them for quite a while – so cute! – but the soles were thin and my feet got tired in them. I eventually sold them on eBay. I’d also seen them at Hanig’s in Chicago and william’s in Evanston, but this was several years ago. They run small.

  3. c says:

    OMG- these are the best shoes ever! I bought these shoes today in Berkeley, CA @ RABAT. They were the last pair and believe me they are feather light, no blisters, pains etc. Super Cute Mary Jane…uniquely stitched

  4. Temecula Paralegal says:

    I purchased a pair (the Miss Daisy style) at my local second hand store yesterday for $6.00. 🙂

  5. Sharon says:

    I just purchased the “Comfi” and that says it all! They feel great, so lightweight and cushy BUT the memory foam seemed to make my feet sweat excessively and after 4 wearings the sour smell is unbearable so they’re already in the wash with Borax. Memory foam pads and pillows do cause excessive heat so Bernie, you need to consider some anti-bacterial application. So sad that I won’t be purchasing more of these.

    • Jeanne says:

      I have purchased mine in Chicago, IL at a store on the Magnificent Mile. I also purchased a pair at Shoo in Milwaukee, WI. I love the shoes but I’ll admit that mine also got kind of stinky quickly. But the most comfy shoes I’ve ever had!

    • pat says:

      Thanks for the confirmation! I thought it was just me. Sweaty & smelly shoes…ugh, because they are cute.

  6. Yvonne says:

    I found some at a garage sale and wish I could find more of the similar style. I do not like the woven style of most of them but the ones I have are a cream leather. Super comfortable even though they’re 2nd hand. When I search online I find Bernie Mev but the label in my shoes says Berne Mev. Same designer with 2 spellings??

    • admin says:

      Yes, I’ve seen it spelled both ways, most recently “Bernie Mev.” The current styles are woven, but I agree, I like the past styles made of leather!

  7. Berta says:

    Well. It’s 2015 and 5 pairs, all different styles, beginning with Hallie,also developed a terribly sour smell. My feet are always clean.
    I just bought Febreeze and will try that. The shoes are the most comfortable ever! Need a smell solution though.

  8. Robin says:

    Bought the Maryjane style Bernie Mev’s in black. Incredibly comfortable!!! But yes, they do get stinky, will be washing them this weekend in the washing machine. Hope they will turn out well. Bought mine at DSW off the clearance rack for $14.99.

    • Anita says:

      To Robin (and anyone else who has tried puting Bernie Mevs in a washing machine)
      How did that work? Did it ruin the shoes? I love my Bernies but think that its time to give them a really good cleaning. Just want to make sure submerging them will not make them fall apart.

      • Claire says:

        I’ve put mine in the machine a couple times and it makes the smell better for a wear or maybe 2 and then they are right back to stinky town again.

  9. Renee says:

    Bought one pair in Vegas at a random store and found another pair for $1.90 at the local thrift shop…was THRILLED with the find! BUT….the stink. Oh heavens. Yes, I’ve put them in the washing machine and the inside sole part came loose, but not unwearable. Unfortunately, it did NOTHING to eliminate the odor. I’m flummoxed. I ADORE these shoes but when I get home from work the first thing I need to do it wash my feet! I was hoping there was a magic potion to help….

    • Mary Beth says:

      Have you tried apple cider vinegar to remove the smell? I’m about to put mine in the washer with the vinegar because one of my cats had an accident on my shoe and ACV is the best solution for removing pet urine.

  10. Joan Howan says:

    I brought a pair of these on milan last year when visiting from new Zealand….comfortable, light weight but they make your feet stink!! I’ve been putting grans remedy foot powder in but still they stink! I’m about to put them in the washing machine and will see if this helps…but from reading all the comments I’m not sure it will eleviate the problem and assume the smell will return when I wear them again!? I never have smelly feet so was quite flummoxed by this and a little annoyed as they were not cheap!! I wouldn’t buy another pair as I would worry that this problem would occur again!

  11. Hildegarde Pile says:

    I spray anti-perspirant on the soles of my feet after hand washing the shoes and odor is no longer a problem

  12. Mary Blough says:

    I wear a pair of Peds extra low cut light weight footies in my shoes.
    I have worn them hard for a year and they really don’t stink except for just dirty smell of grass and dust.I think the footies create a air space between my foot and the shoe. If I put on the footie correctly, it cannot be seen. I despise wearing shoes barefoot, so I always wear some form of foot cover inside all shoes.
    I plan to wash them and was following this thread to find out if people let them air dry or machine dried them.

  13. Sandra S. Kemper says:

    I have 4 pairs of bernie.mev shoes and absolutely love them. They are super comfortable, stylish and lead to many compliments. My back, and sensitive feet are totally happy when I wear them


  14. MA says:

    For stinky shoes, I use Norwex “Odor Illiminator” spray on mine. For an inexpensive second option, you can make a simple solution of one part vinegar to two parts water and spray that on them.

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