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Published on February 28th, 2011 | by Kirsten Borrink

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“Free As A Bird” – 4 Beautiful Fidji Shoes (from Portugal)

Fidji shoes from Fidji shoes Portugal were introduced to me from BarkingDogShoes reader, Nancy –Muito obrigada. And as their website explains the soul of this up and coming brand, “we enjoy days and nights, we cry and smile – we are human and free as a bird.” This mantra comes out in everything they design.

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Fidji Shoes – another comfort brand from Europe

The Iberian peninsula is now responsible for 4/5 of my Euro-comfort shoe obsession: El Naturalista and Pikolinos from Spain make up 2/5, Portuguese  Dromedaris and Fidji for 2/5, and the last fifth goes to Wolky from Holland.

Perhaps it was the principle of scarcity that kept me hunting high and low for online retailers in the United States that carry Fidji. Nordstrom and Village Shoes have a respectable collection, but I wanted this brand to go mainstream. Every woman in search of gorgeous shoes that deliver on comfort needed to know about this brand.

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Fidji shoes A week ago, I was searching new arrivals at Amazon when I saw a slew of beautiful shoes parade across the screen. Que surpresa! Criss-cross straps, soft Italian leathers, vibrant hues, metal stud detailing…muito bonito! Walkable two-inch heels, lightly cushioned footbeds, flexible outsoles. Que confortável! 

And as of today, I noticed that Amazon has almost 200 shoes in an extensive collection of recently arrived Fidji shoes–prices starting at $23. Fidji shoes are also available at OnlineShoes.com.

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I’ve gleaned a few sizing/fit insights from reading online customer reviews at Zappos and Nordstrom.

  • Might be helpful to order two sizes; your regular size and one size up. I’ve read they run small. Just send back the pair that doesn’t fit and take advantage of that free return shipping.
  • Generous toe box for a dress shoe. One woman comments that she has a wider forefoot due to bunions and finds Fidji shoes very accommodating.
  • Soft leathers conform to foot.
  • Styles with velcro straps and laces allow for custom fit across instep.
  • Fit narrow to medium width feet best.

I’m anxious to hear from you. Do you own a pair of Fidji shoes? How do they fit and feel?

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6 Responses to “Free As A Bird” – 4 Beautiful Fidji Shoes (from Portugal)

  1. Sally says:

    I’ve been eyeing this brand on Amazon for weeks!

  2. b. says:

    I got a pair of Fidjis for Christmas this year and love them. Comfy and stylish with just the right amount of funky. My only complaint is that my narrow heel slips a bit, but the rest of the shoe is so comfy that I don’t even care. Two thumbs up!

  3. Rose says:

    I have a single pair and I love them. They were among the first shoes I bought when I realized I was going to have to go the “comfortable shoe” route. I did have to size up. I have the low very pointy toed slingback style with a strap across the instep. There is a similar style this year. I love them and have been dreaming of more, so thanks for the update re: ZAppos and Endless!

  4. Nancy says:

    I love Fidji and mentioned them too you several years ago when Nordstroms carried them in store. It was my first over $100.00 shoe purchase, cute shoes that were comfortable with my severe PF…..AMAZING.. Anyway…I love them but then Nordstroms began carrying only a small selection on line, Zappos quite selling them etc etc I knew Amazon carried them but didn’t know they had increased their inventory, thanks for sharing.

    • Kirsten says:

      I remember when you mentioned them to me! I wonder if PlanetShoes.com still carries them? They had a nice selection.

      • Nancy says:

        HI Kirsten-I think PlanetShoes.com also reduced their inventory for this brand. Someone at Nordstroms told me when I asked why they have so few said often smaller companies have trouble keeping up the inventory that a large store like Nordstroms requires to stock a product..do not know if this is true or accurate info. but would make sense

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