Honest VIVAIA Shoes Review

Feminine Fashion Blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her Honest VIVAIA Shoes Review along with favorite feminine shoes from her VIVAIA collection


You’ve likely seen VIVAIA all over social media and you’re probably wondering “Are VIVAIA shoes legit?” I got my first pair of shoes last year and since then, my VIVAIA collection has expanded quite a bit. I’ve talked about them in a few posts and videos but there are so many questions that I didn’t answer.

As someone that has a year of experience with this footwear brand, I wanted to share my honest VIVAIA review along with the answers to all of your burning questions. Let’s begin!



Honest VIVAIA Shoes Review


What is VIVAIA?

VIVAIA is a sustainable shoe brand that creates high quality footwear at an affordable price. Everything from the production to the packaging to the product is sustainable and ethical. You can read more about their sustainability practices here.

They have a ton of footwear options in variety of styles and colors! You can find everything from flats and heels to boots and loafers. The designs are stylish, elegant and most of all, comfortable.


Feminine Fashion Blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her Honest VIVAIA Shoes Review along with favorite feminine shoes from her VIVAIA collection

VIVAIA Bibi Round Toe Knotted Flats c/o (Use Lizzie10 for 10% off!)


VIVAIA Quality:


What are VIVAIA shoes made of?

A few of the most popular questions I get asked are “What is VIVAIA footwear made of?” and “Are VIVAIA shoes vegan?” Firstly, VIVAIA shoes are actually created from recycled water bottles. Yes, you heard that right! The plastic water bottles are used to create threads for their unique fabric. You would think that the fabric would feel like plastic but it’s actually very soft and flexible!

As for VIVAIA being vegan, I would say that most of their footwear is vegan friendly. However, some of their boots do use ethical wool so keep this in mind.


Are VIVAIA shoes good quality?

Absolutely! VIVAIA shoes are really amazing quality, in my opinion! At first, I wasn’t sure what the fabric would feel and look like with the water bottles. I was pleasantly surprised to see just how gorgeous they are in person (love that it comes in 100% recycled packaging too)!

The knit fabric is unique and actually seems to be quite trendy right now. The shoes include a soft and flexible upper along with an anti slip rubber outsole and padded insole. Every aspect of the shoe is incredibly well-made! I’ve also found that they hold up well over time.


Are VIVAIA shoes breathable?


Yes, VIVAIA footwear is breathable! The fabric makes it very easy for the feet to breathe AND their shoes include an eco-friendly deodorizing insole. Plus the flats are washable, making it even easier to take care of your footwear.


Are VIVAIA shoes comfortable?


VIVAIA shoes are incredibly comfortable!! In fact, aside from the design, this is the first thing that I noticed. The fabric stretches a bit to create a comfortable, flexible fit and the insoles have quite a bit of padding. Some of the flats even have heel padding! For arch support, I recommend the Aria 5. I actually shared a full review on this shoe – feel free to check it out here!



Feminine Fashion Blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her Honest VIVAIA Shoes Review along with favorite feminine shoes from her VIVAIA collection

VIVAIA Natasha Pointed Toe Bow Kitten Heels c/o (Use Lizzie10 for 10% off!)


VIVAIA Sizing:


How do VIVAIA shoes fit?


Regarding VIVAIA sizing, I would say that they are true to size for the most part. I have quite a few of their shoes and only one pair of my VIVAIA heels ran about half a size too small. They have really excelled in this area as they’ve actively listened to customers since their inception 2 years ago. They are always trying to improve their designs and offer footwear options that are not only comfortable and beautiful but inclusive as well.


Are VIVAIA shoes good for wide feet?

In some of my previous VIVAIA hauls, I’ve gotten questions about whether or not VIVAIA works for wide feet. In my opinion, VIVAIA flats are a particularly great option for those with wide feet. I’ve found that the stretchiest materials seem to be used for the flats. They do also have sizing information for each shoe’s product description so I recommend checking that out as well.


Do VIVAIA boots fit wide calves?

I’ve also received questions regarding VIVAIA boots and whether or not they fit wide calves. This was actually something that I was worried about as well since I tend to have this issue A LOT. I’m under 5 ft with athletic calves and thighs so knee high boots and over-the-knee boots usually don’t fit me. I have both the knee high and OTK VIVAIA boots and was ecstatic to see that both stretched to accommodate my legs! They are very stretchy so I don’t for see this being an issue for most, which is good news!!



Feminine Fashion Blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her Honest VIVAIA Shoes Review along with favorite feminine shoes from her VIVAIA collection

VIVAIA Madeline Round Toe Over-the-Knee Boots c/o (Use Lizzie10 for 10% off!)



Are VIVAIA shoes good for travel?


VIVAIA flats are perfect for travel in my opinion! They can easily fold up for storage in your suitcase, carry on, or even your handbag! They are also very comfortable to walk around in. I’ve taken mine with me so many places and I haven’t had any issues with tired or hurting feet. I’ve also never “broken them in” – I’ve always just kind of worn them with no issues. As I mentioned earlier, they are also machine washable so they would be perfect to bring along on a longer vacation!


Are VIVAIA shoes legit?


Absolutely! VIVAIA is a real company and the products they create are high-quality, well-designed, comfortable and stylish. I love that they use sustainable materials, have ethical practices and produce quality footwear for many that typically have a hard time finding well-fitting, stylish, and quality shoes. Plus they are always coming out with new designs (which means that I’m always adding to my VIVAIA collection haha!).


Other Questions –

  • How to pronounce VIVAIA – “Viv-Vai-Yah”
  • Are VIVAIA shoes sold in stores? At this time, I believe they are only sold on VIVAIA’s website.
  • How long does shipping take? I live in California and it took about a week.
  • How to return VIVAIA shoes? VIVAIA customer service is amazing in my experience! They are always open to answering any questions you may have. If for any reason, you wish to return or exchange, you can do so within 30 days.



Want to see these gorgeous shoes in action? Check out my VIVAIA shoes review video for my honest thoughts, a closer look at my footwear, and feminine styling ideas!



If you’d like to give them a try for yourself, be sure to use my VIVAIA coupon code Lizzie10 for 10% off your order!


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