Zee Alexis Shoes: A great shoe for women travelers over 50 (contest ended)

June 22, 2016 | By More
Zee Alexis Shoes

Zee Alexis Shoes

Congratulations to winner Terry Stevens of Missoula, Montana. One lucky lady!

Win a pair of Zee Alexis shoes, an uber-comfortable, lightweight and stylish shoe for women travelers over 50.

On our recent trip to Tuscany, my Italian friend Martine—a fashion diva with a great sense of taste and style—glanced down at my ballerina flats.

She asked: “Are those Bottega Veneta?”

My heart soared. Hers was the ultimate seal of fashion approval if I needed one. Bottega Veneta is a venerable luxury Italian brand known for its iconic woven leather goods. Sold at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys, these exquisitely designed flats can easily run over $600 a pair.

Bottega Veneta flats that retail for over $600

Bottega Veneta flats that retail for over $600 (screenshot)

I came clean and told Martine that the ones I was wearing were Zee Alexis shoes, a brand that I had found and ordered online.

Zee Alexis: Comfort at a sensible price

My $60 Zee Alexis shoes retail for about 1/10 of the cost of a pair of Bottega Veneta flats. And they have earned their place as my latest favorite pair of travel shoes.

Zee Alexis Sugar ballet flat in bronze and pewter

My Zee Alexis Sugar ballet flat in neutral pewter/bronze tones

Another view of Sugar

Another view of Sugar

The shoes are made of an attractive woven nylon elastic material that is stretchable (for comfort) and crushproof (for ease in packing). As opposed to their leather doppelgangers, they are 100% vegan.

They come in a variety of styles: flats, sandals, sneakers, wedges, boots, and heels. “Sugar” was the style that I found most appealing. I selected this comfy ballet flat in neutral pewter/bronze tones. It has a flexible rubber sole and reinforced heel (great for slippery surfaces).

Prudent shoe packing

For many women of a certain age (and even their younger daughters), selecting shoes is one of the most daunting aspects of packing for a long trip. I think about how much walking I’ll be doing and where I’ll be going. I pack in anticipation of different types of weather. And, of course, I routinely worry about how much real estate the shoes will consume in my suitcase.

Throwing in this versatile pair is a no-brainer for any prudent packer. They are stylish and fashionable enough to wear to dinner. They are comfortable enough for walking and truly featherweight. The shoes are washable and quick-drying (although I never even came close to trying because they seem to be soil resistant, too). And they hold up remarkably well even after several weeks of “hard wear.” We walked about five miles a day on old Italian cobblestone streets. When I returned home, the shoes still looked brand new, suffering no injury when they were crushed at the bottom of my luggage.

Zee Alexis Sugar (catalog pictures)

Zee Alexis Sugar (catalog picture)

If you have a bunion or other often age-related foot problems, these stretchy shoes are quite “forgiving” with flexible memory foam insoles.

All in all, Zee Alexis is a great choice of shoe for women travelers over 50. Call me Imelda Marcos; I can’t wait to add another pair to my collection!


Zee Alexis logo

Zee Alexis logo

The Zee Alexis Giveaway

The manufacturer is sponsoring a shoe giveaway for one lucky reader of More Time To Travel. Here are the rules:

  • Breeze through the Zee Alexis online shoe shop and choose one pair you would like to add to your own travel shoe collection.
  • Copy the text (name and color) of the shoes of your choice and cut and paste it (or simple keyboard it) into the comment section below on or before August 20, 2016.
  • One reader will be randomly chosen and asked their address and shoe size for mailing.
  • Sorry, limited to U.S. addresses only.

Tip: Although the fabric tops are stretchable, the soles are not and the shoes tend to run small. My recommendation: Order the shoes ½ size larger than usual for extra comfort.


Disclosure: This pair of shoes was sent to me for review for this giveaway but any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. Amy F says:

    Fingers crossed: I love these
    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Pink Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  2. Sugar Mosaic Multi Flat – love these! They would go with my whole summer wardrobe, excellent for tropical travel!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Oh! This! JACYLN-N Pewter/Neon Pink Mule Slide

  4. Brittney House says:

    I love the ABBY Black Metallic Slip-On the most.

  5. Fran says:

    The Abby black metallic slip on would be the most practical for traveling as they look fine with most outfits.

  6. Tammy Evans says:

    GIGI Black Metallic Flat Espadrille I love these, I need these for summer

  7. Jeanne Rousseau says:

    WOW, so many awesome shoes, I finally decided on these but love dozens! DANIELLE Mosaic Multi Woven Sneaker

  8. I love the Danielle Black Metallic Woven Sneaker!

  9. Ashley C says:

    OH I absolutely adore the DAWN Espresso Flat Ankle Boot!

  10. Cynthia C says:

    I like the
    SAMMI Black/Charcoal Tie-Dye Mary Jane Flat

  11. Holly C. says:

    I love the DANIELLE Pink Multi Woven Sneaker, so cute and looks very comfortable!

  12. nickie says:

    I like the GRACE Black Metallic Slingback Espadrille

  13. Inese says:

    ABBY Cobalt Multi Slip-On in a size Size: 38 (US 7 – 7.5)!!

  14. Laura says:

    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Black Metallic/White Bottom Woven Slip-On Sneaker

    http://zeealexis.com/linda-zee-clouds-black-metallic-white-bottom-woven-slip-on-sneaker/

    You have the best giveaways, Irene!

  15. Joanna Allison says:

    ABBY Calm Multi Slip-On

  16. McKim says:

    SUGAR Blue Tie-Dye Flat

  17. Barbara Lima says:

    FREA Pewter/Bronze Woven Sandal

  18. Emily says:

    I love the STELLA Mosaic Multi Woven Slip-On Sneaker. It looks comfortable, colorful and wearable for all four seasons!

  19. Suzanne K says:

    I like the STELLA Black Metallic Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  20. Cynthia Mercado says:

    I love the TERRI Black Metallic Wedge Slide

  21. paige chandler says:

    /rory-black-metallic-slingback-heels/ I must possess

  22. Sandy Klocinski says:

    PIERCE White/Pewter/Silver Woven Sandal

  23. Jessica Small says:

    I love the ABBY Calm multi slip on!

  24. Julia Barnes says:

    I love the Danielle Black Metallic Woven Sneaker! it looks so comfy!

  25. G. Rutkowski says:

    I would give togt the SAMMI Blue Tie-Dye Mary Jane Flat.

  26. Jennai says:

    I like the STELLA Sangria Woven Slip-On Sneakers

  27. Jackie Trimble says:

    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Papaya Woven Slip-On Sneaker

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  28. Lonnie Hutchinson says:

    DANIELLE Pink Multi Woven Sneaker these are my favorite

  29. JAMES LYNAM says:

    STELLA Sangria Woven Slip-on Sneakers are my choice.

  30. Theresa Jenkins says:

    TRINA Black Metallic Wedge Shoe or DANIELLE Black Metallic Woven Sneaker;… the sizing scares me I wear a 5 …5 1/2 is to big

  31. Cindy StPierre says:

    I would love to have a pair of Sugar Mosaic Multi Flat as they could be worn with anything!

  32. Elisa Dias says:

    The shoes look great!
    I especially like the TRINA Pewter/Bronze Wedge Shoe in size 38.
    Thank you!

  33. Paulina says:

    DUSK Black Tall Flat Boot.

    I love these! fingers crossed.

  34. Nancy says:

    They have so many wonderful shoes! I especially like these: STELLA Mosaic Multi Woven Slip-On Sneaker.

  35. Oli Pii says:

    OOOH! SO ADORABLE! TINA Eggplant Wedge Zip-Back Bootie

  36. Susan Christy says:

    I like the ALLY Pewter/Bronze Slide-On Flat

  37. DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    I love the DANIELLE Mosaic Multi Woven Sneaker

  38. Jill Wilson says:

    JENNY Black/White Slip-On Platform Shoe (I have all the colors except this one) – I would really, really love it if they made it in white. It’s my favorite casual shoe by far & it’s great for travel.

  39. Anita G says:

    GIGI Black/Charcoal Tie-Dye Flat Espadrille

    Thank you so much for the chance!

  40. Valerie turner says:

    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Black Metallic/White Bottom Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  41. Louise Zamudio says:

    AARON Black Metallic High Top Sneaker I would totally love to try something new trendy and comfy!

  42. Kim H. says:

    I love the LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Pink Woven Slip-On Sneaker in pink!!

  43. Ceil says:

    Love the Gigi Tie Dye Charcoal/Black Flat Espadrille, but then there are so many cute styles to love.

  44. Peggy Johnson says:

    DANIELLE Navy & White Bottom Woven Sneaker

  45. Diane says:

    SUGAR Black Flat

  46. joe gersch says:

    I like CASSANDRA Black/White Woven Pump

  47. Ruth says:

    I like the Stella Bronze woven slip-on sneaker. It looks really comfy!

  48. clynsg says:

    GWYN White/Pewter/Silver Slingback Espadrille

    And some others as well of course!

  49. Laura S says:

    I love the GEM Black Metallic/Zebra Thong Sandal

  50. Candace S says:

    I like the SAMMI Black Metallic Mary Jane Flat.

  51. Michelle Ward says:

    TINA Black Metallic Wedge Zip-Back Bootie

  52. Tracy Robertson says:

    I love the JESSI Black Royal Multi Platform Mary Jane shoes.

  53. Peggy Johnson says:

    I like the SUGAR Black Flat

  54. Terry Stevens says:

    I love theFAITH Mosaic Multi Flat Sandal.

  55. jberry says:

    I’m fond of the DAWN Espresso Flat Ankle Boot.

  56. Elisse says:

    My favorite is the RORY Pewter/Bronze Slingback Heels,

  57. Amy Smeltzer says:

    DANIELLE Forest Multi Woven Sneaker

  58. Jennifer H. says:

    I love the TINA Eggplant Wedge Zip-Back Bootie. Awesome color!

  59. Kathleen B says:

    Love the DAWN Black Flat Ankle Boot!

  60. Theresa Clift says:

    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Hot Pink Purple Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  61. Jennifer W. says:

    ENGIE Black Cork-Wedge Bootie

  62. Theresa N says:

    I like the ALLY Pewter/Bronze Slide-On Flat.

  63. Laura J says:

    TINA Black Metallic Wedge Zip-Back Bootie is quite adorable. Thanks for introducing us. 🙂

  64. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love the WESTIN-G Black Metallic Crisscross Wedge

  65. VI - LE says:

    I like the SUGAR Black Metallic Flat – size 38 (US 7 – 7.5)

  66. Laura Schrillo says:

    ABBY Cobalt Multi Slip-On size8.5

  67. Kayla Bowe says:

    I would love to have the ABBY Sangria Multi Slip-On, Pink. 9.5 shoes. They look cute and comfortable.

  68. Jessie Thompson says:

    DUSK Black Tall Flat Boot!

  69. P. Randall says:

    Stella Bronze woven slip-on sneaker

  70. April V. says:

    Sugar – White/Pewter/Silver Flat

    Beautiful and look comfy

  71. rickel bart says:

    ABBY Cobalt Multi Slip-On

  72. Trish F says:

    Hello, LOVE the SAMMI Calm Multi Mary Jane Flat. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  73. Joy Venters says:

    I like the GIGI Blue Tie-Dye Flat Espadrille

  74. Melissa Tippie says:

    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Black Metallic/White Bottom Woven Slip-On Sneaker

    So pretty & comfy looking!

    Thank-you for a really great #giveaway 🙂

  75. ashley says:

    RORY Black Metallic Slingback Heels
    $135.00…. I love them, they’re so funky!

  76. Elle says:

    They make such creative and interesting looking shoes! I love so many different styles but I think I like DANIELLE Mosaic Multi Woven Sneaker or one of the booties like the ENGIE Black Cork-Wedge Bootie best.

  77. Jenna Hudson says:

    I just love the SUGAR Black Royal Multi Flat. It\’s so pretty how all the colors are woven together. Looks like great support as well!

  78. Linda says:

    The Danielle mosasic women sneakers are so pretty! I love the multi colored but also the pink/blue combination as well. I would just love to win those.

  79. Stephanie Liske says:

    ENGIE Merlot Cork-Wedge Bootie

  80. elizabeth miller says:

    I love the LINDA ZEE CLOUDS White Metallic Woven Slip-On Sneaker–http://zeealexis.com/linda-zee-clouds-white-metallic-woven-slip-on-sneaker/. So casual yet classy and cute.

  81. Cathleen Finch says:

    GIGI Black/Charcoal Tie-Dye Flat Espadrille are perfect for me. Size 7 1/2 please

  82. richelle bowers says:

    DANIELLE Navy & White Bottom Woven Sneaker

  83. katie says:

    I love the STELLA Mosaic Multi Woven Slip-On Sneaker — so colorful!

  84. Patricia Mingozzi says:

    I like the GWYN Black Metallic Slingback Espadrille.

  85. Jessica Hadley says:

    Sugar Black Flats! They look super comfortable and look like they would go with everything. Only having to bring one pair of shoes would save a lot of packing space. They also look comfortable enough in to go for walks, do yoga and some body weight exercises.

  86. S Riches says:

    I like the DANIELLE Navy & White Bottom Woven Sneakers.

  87. Carol G says:

    DANIELLE Black/Royal Multi Woven Sneaker because they would go with everything, look great and be comfy. Going to the theme parks in Orlando and comfort is the name of the game.

  88. JoAnn F says:

    I like the DANIELLE Black Metallic & White Woven Sneaker!!

  89. Renee Walters says:

    I absolutely love the TERRI Black Metallic Wedge Slide!

  90. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    SUGAR Mosaic Multi Flat

  91. Ashley B. says:

    As a mom of 2 who owns ZERO good pairs of sneakers – I would LOVE to win! I fell in love with LINDA ZEE CLOUDS White Metallic Woven Slip-On Sneaker instantly when I saw them 😀

    Fingers crossed!

  92. Rachel Freer says:

    I love the GEM Black Metallic/Zebra Thong Sandal!

  93. Erica B. says:

    I like the TINA Black Metallic Wedge Zip-Back Bootie.

  94. Jane McGregor says:

    ENGIE Black Cork-Wedge Bootie!

  95. MARIA SIMON says:

    GIGI Black Metallic Flat Espadrille

    think these are very pretty and look so comfy thank you

  96. Kristin McCall says:

    I love the DANIELLE Mosaic Multi Woven Sneaker

  97. Kathy Pease says:

    I love the LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Black Metallic/White Bottom Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  98. susan smoaks says:

    I really love the ENGIE Eggplant Cork-Wedge Bootie

  99. Docia Vagnerini says:

    GRACE Pewter/Bronze Slingback Espadrille
    These are cool, would love to win them! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  100. Janice says:

    Danielle multicolored woven sneakers! I haven’t seen shoes like this before. I love them.

  101. Lisa V. says:

    I like the RORY Black Metallic Slingback Heels.

  102. Jessica Epps says:

    I love, love, love the TRINA Pewter/Bronze Wedge Shoes.

  103. Alice Rolf says:

    ENGIE Black Cork-Wedge Bootie

  104. LaTanya says:

    I like the STELLA Black Metallic Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  105. Dario Moniz says:

    ABBY Black Metallic Slip-On

  106. Breanne says:

    I like the DANIELLE Mosaic Multi Woven Sneaker

  107. Mark Marville says:

    TINA Black Metallic Wedge Zip-Back Bootie!

  108. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would love the LINDA ZEE CLOUDS White Metallic Woven Slip-On Sneaker.

  109. Shannon says:

    My favorite is the DANIELLE Navy & White Bottom Woven Sneaker.

  110. Karen A. says:

    I like the LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Black Metallic/White Bottom Woven Slip-On Sneaker

  111. Renee G says:

    I love the CASSANDRA Pewter/Bronze Woven Pump

  112. Trisha McKee says:

    I love the CASSANDRA Black/White Woven Pump

  113. Shayna Brookman says:

    I LIKE THE DANIELLE Black Metallic & White Woven Sneaker 🙂

  114. Penny Snyder says:

    LOVE the DANIELLE Forest Multi Woven Sneaker!!!~

  115. denise says:

    SAMMI Black/Charcoal Tie-Dye Mary Jane Flat
    $60.00 7.5 http://zeealexis.com/sammi-black-charcoal-tie-dye-mary-jane-flat/

  116. Angela Ash says:

    I really like the DANIELLE Mosaic Multi Woven Sneaker. They kind of remind me of a suitcase with travel stickers all over it.

  117. Joy Adams says:

    I have to be honest ,Before I ran across this sweepstake I had never heard of Zee Alexis shoes.From the picture I must say I like them Should I win this contest Any color would be fine.

  118. amy smeltzer says:

    SAMMI Black Metallic Mary Jane Flat Size 40

  119. DeeAnn S says:

    DANIELLE Forest Multi Woven Sneaker

  120. Mary Childers says:

    I really like the “Sugar” style ballet flat in black because my sister has a pair of these and thinks they are fabulous to wear to work! I’d like the shoe in black in size 38-I’m sure they will be GREAT!

    Thanks for sponsoring the contest and giving us all a chance to win!

  121. Heather S says:

    ABBY Black Metallic Slip-On

  122. Vicki D. says:

    I like the GWYN Black Metallic Slingback Espadrille. They look so comfortable. I am sure if I had them I would practically live in them all summer!

  123. Billie R says:

    I like these, thanks for the chance to win! DANIELLE Black Metallic & White Woven Sneaker

  124. Adriane says:

    I like the GIGI Black/Charcoal Tie-Dye Flat Espadrille.

  125. Billie says:

    GRACE Black Metallic Slingback Espadrille, please!

  126. vivian says:

    expresso flat ankle boot.

  127. Allie Pence says:

    I love the TINA Eggplant Wedge Zip-Back Bootie!

  128. DanV says:

    I like the ABBY Cobalt Multi Slip-On

  129. Heather C says:

    LINDA ZEE CLOUDS Papaya Woven Slip-On Sneaker!
    Thanks!

  130. Danielle says:

    I would love the DANIELLE Black Metallic Woven Sneaker. That\’s my name–It\’s serendipitous!

  131. Buddy Garrett says:

    My wife would love to add the DAWN Espresso Flat Ankle Boot to her collection.

  132. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I like the ABBY Black Metallic Slip-On the most of all of tine styles available on the Zee Alexis web site.

  133. AEKZ2 says:

    I would love to own the SAMMI Black Royal Multi Mary Jane Flat

  134. Donna Kozar says:

    I love this: DANIELLE Black/Royal Multi Woven Sneaker

  135. Tosha H says:

    Really like the Tina Eggplant Wedge Zip-Back Bootie, cool-looking shoe!

  136. Jenny S says:

    The Jenny Black Metalic Slip on. Very cute and comfy looking.

  137. Lily Kwan says:

    The SUGAR Black Flat looks very nice!

  138. Birdiebee says:

    Thank you so very much for offering this giveaway. I received the Zee Alexis Faith Women Open Toe Purple Mosaic Canvas Sandals in the mail yesterday and they are the most comfortable sandals I have every worn. I wear sandals from the time the snow melts until the time the snow flies again in the fall. I was at the hospital today wearing the sandals and all of the nurses commented on how nice the sandals look.

  139. Kristin says:

    Thanks for the blog recommendation. I just ordered a pair.

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