Zee Alexis Shoes: Great Shoe For Women Travelers Over 50

Zee Alexis Sugar ballet flat in bronze and pewter
Zee Alexis Shoes
Zee Alexis Shoes

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


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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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

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

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

    So pretty & comfy looking!

    Thank-you for a really great #giveaway πŸ™‚

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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 πŸ˜€

    Fingers crossed!

  21. GRACE Pewter/Bronze Slingback Espadrille
    These are cool, would love to win them! Thank you for the opportunity πŸ™‚

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

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

  27. 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.

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