Rated 4 out of 5┬áby applefritter Great concept
But I'm undecided on actual execution. These shoes appear to be well made - the leather is substantial, heel refined but stable, and the colors are lovely. The blue in particular is fab - a rich, gorgeous jewel tone. I typically stick to flats, but the heel height on these is low enough that it stays comfortable. I also often have an issue with shoes like these cutting in on the sides (my feet are fairly narrow, but I think I have weird toe joints or something) but these are great!
Now for my one issue: I really love the cutouts from a stylistic standpoint, but the holes created are so large that they compromise the sturdiness of the leather and therefore the actual shape of the shoe. For the most part, this isn't an issue as your foot fills the shoe and therefore maintains the shape, but the point of the toe remains empty and begins to collapse. It's not too noticeable at first, but as the leather becomes softer, the empty space becomes more of an issue and goes flat. Maybe I'm just being picky and it won't bug the majority of people, but it bugged me. I'm thinking maybe filling it with something like tissue to give needed structure, but it would need to be skin tone so as to not be its own issue peeking through the holes.
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby bw76107 Love the soft leather of these shoes!
I bought these in the tan leather color. I bought my typical size, "8" and they were a perfect fit. What I love about these is the soft leather that after wearing flip-flops most of the time, do not kill my feet when I have to wear a dress shoe, which is rare. I am planning on ordering the black, and am keeping my fingers crossed that the color will not transfer onto my toes as another reviewer said. The black leather pump would make an awesome dress shoe when the occasion calls for one.
August 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby sammm Gorgeous and flattering
My husband, who never seems to "get" shoes said, "Those are gorgeous!" Needless to say, I am keeping them. Heel height is just right--high enough to slim and flatter, but low enough that you can wear them for a while, and the toe is just the right blend of pointy but not-too-pointy. (I sound like Goldilocks here!) I got the tan color, which is a beautiful, warm neutral. The cut-out makes the leather soft and supple, and the fit is perfect and true to size. The only concern I have is that, since they are so soft, I wonder if they will quickly stretch out and lose their beautiful shape, but I am going to take a chance.
November 21, 2012