Rated 4 out of 5┬áby sjca Great but with a few "but's"...
I like these, and I am keeping them. I have wide feet so have a difficult time to find sandals that fit. I was drawn to these because of the adjustable straps.
Two things. The buckles leave marks on the (delicate) leather. Because I had to adjust the straps for my feet, some of these marks are still visible. I rubbed some of these markings off, but it's still visible. So not perfect. Am unhappy about that yet still too delighted to find sandals that fit ok, so still keeping them.
Also, if you do adjust the strap, some of the straps are quite short so when you use the last hole on the strap, the loop that holds the strap down is too far away so it will pop out. Also depressing.
In all I like that these can accommodate broader feet, but there is still much left to be desired. The leather is super soft though and these will be my first set of sandals that I can actually wear regularly because of it.
July 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Zuzu2 Great design, tips, quality
This is a GREAT shoe! All leather, comfortable, true to size. I love them. Got them on sale. I added a forefoot leather insert for add'l padding. One con is the quality of the buckle. It looks good but it's cheap metal, hollowed out on the back, and makes marks on the leather. I saw other reviews complaining about the marks. Here's how to fix the marks: Q-tip w/ tiny dab vaseline, rub mark till it disappears, then buff with dry Q-tip end. This completely removes the mark and is good for the leather. Another possible flaw: the heel strap may stretch out with wear and need new holes punched. I have mine on tightest setting to begin with. Also, the buckle keepers are thin leather and may easily break. Luckily, I have a great shoe repair guy if this happens. In spite of these flaws, I'd recommend these shoes. If CHINA would improve their quality, these would be PERFECT!
September 12, 2012