Rated 5 out of 5┬áby VondelPark Fantastic shoes
These shoes are beautiful. I had been looking for something between a flat and a sneaker for a while, and these are it! They were comfortable right out of the box, and they have a cool retro vibe. When I was a kid I loved watching reruns of The Monkees -- these shoes are very Peter Tork. The color is a rich gray, exactly as pictured. I'm an 8.5-9, and the 9 fits me perfectly.
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby WellDressed On the fence...
I'm really torn on these. I ordered my normal size and, while they technically fit, I find the entire shoe to be incredibly narrow and tight. They fit from front to back, there is plenty of room for my toes, but they're really snug all the way around. I thought about sizing up but I don't think more room in the toe will help with how tight they are. Normally this isn't an issue for me, as I do have very narrow, thin feet, so I'm not sure what's going on with these. I think the issue might resolve itself as the shoes become more supple and broken in with wear but it's an awful lot of money to spend on a pair of shoes that I hope will fit better in time. Still, they're really well made and the suede is beautiful. Decisions, decisions...
December 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Shop1234 versatile winter shoe
I love these shoes. They will go with jeans as well as with skirts or dresses. I also love the versatile gray color.
STIFF - I was expecting them to be a lot more comfortable but they are really stiff.
I wore comfy socks with them on the first time wearing them and I could feel blisters starting to form around my heels. Again, I hope that they will soften up and this won't be a problem.
LACES - The shoe laces are difficult to tie and keep tied because they are made of thick strips of stiff suede leather. I had to double knot them to keep them tied. I would imagine the laces would become more pliable with more use or you could switch out the laces.
My big toe pushes a bit at the front of the shoe, so I would say they run a tad small/short. The width is fine and i have a narrow foot. I hope they stretch out a bit and become more soft and flexible as I break them in.
I am taking a risk to keep them in hopes that they soften up after wearing a couple of times.
December 27, 2012