Rated 3 out of 5┬áby secretchimp I got these in white, they reminded me of cute 1930s oxfords I'd seen in old photos. I wanted a more structured shoe to wear with dresses, and the perforations make them perfect for warmer weather. So, first the good: I like the way the perforations look, and the fit is very good, I wear a size 10M, and these fit true to size, they're also comfortable and would be good for lots of walking or standing. The bad: they're synthetic on the inside and have a terrible smell out of the box, they're a lot more pointy than I anticipated, making them look a lot more 1980s than I want.
Overall, the quality is not great for the price and the style is not what I wanted.
March 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby ren13 Snazzy Shoes
I really love these oxfords. In fact, I've worn them nearly every day since I bought them in late April. Honestly, they are not the comfiest or the highest quality, but I just love how they look. I have the ivory, which goes with everything in every color- the color is very true to the pictures. The perforations are great, it makes the shoe very wearable for summer. (I can actually fee the breeze on my toes :)) The shoes are very pointy, much pointier than they seem in pictures as the reviewer below mentioned. I personally love how pointy they are, they look very menswear-chic which is the look I was going for.
Because they're so long in the toe, I would suggest sizing down/going with your smaller size. I'm between a 7.5-8 and went with a 7.5. My feet are average width.
While they look absolutely fabulous, I've found that the quality and comfort don't live up to the price tag. They are really flat. The heel helps a lot, but if you have any feet issues you're going to need to add an insole. My biggest issue is the leather quality. After just over a month of wear both of my shoes are scuffed pretty badly on the toe, which is kind of upsetting. I'm looking into how to fix up the scuffs, but I don't have high hopes of these shoes lasting all that long at this rate.
They truly are a gorgeous pair of oxfords, though, and should they get marked down significantly I'd probably impulse buy a spare set. :)
June 3, 2013