Rated 4 out of 5Â by musingsbyjacquelyn A Chore to Get on
I wear a US 10 and ordered a size 41, which felt true to size. I have a high instep so these were a struggle to get on. I think repeated wear would concern me because I really had to work at it and though there is some stretch in the t-strap at either end I had to almost "collapse" the back of the shoe.
The shoes show quite a bit of toe cleavage and dip down pretty far on the sides. I had some rubbing along the top of my little toes that was very uncomfortable. Your market may vary, though, depending on your own feet.
These shoes seem fairly well made though the suede in my opinion is not the caliber of higher-end suede shoes (like Chies). They come with extra beads in the event you lose some. Two extra buttons are also included along with a note warning you to be careful lest the original buttons come off, but if they do, here are some extras. These feel stable when you walk and I wasn't worried about falling on my face.
Overall though I have decided to return these. I don't want to be overly challenged at 6:00 a.m. in the morning when putting shoes on to head out the door. The rubbing on my little toes is also a deal breaker. I also don't think the thick part of the t-strap does my big ankles any favors. Back they go!
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Coupious The happiest shoes ever
Just taking these shoes out of the box, I was instantly happy. Another reviewer wrote of this effect, and I have to agree: you can't help but smile at the little birds, flowers, and beads on these shoes. Then I smiled all the more at the fact that they are infinitely more comfortable than most heels. I followed the recommendation to size up, and the 38s are quite roomy on me, but not so large as to be problematic. I can see how the low toe box would be a serious problem if I had sized down. Even with the upped sizing, these shoes are styled to make your feet look tiny, and the overall look is very lady-like. THey feel much more sensible than they look, and I appreciate that. The arch and sole are well-padded, and the heel is very solid feeling. The T strap is a little stiff, but causes no problems with tights, and I'm sure will soften a bit with time.
I never thought little bird shoes would become a staple of my wardrobe, but these have. I purchased the black ones, and the purple, gold, red, and blue coloring in the applique allows them to match all sorts of dresses, dressy shorts, and pants in a way that I would not have expected. I recommend these whole-heartedly, as a whimsical statement that is also ready for everyday wear.
December 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Missyvonel Beautiful shoes!
These shoes are even more beautiful in real life. I am an 8 1/2 and the 39 fits just fine. The heel doesn't feel too high which I appreciate because you can really walk in these shoes. I agree with the others who mentioned there is not much cushioning at the ball of your foot. I will add inserts because I want to wear these shoes all the time. They make me happy! I took away a star because the inside shoe lining is kind of wonky - like the fabric wasn't glued down properly. No one can see it and it doesn't feel weird so its not a dealbreaker.
October 24, 2012