Rated 4 out of 5 by Alnilam Cute and comfy, but SIZE UP
I think the previous reviewer who had trouble with these may have ordered the wrong size. I am a 9/9.5 US and usually wear a 40 Euro, but I ordered up based on my experience with the Handpainted Taika flats last season and found the 41 to fit very well, maybe even a tiny bit tight but I think they'll be fine with time. In the larger size, these are super cute and very comfy, although, like all new flats, they will need some breaking in. I've worn them a few times now and have had no blisters or rubbing. They can be dressed up or down and I think they will be a great staple piece. My only complaint is that they are a little low cut so they show more toe cleavage than I would like (although to be fair I do have long toes) and I can't wear a shoe liner with them. Not a big problem since the interior is good quality and hasn't made my feet sweat so far, but I prefer to wear shoe liners in my flats so they last longer and don't get smelly.
Overall, I think these are a great deal at the sale price and I'm very happy with them. I got the gray thinking they would be a good versatile color and I was thinking of going back for the red but, alas, they're sold out in my size. :-(
January 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Evelina Painful but so pretty.
I bought these in the gold. They are such cute flats however, the two times I wore them I was so close to crying when I took them off. They went back to the store, I could not do it. I rather pay more for comfortable shoes.
December 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ww27 New favorites!
I'm a huge fan of the Frye Carson ballet flats and I've been looking at their new colors, so far resisting temptation. When these pretty Taika flats hit the sale I decided to go for them instead, sight unseen since I'm primarily an online shopper. All week while I've waited for them I've expected them to not work out, the other reviews mention pain and small sizing after all. I'm SUPER pleased to report that the 39 seems to fit my typically size 8 feet nicely, and granted I've only tried them around the house so far but they don't seem like they'll be difficult to break in. The wine color is just so pretty, and the silver toes are mirror-shiny. They are really eye catching and I fully expect friends and strangers to compliment them! I can't wait to wear them with some dark wash blue denim, I think that combo will really pop. I'm happy!
January 22, 2013