Rated 5 out of 5
Â by GeoInCalifornia Slightly wide size up and add cushion inserts!
Last year, I tried on the Divided Frond booties with their bewitching and sensible heel. I found them to run TTS to slightly short in size 38. Sadly, my foot slid right out the large ankle opening with the boot zipped. Thick socks or inserts would not take up enough space to make them wearable.
SIZE: I normally wear US 8. My foot is slightly wide in front with a narrow heel and very low vamp. I sometimes size up to 8.5. Thatâ€™s when I run into problems with heel slip.
FIT: I crossed my fingers and ordered size 39 for the Folded Flora. My hopes were answered with a smaller ankle opening. Since I ordered up, they still slipped at the heel, but I DO NOT step out of them like the Divided Frond. I added full length Foot Petals cushions, which eliminated most of the slip by reducing the overhead space needed for those with a higher vamp. This also provided much needed padding for the rock hard insole. I was surprised that the 39â€™s felt narrow in front, when compared to the smaller 38 Divided Frond.
Size up if your normal US size is a whole number and you have a slightly wide foot. Add inserts to prevent sliding due to additional length.
Although the zip is stiff, I had no issues with sticking.
The inside of the boots are hard and structured so they wonâ€™t slump or slouch. Donâ€™t expect them to stretch (even professionally) if they are too narrow.
The outside leather is very soft and easily scratched. Apply leather conditioner often.
The whiskey tan color and chunky heel gives the Folded Flora a more casual look over the dressy appearance of the first pair. I thoroughly enjoy them with Anthroâ€™s Pilcro Stet Slim Bootcut Denim Jeans and any top that floats my fancy. These would pair nicely with casual below the knee skirts too.
I plan to add the Folded Petals Mary Janeâ€™s next.
November 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jp66 beautiful
these booties are beautiful. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit because my feet are wide and I have a difficutlt time wearing hight heals. I usually wear an 8 or 8 1/2 I ordered the 39 and they fit perfect. I love that they are not narrow. they are actually comfortable and because the ankle is fitted they will look good with a dress and tights not just jeans.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tigersalamander Flora booties
I wear 7.5, and the 38 fits with a little room, but not too loose with socks or tights. The zipper is a bit hard to open and close, but hopefully that will get easier with time. Overall, very happy with purchase.
September 12, 2012