Rated 4 out of 5 by Tibbey own 3 pairs
I love this brand and own 3 pairs of these in different styles.I usually fit into a size 6 US or a 36 ER.My foot is a little wide and high arched.I fit this brand in a 36 in each style.There is one tiny caveat to me being comfortable in these .I learned this from a friend from Sweden. I soak the toe box with warm water to soften the leather and then wear them in the house until they dry .Sometimes it takes 2 times but in the end they are absolutely PERFECT. They are worth the effort every time,no regrets.
April 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NoraP Very cute!
These shoes are cute and clearly well made. I had been coveting these for a while after I saw them on the Swedish Hasbeens website, but I wanted to try them on in person. So, when I saw them in the store, I jumped at the chance. On the Swedish Hasbeens site they say that the shoes run big, which I found to be true. I wear between an 8 and 9, and in this case the 8s fit (or 38 in european sizing). Overall a good purchase, but the toe was a bit narrow.
April 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2Patchouli European Sizing doesn't work for me
I normally wear a 6.5-7 in shoes, however, I have wide feet, narrow ankles, and high arches, so usually shoe shopping is a task as far as meeting certain requirements. I have a love affair with red shoes, so when I saw these (and the height was right and everything), I ordered them immediately. I ordered the 38, since I ordered for the width and not the length.
So, when I wore these around the house, the length was longer than I wished, and the width was PERFECT. The sole is made out of wood, as expected, but it takes getting used to walking-wise since there is no flexibility. Right now I need to decide if I want to order a smaller size. As far as construction goes, these are very well made and thoughtfully designed. There is rubber traction at the bottoms of the outsole to prevent slippage (unlike a pair of Kork-ease I have) and the leather upper and straps are non-chafing. I have wooden clogs and Danskos so I was familiar with the wooden outsole, but others may not be. I have not worn these all day, but there is no padding (similar to Danskos) and the wood is all there is.
March 28, 2013