Rated 4 out of 5 by WhimandTonic Sassy, perfect winter to spring shoe
These little gems just arrived today in the mail. I love them dearly already! I was a little hesitant b/c I usually don't do heels without a platform base, but these are great. The sexy ankle cross strap is delicate, feminine, and keeps my foot in place. The wedge heel is still easy to walk in, and I LOVE the atypical design. These contrasting colors seemed perfect for a mid-winter shoe that can carry over into spring and summer, especially with the paler ankle straps and the linen-like toe box. They look great with skirts, tights, and even cuffed jeans. These do seem to run a 1/2 size small, as my toe was pushing forward a little too much. HOWEVER! the tiny black look at the back popped open while I was just trying these on at home! I am going to return them for the next 1/2 size up, and hopefully this won't happen again. Other than that, these will be my go- to for the next few months!
January 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by anthrorush close but no cigar
I like the look and feel...easy to walk in, pretty & unique design, and wonderfully versatile. I am an 8 in 99% of shoes I purchase, and this shoe was no different. "Shimmer" in the linen is subtle.
1. When I walked in the shoe w/o tights, my toes made a squeaky sound (think 16 Candles organist!) against the toe-bed;
2. The toe box itself was wider than my overall foot, which made them look a bit clunky on me, which may be why my toes were "sloshing" around;
3. The leather on one of the straps, albeit a tiny area, looked like it had been bleached or damaged in some strange way.
Alas, they were returned, but I still rate them above avg.
January 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by HeartHead pros and cons
This shoe wasn't altogether bad. It had some good things that drew me to it but in the end they were not for me. Like other miss albright shoes I have tried in the past I felt the quality was generally lacking. Flimsy closure buckles, the material on the toe box looked and felt cheap, They just weren't up to my heel standards. But I will say that I found the shape of the wedge to be quite charming and easy to walk in. I also thought that the shoes made my legs look great and had an elongating effect because of the flesh/neutral tones in the front, which I thought was a great idea. These shoes could go with just about any outfit. They fit true to size. Overall, not for me, BUT I can see how others will be able to work them into their wardrobes.
January 7, 2013