Rated 4 out of 5┬áby AB115 Nice Shoes.
I ordered the red cork version in my usual size 8 and they fit well. Depending on the cut of the shoe I occasionally size up to an 8.5 but these seemed TTS enough to stick with the 8. No heel slippage when walking. The toe box is very comfortable and the small wedge is lovely. It gives them a hint of something more special than your normal flats without being too obvious. The heel is a bit snug and pinches a little but I think that will resolve over time. I'm not a huge Matt Bernson fan (as I've purchased other shoes by him and they haven't been high quality) but these don't seem to have the issues of the others. The material feels high quality and soft. The construction looks solid. I may be the only one who feels this way but I really dislike the misleading "made in" aspect of the shoe. The bottom of the shoes says, "soulfully designed in NY"...hmm but where are they made? I searched and found a tiny stamp hidden in the toe area that says, "Made in China". It's a disappointment for me. I believe these shoes could be manufactured at a similar price point in the US. If not, fine. But please don't try to mislead.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5┬áby Enjie "I would walk 500 miles..."
Literally, I can walk in these shoes forever. When I'm heading out and I know I'll be walking for a while, this are my go-to shoes. So, comfy.
The toe is not too pointy and I love that the back sits higher than most so doesn't rub (and keep rubbing) that spot on the back of your ankle. Girls, you know what I'm talking about. I absolutely hate kitten heels, but I like some height, so the fact that the low heel is hidden, sold me.
I normally wear a 9.5 in heels and a 10 in flats. I ordered this in both sizes. Initially, the 10's were more comfortable because I have slightly wider feet, but I settled on the 9.5 because when I walked, the 10's kept slipping off. I'm glad I did because after a few wears, the 9.5's were broken in.
These are an excellent step up from the typical black ballet flats. You can see the quality and they're pretty unique in design, which is something I'm always looking for.
March 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5┬áby shesawsparks Very versatile but fragile
I'm a solid size 8 and these were true to size. My only warning is the suede is very fragile. I slightly grazed my heel against my bed while getting ready and it nicked the suede the first day I wore them. I have since used suede protectant on them to hopefully prevent any water damage or staining. The design is very unique and the heel height is perfect. Overall I love them; they are just more delicate than other suede shoes I own.
February 22, 2013