I have been looking for a good, investment shoe for a while. I wanted flats to replace my pink Tom’s Camila flats (no longer available, a tragedy), but I wanted something that would be comfortable, sturdy, and long-lasting. I’ve purchase cheap shoes and I’ve purchased mid-range shoes, but I’ve never purchased something as expensive as these.
I did my research. Soooo much research. I watched countless videos, read dozens of blogs, and I vacillated between getting them now or getting them later. In the end, now won out.
I’ll post a review after a few weeks of wear, but my first impression is this:
These are sturdy shoes. The construction is solid. The leather sole under the rubber heel and toe is surprisingly tough, and the rubber is really strong too.
I watched a few videos on half-sizing (I’m ideally a 10.5, but rarely find shoes in that size). I followed the suggested sizing and went down to the whole size, and they fit just right. Toes are spacey, heel is not strained (we’ll see how they wear).
The color is really fair. I went for the ballerina pink and they look just like pointe shoes. Love it.
I was a bit concerned that the teal sole and stripe would be too showy, but they aren’t as obvious while worn.
The hand-written note is actually a nice touch (I didn’t think such things would sway me). My mom was really impressed, so that’s a thing.
And the flower is black and really pretty. But that’s just the icing on the cake.
I wore them at home for an evening (they have a really generous return policy according to reviewers), but they felt right so I decided to take them out this morning.