Rated 4 out of
A stunnerI debated between these and the Realove, but went with this shoe because I found it had better reviews (elsewhere online). The ankle strap is much thinner and looks more elegant. They are surprisingly comfortable for this type of minimal shoe. I got the black in my usual size, 8, and they fit perfectly. The footbed is actually quite padded, and has good arch support - I just wish there was a little more padding under the ball of the foot, since all of your weight pushes forward! But overall, these are great ankle strap sandals and will go with so many outfits. I doubt I could stand in them for hours, but I'm for style over comfort!
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of
My fav pair after 3 yrsI was sceptical about this purchase based on reviews, but they were so gorgeous I decided to go try them on in store.
The first time I wore them I wanted to cry.
Then I kicked myself, it's slender and delicate design is not for support, if you want support buy thick heels with a platform.
I now wear them when I have little walking to do or won't be standing long. There are days when the comfort level increases but I always always walk with flats. They are def my go to heels. I did put a band-aid where Thebes's heel is, but I don't need it anymore now that is broken in. I also sprayed it with a dirt repelant. Great with jeans or a fancy dress.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 2 out of
Cute but extremely painful!Well, they are a beautiful pair of shoes. I love that their dainty and classic because they make any outfit prettier. However, I made the mistake of wearing the shoes for the 1st time during my college graduation at OSU (very big, very long, etc.). Needless to say, it was a painful experience. I'm not sure if there was a way to "break them in", but they were very uncomfortable to walk in. The ankle straps dug into the back of my ankle to the point where I have two deep cuts on each foot. Additionally, the shoe pinched the balls of my feet and I have calluses at the bottom of my feet. I walked miserably through the whole day and while I loved the shoe, it was just too uncomfortable for me. I'm upset because I don't know if I'll be brave enough to wear the shoes again. They aren't the easiest to wear!!
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 2 out of
Very stylish, but very painfulCute shoes that I bought to wear to a wedding coming up. I was so excited about these shoes that I decided to break them and wear them on a date night with my husband. I walked in these shoes a total of maybe 30 minutes that evening... From the parking garage to the restaurant then back to the parking garage, I even had to take them off on the way back because of the pain. I have 3 deep cuts in the backs of my feet. I am sure I purchased the correct size as I even tried on multiple sizes. Disappointed because they are super stylish and they look great just not comfortable at all.
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of
Really pretty shoe BUT!!!Okay ladies so i bought this shoe maybe like 8 months ago and i finally got to wear them! ( i know thats crazy) I got me the coral ones and let me tell ya the color is AMAZING! It really is a pretty shoe no matter the color but my toes yeah i dont really think they loved the shoe very much. The strap on the bottom were the toes go it was just way to tight. Either my toes are to chunky or i bought me the wrong size. But i always buy the same size so yeah im not sure what happen there but overall the shoe is awesome. Maybe i just have to break into them specially since it was the first time wearing them. So ladies go on and buy you one of each color!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 1 out of
hurt soo bad!!I purchased these shoes last year but only wore them to dinner and back home. I wore them Saturday to a dance and they hurt within 30 minutes. I couldn't dance or enjoy myself. Midway through the party, I had to tip to my car and take them off, sit for 10 minutes, massage my feet before I could go back inside. When I got back to the hotel, I had to soak my feet and get a foot massage. I couldn't enjoy my college town and take a walk on the beach because my feet hurt soo bad. I'm realizing how poorly made they are. I even walk different in these shoes than my others. I'm very disappointed because they are not cheap. I wish I could take them back and get a refund.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of
Not as bad as the reviews say!Upon reading the reviews, I was really scared to try these shoes. So I decided to go to my local Steve Madden store to try them out. At first they were a bit narrow, but the lady at the store advised me to wear insoles to give my shoes a little more comfort. I needed to wear these shoes for my birthday bash the next day. So I went ahead, put on a thick pair of socks, and walked around the house in these shoes for a little while. The next day when I put them on, they fit more comfortably. The toe bed was no longer so narrow. I wore them for 8 hours straight during my birthday and only towards the end did they start to hurt .They just need to be broken into, and try using some insoles, girls! Don't be afraid, these are a beautiful pair of shoes. They make any outfit look elegant and classy. This shoe is definitely an essential to my wardrobe!
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 1 out of
Don't BotherAt first I loved the ways these shoes made my legs look but they are so incredibly narrow, they can only be worn for a few minutes! On top of that the lower strap provides mega foot cleavage, and the overall design of the shoe is not well thought out.
To make my experience with this shoe even worse, the top strap slips around a lot and recently detached from the shoe, and is now completely lost—making the shoes unwearable. When I consulted help to find where/how I could replace this, they gave me no answers but just said they weren't able to help. Really upsetting.