Reviewed by Anne Elizabeth from Salt Lake City, UT on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I had to buy these flats (in black patent) from another site-size 38. I usually wear size 8-8.5. I found them just the tiniest bit tight. There is a TON of cushion, especially for a flat. The right shoe is much more comfortable than it was at first, the left is still breaking in, it rubs on my big toe joint, also a bit on the heel. They do loosen up a bit with time. Comfortable for my cranky feet. Not quite as comfortable as tennis shoes, for long walking. Quality construction, great price. I spent a bundle on the croc flats that the English Duchess wears. These are much more comfortable, better constructed. I don't think I can ever buy ballet flats from any other company.
Reviewed by shopperbabe from Philadelphia on Friday, October 11, 2013
These may be the most comfortable and supportive ballet flats I've ever had. I wore them for a whole day right out of the box, and they felt great. Really pretty, too--wear with anything from jeans to nice dresses.
Reviewed by hikerofficemom from Jackson, Michigan on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I purchased my first pair (patent leather) with caution. I have a high arch, moderately narrow heel and wide toes. These shoes aren’t quite as supportive, etc as the low hikers that I usually wear, but they are very comfortable for all day wear and I wear them without socks to walk to destinations several miles away. Because they were so functional and attractive, I purchased two more pairs in regular leather—these were distinctly tighter in the toebox, as some other reviewers mentioned. However, they are relaxing with wear and they also provide the support which makes them comfortable for walking.
One reviewer mentioned a “gaping” over the middle of the foot. I saw this in the patent leather pair—to my eye, it does not affect the lines of the shoe (when looking in the mirror) and I do not see this in the regular leather pairs.
Reviewed by wsmama from Washington on Sunday, April 21, 2013
I got these for my daughter to wear for work. She initally didn't like the look but despite her having other shoes, I've noticed she always wears these. I think her feet don't hurt after a long evening wearing these.
Reviewed by Walking in the South from Atlanta, GA on Friday, April 19, 2013
This is a good, basic, black flat. I had difficulty getting them on, due to a bunion. The leather is very stiff, so I have little hope of them "giving" over time. They may work for others, but I will be sending them back.