Giving these the benefit of the doubt
Reviewed by new jammies from US on Thursday, April 25, 2013
I bought the Green Hawaii in 36M here at a good price for Danskos. The Mary Jane is one of my favorite shoe styles, the sneaker not far behind and I like florals, so no surprise that I think these shoes are super cute on my feet. They feel good underfoot, with the arch support in just the right place. The fit of the upper could be a problem, though. I agree with some others who said the shoe is "too tight." This might not be a good shoe for a chubby foot or high instep. The width is fine for me and I have plenty of wiggle room in the toe box, but the top of the vamp is very snug just behind my toes. The strap is also snug. With the prong in the second hole, my heel comes too far out of the shoe. With the prong in the third hole the strap is tight enough to leave light marks across my feet but the shoe feels more stable with more comfortable movement in the heel. The buckle is held with elastic, so it might give a little over time.The vamp and strap are not painful, just tight enough that I am constantly aware of the shoes on my feet. I'm not one for suffering with ill-fitting shoes, but since these are so close to fitting, I will try to wear them often over the next few weeks in an attempt to stretch them just a little bit. They feel like sturdy shoes that could last a long time.