great summer shoe

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Susy from nj on Monday, July 7, 2014
These shoes are well made, a fun mix of shoe and sandal. I wanted something a little dressier than sneakers, but something easy to walk in, and these are a good choice for that. The leather is a little stiff at first and I worried that the straps would chafe my toes while I was breaking them in, but they didn't. There's no arch support, however, so walking or standing in them for hours leaves my feet tired. I have a low instep, which makes most shoes with non-adjustable straps hard to wear - They're often too high at my instep and I slosh around in them. This shoe seems to be made for folks like me with flatter feet and stay on just fine. Other reviewers mentioned that the heel was too wide and slip when they walk - I have narrow feet and heels and didn't find that to be true. The sandal was true to size for me, but again, I think that was because of my low instep. I think someone with a higher instep would need to size up in order to fit their foot under the straps, and that might create enough extra room for the heel to slip.
It's a great shoe for flatter feet; it would be perfect with some arch support, hopefully Sorel reads reviews!
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