Cute shoes, unfortunate fit

Reviewed by PDXvegan from Portland, OR on Thursday, February 9, 2017
I bought these in the pursuit of warm, waterproof boots with some style, mostly so I could be prepared for winter trips out of town. These fit that criteria.

But they have proved pretty disappointing. My first thought on putting them on: "These are incredibly uncomfortable." Zero cushioning in the foot bed so after wearing all day for two days, my feet were aching by nightfall. This is probably amplified by the very heavy, dense rubber sole - it does not seem to flex at all. If I were just wearing them outside to shovel snow or something, not so big a deal - but I was planning to wear these as a winter tourist!

As other reviewers noted, they do have a narrow toe box, but I've found after 3 days of wearing that it's feeling not so tight. I wish this were good news but it feels today like the back of the book is now fairly loose too. Combined with the heavy heels and lack of flex, my heels are riding up - almost as though the shoe is 1/2 size too big (I ordered size 6, the smallest available).

I already through out the box so can't return them. But dang it, they are cute, and good quality. So I am crossing my fingers that if I buy a pair of gel inserts, it'll solve the discomfort AND fill in the extra space that's built up as I've broken them in.
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