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Sized down, but worth the investment
on November 27, 2012
Look: Classic with a quirky twist. These are as beautiful and high-quality as I expected for the brand and the price. I absolutely love the "bordeaux" red-- it's a bit brighter than was shown online, which I prefer, but is definitely a dark, versatile red. The brass buttons look gorgeous and are well attached, and I'm pleased that the harness-like heel detail is solid, quality material. I wore them out the first time last night and already have received lots of compliments!
Fit: I ordered my usual 7.5, but had to return it for a size 7. Even with insoles, they were just too big, especially around the ankle. In the smaller size, they fit my feet very well, are supportive around the ankle, and still a bit loose in the toe box. I may put a ball-of-foot cushion in there, since the foot bed is not quite as cushy as I'd like, since I know I'm going to be wearing these all the time. I would also note that the calf is definitely a snug fit-- I anticipate it will stretch a bit with wear, but I'm glad to have the gusset.
Extras: I appreciate that these came with 4 extra heel taps. Since I plan to do a lot of walking in these, I know concrete can wear down the taps quickly.