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Love Sanuk, but dissappointed by June Bug
on May 3, 2011
I have 2 other Sanuks - I purchased them before they started to make shoes geared toward women. I love the brand! That said, this pair of Sanuks was my first marketed toward women. Sadly, I was disappointed.
First, Sanuk's big marketing ploy is "these aren't shoes, they're sandals". Well, sandals they're not. Try wearing them without socks - they'll start to smell after just a couple of wears. And everyone knows that you don't wear socks with sandals (unless you're an old man). Turns out that the anti-microbial bed that may/may not be in these shoes does nothing b/c the layer next to your foot is canvas.
Next, I have a wide foot. I know that Sanuk website says that these shoes are for narrow feet. Problem is, I didn't read the website until AFTER I bought them on Amazon. Still, my wide foot fits into these shoes and doesn't look weird. It just smooshes my foot in a rather uncomfortable way. Just know what you're getting unless you have petite feet. I wish they made nicer women's shoes that were wider, but they don't.
They say that they're 'breathable', but they're certainly less breathable than my other Sanuks.
It definitely runs a size large, like a previous review mentioned.
Other than that, these shoes are really nice. They're great for business casual (or just plain casual). Easy to slip on to take my dogs on walks. They're light, and they're flat. I was looking for a 'barefoot feel' at a bargain price. While this might be a viable option with someone with narrow feet, it just doesn't work for me.
**Update 6/15/13** (first review was on 5/3/11)
I still stand by everything I said in the previous review, but I wanted to update with the status of these shoes. The quality certainly didn't hold up in the same way that the men's shoes did. I didn't wear these every day for the last 2 years, nor was I rough on them in any way. Sadly, however, they fell apart this past spring. The sole came away from the upper until it was simply unwearable. This is rather disappointing, since the first pair of Sanuks I had were nearly worn through the rubber and nothing ever came apart.
The shoes did stretch some, but never enough to make them comfortable. Hey, as women with wide feat know, we tend to suffer a little with footwear anyway. Even though they were tight, I wore them anyway. Besides, I'm lazy and I hate shipping anything.