Most helpful critical review
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2012
My 9 year old wanted these for her birthday. "Everyone" at school wears Toms and she has wanted a pair for months. I never purchased them thinking the fad would pass quickly enough, but unfortunately they're still around. We went to a local store to try on the pair she wanted to make sure I got the right size. She normally wears a kids 13, but the 12.5 was the right size for the glitter shoes. They were VERY hard to get on, but the store clerk assured me the glitter ones normally go on more difficultly at first, but after a few uses they stretch and will be easy to slip on. The store didn't have gold so I had to go online to purchase.
My daughter loves these shoes. No question at all. She wears them at least every other day, if not more. Why only 3 stars? After 3 weeks of wearing these shoes, she STILL needs a shoe horn to pry the shoes on and she has very slender feet. I thought that for sure by now they'd be easier for her to get on. Secondly, the teensy, little stretchy part at the top of the foot that is supposed to make it easier to slip on gives her blisters. In order for her to wear these shoes she requires a) a shoe horn and b) band-aids to prevent blisters.
Bottom Line: She gets compliments on them everywhere (I think they're heinous looking, but that doesn't really matter) and she loves them. They need to make the stretchy part at the top bigger to make it easier to get these things on.