on September 16, 2012
I ordered dark blue, and the color was true to the picture. I wish they had half sizes, since I'm a 7.5, but the 8 still works, even though the shoes are a little big.
I tried wearing them without little footie socks and got a few blisters, so I've been wearing them with the footies since, and they seem to be comfy. They aren't the best flats I've owned, but for the price you can't beat it.
There is no toe cleavage, they seem to be well made (even a water resistant when I wore them in the rain). I didn't like the bow that's on them since it looked a little childish, so I simply removed it with a pair of seem cutters and sewed on some cute beads in place of the bow... easy fix.
I will probably order another color, because the price is hard to beat, they are comfortable enough, and I wear ballet flats just about everyday.
(Side note- I stand for about 8 hours every day, and though the sole on these shoes isn't very thick, the cushioning is ample. My feet aren't throbbing at the end of the day like with other shoes I've worn.)
----UPDATE October, 2012--- originally 3 stars, now 5!
I've had the shoes for about two months now, and I've been wearing them A LOT. They have relaxed a little and fit my foot way better than at first. The shoes have really surprised me: The other day, my fiance and I were out and about and came upon a park that had a few woodsy trails. Of course, I was wearing the flats and a nice outfit because walking in the woods/hiking was the last thing I thought we'd do. The flats held up; no damage, they didn't get wet, hardly even dirty, and they were comfortable the whole time. Hiking, of course, was an extreme, but the shoes have been my go-to for comfortable and cute. I still recommend wearing them with little sock things, but they are fine without. I'm ordering 2 more colors because my current navy ones have been so great. Thrilled to have these shoes for fall/winter, order order order!
on January 15, 2015
I ordered my normal size 8 - and they fit perfect! 8 1/2 would have been too big and 7 1/2 would have been too small. I subtracted a star because the inside is black, not floral and the bottom is tan, not black. Other than that, very happy :-)