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had to break them in to get a comfortable fit
on October 23, 2014
I have mixed feelings about this shoe. Primarily because I feel I paid too much and, initially, they weren't as comfortable as I thought they'd be.
I have had my feet professionally measured and am a size 8 wide. But for years I have been ordering an 8.5 in regular or wide and the fit is almost always fine. I like to feel room in my toe and I just have really fat/wide feet. So I ordered these shoes in the grey color at 8.5 2E (extra wide). They were definitely wide... no issue with the width. That's the best thing about this shoe. They come very wide and that's not easy to find. But the right foot felt smaller in length and more narrow around the toe. The left foot was a perfect fit. Overall, I didn't find them anymore comfortable than my other shoes... but they were almost twice as much.
My first thought was to send them back. But I walked around the house with them for an hour or two and they seemed to grow more comfortable. After wearing them to the gym for a few weeks I seemed to have broken them in. They are very comfortable now and I barely notice the size difference with the right foot. Maybe I just stretched them out, who knows. I still feel I paid too much. I wouldn't rate this more than 3.5 stars.
And just a note about delivery. Click on the seller profile because you should know that they charge a 20% "restocking" fee for returns (not exchanges). And I will have to pay for a return shipping as well if I return them. Now I paid 196.78 after taxes and shipping. Yet despite paying 16.78 for shipping they came stuffed in a priority shipping box with one thin packing paper wrap and nothing more. No packing slip and no original packaging. I had an unsettling first impression, like they were used or someone else's return. If I pay this much, I expect better care that anticipates damage- not a shoe smooshed into a priority mailing box. Just a better presentation. Sheesh.
I won't be ordering this style again or using this seller again. Too many other shoes deliver more professionally and offer free returns these days.