Saturday, June 6

{J Crew shoe review & more}

Surprisingly very very comfortable!  Unfortunately, the toe is shaped into a point, so there was way too much room in front of my toes.  With open sandals it is nice when the toe is more rounded to the natural shape of the foot.  Sadly these will be going back.  They are overpriced at $198, but all J Crew shoes with their leather-upper/manmade sole construction are overpriced in my opinion.  This is the Tan Rose color which is a neutral light beige color that will darken over time due to the vachetta leather.  It looks slightly darker on the models in the catalog.

I had high hopes for these and they let me down.  The entire toe/foot area is SO SKINNY that this is as far as I could shove my foot (and I am squeezing my foot forward in this picture) into the sandal.  If your foot is as flat as cardboard then these will fit you fine!  Way too much room in front of the toes again.  Man made sole for $150.  On the positive side--I love the color of the leather!

And on an unrelated note,

Fit is loose--you must go down a size in these unless you want that loose saggy boyfriend look.  They arrive already cuffed and the cuff unrolls to just below the ankle on me.  These are the cutest distressed jeans I've seen yet.  They are not overly distressed, so when the ripped-up trend is over these will still be cute!


15 comments:

KK said...

Oh I so agree that JCrew shoes are overpriced. Cute but too $$ for the quality. Too bad about the fit though- I really like the flats.

A Bigger Closet said...

That's really a shame that neither shoe worked for you. I just sent back the Palma vachetta ankle wrap flats with the opposite problem, where the front strap was far too loose on my foot! Very frustrating.

Pink Julep said...

I LOVE the black ones! They're just a little edgy, yet still classy! Cute!!!

HeidiG said...

I just tried on the Palma in store and the front strap was WAY wide - even on my feet. I just got a pair of the Danielle sandals -very cute. Much more toe-shape friendly.

Jeans are fab on you, by the way!

Alicia said...

See & I thought I was the only one that thought the shoes were too skinny & too expensive. Nice to know I'm not alone.
I ebay for my jcrew shoes or wait til the sales hoping. I have the sheerling boots from a few years back that were $275 that I got for 24.99!!! Bought my roommate a pair too.

luvallthingsjcrew said...

Sorry about the shoes--but the jeans are FANTASTIC!

nissanese said...

OMG where did you get that fab black wedge? i've been looking EVERYWHERE for something like that...!

annie

Zoë Moët said...

Those Vachetta sandals are so cute! It's very disappointing about the fit :(

Petunia said...

Annie ~~ They are actually dark brown patent and I purchased them at Norstrom. They do come in black, though. The brand is Me Too.

nissanese said...

Thanks Petunia for the info - never thought Me Too would have wedges! (haha). I will look for them. :)
And I should really stop ordering jcrew shoes; they always have the ability to tempt me into trying and getting disappointed all over again.

annie

preppyinnewengland said...

I like the black ones too!

midnight macaroons said...

Shoes are my weakness in life. I love the sandals you purchased. Cute! I love the Josephina jeans. They look so comfy. Must get a pair.

Miss Janice said...

The J.Crew sandals....don't know:( The jeans, yes ma'am!

Preppy Sue said...

Love the shoes, but I agree that they are way overpriced for the quality. Sorry to hear about the fit. The jeans are so cute, love the rolled up look!

Anonymous said...

ita , i tried the flats and had shove my skinny foot in to get them on! boo. in response to your more recent post about meaness on the web- my husband and i are mds in different surg specialties (gen and spine) and know what its like when people judge only the fun and indulgent(shopping, travel) side of you when they have NO idea the kind of everyday sacrifice made by us to help other people.AARGH!