I had been eyeing these shoes for a while and finally decided to order them. They are absolutely beautiful!! Exactly what I was looking for. You can dress them up or wear with casual clothes. They go with everything. When I opened the box I fell in love immediately. The color is even better in person than I had expected. The craftsmanship is impeccable. I am completely in love with these shoes.
The Not So Good:
I almost ordered a 1/2 size up after reading other reviews about the shoes running small. I'm SO glad I didn't. I'm a size 35 and I ordered the 35. Unfortunately, these actually fit a bit too big. They felt more like a 35.5. I was so disappointed. I didn't want to send them back because I loved everything else about them. I decided that I'll use an insole, which is working for me.
The leather is very stiff and definitely needs some breaking in, so be prepared for that. The sides of the shoes rub against the area below the inside ankles, which was a huge problem the 1st time I wore them. That area (below inside ankles) on both feet became very sore. I now place moleskin padding in those areas to avoid having the shoes rub. That has done the trick. I'm hoping that this will get better over time and that I won't need to use the moleskin padding. The soles are extremely slippery since they're leather. They become a bit less slippery with wear. I would not recommend wearing the shoes in even a little rain though.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. Not…