2021 Footwear Rejected part 1
BareTraps Miesha was good overall in a 7.5 but because it is synth leather my feet perspired and got cold very quickly. Expected but decided to try anyway. Journee loafers upper section is too long dug into my ankle, fit in a 7 good but heel slipped (also synth but because of perforations could have been ok). Ecco Loafer fits well in 38 (with insole added, w/o insole for thicker socks) but looks too big and severe. Acorn slippers, exact replacements, were less supportive than the very worn ones I wanted to replace, also my heel slipped which never happened in the current ones after wearing for at least 3 years. Naturalizer Adeline fit well but ultimately decided too dull. The vanelli was pretty and fit well but didn’t go with enough. Naturalizer Joliette was SO close in a 7.5 with an insole added, good cushioning etc, but heel slipped..Cobb Hill Laci in 6.5 was too big, added insole/padding that made the front fit ok but heel slipped. A size lower would have been too short. The spring step will n size 6.5 had nowhere near enough arch support and rubbed on big toe. 7 would be a better fit but that black of arch support is a deal breaker. Fly London sttraps pinched a bit, shoe seemed a little too narrow in a med width. The Addidas in 6.5 slipped in the heel with an insole added, but toe hit the front just a bit. Altra sneakers in 6.5 just a bit too short but really comfy. Upper too soft for a street shoe but good for running. Naturalizer metallic sandals had too thin a sole. Clarks cork soled sandals 6.5 were the right size, but were too loose in toe area, rubbed on little toes (even with an insole added), and felt a little unsteady on the unmovable cork sole. NB running shoe was a nice color, 7 a little short, didn't like overall feel - tipped forward. Footjoy a teeny bit too pink, didn't feel all that comfy, sz 7 a little short. Geox in 38 was a good fit with an added insole, but decide I really don't want white sneakers. David Tate Sandals in 7 were a good length but too narrow overall. The Stonefly ones in 6.5 fit ok overall but front strap too loose and not adjustable. Clark Sharon black patent wedges 6.5 fit great and looked good, but they are synthetic, need to return and learn to look more carefully. The LDP Abrilla in size 7 felt good, but was a little loose in the toe area, but it also seemed a little big all over so 6.5 might have been a better size. Sold out at Zappos. Also the style was a little more casual than I wanted. Silver/blue Eccos were excellent fit and quality, but decided want a more go-with-everything color (like white) as the next light colored summer sneakers in my wardrobe. Also not sure I want fashion sneakers, would prefer something just a bit sportier. The Eccos in white/black were a bit muddy color-wise. The Clark Caroleigh sandals were too loose in the toe area in a 7, too short in a 6..5, and the ankle strap style was ugly and uncomfortable on my ankles, also no arch support. Naturalizer Aileen was comfy for a half dozen wears (so kept them) then started giving me blisters or rubbing painfully every time I wore them, it's as if they collapsed structurally; not even comfy enough to wear around the house. The Hoka grey/orange ones were super comfy but I decided a waterproof pair would be more useful. The beige pikolino sandals are lovely in 37 but the toe strap is too loose. The SAS metallic sandals were a dup of the black that fit so well - hoping they were goldish but they were instead a silvery grey, very pretty but not what I wanted. Later returned the black ones too when I found the NAOTs I liked better.