I love the look of this shoe! It's cute, made of lovely leather, and has a feminine look. The contour of the footbed is wonderful. When I first got them, I was so pleased.
Unfortunately the more I wear them the less that I like them. This is a much stiffer shoe than other similar natural cork bottom shoes
. I was replacing an older pair of Naots, and I initially dismissed the stiffness as just not being broken in a bit. The more that I wear them, though, the more that I dislike how stiff they feel. And the leather that looked so lovely to begin with is actually compounding the discomfort. It's a thin, double stitched leather (more like a dress shoe), not the typical thick natural leather of similar shoes
. There is no give to the leather which means that the non-flexing sole
causes a lot of pressure across the tops of my feet. A short walk to the corner and I have blister across the top of my foot at the edge of the shoe. Such a shame! I was hoping for a new favorite, but I am back to shopping for something new only a short time later.