First of all, I’m 33 weeks pregnant, so please excuse my red, swollen feet!!! I’ve been on my feet all day and if you’ve ever been pregnant before, you’ll be impressed that I can still wear shoes at all. Oh and the beautiful french pedicure is courtesy of my gorgeous niece, Zaylie. :-)
Simple and elegant, this soft leather slingback is layered with pretty summer blossoms. The Born Gladiolus are some of the cutest sandals I’ve ever seen. Aesthetically, they are phenomenal and the comfort of the footbed is unsurpassed. The fit is a little complicated though and might not suit all feet.
Style: Five stars! Super cute sandals with adorable flowers that are summery and fun. They go great with dresses and skirts, but also look cute with capris and shorts too. I think these would look cute with skinny jeans as well.
Comfort: The footbed is extremely comfortable and they kinda feel like flip flops. However the heel strap doesn’t fit right and I don’t think it will for most people. If they would stay on my feet and the heel strap didn’t slip off, these would be extremely comfortable and I would be able to wear them for a long time because the footbed really is comfy and soft.
Value: If these fit perfect, the value would be on par. Because of the complicated fit, these are only worth it if they happen to fit your particular kind of feet. Of course everyone has different feet and shoes fit everyone a little different, but I personally think these shoes are not going to work for most people, unfortunately.
Fit: I feel like these fit a half size big, but I’m not sure if buying a size down would help. These only come in whole sizes, which makes getting the perfect fit a little complicated. If you have short toes and slender feet, with a deep indent above the back of your heel, then these might fit you perfect. I think my feet are the absolute opposite kind of feet these shoes are made for. I have longer toes, wide feet and almost no indent in the back of my heel for straps to rest on. If I could redesign these, I would make them slightly wider and have more of a gladiator style like the Born Nordi and then just added the adorable flowers. THEN these shoes would be perfect.
Price: $85.00 (retail)
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