Athena Alexander Gayle - Enjoy timeless style in this flattering, versatile wedge sandal.
Soft leather upper with twisted vamp straps.
Lightly padded footbed.
Easy-to-wear platform wedge.
Made in the U.S.A.
Per advice from Zappos reviewers, I upsized a 1/2 size on this brand. Although the shoes run small in length, the width is normal to wide, which was perfect for my feet. The straps have enough give to be comfortable without being dangerous. I also think they have a sleek modern look to them. My only critique is that the solid heel is very stiff so that the soles of my feet hurt a little after a long day on my feet. But for normal wear, they are quite comfortable. I would purchase this brand again (again, being careful to go up a 1/2 size from my standard size).
I have this style in the bronze and black. I also have 3 other Athena Alexanders of different styles. They are all comfortable, but this style is the most comfortable of them all. I grab this when I have to walk all day. It doesn't need any breaking in. It's soft from the get-go.
I am a size 4 and it's hard to find shoes in that size. Zappos has a great variety, and the service is absolutely magnificent. I have the same shoe in an other color. They are very comfy and fit perfect. Thank you Zappos!