My tolerance for uncomfortable shoes has been shrinking lately; how hard is it to include a padded footbed? Yet it's strangely hard to find cute shoes with them. These were basically what I was looking for, classic gladiator sandals, nice leather, comfortable for walking all day. They're really nice, attractive and well-made. I went back and forth between two sizes and went with the larger. As it turns out, I wish I'd picked the smaller, but it's not bad enough to hassle with sending back. The back zips, so they are easy to put on, but this makes them loose in the ankle. I don't mind this (makes your legs look thinner which is never a bad thing) but the rubbing on your ankle as you walk may get annoying with extended wear.
These were so comfortable and the leather is gorgeous. I thought the style made me look a bit stumpy, and I'm not a stumpy person. The ankle strap is wide and hit at the worst possible place, visually. Plus, there's a great deal of foot exposure, so pretty feet required. too bad. They are gorgeous, just not on me.