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Adjustable instep strap
1'' heel height
Black Soft Kid
8.5 M US Women
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is probably my 4th pair of Softwalk Mary Jane's over the past 8 years or so. They are never cheap - always paid around $100 for them, but they are worth every penny. I've worn them almost every day. I have wide feet and I buy the Wide Width size. They are so comfortable in size and style, but they don't look large. They aren't slick on the bottom and they are too grippy either. I'd say my only slight complaint is they don't breathe great, if you get them wet, they'll smell bad and there's no fixing that. I'd also love if they made a pair that were less glossy so scuff marks didn't show up so bad and so quickly. Still worth every penny though.
I bought these for a trip to Ireland last October as my "nice" shoes. While I brought alone hiking shoes for several planned hikes we went on, I ended up accidentally wearing these on a 5 KM hike up a muddy, heather covered mountain to see an ancient tomb (lesson learned: never believe an Irish sign that says "Gentle 1 KM hike"). I thought for sure I would either slip down the mountain or completely ruin these shoes. While they were covered in mud (which was thoroughly embarrassing when we checked into our neat-as-a-pin B&B), they held up like a champ. We averaged about 5-6 miles per day for two weeks on our trip and I wore these shoes every other day. They held up fantastically! You name it, we walked on it: sheep fields covered in mud and poop, uneven cobblestone streets, cement and asphalt, slippery basalt rocks, damp and uneven castle stairs.
They now serve in my work shoe rotation and other than needing a little polish, they're still holding up...
The insoles are incredibly comfortable. Imagine walking on eggshell mattress toppers. The problem with this shoe for me was that it ran small so my big toes were bumping right up against the front of the shoe even without socks or hose. I normally wear a size 6 in Stuart Weitzman and a 6.5 in Aquatalia, AGL, and Vince Camuto. I bought these in a 6.5. Since I got it at an extremely great price, I ended up giving it to my 11-year-old daughter who loves them too. They appear to be well-made, but we have not put them to the test yet. One other complaint I had was that for me, the shoe hit the bottom of my ankle bone, so I would've had to add a little heel lift or wear socks with them. This does not happen for my daughter, so it's certainly not a universal problem. The rubber soles were quiet and grippy without being stiff and uncomfortable. Both my daughter and I feel as if we're getting foot massages when walking in these shoes. I may go ahead and buy a size up for myself too...
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