My Style: Casual Chic, Classic, Edgy, when the mood strikes
Average Rating: 4.5
REVIEWS & RATINGS
Posted March 22, 2011
Usually a size 6 in most brands, I know the brenda version 1 ran small according to a lot of reviews so to be safe i ordered half a size up which was a good move for me as the fit is how the size 6 in other brands usually fit me...if i had ordered my usual size, the length of the footbed would probably be exactly be the same as the length of my foot or even shorter. fyi, the footbed of my size 6.5 brenda 2 is 9.35-9.4 inches. the crossed straps in front have a little room (might feel a little loose to others) so it's good that they have that extra strap in the middle which hugs my foot just right. it's high but the incline is sooo gentle that it feels like i'm wearing flats. the color is exactly like it appears in the photo -- a little grayish+powdery white+black -- thinking of having it stained really black. the leather is soft. the sole is made of leather so it gets scratched easily & dont expect it to have much grip especially on wet or really smooth surfaces.
Sizing: Smaller than Expected
Posted January 26, 2011
Cute but with some problems
I've been wanting to buy this shoe since I stumbled upon it coz they reminded me of the balenciaga boat shoe wedges...so about the shoe: i went up half a size since some reviews said that these run small/narrow. IMO, i believe they run true to size and the width is not narrow but medium. so it really depends if you want a little room (e.g. for socks). Also, the shoes look really well made, are a bit heavy, the color tan is exactly how it appears in the picture and they are comfortable despite the heel height (the incline is very manageable). HOWEVER, i've had a similar experience with the other reviewer that said that it hits around the ankle area...the sides are quite high that it rubs against the bone at the side of my feet...got quite unbearable after a while...good thing i was wearing socks so no major blister. i'm hoping some gel pads will solve this problem... other than that one problem, i really love this shoe...
Sizing: True to Size / As Expected