I meant to post this review last week, but I fell into a Pinterest hole and had trouble climbing back out again.
So I immediately fell in luuurrrve with the Anthropologie Stitched Chevron Wedges and ordered them off of the website. I'm usually pretty reluctant to spend over $100 on a pair of shoes that I haven't been able to try on first, but these pretty babies just winked at me with a look that said "Summertime" and I was powerless to resist.
Fish are jumpin', and the heels are high.
Hurdle #1 was trying to figure out my European shoe-size equivalent. I can usually wear an 8 in most shoes, but every once-in-a-while I get hit with a tight fit and have to size up to an 8.5. As high as these heels looked online, I figured that I'd be better off going with my larger size and adding a padded insert if there was any slippage, so I bought a size 39.
Here's a close-up of the shoe so that you can see the materials: satin, natural woven jute, and rainbow woven jute in a chevron pattern.
Hurdle #2: getting past the fact that the material on the capped toe is satin. For some reason I thought it was leather when I saw the image online. I have issues with shoes made of delicate fabrics...I'm hard on shoes and tend to scuff up the toes and heels quite a bit. I definitely would have bought the shoes anyway, but I was bummed to discover that they will probably not be as hard-wearing as I had hoped. The fact that the toes are round instead of pointed should help to keep them looking pretty decent, though.
It isn't mentioned on the Anthro website, but the brand of the shoe is "Plenty by Tracy Reese". I have another pair of "Plenty" shoes and they run slightly small, so I was doubly glad that I took my larger shoe size.
Leather sole and insole. These shoes feel strong and flexible...the price is well-suited to the quality, imo.
Hurdle #3 was the heel height. These are 4" high, and I usually like to stick within the 3" range since I'm already 5'8" and lower heels are just more comfortable to walk in. However, the wedge heel gives the shoe a bit more stability, and there is a little cushioned pad under the lining beneath the ball of the foot, so it takes some of the pressure off while you're standing. These aren't the kind of shoes that you can walk all over town in, but they aren't just Fancy Dinner shoes, either (i.e., only comfortable enough to wear them while sitting down for a fancy dinner).
A close-up of the woven rainbow chevron design. There are one or two threads that are sticking out from the bottom where the fabric tucks into the sole, but the weave is tight and I doubt they will unravel.
Kicking up my heels, mainly because it is really difficult to take a picture of your own feet while you are standing up.
I'd definitely recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a fun summer dress shoe that will go with lots of different outfits. They are actually ideally suited to an outdoor wedding or party since the wedge will keep your high heels from sinking into the grass! I'll be wearing these out to dinner, occasionally to the office on Fridays...they're a great warm-weather shoe :)