These are as adorable as they are in the photos. I only hesitated because the side view photo made them look a bit dowdy, but the orange elastic convinced me otherwise -as it was the perfect complimentary color for these shoes. If they speak to you because of the design, get them. If you are a rounded toe box girl/woman, get them.Remember Sam & Libby shoes you might have worn in the 90s? the round toes remind me of a pair I had, but without the platform height. The comfortable Keen Mary Janes I have worn all summer long feel just like these in the foot bed (if that is the right term).These will need to be broken in just a bit on my right heel, but I placed a book on the heel overnight so that it would not press so much onto it & soften it up. I might need to put a silicone patch on the heel for a few days for added support if I dont wear a sock with them, just until I break them in a bit more. Blisters are for middle school me - in my Candies brand 1986 jelly shoes. I am an 8.5 wide width with a high arch more on the left foot and they fit perfectly. - I love looking down at them. I read Other reviews, as you are reading mine, and someone did not like how round the shoe was, but thats one thing I look for in a shoe; I own a 20 year-old pair of very round Doc Martens and worship their circumference from a high orbit. I dont like a pointy shoe nor a narrow design, so this is purely a beholder aesthetic. I am a quirky artist and paint lots of my art on oval canvases, So yeah- go figure. Bear shoes. I will be able to wear these either alone or with a slim trouser sock as I transition into early fall. I will update this review as they get broken in and the season progresses into the new year.There are those of us that this shoe will speak to, and if you are slightly interested as I was, I would say yes. I ordered on a Thursday and they arrived they following Saturday.
These are really comfortable and they're so stinking cute. Good to wear if you don't feel like taking yourself too seriously.Unlike some other folks, I don't have trouble getting them on and off.To determine my size, I stood on a yardstick and asked my daughter to tell me how many centimeters long my feet are. My daughter's not available, so you'll need to measure your feet on your own.