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Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Ouch! I love the look of these shoes, but man, are they too small. I followed the advice of one reviewer, who reported that the staff of the flagship store suggested ordering in your regular size even if they feel a bit small at first. I could barely get my feet in these. Sending back and ordering a bigger size.

Vogue
Vogue Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

very narrow toe. shoe feels unsubstantial. returning.

Zeppa
Zeppa Posted:
Reviewer: from california
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

the shoes was to small and not what I expect

Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from chicago
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

ran very small i wear a 7 and these wear tight and I ordered a 7. not great support

Willow
Willow Posted:
Reviewer: from Long Island, NY
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Beautiful shoes. Great quality, soft leather, nice details! Worth every penny!

Talisman
Talisman Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I bought this French Sole Talisman in size 11 in the light blue color called "jeans." It definitely was a full size smaller than a similar model I also purchased to try that is the same exact design but with a slightly higher heel (the Royal). I so wanted to keep these, but given the tightness I just can't.

Volume
Volume Posted:
Reviewer: from Austin
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Heel strap is not very secure. Loose so the shoe seems to slip off. The foot bed seems to be true to size.

Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from New York, NY
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Beautiful shoes, but too small. Other reviews said to buy your normal size and they would stretch after a few days... this did not work for me, and now I am stuck with shoes that are too small and can't be returned because I wore them.

Talisman
Talisman Posted:
Reviewer: from Denver
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love the shoe. Dresses up everything and the natural goes with everything. Like it so much I plan to order it in black.

Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from Ann Arbor
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

For $130 I shouldn't have to wear these for several days to stretch them to fit me. I had a hard time justifying 130 for a ballet flat in the first place. These are the most uncomfortable shoes at any price I've ever bought. Adorable but they dig into the top of my foot, the back of my heel and my toes are wedged at the tip. I am a 7 1/2 or 8 and I bought the 8. Waste of money, Would return them if I could but like one reviewer said I wear them for a few days and stuck heel pads in them and still painful.

Volt
Volt Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Size not accurate, runs big.

Wayside
Wayside Posted:
Reviewer: from Needham, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought the "natural mesh" color. Gorgeous .. just subtle enough with some blush overtones in the toe cap. Gold accents attractive and not "gaudy." A perfect late Spring / Summer neutral. Alas, for me, the issue was the perforated fabric which did not fit as well as the French Sole Wild. I liked the styling / color of this shoe better but the fit was narrower and less supportive than the Wild in my identical size 9. Very disappointed to send these back!

Wild
Wild Posted:
Reviewer: from Needham, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is a great looking flat that fit extremely well in my usual size (9). I had also purchased French Sole Wayside, which is almost identical in a different fabric; and this shoe fit much better.

Jigsaw
Jigsaw Posted:
Reviewer: from Needham, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very happy with this purchase. Ordered my typical size 9 in the taupe nappa color. Online the taupe looked like a "blush" tone (pinky/taupe) but upon receipt it is a true taupe with gold undertones (at least to my eyes). Actually love the color because it is a true nude/basic and elongates the leg (tough in a flat!). This goes with everything. Thanks to another reviewer, I found these as a more affordable alternative to the Chole which I'd been coveting! Fit is comfortable although not a lot of support. A great basic and will likely look for another pair in Fall colors when the season changes.

Split
Split Posted:
Reviewer: from Belmont, CA
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I ordered both the 8 and 8.5. I seemed like I was really in between sizes and maybe could have used a 8w if it was available. Returning both...

Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

This shoe was exactly what I was looking for. The only downside is that it doesn't have much in the way of arch support or cushion, so as-is they bother me if I'm on my feet a lot in them. I need to look into inserts for them as those could turn the feel of this shoe from a 4 to a 5.

Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Having danced for about a decade myself, I agree with the reviews from the dancers: These are essentially ballet slippers with a slight rubber sole. Order your true size and they WILL be tight the first day or two, but then they mold to your feet and feel like you aren't wearing anything at all. This is great for people who are comfortable walking barefoot (but if you need arch support, you won't find it here). I wore these into the ground on a month-long trip to Europe, and they were durable enough to keep going for about a year before I had to replace - they would have probably lasted even longer had I not gotten the suede, and hadn't been hit with so many unexpected rain showers (they can take a little water, but too many soaks isn't great for the leather...). They are very well made and I would imagine they would last many years if you didn't abuse your feet so much.

Sloop
Sloop Posted:
Reviewer: from CA
Overall: Rated: 1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I love French Sole sloop shoes -- I have 4 of them. Beware: there is a width difference for the same size shoe. I'm having to return this pair even though it's the same size as my other pair. This pair 1/4" more narrow.

Volume
Volume Posted:
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Gorgeous pointed toe! looks so good with cropped pants. The footbed is slightly padded, with a flexible sole, so it's really comfortable to wear. However, as another reviewer noted, the sole of the shoe is really narrow. And the heel sling doesn't come up very far, and it slips off the heel frequently. Good for sitting at work, not good for running errands. So, if you're not going to be active, and have a high arch, then these are for you.

Royal
Royal Posted:
Reviewer: from Wellesley, MA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are cute and comfy. I wear a 6.5M (wide side of medium), and these were comfortable right out of the box. Love the grosgrain trim, faux horn buckle detail, and embossed leather . Together, they take a neutral shoe, and gives it style and interest. The 1-1/2" block heel (yeah for the return of block heels this season!) is very solid, and stable. The only reason I returned them is because I decided a nude patent color shoe worked better with my outfit than the Natural Ibiza leather. But, if the color works for you (and I think they come in a number of colors) , these are stylish, comfy shoes.

Jigsaw
Jigsaw Posted:
Reviewer: from PA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these flats. I normally wear an 8M, but given some of the other reviews for this brand I bought both the 8 and 8.5. The 8.5 were definitely too big, so I returned them. The 8's initially felt a little bit small but are definitely the right size for me and have gotten more comfortable in just 2 wearings. They are a rounded toe, so they'll never be as comfortable as a pair of sneakers, but they are a great flat option for work.

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