Friday, May 16, 2008
shoe review! today i wore my k.jacques sandals for the first time out of the house (besides the other day where i wore them to walk to the mail box) i decided to review them for erica and anyone else who is thinking of buying k.jacques sandals or who has sensitive feet like i do!
first of all, these are narrow. i have quite narrow feet and they fit mine like a glove. wide feet beware- you will not get them into these sandals.
a feature i particularly like on these is how many holes there are on the ankle strap. i have pretty slender ankles and usually have a hard time with ankle straps that are too loose. no problem with these- there are about 10 holes in the strap and i didn't even have to cinch it to the end!
the inner sole is pretty comfortable while walking, and they are not slippery to walk on pavement. the toe brace didn't rub against my first and second toe at all. i did notice that the heavy stitching on the sole did bother my heel a bit after walking in them, but not to the extent that it might give me a blister. this particular model has a unique back to it that criss-crosses. it fit my right foot perfectly, but my left foot had some discomfort with the straps digging into it. the digging in lessened after about 5 minutes of walking, so maybe it's something that just needs to be stretched out over time/worn in.
**EDIT: i wore them again to get dinner and it's not the topstitching that rubs, its where the heel strap connects to the sole.
(sorry about the gross heel pics)
on a scale of 1-10 (1 being barbed wire and 10 being clouds) purely based on comfort, i would rate the k.jacques a healthy 7.5 or 8. points taken off for the rubbing on my heel and the strap digging in. i wouldn't go on a long hike in these, but they would be appropriate for shopping for the better part of the day where walking is required.