I just purchased my second pair of these to replace a pair that i wear every moment i am home. They are so comfortable and cute, and like other reviewers said, you can walk outside in them to get the mail or take your kids to school and thanks to the durable sole, it's not a problem. It's true that they are difficult to clean once dirty, but the price isn't prohibitive and i just intend to replace them when they are looking the way my current pair is looking. I have had my current pair for 2 years now, and i do every thing from cooking to cleaning in these things. Great investment!!!
Since I'm now an old person, I've started buying shoes for comfort rather than radiant good looks. This shoe fits the current bill well. I'm not enamored with the appearance, but they're quite comfortable, and look neat. The shoes don't have the padding in the instep that I've come to expect from other comfortable shoes, but they are closed-top slip-ons, and they are reasonably comfortable, which were my base criteria. I like them well enough to have bought two pair.
I ordered these after reading some advice on TripAdvisor that recommended water shoes for visiting the beaches in Cozumel. These shoes were absolutely perfect; they fit well, protected my feet, are a pretty color, and best of all arrived in plenty of time before I left. I wore them while snorkeling, paddle boarding, and walking on the beach.
These are my absolute FAVORITE snow boots. I normally wear a size 8.5/9 but had to go up to 9.5. They seem to run a bit small. Especially if you like thicker socks for warmth. I loved them so much, I purchased the black pair too!!! Super warm and extremely comfortable for walking or standing for long periods.
As I noted in a review of the David Tate Opera (the first, not the II), it runs a bit too big in the heel, while being snug across the front of the foot, but it was manageable in that version of the shoe which is very soft kid leather. The Opera II, which was a very attractive subtle pattern which I would love to have, unfortunately did not work because being a fabric upper it does not give like the leather and is just too snug across the front of my foot! I find most David Tate shoes to be my best bet, with their high quality construction, and styles being available that I find very timeless and attractive -- however, the heel is often just a bit too wide for me, once I get the D or the EE to fit my wide forefoot. I put up with it because they are my best choice from all the shoes I try on Zappos. However, the disparity how wide the shoe is in the heel and the snug tight forefoot in the Opera II meant it didn't work for me in a fabric rather than a kid leather which tends to stretch better.
These birkies are the most comfortable and durable sandals even for wide feet. They have some limitations like to get comfy sandals for my husband's feet, we had to go up one size and the design is not something new. However, the mileage we get off these sandals and comfort are the best so far on the market.
Love these shoes for my 2 year old. The Nike Flex always fit him well. He loves them!! We buy him a new pair when the others get too small
I really like the feel of these shoes but the leather, especially the toe, has just gotten chewed up from typical parking lot, car to office, walking. I've been wearing them less, despite the comfort, because I think they are starting to look sloppy from that toe wear.
I have been getting the bluefish for almost 10 years now but I decided to give these a try. The leather is much tougher than the bluefish and harder to break in, but I think these will stay looking fresh longer. Still working on them being comfortable though.
In the WW (E), it was too wide in the heel (and also too wide along the sides as you get near the heel, say 2/3 of the way along the shoe). At the same time, it was almost too snug, yet still tolerable, at the font across my metatarsals. In summary, I think the calf leather will stretch a bit toward the front... But my heel slips out a bit in the back and the shoe gaps a bit along the side near the heel. Long story short, the heel is too narrow compared to the front. If I go to the next size up, the heel does totally slip out. But as you will see below I am keeping these anyway (in taupe and black). I ordered them in a whole multitude of sizes, 7.5 WW, 8 W, 8 WW... And so many other pumps. I must say shopping like this is a hassle but at least Zappos offers wides and quick easy shipping and returns. Wish I had a regular width foot tho and could shop more easily! I wear David Tate 8W (D) in most shoes, and I love them because they are the best things I can find -- and I like the 3 inch-ish heel high, stylish and manageable and flattering on a shorter gal -- and the way the shoes are constructed/quality/style. However, in almost all cases, they are too narrow in the heel. The funny conclusion is that I am keeping them because I can't find anything else that fits the bill -- a stylish 3" or almost 3" heel with wide sizes?! David Tate, I wish you could make the heel part of your shoes fit less wide. Most reviewers of most pumps that offer wide sizes talk about wide sizes being too wide in the heel!! These are as well. But I am hoping to use the Heel Petals to make my heel not slip out, and hopefully they are not visible or the gapping is now too visible. I wish someone would make shoes like this with the heel area a bit less wide -- that goes for all the David Tate shoes, because I adore everything except the way my heels slip out and that they are so wide in heel. The kid leather is wonderful and holds up for years with heavy aggressive use on my part running around in all kinds of settings... They are great quality!!!