Kenneth Cole New York
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Kenneth Cole New York Reviews
from North Carolina
I was looking for some sleek, work appropriate boots with a comfortable but cute heel. 2.5 inches is normally totally do-able for me, but the heel on these is actually about 3 inches. (Kenneth Cole's website says 2.75) Not only that, but there seems to be a hidden platform inside the boot that makes the heel effectively more like 4 inches! If I'm suffering through 4 inch heels I want the shoes to look as hot as 4 inch heels do, and the hidden platform makes these more modest looking. Strangely, these are still pretty comfortable as I walk around my house in them, probably because they are boots that surround my foot and not strappy stilettos or pumps. They are BEAUTIFUL shoes, the leather seems to be great quality, and I love the sleek style. Unfortunately, because the heel is so high, my foot is pushed way forward in them, meaning they appear close-fitting around the ankle, but there's a huge gap behind my heel. I wanted them to appear roomy around the ankle, but instead from the front they look ever so slightly awkward because of where they hit me. I should say that I don't have average (not skinny) sized ankles and slightly large calves, which is why I wanted the room. I'm really torn because these shoes really are beautiful, and they're pretty close to what I'm looking for. Just bummed about the weird platform inside!
Reviewer: Shirley Muncie
I ordered the 8.5 and the 9.5 sizes because the existing reviewers contridicted each other. I wear a 9 in the majority shoes I own. However, the 8.5 fit in length. I will agree with both reviewers that the shoe is narrow, especially in the toe box. So I am returning both pair. The shoe is well made and sturdy...very attractive too.
First of all, the heel is 3.5", not 3" (check Kenneth Cole's website). The leather used is extremely soft. However, the leather pieces of the footbed are glued together and the pieces were already lifting when the shoe was delivered. Terrible quality for a shoe at this price. Footbed should have been stitched not glued. These shoes were returned.
About Kenneth Cole New York
Kenneth Cole New York® is the metropolitan lifestyle brand for modern men and women. A visionary who believes that business and philanthropy are interdependent, Kenneth Cole's stylish collection of clothing, footwear, and accessories is refined yet functional. By combining fashion with social activism, the Company inspires others to look good doing good.
In 1982, Kenneth Cole wanted to start a company. He had an idea - a line of women's footwear. What he didn't have were the resources for space at a New York shoe show.
Undaunted, Kenneth promptly changed the name of his company to Kenneth Cole Productions and applied for a permit to shoot a film entitled "The Birth of a Shoe Company."
Three and a half days and 40,000 pairs of shoes later, Kenneth Cole Productions was off and running. Having grown from its footwear roots, it is now a full lifestyle brand, available in more than 70 countries around the world.
Kenneth Cole Productions is a brand that is forever committed to pushing the boundaries of convention and embracing the notion that, "Today is not a dress rehearsal."
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