Women's Phase Oxford
Good for Zumba
While trying out Zumba classes at the gym my usual sneakers were gaining some traction with the floor. The bottom of these shoes in the center seems to have some felt-like material (it wears off if you walk outdoors frequently). This is what allowed me to slide and dance better. The cushioning inside the shoe wears off pretty quickly. I purchased some Dr. Scholl's inserts to make the heel softer after a few weeks and still find this shoe to be a great value. I typically wear size 8.5 to 9 in shoes and I went with the 9 since my feet are wide. They fit great and the fabric has some "give" to it so it doesn't crush wide feet. If you have never worn low profile shoes, you initially need to get used to them. The only drawback is they are not great shoes if you get stuck in the rain but I think they make great gym shoes.
February 13, 2014
I have wanted a pair for a while so i bought these in brown when they were on sale and tried them and i fell in love with them! So i went back and bought the black with purple on it. I would recommend these to anyone who wants a comfortable shoe but yet stylish. I wear mine just almost everyday. They are soooo comfortable and they don't make your feet hurt at all. I will be ordering these in more colors. They are very true to size, however mine felt just a little small but now that they are broken in a bit they don't feel as tight. I would maybe suggest a half size up from your normal size just for added comfort. I can't really find anything bad to say about these, they are just that great. God bless & Take care! :)
December 14, 2013
I have been look over and over for a very comfortable brown shoe to wear to work and not look too casual. I was going to another shoes store but I decided to go to Payless store first. I had been searching for a brown shoe for over a month. I ordered a pair of shoes from another website and received the shoe and it didnt fit or didnt look as I thought it should. But these shoes I got from Payless are very very comfortable, sporty and the price was very right. The price in the store was $12.99 and it feels like I have been walking on air at work all day. Thank you Payless because I wear size 12w to 13 and you had my size and the price was right.
November 25, 2013
Buy at least 1/2 size larger!
These shoes are so cute but they are really quite a bit smaller than marked. I would buy them again but only in 1/2 to 1 whole size larger. I was wearing nylons with them so I know the issue was not with socks that were too thick. Unfortunately I wore them outside before realizing the length problem so I will probably just have to give them away. Luckily I bought them during a BOGO sale so at least I didn't waste the full price! I will probably try a larger size because they they have the look that I want and I have been searching for a shoe that I like for quite a while.
October 21, 2013
I usually am a size 8.5 in Wide Width, and if I'm lucky I can fit a Medium/Regular Width. I saw these shoes at Payless and when I tried them on it seemed to fit me in a size 9 regular. I go with a size 9 to be on the safe side if the shoe isn't in Wide Width. I wore these shoes for two full days, one day just walking around, and the other day playing sports. Both times I couldn't wait to go home to take these shoes off! I felt like it was a size too short... I felt it cutting on my toes, and my feet felt sore. It is not cushioned nor have arch support... and it is my mistake that I went along with the purchase based on the style and quality rather than comfort :( I gave it to my sister who is a size 7.5 or 8, and it fits her perfectly and mind you it is a size 9! It would be a perfect shoe for me if it was in wide width and had cushion!
October 13, 2013
After two years of nearly daily wear, my beloved Phase Oxford sneakers were just too worn out to keep wearing. So when I discovered Payless still had them in stock, I was thrilled, and bought another pair! I have never loved a pair of sneakers enough to buy the same pair twice. They are perfect for the gym, for walking around town, hiking - any time you want a casual, comfortable shoe, these fit the bill. I love the silver and purple accents that give the black a bit of pop, without overwhelming the color scheme of the rest of my outfit. I did find that I had to get them in a size 8.5, and I normally wear a 7.5.
August 21, 2013