Women's Kim Button Mary Jane
Great pair of shoes
I love a good pair of Mary Jane's and usually don't care for a chunkier heel such as this, but, this is a cute shoe (the toe is really cute) and they were very comfortable, especially for wearing the first time. I wish that these came in brown.
September 3, 2013
Hit and Miss...
Buried on the last page of my size I came across these awesome mary janes. With a classic silhouette, offset strap, almond toe, and button detail I had to order a pair. I usually check out the quality in the local stores and then order online once satisfied, as size 13 is rarely stocked in store. However since these are online only I didn't have that luxury but decided to place an order anyway.
Once the shoes arrived, I was disappointed to find that they were packed in a large universal shoebox, which caused them to bounce and slide around against one another en route to me. Thankfully they were undamaged but it left me wondering if these are extremely old warehouse stock or in fact a new style. I was also initially disappointed in the quality. At first glance these are shoes of the old Payless lower-quality standard with thin man-made uppers and even thinner foam insoles. Years ago when shoes like this could be had from Payless for less than $12 this wouldn't be an issue, but these were more than twice that price. Also I expect shoes purchased at full price, from a retailer, to come in a proper shoebox.
After wearing them for awhile I can say that they're not as bad as I first expected. They fit great and are very supportive although I'm expecting to have to use an insole once the footbed starts to degrade from wear. The only real issue is that these should be $20 shoes, max. At the time I ordered they were pushing up near $30 which is just too much for quality lower than what I expect from Payless these days.
With that said, I do really like them and they fit well with my casual business ensemble. As always, thanks to Payless for keeping larger sized guys and gals in mind when it comes to heeled footwear.
August 30, 2013