Women's Samantha Bow Flat with safeTstep Technology
I bought these to find out that the top of the shoe (Shiny part) digs in to my feet when I walk. I have worn them for several days hoping it would shop and break them in but I have not had any luck. These also hurt my toes. In this case the pain was not worth the style.
March 13, 2013
good shoe for the price
Everyone has completely different feet. The mixed reviews of this shoe prove that. I bought them and they are RIGHT for ME. Try them for yourself. They are actually decent quality for the price. Enough said.
March 8, 2013
Insole is a problem
I bought these because I wanted extra cushioning since I walk everywhere in flats. I have bad knees. I usually wear 8M or 8.5M at Payless depending on the style. Well, these were a disaster. I bought the 8.5 because I needed more room with the thick cushion. But it turns out that the rigidity of the cushion made my feet hurt after several hours. On top of that, the cushion places your foot very high within the shoe and I got blisters - two on the heels and one on either side of my foot under each ankle bone. I had an agonizing 10 block walk at the end of the first day and this was even after I took out the insole. The shoes are not finished underneath.
By then, I didn't think I could return them, so I went and bought an Odor-X insole (highly recommended if your feet get stinky from man-made shoe materials). Bent the heels by placing them under a heavy book over night. Now I'm comfortable and wearing them often to work. They are sturdier than other Payless shoes, but it's too bad I had to do so much to get these right. If you have a job where you are on your feet all day, you probably have to break them in wearing them for a few hours at a time first before wearing them all day. These were one of the worst pairs I have ever bought at Payless due to the discomfort. .
November 24, 2012
I've had these shoes for a little over 6 months and they were great wore them FAITHFULLY to work everyday. Then the heel decides to just begin to rip. I was highly upset with this. I wouldn't recommend these shoes to anyone and I hope other people take heed to my warning. NOT WORTH THE MONEY AT ALL!
October 20, 2012
Comfort and Slip Resistance
I do like these a lot. I wear a size 8, which is usually a bit loose. These fit just perfect...meaning they ran a tad bit small, but not an entire 1/2 size small. They are very comfortable. I am considering buying a spare pair, just in case they get discontinued.
I hope they make more shoes in this SafeTstep line.
June 11, 2012
My heels are wrecked!
I wore these for fifteen minutes max, walked to the local CVS and back, by the time I got back these things took the top layer of skin off of my heels. I'm going to return them right away tomorrow!
May 27, 2012