Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 3 out of 5 by FreeStyler123 Nice shoes, but irregular fit
I had bought a pair of Posies in "Red Jewel," a dark red color, from another vender (sorry Shoes.com) and I liked them. But that vendor only sold the Posies in Red Jewel. So when I saw at "shoes.com" the Posies in "Redwood," a dark brown, despite the "Red" in its name, I decided to order a pair in size 9WW.
When the shoes arrived (with no delivery problems), I saw they were a nice dark brown color. And, as with the Red Jewel pair, its ornaments on the top of the vamps gave the shoes a nice, stylish "bling" detail.
Unlike my Red Jewel Posies, however, the vamps of the Redwood Posies uncomfortably cut into the joints at my big toes, especially the left shoe. I think it's caused by a combination of the vamps being slightly narrower than my Red Jewel Posies, with the vamps shaped in such a way as to cut into my joints and because the leather is slightly thicker and stiffer than the Red Jewel Posies. In short, the Redwood Posies were uncomfortable.
I returned them, though I think if I were to buy another Redwood pair from another vendor or even Shoes.com, I might get a more comfortable pair because of sample to sample differences in manufacturing.
Another thing, my left foot is one-half size shorter than my right foot. The 9WW fits my right foot better, but I still experience some heel lift, which was worse with the left shoe. If I bought these Posies in an 8.5 WW, the left shoe might fit better with less heel lift and with possibly no heel lift with the right shoe. But the right shoe in 8.5 WW might be too short, though it probably would stretch after I wear it for several hours, though it's not guaranteed.
I think I might need the Posies in a size between 9 and 8.5. But Softspots does not offer a size 8.75. Still, I had less heel lift with my 9WW "Red Jewel" Posies (with both left and right shoes) than I had with the 9WW Redwood Posies. This was probably because the leather of the Red Jewel Posies felt slightly thinner and less stiff, and more comfortable than the Redwood ones.
So, I must conclude that while the Posies are nice shoes, with stylish "bling" details, their fit is irregular. And you might need to buy a couple of samples to get a good fit. But then again, this might the bane (or some might say "fun") of buying shoes online rather than trying on and buying shoes at a "brick and mortar" shoe store.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. I did buy a more comfortable Size 9WW Posies in Redwood from another vendor, though I had to affix a heel liner on the left shoe to lessen the heel lift.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigonlineshopper Just Right!
This is a very nice shoe, plenty of toe room, no slippage on my heels, comfortable padding, looks nice on.
July 20, 2013