Women's Ashby Essential High Heel Shoes
I wanted to love them!
The silhouette of these are great, however, there is very little cushioning in the area for the ball of the foot, leaving my feet hurting after only a few hours in them. I tried to remedy this with a supportive insole, but I think that the heel is just too high for me foot for these to be comfortable. Would love if these could be revamped with a lot more cushioning throughout, because I love how classy these heels look.
November 11, 2013
I bought these in luggage tan and black. After reading the reviews, I sized up 1/2 size and was happy with the fit. They gap at the back of the heel, but stayed on my foot and I didn't feel I could go down 1/2 size and still fit my toes in, so I decided to keep only the black. The luggage tan was a nice shade, but just not on me! I would agree with the other reviewers that these are more comfortable than some other shoes with this height heel, but they are not an all day...or even an all evening shoe for me. They are comfortable walking, but are not terribly comfortable when I have to do a lot of standing still (but is any high heel?). Certainly a great value, and worth the purchase from LE.
October 29, 2013
Too narrow for me
These shoes were uncomfortable because they were way too narrow.
October 26, 2013
Nice classic shoe. Runs short.
I had the same issue as the reviewer from Sept 30. I ordered my normal size 9 1/2 and my toes were extremely cramped. It felt like an 8 1/2, so I will have to return them. They appear to be a well made shoe. I can't comment on the comfort because it's too tight to wear. If you order, I would order up at least 1/2 size.
October 21, 2013
The classic style will make this shoe a wardrobe staple. I like that there's a little more cushion than what a typical high heel provides, not super comfy but better than most.
October 18, 2013
Beautiful shoes, I got them in black leather, tan leather and in berry suede. They look and feel well-made and balanced. The heels are high, so my size 6 feet are in a sharp incline when I wear them. The insole is cushy, but not enough comfort for a long day if you have to walk long distances or stand on your feet all day. I am a college professor, so I have to run from class to class. I can only wear them to work on days when I know I will be sitting for considerable amounts of time. Despite being this high, I still love them, they look and feel like more expensive shoes. I just wish the heels were half an inch shorter, I would wear them every day then.
October 18, 2013
I love these shoes
I bought the luggage tan Ashby Essential Heels last year, and they quickly became my go-to work shoes. They're so comfortable, and aren't too high for a day walking around at the office. They're so classic- the perfect heels. After more than a year of procrastination, I just bought the black and mulberry pairs as well, and love them as much as I love the tan. If you're on the fence about these- buy them. You won't regret it!
October 11, 2013
Bought these in my normal size in luggage tan. Love them so much I am buying a few more pairs. Perfect dress shoe. Only con is that they need a wearing or two to break in.
October 8, 2013
Definitely a well-made classic...
I bought one of each in the black leather (didn't like the look of the finish), the black patent (looks a lot more expensive than it is), the nude patent (some parts were shinier than others) and the tan leather (very neutral and versatile).
I returned all of them (I liked three out of four) simply because they are redundant in my shoe closet. I already have nearly the exact same shoe in two of the four colors and something comparable in the other two, so I really didn't need these nor have the space.
If that weren't the case, I would have kept the 3 I liked because they are classic, well-made, sophisticated, and a great deal, especially at 30% off. The fit is good and the materials appear good quality. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase these if I needed this type of shoe. If you need them, get them. Unless you like really high end brands, this will fit the bill for most ladies.
September 30, 2013
Drop dead gorgeous shoe!
This shoe not only looks great with a dress or suit, it's comfortable to wear. I am not suggesting that I would walk a mile on a city street, but for typical office work and meetings it is very comfortable. The arch hit my foot in the right spot, no sliding of the heel, and the shoe comes up high enough on the front of the foot to make my wide foot look good with no rubbing. It is one classy shoe.
September 30, 2013