Women's Gatas Skimmer Shoes
Perfect House Shoe
This is my fourth pair of gatas. They are the perfect house shoe for me. Not a slipper, and not a sneaker. They are supportive enough to be on my feet around my house. I wouldn't walk miles in them (althrough I did do a twenty miles leisure bike-ride in a pair and was fine). I always wear a slipper/shoe in my house because of cooking/knives. These fit the bill. I have a wide foot and narrow heel and purchased them in a 9.5W, it's a very good fit. The have more support than a slipper.
November 16, 2014
My feet hurt
This shoe does not have any support at all. It was comfortable at first. But I only wore it a handful of times before the padding became squished and then it offered no support at all.
November 9, 2014
Recommend with Caveat
I bought these shoes because the look was casual but unique. I have only worn them infrequently because they have almost NO support. When you have the need to walk more than from building to car and back, or for more than for an hour or two, they are not comfortable. When I go to my closet to choose shoes to wear, I often pick them up because I like the look, but put them down again when I remember how my feet will feel over time.
October 7, 2014
Size 9 wide seems short, but wide is ok.
The inner sole is not removable for cleaning and does not wear well at the edges.
For a size 9 wide, shoe is short, but width is ok.
August 30, 2014
One year shoe
I have a wide foot with very hard to fit feet. I love these shoes. These shoes have no support but oddly enough I can stoll in them and wear them all day at work. They feel like slippers. The downside is that sole on these only lasted me a year. The new version of the gatas shoes has a better sole but the canvas is lined with some fabric that makes the feet sweaty. Ideally, Land's end should combine the top of these with the sole of the new version.
August 21, 2014
I ordered the Huckleberry color in these shoes thinking they were cute, but was not expecting them to be super comfortable. I was wrong! They feel like your favorite slippers. I am not sure I would wear them on an extensive sightseeing tour while on vacation, but I am taking them with me on a trip to Atlanta this summer and am considering wearing them on the plane. I wish they were available in more colors and hope LE brings them back. I normally wear a size 9 Med. and ordered the 9, finding them more than roomy in the toe box, maybe even a little wide. However, they are not slipping off my heel while walking. Love the cushy footbed.
May 29, 2014
Comfy and classy
These shoes are a god-send. I have such a hard time finding comfortable shoes that are also attractive. They have a little more room on the heel during the morning hours, but they fit perfectly during the evening because my feet are usually swollen by the end of the day. Wish you had all the colors in my size. I'd buy all of them.
May 17, 2014
Fit smaller than other LE shoes, but comfy and lightweight as promised
Many of the early reviews for these shoes stated that they fit big, and to order down a half-size. As a consistent size 9 in LE shoes and most other brands, I ordered a size 8.5 and a 9. They were both too small, my toes were right up against the ends in the 9s. I re-ordered a size 9.5 and that was perfect. I don't have wide or otherwise hard-to-fit feet, I can wear pretty much anything. I like the colour and fabric of the Silver Metallic Linen, it's not at all flashy. The styling could definitely be improved though, they are much frumpier looking than I expected, not much shape to them and they look quite boxy, which was very disappointing. I will keep them nonetheless but will limit their use to very casual wear. They are very, very light, which will make them handy for traveling. I hope next season's version will keep the super-light sole and comfiness, but improve the styling to make them more fashionable. A few more interesting fabric combos would help too.
September 1, 2013
Soft inside, very comfortable
Have been wearing these all summer, innersole is pillowsoft. So comfortable especially if you have foot issues, very forgiving.
August 26, 2013