Women's Cara Closed Toe Espadrilles
Not enough ankle support
My ankles are pretty weak from years of having sprained ankles, so just having it tie isn't enough support for me. Also, the ties don't say where you want them, so they end up all together at your ankle. They don't stay pretty like in the pictures. On a good note, the height was perfect. The colors were gorgeous. Just wish it was a strap instead of a tie.
June 23, 2014
True Navy Shoes
Love this shoes. It's comfortable and sturdy. It gives me enough height to add to my petite stature. Love the color. Been looking for a pair of summer shoes. I think I found it now.
June 19, 2014
I have a wide foot and this shoe fits perfectly.
June 3, 2014
Great style, beautiful colors, true sizing, heel height that's functional and flattering! No regrets or disappointments about this purchase.
I chose these shoes after going on a quest for the "right" espadrilles. My search included several brands ranging in price from $50- $150. I purchased these shoes in both the natural and black colors.
Size: I ordered a size 6. My foot is wide from the front to beginning of the heel area. The length of these shoes is ideal. The width is a little snug but not uncomfortable for me. As other reviewers have noted the toe box area is stiff. If the material were a little softer (natural color is stiffer than black) I don't think I'd be as aware of the width issue.
Color: Natural/ There is definitely gold thread running through the fabric that's not really visible in the pic. This isn't a negative as it gives the shoes a subtle shimmer. This feature only adds to the versatility of the shoes - dress up or dress down. Don't let this be a deterrent - they're a beautiful color.
Black/ No surprises - true black.
Comfort: Pros/ Can't emphasize enough- GREAT heel height!!! Love wearing heels but hate to feel paralyzed after wearing the 3"-4" pedestals that are all the rage now. The Cara is a perfect height for work and play. Elevation at the front of the shoe offsets the heel height for comfort and balance while lengthening the look of your legs.
Cons/ Again, stiffness would be my chief "complaint". Walked around for about an hour in the natural color as the material is stiffer than the black pair. They did soften which leads me to believe that after the "break-in" period they'll be even more comfortable. Definitely would not plan on wearing these out of the box for an activity that required a great deal of walking - sightseeing, outlet shopping, zoo trip, etc...
Price: Great deal at the regular price - STEAL at the sale price 40% off that I was lucky enough to get over Memorial Day. However, would purchase again even without the benefit of on-sale pricing!
May 30, 2014
I'm not into reviewing items until I've worn them for some time, especially shoes as they can have a bit of a break in period. I bought these in the early spring when snow was still on the ground here as I thought they were so attractive. I purchased the navy, and wore them for the first time a couple of occasions on a business trip south. They did wear on the backs of my heels at the edge which created large blisters (because of the newness and stiffness as commented on by previous reviewers). Since then the weather has warmed and I've been wearing them to work with no issues. It's great to be able to tie them however you want. Have been wearing them with dresses and chinos and they look great.
May 25, 2014
I usually wear a 6/6.5, and I ordered a 6.5 in these. I'm sending them back for a 7 as my heel hangs over a little bit. (It's weird, because the heel/ankle piece is still loose.) They are adorable and perfect for casual summer dresses!
May 22, 2014
From the box, to my feet!
These Cara Espadrilles are my 7th & 8th pairs of shoes I've purchased from Lands' End! I love them! The height is great, not to high, so walking in them is easy. Dress 'em up, dress 'em down- all good! I've read some reviews about the neutral/tan color containing the gold-colored thread. I love it! It's not overly dressy, but just pretty, & girly!! And the sizes are true. I've also read some reviews about the heel not fitting well, and being a bit loose. I took out the "tie" and folded it in half, and reinserted it. For me it's perfect, fitting perfectly and secure! Thanks guys keep up the great shoes!!!
May 21, 2014
I'm 5'9" and normally do not wear heels over 1 inch but I just had to have these. I wear a size 8.5 but lately have been having to upsize to a 9. I got these in 8.5 and they fit perfectly. I have a bunion on one foot and have trouble finding comfortable shoes. These are very comfortable and easy to walk in. The ankle strap is very comfortable too. I am breaking them in at work today and have had several comments on how cute they are. I am wearing them to a casual rehearsal party and 2 weeks later to an outdoor Chic BBQ. They will be perfect for both.
May 21, 2014
Not quite "natural"
The natural color has a gold thread that wasn't mentioned in the description and wasn't visible in the photo. It's cute but wasn't what I had in mind. This shoe also seems to run a touch wide making it feel a little floppy.
April 27, 2014
Most comfortable heels I have ever worn
I was scared how high this heel seemed, turned out to be the most comfortable heels I've ever worn - or shoes, period! Very secure feeling, good balance, comfy toes. True to size.
April 26, 2014