Rated 2 out of 5 by LoganCircleLove Bring back the Valentina!
The materials, craftsmanship, design, etc. of this shoe are all top-notch. In the hand, it's gorgeous. On my feet, however, they don't work. I am a true size 10.5, sometimes sizing up to 11 for very narrow or pointy shoes. In these, a 10.5 was the right length. But the shoe had two main problems: the front part is too tight across my foot, so that my foot slightly bulges out of the sides. Not cute, and very uncomfortable. I have a slightly wider front of the foot but not so wide that I think I would be the only one with this issue. Two, the heel is so skinny and so high that these are simply not a shoe to wear for any length of time at work, which is really what I need.
For years, J. Crew made what was already the perfect d'orsay heel. It was sexy but also wearable to work and special events: the Valentina. I could wear that shoe for hours with no discomfort! Please, please bring it back J. Crew. You dumped a perfect shoe in favor of an ultra-trendy but totally impractical one.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanielleM Perfection
I bought these in the delicate petal and they are absolutely beautiful. I'm almost always a 6.5 and that's what I purchased. In another review I read, the customer said the shoe picked up dirt where the sole meets the shoe. This was not the case for me (and I wore mine to an outdoor wedding) because I generously sprayed my shoes with a suede protector about 3 times. It did the trick, and has kept them spotless. I wore these pumps for 7 straight hours including some wedding reception dancing, and my feet didn't hurt once. I will be purchasing these in black too!
June 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kate Why does the inside material of the shoe rub off?
I love the LOOK of these shoes. They're very stylish and high enough to be elegant, yet not to kill your balance or cause foot pain.
The front of the shoe will give you a bit of pain if your foot is wide (mine is slightly wide) but one benefit of suede is that it turns to mold to your foot over time, so the more I wore these, the better they fit and the spillage and discomfort quickly faded away. The pink suede does easily stain (what do you expect? It's suede and it's a light color. Of course it will stain) alas, I had them cleaned after 1 week and sprayed with anti stain guard. So far so good.
The biggest issue I have is that the inside of the shoe rubs off on my pedicure! Every single time. So, I now have to put a band aid to shield my polish from this annoying nuisance. It does not come off easily, only by scraping and nail polish remover (thus ruining your pedicure).
May 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canuck Loved them so much I bought all three!
I am a huge fan of these guys. So much of a fan that I had to have them all! As mentioned they do run a little big. Definitely go down half a size. The image is a tad bit deceptive. Much more elegant on the foot. The width seems to be on the tighter side, but since it is suede, I have no hesitation it will not stretch as needed.
Buy before they disappear ladies!
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBJinATL The perfect pump!
It's been several years since I put on a shoe and fell in love! These are comfortable from the time you slip your foot in. Sexy, but just the right height to rock a 14 hour workday. Ordered in black 5 minutes after receiving grey.
August 24, 2015