Can anyone comment on Oscar de la Renta shoes?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Not sure how much you’re planning on lowering the heel height, but you would have to keep in mind the shape of the shoe. The shank (part between the toe and heel) looks pretty steep there, I don’t think you’d be able to lower it more than 1/2 inch at most. Any more and you run the risk of completely distorting/breaking the shoe.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t have any I input except that I think those shoes are amazing!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

Woobee:  No, I personally haven’t, but I don’t even look at heels higher than 3″. I did some googling and found input from cobblers about the perils of lowering heels – usually it’s about 3/8″ that can be done, any more runs the risk of splitting the shoe, ruining the balance, or a plethora of other horrors, and if you’re going to spend $800+ on those lovelies, that would be worst. You could try some nice insoles, or try to find something in a lower heel with that look?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t cut – buy yourself a pair of flats for when you can’t take heels any more and don’t ruin good shoes ! 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Those are beautiful! They would look terrible on my feet. The cut outs would make my feel red and ugly 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Those were almost my wedding shoes! I adore them still. To be honest I don’t find ODLR shoes particularly comfortable, but they are true to size. I wouldn’t think about altering the heel height at all, I would think that would completely throw off the balance of the shoe.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

These fit true to size, but they’re not comfortable. I have somewhat chubby feet and they were poking out of the shoe, my mom was with me and has bony little feet.. also poking out of the shoe. 

They merely look nice while sitting. The back of the shoe (the material on your heel) where it meets the elastics that connect it to the front of the shoe is poorly constructed.. The heel material doesn’t stand up straight like it should and the elastics look like they’ll snap after a few wears. I thought it was a very wobbly and awkward shoe when I tried it on.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Woobee:  you cant just cut a heel off. The heel determines the pitch (angle of foot)- it wont work and you will just be destroying a really expensive pair of shoes. The best you could do for comfort is break them in well and maybe put an arch support insert.

Those certianly do not look comfortable. Are they worth it to you just for pics? Up to you!

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Woobee:  Hmm.. good question. Jimmy Choo may be the best bet, they don’t do anything as cool as the ODL ones but they do a lot of gold and have a number of strappy sandal options.. Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwoo also have some caged sandals. In a different price range, I always find Zara shoes to be on trend.. you may be able to find a similar style!

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY

Woobee:  I just bought a pair of Oscar de la Renta heels as my wedding shoes. (http://www.prettyfacts.com/items/52791/) I wore them to my dress shops when I was choosing a dress and ended up wearing them a lot at the last place where we picked my dress. I found them to be comfortable and they fit true to size.

I agree with pp, though, I would not consider cutting the heel down. If you’re unhappy with the results or it weakens the show, it might ruin your day.

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