Post # 1
Okay, so I came across this shoe on zappos today,
RSVP Jutte $79
I want to know if this style of pump is very hard to walk in compared to a shoe like this, which offers more coverage on the side.
I have narrow feet (does that matter?) and I’m afraid these shoes will flop right off my feet.
Any opinions would help!
Post # 3
I’ve owned a pair of heels like the first pic and they flopped off when I walked. Super annoying. But not every pair I’ve owned have slipped off. So it just depends. If you really like the shoe (which I love by the way!) and you find they flop off your feet, you can get those gel heel guards that will prevent them from slipping off.
They’re only 6 dollars and they’re awesome. I have them in every pair of flats I own.
Post # 4
I second the silicon heel grippers. They totally work. And Zappos will let you return them if you can’t get used to them.
Post # 5
@futuremrsgo: You are awesome! I’ve never even heard of these things.
@geekspice: I really hope those heel grippers work. I’m having such a hard time finding a cute 3 inch heel.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t wear either of those because I find they tend to slip off when you walk and your feet slip forwards, and if your feet swell that can end up really hurting your toe by rubbing. I chose fully enclosed courts and I’d do the same again – or something with enough strapping to support you during the day (you’ll need it!)
Post # 7
For these types of shoes, you really have to make sure you get the fit right, although I would err on the side of it fitting a little snug rather than perfect when you first buy them (to account for stretching). The problem with these types of shoes is that if they are too loose, then they can flip-flop off your feet which is a tripping hazard.
If it is a well-made shoe that is the right size, the back heel “walls” should hug your heel and keep it in the shoe. I think it’s also helpful when the front part (where the decor/buckle is) is a bit wider as that will help secure the shoe to your feet as well.
Post # 8
You’ll need to get the fit right (inserts will help if you need to size up, using gel heel guards like @futuremrsgo: stated will help keep them from slipping, which is an extra big concern with open toes). The fabric front should keep them from cutting or being excruciating.
Be sure you don’t walk in grass with those pointy heels as they will sink right in. Another thing to watch for when you try them on is the way the heel curves in closer to the arch of your foot than if the shoe had it going straight down from the back of the shoe more like this:
having the heel hit the ground closer to the front of the shoe will mean you have to balance your weight significantly more on the balls of your feet than resting on your heel. Not impossible, but definitely an extra challenge that does impact long wearing comfort.
Post # 9
@tabbikay: I have had shoes like the first pair and they annoyed the crap out of me. They flopped up and down when I walked. I have average feet not wide or narrow and they still flopped up and down. I am personally just not a fan of that style…..even thou they are really pretty!
Post # 10
that picture isn’t a great example… here is a better idea of what i mean about the heel resting further back on the shoe:
Post # 11
I have a few pairs of d’Orsays (the first style), and I only wear them when I know I won’t be walking much or on my feet for a long time. They’re cute, but just not all that practical for moving around. Even when they properly fit, I don’t think they offer much support and flop off more frequently. Also, with the cutaways, there’s more spots for rubbing and irritation.
Post # 12
I don’t go for heels without side and toe coverage, personally. I think it looks and feels odd. I also usually prefer slightly thicker heels.
Post # 13
Just depends on the shoe! I would order them and try them on, and see what you think.
PS, love that pair you posted!