Category Archives: Shoe Review

Shoe Review: Dolce Vita Studded Oxfords

I’m going to keep with my theme of borrowed from the boys with these Dolce Vita oxfords I bought a few years ago at Bloomingdale’s in NYC.  I was drawn to the quirkiness of them.  The smoky grey color accented with studs with a very masculine feel.  They weren’t necessarily en vogue when I bought them but I got them anyway because I liked them.  Now oxfords are back in style and I already have a pair.  It just goes to show you that you should just buy what you like because eventually, it all comes back in fashion.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:  out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Tory Burch Filipa Espadrille Wedges

Tory Burch was having a major summer event sale! I’m always on the hunt for a shoe that is comfortable and still gives me height and these espadrille wedges fit the bill! Luckily, the summer sale coincided with my birthday month so, I got an additional $50 off the already reduced price! Score! The best part is that they are a nice neutral color and super comfy so I will get plenty of use out of them!

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I apologize for the picture quality as these were taken with my iphone.

Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

 

Shoe Review: It’s a Reva Party!

The Tory Burch Reva flat is probably the most popular ballet flat on the planet.  There’s just something magnetic about the simple design and the unmistakable logo medallion.  I remember when I was thinking about buying a pair, several people had complained about how uncomfortable they were because of the gathered, elastic detail on the heel.  One friend said she had only worn them twice but didn’t want to consign them because she had paid so much for them. So, they just sat in her closet. Such a shame.  I decided to go to Nordstrom shoe department because they always have excellent customer service and they didn’t let me down.  When I asked to try on a pair of the flats, the salesman immediately said “You need to size up at least a half size with these shoes”. Problem solved! I’ve been wearing my Reva’s pain free since then.  The leather ones I only had to go up half a size, but I went up a whole size for my glitter pair.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

I hope this tip helps you with your future Reva purchases!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Talbots High-Back Pumps

These have to be the most architectural pair of shoes I own.  I purchased these from Talbots years ago because I was drawn to the dramatic high-back detail.  The color was also a nice neutral slate color and the buckle added just a little something extra.  Unfortunately, even with the platform sole, these shoes are not the most comfortable.  They are definitely just a good date night shoe.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup:  out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Bold & Bright Isola Pumps

There’s nothing like a bold pair of colorful pumps to spruce up a summer wardrobe and these Isola pumps fit the bill.  I love the magenta and orange color combo because it’s not one I see too often.  The T-strap also gives the shoe a classy vintage feel. They are comfortable enough for a wedding or dinner party which is exactly what I intend to use these for.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

These shoes come in different colors and are now on sale at Nordstrom!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Zara Studded Ankle Boots

So, I’ve never really been convinced about wearing boots in the summer.  I mean, summer boots are kind of an oxymoron.  I have witnessed teen girls wearing Uggs all year long, even during Atlanta’s hot summers, and have always thought they were crazy.  Well, call me crazy because I’m really digging the ankle boots for summer! They pair well with shorts, jeans, and even dresses.  I found these adorable studded ones at Zara on sale and I love these as another alternative for a summer shoe.  So, please don’t judge me too harshly when you see me in these, and other ankle boots, over the summer!

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:  out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

If you like these boots, you can purchase them here also in black!

Check out tomorrow’s post on some more ankle boots and ways to style them for summer!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Zara Black Wedge Platform Sandals

 Do you have a go-to store that never disappoints? I do! Zara!  I can find just about anything I want there on any given day.  It amazes me how they can have such reasonable prices and maintain the nice quality of their apparel.  I was looking for some plain, black wedge sandals to compliment all of my maxi dresses and skirts.  I had looked at several places but when I walked into Zara, there they were just waiting for me.  They are very comfortable and the platform heel is not too narrow so I don’t feel like I’m going to topple over.  What’s your go-to store??

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

If you like these shoes, you can purchase them here in different colors!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Talbots Rose Pink Platform Sandals

The best part about being an only child is that you continue to get spoiled (even in your late thirties)! This past weekend my mother gave me an early birthday gift of an array of shoes and clothing from her favorite store Talbots.  Now, most of my friends say they can never find anything in this store, but I have always had great luck there.  The majority of my work clothes have been from Talbots, Ann Taylor, and Banana Republic.  Anyway, amongst the dresses, bags, and shoes my mom gifted me were these rose-colored platform sandals.  I’m a pink girl, so I instantly fell in love with the color and loved the rope detailing as well.  They are very comfortable thanks to the platform and still appear very dainty on the foot.  I can’t wait to wear these all summer and I have a particular dress I got from Zara in NYC I will post soon!

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

If you like these shoes, you can purchase them on sale here!

Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Steven by Steve Madden Studded Leopard Loafers

As you have probably figured out from my previous Shoe Review posts, I am not much of a flats kind of girl.  Being that I’m just under 5’2″ I need all the height I can get.  But as much as l love a good heel, sometimes a flat is just necessary so, I look for the cutest or most interesting ones I can find.  Case in point, these funky Steve Madden loafers.  I love how these shoes have two of my favorite trends in one creation.  As far as comfort goes, well…it’s a flat so it’s pretty comfortable.  My only criticism is that it could use some cushioning in the sole and a little arch support would be nice too.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd

Shoe Review: Michael Kors Zipper Booties

Sometimes a girl just gets lucky! I stumbled upon these Michael Kors booties a couple years ago at Belk on sale! They have been a staple in my closet ever since.  The simplicity of a black bootie enables me to rock them with everything and the zipper and stud detail makes it stand apart from every other basic black heel.  I will admit, when I first tried these on they were a little snug.  I walked around the shoe department for a while trying to make them comfortable then finally decided to ask the salesman if he could stretch them for me.  He pleasantly obliged and in an hour, they felt like an entirely different shoe.  So, the tip for today is make sure you spend an ample amount of time in a shoe to determine how comfortable they will be when you wear them out.  Don’t be afraid to ask for any augmentations such as heel pads, ball-of-the-foot pads, or stretching.  Any shoe department worth their salt should be ready and willing to accommodate you.

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Doctor’s Recommendation:

Ball-of-foot comfort:  :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel comfort: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Tightness: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: out of 5

Heel Sturdiness: :thumbup:  :thumbup: out of 5

Overall Wearability: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1/2 out of 5

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Fashionably yours,

thestylishmd