I received a pair of shoes at no charge for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. I adore shoes but I’m incredibly picky about what I like as far as style and I won’t suffer for the sake of fashion. If you want a spot in my closet you better be comfortable. As a result, it takes me forever to find something I like; if you gave me a wad of cash and told me to buy whatever I wanted, it would probably take me a month to choose.
I’ve been looking for a pair of every day, slip on shoes that were both comfortable and cute for a very long time. I have a pair of flats in brown but even having my jeans hemmed, I end up traipsing on their ends. I ordered a different style from the same brand, black, and had a bit of a hidden wedge. After two size up exchanges, I gave up. *sigh* I had heard of Brian James Footwear (the brand was created by Pediped founder Angela Edgeworth) but I hadn’t looked on their site much until recently. They offer flats, sandals, boots and pumps in 2.5 and 3.5″ heel heights.
I received the 2.5″ wedge pump in charcoal leather. I selected the EU 37 which s a 6.5-7 and it fit perfectly. I’m normally a 6-6.5 but this style runs a bit small. I slipped my foot in and said “aah.” They aren’t kidding when they say the comfort sets them apart. There’s no pinching or rubbing, the sole is grippy and flexible and I find them every bit as easy to wear as a flat.
They’re also classically beautiful and go with just about everything. My husband laughed & said they really are Pediped for grownups.
The shoes have a leather lining, cushioned insole (extra padding at the ball and heel) and elasticized top.
If you’re looking for a shoe with the comfort of a ballet flat but the boost of height from the wedge, this shoe is for you.
The same shoe comes in a 3.5″ wedge, cocoa or black leather and the 3.5″ comes in a gorgeous oxblood color as well. Prices range from $79-$159 and the quality reminds me of brands twice the cost.
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