Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5
by 511mat The Greatest
I wear these on special occasions, with the right outfit of course. They can be worn formally or casual. I love the stacked sole too, I am about 6'2 in these haha. I have loved them since I saw the original ones from the Prada Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections. A great pair to start my shoe collection :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Objectform Indeed
These are an amazing addition to my shoe closet. They work on so many levels. I bought them 'in-store" and they were the last pair, what luck they were also my size ( us 11 prada 10). They work with shorts, summer trousers, and make a modern addition to a 1920's cotton or linen jacket, white or bone pant combination... For me there is nothing better then putting a chic modern twists to an elegant classic, and no one does this better than Prada. She makes up at least 2/3rds of my closet.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tpdietz Best summer shoe so far
These are beautiful summer shoes. I ordered them early because I know they will sell out. In person, these really want to be worn with shorts, or some other very summery apparel -- and I love that about them.
They fit just like all the other prada oxfords -- they have the same shape exactly. If your not familiar with prada, these run large. I don't know why nordstrom insists on claiming prada's are true to size -- they aren't. Prada's red line, or rather linea rossa, do fit true to size, but true Prada's run big. For reference, I wear a size US 13 sneaker in major American brands, 45 (12 US) Jimmy Choo sneaker, size 11 UK (12 US) Gucci oxford, 11.5 US Ferragamo oxford, size 10.5 UK (11.5US) Prada oxfords. You will definitely want to err on the side of ordering small with these shoes in particular, because with such a stiff sole, your heel will want to slip out if they are too large.
Regarding the construction and materials, they are typical Prada. Smooth brushed leather, with full leather lining, and half leather heel insole. I really like the denim details here, unlike most full leather oxfords, since these use denim right where your toe box bends, it virtually eliminates leather creases!
These are definitely my favorite summer shoes so far. Do yourself a favor and google "mens prada espadrilles" to see previous season's of this shoe in action.