Cordani 'Shaw' Sandal
I'm an 8 1/2 and ordered the european size 9, this was a perfect fit, as they do run a 1/2 size smaller.
Love these sandals! They may feel a bit tight when you first put them on, just give them about 10 minutes wear and they will fit perfect. This is the kind of sandal you can wear all day with comfort, lots of arch support, and really cute also.
Comfy, great sandal!
I'd been looking for a wedge sandal that was comfortable (I have a very painful heel due to plantar's fascitis) but also attractive and walkable. I didn't like a lot of the "comfort" shoes but had to try this one. I've worn them for a few days now for several hours at a time and they feel great. I've also been asked by a few people about where I got them since they are so nice looking and have some platform but not too much. I am thrilled with them.
Sole Hard as Rock
This sandal was way too hard and uncomfortable. I don't understand how Nordstrom can get away with claiming there is a cushioned footbed on this sandal. Nor can I understand how the other reviewers could say they are comfortable.
The footbed was hard, heavy and very narrow, especially in the arch. The straps were soft, which is nice, but too flimsy to support the heavy, hard sole that this shoe has. Given the hard sole and flimsy straps, I could imagine a lot of twisted ankles from this sandal.
style, comfort, but strange fit
(I bought the brown in size 38). I wanted a travel-friendly sandal that goes with everything, is good for walking, and gives me some height. I thought this would be perfect. Here's how I'd rate this shoe: Versatility: 5 stars - Looks great with shorts, sundresses, jeans, cargo/roll-up pants, skirts, you name it. Comfort - 5 stars (provided it FITS your foot shape) - perfect height/platform ratio - almost feels like a flat - nice suede lining and shock absorbing cork heel, great arch support. Quality: 2-3 stars. It does not look like a $200-dollar sandal. The color of the brown leather was very patchy and uneven, cheap looking. Straps were a bit flimsy, overall not impressed from a quality standpoint. The fit: 1 star (for me). That's the reason I had to return this shoe. The toeline is VERY slanted/angled. If you have a rounded toeline your pinky toe will fall off the edge of the shoe. So annoying. I realize there are a few people that have this type of angled toe-line, and this sandal will fit them well. Not for me. I thought maybe I should go up a size (i wear a 7.5 and bought a 38) but then I felt the flimsy straps would be WAY too loose and my foot would move around too much. O well - the search continues!