K/R: EF Casual Shoes

You helped me decide about a pair of EF pumps that I ended up returning. I come again for help. I found these at the Rack in my size this time. They are very very comfortable and good colors for my wardrobe, but are they too clunky for my body? I really like the thick sole and think they will be comfortable enough for lots of walking. I could see myself wearing these nearly all year as they have a stable non-slip bottom. I hope that the white on them will keep them from being too dark and heavy on me, but I want your honest opinion. These are not styled but shown with pants I had on shopping rolled up to shoe the shoes. What do you think?!

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24 Comments

  • replied 3 months ago

    I like them. It looks like they fit your foot well. I think the open portion of the shoe make them a bit more streamlined than they might be otherwise. I would wear them.

  • Firecracker replied 3 months ago

    I think they are cool looking, and they will look good with cropped pants or pants rolled as you've done for your quick try-on here. I like that they will basically serve as an ankle-strap style, but with a much sportier vibe. I'm not sure about year-round wear (my feet shiver at the thought!) but if they are good for walking and look this great, they seem like a good deal!

  • Joy replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, delurked and Firecracker. They are sporty enough to serve as a slip on sneaker but with a little extra style. Firecracker, you are right about the ankle strap filling the gap with crops; and that they may not be warm enough opinion cold weather. I can wear no-show SmartWool Peds with them . Today's ah-ha moment came when walking in a parking lot on hot pavement. Thin soled shoes would have been torture. Another must for summer footwear...thick soles.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 months ago

    I hope you get them and keep them. Not only do they look comfortable they look very stylish at least to my eye. I don't think they look too bulky and all and I can see them many different outfits because they keep in mind with a certain aesthetic.

  • approprio replied 3 months ago

    Very cool! Sporting. I think they'll look great. 

    Warning: this is not an unbiased opinion. I have chunky feet and skinny ankles, so "blocky with an ankle strap" is a winning footwear formula for me. 

    Are you thinking of wearing them with skirts or pants?

  • Joy replied 3 months ago

    Thank you, Ledonna and appropriate, I am leaning toward keeping them if they get YLF approval and would probably wear them with pants, mostly crops. I have not tried them with a skirt yet. At 5'3", I have size 8 feet, so big feet fit my size.

  • Elle replied 3 months ago

    Keep.  The ankle strap adds a fun element to the casual sporty look.  And they are practical

  • Thistle replied 3 months ago

    Not too clunky.

    The ankle strap would drive me nuts, but if it doesn't bother you, sounds like they're super comfy and go with your wardrobe.

  • Jenn replied 3 months ago

    I was on the fence about these, but the more I look at them, the more I think keep. They do look a little overwhelming in pic 4, but I think that's just the angle, and it's not really the angle anyone will be seeing your shoes from. Shoe selfies are tricky.

    I think they could be 3-season shoes for you, probably not 4.

  • Dianna replied 3 months ago

    I vote keep, Joy.  Not too clunky to my eye, and they look fun to wear and comfortable.

  • JuniperGreen replied 3 months ago

    Keep!  They're fab and interesting .  I'd style them like I would a fashion sneaker.

  • kkards replied 3 months ago

    I'm with Jenn...at 1st I was kind of wishing washing....but when I came back to this post a second time (like to do that sometimes to give me more thought time)...I find them really interesting --in a good way. they're different, but sooo cool!

  • Joy replied 3 months ago

    I just realized 3 and 4 are duplicate photos. The ankle straps are a soft stretchy fabric like my other EF ankle strap shoes. They just slip on and off; no buckles to mess with.

  • Emily K replied 3 months ago

    I like these. Keep.

  • Tanya replied 3 months ago

    I quite like them, they have the cool urban vibe.  I vote keep.

  • skylurker replied 3 months ago

    (Bumping so Angie can see them)

    Love them, did you keep?

  • Angie replied 3 months ago

    LOVE 

    Elegant fashion sneaker. Now I want a pair in white or pink. 

    They fit your narrow ankles perfectly - and I get how tricky that can be. 

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Skylurker and Angie, I have kept them. I love the style and comfort too much to return and they are a great fit for my lifestyle. Angie, thank you for your thoughts. Yes, footwear can be a big problem with narrow ankles and calves, especially with size 8 feet!

  • karen13 replied 2 months ago

    Late to the party but I like them very much. Great addition for when you want a sneaker comfort but some style too.

  • rachylou replied 2 months ago

    They are ultra cool. Keep! :)

  • Laurie replied 2 months ago

    I'm glad you are keeping these - they are very unusual and very stylish.  I think you'll get a ton of use out of them.  I think they might feel more clunky looking down at them on your feet than they do when looking at them on your whole self from our perspective!

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Thank you for your help. With YLF approval, I will start styling and wearing these. The ankle strap should work well to fill the gap with crops.

  • Sara L. replied 2 months ago

    I really like them and think they look very streamlined.  Not clunky at all.

  • The Cat replied 2 months ago

    Great choice. They look fine on you.

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