so thanks to some lightning fast shipping, my Emerson vheels and kitten heel slangbacks (all full price shoes currently 50% off with CUPOFJO50) arrived today. i've been a longtime fan of EF's elegant and timelessly chic collections, but this was my first time ordering, so i had high hopes.
says the girl who usually doesn't do heels: really loving my EF vheel slingbacks – surprisingly comfy and super chic with cuffed jeans
first off, both pairs of shoes are just beautiful. the pitch of the heel, the shape of the toeline, the details all attest to the fact that a woman who really wears heels designed these. yes to supporting women designers who design for themselves – and other women.
quality and make:
the leather and stitching on both the vheels and the kitten heels are really nicely done. the all-leather construction (uppers, lining, sole) and stacked-wood heel on the vheels check all the craftsmanship boxes. it's also nice that the shoes are made in Portugal – something that i don't see very often with today's mostly made in Italy/France/China brands.
feeling rather like an off-duty dancer in my long-wishlisted EF kitten heel slangbacks
shape and cut:
unlike many high-heel point-toe shoes, there's no pinching in the toebox. i really love the subtle 'V' shape on the vheels as well. they're cut very comfortably for the heel height.
as for the slangbacks, there's just the right bit of toe cleavage, which i quite like (a shoe in this style could easily look frumpy otherwise). there's a modern-day Audrey Hepburn spirit to these, and i have a feeling they'll become enduring staples for my wardrobe year-round.
i'm usually a normal width US 6.5, occasionally a 7, and i ordered 37 in both of these and the fit runs true. go with the EF sizing chart here.
some sizes are selling out, so if you've been eyeing either of these, i'd highly recommend getting them with the current 50% off promo (good for all full price EF shoes for the next week).
i hope this review is helpful – let me know if you have any EF shoes, or if you get anything from this sale!