Women's Ashby Calf Hair High Heel Shoes
...and my search for the perfect cheetah high heel continues...
Purchased these over the winter. After waiting a long time because the shoe was on back order, was so excited to get them. The skinny heel was a little difficult to navigate (had to think while I was walking, but, hey, these shoes looked great!). I am used to walking in heels, but usually am able to find something that is well-made with better balance distribution--so you don't feel like you are "teetering" all day. If I had only worn these shoes in my office building, I probably would have kept them. But I needed to walk from the car to the building in the shoes, and there had been a light rain that day--those two short trips across the parking lot caused deterioration of the leather soles on the bottom of the shoe (maybe not a good choice of material for the bottom of the shoe?), which also affected the edges of the calf hair connected to the soles. I could see that these were going to be inside-only shoes...too high maintenance for me. That, coupled with the balance of the heel not being as stable as my better-made heels....sadly, these sexy little things had to go back.
May 18, 2013
Take a walk on the wild side!
I can't say it any better than this: I LOVE THESE SHOES!! It's just what I was looking for -- a simple shoe with pazazz! The reviews really helped in making my decision. Thank you ladies! I may be in my 60's but I think I can still kick up my heels LOL!
December 30, 2012
Very cute and comfortable, a little high.
I wanted these as soon as I saw them in the catalog, but every time I tried to order when an email discount was available, I struck out. Finally, though, I was able to get them in my size and with a discount. In the meantime, I looked for leopard-print shoes at many places online and in person, and none appeared to be as attractive as these. The fit is just right (I have many LE shoes, and the sizing is very consistent). I LOVE the shape of the toe; I saw nothing elsewhere like this. They are surprisingly comfortable and stable for a heel this high, perhaps because the heel is set a bit forward. I wear them just around the office, and not for long sidewalk walks - I think they are too high for that. The quality is exellent; the sockliner is very well-made and cushiony. I'm debating whether to get one of the smooth leather pairs.
December 18, 2012
I was so excited that I was finally able to get these in my size (8). I did not find that they were narrow at all, and, after wearing one time I was very glad that I did not size up as was reccomended by some other reviewers, as these shoes stretched out a bit. These are very high quality, well made shoes and I'm so glad I purchased them. I would highly recommend them!
December 5, 2012
I tried ordering these several times and they kept running out of them. I finally got them yesterday and was so excited to try them on. What a disappointing pair of shoes! The fit is all wrong. They gap at the instep, and the toe box is WAY too narrow. Very uncomfortable. I expected much more out of such a gorgeous shoe at this price. They will be returned.
November 8, 2012
Super Fabulous Shoes!
I cannot tell you how many people have told me how much they LOVE these shoes, and I've only worn them twice! I ordered my regular size and they fit perfectly.
November 3, 2012
Beautifully well-made, very comfy despite the heel hight, and adds interest to any outfit - work or casual.
Bought them 1/2 size larger, the fit was spot on initially, but now that the leather has stretched, there's a bit extra space in the heel, but a gel heel insert should easily fix that. So, go for your regular size, if you want a better fit later on.
November 2, 2012
I normally wear a 6.5 and I ordered a 7 due to the reviews. Bad mistake...too big after I wore it for a little while. Now I can't keep them on my feet. So disappointed. Too expensive to order the 6.5 and putting inserts in the shoes doesn't help.
October 18, 2012
Suggest you order your standard size
I wear a 9 but ordered a 9.5 due to other reviews. I found a 9.5 too big (especially since I would only wear hose with this shoe). Strangers complemented me all day on my shoes! Great shoe, ordered one in black too.
October 15, 2012
Gorgeous shoe. Wished the heel was slightly lower but keeping them anyway!
I got this a half size larger than my usual shoe size. Toe box is not too narrow. Feels luxurious.
September 15, 2012