Sole Society's Karla booties by Marco Santi arrived the other day. Karla is an adorable ruffle polka-dot bootie. The material is fabric with a mesh underlay. They are comfortable, great quality, easy to put on, and easy to walk in.
When I tried the shoe on for the first time, I noticed that my toes pretty close to the edge. I was contemplating on exchanging for a half size up because I was concerned that my feet may slide forward while wearing them. This would cause my toes to hang over the shoe - something we definitely do not want! I ultimately decided that the half size up would be too loose and that if my feet slide forward I could add inserts (which, by the way, I did not end up needing).
I decided to wear them out last night. I wasn't sure what to wear with them at first, but I figured since mixing prints is huge right now, why not experiment with it (although I honestly hate it). I was going to a very casual bar in NYC, so I opted for an extremely subtle striped shirt (I told you I am against mixing prints so of course I started small) and black jeans - a very casual outfit.
I wore Karla for about 6 hours, in which I was standing for the most part, and my feet didn't hurt one bit! And to my surprise my feet didn't slide up at all so no inserts needed.
Karla is another Sole Society shoe that I definitely recommend! You can use promo code SS10 for $10 off orders placed by 03.31.11.