Product Type: Clarks shoes
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Ouch, Ouch, is that skin peeling?
Clarks Oscar Silk Sandals
Member Name: angelic2004
Clarks Oscar Silk Sandals
Advantages: Only highlight was the underfoot comfort
Disadvantages: Its whole design and sizing issue, damaged my poor feet.
I can't stand shoe shopping, but in particularly shopping for sandals. I feel the shoe shopping experience is a total nightmare now before I had some good shoes and sandals which never cut into me and I dont know what has changed they all seem to cut into my feet the last couple of years. Maybe quality has got worse or it is made like that so you have to buy these silly products to make your shoes comfy. Sandals for me has to be flat or a low heel, has to be comfortable, not cut into my feet and lastly not fall off feet.
I purchase the Oscar Silk Sandals in white from the Clarks website some time ago. I was about to check theses out in the store but my local one seems to have disappeared from the high street. I had seen some raving reviews on their website about this product. Its customers talked about how they are comfortable and decent looking and they have even gone on to purchase these sandals in other colours. These sandals got the full five stars in ratings. So take that in to consideration I thought these seem perfect and also my last boots were from Clarks which were so comfy I thought there would be no problem.
Clarks Oscar Silk Sandals come in a range of colours: white, cherry red, teal, cerise, camel and black. They cost £34.99 and didn't have to pay extra for delivery. These sandals are suppose to be perfect for the summer, pretty enough to wear with skirts but practical enough to go with jeans and it has an underfoot comfort of active air. It's a buckle fastening slip on style, bascially a mule.
On first appearance I thought it looked better in the photograph on the website, doesn't it always? Anyway they looked like flippers as they go outwards at the top. It's made of white leather and has a suede lining and a rubber sole which contains grip. Don't know if it's me but maybe there are issues with its size I've got a size 4 but it felt a little tight so since it was a buckle type I put it on its last hole. This was ok, well just about, it could have done with another hole on the strap. At this stage I was thinking maybe need a size up but considering that the sandals are overhanging by 2cm from my toes, I don't think it's a good idea.
I have to admit the underfoot comfort was fantastic it was comfy just like wearing slippers but the edge of the sandals cut into my sides of my feet. I tried them out last week, I walked into town centre which is about just under half a mile, so I guess I walked a mile there and back. Felt like the longest walk in my life. Getting into town was not a major problem, though I would have been much comfy and quicker in my boots. On way back I could feel the leather sides start to cut into me causing me to stop a few times. Even tried to walk fast which decreased the pain somewhat but every time I slowed down it was murder. At this point I wanted to walk home barefoot but decided against it and tried to get home soon as possible the best way I could. when I finally got home I found chunks of skin peeled off on both feet, not a pretty sight and very sore. Thank god it's starting to heel now and the fluid has stopped coming out. Be awhile before my feet look good again.
Overall it not a comfy sandal, it's not one I can wear daily or walk for miles in. I don't think it's been produced properly, especially when the edge of the leather strap wraps round the feet as it comes up in a curved direction, probably suppose to support the feet in the sandal but manages to cut into you instead. I'm not impressed, for a Clarks product it was a serious let down maybe I should just gone for a cheaper sandal instead of thinking quality would have been better.
Summary: I thought you couldn't go wrong with a mule.