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The shoes are lovely and will definitely work as Belle princess shoes, but there are some details that bring down the quality a bit. Upon receipt and opening the bag, there was a very strong, acrid, factory smell from the shoes. I have left them hidden away to hopefully air out the smell before gifting them to my daughter. The metal clasps are slightly sharp along the edges, have what appear to be small rust spots, and felt as though they had some kind of greasy/sticky covering on them; I had to clean them with rubbing alcohol to remove whatever residue that was. The metal itself is also quite flimsy, such that one of the clasps was bent upon arrival. Easy to fix by bending back in place, but also makes me wonder how well they will hold up in the long run. The rubber itself isn't too stiff, so should be comfortable to wear. Can't comment on the sizing yet, as they were purchased as a Christmas gift and we'll have to wait until the holidays arrive.
they're really good quality with a good leather inlay and quite comfortable for the kids. Sadly the back of the shoe got ripped apart (both shoes) because no one understood the clasp of the shoes. The system itself is simple but hidden behind another not working one. So no one gets it and that is the reason they broke. Because of miss use. I'm really sad about because they're really nice shoes.
These look just as they're pictured, very sparkly. They're a little narrow compared to most chunky wide toddler shoes, so if your kid has a wider foot you may want to go up a size. My kid's foot happens to be narrow so they fit her well. I bought these in pink for a Princess Aurora costume, they make good princess shoes. She has worn them a few times now, with and without socks, and she says they don't hurt and they're comfortable. I was worried they would hurt her feet without socks but she walked around for hours and they didn't seem to bother her and they didn't leave marks. They're made like traditional jellies, the sole is the same material as the rest of the shoe, the inside is lined. My kid hasn't slipped in them at all.
I'd like to address the comments of the shoes smelling bad and the buckle being difficult, I think people are making way too big of a deal about both things. They definitely smell like plastic/rubber, but they air out, it's temporary. It's not worth taking a star off for. And the buckle is slightly different than traditional buckles in the US, it isn't a rubix cube you'll figure it out within seconds. Not worth taking off a star.
For the price these are really great little shoes that your kid can wear in dressy or casual clothes, I definitely recommend them.
I ordered a size 11.5 for a girl who wears 11/12 size shoes and these were a little long, but they were purchased for dress up play, so a little big was ok. The buckles are kind of weird but the birthday girls mom knew how to buckle them so it worked out well. Would buy these again. Remind me of my own jelly shoes from the 80’s.
These shoes are exactly as bad as the majority of review claim. I had seen some recent reviews saying that the buckle was normal and the smell wasn't bad so I thought maybe the issues had been resolved - but they haven't. I ordered size 11 and they fit just fine, but my shoes had the same awful weird nonsensical buckle. We made do for the one event, but the metal part (hook) doesn't lay flat, so there's always something digging into the side of her foot. It's silly - if the normal piece that the strap with holes is attached to was just attached to the fixed part they'd be fine. Instead there's that ridiculous hook.... JUST FIX IT! Additionally - I've had these shoes in my house for just about a month and they STILL SMELL! And I don't just mean the shoes... THE ENTIRE ROOM. It's a horrible, noxious, plastic smell and it's overbearing. I just threw them out today. Don't waste your money! Whatever outfit you wanted these for will look just as cute with some sparkly silver shoes (which you have LOTS of options for).
RUNS AT LEAST 3-4 SIZES TOO SMALL!!! Granted the price is cheap enough...but so is this shoe!! A harder plastic than most gel style shoes plus the buckle is very cheap and sharp. These were returned due to sizing but probably would have returned them for bad quality also. My granddaughter wears a size 8 shoe since the customer reviews said the sizing was accurate, and even slightly larger However, some said smaller, so I decided to go up a size and order a size 9. I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I RECEIVED...it was a size 9 shoe as stated but these were more like a size 5!!! She could have worn these at the age of two years old!! THE SIZING IS WAY OFF !!! I would not recommend this shoe!!
I love amazon prime! These shoes are really adorable! They arrived very quickly, and although they had a very strong chemical smell when first opening, they have "aired" out a lot and they no longer smell so much! I've ordered the purple and they're precious! Can't wait for her to wear them at her party! Thank you!