I’ve wanted to try the new Kenneth Cole 925 Silver Technology ever since its launch. It could just be marketing, but I just can’t resist all the new technologies and cushioning they are purported to have. I initially wanted the 4″ heels with this technology, because how rare is it to have such a super cushioned comfortable 4″ heel? But recently, I discovered what I need is a new go-to comfortable shoe…because I have none! So I figured, all this technology PLUS the fact that the Silver Tongue is a flat…it’s gotta be the most comfortable shoe on Earth.
The front of the shoe has the softest suede cushioning, and the rest of the shoe is leather cushion. Look at that flaxseed pillow at the arch! Very promising. The leather upper is also very soft.
When I put it on though, the pointy toe looked a bit strange. Like it kind of came to a point too quickly, and the point should be extended a bit more. It looked like a round toe flat that decided to grow a point. Because of this, there’s just not enough room for all my toes. I don’t usually feel like my toes are being squished into the pointy part of pointy-toe shoes but they definitely feel that way here. I felt the leather really constricting the sides of my pinky toes and that part did not feel comfortable walking around. The rest of the shoe feels like a dream though. What a pity. I’d definitely be open to trying the other shoes in the collection though – the 925 technology is a definite winner. The design of the shoes just needs to catch up to maximize the 925 potential.
I haven’t seen any IRL pics of any Kenneth Cole 925 shoes yet, so hope these help someone. I know when I was considering these, I searched for a review – any review – anywhere, but all I found were press chatter and superficial blog chatter with no real wear experiences or IRL feelings. You will also notice that I’ve given up on my new Nikon D3000 and will be returning it. It just doesn’t perform well in low light and requires way too much effort to produce a good shot when you’re indoors. I don’t have the time or patience for that, so it’s back to my hunt for a kick-ass point-and-shoot. In the meantime, I’ve revived the old Canon SD870 so bear with me. Silver lining? I got a HUGE new beautiful Abbott Floor Mirror from Crate & Barrel for hopefully much better mirror shots moving forward.
Get your Kenneth Cole 925 Silver Tongue Flats here for $98.
This is apparently shoe week! I’ve been obsessed with J.Crew so much that I’ve been kind of neglecting my shoe “collection.” I got to a point last week when I got really sick of wearing the same pair of flat comfy sandals when I had spent so much time/money on cute outfits, but those were my go-to comfy sandals and I was not about to sacrifice comfort for beauty. So I’ve been on a hunt for cute, comfy shoes. Recently I picked up the Tory Burch Kitty Resin Wedges in gold with the Tortoiseshell medallion, but they were half a size too small. I was tempted to get the flat Reva version, and I completely caved on Sunday. So, here they are – Tory Burch Gold Tortoiseshell Reva flats.
Um, question. Why is the medallion on this shoe smaller than all the other metal medallions on the other Revas? I think it looks so weird, like I’m wearing fake Revas…is that just me?!
Not nearly as cute as the Kitty wedges – there’s way too much gold empty space and not enough hardware. Just looks so weird to me. Like I am carrying small round packs of dirt on my toes. Anyway, I never found Revas to be comfortable whatsoever, but I sized up half a size in these, and they’re actually very comfortable. I think they’re slightly too big though because there’s a pretty sizeable gap in the back of my heel, though the elastic keeps my heel from sliding out. My next goal is to get these exact same Revas, gold leather, but with the normal gold medallion. Can’t wait!
In the meantime, if you love these (and I really wouldn’t blame you), get them from Saks for $250 here.
The Matt Bernson Isis Gladiator Sandal has the most cushioning I’ve ever experienced in a sandal, maybe even in shoes, period.
See the thick brown insole? That’s all cushion. Incredible comfort. You literally feel like you are walking on a puffy cloud. They give you the trendiness of the gladiator style, but without any of the discomfort of straps digging into your skin. They’re soft brown suede on one side, pebbly soft gold leather on the inside. The only thing I don’t like about them – and this could just be me – but the straps are very short, so they feel kind of tight around my ankles. Not too tight, but tight enough to notice. I have to use the last hole. But luckily, you don’t have to worry about unbuckling each of these straps every time you wear them or take them off.
The back zips down and you can easily slide your foot in. Voila! I love them but I don’t love them for $178. For that price, I want a pair of eye-catching, stunning sandals that I will want to wear all the time. While these are cute and uber comfy, I’m not sure that these are it. What do you think?
I wish there was more hardware on these. The small buckles on the side are just so adorable! Here’s a full on shot of them from a distance and from the side.
I’m wearing: J.Crew Cozumel Tunic, Banana Republic Smocked Skirt, J.Crew Equestrian Belt
These specific ones are not for me, but I’ve now discovered the amazing comfort of Matt Bernson and I am hooked. All his shoes and sandals seem to have this thick, cushiony sole, so I shall be eyeing some more and perhaps trying on a few more pairs!
Get the Isis from Zappos here for $178.