I absolutely love my shoes - I bought two pairs and as far as beauty, style & craftsmanship goes they are 5 stars. My issue is that they are not particularly comfortable to me. I find them to be very 'hard' and the top outer part digs into where my foot meets my ankle. Because of the opening on the inner side I am not sure an insole will work though I am going to try. They are also incredibly snug so I am not sure if an insole will make them even tighter. I can walk for a while in them but after an hour or so my feet really start to ache. I've been wearing them for about a month now so I think they are about as worn in as they will get. I still love them though they are not the wear constantly every day shoes I had hoped they would be.
These shoes are my fifth pair from Faye. Quality is superb as always and the red glove skin leather is gorgeous. They don’t need any breaking in at all. I’m a solid size 8 and I got the 38, which is perfect. I had a hard time deciding on the size since I’m at the cusp according to her size chart. Faye responded and gave great advice (some models can be a little bit bigger while others should be more snug). If in doubt measure your feet and email her.
I was so skeptical to love these shoes because my feet are wide, the backs of my feet get irritated by most flats and I was worried that putting these on would be kind of weird. I was wrong on all accounts! The second time I wore the shoes I could slip into them easily and they had already started conforming to my feet. I can tell now that these are incredibly comfortable shoes that I will be wearing for a lifetime! So thrilled with my purchase and highly recommend these. Also, I live in the tropics and sweat a lot, but these hold up really well. Buy them already!