Zoe by Sam Edelman: a review

Sunday: Breaking in my Sam Edelman Zoes

Now, I am not trying to turn this darling little site into a fashion blog – I don’t have the time, inclination, or style to do so – but there has been interest expressed in a particular pair of shoes that I own. Shoes which have been called “cult”, like Charles Manson on my feet, my Zoe boots by Sam Edelman*.

Yes, the heel is approximately 7 feet tall. Or 6 inches. Either way, they make me Tall with a capital T. But they also have a substantial platform under the ball of your foot so in reality the incline is more like 3-4 inches. Much more manageable (or is that just me?).

Today was the first day I wore them outside of Park Place and I wore them from 6:30am until about 5:45pm. From the time we left the house until the time we got home again and that, in my mind, is the test of a good high heel. I do not like being the girl who wears flats to the office, changes into heels, changes back into flats for lunch, then back to heels until it’s time to put flats back on and slog home. But of course, I am that kind of girl (just not every day) and my wardrobe at work has 3 pairs of shoes in it. My SEZs are now among the hallowed few heels which I do NOT leave at the office.
BUT! I must mention that I spent about half an hour before the end of the day rushing about the complex at work and? they hurt. Not a lot, and much less than you would expect from such high heels, but they did hurt. So I wouldn’t wear them if I knew I was going to be rushing and dashing and schlepping about.
Also? the front of the heel is a little rocking-horse-y which was very disconcerting until I got used to it. Beware, beware.

Sam Edelman Zoe

They run a little big, and the leather does not breathe so by the end of the day my feet were slipping around inside a little too much for my liking, but I think these will just be winter heels and with stockings and a proper insole they will be fine.

My ‘review’ – if you can call it that (and I am) – is that … I love them. They make me feel 10 feet tall (or 5″6) and are comfortable enough to be an ordinary-day-at-work kind of shoe, only they look totally hot while doing it. Eight out of ten!

Plus. They look really good with skinny jeans. And they make me very (for me) tall.

* incidentally? I was wearing my Jeffrey Campbell Potion boots the other day and young, very rough looking builder type bloke stopped to tell me they were awesome. Jeffrey Campbell Potion: Approved by Builders in New Zealand.



  1. Kat · April 14, 2010

    They are so tall. I can't imagine you being 5'6". I'm not totally convinced on how they look, however, but that's all about personal taste. Totally gorgeous on your feet with the skinny jeans is it?I miss buying shoes. Totally getting some in Australia!

  2. Sarah-Rose · April 15, 2010

    If they stock them in Australia, look up the brand "Jeffrey Campbell" (actually, look them up on solestruck.com first) because they are my go-to comfortable heels.And yea, it was strange being that tall. Walking into my kitchen, or next to Craig, was suuuuper weird.

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