Shoe of the Month: Alexander Wang ‘Antonia’ Sandals
I decided to start something new on the blog. Each month I’d like to feature and review pairs of shoes. I have done reviews before this time I’m going to try to do them on a monthly basis
Details about the shoe:
Shipped in brown shipping box with tissue paper padding to prevent shoe box damage. Shoebox is sturdy cardboard with black on black printing. Alexander Wang printed tissue paper covers the shoe. Tissue paper is used to stuff the shoes so that the straps on the ankle and the toe box area keep their shape.
STS. I’m a size 4.5 and the size 5 fit me well. The ankle straps have an adjustable buckle. If you are in between sizes, I recommend sizing up because these run small.
The pair of shoes is of high quality leather. It has a full grain leather insole, leather sole and suede body. It is stamped with Vero Cuoio at the bottom of the size stamp. The shoes uses Italian sizing but they are not made in Italy. Actually if you flip the strap for your toes it says Made in China. The suede upper is soft and supple and does not cut into your skin or create blistering. The leather insole is black which is easy to clean and will not darken over time with the oils in your skin. The outsole of the shoe is made of black leather. Overtime this will wear so rubberize outsoles will need to be added on. Also I recommends spraying some waterproofing protectant on these to protect them from water/moisture damage.
My first pair is Orange and orange is not a easy color to pair. I have worn them several times and the curve of the arch actually fits the curve of my feet so they do not ache after a few hours of wearing. The height of the heel is about 3 inches and they are fairly comfortable to walk in.
Price: Depends on when and where you guys these. I bought mines at Bloomingdales and at the Alexander Wang website. The original price of the shoe is runs about $475 full price. But I have found them for more reasonable prices. Seasonal colors and styles go on sale at the end of the season.
Is it a Shoe for Everyday?
The style is definitely classic and wearable for various occasions. I suggest investing in a nuetral pair without embellishments because you may get more wear out of them. It is a pair of sandals that I would purchase again. Yes, because I have. The silhouette is classic and many brands carry similar styles so if this one does not suit your price point then there are similar ones out there for you.
I hope this helps you decide if this is a sandal for you . If you are deciding to purchase this for yourself it would be a great addition to your collection as it is a versatile shoe.
Have a great Tuesday, take care and happy shoe shopping.