Good morning everybody,
Today I want to share with you my review about this beautiful and super comfortable Mary Janes flats. I tried them 2 years ago at one Camper store in Montreal and I was sold !
The comfort factor: It is a big bonus in these flats, the insoles are a good mix of cushion and support like a sneaker’s insoles but a little bit softer, you can see how cushy the insoles are:
Here you can see the thickness of the insoles:
and they are perfect for long walking as they have a sturdy and flexible insole with a good balance of rigidity and a split sole that make them wonderful to wear all day long
These flats are made in Spain, the upper are made of pig skin so the are very soft and I have never had blisters on my feet. The strap hold your feet gently avoiding that the flats slip off from your foot as commonly happens with some ballerinas. The strap is flexible so you dont have any pain or cut on the top of your feet.
Break in period: Maybe one or two evenings at max, personally I find these flats very comfortable right out the box. The edge of thes flats is rounded so they don’t cut or dig into your skin.
Look: The profile of these flats is perfect for any occasion. They are cute and easy to match with any casual or even dressy outfit like slack pants.
Durability: My first pair, the black ones, has 2 years and as you can see they don’t show a lot of wear on the uppers and just some signs of worn on the heels but considering that I wear them 2 or 3 times a week during summer and part of fall, these flats are made to last in my opinion. A pic of the heels of my black pair after 2 years of wear:
Price: They are still affordable at CAD $ 135 and free shipping from the Camper site in Canada:
Number of hours I can walk with this pair of shoes: 8h +
As they are made in Europe these flats run small, I usually wear ladies US shoe size 9.5 or 10 depending the brand, or its equivalent in European size 40, but in these flats I had to pick a size 41. This size fits me right to both feet, so if you are a US size 8 you should get a size 39 in this style of flats.
I recommend to find your local Camper store or a shoe store that carries this flats and to try them in person to see if they fit comfortably.
If your feet tends to sweat I recommend to alternate this flats with other shoes or place green tea bags after wearing them at the insoles to absorb odors, because the insoles can get smelly; the insoles’ material tends to absorb the moisture of your feet as I experience once when I wore them 4 days on the row. On a scale from 1 to 10 (one is for shoes with man made insoles that make your feet extremely sweaty and 10 is for a shoe that allows your feet to breath very well without getting your feet sweaty and/or smelly) I rate its breathability with a 7.5 .
Type of feet that these shoes are convenient: In my experience for average width and wide feet.
I honestly recommend these cute and super comfy flats, they are perfect for travelling, or going shopping or in any time that you need to walk a lot and you want to look great and being comfortable at the same time. Perfect for average and wide feet.
And here are some pics how I wear my three pairs:
The black flats on my feet:
and how I like to wear them:
My Camper flats in blue:
and finally my brown flats:
UPDATE February 4, 2017:
Good news for all the people that we love the Camper Nina Right flats, this wonderful brand introduced the same ballerina flat but without the strap (unfortunately just in black color 😦 and I love them same comfort , same price but easier to slip on and off (I am really lazy on morning so flats that are beautiful, comfortable and overall easy to put on are a must in my closet ),
This flats is like wearing slippers but the supportive outsole make them perfect as everyday shoes everywhere, and the soft leather mould to your feet and I personally never had blister with them; again I had to size up and I got them in size 41
and this how I wear them at home when I want really comfortable and having a dinner with close girl friends:
and these are the ballerinas flats on my feet:
Aren’t they perfect for any occasion?
Hope this review would be helpful and I wish you a nice weekend !