Shoe Review: American Eagle polka dot wedges

coral polka dot flats

American Eagle wedges, $12

Greetings from Miami, where I’ve already had to buy not one, but two pairs of “emergency” shoes!

The first pair were purchased earlier this week, when I stupidly decided to try walking for miles in my beloved Zara flats, little realising that the complete lack of arch support, coupled with the very narrow, pointed toe, would leave my feet in agony before too long. (This is why I always laugh when people criticise me for wearing heels most of the time: it’s almost always flats that end up hurting my feet!) In fairness, I’ve had those shoes for a year now, and have never had any issues with them before, so I think the heat had something to do with it, too: the combination of swollen feet and lots of walking can make even the most comfortable shoes start to feel like torture devices after a while, which is why I so often tend to fall back on canvas wedges, which I find the most comfortable style for these situations.

Luckily for me, I happened to be walking around a shopping mall at the time, so I popped into Payless, where I found these little canvas wedges for just $12. These are pretty much my ideal summer shoes, and proved to be much more comfortable than the flats I was wearing at the time, having arch support, an open toe, and plenty of cushioning on the heel, so I put them on right away and instantly felt more “myself”.

These also come in green and black. I loved the green, naturally, but they didn’t have them in my size, and the coral version was a better match for the outfit I was wearing at the time , so I went for those, buying them in a US 6.5. I find US sizing fairly random, and can be anything from a 6 – 7, so it’s hard for me to say whether these are true to size or not: what I CAN say, however, is that I’m pretty sure I’ll be picking up the green version too, should I find them in my size. Well, for $12 it would be rude not to, no?

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  • As a US reader who has these shoes in black (I love them so much!) I can say they fit true to size for me.
    Enjoy your vacation, Shoeperwoman!

  • OMG, I have these in black too. They are my “dressy” summer shoes. I’ve already worn them several times, and they are quite comfortable for standing, walking, driving, etc. This has to be the first time I’ve seen a pair of MY shoes featured. Yay!

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