28 May 2016

Review: Fly London Piat

Two years ago, hubby and I strolled home from one of our Saturday strolls into town. Nearing the half-way point, we ended up walking behind another interracial couple, both around my husband’s age. He was a nondescript guy wearing guy clothes, and she—she was something else altogether—a brown skinned woman with short salt-n-pepper locs, ¾ sleeve tee, blue cross body leather bag, cropped cotton pants, and on her feet were a spectacular pair of lime green leather shoes stacked upon about two inches of sculpted rubber sole, with cut-outs and comfort written all over them. I slowed our pace to get a better look at her kicks, and almost asked, “what brand…” but I demurred.

For years now I have been in search of these, undoubtedly pricey, comfort shoes that caught my eye so quickly. Somehow I instinctively knew that I’d not be able to afford them, but I searched anyway. That was then!

Last week my pair of Fly London Women’s Piat Pumps arrived in the mail, they cost me well under $200, fit like they were custom made for my feet and are comfy enough for some of my shorter walks. I’ll need to test them on one of our 7-milers, but I’m not worried. I’m in love.

Actual Specifications:

  • Leather, Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.75"
  • Platform measures approximately 0.5"
  • Flexible sole
  • Breathable leather (it’s still a closed shoe, so will be warm for summer).
  • Cost: 185.00 (I did not bargain hunt for this purchase, but since getting my shoes have seen price range starting at $160)
I bought the UK size 40, the fits a US size 9 - 9.5M. Can't wait to take these out for a long walk!
Plus, check out the vector pattern inside the packaging