A222651 - Clarks Artisan Brisk Juniper Leather Thong Sandals
These sandals are adorable, BUT I should have listened to the reviewers. The strap between the toes is set too far back on the shoe; therefore your toes sit back too far and the back of your heel pushes off the back of the shoe. I was hoping the other reviewers were wrong, but they weren't. It really pays to read the reviews and order accordingly.
The Best! Love 'em!!!!!!!
These are the absolute in comfort and looks! A little spendy but so worth it! Never disappointed in Clarks!!
Just love these flip-flops! They do run small. First time I ever ordered shoes without trying them on first. They fit like a glove. So comfortable. The wedge heel is not too high for these thong-sandals. I ordered the red, and will probably get another pair. They were a good find.
It just goes to show how we're all built differently. Unlike other reviewers, I've finally found a thong where my TOES don't hang off the front! I like the toe piece further back. The shoe fits well, is super comfortable and really cute. I may go back for another color!
Love These Sandals!!
I'm really surprised at the mixed reviews for this sandal. I bought the raspberry in an 8 and they fit PERFECTLY!! I did not find that they were too narrow or too short, as a matter of fact, I'm coming back for the white. I will admit that the flowers did arrive a bit crunched, for this price point I think that they could have taken more care in packaging.
Too Short & Narrow
I agree with all the other reviews that said the thong part was not placed correctly. Too long in front and my heels hung over the back. I, too, wanted to like them because the raspberry color was beautiful but had to send them back. And I also agree with the review that the flowers were smashed and should have been packaged differently.
I was so exited to receive these sandals, since they look so cute. I am a size 12 and its hard to find well made sandals that have some style to them I received them, tried them on and my heal hung over. It was so disappointing. I had to send them back! :(
I really wanted to like these shoes. I have been wearing Clarks for almost 20 years. This is the first time I've returned a pair. These shoes are short and narrow. Too much space in front and not enough in the back. The thong seems to be positioned too far back. They are pretty shoes and I considered keeping them to see if they stretched. However, at this price, I feel they should fit right out of the box.
I based my purchase of these sandals, in the pewter, on the only review that was on the site at the time. I ordered up one size, from a 10 to an 11. I agree, the toe piece is set back a bit far which can distort the fit of the shoe. However, I was fortunate that sizing up worked for me. The sandals fit perfectly, the padded foot bed is amazingly comfortable and the straps fit snug across the top of the foot. The fit is secure, not sloppy. I wore them this morning for 5 hours and no complaints: the straps did not stretch out too far, walking was easy and I felt good support for the foot. The shoe is not made for a wide foot though. I have a medium width foot closely approaching wide and the shoe is just wide enough to fit. As I said I ordered the pewter but I would say , imo, the color is more closely broaching bronze though it is pretty. This is all from someone who is not necessarily a Clarks fan because of several past bad experiences. I would say it's definitely worth a shot at trying the shoe, you might get lucky. If Clarks would redo the placement of the toe piece they would have a "perfect" sandal and I would purchase one in every color.
I received these yesterday and couldn't wait to try them on. Unfortunately, the toe post is not set correctly on the shoe and my heel hung off the end. I have around 30 pairs of Clarks shoes and sandals and have not had this problem before. This is my first pair from the Artisan collection so I am not sure if this is how the sizing runs or what. Very disappointed to have to send them back as they are so cute and the raspberry color is beautiful. They should also fix how they are packaged, as the flowers were all bent up when I took them out of the box. This would not have stopped me from keeping them if they had fit correctly though.
THE FIT IS TOO SHORT!
I agree with the other review!!! The thong was set too far back which left too much extra toe room in the front, and my heel fell off the back! The next size up looked worse! These are very cute but besides being a terrible fit, I I think these are way overpriced- ($40 dollars too much) I wish these were keepers!
Order a size up
I received these today. I got the white. I'm so disappointed. I ordered my usual size because it said they were true to size. No way I can wear them. They are lovely. I will re-order in bigger size. Hate to pay the additional shipping though. Oh well, I didn't have to go to the mall.