A teaser: Isabel Marant Rio sandal

These beauties arrived yesterday direct from Espejto.  Needless to say receiving these made my day.  Thanks so much to all the lovely team at Espejto but especially to Francesca who has the patience of an angel and helps me out all of the time with my Isabel Marant orders.




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These heels are the 'Rio' runway model.  They may have a 5" heel but they are surprisingly wearable.  An observation on the ankle strapping though. Many ladies have said that the straps run rather loose and a handful of other ladies I know have said the straps run small and they couldn't do them up. Mine are on the tighter side. They do up but there is very little hanging of any straps.  I believe maybe there is some inconsistency with the strap lengths between the shoes.  Just a heads up.  Action shots to follow in the coming weeks when these little ladies make their debut.

17 comments:

  1. Ahh I want the nude pair, the Rea just feels too low

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    1. I agree. I'm a true high heel gal. We definitely share a passion for heels with height

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  2. Nice! can't wait for the action shots! I like all the straps! :)

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  3. Impressive sandals...glam but edgy. It will definitely be interest to see how they actually wear. But just from the picture, I can definitely appreciate the detailing. Out of curiosity, was there any element of customization to your order, e.g. custom fitting?

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    1. I'll be posting some shots soon of them being worn. These were the retail version so no customization to them from a design perspective. The higher ankle straps may require a tad bit of DIY though since they are firm and the addition of foot petals to give a bit more cushioning under the ball of the foot wouldn't go astray either.

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  4. Very nice, shame my legs are too short for those babies!
    Are you on instagram? Love your blog, Maree x

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    1. Hi Maree,

      I'm a super shorty too (156cm). I'm not on instagram (yet) but it's in the works. Thanks for the feedback. Congrat's on getting your blog off the ground too. xx

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  5. its beautiful!!! i also saw it from their site :)

    sorry if i can't able to pass by more often as i used to.. many things been very busy you know.. hopefully i can catch up!

    take care dear and have a lovely weekend!!!
    xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    1. Hi lovely... That's ok re stopping by. Life is busy. I hope you had a relaxing weekend xx

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  6. Oh they're beeeautiful! I saw the Reas in black in Bluebird today and was SO tempted. Nx

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    1. Ah... so jealous you got to pop into Bluebird!

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  7. these are very HOT...can't wait for the action photos....
    i think you made the right choice. tho the lower heels are more comfy but the higher heel version def looks right to me.

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  8. So gorg! I was able to get the nude from Espejto thanks to your recommendation! Just curious, have you ever had shipping issues when you ordered from them? Mine seem to be stuck in UPS customs right now, with "inadequate description/more documentation required"...ergh? >.<

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    1. I'm so glad you managed to get a pair. I've never had any shipping issues with them and have received maybe 5-6 different packages from them (too much shopping).

      I would contact UPS and give them your tracking number and tell them what message you are getting on the website and ask what needs to be done and to see what the hold up is.

      If you need any help from Espejto, contact Francesca on this email info@espejto.it and tell her what's happening.

      US customs is different than Australian, but Espejto always use the correct documentation so there shouldn't be any issue.

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  9. Your closet must be amazing. Thanks so much for your help & info! Hopefully it'll all get sorted soon.

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  10. Have you worn the Rio's yet? I managed to find the Rea's on sale from Barney's at 60% off. I have to figure out a way to keep my heels from slipping because its really loose around the heel.

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    1. Congratulations on the Rea's! What a steal. I actually ended up selling mine. The chains around the ankles were a little too tight for comfort. I hated parting with them. I was told that the chain detail sizing was inconsistent. Some were really large and loose and others were tight. Mine were tight and I don't have large ankles by any means. I don't know if you can alter them to make them shorter? Worth taking to your bootmaker to see if he can shorten the leather straps for you maybe?

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