PRODUCT REVIEW: Petunia from Emor Shoes

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I first began to interact with Ebony Moore, owner of Emor Shoes & Accessories back in January on twitter. She tweeted me about her online store that specializes in designer shoes for women size 8-14. Being a 9.5, I was instantly intrigued. For the most part I don't have that many issues finding shoes to fit me. From time to time I've had to pass on a shoe because it only came in a 9 or a 10 and of course the 9 was too small and the 10 was too big, and that was annoying. I've also noticed that after size 9 a lot of shoe designers/companies stop making 1/2 sizes? I mean do they think that just because you wear bigger than a 9 that 1/2 sizes don't exist anymore? I mean I get it, the average shoe size for a woman is 8.5, and to spend a lot of money making shoes for the number of women over size 9 probably doesn't seem marketable, but somewhere out there is a girl wanting to buy a trendy shoe at size 12. My first work with Emor Shoes was writing a guest blog post for them that you can find on my "Features" page. Recently Ebony was nice enough to send me a pair of shoes from her store to try out and do a review, so here's my review.
I picked out Petunia by J. Renee to test out. This 3" shoe retails for $69.00 on Emor's site and is currently their featured shoe of the month.  I just really love a black shoe, and I admit that the majority of my shoes in my closet are black, but personally I think a gal can never have enough pairs of black shoes.
Image from Emorshoes.com
So first and foremost I loved the style of the shoe, well at least the criss-cross straps around the ankle and over the toes. I have my own personal bias against shoes that I have to buckle because I'm lazy and I much more prefer a shoe that I can slip in and out of quickly. The good thing about a buckle shoe is that you are less likely to step out of it or have that whole "wigglenotstayonmyfoot" issue every time you step. The heel is thin and I was concerned it wouldn't provide enough support, but this shoe is STURDY. I mean STURDY, like that heel was gonna support me and an elephant! Ok, I'm exaggerating, but it's not your run of the mill wobbly heel.  The minimal platform is nice because it's not obnoxious like some other platform shoes, and still provides more support than the a regular heel.  I like the mix in material of the straps between shatung and patent leather.  The patent leather is right where it belongs at the part of the shoe where your foot is least likely to change, and the more stretchy material of Shatung is around the ankle the the ball of the foot where if swelling where to occur you could have some wiggle room.

I wore these shoes out to dinner with a friend the other evening in a dress I've already worn and showed on here, so I didn't take any pictures, and I had to walk over cobblestone and brick. (We went to an Italian inspired landscape restaurant), concerns with slipping and getting stuck were quickly put away as I had a sturdy heel that didn't miss a beat. The sandal is very comfortable.  Like any shoe I wear I have a certain amount of time that I will stay in it, which I call my shoe stamina. My shoe stamina in this heel was pretty good! Grant it, I was sitting for a bulk of the time, but I didn't feel the need to take my foot in and out of the shoe (not that I could have without a big scene since it has the buckle).


The shoe keeps you locked and loaded. I think it would have been just as great without a buckle, because with this many straps, your foot is not going anywhere! Being black, this show will go with everything in your closet and the open toe, with the straps is very sexy. I'd recommend this shoe for the woman who is looking for a classy black sandal for the summertime. It can be worn with many looks, especially cocktail dresses, and has a lot of support, and is reasonably priced at Emor.  I looked this shoe up on the web and it retails close to $100 so you are definitely getting a deal by purchasing this shoe through Emor at $69.00. I would like to see this shoe offered by Emor in all its color offerings seen here on J. Renee's site. I think this could be a very popular shoe for them especially if they offer the other color combinations.

*Though this product was received free of charge, the views remain 100% my true & honest opinion. No money was provided to me for this review*

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14 comments

  1. Seems like a pretty sweet deal for a comfy shoe! Sounds like it passed the test when you wore them out, they're very chic

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Yep they definitely passed! I would definitely recommend them.

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  2. You are a 9.5? Wow! I like these sandals!
    Xx

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    1. teehee, yep! That's me! I guess I have to be since I'm 5'7. I need to balance myself out!

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  3. beautiful shoes and nice blog,am following x

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I appreciate your follow! I stopped by your blog and I'm a new follower of yours now too! :-)

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  4. So glad you posted this. I have big feet, Size 10. I love your answer above about you needing to balance out your height. Ha ha! That's what I tell myself as well. I'm 5'9. Unlike most women, I HATE shoe shopping because I rarely find shoes in my size. I'll have to check out this brand. It's even more reassuring to know that the shoes are comfortable. I agree, I prefer slide in over buckle up any day.

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    1. Yay! So glad you found my review useful! Always happy to help! Teehee, we would look crazy with size 6 feet at 5'7 and 5'9 lol!

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