Aerosoles Encircle Review

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Mules and clogs are great for springtime, early fall, and summer. With the right appearance in design, these are applicable in the sense we can dress up or down. Furthermore, these compliment wardrobe choices that open up rather widely within this type of style. In general, we love the mule and clog blueprint, as it gives us the feeling of freedom for feet while, also, aiding in the delicate dance of both refinement and sophistication.

Typically, mules are definable by their high heels; whereas, clogs tend to hover in the lower heel area of design with wood as the primary material. But after it is all said and done, this ideology reflects more of a yesterday’s train of thought, as today’s fashion uses the two terms loosely and interchangeably. This is why you will find this particular model listed as one or the other during a quick search. But enough of the oh-so-boring history lesson! We want to know if this model is going to get us through the day in the same grand fashion as it appears from a distance. So, let’s take a closer look!

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

2.25-inch Wedge Heel

Memory Foam Footbed

Diamond Traction Tread

Suede Upper

Almond Toe

Cons

Color Choices

Not Anti-slip

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

One of the first characteristics that pop out at us is the way the instep of the upper curves. Generally speaking, most footwear of this type utilizes straight cuts. The difference in this design is both fresh and unique. The curvature visual adorns a woman's foot to bring more feminism to the table, as it were. This, in turn, raises sensuality and sex appeal. Overall, this subtle change is massive in its presentation and impact. This means that a pair of jeans becomes sexier or a dress flatters even further than it already does. Additionally, when a representation is done well, the ending result is pleasing to the eye. There is a sense of admiration from the distance in which we view the artistic nature. Moreover, this is exactly what we find in this footwear! It is sleek and beautiful; power within the realm of bold understanding.
Airflow

Airflow

Airflow is important, especially on warmer days and whether or not we find ourselves within stressful situations. When our feet become overheated, the rest of our body reacts, accordingly. It might be tougher to think straight and/or exhaustion levels may rise, as a result. With this particular pair, there is no back to prevent airflow, each step remains cool underfoot. By default, the design demands a higher degree of breathability than footwear having a full back. Also, the material dictates how much breathability we receive. Airflow remains highest in the suede version of this model. As such, for those looking for high breathability rates, the suede version is the way to go!
Color

Color

Unfortunately, color lacks with this model. There are not many choices readily available to mix and match to our possibly immense wardrobe. Black and light tan are the options we are given. And although we would love to see some other hues in this design, they are just not present. This, however minimal, is still a decent setup. Tan acts a neutral and the black works to dress up or down. This does allow us quite a bit of freedom; albeit, even though we are left with the shortcoming of seemingly missing tones. As such, the product takes a hit in the department of available colors; since this does minimize the customer's option to pick and choose, as it were.
Comfort

Comfort

With the 2.25-inch heel height, we are not overly lunged forward from the gravity we normally receive via high heels. This helps to retain more weight in the rear of the foot than tediously stepping on the forefoot all day. And as any woman already knows, the higher the heel, the lower the comfort rate, generally speaking. Add to this low height the heel rest feature, and we are left with an item which focuses sturdy heel placement with an effect of cradling. This raises comfort levels and assists in allowing these to be worn for longer durations of time. Also, the memory foam footbed personalizes to an individual's foot; bringing customization to the forefront. And with the suede upper version of this model, the soft feel is a rather pleasant experience. In other words, this product remains high in the comfort zone.
Durability

Durability

Durability is dependent on many factors, such as places the item is worn, duration of time, and the overall structuring of the product (i.e. materials, manufacturing process, etc.). Our evaluations assume that the consumer is wearing the item to the recommended places and environments. For example, these have a higher degree of durability when worn to a casual gathering versus wearing them on a hike. Secondly, there are two versions of leather to consider with this particular model. The suede version will scuff and mark easier than the other version. And after these concepts are addressed, we find that the durability is high with this particular model. The materials are good, as is the way all attributes intertwine into one working solution. This means that when worn as expected, this item does well with durability factors. This, in turn, leaves elevated marks in its wake.
Fit

Fit

The fit is true to size. Furthermore, with the memory foam footbed, each step taken raises the overall fit. As each day passes, the customization level soars. Also, we find that the curvature instep of the upper does more than hand us a visual delight, it serves to accommodate a woman's natural shaping with a bit more loving care. The possibility of cutting into the foot decreases and the general experience is positive, as a result. In addition, the main feeling we receive when stepping into slip-on footwear is of a soothing nature. The very concept is both relaxing and joyous, more or less. And when it is all said and done, this product excels in the areas we expect from a mule/clog design. Because of this, the fit hits the spot, so to speak; leaving a worthwhile impression.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Under most circumstances, when we consider flexibility, the characteristic is going to fall short when compared to another type of footwear, such as running shoes, ballet flats, and so on. But when we compare this design to others of the same nature, we quickly find that the rubber outsole and the upper both retain a pleasing flexibility rate. And although this is a mule/clog setup, the attention to detail from the designer has left us with a model that caters to a more natural, follow through during each step. Combine this notion with the material makeup, and the ending solution gives way to decent flexibility. This means these are wearable for longer periods of time outside of the occasional event.
Grip & Heel

Grip & Heel

These have a covered wedge heel. Measuring in at a low 2.25 inches, this isn't a height which is going to bring you mass amounts of pain along with it. In fact, this height feels somewhat good, yet it still presents the majestic and sexy nature that heels bring us. In addition to this minimal height, Aerosoles utilizes the patent-pending feature of their heel rest technology. In a basic sense, this attribute helps the heel to seat properly during each step taken. This focus allows your body weight to sit back rather than forward; thereby, potential pain levels reduce, as a result. Lastly, the grip is wonderful at distributing weight equally with the diamond tread. It does, however, have a negative side-effect. The design of the traction is shallow; therefore, water traps easily. Because of this, these should only be worn in dry environments, as these have minimal anti-slip associated with them.
Style

Style

This style is most suited for springtime; albeit, these can be worn in the early fall and summer months, too. Fashionably, they are of a springtime grouping. In a practical sense, however, the other seasons mentioned will suffice, as well. The flowing of the instep curvature we find in the upper brings about a sexy appeal with a touch of sophistication. In essence, this pair can be worn to help jeans pop with excitement, or you can implement a dress to align up for an occasion. Either choice works equally well and has its own advantages, per se. Whether you are looking to go care-free or are in need of something more refined, this is a style which caters to those; as well as, many others. At the end of the day, mules/clogs are in and they can have a lasting impact on enhancing your wardrobe alternatives.

Bottom Line

For the price point and design, thereof, these are tough to beat. They have a comfortable heel height and feature other comfort-minded attributes along with it. As an individual, these will personalize to your feet with each day that passes and subsequent step taken. They may be comfortable out of the box, but more so as time progresses. Furthermore, the suede upper option is soft; thereby comfort factors rise even higher. And after we consider comfort levels, durability characteristics, and the general styling of this product, we can't help but conclude that these are a must-have item in any woman's go-to arsenal. After all, footwear that hands us the freedom that these do is not as common as it should be. As such, a great pairing is simply too hard to pass up.