Aerosoles Martha Stewart Mid Year Review

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Ladies in search of a heel that is both comforting and fashionable will love the Mid Year from Aerosoles. This on-trend pair is made to look as good as it feels and it delivers in every way imaginable. With a 2 ¼ inch block heel and a super cute strappy upper unit, this heel has everything you need and more. Whether you’re headed to a special occasion like a wedding or birthday, or just for a night out on the town, the Mid Year is exactly the pair to help you look your best.

After carefully researching and reading through hundreds of wearer reviews, I’ve highlighted the best and worst aspects of this shoe. Keep reading for a breakdown of the things that are totally awesome and the ones that aren’t so hot so you can decide for yourself if this is the one for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • 2 1/4" Heel
  • Memory Foam Insole
  • Diamond Sole 
  • Buckle Closure
  • Faux-Leather Lining
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Limited Colors
Heel

Heel

Ladies looking for a little lift will love this pair of heels! The Mid Year offers a 2 ¼ inch block heel that’s super sexy while still being easy to walk on. I’m sure most women can relate to the daily struggles of trying to walk in high heels without ending up in tears when the day is done?! Well, those days are a thing of the past thanks to this pair’s perfect combination of style and functionality!

Walking on a block heel is very easy because it’s more natural than trying to parade around on a thin spike as we see with the stiletto. A wider heel lets your footfall much more naturally so you don’t have to change the way you stride every step of the way. Doing so can cause you all sorts of aches and pains because your body will be moving unnaturally for hours on end.

Comfort

Comfort

Aerosoles’ Martha Stewart line offers tons of comfort-enhancing features! Take the Mid Year’s memory foam insole for example. This innovative footbed gives you the perfect level of cushioning without feeling too bulky inside of your shoe. This ensures that you’ll get the best feeling while you wear them and that they’ll fit more true to size. If the insole is too padded it can limit the amount of wiggle room you have and can even cause blisters by pressing the fabric too tight against your skin.

Memory foam is an unbelievably enjoyable material that you might remember seeing on those mattress ads on television. That’s right! It’s that material that made you go out and pick up a brand new bed that feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud. Memory foam conforms to the shape of your foot and hugs every contour for a completely customized feel that is unmatched by any other. It’s activated by the heat from your foot the first time you wear your shoes and basically takes an imprint of the structure of your foot and retains that shape for continued enjoyment.

Fit

Fit

This strappy heel comes in a medium width which is quite comfortable for most wearers regardless of the width or shape of their feet. Medium width shoes offer the most neutral kind if fit and are the least likely to cause you any issues. Whereas a narrow shoe could easily be too tight and a wide width will prove to be too big for anyone who doesn’t have a very wide foot.

When it comes to a medium width you can easily work around any obstacles you might have so that they feel great on your feet. For example, if you have wide feet try ordering a half size up from your normal size. This will give you enough room to wear them comfortably without feeling like your shoes are too big. For narrow feet try wearing a half size smaller than normal, this will make up for the extra room you might have if you try wearing your normal size.
Materials

Materials

Who doesn’t love a pair of shoes that are made from comforting materials?! Luckily, the Mid Year offers the best of both worlds when it comes to appearances and wearability. This pair is made from an enjoyable blend of fabrics that combine to form one pleasant shoe to wear. Its upper unit is made from a soft fabric material that won’t cause you any discomfort thanks to its breathable structure. It’s also very smooth against bare skin so it won’t rub or cause any friction spots that could lead to painful blisters.

A rubber outsole helps to make the Mid Year even better by reducing the risk of accidental slips or falls. Rubber is an incredibly grippy material that lasts for ages while also protecting your feet from rain and other unpleasant elements.
Lining

Lining

The Mid Year has a smooth faux leather lining material that feels incredible against your bare skin. This fabric is so breathable it feels amazing and also helps to prevent excessive sweating. When your feet sweat it leads to the growth of odor-causing bacteria that can quickly ruin your favorite pair of shoes. Once a shoe starts to stink it can be nearly impossible to get them back to their stink-free state which is why prevention is the key to keeping your shoes smelling nice and fresh even after countless hours of wear. This is especially important if you’re going to be wearing a pair while you’re barefoot because that’s when our feet sweat the most. I’m sure you’ve all worn a pair of flats in the summertime? If so, then you know all too well the smelly shoe dilemma that I’m speaking of!

With faux leather, much like the real deal, it allows for adequate airflow to penetrate through the fabric which helps to keep your skin cooler inside of your shoes. Of course, when you’re cool you sweat less so it’s only logical that this would help to eliminate odors. When sweat builds up it makes for the perfect breeding ground for nasty odor-causing bacteria that can multiply at a rapid rate.
Outsole

Outsole

Aerosoles Martha Stewart Mid Year features their signature diamond flex sole. This innovative outsole is made from anti-slip rubber material and includes a diamond pattern tread that’s made to push friction away from the foot. The results: a heel that’s truly grippy and won’t put you at risk of accidental slips or falls.

When your feet are exposed to friction it increases the chance of developing painful blisters, but the friction-repelling qualities of this pair help to eliminate this risk and keep you comfortable even during long hours of wear. The diamond pattern also makes for a more grippy type of traction which is ideal for walking on any kind of surface, even wet and slippery ones.

Brand

Brand

Aerosoles is a brand that’s all about keeping their customers happy. They promise to deliver the “perfect combination of performance and fashion” which means that their shoes are meant to look as good as they feel on your feet. Well, the Mid Year delivers nicely on this promise! It's literally a stunning design that looks amazing with practically the outfit and is super comfy so you can wear it all day long without ending up with sore feet when the day is done.

Aerosoles is a comfort shoe brand that's able to deliver a massive portfolio of fashionable designs that range from slip-on sandals to full-on knee-high boots. Their designs are now infamous around the globe and are beloved by everyone from your average housewife to celebrity superstars.
Style

Style

The Mid Year from Aerosoles is a bold and beautiful pair of heels! It boasts an impressive 2 ¼ inch block heel that gives you the kind of lift you crave without hampering the way you walk. This combined with a gorgeous strappy upper and single cross-toe strap help this pair to achieve its goddess-like stature. Walk with confidence thanks to the Mid Years buckle closure that keeps your heels securely in place while also adding an air of elegance to its overall physique.

Colorways

Colorways

Despite having four colorways to choose from, the Mid Year lacks in exciting hues. The options available are rather “old news” and offer little in the way of variety. You can choose from pink, tan, blue, or black which are all quite vibrant in their shade. The pink options borders on that Pepto Bismol look that we try to avoid at all costs, though the blue is quite a royal hue and comes off really nicely. The black and tan options are your usual neutral shades that will look great with practically any color of clothing but there’s nothing that really stands out in the way of patterns or colors.

Price

Though they’re not so expensive that they’re unaffordable, this pair does cost a little more than your average ones. This is one of the only downsides to this gorgeous set of heels beside its lack of colorways. Even though they do cost a little more than some other pairs do you can still totally afford this hot looking pair and should definitely consider adding the Aerosoles Mid Year to your collection.

Bottom Line

Overall, the Martha Stewart Mid Year from Aerosoles is a great choice of footwear for any kind of occasion. Whether you’re headed to a birthday, wedding, or just for a night out on the town, you’ll look your best if you’re wearing a pair of these heels. I rated them quite highly based on several aspects like their style, wearability, comfort, and fashionable appearance.

While almost every part of this pair is incredible, it does lack in exciting colorways. There are only four to choose from and none offer much in the way of originality. They’re also a little on the pricey side but are certainly a worthwhile investment.