Clarks Ellis Tilda Review
Block heels are an elegant reminder of the past that’s been making a comeback for decades. The block (or chunky heels as they’re known) has been a staple on catwalks, on the cover of fashion magazines and every shoemaking company or a retailer has a variety of the block heels in the roster.
But, the thing is before they were a must-have item in every capsule wardrobe, the block heels first were a statement piece. They completed an outfit, they made a statement and they made sure that the lady that was wearing them was noticed. They still do that, but now they’re upgraded and made with the top-notch technology that ensures that aside from looking fabulous, you’ll also feel fabulous.
The Clarks Ellis Tilda is one fine specimen of that block heel trend that keeps of resurrecting from the ashes every season, but this particular model is more suited for wearing in the summer.
More on the Clarks Ellis Tilda details below in the post.
Open toe silhouette
50 mm block heel
No vegan version
The straps in this particular model are made with a distinct crossover style. One thick horizontal strap hugs the toe area, while the other two in a crossover style sit above the solitaire strap. Oh, and one adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure gives the upper the polished, finishing touch. There’s no need for any other embellishment, details or kitschy hardware, as it will ruin the polished smart, sophisticated look that the upper gives to the entire sandal.
Yes, they have an open toe silhouette, but they’re work-appropriate shoes as well. If there was some other detailing on the upper, they wouldn’t have been but this makes them age and work-appropriate. The straps are with the perfect size and the perfect fit and the very same can be said about the heel. But let’s start from the straps. The positioning of the straps and their size is perfectly proportional to the look and the height of the heel. The strappy leather upper is perfectly tied and secured with a slingback strap at the heel of the shoe, and there’s the adjustable buckle closure to give you the desired security.
-Embrace elegance with comfort.
And that’s true. That’s Ellis Tilda sandal in a nutshell. The elegance that it exudes from the design is only matched by the comfort that it provides. But there’s so much to be said about the sandals. They’re more on the expensive side, but once you buy it you’ll get your money’s worth in the constant wearing of those shoes. And let’s not forget the compliments that will be headed your way. The crisp, elegant design of the upper, pairs well with the block heel at the bottom of the outsole. Yes, the outsole is quite thin but for a chunky heel, making it any bigger would look ridiculous. However, if there’s a room for improvement, it has to be in the cushioning in the midsole. The Cushion Plus technology with the notorious triple-density OrthoLite footbed works wonders in this sandal, but it would have been nice if there’s more padding done in the midsole. Especially in the toes area. That’s the area that has been left out by the designers, as you can see and it would be nice if the entire footbed was lined with the Cushion plus technology.
But they’re pretty badass as they are right now. You won’t regret buying this sandal. Plenty of customer reviews that were left on the company’s website point out the elegance and the comfort that these shoes were given them in return for the high price tag that they’ve spent on the sandals and you should definitely buy a pair of them. They’re stylish, they’re versatile, they’re comfy and they’ll become a constant in your shoe closet. You’ll find yourself reaching for them all summer long. They’re an amazing pair of sandals. they're versatile, they’re comfy and they’ll become a constant in your shoe closet. You’ll find yourself reaching for them all summer long. They’re an amazing pair of sandals.