Franco Sarto Dyna Review

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Franco Sarto blends comfort, style, and an affordable price point together to make phenomenal shoes that women adore. The primary goal of his products is to make every woman happy, and he excels at this task. He strives to create fabulous looking footwear that is affordable, yet still made out of decent quality materials. This makes for a fantastic product that customers adore. Sarto has been working in the shoe business since he was only 14 years old, starting as a cobbler right outside of Venice, Italy. He fell in love with shoemaking and eventually designed his brand. His attention to detail and exceptional craftsmanship ensures that every shoe he makes gets his stamp of approval.

The Franco Sarto Dyna heels are just another in the long line of his fantastic footwear. The 2.5-inch kitten heels give them enough height for a great look, but not too much that they will cause discomfort throughout the day. Unfortunately, they are only available in peach, but if that color works for your special event, then you will love these pumps. They are comfortable and gorgeous. The best part about them, they have an affordable price tag. These shoes meet all the criteria Sarto strives for, affordable, comfortable, and stylish.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • 2.5-inch kitten heel
  • Slip-on slingback design
  • Affordable price tag
Cons
  • Not a lot of cushioning
  • The ankle strap is not adjustable
Upper

Upper

The soft microfiber materials that make up the uppers of the Franco Sarto Dyna heels are designed to give you a pleasant in-shoe experience, aiding in ensuring that your feet are going to stay comfortable all day long. You are going to get a decent amount of durability out of these shoes, as the uppers should not suffer too much from premature wear and tear.

The materials also appear to be pretty well ventilated, which is always a bonus, especially if you are going to be walking around in them for long periods or on warmer days. The air will easily be able to flow through the uppers, keeping your feet fresh throughout the day.
Midsole

Midsole

The Franco Sarto Dyna heels have a lightly cushioned footbed to help make sure that you are going to get the most of the comfort they can offer. You will be sure to have a pleasant underfoot experience when walking around with these slingbacks. There might not be a lot of padding, but there do not seem to be any complaints about customers experiencing discomfort while walking in them. Of course, you should not expect the same level of foam underfoot as you would in a pair of slippers or sneakers, but they have a decent amount of cushioning for what they are.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these dress shoes is made out of a durable rubber compound that is designed to last quite a while, as well as give you a decent amount of traction. As there are heels, you are probably not going to be doing a lot of trekking around the wilderness or running around in them, so you will not need as much traction as you might in other types of footwear. These are going to provide you with a sufficient amount for your average everyday wear. You should have not problems staying on your feet when it comes to these pumps.

The Franco Sarto Dyna slip-ons feature a 2.5-inch kitten heel. This is a type of heel that looks curvey and is usually relatively short, only a couple inches high. The curve sets the heel in from the back edge of the shoe. It is considered to be a stiletto type heel, as it is a thin and tapering heel. The look became popular by Audrey Hepburn, but it has been seen more recently in fashion thanks to the likes of powerful women such as former first ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Support

Support

Ensuring that you get a decent amount of support in your shoes is essential to both your comfort level and your overall safety. You want to make sure that your feet are locked into place securely inside the foot chamber without too much extra wiggle room. A lot of extra room can leave space for your feet to wiggle and wobble around increasing your risks of falls and injury.

Thankfully, these slip-ons can offer you a decent amount of support thanks to the snug fitting vamp and the elastic ankle strap. They will work together to keep your feet secure inside the shoe. All of this, of course, is dependant on you wearing the correct size.

When it comes to your arches, it is unclear on exactly how much support these heels can offer. They do have a lightly padded footbed, but there is no information on how much cushioning resides under your arches. If you find that there is not enough for your feet, you could always opt for some gel inserts to place on the midsole, giving you extra padding where you need it the most.
Comfort

Comfort

No one wants to be stuck all day with an uncomfortable pair of shoes attached to their feet. Some women believe that pain is just the price that you pay for beauty and fashion, but that is not always the case. Thankfully, that is not something that you will have to worry about with the Franco Sarto Dyna's as they have an excellent amount of comfortability to them.

They have a padded footbed to give you a decent underfoot feeling. The soft materials of the uppers are also going to help give you a more satisfying in-shoe experience, help prevent things such as rubbing and blisters.

The short heel also helps play a small roll in the overall comfort level of the pumps. Even though it thin, the fact that it is short helps keep you more stabilized on your feet. Additionally, since you will not be raised so high off the ground, that is taking some of the pressure off of your forefoot and helping to distribute your weight across your foot more evenly.
Fit

Fit

The way your shoes fit your feet is crucial to how comfortable they are for you. You can expect that if they are too small they will hurt, pinching and squishing your toes. If you get a size that is too large they can also lead to some discomfort; you run the risk of uncomfortable chafing and blister. Furthermore, if your shoes are too big, you run the genuine threat of injuring yourself because you could easily slip out of your slip-ons and fall. It is imperative that you get the correct size for the perfect fit.

When you are placing your order for these pumps keep in mind that they are running true to size so there should be no problems determining what size you should purchase. They do come in half sizes; however, they are not available in wide widths. If you happen to have wider feet, then these might not be the best shoes for you.
Stability

Stability

The Franco Sarto Dyna slingbacks might have a thin stiletto heel, but they can still offer you a decent amount of balance regardless. Most of that is because even though it is thin, the heel is short, allowing you to have a better platform to stand on and increase your stability.

If you find yourself looking for a little more added stability, however, you can always opt to purchase some clear heel protectors. They snap onto the bottom of the heels, and since they are clear, they are barely noticeable. They are going to extend the base of the heel, giving you a broader surface to stand on. These are also something you might want to consider if you are going to be attending an outdoor event as they can help prevent you from getting stuck in a crack or sinking into the soft ground.
Durability

Durability

The Franco Sarto Dyna heels have a decent amount of strength to them and should not fall apart too quickly; however, they are on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to longevity. They will last you a decent amount of time as long as they are taken care of, but you can expect to have to replace them after a bit. The good news, though, is that they have a very affordable price tag. When you take the cost of the shoes into consideration, the fact that they might not last a long time does not seem to be too big of a deal for most, more of a hassle than anything else. Overall, people believe they get their monies worth out of the slingbacks, and that is all that matters.
Style

Style

These shoes have a very simple and plain look to them. They are only available in one color, peach, and have a slip-on slingback design with a pointed toe. Some people would love to have seen more colors available so there could be a better variety, but for the most part, customers are happy with the peach.

These pumps are designed more to be worn for more formal occasions and can blend in quite well at a wedding or prom. Overall, the simplistic design of the shoes works really well for them.
Weight

Weight

When you are heading out for any kind of event, especially one where you are going to be dancing, you want to try to find something that is going to be as light as possible so you do not feel weighed down throughout the evening.

Unfortunately, there is not too much information on the exact weight of these heels; however, they are designed out of lightweight materials and have a minimalist construction so we can assume that they are not going to feel too burdensome on your feet. You can twirl around the dance floor with no worries at all.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you have a special occasion coming up or a formal event and require a simple yet elegant looking pair of slingbacks for an affordable price, then you have come to the right place. They do, unfortunately, only come in the one color, so keep that in mind. The 2.5-inch kitten heel gives you enough height to make most women comfortable, but they are not too high as to cause unnecessary discomfort throughout the day. You will look great and feel wonderful dancing the night away in these great pumps.