Franco Sarto Maryann Review

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Franco Sarto started working with shoes when he was on 14 years old, working as a cobbler right outside of Venice. He took his experience in the shoe industry and the love for the craft to create his own line of great shoes that show great attention to detail and craftsmanship, trying to make each pair special and unique. Franco Sarto’s shoes are Italian inspired shoes that women love. Whether you are looking for a pair of work shoes, casual heels, or something for a special event, they make something for everyone.

The Franco Sarto Maryann strappy heels are just one more pair of great shoes in his long line of footwear. Customers love the look and style of these sandals. They are made up of leather straps, with an open toe design and a stacked, chunky heel. The shoes are available in a variety of colors so you are sure to find something that is going to best suit your wants and needs. Customers appreciate the comfort they get when wearing these heels, they thick heel makes them more comfortable to walk in and the cushioned insole gives you are pleasant underfoot experience with each step. They might have a higher price tag than you might be willing to pay, but keep in mind they are amazingly durable and as long as you take care of them properly you will not have to replace them for quite a while, if at all. Overall, customers love these heels and would recommend them to others.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable insole
  • Soft leather straps
  • Adjustable ankle strap
  • Long-lasting durability
  • 4-inch heel
  • Great style
  • Multiple color options
Cons
  • High price tag
  • Not available in wide width
Upper

Upper

The uppers of the Franco Sarto Maryann heels are made up of a series of straps to ensure your feet stay locked into the shoes. The straps themselves are made out of different materials depending on the color option you decide to go with. For the most part, the shoes are made out of leather with a synthetic, manmade liner inside of the sandals. These heels do have an ankle strap buckle that is adjustable so you can make sure that you get the best fit possible.

When it comes to these shoes you are not going to have to worry about breathability. Most of your foot is exposed to the air so there should be no problem keeping your feet cool and dry. The parts of your foot that are sitting under the straps will also offer you a little bit of ventilation to keep those bits comfortable and cool.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Franco Sarto Maryann strappy sandals is made out of synthetic materials that are designed to be durable and help you keep your grip on varied surfaces while you are out and about. You do not want to be on the go, especially in heels, and have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you because they could not hold on. These shoes do not have the best traction but they seem to get the job done well enough.

These sandals have about a 4-inch stacked, block heel and a 1-inch platform. Keep in mind that these measurements are going to vary depending on the shoe size you order, this is just the average height. A stacked heel is simply one that gives the appearance of several layers of wood stacked on top of each other, giving you a nice look that many customers like. The heel on these sandals, however, is not the only thing stacked, the platform is as well.

Customers seem to like the chunky heel design of the shoes. It is thicker and more sturdy, giving you a more comfortable walking experience and a little more stability with each step you take.
Midsole

Midsole

There is not a whole lot of a midsole in the Franco Sarto Maryann sandals, but there is a padded insole located in them to help ensure you have some underfoot comfort while on the go. When you are walking around in heels all day you are going to want to make sure that you have some kind of padding under your feet and you will have that with these shoes. There is not a whole lot there, but enough to keep customers happy.

Additionally, thanks to the padding in the insole there is some support under your arches which is always an added bonus. As you cannot really add inserts or gel padding to these sandals, it is nice to know that you should not need to.
Style

Style

Customers adore the look and the style of these great sandals. The strappy design and high chunky heels look great as a pair of casual heels and fit right in at a more formal event. They are highly versatile and can be worn for many occasions and with a variety of outfits. You can easily pair them with some a nice pair of jeans or dress slacks and they look great with a skirt or dress. These are an overall great looking pair of heels.

They come in a couple of different color options so you are sure to find something that is going to best fit your style and personality. They are available in black, brown, light mocha (tan), white, and snake. The snake design is fun, giving the appearance of a white and silver snake. The other four options are simply plain colors which works well for many customers.
Durability

Durability

When you are in the market for a pair of shoes you are going to want to make sure that you find something that is going to last, you do not want to have to worry about spending your hard earned money on a nice pair of heels only to have the break or fall apart on you after only a couple of times wearing them. The Franco Sarto Maryann strappy sandals have a bit of a high price tag and as such you are going to expect them to last you a while, and they will. You are not going to have to spend that money again for a while if at all, to replace them due to premature wear and tear.

These shoes are designed to last. The high-quality materials and excellent construction are going to ensure that they are not going to tear apart or break any time soon. You should not have to worry about the heel breaking or snapping off while you are wearing them, thanks to the chunky design, they are much harder to break than other, stiletto heels. The construction and leather of the straps are also designed to not break or come apart at the seams so you are not going to have to worry about them snapping on you.

As long as you are taking care of your shoes properly there should be no reason you will have to replace these shoes. When cleaning them it is highly recommended that you only use leather cleaner on them so you do not ruin the straps and cause them harm.
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking about 4-inch heels on a 1-inch platform, but that is what you are going to get from these sandals. They have a little bit of cushioning in the insole to give your feet some underfoot padding to keep you relatively comfortable there. The insole also provides a decent amount of arch support, at least enough to keep your feet happy at the end of the day.

The straps are made out of soft leather and have a synthetic lining on the underside of them to help ensure they are soft and not irritating on your skin while they are on your feet. As long as you get a properly fitting shoe you will not have to worry about uncomfortable chafing which can lead to sores and blisters.
Weight

Weight

When it comes to what you are putting on your feet you are going to want to try to find something that is going to be as light as possible. You do not want to feel like you have some extra weight attached at your ankles that are going to hold you back and slow you down while you are out and about, that can become uncomfortable by the end of the day. The great thing about the Franco Sarto Maryann sandals is that they do not weigh a whole lot and you will not get this feeling while you are wearing them. There is, unfortunately, not a lot of information on the exact weight of these heels, but customers can agree that they are not overly heavy on their feet and feel great while they are walking.
Support

Support

The Franco Sarto Maryann heeled sandals offer you a decent amount of support while you are wearing them. The straps that make up the upper, in conjunction with the adjustable ankle strap, work well together to ensure that your feet are going to stay locked into the shoe. As long as you get the correct size shoe you are not going to worry about slipping and sliding around inside of your shoe which can cause you to fall and potentially hurt yourself or someone else.

When it comes to arch support, these shoes offer you a decent amount. There is a lightly padded insole that sits on top of the outsole that gives you some underfoot cushioning, including a little extra at the arches. If you have particularly high arches then these might not be the best option for you, but overall customers do not have many complaints when it comes to this.
Fit

Fit

It can be a little tricky sometimes when ordering shoes online, trying to figure out what size is best for you and what will give you the most comfortable fit. You want to make sure that you get something that is going to fit you snugly enough that your feet will not slide around, but loose enough that they will not dig into your feet and cause discomfort or pain. It can be a thin line and makes online ordering rather difficult at times. The great thing about the Franco Sarto Maryann sandals is that they are running true to size so that should take away a lot of the guesswork when deciding what to order. If you are still unsure or you just want to double check what you already know, you can always consult a sizing chart to help you pick the best size for the perfect fit.

These shoes are only available in medium width so if you have wide feet and need something that comes in a wider width then these heels are not going to be the right choice for you and you may want to consider a different option.
Stability

Stability

When you are in the market for a pair of heels you want to try to find something that is going to be relatively stable. You want to make sure that you can stay on your feet in them without a problem. You should not have any issues with this, especially thanks to the thicker and chunkier heel. You are going to have an easier time walking with these heels then you might if you were wearing a thin pair of stiletto heels.

Additionally, the thicker heels are going to give you some extra stability if you are attending any outdoor events. You will not have to worry too much about your heels sinking down into the soft ground or even stuck in grates or cracks.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for an all around great pair of strappy sandals then you might want to consider the Franco Sarto Maryann dress shoes. They have a great look and design to them, coming in a variety of different colors so you can choose something that works best for you. The thick and chunky heel offers you a decent amount of support and stability while you are wearing them which is much appreciated. They are surprisingly comfortable, even for a pair of heels. They might have a high price tag but they shoes are designed with durability in mind and as long as they are taken care of properly there should be no reason to have to replace them any time soon, or even at all. Customers love these shoes and they would be a welcomed addition to anyone's shoe closet.