Franco Sarto Tokyo Review
Franco Sarto started his career in shoes as a cobbler that the mere age of 14 in a small town outside of Venice, Italy. From there he took his passion for shoes and design and created his line of elegant Italian footwear that blends affordability, style, and comfort. Their shoes are designed to pay homage to an older style shoe with a more contemporary style.
The Franco Sarto Tokyo tries to fit into the companies trifecta, but they seem to be lacking a bit when it comes to comfort. There are some out there that believe they are incredibly uncomfortable, mostly because they lack cushioning in the midsole and there is no padding under the arches for support. Where the shoes thrive is the style and affordability. They bring you a classic style that fits in for most occasions, whether professional, casual, or formal. They have a moderate, but the affordable price tag and they have great longevity which makes them a pretty decent investment, saving you money in the long run. Overall, they are a pretty good pair of pumps and would look great as part of your shoe collection.
2.5-3 inch covered heel
Elastic slingback strap
Stable and supportive
Runs true to size
Available in many colors
Moderate price tag
Not very comfortable
Lacking in arch support
They feature a slingback strap that has an elastic insert designed to help keep your foot where it needs to be but gives you a little bit of freedom for a better and more comfortable fit.
There are also many customers who feel that the heels offer a decent amount of comfort and had no problems with how they felt on their feet through the day or evening. They have mentioned that the straps feel nice and snug around their ankles, without any tightness at all.
For the most part, it seems to be more of an issue with finding the correct size for the optimal fit as well as how your feet are shaped. If you have high arches, then you can expect that you'll have some discomfort in that area as there isn't enough cushioning there to accommodate that.
Arch support, however, is sorely lacking in the Franco Sarto slingbacks. Customers have had many complaints about the lack of cushioning, and more particularly, the lack of padding under their arches. Of course, you can always purchase gel inserts that you can place where you need them, but consumers aren't always pleased when they have to buy something extra because what the new shoes they just bought cannot give them what the need.
They are available in a few color options so you are going to be sure to find something that will suit your style needs. You can get them in beet, black, lilac, cerulean (blue), or white (with a blush heel). It won't matter what color you choose to buy will look great in them.
The pumps give you a versatile design, looking great for a plethora of activities. They'll fit right in at the office paired with a pencil skirt or dress slacks, and they will transition well into your nightlife, looking great with an elegant dress or skinny jeans. No matter what you're doing or where you're going, let these heels be your go-to shoes.
Something that many customers can appreciate about these pumps is that they are also available in wide widths so they can accommodate a larger number of women with all different sized feet. It can sometimes be challenging to find cute shoes such as these in wide sizes so it is nice to know that this can give you that.
If you find that you need a more stable base, then you can always choose to get some clear heel stoppers. These will give you broader support on your heel while barely being noticeable. Not only will it give you slightly more stability, but it will also help out those who are attending outdoor events. The heel stoppers can prevent your shoes from sinking into the soft ground or getting stuck in cracks or grates.