Franco Sarto Vickie Review

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Franco Sarto got its start in the outskirts of Venice, Italy when a young Sarto started working as a cobbler at the mere age of 14, developing his love for the craft. He strives to make every woman happy, excelling at this goal. His amazing footwear blends comfort and style with the cherry on top being an affordable price tag. He can deliver a great looking shoe that gives you incredible comfort, all while keeping the price tag to an affordable price. His excellent attention to detail and remarkable craftsmanship ensures that every pair of shoes they make gets his stamp of approval.

The Vickie is just another pair of heels in his long line of women’s shoes. They feature a 1-inch block heel, giving you some added height while still providing you with stability and comfort. They look amazing, the slingback design and the pointed toe gives them a classic look that blends in well during most occasions. Whether going to the office or attending a wedding, these pumps will look great and fit right in. Customers love the versatile look and the affordable price, making them a great choice.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Affordable price tag

Great versatility

Comfortable

Stable and supportive

Lightweight

Adjustable slingback strap

Cons

Only a few color options

Not a true kitten heel

Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of these pumps is made out of a durable synthetic material that is designed to help increase the already decent lifespan of your shoes. The heel themselves is wrapped to match the fabric and color of the pumps, unifying the look. They have about a one-inch heel to them; however, this is just an approximation and can vary depending on the size you purchase.

They are supposedly considered to be a kitten heel; however, that is not the case with these shoes. They have a more of a chunky heel to them, as opposed to a stiletto type heel you would get from a kitten. This is going to be more beneficial to many customers as it will provide you with far more stability and support, having the broader base of the heel itself. If you are looking for a true kitten heel, unfortunately, these are not going to be a good match for you and might want to consider looking elsewhere.
Midsole

Midsole

There is not really too much of a midsole when it comes to the Franco Sarto Vickie's. However, they do have a lightly padded footbed that will provide you with a little extra cushioning underfoot to add to the overall comfort level of the slingbacks.

Additionally, they have a smooth human-made lining in them that gives you a pleasant feeling against your skin while you are walking in the pumps. This is going to help prevent against some uncomfortable rubbing and blisters under your feel while you are out and about.
Uppers

Uppers

The beautiful leather uppers of the Franco Sarto Vickie pumps not only look great, but the way they are constructed helps make sure that you are going to be able to keep wearing them for years to come. They built strong and will not rip or tear easily, ensuring that as long as you are taking proper care of them, they can be part of your shoe closet for quite a while.

The heels feature an adjustable slingback strap that goes around your ankle to keep you in your shoes. The adjustable buckle allows you to have a more customizable fit for optimal comfort.
Weight

Weight

As a pair of slingback heels, you will be pleased to note that they are rather lightweight in design. You will not have to worry too much about walking around throughout the day while carrying massive heels on your feet. There is no information on the exact weight of them, nor are there customer comments either way, but based on the construction and materials we can assume that they are not going to be overly burdensome or weigh you down. Your shoes will feel like an extension of your foot and virtually weightless as you float throughout your day.
Support

Support

Finding a pair of great looking shoes with decent support is paramount. You need to make sure that what you are slipping onto your feet are going to keep you safe from falling and injuring yourself. Thankfully, the Vickie's offer some pretty good support and will help ensure that your feet sit in them snuggly without too much wiggle room. No need to fret over if your feet will walk out of the shoe. The vamp is designed to fit snuggly, hugging the top of your feet comfortable and secure. The slingback strap helps keep your heel locked in place and features an adjustable strap to give you a customizable fit and optimal support.

The padded footbed provides you with a little bit of arch support, but there might not be a whole lot there. If you're someone who has high arches, then they might not be the best fit for you. You can always opt to add in some gel inserts under your arches to give them a higher comfort level and added support, but right out of the box they leave much to be desired.
Comfort

Comfort

The interior lining of the uppers plays a considerable part in the overall comfort level of the slingbacks as well. They are soft and breathable, keeping your feet happy throughout the long day. Allowing air to get into the foot chamber is a big deal because it will continue assisting in maintaining a refreshing and healthy environment and preventing overheating. The soft feeling on your feet will aid in preventing rubbing and chafing which causes blisters.

You'll be able to take advantage of comfort underfoot thanks to the lightly padded footbed. Of course, as mentioned previously, they are not going to provide nearly as much as some others might, but there is enough cushioning present to keep your feet from aching at the end of the day. The heel will also play a decent role in your comfort. The thick heel helps distribute your weight more evenly, taking some of the pressure off of your heels while you are standing or walking for long periods, giving you an overall better underfoot feel than you would if you were wearing true kitten heels with a stiletto point.
Durability

Durability

Finding a good and reliable pair of shoes can sometimes be hard. You want to make sure that they look great, but you also want to make sure they won't have to be replaced quickly either. It can be frustrating when you find the perfect pair of shoes only to have them fall apart on your after just a couple of times wearing them. Sometimes, if you do not spend a lot of money on your shoes, you can expect them to fall apart, expecting to get what you pay for.

The Franco Sarto Vickie's have a relatively low price tag so many will expect them to wear down after a short time, although that does not always seem to be the case. There are, of course, some people who are not going to be happy and will have poor experiences with them, but for many, they will have a decent lifespan. As long as you don't abuse your shoes, they are going to last you a fair amount of time and will be a part of your wardrobe for quite some time. Most consumers feel like they got their monies worth out of the heels and were happy with their purchase.
Stability

Stability

When looking at these shoes, you will see that it states they have a kitten heel; however, they, in fact, do not. The heel on the Franco Sarto Vickie pumps is more of a chunky heel with a broader base as opposed to the thin stiletto point you would get with a kitten. The fact that the heel is wide allows you to have a lot more stability, helping you stay upright while you are out and about. It can be slightly more difficult for more people to walk on thinner heels and you won't have that problem with the Vickie's.

The thick heel is great for those attending any kind of outdoor events as well. You will not have to think about walking in the soft ground, risking sinking down in the grass. You are not going to have to worry too much about getting your heel stuck in cracks or grates, as they are wide enough that they will not quickly get stuck.
Style

Style

The Franco Sarto Vickie slingbacks have a very plain and simple design, making them an excellent choice for a plethora of occasions. Whether you are going into the office, heading to a wedding, or meeting someone special for a lunch date, these classic heels will be a great addition to your attire. The pointed toe, slingback design gives you the elegance for a formal event and the simplicity of a casual pump.

Unfortunately for many customers, there are only a couple of color options available. You can purchase the shoes in vanilla (snake print), black leather, peach suede or steel leather. No matter what color you decide to go with, you can be sure to look great.
Fit

Fit

Ensuring that your shoes fit your feet correctly is essential to giving you a pleasant experience. As long as your shoes fit you snugly enough to keep your feet secure inside the foot chamber but not too tight that they are going to cut into your skin, then you are golden. If you have an ill-fitting pair of pumps then chances are you are going to experience a lot of discomforts and lack of support, causing you not to want to wear them again. Of course, that is not something that shoe companies will want you to experience, so they try to help out the best way possible by providing you with sizing charts to ensure you get the correct size for the perfect fit.

The Vickie's fit true to size which makes it a little bit easier when deciding what you should purchase. As long as you go with your normal shoe size, then you should have no problems with the way they are going to fit. One of the better features about the heels that customers adore is that they are available for purchase in wide widths. You do not find that a lot of fashion shoes so the fact that these can cater to those with wider than average feet makes them a gem.

Bottom Line

Do you have a formal event coming up? A lunch date with someone special? Are you shopping around for a new pair of shoes for the office? No matter the occasion, the Franco Sarto Vickie's are a great choice. They are incredibly versatile and can work with many different outfits and fit in great for most events. The classic slingback design gives them the ability to transition well from formal to professional and back with ease. Customers love the affordable price tag, keeping them coming back for more. They can offer a decent amount of comfort and durability, making them an excellent choice for your next shoe purchase.