Loeffler Randall Kassidy Review

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Founded in 2004 by Jessie Randall, the Loeffler Randall was created because Jesse wanted to emulate her grandmother’s chic and understated aesthetic into a fashion label that could be copied through generations to come.

Together with Bryan Murphy, an art director that later became business partner and husband to Jesse, the Loeffler Randall was created in the Big Apple. Jesse debuted the first collection ever, the very same year and Brian was in charge of the branding and promotional duties. The company’s debut collection was an instant success, and their signature Matilda flat became a staple in plenty of shoe closets around the world. Their products have gathered a cult following thanks to the effortless mix of refined sophistication and urban chic that they’re trying to promote, but it was in the year of 2017 that Loeffler Randall won the first Accessories Council Brand of the Year Award.

Today Jesse and Brian are still together, and proud parents of twin boys and they continue to promote fantastic collections for the legions of fans. But for now, the Loeffler Randall Kassidy shoe is up for review.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

: Stretch suede

Kitten heel

Zip at side

Pointed toe

Leather sole

Cons

No other height.

No vegan option

Outsole

Outsole

The leather outsole is barely noticeable but oh so present to the feel. The outsole that coats the bottom of the shoe is very thin but it does play a great role in the entire construction of the shoe. Why? Because at the very end of the shoe sits a kitten heel that would be totally lost if the outsole of the show would have been bigger and thicker. No, the thickness is just fine for heel of this height and it pairs nicely with the style and design of the shoe. Oh and the think outsole makes the shoe even more lightweight as well.
Midsole

Midsole

There’s something amazing about a lightly padded midsole in a classic and elegant shoe. The padding in the midsole boosts the comfort, and helps with the arch support, especially in a model like the Kassidy, and like the outsole, the midsole is made from leather too. That’s right the entire shoe is made from leather, but lightly cushioned leather insole helps you to better navigate walking in these shoes. Why? Because despite being a kitten heel, it’s a heel after all, and the toes along with the rest of the foot can suffer at times. But the cushioned leather insole does ease the presence of the foot in the shoe, and does help with the pain that might occur after a prolonged walking and standing in these shoes.
Upper

Upper

You might think that the kitten heel is the most important thing in the Loeffler Randall Kassidy model, but it has a supporting role. Yes, it does looks nice and it definitely feels a lot more comfortable than the infamous 4 inch heel, but it simple terms, the heel is just the makeup. It adds to the beauty of the entire shoe, but in this case, the upper has all the beauty. Made entirely from leather, the upper is a monochromatic and elegant. It lacks embellishments, studs or any other patterns and colors, but you just can’t help but appreciate the simplicity of that gorgeous leather upper. Composed form 2 separate leather pars, the upper has a pointed toe silhouette and it’s narrow in the ankle area of the shoe. The leather suede has a stretched feel that just appears to fit like a glove, but on the feet. The leather lining can be seen in the inside of the upper as well, and on the inside a zipper can be found too. The inside zipper closure makes the putting on of the shoe and taking of a lot easier. You’ll fall in love with that zipper.
Comfort

Comfort

The 2.2 inch heel, also known under the name kitten heel really helps with the comfort. Compared to the much higher heels, the kitten is much more comfortable to wear and therefore much appreciated with the ladies who aren’t huge fans of the high heels. But his bootie is something else. Made with a padded midsole, the comfort is split between the heel and the midsole and together they effortlessly work to give you the best comfort imaginable.
Support

Support

There’s a lot to be said about that fantastically supportive midsole. The padding in that particular area of the shoe, gives most of the support to the feet without putting too much strain on the legs and overall posture of the body. But a lot can be said about the design of the upper too. Designed to fit like a glove, the upper grabs the foot firmly and protects it from the ankles to the toes.
Durability

Durability

You can thank the leather for the durability of this shoe, because it’s all over it. Seriously. The leather composes the entire body of the boots, form the outsole to the upper, and it’s from that quality leather, that most of the durability comes from. But the durability is not exclusively to the materials used in the making of the shoe. It’s also down to the craftsmanship as well. Just look at that shoe. The stitching is flawless, the design is timeless and the materials are very carefully selected to attribute to the durability of the shoes.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Loeffler Randall Kassidy shoe is extremely flexible, despite the fact that it’s a classic kitten heel shoe. Again it’s down to the thin suede leather that occupies the shoe, but it’s also because of the padding in the midsole. Because the padding is light and the outsole is thin, the flexibility is high in this otherwise very classic shoe. Such flexibility is usually found in more sport style shoes, but the Kassidy model is known to have very similar properties. Why? Because this is a more everyday shoe and the heel is kitten style so a lot of movement is needed when wearing this type of shoe. And what better way to have flexibility in a shoe, than tom make it thin, lightweight and with light padding in the middle. The Kassidy model does excel in the flexibility portion of the review.
Stability

Stability

That kitten heel work wonders here. Seriously. The kitten heel allows you to walk freely, and it balances the walking in almost every situation, even if that shoe has a less comfortable pointy shoe silhouette. The Kassidy model is perfect for the ladies who are not fond of the sky high heels, or the chunky thick heels. No, the kitten heel has the right balance in the comfort and stability, and walking in it has never been easier. But there’s one aspect of the stability that’s worth mentioning. The snug –like a glove feel that the shoe gives to the feet. The leather upper hugs the foot in every inch and it makes the wearing of the shoe a lot more comfortable, stable and pleasant.
Airflow

Airflow

Yes, the Kassidy model has a really narrow opening in the ankle area of the shoe, and the fact that it has a zipper closure doesn’t help matters much, but the airflow is possible even without the narrow opening of the boots. The leather upper allows the feet to be aerated, filtrated and protected from excess moisture and odor.
Terrain

Terrain

The Kassidy model is capable to withstand any type of weather conditions, but sadly the same can’t be said about the terrain. Because there’s a very thin outsole,, and with no ridges on the bottom, this could make for one very slippery shoe. You do need to be very careful when wearing the model, despite it having a kitten heel. The leather outsole does help with the terrain navigation, but not like it would be made from the good old fashioned rubber.
Traction

Traction

And the lack of rubber and ridges in the upper really can’t provide the traction as well. The leather outsole does help things a bit, but that outsole is very thing, and not enough to prevent you from slipping on smooth or slippery surfaces. Do be careful when wearing the Loeffler Randall Kassidy model
Style

Style

Introduced for the first time in the late 50’s the kitten heel became synonymous for the fashionable era of that decade. Years later it will become the shoe of choice of plenty of fashionable ladies, but one glamorous lady popularizes the kitten heel the most. Audrey Hepburn. The Academy Award winner wore kitten heels in one of her most famous movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s and started the trend that would dominate in the decades to come. Loeffler Randall Kassidy continues that trend, but takes the best of that classic shoe and transforms it into something modern and elegant.
You’ll fall in love with the simple clear lines, the monochromatic color palette and the simplistic nature of the Loeffler Randall Kassidy. Inspired from the past, but perfected by the modern technology, the Kassidy model is a retro inspired shoe that fits perfectly in your modern day wardrobe. A work appropriate shoe, as much as it’s a versatile shoe, the Kassidy model can be adapted for every occasion. It can glam up an outfit just with its mere presence, and the simplicity that it has in the core can be transferred into almost every outfit.
You’ll find yourself reaching for the Kassidy model for your everyday style and for more special occasions that require a little more imagination. And just as they became a staple in the past, they’ll become an essential piece of accessory in the present and further down the line in the future. You’ll be wearing a lot of this particular model, not just because of the timeless style that it contains, but because of the quality materials used in the making of this shoe. The quality of the leather will definitely help with the durability of the shoe and it will benefit your wardrobe on the long run. Why having to go through the trouble of pairing doses of shoes with dozens of outfits, when you can have one fantastic versatile shoe that goes well with almost everything?
Key Features

Key Features

Stretch suede
Kitten heel
Zip at side
Pointed toe
Leather sole

Bottom Line

The Loeffler Randall Kassidy model maybe on the pricier side, but you can’t really put a price on quality, and longevity. Because that’s what you’ll get after purchasing this shoe. Besides the obvious chick, versatility and style of a pointy toe/kitten heel boot of course. Although the kitten heel do makes these shoes a little more comfortable for walking (and the lightly padded midsole help in that respect), the pointy toe does not.
Several of the complains from the customer reviews were directed at the uncomfortable and very narrow pointy toe silhouette that just might cause a problem with the ladies that have wider feet. But the thin leather outsole was the other concern. Although supported by a lightly padded midsole, the outsole can be very uncomfortable especially in a rough and slippery terrain. But despite the fact that this is an expensive shoe, the quality really makes the money spent on this hoe really worth buying it. The quality can be seen in the materials used in the making of the shoe, and in the craftsmanship as well. If you do wish to have your own Audrey moment, purchase these shoes. The kitten heel alone will make you feel like Audrey in Funny face and will bring out your sophistication in a very understated and simplistic way. You won’t regret buying this shoe, and will very quickly become one of your favorite shoes in your shoe closet. You’ll fall in love with the Loeffler Randall Kassidy shoes, and that love will only grow bigger with each step that you take.