Loeffler Randall Martine Review
Loeffler Randall was founded in 2005 by a woman named Jessie who had a passion for fashion and just went with it. When her shoe line first launched in the fall/winter season of 2005, it became an instant success, propelling the company into the fashion world. Her shoes bring together the look of refined sophistication and downtown cool, giving customers a style they didn’t even know they were missing. To this day, the fashion icon continues to grow, now residing in 250 different retailers worldwide.
The Martine’s are just one more in Jessie’s long line of fabulous shoes. The slingbacks give you a classic look that can make the transition between casual and professional with ease. Whether heading into the office or hanging out with your friends, these pumps will fit right in.
- Great style
- Long-lasting durability
- All day comfort
- Versatile design
- Fits true to size
- High price tag
- Few color options
As mentioned above, the heel is round, but it is also stacked, giving the illusion of the layers of wood that make up the heel stacked on top of each other. This design does not do too much for the shoe itself, but it does add to the aesthetics, giving them a better look. The wood heel helps increase the overall lifespan of the pumps, making a bit more difficult for them to wear down quickly.
They do have a slingback design with an adjustable strap that wraps around your ankle, giving you the ability to customize the fit as best as possible.
They might look a little intimidating, with the heel and the slingback strap, but they seem to be somewhat comfortable. The strap has a buckle, giving you the ability to adjust the size as needed, giving you a better fit. The leather sole offers you some softness underfoot, as well as a little bit of cushioning. You might end up finding out that there is not as much padding as you might like in there, but for the most part, there are no customers complaints on the lack of cushioning in the sole.
There are a couple of color options that you can choose from when making the purchase. Some people would have liked to have seen more of a variety, but for the most part, consumers are satisfied with what they do have to offer. You can choose from optic white or timber brown. No matter what color you decided to go with, you can be sure that you will look great wearing them.
The goatskin leather is durable enough on its own but then throw in the fact that the leather is woven to make the upper, that increases the strength drastically, making them exceptionally hard to rip or tear, meaning accidental damage should not be an issue with them. The heel is also going to play a big part in the longevity of the pumps. They are made out of wood, giving them a slight advantage over some other, similar shoes. They are not going to wear down too quickly nor are they going to be able to snap or break easily, ensuring you have these slingbacks for years to come.
The Loeffler Randall Martine heels are running true to size so that is going to help you out when trying to decide what size you should purchase. Unfortunately, they are only available in medium widths, so if you happen to have wide feet, then these pumps might not be the best choice for you.
As for arch support, there is not very much information available on what there is or is not when it comes to this. We do know that the sole is made of leather and offers some padding, but if that is going to give you proper cushioning under your arches, that is unknown. If you find yourself without the proper support, you could always opt into purchasing gel inserts for more cushioning.