Loeffler Randall Martine Review

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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.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great style
  • Long-lasting durability
  • All day comfort
  • Versatile design
  • Fits true to size
Cons
  • High price tag
  • Few color options
Heel

Heel

The Loeffler Randall Martine slingback pumps have a heel that measures in at approximately 2 inches. Although this is just an average and will vary depending on what size you purchase. The heel itself is rounded, with a broad base, helping to provide you with a decent amount of stability while you are on the go. These classic looking slingbacks are perfects for those looking for a casual pair of heels, giving them just a little bit of added height, but not too much to make them uncomfortable and awkward throughout the day.

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.
Midsole

Midsole

These slingbacks have a leather sole inside of them to help give you a softer feeling underfoot. This sole is going to help prevent some discomfort you might experience, as well as reduce the risk of getting blisters on the bottoms of your feet due to uncomfortable rubbing and chafing. Additionally, the leather provides a moderate amount of padding to give you some underfoot cushioning. There is not a whole lot there, but enough so it does not cause you a lot of pain while you are out and about.
Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of these pumps are made out of woven goatskin leather to give them a sturdy and robust feel to them, increasing their durability drastically. The fact that they were made using goatskin leather, as opposed to some of the other types out there, shows that they mean business when it comes to the longevity of the shoes. This type of materials is generally reserved for rugs, as it has tighter grains and is superiorly stronger. You should not have to worry at all about these suffering from premature wear and tear, as the leather will not be able to rip or tear easily.

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.
Comfort

Comfort

When you are putting your feet into something, especially for extended periods, you are going to want to try to make sure that you are finding something that is going to be comfortable. Yes, there are a lot of women out there who believe beauty is pain, but that is not always true, and that is most certainly not the case for the Loeffler Randall Martine pumps.

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.
Style

Style

These slingback pumps have more of a business casual look to them. They are going to fit in quite nicely in an office setting and transition smoothly into your everyday, casual attire. They have a very versatile look that will blend well into a plethora of circumstances. They have, of course, a slingback design with a buckle that sits at the ankle. Additionally, the feature an almond toe and about a 2 inch round stacked heel.

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.
Durability

Durability

The Loeffler Randall Martine is a pricey pair of shoes, running of the high end of the spectrum when compared to other similar products. Yes, they have a very steep price tag, but does that mean they are too expensive? Not necessarily. They have an extreme amount of durability to them, and they will not fall apart on the drop of a hat. As long as you are taking care of your shoes and not abusing them, these might last you a lifetime. Do not let the price sticker fool you; they are actually going to save you a bit of money in the long run. Once you pick them up, you will not have to spend that initial investment again as they will not need to be replaced.

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.
Fit

Fit

When putting your feet into a pair of shoes, you might want to make sure that they are going to be the correct size and fit your feet the way that they are meant to. In the case of these pumps, you want them to be snug on your foot, but not too tight. You do not want to have them cutting into your feet, causing uncomfortable rubbing and blisters. At the same time, however, you are not going to want them to be too loose on your feet because that can also cause rubbing, but more importantly, it can cause you to wobble inside your shoe increasing your risk of toppling over.

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.
Support

Support

Ensuring that your footwear of choice provides you with the support that you need for the task at hand is essential. The slingbacks are more of a casual shoe so you are not going to need some of the same supportive features as you might in a pair of work boots or running shoes, but that does not necessarily mean that they do not offer some. You are going to get a locked in and secure feeling to them, as long as you are wearing the correct size and get the perfect fit. They should hug your foot snugly, preventing you from having too much wiggle room. Additionally, the strap is adjustable to help aid you in securing your foot in place. No need to worry about sliding around in your shoe causing you to fall while you are out and about.

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.
Weight

Weight

If you are planning on wearing a pair of shoes for extended periods or you are going to be walking around in them all day, you are going to want to try to find something that is going to be as light as possible. There is, unfortunately, not too much info on what the exact weight of the Loeffler Randall Martine heels are, but based on the materials and lack of complaints, we can assume that they are relatively lightweight and will not hold you back or slow you down throughout the day.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Making sure that your shoes have a certain amount of flex to them is essential to your overall comfort level. Throughout the day you want to be able to know that your movements are not going to be restricted by a pair of stiff shoes. Thankfully, you will not have that problem with the Loeffler Randall Martine's as they offer a decent amount of flex to them. They are going to bend and move with your feet with each step that you take, allowing you to move around unrestricted and comfortably.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Loeffler Randall Martine pumps are a beautiful pair of heels that can transition smoothly from the office to your everyday life. They look great with almost anything for a plethora of occasions. Yes, they have a steep price tag, but they tend to be well worth the money as they have an extraordinarily long lifespan thanks to the materials and construction of them. Not only do they look great, but they feel great too, providing you with a decent amount of comfort to keep your feet happy throughout the day. Whether you are looking for a pair of pumps to wear into the office or some slingbacks to wear out for the evening, these might be the perfect fit for you.