Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 Review

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Manolo Blahnik is a privately own and family operated business that is known for their creative flair, as well as a timeless classic look. Their great looks and good quality shoes keep their customers coming back for more. They did not disappoint fans with their unique and creating Aulus 90 ankle wrap sandals. It is a look that others will talk about when you walk into the room. They might have a decently high price tag on them but they are well worth it. They are not going to fall apart on your prematurely, as they were out of great quality materials that were meant to last. You will get a chunky heel with these sandals which some customers can appreciate as they will give you more stability and balance as well as superior comfort while wearing them. The only major problem there seems to be with these is that they do not offer arch support and since they are sandals you cannot add an additional insert to give you that little support you might want or need. Other than the arch support they are an all around great pair of sandals that customers can appreciate. You will either love or hate the style but there is no denying that they will stand out in a crowd.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Fun, unique design
  • Lace-up closure
  • Good stability
  • Decent support
  • Chunky 3.5" heel
  • Exceptionally comfortable
Cons
  • High price tag
  • No arch support
Upper

Upper

The Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 is a suede ankle wrap sandal that offers a unique and fun design. The upper is made using four different colors of suede, red, purple, pink, and blue. The colored straps come up over the top of your foot and are held together with a purple lace enclosure. The laces will then come up and around your ankle to tie in place. These are sandals and as such most of your foot is exposed so there is not a lot going on with the uppers of these heels. The suede that is there seems to be rather comfortable and made out of quality materials so you will not have to worry about them falling apart prematurely which customers can appreciate.
Heel

Heel

The Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 dress sandals are a great pair of shoes with a heel height of 3.5 inches (89mm) making them great for the ladies out there that are used to wearing heels and are looking for a little extra height. These shoes have more of a chunkier heel giving you a more stable base to walk on and a little extra comfort which is always appreciated. These are not going to give you thin stiletto type heel that comes to mind when most people think about high heels, instead, you are going to get a thicker heel which is a little easier on your foot when you are in them for extended periods of time. You will get additional support and stability from this type of heel as opposed to a thinner one reducing your risk of falling or getting your heel stuck which can cause potential injury.

These are great for outdoor events as you will not have to worry about your heel sinking into the soft ground and possibly damaging your shoes, or your ankles themselves. Due to the design and shape of the heel, these shoes can fit in with just about any occasion. You will fit right in if you are going for a night out on the town, attending a formal event, or hosting a casual dinner party. Whether you are participating in a casual or formal event these shoes are going to fit right in and most of that is due to the chunkier style of the heel.

Overall, customers are happy with the style and look of the heel. It seems to be a great height and the chunky style just works for these great shoes.
Durability

Durability

When it comes to spending your hard earned money on a pair of shoes you are going to want to make sure that you are going to get something that will last, you do not want to have to worry about them breaking or falling apart on your prematurely. The Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 ankle wrap sandals are a bit on the pricey side so you are going to want to make sure that they are going to last and you will get your monies worth out of them. That being said, these do seem to hold up pretty well making them well worth the investment. These heels are made out of high-quality suede and leather to ensure they are going to stand up whatever you are going to throw at them. The thicker and more chunky heel also adds to their durability, as it will not break as easily as a thinner heel might. You will have more balance and stability in these shoes which can help keep unwanted stress off of the heels which may cause them to snap.
Support

Support

Support is important when purchasing shoes, especially when looking into getting a pair of heels. It is important that you get the right size shoe to get the most out of the offered support. The thicker heel is going to help increase the amount of support you will receive which is an added bonus. They offer a tie-up lacing system that comes up and wraps around your ankle. You are going to want to make sure that you tie them up so the shoes fit snugly, you are not going to want a lot of wiggle room to help keep you from sliding around which can cause you to fall and possible injury yourself. Something that you might want to note is that these shoes do not offer any kind of arch support, so if that is something that you require then you might want to look into a different option. Unfortunately, since they are sandals you will not be able to add an additional insert to help give you extra support. Whether you are simply walking around or dancing the night away you are going to get great support from these heels.
Stability

Stability

The lace-up closure and wraps that come up and hug your foot offer you a decent amount of stability and security when wearing these shoes. Unlike your typical high heeled shoe, you will not give you worry about your feet slipping out of the shoe while you are on the dance floor which can cause you to lose your balance and potentially injure yourself. The will, obviously, not offer the stability you might receive in a pair of work shoes or sneakers, but they do offer you a decent amount which customers can appreciate.

The chunky and thick heel will also give you a decent amount of stability when you are out and about. You will not have to worry about sinking down into softer surfaces, such as grass, nor will you have to fear getting them stuck in small spaces, like grates or sidewalk cracks. In addition to these protections, the thick heel also gives you a more stable bass to stand on than similar shoes with a thinner heel, keeping you protected and giving you added comfort.
Comfort

Comfort

Comfort is not usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about wearing high heels, but that is what the Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 sandals can offer you. They have soft and comfortable suede straps that come up and over your feet with a lace-up closure that will ensure your shoes stay snug and comfortable. Not only are the uppers made with the soft suede, but they have a smooth leather sole with a lightly padded leather insole to ensure the bottoms of your feet are just as happy as the tops.

The thicker heel will also help contribute to the comfort level as they will take some of the stress off the heels of your feet, distributing some of the weight a little more and not focusing everything in one spot. The 3.5-inch heel is a mid-height heel so it should not be overly uncomfortable on your legs and ankles while you are walking around in them or dancing all night. If you are someone that is used to wearing heels then you will have no problem with the comfort level of these shoes. However, if you are new to heels or do not wear them very often you might have a little trouble, not because of the shoes themselves, but because of the mid to high height of the heels.
Weight

Weight

When talking about a shoe that you are going to be wearing for extended periods of time you are going to want something that is going to be lightweight and you will get that with the Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 ankle wrap heels. They are sandals after all which means they are not going to come with a lot of additional weight attached to them. If you are wearing them all day, hitting the dance floor, or going for a night on the town you will not want to feel like you have all this extra weight attached to your feet. You are going to want to enjoy the lightweight feel and design of these great heels.
Fit

Fit

The fit is going to be extremely important with these shoes if you want to get the most out of them. The wrong size is going to cause discomfort and a decrease in the stability and support that they offer. It is important to note that the Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 sandals come in European sizes, as they are made in Italy, so if you need a pair in US or UK sizes it is important that you check out the size conversion chart so you can make sure you get the correct size that you need. Some customers did say that they are running pretty true to size so it will take some of the guesswork out of trying to decide what size you are going to need.
Style

Style

The Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 ankle wrap sandals have a very unique and interesting style. They are not plain and simple and will stand out wherever you are. They are multi-colored, coming in a combination of red, blue, purple, and pink. There is one strap of each color that comes up and wraps around your foot they are connected with a purple lace that will come up and wrap around your ankle and tie. The insoles of the shoes are red and the bottom is an off white. Finishing off the look is a purple heel. You will most likely love it or hate it, but one thing is for sure, they will be a good talking point at parties.
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability can be very important when it comes to any kind of shoe you wear. As the Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 heels are sandals they are very open and can allow a lot of air flow. You will not have to worry about your feet overheating and feeling like they are suffocating when you are wearing these shoes. The suede that makes up the uppers, however, has no breathability to them so where the straps sit on your feet might get hot and sweaty it will probably not be that noticeable as the rest of your feet will keep you cool and dry throughout the day or night. There have been no customer complaints when it comes to the breathability of these shoes.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a great pair of comfortable high heeled sandals that are going to be the talk of the party then you have come to the right place. The Manolo Blahnik Aulus 90 suede ankle wrap sandals have a very unique look that is going to stand out wherever you go, but that is not always a bad thing. They are made of great quality materials that are going to last so there is no need to worry about them breaking or falling apart on you prematurely. The comfortable and stable heels are an all-around great pair of shoes that anyone can appreciate.