Sam Edelman Olette Review

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With over 30 years of experience in the footwear Industry, Sam Edelman and his wife, Libby Edelman, started their second brand, inspired by their love of travel and adventure. In starting this brand, the Edelman’s successfully created comfortable shoes that are also trendy and durable. Each pair comes with quality material, a youthful appearance, and versatility. Sam Edelman shoes combine sophistication and sensibility in the perfect way. No matter the design, this brand always puts its focus on comfort and quality above all else.

These boots are sure to catch others’ attention with their pointed toe and curved seams. The Olette Fashion Boots run slightly small, so if you’re just barely fitting into a size eight, consider ordering a half size up. Some people have also reported that these boots are not very wide, so they have been ordering a half size up and/or wearing them with socks at first to loosen them up. There is a side-zip closure that allows for putting your feet in and taking them out with ease. The heel is approximately three and a half inches high-high enough to look elegant, but not so high that they are unstable or uncomfortable. These boots may seem a bit pricey to some people, but that is due to the fact that they are made with high-quality haircalf leather; making them well worth the price. Whether you’re wearing these for business or pleasure, a casual grocery trip or a fancy cruise, they’re sure to be a hit among all (men, women, young, old). You’ll feel nothing but confidence when you’re walking around in these simple, yet stunning boots.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Durable

Comfortable

Versatile

Fashionable

Quality Material

Cons

Runs slightly small

Some customers wish they came in wider sizes

Verdict

Verdict

Almost all of the reviewers are in agreement with each other on their opinions and experiences with these boots. The general consensus is that these boots are perfect to wear with jeans, leggings, dresses, skirts, shorts, or whatever you wear for bottoms. You can wear them for casual outings as well as formal gatherings. They are comfortable enough to wear for an extended amount of time, but still stylish enough to make eyes pay attention. Customers have said that they wished the boots were a tad wider. However, they have found solutions to the issue. Such as ordering a half size up; or wearing the boots with thick socks for a little while, to loosen them up.

The women who wear these boots all agree that what you get is what you paid for, and what you get is great. These boots are the total package of comfort, style, quality, and durability. Women have liked the boots so much that they have decided to order more in other colors. It’s hard to argue that these boots aren’t at least worth a shot.
Comfort

Comfort

Women have nothing but good things to say about these boots and how comfortable they are. Reviewers say that the heel height is the perfect height to where they aren’t too high to walk normally and comfortably, but they still look trendy. The boots come up above your ankle as well, so they have great ankle support, which is important when wearing heels. There is a pointed toe, but as long as you order the correct size for your feet, your toes won’t be scrunched in the front of the boot and they will look and feel as sassy as they’re meant to. Women with issues, such as bunions, claim that this boot is the first of this style that worked for them in the comfort department.

Some women have said that the boot was a little snug at the opening; so they have used a hairdryer to warm the material and stretch it, along with putting on thick socks. The synthetic soles mean more flexibility, which means minimal break-in time. The soles also provide some extra stability and shock absorption. Overall, women rave about the comfort of these boots almost as much as they do about the style.
Stability

Stability

In the realm of heeled footwear,, it is difficult to claim that any are extremely stable. The thinner and taller the heel, the more chance of becoming unstable. However, these heels are not so high that you can not keep your balance unless you’re not accustomed to wearing heels. The heel on these boots is three and a half inches tall. That is just half an inch over the average heel height and women are raving about how comfortable the height of the heel is on these boots. The shaft height is five and three quarter inches; which is great to provide your ankles with some extra support, which comes in handy when wearing heeled footwear. Because the out-soles are synthetic, they are thicker and geared toward exploring, so the soles would provide for some extra stability. The haircalf leather used to make these boots also contributes to the stability of the boot as a whole, as long as you take care of the material as you use the boots. (Keep them clean and out of sunlight and harsh weather.)
Price

Price

When you first see the price of these boots, your first instinct may be to leave the page and continue shopping elsewhere for something cheaper (even if the quality isn’t as great as the Sam Edelman Women’s Olette Fashion Boots). However, if you compare the price of the Sam Edelman boots to the prices of other boots that are made out of haircalf leather and have similar characteristics, these ones are on the cheap end of the scale. Comparables are going for $50-$100 more than the Sam Edelman Women’s Olette Fashion Boots.

With Sam Edelman, you are paying for products that the owners have put a lot of hard work and care into; making sure that they provide high quality and lasting comfort at an affordable price. They may use a more expensive material in one area, but make up for it but using a cheaper material elsewhere (never skimping on quality). Not to mention the fact that their shoes are always keeping up with the latest fashion trends. For boots that come with the total package, such as these, you can’t beat the price.
Brand

Brand

Sam Edelman has created two well-known labels with his wife, Libby. Their first brand was Sam & Libby, which they founded in the 1980s. Sam Edelman also helped build Esprit into one of the most well-known footwear brands of the 1980s. Decades after that was when the duo started the Sam Edelman brand. Since Caleres acquired the brand in 2010, it has grown to almost $200 million in sales. Sam Edelman now has 12 stores and is included in the luxury market.

The Edelman’s home in Connecticut reflects their love for horses and horseback riding, and it was horse riding that led Sam back to the footwear industry. He suffered an accident in 2001 that led to the beginning of the Sam Edelman brand. Sam and Libby are constantly challenging the mold and putting out high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. Libby is the main visionary during the designing process; she picks a destination for inspiration at the beginning of every season. Sam and Libby attribute most of their success to their ability to roll with the punches and adjust to

an always-changing market where companies are popping up and burning out constantly.
Aesthetics

Aesthetics

The Women’s Olette Fashion Boots are made with haircalf leather. This kind of leather is usually made from goat or cow hide. It is made from the side of the hide with the hair. It is then shaved down to the length of horse hide. Then the hide is bleached white so that it may be dyed other colors and patterns. Haircalf leather can be dyed to resemble animal hides or to create abstract and original patterns. This type of leather is mainly used in high end fashion accessories. You will need to take care of these boots. This material can be damaged by rough usage. Keep these boots stored where it is not hot or cold and out of sunlight. Clean with a damp cloth, working in the direction the fur is going. You can use a spray to help protect your boots, but the treatment could change the appearance of the leather. When treated with the right care, you haircalf leather boots will stay looking sharp larger.
Outsole

Outsole

These boots are made with synthetic soles; which are known for being more flexible and comfortable than their leather counterparts. The synthetic material offers a lightweight feel but does not offer a whole lot in the breathability department. It does, however, offer water-resistance. It is also designed to hold up in weather conditions and withstand wear and tear from walking and running.

Synthetic soles are most commonly made from natural rubber, PVC (polyvinyl chloride compounds), or polyurethane. These types of soles are intended for more rigorous activity, so they are more durable. They are able to look elegant when the occasion arises, so long as the sole remains thin (as it does with this boot). One of the best advantages of synthetic soles is that they are more versatile, less expensive, and becoming more of a niche item. They are much less expensive because they don’t require as much preparation or labor to produce.
Style

Style

The Sam Edelman Women’s Olette Fashion boots are very versatile when it comes to fashion. They are shaped in such a way that they give off a polished vibe; but they can also be used casually and look sharp when paired with denim. The heel is high enough that the boots look dressy, but low enough to allow for long term wear without discomfort. The pointed toe screams sass and elegance all at the same time. And the shaft height is perfect for pairing with any kind of wardrobe; pants, skirts, shorts., etc. Boots of this style are a must-have for many women who are on the go and don’t want to own forty pairs of shoes to fit each occasion. Whether you’re going to the grocery store or a concert, you can reach for your trusty Olette’s. In every scene and situation, these boots will remain timelessly beautiful and will always fit in.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Sam Edelman Women’s Olette Fashion Boots are yet another product from Sam and Libby Edelman that knocks its consumers and competitors out of the ballpark. These boots have so many great features that make them a desirable product to have in your home! Let’s begin with the gorgeous haircalf leather that these beauties are made from. The soft, smooth, sleek look of the haircalf leather makes these boots look amazing in any setting while providing high-quality material that can withstand use.

Then we have the sassy pointed toes and the three and a half inch heels that make statements of their own without taking away from comfort. The shaft height is just right, so that it provides some ankle support, without compromising on style. They’re also the perfect height to wear with any bottoms, short or long. These boots are water resistant, durable, flexible, comfortable, affordable, and fashionable. These boots are able to provide high quality at an affordable price the Edelman’s design their shoes with quality and price in mind. They use less expensive materials without sacrificing the quality of the product to provide you with the best. There’s really no reason to not try these beautiful boots from Sam Edelman.