Sam Edelman Stillson Review

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Sam Edelman is known for making great looking shoes for any occasion. He gets his inspiration for his line of shoes from his 30+ years of experience in the shoe business as well as his love for travel. He has an eye for fashion and he uses it to bring you fantastic quality footwear. The Sam Edelman Stillson pumps are just one more in their long line of shoes. Customers adore the look and style of them, coming in a huge variety of colors and styles there is sure to be something that everyone will love. Whether you need a pair of fancy dress shoes or a casual pair of go-to heels, these pumps will have you covered. They might not be the most comfortable right of the box and need to be broken in a bit, but after a couple of times wearing them, they will feel great on your feet. Customers have stated that they would recommend these shoes to their friends and family, as they are good quality and exceptionally good looking.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Fun color options
  • Variety of uppers
  • Beautiful classic style
  • Long-lasting durability
Cons
  • Not the most comfortable
  • Needs breaking in
Uppers

Uppers

The materials that make up the uppers of these heels is going to vary depending on the color and style you choose to purchase. You can get them in genuine leather, suede, Brahma hair, jacquard, and velvet. No matter what shoes you decide to go with the uppers are going to feel amazing on your feet and look great.

In addition to the numerous different materials of the uppers, they all have a synthetic lining inside of them to help prevent rubbing and chafing, as well as give you nice and soft feeling on your feet, since you probably will not be wearing socks while you are rocking these pumps.
Heel

Heel

These pumps feature a chunky block heel that measures in at about 3.5 inches (for a size 8.5). They are going to give you a couple extra inches in height that many customers like. The wider and more chunky heel is great because, unlike with a stiletto heel, you will not have to worry too much about sinking into the soft ground while attending an outdoor event which can lead to breaking a heel and/or falling and hurting yourself. Additionally, you will not have to worry about getting your heel caught in cracks or grates since it is thicker and will not fit into the smaller crevices as the thin stilettos will.

Many customers also commented that the thicker heel also gives them a more stable feeling underfoot, especially when they are doing a lot of standing or walking throughout the day.

The heels look great as well. They are going to match the color, style, and materials that are used to make the uppers. Giving the whole shoe the same look which is aesthetically pleasing to most customers.
Sole

Sole

The synthetic soles of these heels give you a soft and cushioned underfoot experience that you will appreciate after being on your feet all day. There is some padding in the soles from a padded footbed, but some customers suggest that it might not be enough, especially in the toe area where you are putting a lot of your weight while you are on the go. Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of extra room in these shoes so it is not really easy to fit an insole for extra cushioning.

The outsole is also made out of synthetic materials. They are designed to be able to hold a decent grip, which is definitely something that you are going to want in your heels. If you are hitting the dance floor or simply walking around, you are going to want to make sure you can stay on your feet. You will not have to worry about your feet slipping out from underneath you while you are out and about due to the soles not being able to give you the traction that you need.
Style

Style

Customers adore the look and the style of these pumps. They have a slip-on design with a softly squared toe and a chunky block heel. The heel is wrapped in the same color and style as the rest of the shoe to give you a unified look throughout.

They come in a plethora of colors and designs with a variety of different materials depending on the upper you choose. Some of the color options you will have to choose from include, but are not limited to, black suede; black leather; molten gold and metallic leather; mauve wine embossed velvet; new nude leopard; black and multi Venezia metallic jacquard; sand jungle leopard Brahma hair; or blue and multi geometric tie fabric. There are so many color options you are sure to find a pair or more, that will best suit your style and personality.

These shoes are going to fit right it almost anywhere. Whether you want to wear them to a casual get together or a formal event these are going to be perfect. Customers appreciate the versatility of these great pumps. Whether you want to wear them with a pair of blue jeans or wear them for date night you will not be disappointed with the beautiful look of the Sam Edelman Stillson pumps.
Durability

Durability

When it comes to your heels you are going to want to make sure you get a pair that is going to last. You do not want to have to worry about being out and about and having your heel snap off causing you to fall and potentially hurt yourself. That is not something that you will have to worry about with these pumps. They thicker block heel helps increase the durability, making it a little harder to accidentally break off. These shoes have a moderate to high price tag for other similar shoes on the market and as such, it is nice to know that they will not fall apart and need to be replaced for a while.

One customer, however, stated that you should use caution and try not to scuff them up or rub up against anything. It is possible that some of the uppers materials can essentially rub off and leave your shoes looking worn. This is not something that happens a lot and as long as you are careful you should have no problems with this.
Stability

Stability

You might not think about stability when you are imagining walking around in a pair of heels, but that is what you are going to get with these shoes. Most of it comes from the great heel. The thick heel is going to give you a more stable base to walk on, helping you distribute the weight on your shoes and allowing to put your mind at ease while you are out and about.

These shoes, however, do not offer any kind of traditional stability features that some people might expect from some shoes. Even though it is highly discouraged, there are those who have problems with either overpronation or supination who are still going to try to wear high heeled shoes. Be advised that these shoes are not going to be a good fit for you might want to steer clear of these.
Support

Support

Support is an important part of any pair of shoes. You are going to want to make sure that whatever you put on your feet is going to be able to give you the support and security that you will need for what you are going to be doing. The Sam Edelman Stillson pumps offer you a decent amount of support which is nice. As long as you get the right size they will fit you snugly and keep your feet locked into place. You will not have to worry about your feet sliding around inside of your shoes or possibly losing a shoe altogether. The snug vamp and heel design are going to ensure you stay locked in, safe and sound.

As for arch support, these pumps do not really offer any. There is a little padding in the footbed but not a lot, and not enough to ease the pair of high arches. If you need something that is going to provide you with great support like that then these are probably not going to be the right heels for you.
Fit

Fit

You are going to want to make sure that you get the right size shoes when you order these. Ensuring that your shoes fit right is vital to your comfort level. If you get them too big you will slide around in your shoes and have to concentrate more when walking to make sure you do not lose a shoe. On the other hand, if they are too small they are going to be tight and restricting, causing you pain and discomfort. An ill-fitting pair of shoes can also lead to irritating rubbing and blisters as well, and nobody wants or likes that.

For the most part, customers are saying that they are running just a little bit large and you might want to think about getting them about a half size smaller than you would normally order. On the other hand, there are a lot of customers saying that these are running true to size so you should order the size you would order in any other pair of shoes. If you are unsure as to what size heels you want to order you might want to consider taking a peek at the Sam Edelman's sizing chart to take some of the guesswork out of picking a shoe size.
Comfort

Comfort

There are some mixed reviews when it comes to the comfort level of these shoes. For the most part, customers believe that they have a pretty decent overall comfort level. That being said, there are quite a few reviewers who said that they would have liked to have seen more cushioning in the sole of the shoes, especially in the toes since that is where they carry a lot of their weight when they are walking around in them.

Even though they might not have enough cushioning for some they do have an overall great feel. The uppers are soft and flexible, yet supportive enough to keep your feet in the shoe and the thick heel helps distribute your weight so it gets to be slightly comfier went standing for extended periods of time.

Something to keep in mind when you receive these shoes is that many customers mentioned that they need to be broken in. They might not be the most comfortable right out of the box but after wearing them a couple of times they will feel so much better.

Weight

When you are walking around all day wearing heels the last thing that you want to worry about is feeling like they are weighing you down and holding you back. You want to make sure that they are as light as possible. These ones are not the lightest shoes out there, but they are at about the average mark. One shoe in size 8.5 weighs in at 11 ounces. The weight, of course, will vary depending on the size shoe you get. The smaller sizes will obviously be lighter than the larger ones. Overall though, customers can appreciate how lightweight they feel on their feet while they are out and about.

Bottom Line

If you are shopping around for a great pair of versatile pumps then you do not have to look any farther. These shoes are going to look great with a casual outfit or a formal dress. Whether you are heading to the mall, to the office, or a night of dancing you will look spectacular in these shoes. Coming in a wide variety of colors and print there is bound to be something that you will love. Many customers have purchased them in more than color just so they can have more. The 3.5-inch heel and softly squared toe of this slip-on pump is going to be a fun addition to your daily wardrobe.