Sole Society Edelyn Reviewed

9.7
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The high heels aren’t a novelty within the fashion industry. Once upon a time they were also worn by men, but among the first noble ladies of Europe that wore high heel shoes, was Catherine de Medici back in the 16th century.

She was only 150 cm tall, and she wanted to appear a bit taller for her wedding day. However she didn’t like to wear the popular but very unstable platform shoes of the era so she gave a local shoemaker a task. To carve out the platform and to make a heel in the platform so she not only could appear taller, but she could walk more easily at her wedding as well.

And thus the modern version of the heel was born. And you can say that the ladies up to that point were true fashion victims in a literal and metaphorical sense of the word, but hey… at least some reforms were done.

But the Edelyn model of Sole Society has a mid-height heel. It’s usually height to a shoe that stands from 2½ to 3½ inches and we hope that you’ll like the review for precisely that model.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Back zip closure

Leather upper

Synthetic lining and sole

Cons

No higher version of the heel

Outsole

Outsole

The rubber outsole in the Edelyn model is thin and barely noticeable, but perfect for this type of shoe. Because the heel is in the mid height it doesn’t require a much thicker outsole, or even a platform. The foot can rest easily on the midsole without putting too much pressure on the toes and the heel area of the foot. Although the outsole is very thin, it sits well on the shoe, and it looks great. It lets the other parts of the Edelyn model to dominate and to expose the entire beauty of the shoe. Of course some of that beauty is attributed to the tapered mid heel that reaches 2 and a half inches in height. The mid-height heels are perfect for the ladies that still love a good fashionable heel, but without the added pressure of walking in sky high heels. The mid-heel also elongates the leg and gives a defining look to your toosh, but boy do they look amazing in sexy flirty dress?
Midsole

Midsole

The synthetic lining of the midsole gives the shoe their better fit from within, but the cushioning in the footbed is not padded at all. This could cause some problems in the arches area, and it can cause a significant amount of pain after a prolonged period of wearing the shoes. The midsole is smooth from the heel all the way down to the toes, and some mastery in wearing a heel is required here.
Upper

Upper

Suede upper done in a bold cut out patterns. Beautiful and sexy isn’t it?. The pointy toe silhouette ads a dash of sophistication to the entire Edelyn model, while the slim straps at the midpoint of the foot and the ankle secure the entire foot tightly. The thin straps around the midpoint and around the ankle are joined together in a beautiful way by another slim (this time vertical) strap that binds the two parts in a wonderful harmony. And for an added feature, the back zip closure gives you versatility in the wearing options too. You can put on or take of the Edelyn model by the adjustable ankle strap or by the zipper on the back of the shoe, just above the heel. The cutouts parts of the shoe leave a little room for some skin to be shown and to make the Edelyn model even sexier for every occasion. Oh and that ankle strap at the very top of the shoe, is secured with an adjustable buckle that allows to be tied any way you want. You can make the buckle tight or you can lose it up a little. It all depends from your preference and the size of your ankles.
Comfort

Comfort

The comfort of the Edelyn model is mainly due to the mid height heel. Because of lack of cushioning in the midsole, the biggest amount of support comes from the 2 and a half inches heel that makes the walking in these shoes bearable and relatively pain free. The smaller height means that there’s a lot less pressure to the toes and the heel of the foot, and the posture is also improved as well. However, it would have been nice if there was some cushioning in the front of the shoe, near the toes. That’s the area where most of the body’s weight falls when you’re walking in high heels, and a nice supportive and comfortable cushioning would be a great addition to any shoe, let alone a shoe that has a mid-heel in the structure.
Support

Support

Frankly the support is one of the few faults of this otherwise great shoe. The support doesn’t come from all the usual places, like the midsole and outsole. The midsole is not padded and the outsole is very thin rubber strip. However, the support is in small amounts provided by the adjustable ankle strap that can be tied to your preferences, and the back zip closure. The metal zipper at the back of the shoe really secures the shoe, and provides a great deal of support when the shoe is tied and secured nicely.
Durability

Durability

On the durability side, the Edelyn model is one highly durable and versatile shoe. The pointed toe is entirely made from suede and so are the very durable straps all around the shoe. The quality of the materials attributes to the overall quality and durability of the shoe, and you’d be surprised by the longevity of the shoes on the long run. You’ll be wearing the shoes for a long long time, and they’ll remain in the condition that they are after you bought them.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Because of the thin outsole and lack of padding in the midsole, these are highly flexible shoes. The Edelyn model demonstrates high flexibility in every part of the shoe, especially in the middle part. And because of that dose of flexibility these shoes are highly demanded for all type of dancing, and they’re even popular among the very fashionable rides that like a dash of originality on their big day.
Stability

Stability

The mid height heel makes them stabile, but not much else. The two and a half inch heel is highly stabile for walking and dancing, but there isn’t that much to be said about the Edelyn shoe in that department. No padding and the very thin outsole take down the stability, and that high heel is the only life line that this model has.
Airflow

Airflow

If stability isn’t one of the shoe’s strong suits, than airflow sure is. The airflow is provided by the suede upper and the cutout parts of the shoe that expose the bare skin. The air can aerate the shoes in almost every part, and you’ll definitely feel the breeze in your feet when you have the Edelyn model on your feet.
Terrain

Terrain

The rocky and slippery terrain is not on BFF terms with the Edelyn model shoes. Because the outsole is very thin, it can create a problem to the feet and you’ll be able to feel every bump or crack on the road. However, some of the comfort in this case can be attributed to the ankle strap that will secure the foot if you find yourself on such terrain. If you do find yourself on rocky terrain, the grip of the ankle strap will pull your feet back on the right track.
Traction

Traction

The outsole of the Edelyn model is very thin, but there is minimal sign or edging that do provide some of the traction. The Edelyn model is more a summer sandal and it does allow you to wear it on dry conditions. But wearing it in humid conditions can severely damage the suede and shorten the lifespan of the shoes significantly. But the traction that this model provides is not great. There is some traction but not a great amount that would prevent any type of injuries. So, you do need to be very careful.
Style

Style

The Edelyn model is very chic, sophisticated and elegant style of shoe. It’s both day and evening type of shoe, so you’ll find yourself wiring it on both occasions. It can transition easily from a day to nigh shoe, just with the change of an outfit, and it will quickly become your strongest asset in your shoe closet. Why? Because everybody loves a shoe that can do the chores of several type of shoes. It saves money, time and it provides great comfort for nay lady to now that it has a shoe that she can wear on any moment’s notice. This particular model looks fabulous with a pair of jeans and a white T-Shirt and with an elegant little black dress for a night out. The Edelyn style of shoe is perfect for the backyard wedding, and for a dinner date to the local fancy restaurant.
The possibilities that this model give to your wardrobe are endless, and it’s up to you co combine them to a more fashionable statement outfit. But if you don’t the Edelyn model will make the statement for you. It will promote you as a confident sexy woman that knows what she wants, and a lady that laminates with style and grace.
Key features

Key features

2 3/4" heel
Back zip closure
Leather upper/synthetic lining and sole
Bottom line

Bottom line

The Edelyn model from Sole Society is a fantastic shoe model. It introduced the mid height heel back to the ladies closets, and with the simplicity in the design it introduced back the sheer elegance of that simplistic design. The pointy toe shoe is perfect for any fashionable lady that loves to look her best in every occasion. Regardless if it’s a business lunch or a night outing with the girlfriends, the Edelyn style shoe will become the best friend you need. However, the shoe doesn’t come without some flaws. As much as the mid-height heel is appreciated, it has not structure to hold on to. The outsole of the shoe is very thin and almost unrecognizable, the midsole is unpadded and thus non-supportive and the mix of zipper and adjustable strap with a buckle is a bit much on top. It would be much easier if the support and security features were distributed all around the shoe, and not just on top. Yes the shorter heel makes the walking in the shoes much easier, but it’s still a high heel after all, and a nice supportive padded footbed would have been nice addition to the shoes as well.

The bottom of the shoe (namely the midsole and outsole) need to be reinforced a bit to make the shoe more stabile. Just an additional padding and some thicker rubber outsole would make walking in the shoes less painful to walk and dance in.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it right now as well. You can dance the night away in these classic pumps by Sole Society, and feel wonderful in it. The Edelyn model is highly popular among the ladies that are looking for a great addition to their prom dresses and to brides to be who are on the lookout for a great bridal shower option. For whatever reason you chose to buy them, they’ll be the stylish and comfortable option for your feet.