Sole Society Rumi Review

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A Connecticut native, Brett Markinson launched Sole Society.com in 2012, one year after he co-founded the sale website Hautelook.com.  However, Sole Society is a direct to consumer platform for apparel, shoes, bags and other accessories in which you can support your shoe, bag and accessory addiction. Oh and it does has some pretty sweet selection too.

By going to Sole Society you can shop for every occasion, you can create an entire outfit from head to toe and it’s all in one place. You don’t even have to lift a finger.

Remember when Carrie Bradshaw said that shopping is her cardio? Well, it doesn’t have to be so exhausting and there are now places that cater your every need without even stepping out of your home. If only Carrie Bradshaw knew about it, right?

Places like Sole Society. One such sweet product is their Sole Society Rumi shoe, and it’s gorgeous. Let’s break it down, and present the shoe in the most honest way so you can get an honest and informed opinion before purchasing.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Suede upper

Tassel and strap details

Supportive, chunky heel

Neutral styles to match everything

Cons

No vegan option

Outsole

Outsole

The Sole Society presents booty with an outsole made from resin. Yup. And not only that the entire outsole of the Rumi boots is made from raisin it’s also textured with makes them even more beautiful and more durable. But more on that a bit later.

The heel of the Rumi boot which measures 3 inches, is stacked to have a more polished and beautiful appearance with two different tones of raisin. The lighter and darker tones or raisin are stacked one on top of the other, giving this boot a beautiful finish in the outsole. Just look at those layers. They practically look like a gorgeous crape cake, and the entire boot is so yummy that you just want to eat it. But the outsole is not only glued to the midsole, for extra protection of the foot it’s also stitched with a beautiful and highly durable thread.
Midsole

Midsole

Yup, you’ve guessed it. The insole of the Rumi boots is padded for extra comfort and finished with a textile lining for balance and even greater fit inside the shoe. The footbed is fixed and just like the upper, the footbed is almond shaped especially in the toes area of the shoe. The almond shape gives the toe more room to move inside the shoe, and not to be as compressed as they would be in a pointy toe shoe. With the almond-shaped shoe like the Rumi boots from Sole Society you’ll get equal amounts of style, quality and comfort that it’s unmatched. You’ll love the trio of offerings that these boots have, within minutes that you put them on. First, you’ll be able to feel that fantastic padded footbed in the arches, then on the toes and after that pretty much on the rest of your feet.
Upper

Upper

Is there anything more beautiful than suede upper on any type of shoe, especially on a chunky heeled sexy booty like the Rumi model? Nope. And once you have that model on your feet you’ll be able to feel the fine leather and what it really can do to your feet. There’s nothing quite like it, and Sole Society knows that all too well. And although the many elements that compose the upper may seem like a lot on first glance, don’t worry about it. They’re not that many, and every piece of the puzzle is useful. Let’s take the biggest part of the shoe. The upper. Yes, it’s made from gorgeous suede, but that’s what you see on the outside. The upper of the Rumi model is lined with polyurethane in the inside of the shoe, which makes it more pleasant to touch and more easily wearable in every occasion. Regardless if you wear the boots with tights, socks or on bare feet.

The sides of the shoes are reinforced with zipper, just to make the putting on the shoes, and taking them off a little easier. But even without the added easement of the zipper, the boot’s opening measures about 10 and a half inches around. That’s around the ankle of course since they’re an ankle length boots. The suede is both glued and stitched to the outsole, making it highly durable and waterproof. There will be no leakage or the added pressure of having the boots slip open after prolonged wearing. The Rumi model will stay as they were for a quite long time.

Oh and those gorgeous tassels also made from suede really paint the picture of these shoes. First, they begin as lovely strap details around the opening of the shoe. The design of the straps makes the appearance like they’re wrapped around your ankle and then tied around the sides in a beautiful knot, which forms a loose tassel. The tassel is decorative but creates a beautiful finish to a beautiful shoe. Yes, the boots would look fantastic even without the tassel, but just adding it, gives these boots a bold, interesting look without being ostentatious.

And have you noticed that there isn’t anything besides the tassels on the boot’s design? No added beating, not unnecessary metal hardware? No, why ruin a perfectly simple, elegant boot with adding a lot of stuff? If you can improve the look, then sure, but there’s no room for improvement here because you can’t improve perfection. The simplistic nature of the boots increases their value, so it would be pointless to make them more elegant than this. A simple suede tassel is quite enough to make them elegant and beautiful.
Comfort

Comfort

That padded footbed in the midsole is truly the star in the comfort portion of this review. It’s fixated to the midsole and it’s designed with an almond toe silhouette. Because of the almond toe silhouette, the toes have more room to move within the shoe and therefore a lot more comfortable. And with a heel that measures three inches, you’ll definitely want that extra room. Much of the comfort in the Rumi model comes from the 10 and a half inches shaft in the opening of the boots. Not only your feet will be able to move, your ankles will experience that comfort as well. Because nobody likes boots that constrict the ankles, right? They’re painful and possibly damaging to your feet. Luckily Sole Society Rumi don’t have that problem.
Support

Support

Nothing like a chunky heel. Love it or hate it, the chunky heel even in a 3-inch height it’s more supportive to the feet. It makes the lady that walks in the boots a more comfortable, supported and a lot more pain free. The 3-inch heel is perfect for the Rumi style of boots, as it doesn’t strain the feet that much and is an appropriate height for this type of boots. Anything higher will be too painful and very uncomfortable.
Durability

Durability

Several aspects of the boots make them highly durable. So, it’s not a solo effort, but mainly it’s all down to the quality of the suede leather and the quality of the craftsmanship. First of all, that leather is even in the tassels, let alone the entire upper. And that beautiful strong leather can be found in the entire upper section of the upper. Oh and that craftsmanship mentioned earlier, it’s highly noticeable in the beautiful and secure stitching of the upper to that magnificent stacked outsole.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Because of the sturdy and thick materials used in the upper and the outsole, the Rumi model is not one of the most flexible, but it sure is one of the most comfortable and dependable. The suede leather in the upper is quick strong in gripping the toes, and the stacked outsole made from raisin is even more supportive.
Stability

Stability

Because of the sturdy and thick materials used in the upper and the outsole, the Rumi model is not one of the most flexible, but it sure is one of the most comfortable and dependable. The suede leather in the upper is quick strong in gripping the toes, and the stacked outsole made from raisin is even more supportive for the entire shoe.
Airflow

Airflow

The suede leather in the Sole Society Rumi boots is a natural promoter of airflow. The leather material allows your feet to breathe, to be aerated, and keeps away the moisture and the smell from your feet. You won’t find anything better to keep these classic boots aerated, than the good old reliable leather. The leather will not let you down.
Terrain

Terrain

Because the Rumi model is more an Autumn or Winter type of shoe, it’s equipped to withstand some severe terrain and weather, without putting damage to your feet or to the shoes overall. The leather will keep your feet warm, and waterproof in any situation. You can be assured of that, but you need to be careful about the terrain that you walk on while wearing the Rumi boots. If you’re not used to wearing this type of heels, you definitely need to be careful on more rugged terrain.
Traction

Traction

The Rumi boots do have little ridges on the bottom of the outsole, not unfortunately not nearly enough to keep them secure from slipping. Attributed to the 3in heel, the traction properties of the outsole are not great, and you should be careful while wearing them.
Style

Style

The Style of the Sole Society Rumi boots is probably one of the most important features that these boots possess. It’s timeless classic with an edgy twist. Seriously. The monochromatic suede leather in the upper, along with that beautiful straps and tassels really gives the Rumi boots their edgier look, without being too flashy. They’re stylish ankle length boots that fall look perfect on any stylish woman. They’re versatile and comfortable and they’re appropriate for just about any occasion. They can transition easily from a day shoe to a night shoe, and all you have to change is your outfit.

The minimalism in the detailing makes them a blank canvas to any modern woman, and although they do have some tassels the minimalism in the detailing is what makes them so timeless. You can wear them now and two years from now and they won’t lose their beauty, style, and edginess. Because sometimes, having a class is more important than having current trends in your shoe wardrobe. And if you’re in need of classy boots that provide you with timeless elegance like the Rumi boots, that you’ll be happy with them for a very long time.

Bottom line

The Sole Society Rumi boots are exceptional. They’re made with high-quality materials and timeless design that glow with style and elegance for every occasion. They work perfectly with the work attire and for that gorgeous black number that you have in your closet for a night out. You’ll find yourself wearing them over and over again, through the entire Autumn-Winter seasons and with just about every piece of clothing. They work well with dresses as they work well with jeans.

However, just because they’re more winter-leaning boots, they need to have a more rugged outsole. The thicker set of ridges in the outsole would really make the boots a lot more traction prone and durable in any type of terrain. As they’re right now, they’re highly slippery and with the 3 inches heel, they’re a little too dangerous for wearing in rough terrains. It’s the only thing that would improve these otherwise amazing pair of boots. If they only had a little bit more stability in the outsole.