I love these shoes. They are comfortable on first wear and look very professional. I bought a half size down from my usual size.
I was looking for a shoe like this for the past several years, and never could find it in a physical store, but this is excellent, a "normal" "mens" suit shoe that fits a woman's foot! No more hobbling around with knee-high boots under my slacks, now I have actual suit shoes and couldn't be happier. After the first week, I was ready to buy a second pair (even if my wallet was Not ready).
The Downtown Dappers in Black
I've been shopping around for a pair of stylish dress shoes to wear with my suits, and I wanted something classic and understated without trendy design details.
Downtown Dappers offered classic styling with good proportions, nothing flashy or trendy, just simple, elegant shoes I could wear to work every single day.
I decided on the black Dappers, but was so nervous about selecting the right size. I wear a women's size 7 and my foot is medium width. After reading the sizing tips on the website, and reading all the reviews, I ordered a 35. They fit pretty well, are more comfortable than expected, but my left pinky toe gets sore for some reason. I am not sure if the shoes will stretch at all since they are not made of leather, but I have been wearing them with different types of socks to try and break them in. I don't think a bigger size would help since there is plenty of room in the front so I am keeping the 35. Its not a huge issue, I think it is just due to the outside curve of the shoe.
Several reviews mentioned the vegan shoes have an odor, and I found this to be true. It is strong when you first take them out of the box, so I let them air out for a couple days before I wore them. The smell does fade, but does not go away entirely. It is not a deal breaker for me since I think the shoes are good quality for the price, but if you are sensitive to smells you may want to consider this. I really only notice it if I have been sitting at my desk for a long time.
Overall, I think the shoes are attractive, comfortable, and they pair well with my suits. I get compliments on them whenever I wear them, which is literally everyday. I am going to purchase another pair from Tomboy, maybe I will try the Barrister boots next! Thanks for offering such a top quality product.