You may remember my guide to oxfords 2 weeks ago in which I promised a review of my online purchase. Well, my Envy Tango Oxfords arrived from DSW and unfortunately, they were about a half size too big. I’m taking them back to the store today, but I’m not too down because I found myself another pair of oxfords! I purchased a grey pair by Steve Madden from Nordstrom. The “Trouser” oxfords also comes in black, brown, and navy. It was actually pictured in my oxford guide post as well.
Here are my two purchases; Steve Madden on the left and Envy on the right. I’m actually quite happy the way it worked out, because I much prefer the Steve Madden wingtip design at the toe of the shoe. I’ve already worn them around quite a few times and they’re pretty comfortable. I’ve paired them with shorts and skirts and I can’t wait to try them with tights. We’ve been having some miserably hot days these past couple weeks in Orange County (with the exception of a random 2 day rain streak!) and I have been crossing my fingers for cooler weather so I can start wearing my new fall clothes!
In the mean time, I’ve been wearing my oxfords with patterned socks. The socks I’m wearing above are from Hue, my go-to brand for socks and tights. The shoes are advertised as laceless, but laces come in the box as an option. Personally, I like the oxfords better laced, but if you don’t want laces, the shoes have some hidden elastic attached to the tongue to keep them snuggly on your feet. Note it will take a couple wears to get the shoes broken in and the leather will stretch a bit. The width is standard and the sizing is true to size. My feet are neither narrow or wide and it fits just fine. I normally wear an 8 or 8.5 and the size 8 fits perfectly.
Tell us how you’ll be wearing your oxfords this fall!