Are you sitting down?

Are you sitting down?

No don’t get to excited, I’m not getting married.  But I do have some exciting shoe relate news.  For the past 5 years I’ve only been purchasing shoes from Tory Burch.  Recently a friend and fellow shoe fanatic from my home town issued me a challenge.  Lets refer to her as “J”.  She challenged me to broaden my horizons and try different brands of shoes so we referred to it as my “Non Tory” shoe challenge.  In other words, try another brand for shoes or flats (dummy)  There’s nothing wrong with Tory but there are so many other great flats and shoe designers I’m neglecting.

Very recently a style expert, named Bridgette, from New York who’s blog I also follow informed me she was asked to do a review on a pair of flats from a company called Sabrinas.  Ever heard of the Sabrinas brand?  Here’s a link to the Sabrinas flats she was asked to review, the style name is London;                                          http://bridgetteraes.com/2016/10/17/sabrinas-ballerina-flats-review/#comment-2968731996

One thing I consider before acquiring new flats or shoes is, do they catch my eye.  My initial reaction to the colour, shape, material, and soles often determines if they make my “must have” list or “no thanks, I’ll pass.”  My initial feelings about the Sabrinas London flats after reading Bridgette’s review was “must have.” 

OK, so you’re likely wondering why do you need to be sitting down???

All the stars aligned and the next thing I knew I had my first pair of Sabrinas London flats, or should I say “Non Tory’s”  Shocking right!  OK, you can stand up now!

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When I look down at them on my feet they are just as cute as any other pair of flats I own.  The colour, the shape of the toe and the suede material are all perfect.

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I was a bit confused about the extreme comfort Bridgette talked about because the soles are not thick and chunky, they are sleek and thin.  After trying them on I quickly realized the         5 mm memory foam sole makes them comfy and the soft suede uppers makes them sturdy and supportive.  They look like cute ballet flats, but they feel like wear a pair of athletic shoes minus the laces

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A quick note about the Sabrinas brand.  They are base in Spain but their products are available in the USA and some places in Canada.  (Bridgettes post lists several places where you can find Sabrinas in the USA) 

This was my first customer experience with the Sabrinas brand and I will rate it as excellent.  I normally shop in person for my shoes but these flats made there way to me in a very unique but different way.  Regardless of how they got to me, I’m rating the experience as excellent.

For an overall rating of these flats I will use many of the same words as Bridgette used to describe them in her post.  Supportive, sturdy, structured, stylish and stunning.  (That’s a lot of “S” words)  Maybe it would be easier if I just say Comfy and Cute.

To all women and men that are looking for a great pair of flats, you should seek out a pair of Sabrinas to try for yourself.  I’m giving them 2 thumbs up.

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As a side note on comfort of these Sabrinas, I enjoy going for walks so yesterday instead of wearing a pair of sneakers, I worn my Sabrinas for my hour long walk.  It was pure comfort.

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11 thoughts on “Are you sitting down?

  1. ivanev

    Hi Bri,

    I love your sense of humor when introducing your post, haha 😀
    you look awesome and happy when wearing your Sabrinas flats, just of watching your pics and the ones at the site of footwearinc, I can tell you that these are comfty cute flats to be worn for long walkings or stand in your feet for 7 or more hours, well after trying 40 or 50 diffrent brands of flats I can tell you which flats are comfty or not from the first sight.

    I am really happy that you are trying a new brand of flats other that Tory Burch, that’s the fun with fashion as our good friend and blogger Carmen says. When shopping for flats or other “ladies” shoes, we can fin a huge range of brands, colors, shapes and prices, and from that variety we can determine which brand and styles are comfortable for us.

    I am also wearing a new brand of flats, the famous Tieks, and also I am trying 2 brands of mules, Frye Melanie and Cole Haan. I found them really beautiful and comfortable to alternate with my flats. More fun and nice footwear options !

    Bridgette was very nice as she asked her contact if Sabrinas had a store or distributor in Canada. Unfortunately they don’t have any in Canada, so the only site to get a pair for me is footwear etc.com, but the shipping fee and custom taxes are as expensive as the price of the flats!! But you know, when stars align, and good luck help us (maybe the attraction law), I got a pair of Sabrinas London flats in metallic blue in my size for a really good price and they are new, at eBay and they are in the road. So for me it would be also a great chance to try this brand and in a color that I’ve never worn before.

    Finally I plan to post a review about my Tieks maybe next year cause I want to test them in all condition and evaluate for my self if the price tag is worth, also a review of my experience with my Sabrinas flats and from my mules. I think sharing our customer experience with other helps people, ladies and men, to better invest their money in footwear that is cute and comfty.

    Have a nice weekend and thanks for sharing!

    Ivan

    https://ivanlovesshoes.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/tieks-a-different-review/101_3110/#main

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    1. ToryBri Post author

      Hi Ivan.

      Glad the stars aligned and you to are getting a pair of Sabrinas for yourself. I hope you find them very comfy. The metallic blue sound very nice.

      I have been a very loyal Tory Burch customer for the past 5 years so I don’t feel like I’m betraying my love for the Tory Burch brand. But it is quite exciting to try other brands. The Sabrinas were an amazing choice.

      I can’t wait to read your review and compare your Sabrinas, Tory’s and Tieks. Honest input and reviews do help others out in the market for these products.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 🙂

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  2. carmen

    Ha ha! You had me in suspense with your title and opening line! LOL 🙂
    It’s good to try different things. Comfort is the main reason I love flats but they look great too, so when you have comfort + style, what’s not to love?

    ❤ carmen

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    1. ToryBri Post author

      Hi Carmen. Glad you like the “shock factor” title. It is a bit of a shock cuz I’ve been a loyal Tory customer for 5 years. It is good to try other brand for comparing cuteness and comfort. These Sabrinas are the comfiest flats I’ve ever worn. Even comfier than my TB Minnie’s. “Gulp” there I said it. Of course that said I still love my Tory’s

      Hope you are doing well Carmen, thanks for stopping by. ❤️

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