How many stalking sessions and internal debates did it take before I purchased my Nisolo Emma D’Orsays? TOO many. Thankfully I dropped in the Nashville showroom last season and scored the last remaining pair in my size!
I pride myself on thrifting high quality pieces for a fraction of the price, but I have zero qualms about dropping cash on a brand like Nisolo. I own one other pair of Nisolo shoes-the Serena Sandal, and I’ll forever be a loyal customer.
Why? Nisolo ensures their factory employees receive fair wages and they’re also offered education stipends, medical care and safe working conditions. Their high quality products are handmade and built to last!
With the recent restock of the Emma D’Orsays, I thought it time for a review for those that may be on the fence about the $188 dollar investment.
The Emmas are made in an ethical factory in Leon, Mexico-also known as the shoe capital of the world. Let’s just say they know their way around a good leather shoe.
From the insole, to the lining to the sole-it’s ALL leather. None of that man-made, synthetic material to be found here.
The 1 inch stacked leather heel providses a teensy bit of height and easily dresses up any attire.
Annnnd they easily slip on and off- a vital detail for regular travelers.
Why can’t both my feet be the exact same size! UGH-anyone else know the struggle? I fit perfectly into a Serena Sandal size 7, so I purchased the same for the Emma’s, knowing my left foot felt a bit snug in the closed toe.
After a month or so of regular wear, the leather stretched out and fit quite perfectly. Like other Nisolo styles, these are ideal for individuals with more narrow feet.
Like I said previously, these may not be the best choice for someone with wider feet. I’m not saying they won’t stretch enough to be comfortable, but after several months of wear, mine has so far only stretched minimally.
Since I don’t do heels anymore, I bought these to complete my office capsule and to pair with my nicer jeans and pants. I quickly moved past my hesitation of not wearing them anywhere else for fear of scuffing and scratching them up, and I can say they are super comfy!
The only minor issue I’ve noticed is that if I’m on my feet for a long time or walk a far distance, my toes start to rub against the leather insole and it’s a bit irritating.
The Emma D’Orsays are perfect for transitioning between seasons. Wearing them, I feel the need to sit in a coffee shop, savoring a good pour while lingering over a good book or conversation. Not that it’s ever happened, but I love French vibes!
I can’t tell you how many compliments I receive when I have them on. (Note-you should NOT buy something because of what someone may or may not think of you, BUT it’s nice when another person notices the ultra chicness.)