Monday, December 14, 2015

Haul + Review: Orla Kiely for Clarks Angelina Shoes

On sale $120 (originally $240)

I'm so excited that I finally got a pair of Orla Kiely shoes from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection, which will be her last collaboration with Clarks. And it looks like I got them just in time because they're no longer available on the Clarks USA site (but are still available on Orla Kiely's site in select sizes). I ended up purchasing my usual size US 7 (UK 4 1/2, EU 37 1/2), which I think is the perfect fit for me width-wise. I still find that the Orla Kiely Clarks shoes run a bit long (I probably have about a 1/2" of extra space in the toe area), but it's not that big a deal and overall they fit really well. I was going to purchase a 6 1/2 also so I could compare the sizes, but it sold out before I got a chance to. I'm really happy with the size 7's though, and feel that they would've been the better fit anyway. 

Here's a top view of the shoes. Like I mentioned, they are just a tad bit too long, but that doesn't take away from the look or comfort level of these shoes. They don't show any toe cleavage (which I hate) so I'm really happy about that.

The back, heels, and front flower are made with patent leather, while the rest of the shoe is matte.

The buckles have gold hardware.

The shoes have a very nice croc texture along the sides, which smooth out a bit towards the front.

They have a nice low heel, which makes these great for work.

The flowers have a large buttoned center, which feels quite sturdy and well-made - I don't feel that they will fall off.

And of course, the bottoms have the classic Stem print.

This is my 8th pair of Orla Kiely shoes, but this particular pair is probably the most comfortable right out of the box. I initially thought they'd be too stiff and I'd really have to break them in, but they are actually quite comfortable. And I love the classic look of this Mary Jane style, yet they are unique with Orla Kiely's signature touches.


  1. They look amazing! I JUST brought myself these in Pink.. So excited to get mine x

    1. That's awesome! The pink ones are SO pretty, but they weren't sold at Clarks stores here in the US. I hope you enjoy your new pair :)