Published on November 21st, 2015 | by Kirsten Borrink12
Bussola Shoes – Relaxed in the California Bootie (Review)
I wouldn’t normally pick this little boot out of a crowd. It’s not a showy attention hog. But don’t let its conservative looks fool you. While the new bootie from Bussola Shoes, the Bussola California, may be short on height, it’s tall on comfort. Thank you to FootwearEtc.com for sending a pair for review.
Do you have sensitive feet? Do you detest shoes with inner seams and stitching? The Bussola California feels like a soft glove against the skin. Do leather shoes often feel too stiff and tight on the bunions or hammertoes? The Bussola California extends grace to toe bumps with its stretch microsuede suede upper (which happens to be water repellent). The cushioned Poron midsole feels springy and lightweight, absorbing the shock of hard flooring and cement sidewalks. When I zip them on, I’m convinced they make me walk faster like a kid in new gym shoes–they’re so lightweight. The arch support is minimal, but the insole is removable and may allow for a thin orthotic.
The fit is fabulous for me. The toe box is roomy enough for toes to spread out while providing a snug fit at the heel. I normally wear a size 10, sometimes 9.5 and the euro 41 worked for me perfectly. I love the elastic goring at the back of the ankle. It looks like grosgrain ribbon, but provides a snug yet stretchy fit at the back of the ankle (but does not cut in to achilles area at all).
The California from Bussola Shoes comes in three versatile shades: coal (gray), coffee (rich dark brown) and black in euro sizes 35-41 (if between sizes, order up) at FootwearEtc.com with free shipping. FootwearEtc.com has a wide selection of Bussola footwear–take a look!
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