The pale mushroom color wasn’t bad against my skin, but it didn’t do anything for it either. The leather is really nice. It doesn’t have a flat bottom so you will want to put loose items into the clutch. No full wallet will fit unless it bulges and you don’t want that. The fringe wasn’t as fluid as I wanted it to be. The strands needed to be a little wider and/or longer or just more of them to give some good whip. They felt a little stiff.
Marlowe huarache mules (C0562, $178) run in half sizes from 6-10.5, from what I currently see on the website. Color choices are dark nutmeg and light blush. They’re now $129.99.
See the solid navy Marlow mules reviewed in this post.
Size 8 – dark nutmeg – I wear 7.5 and was not surprised to take this shoe in my J. Crew pump/wedge size of 8. The cognac is a nice color. The perfect brown for a huarache sandal.
Fit and comfort were good. The leather should stretch to fit your feet comfortably. I had a fit problem with the side arch of my foot. It spilled over the shoe a little bit. I could really feel it at first. Not painful. It just felt too narrow in that area. As I stood in them, they got more comfortable. I don’t think my foot silhouette really fit the shoe.
I’m in the slouchy boardwalk pants (sz 6). They’re a bit long on me, 5’0″. I wanted to try a 8P, but they only run in regular sizes. The Marlows look good with everything.
Whenever I looked at these online, I saw a little leather bow on them. It was completely my imagination. The weave is across the top of the foot, but there aren’t any loose leather laces that tie into a bow. Honestly, if there was a little leather lace-tie bow, it might have drawn attention to the shoe weave. With a bow on them, I might’ve not returned them. If your skin color offers more contrast, maybe you’ll be more impressed with them. They were a good neutral, but I didn’t like them as much as the solid navy.