Kat

Kat

Kat

Kat wrote a review of on March 12, 2013

5 5

I've read a lot about Kamiks and seen then in stores, was so excited to have my own pair. First off, I love the fact that they are made in Montreal (being from Montreal I like supporting a local business!)and they are environmentally conscious. You can send your worn boots in for them to melt down and reuse. All of their black matte boots and soles are made from that recycled rubber. Kamik boots are extremely well constructed, you can tell it's a high quality product that stands out from other rain boots by its high gloss shine and well molded contour. There are "How it's made" videos on Youtube and on Kamik's website showing how this footwear is produced which makes it even more interesting to own a pair.
I love how stylish these look, definitely not your farmer's or fishermen boots. They fit well although I suggest going a size up. I typically wear a 9 or 9.5 and had to get these in 10. I'm able to tuck my skinny jeans in and they feel comfy around my calves. Kamik makes a taller model as well as a wider width model of this exact rain boot by the way. The only drawback is that the bigger your size, the heavier the boot. I wore these for a good 10 hours both indoors in the office and outside and felt that my feet dragged a bit, maybe something to get used to. However, they are lighter in weight compared to many rubber boots that have a chunkier heel.
I would recommend these because they're lovely, Canadian, and obviously keep your feet dry.

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Kat wrote a review of on June 29, 2007

5 5

This is my 2nd pair of Crocs, I stated an inconvenient aspect about the Primas I first got, my foot could slip out.
With these Mary Janes, there is absolutely no risk of your foot slipping out since it is secured with 2 straps. The back strap can be lifted if you wish and you'll get the clog feel.
I didn't like them at first but after seeing some everywhere, I had to have some. I've seen them in only 5 or so colors here, which is a shame since I would love more!
This model is narrower than the standard Beach of Caymen shoe but it is not made to be worn snuggly around the foot. I normally wear a size 9 and once again, in all Crocs I have sampled, they fit true to my size. Although, I have lean/narrow feet so I sometimes feel like my foot is floating in this Mary Jane model.
Like all other Crocs, they provide great support and control nasty odors in case of sweat due to their anti-microbial material. Since I bought these in the Pearl White color, they can get dirty easily, but they are just as easily washable with simple water, soap and an old toothbrush if needed.
These Mary Janes are more girly than the traditional Crocs model, they fit just right and are super comfortable.
I have had no instances of rubbing or blisters.

The main and one of only drawbacks is, the straps are "fragile" as they could be detached or stretched out if you're not careful.
If you try them before buying, it's safer to feel the straps closer to your skin, as they can be enlarged.
Another slight annoyance is that your toenails can sometimes feel the front ventilation gaps. This does not necessarily mean that the shoe is too small, but rather your nails are too long. I've felt my toenails lightly scratch against the non-slip insoles, but that could be because the shoe fits loosly on me, therefore my toes are not securely immobilized in place.
That is nothing painful, just a little weird. I'm overall very satisfied with these Mary Janes and I would buy another pair, in a darker color too.
Bottom line, keep your toenails short when trying them on and make sure the straps aren't too loose.

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