“Flat”tering flats: Tory Burch Revas
So an item that has been on my wish list for a while are the Tory Burch Reva flats. I was going to pick these up in Vegas this summer but since I was in Alberta last week I thought I might as well just buy them here in Canada (therefore I would have more of a duty limit coming back from Vegas, there’s one tax in Alberta, and the price difference isn’t that dramatic).
I picked up my pair at Holt Renfrew, where they retail for C$215 (they are $195 USD). I have been on the hunt for a nice pair of black flats that are both stylish, functional, versatile, and well made. For $215 I would hope these bad boys will last me a long time. I believe that Tory Burch is only sold at Holt Renfrew in Canada, as well as the Tory Burch store in Toronto (I’m not sure if it’s open yet though).
I got my Revas in black leather, which is so supple to the touch, but unfortunately prone to scuff marks. The biggest and boldest detail on the pair is the huge Tory Burch branded medallion. These are the classic Reva’s but they also come in a variety of different patterns, leathers, etc. I have the ones with the silver logo, but with that being said, my first choice would have been the gold ones but they didn’t have my size in them. To be honest though, the silver is so shiny that it’s hard to tell sometimes which colour they actually are.
Alright, so on the topic of big sizes, I usually wear a 7.5, but depending on the brand, I can fit anything from a 7 to an 8. So when I asked for a 7.5 and was told they didn’t have my size I was mildly heartbroken. I mean I came all the way to Holts to be told that they didn’t have my size? Well, I don’t give up that easily. They had an 8.5 as a display model so I slipped that on and sure enough it was a perfect fit. I think this is mostly in part because the back of the shoe has an elastic, so in theory I think a 7.5 would have fit but it probably would have been tight. The 8.5 fits so well because of the fact that that elastic is there, if it wasn’t it probably would be a touch too big.
Back when I was researching the shoes online I read mixed reviews about sizing. Some people said to size up, others said they are true to size, and others complained that the elastic cut into the back of their feet. I was seriously “thisclose” to ordering them during the Shopbop Friends and Family sale in a 7.5 but I’m glad I didn’t. If you have a store near you that sells Tory Burch, I would highly recommend trying a pair on. I feel like if I ordered a 7.5 the elastic would be cutting into my skin and they would be quite painful, plus my toes would probably be at the very end of the shoe. Everyone is different so I don’t want to say size up (like I did), but if you have the chance, I highly recommend trying them on before you blind purchase them.
As for comfort, these are notoriously known to be extremely uncomfortable when you first get them. To be honest, they are actually quite comfy until you walk miles in them, then I find that the area below my pinky toe and below my big toe kind of get sore. This could be due to the fact that I’m still breaking them in though. They also don’t rub which is really nice. Again, this could be due to sizing.
So final thoughts, I really love these shoes. They are flashy enough that you can wear them during a night out, but fashionable enough that you can also sport them at the office. $215 is a lot to spend on a pair of flats, but I got them for a variety of reasons. I think they are versatile to wear with any outfit, plus with the comfort level, I can wear these really anywhere. I think that everyone should have a pair of well-made, fashionable and timeless flats that will last you years and years. Plus, it was also my birthday coming up, so they were a gift to myself.
If you are interested in purchasing a pair, I really do highly recommend trying them on first. Plus, don’t be discouraged if they don’t have your size, go up a size; you never know, they could be the perfect fit.
Do you own a pair of the Tory Burch Reva flats? If so, what are your thoughts?
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