I'm a late arrival on the Reva train, but they'll go splendiforously with my grad dress... a vintage versace I scored for $20 at my fave thrift store!
Prior to this, the only TB shoes I'd ever tried on were the patent croc-embossed revas and the graeme flats... both felt like they were on a mission to destroy my feet. I have issues with elasticated flats - my miu miu mary janes were the first pair that didn't destroy my feet. And I'm happy to say that these haven't either.
I am also late on the reva train.. Do any of you wear them w/thin socks and/or insoles? My feet get cold here in Boston, and I have seriously flat fleet in need of arch support.
Im usually a 9 but should I size up for socks/insoles?? I also have widish feet..
I don't wear socks with mine... even now (at least here in NYC). I might wear tights with them when I wear a dress. The nappa leather flats are much softer so you probably don't need to size up. I have wide feet and the first time I tried on a pair, I wanted half a size up but the SA at TB told me that they stretch out over time. Plus, I had a little extra room in length. I have wide feet as well and sometimes I red marks on my feet near the toe boxes but doesn't bother me enough to hide the flats in my closet!! Hope that helps!!
So I got the revas (arrived the next day!!) ...they are adorable, and comfy when standing, but after walking around campus for the first 1/2 of the day, I had to go to CVS to buy heel pads and nylon shoeliners-- my heels were hurting, and my toes were scrunched up in the toebox. I went half a size up, but I have wide feet that like wiiiide shoes. I am going to end up using insoles, although that makes the top of my foot press more into the top of the shoe. I think they will stretch out a bit/break in..I think a whole size up (10) would be too big and flop off my feet.
How have your revas stretched out? did they become more comfy in the toe box? TIA!