I am new to this, hopefully I have put this in the proper place.
Does anyone know the difference b/w the alta ariella a tallo and alta ariella talon please? How do they fit? Have 38, 38.5 & 39 in CL. Please help!
Not sure what a arielle "a tallo" is...I have seen the arielle talon called the "arielle a talon" before, is that what you mean? As for sizing they seem to run small. I am a US 9, recently bought a pair in 9.5 and find them a bit tight. In CL I wear a 39.5 or 40 usually.
Thanks for your reply MadameFifi, I too am a cat hoarder!
I am considering purchasing an alta on ebay, and one seller told me it was a whole size smaller and the name on the box was Alta Ariella a tallo stivale. Another (including the description @ Saks) insists it is true to size because of the slightly rounded toe. The name on that one is Alta Ariella a talon. Very confusing.
Speaking of which... I just got a really good deal on a pair of black suede Ariella Talons. Two questions: how comfy are they? I'd had my eye on a pair of Genervas but was scared off by both the price and the horror stories I'd heard about how much they hurt. And also: the ones I'm getting have wood heels. I feel kinda weird about that, would prefer black. Has anyone here had wood heels painted? Or is that a really dumb idea?
Even though the talons have a 4.75" heel, I see they also have a 1.25" hidden platform, so they should only be like 3.5", which is the height of my Simple 85s, and I have just successfully spent my entire day walking in those Do the talons take any adjustment time to get used to wearing them?