Our first impressions of these Skechers Cali Women’s Rumblers Social Butterfly Wedge Sandals is that of a glam little shoe, that we would be pleased to be seen around town in.
Available in at least six styles, the Social Butterfly looks fun to wear and a shoe that you could party in and still wear out around the mall the next day.
These are a shiny patent faux leather that, as far as we can tell is veggie friendly. They only look like leather, but they put in quite a convincing performance all the same.
With six glam styles to choose from you can opt for plain black, which are a straightforward but still shiny looking strappy sandal – some with a criss cross pattern and the others smooth; black rhinestone, which is the blinged up version and features, well, rhinestone on one of the straps; white rhinestone, which is the same version but in white and make quite a striking impression; bronze rhinestone, which are a highly classy looking color; rose gold, which are our personal favorites and pewter rhinestone, which are a silver gray color and pretty classy.
All of the colors still have the black foot bed and wedge underneath them.
There is one thing that we have noticed, however, about this ‘Social Butterfly’ style – that it seems on the Skechers website to have a twin sister called ‘Wild Child’ which for all intents and purposes is the same shoe – albeit with a different name and style number.
Possibly, these ‘Social Butterfly’ shoes are the older model, either way, both are a sparkling addition to any wardrobe.
With a heel that measures 2.25-2.5 inches approximately, these are high enough to give you the edge that you need in height, without threatening to knock you off your feet.
Wedges make an ideal choice for any woman who doesn’t want to feel as if she has to wear flat shoes just because heels are an inconvenience.
These have a platform wedge of 0.75 inches, this will also add to your overall height and make the Cali Women’s Rumblers-Social Butterfly Wedge Sandal a sturdy affair to have on your feet, without ever weighing them down.
Also featuring a memory foam foot bed, these wedges look as if they should be very comfortable to have on your feet.
But are they?
Skechers are a brand leader, based in the United States and have more than 2300 stores, as well as a considerable online presence.
Their renowned footwear is divided into two branches, the performance division and lifestyle section. These sandals belong to the lifestyle side.
With their track record, we expect great things from their products – but will we be disappointed?
Sometimes, strappy sandals are not always the most comfortable of things to have on our feet.
Occasionally, the thin straps can cut into our feet and there isn’t an awful lot that you can do about that.
Overall, for most customers, this is not an issue with this sandal.
Naturally, there are one or two customers in every hundred or so, for whom these will not be the most comfortable experience ever. But on the whole, people have written encouraging things about them.
As for the foot bed, well this has a memory foam insole on it, making it a far superior place to lay our tootsies down.
When you think that some sandals can be a particularly harsh environment for the soles of our feet, this softness makes a refreshing change.
Nearly everyone has said encouraging things about the comfort of these shoes, even if the occasional person has complained about the straps.
To walk in, these are not difficult and once your feet are used to them you should be fine to power through the concrete and tarmac on them.
Dancing, walking and everyday situations should be taken in your stride – we just don’t advise that you try running or clambering around any wet rocks in them!
66% of people who have bought these are happy with the fit and this seems like a decent result for us.
For a small minority though, these run a little small. Even more bizarrely, one or two people swear blind that one shoe runs smaller than the other.
At Best Walking Shoe Reviews we can’t really see how this is possible, except for vendor error somehow.
But rest assured, for most people – who don’t have one foot vastly bigger than the other – these fit well.
However, if you think that your feet are a little wider than the average it might be an idea to size up by a half. As these sandals are available in a half size, it should be easy enough to get some to fit you, with some perseverance.
As we have already ascertained, these are certainly no sports shoe. Nor would we recommend them getting wet, especially with the memory foam sole.
However, one thing you can do with these ‘Social Butterflies’ is walk for miles in them. No, maybe not over challenging conditions, but plain straightforward street walking is what they are made for and they do it pretty well too.
Whether you call them Social Butterfly or Wild Child, these are a classy pair of highly comfortable wedges, which are bliss to have on your feet.
We like the subtle glamour of the colors available and the fact that these shoes just glide on without any fuss at all.
All in all, these are a perfect addition to any woman’s summer wardrobe!