Way back in late summer – maybe earlier – I saw a sneak peak at these wedges. A Puma rep on Instagram was nice enough to share a photo. At first glance, honestly, I wasn’t that excited. I wear sneakers to wear sneakers – not to wear heels. I’m not a fan of the many heeled sneakers that are out there. I prefer the type of shoe that Puma released with Sergio Rossi. My daughter saw the shoe and was excited for it.
When the time came and the MY-66s were released I couldn’t help but be intrigued. The MY-66s are designed by Mihara Yasuhiro of Japan. Puma often collaborates with him and the shoes are always outstanding. You can read more about him online.
I had questions about these shoes. Would they be comfortable? Would they make my ankles look fat? (yes I considered this – I have thick calves) What would I wear with them? I had showed them to my best friend who’s response was, “Those are the ugliest Pumas you’ve ever shown me.” But he’s a man – what does he know? I was blessed enough to receive a pair* to try out, wear around, review, etc. I was happy they came in orange too. The other choices of black and white are cute, but, I think the orange makes a statement and I like to be colorful in my shoes.
The day they arrived I was on my treadmill. I jumped off it and straight into the shoes. I stood in front of my mirror and took a look. I liked them. I have to admit that I am totally in love with how the shoes look from the front. I think they are way cute. The next step, of course, was deciding how to wear them with jeans. Would I roll my jeans? Cuff? Tuck? I wasn’t sure. The first time I wore them I cuffed my jeans. Rolling doesn’t work for me because I am on the shorter side. The height mixed with my legs being cut off at the roll just didn’t work. I looked even shorter. The cuff was okay but it hid the top of the shoe (my favorite part). The next time I wore the I tucked. I saw girls on Instagram with their pants tucked and that works. My jeans are generally too long for me but the shorter pair was perfect.
I wore these around while I was out shopping one afternoon. I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get any comments on them. Often when I’m in a sneaker store (on my never-ending quest to find Pumas in my mall – always a failure) the employees will make comments. I guess with it being the Christmas season they were too busy. I posted them on Facebook and received some good feedback there too. I know more than one person said they were going to look into buying them. And the ultimate test was when I showed our friend’s 14 year old daughter. She is all about the sneaker wedges and she loved them. Her feet are too big so I didn’t have to worry about her stealing them.
The shoes are comfy. I wasn’t sure since they are wedges if they’d actually be comfortable or not. They actually do wear like sneakers – just with a little heel. For 2 hours I was able to walk around and my feet felt fine. There was no pressure on the ball of my foot nor on my arch. So comfort-wise they are awesome. I had only one problem with them and it isn’t the shoe’s fault. My jeans rubbed off on the white leather. I was first wearing dark denim and they are new jeans. A little Magic Erasure will fix it but it is something to keep in mind if you have new dark denim jeans. I’d highly recommend tucking them so that the blue doesn’t rub off on the leather and ruin the shoes. It is always a good idea to inspect your shoes after wearing them anyway so you can quickly take care of any mud, dirt, or other mark on the shoe.
I’d recommend these shoes to a woman who’s looking to stand out. I know a lot of women who only wear heels or always want a little lift and they won’t wear sneakers because of this. Well, here’s your chance. You’ll get comfort and style in one shoe.
*I received these for free but the comments, review, and opinions are all mine.