“Fashion starts young, with Venettini. Every Venettini shoe is made with quality, fashion, and comfort in mind. It has been this way since Italian artisans crafted the first Venettini shoe almost 25 years ago.”
I have to say, I was totally excited to try Venettini shoes for my daughter and my daughter who LOVES fancy shoes was over the moon asking daily when her shoes would arrive. We ordered the Sara 55 in Black Zafiano and they were cute, cute, cute! Can you hear her squeal? An $84 pair of Italian “mostly hand-made” shoes! Are you kidding me? That’s right…. Now you can hear her squeal.
“Venettini shoes continue to be mostly hand-made with the love and care your child’s feet deserve. So, each pair is unique.”
We ordered the shoes according to the Venettini conversion chart. Now, I know my child’s foot size and I know it especially well since we JUST bought back to school shoes AND dance shoes AND riding boots. Let me just say that IF you order Venettini shoes, order AT LEAST 2 sizes bigger than you think you need. My daughter was sorely disappointed when her shoes arrived and she couldn’t even get her foot into them. No problem right? I’ll order the next size up because by golly it can’t be that far off. Right?
The second pair of shoes arrived after those days of answering if they were here yet. Yeah! Ugh…oh no! These shoes were also too small with another miss. She could at least get her foot into the shoe though. Well I tried, I really did. Put them on for a bit, stand up, walk just a bit, just have them on your feet for a bit. I finally gave in the exasperated glances over looking to see if she could take them off yet…
As far as quality goes, the first pair I received looked great, no issues. The second pair that I received had a broken buckle and bits of fabric hanging out that were sewn into the shoe. For $84 shoes, I expected better.
Over all they really are super cute looking shoes and if you order a few sizes up from what you normally would and check the buckles, you will have yourself a happy girl. Venettini shoes are available online at Venettini.com and many other online shoe retailers.