Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tory Burch Reva vs Audrey Brooke Kristin Flats

I'd been curious of the oh-so-popular  Tory Burch flats for a very long time. I'd seen a lot of people wear them, and I wanted to try them but then backed out because I just didn't think it was worth it. 

Then the Nordstrom sale came. The flats were almost never on sale, but they were that time. I ordered two different sizes (8 and 8.5) online, didn't know which one, if not neither, would fit perfectly. 

Not long after, the look-alike flats by Audrey Brooke, DSW's home brand, caught my attention. My boyfriend told me it looked like a knock-off design. People mistakenly thought it was the real TB flats, which I find surprising that apparently not all are brand conscious. Haha. Silly me.

Both run large. I am in between sizes, and both size 8 fit comfortably while the 8.5 fit way too loose. The old 'Reva' design has elastics at the back, which allows more grip. The new one eliminates the elastics-at-the-back design, and replace with sturdy back that hit just right in middle of  ankle.  
The Kristin flat has the elastics design which is different from the 'Reva' old design. It doesn't look as slouchy as the old 'Reva' does,  but keeps the comfortable feeling. 

Both claim to have leather upper and rubber sole. The Reva flats has patent leather, while the Kristin has pebbled-texture leather, which is more scratch-resistant and more casual-looking.

The Reva fits more feminine with a little bit of what's called "toe cleavage", while the Kristin has wider and deeper coverage, providing more comfort and support.

Taking everything into consideration, if you want the classy look and the prestigious feeling, that go with Tory Burch. But if you like the look, but prefer something more comfortable and doesn't mind the "knock-off look", then go with Audrey Brooke. I find myself reach to the Kristin flats more because they are VERY comfortable, and I feel like I can walk long distance (I haven't) in them since it provides more support . 

Have you tried any of them? 
What do you think?

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