So sorry I took forever to post this one, the faux snakeskin one is coming up soon. Luckily I can give a complete review on these since I've been wearing them out a lot lately and they are quite comfortable, however, not as comfortable as the Madden Wheatley.
Defined As: Faux Wood Platform Wedge
Nail Polish: Sinful Colors - This Is It (832) with Wet n Wild - The Gold and the Beautiful layered over it.
By comparison, the heel portion of the Steve Madden Wheatley is slightly thicker than the H by Halston Brooke. This, of course, means that the Wheatley is wearable for a longer period of time than Brooke. A thicker/chunkier heel means less pressure on the ball of the foot since there is a larger surface area on the heel taking on some of the weight. Some might disagree but I have definitely found that it is my experience with all shoes.
That being said, Brooke's heel might be thinner but it's nothing too extreme. It's definitely a walkable shoe for about 3-4 hours depending on experience and so on. However, the discomfort does NOT stem from the ball of the foot but, rather, from the open-toe design.
The open toe causes more of your foot, or your toes, to come through the opening, which leads to that annoying rubbing against the skin. I didn't get any blisters or cuts since the material is nice and soft, even though it's synthetic, but it definitely cuts down on your walking time. The peep-toe on the Wheatley's and the Bebe Jade make those kind of wedges feel like sneakers, no joke.
Anyway, the open-toe is the only thing that will affect your walking in these after a couple of hours, other than that they are great! The straps feel nice and thick on the white pair and they are super comfy all around. The big platform makes them a great choice for beginners and long-time shoe lovers. Also note, I bought these half a size bigger because when I tried on my typical size 6, my toes were spilling and the footbed felt very narrow.
Here's a side angle just for fun:
Hey, I try to experiment with new and "interesting" shots...right...
Hope you guys enjoy this one, it's currently on sale, well stocked, and likely to continue dropping. You can find it below: