Perfect replacement for my Clarks Privos!
I used to have a pair of Clark's Privo flats (with the blue inner lining) and they were my favorite casual flats. I could walk for miles in them quite comfortably.
Sadly, the sole of the left shoe developed a weird creak in them and whenever I walked I made so much noise.
I bought the Haley Cameo as a replacement pair and they are quite an improvement -- lighter, thinner and less clunky (didn't even think of the original pair as clunky). I'm developing a pain on my right heel so I've had to put in some orthotic insoles -- but the insoles of these shoes come out really easily and now, with the orthotics, these will be my walking shoes for the entire summer!
June 26, 2015
Soft and cozy feeling flat
This classic flat is comfortable, airy and light. Could sleep in these - that's how soft and cozy they are. The mesh gives them air and the cushioned footbed makes them feel like you're walking on air!
May 31, 2015
This is a really cute shoe. It runs very small, however. I usually wear an 81/2 or 9 but in this shoe even a 91/2 was too short.
May 29, 2015
Not the Privos of yesteryear....
I first started buying Privos in 2009 because I wanted a flexible, lightweight and comfortable shoe for long periods of walking and standing. I had two pairs that I wore until I was literally embaressed by their appearance. I LOVED them, they fit almost like ballet shoes and I felt I could wear them all day and night. However, the last 2 pairs I have ordered in the last year (including these), are heavier, bulkier, and have smaller toe areas. My D width feet can usually wear a medium width Clarks shoe but these kill my little toes. I even ordered 1/2 size bigger and it didnt help. I'm sad about the decline of this line of shoes from Clarks- bring back the old ones!!!!
May 28, 2015
Beautiful shoe but uncomfortable due to "fashion line" across the toe
I read the reviews previously saying the "fashion line" across the toes was uncomfortable but decided to give it a try anyway. I should have listened! Right away it bothered me to have the rigid line pressing into my toes and am planning on returning it. Otherwise the shoe was perfect. Clarks - just remove that part and I'll buy it again!
June 15, 2015
Wish I could say good things...
I loved my Privos I had before so I purposely sought these out. I read the bad reviews but figured everyone is different- wrong! The first time I wore these (with socks mind you) they cut my feel so bad I could barely walk. Since then they've stretched a tiny bit but they feel about a half size too small. They re narrow and cut into my feet leaving them with cuts and blisters every time. My previous Privos had soles that were soft and cushy, these just don't. Disappointed in the quality change. I expected much more from Clarks.
May 1, 2015
Love this shoe!!
I love this shoe, it is so cute and stylish, I get a lot of compliments on it! I did follow the recommendation of others that have reviewed this shoe and ordered a half size bigger and it fits perfectly! I am a big fan of Clarks!
April 27, 2015
I miss Privos, and these are quite similar
I have large sore feet, and Privos have been keeping me going for a very long time now. I was devastated to learn they don't exist any more, and I've been searching for replacements. Most don't come big enough (12), so I have few options anyway, and then I saw that Clarks had this one shoe that certainly resembled the Privos. I was discouraged by negative reviews saying the decorative cord made them too tight, etc., but I decided to try them myself, and my big swollen feet felt just great in them!! I quickly ordered all colors. They are not as sturdy as the old ones, but they'll get me thru the summer!
May 25, 2015
Not the Clark's I Know and Love
I was very excited to get this shoe. But I would agree with other reviews that the "cord" like decoration at the toe is uncomfortable and seems to dig into the small toe. I am not returning the shoe although I must admit, I did think about it. Instead I am in the process of attempting to stretch out the toe box for a more comfortable fit. I have many pairs of Clark's and this is the first one that has disappointed me.
May 9, 2015
Good fit and color but trim not so much.
Liked the fit and cute dark denim color but the placement of the rope trim over the "vamp" area is a concern. Could see it becoming uncomfortable over the course of a day's wear. Cute style but...
May 3, 2015
Bring back more Privo styles !!!
I had to write to Clark's to find out what happened to their Privo brand.... and found it was hiding under some other title. It's still hard to find, as it's not under "flats'..... But the description says it's a flat! So when I found them, I immediately ordered 2 pairs of of Haley Cameo....... This shoe is a bit different from the older styles, and the only real problem is the thick 'string' decoration running across my toes. This is in the worst possible place to put the bulky string, and it make this shoe not so comfortable. I can see it will need some 'breaking-in time', which my other ones did not. I'm hoping for better styling, and more thought as to decorations. Bring 'em on!!!
April 16, 2015
very cute..even my son thought so
cute and comfortable,,,, loved them. became a quick favorite
January 3, 2015
Cute but uncomfortable
I loved the look of these shoes. The problem is that the fit was off. There was something sticking my pinky toe to the point that my toe turned red. I love Clark's products but this is one to skip.
November 30, 2014
Good quality, runs small.
I have purchased many pairs of Clarks privo shoes over the last few years. I love the styling and construction of this model, but it runs smaller than all of my others. I always get a 7-1/2, but had to send this back and tried the 8. I compared it to my old pair of privos -- the 8 was the same size as the prior 7-1/2. With the proper size, there was no problem of any rubbing in the heel. Only marked it down slightly in quality because soles do not seem quite as thick and cushioned as in the past.
January 3, 2015
Walk without dropping in these shoes!
I love these shoes! I needed a light weight comfortable shoe for travelling and these fit the bill perfectly. I had to buy them a full size larger than I normally wear though.
December 26, 2014