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The Sidewalk Skimmer
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The Sidewalk Skimmer
Product Details
Meet a true shoe icon. You can wear these sharply shaped flats for miles and miles—and never get tired of their chic Parisian-girl charm.Please note: When you select your size below, "H" equals a half size.
  • Leather upper and lining.
  • Man-made sole.
  • Import.
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The Sidewalk Skimmer

The Sidewalk Skimmer is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everyday flats These are my fourth pair of sidewalk skimmers. I'm usually a 7.5 in flats, but these run small so I go for 7. It takes about a day or so to break them in (make sure you have bandaids handy) but after they are so comfortable and fit snuggly. The shape is perfect, very flattering. My previous pairs have lasted about 1-2 years before becoming too obviously worn in, and I wear them a lot. Catch these on sale and it's definitely a good deal. I wish they would continue making new colors!
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Flat Have five pairs of these flats they are the "perfect flat" because they fit your exact size in every version! So comfortable, quality is tremendous and the style will be on trend forever!!
Date published: 2013-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So chic I love these skimmers! They show just a tiny hint of toe cleavage and look wonderfully slim. The best part is that they look narrow but fit great!
Date published: 2013-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Staple Grabbed a pair on sale. So happy to find flats that cover up dreaded "toe cleavage." Comfortable, just like all my Madewell shoes. I will definitely buy another pair (or two).
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect shoe Easy to transition between casual- and work-wear, high quality, and easy to break in. I love these shoes!
Date published: 2013-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable flats I LOVE my sidewalk skimmers! They fit perfectly, and the quality is great. They are my to go shoes any time of the year.
Date published: 2013-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I've been searching for! I cannot tell you how difficult it is to find a pair of black pointed-toe leather flats. Why is it so hard? I looked EVERYWHERE and Madewell saved the day. I love them and I wear them all the time already.
Date published: 2013-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, comfy, cute shoes Great flats, amazingly comfy, love the leather lining. Will go with anything. Happy with my purchase, just hope they hold up to wear!
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great everyday flats I desperately needed a new pair of black flats and lucked into these on sale. They're extremely comfortable even on first wear (rare for leather flats in my experience). Definitely recommend! They do run large though - I ordered the 8.5 and had to exchange for the 8, which was still a teeny bit loose but fit.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from runs large, but stretches I tried these on in-store before purchasing, and had to size down from my normal 8.5 to a 7.5. The 7.5 was a bit tight on the right pinky toe, and rubed a bit on the heel, but after a few days of breaking in and stretching out they are perfect. The leather is stiffer and thicker than other flats I own, which is exactly what I was looking for as I walk 1-5 miles every day and thin leathers wear out very quickly. I would buy again in a different color, but these are great for simple, everyday black flats.
Date published: 2013-02-11
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