If you follow any blogger gals’ Instagrams, you’ve no doubt spotted the Marc Fisher ‘Adalyn’ wedge; arguably spring 2017’s IT shoe. A mid-priced dupe of Chloe’s espadrille wedge, this comfy neutral dupe hit Instagram feeds everywhere last summer. TBH, I didn’t hop on the bandwagon right away, mainly because at $160, I felt they were a bit of a splurge. I finally took the plunge this spring after receiving a gift card at an event and finding them on sale! Had I known then that they’d be restocked THIS year, I would’ve snagged a pair much sooner. (Ahh, regrets.)
Recently, other lower priced dupes have popped up, but honestly, the Marc Fisher pair is still the best on the market and the best for your $$. I’ve gotten SO much wear out of them and have to actively CHOOSE OTHER SHOES because I end up wanting to wear them all the time, with every outfit. (It’s a problem!) They look great with dresses, jeans, even shorts. SO versatile! I have the cognac color but the taupe and black are total must-haves too. I’m thinking of scooping up a pair in the black next. (I need them for the cruise next month for sure!)
They’re actually super comfortable! The key to a comfortable pair of wedges is the incline… these are practically flat. When I first got them, it took a little to break them in. The ankle strap was a bit tight on me and I got a blister on the back of my heel after wearing them to walk a pretty far distance. (This could’ve been avoided by using a piece of moleskin, but I didn’t, ugh.) Now that they’re more broken in and the strap is looser, that doesn’t happen anymore. They run true to size. I’m a 6.5 and they’re perfect.
Recently, I’ve spotted this Steve Madden dupe available at DSW for $60. It’s a great shoe, but I don’t like the thickness of the strap or the toe box as much. I think the Marc pair is still superior, but if you want to save $100, it’s a great buy. Gap also put out this pair that I spotted yesterday… at under $50, this pair is a steal! (And looks a lot more like the Chloe pair, in my opinion!) Sadly, not available in black.
If you’re trying to get the BEST deal on the Marc Fisher Adalyn, the trick is to buy them from Lord & Taylor OR ask Nordstrom to price match them for you. Lord & Taylor constantly runs 20-25% off sales, meaning you can snag the wedges for $120-$128 instead of $160. (Right now, they’re running 20% off w/ code: SIGNATURE) Nordstrom is AMAZING at price matching, and you don’t have to go in-store to get a price match! Just chat with a Nordstrom customer service rep on their website and they’ll take care of it for you. They’ll have you place the order online and then they go in and re-adjust the price. It’s AWESOME. (I love buying from Nordstrom because I earn Nordstrom Notes.)
They sold out almost immediately last summer and they’ve been re-released twice since. You can still find all sizes, although scattered across different retailers. DEFINITELY need to snag them before they sell out again! I’d suggest to try getting them price matched at Nordstrom first, and then try Lord & Taylor next.
You won’t regret buying them, but you’ll definitely regret missing out when they inevitably sell out again.