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Posted by Lauren on 11th Oct 2012
I've waited years for my first pair of New Rocks and was so excited to finally be able to purchase the Panzer. It arrived in about a month, which was nice. Overall, the shoe looks good, and the leather is nice. I wear a 7 1/2 to 8 in US sizes, so I ordered a 38. I was concerned that that might even be too small since European sizes run smaller. This shoe is at least a half-size too big, so I'd say they run fairly true to size if not a little large. The big problem for me is the lower ankle strap. I was surprised to see that the strap connected with velcro rather than a buckle. It fit across my ankle, with the patches lining up, but as soon as I walk, they pop open and flop backwards. I can't imagine why New Rock would chose to fix an ankle strap with velcro. I'd understand if it were lower on the shoe for more decorative details, but this is a functional strap that needs to stay in place. Not to mention that every single other strap on the shoe, functional or not, has a buckle except this one. This is maddening to me after paying more than $250 to get this shoe. Now, I suppose I'll have to order buckles and then pay a professional to sew them on so the strap will stay in place. Let me just say also, that I do not have thick ankles. The strap fastens properly, it simply will not hold once your ankle begins to move and bend as ankles do. I decided to go ahead and wear the shoe in hopes that the strap might give more, or I could find a way to keep it closed, but I'd really like to just send them back.