Cannot recall how I found my way to Essen but I bless the day. I loved the mood of the site immediately, and the limited number of styles and evident craftsmanship led to a hunch that this label is/would be something special. Marre, the founder/creator, is so talented, so kind, so invested in her label, and the service has been unparalleled. I ordered the City Sandal, but had a fit issue. As a US buyer, I thought my purchase from the Netherlands meant I would be relegated to just admiring these beauties.
Marre followed up to see how they worked out. asked me to sends pics of my (slender) foot in the sandals, and suggested I size down and wear in a certain way. The new beauties arrived a few weeks back, and I got to wear them this weekend. Heavenly! The compliments and questions were nothing more than I expected, as they are so well designed, so well considered, so comfortable,, and so well crafted- truly fine.
I recommend consulting with Marre with fit concerns, as she knows her trade and her products, and will put you on the correct footing (terrible but inevitable pun...).
I just RSVPed to an October wedding; wrote to the host that all I was sure of so far is that I would be there and so would my new (Essen) Sandals. A perfect "plus 1"...
Next comes the boots...
Price is so generous for this kind of quality. Place your orders with confidence. You will be pleased.