As mentioned in my Sevilla Smith post – I’m not a “clog person” so to speak. But, the more I saw Bryr clogs on Instagram and blogs, the more I was drawn in. Overall, I like that Bryr has styles that look more like true sandals and less like traditional clogs, so to speak. The thinner, more lightweight wood provides a delicate touch, along with the smaller sole.
I’m fortunate to live near their studio in San Francisco – so I decided to stop by one afternoon and try on a few styles and see them in person. The ladies there were very helpful and patient, it was a great experience overall.
I really like these two – they’re the same style, with different toe strap designs. The peep toe style is a smidge more elongating of a look, with more of the skin exposed between straps. However, I found that my feet rested more comfortably in the Spanish toe style, which is a wide strap across all toes with a wider opening at the front. I haven’t had a ton of luck with peep toe styles in the past, and the same holds here.
Though I generally find 3” heels comfortable – I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable these are in their high-heeled version. They have a thinner Sandal style available in the bridal collection, which I imagine is equally comfortable. I’m torn between the Sandal toe and Spanish – but, I think the Spanish will be more versatile for all seasons, including California winter.
As for sizing, I typically am a narrow 7.5 and was advised to try a size 7 in both styles – which fit well.
I tried on the classic Clementine style in addition to the sandals, because why not? The Clementines in the showroom had the mid-height heels, so it was also interesting to try that as well. They were comfortable overall, though my feet did take some adjusting to the lower heel height.
However, I found that my feet “jammed” more to the front of the shoe, if that makes sense. I think this is because my feet are narrow and these closed-toed styles have a bit more room – which is great if you have normal or wider feet.
In the mid-heeled styles, Bryr recommends sizing up as your feet won’t slide in as much as in high-heeled styles. I’m wearing a size 7 and a size 8 in these photos, and you can see my foot fits more comfortably in the larger size 8.
I think I’m sold – I love how dainty these look, and the fall colors are beautiful. Thankfully, the color I’m most interested in, Clay, is one of their most popular so it’s not likely to be discontinued anytime soon.
I was also pleasantly surprised by how light and comfortable they are. For some reason, I assumed they’d be heavier due to the wood, but that is not the case. I was most interested in the high heeled styles, which amount to a 2.25” raise (1” platform, 3.25” heel height).
Note that these are made to order, and have a 30 – 45 day lead time for production. I hope you find this Bryr review helpful – I’ll continue to update this post if I do purchase a pair to document wear and tear.
Update: Bryr will be hosting an “Instant Gratification” sale on Black Friday at 8am PST. They’ll have ~100 pairs of various sizes and styles, according to their FAQ. If you know exactly which pair you want, this is the perfect time to snag a pair without the waiting time! The sale URL will be announced on Instagram on Friday, November 29th at 8am PST.