Yesterday, after popping a couple of extra-strength Bayers to take the edge off of a throbbing toothache, I went out on a search for a pair of black pumps. The only requirements were that they needed to have heels of some substantial height (as in 3 inches or thereabouts) and not be “too boring.” Oh yes – I almost forgot – they must be comfortable. Pain in the feet can ruin a day.
I noticed a preponderance of rounded, short-capped toes in the shoes this season. Toe-cleavage. Oo la la.
I bought this pair. This is the Franco Sarto Dublin. It is hard to tell in this pic, but that toe area is short.
I bought this pair too. This is the Nine West Joggle. Also with a rounded short cap toe – this toe is patent leather. They have elastic as well, which is interesting, and a 4-inch stack heel. A little higher than I usually wear. I figure I’ll get used to it.
I tried on a pair of Kate Spade’s as well, the Kameron pump, but these were not comfortable at all – there was no support in the back which caused me to wobble unattractively and at $295 – well, need I say more?
So, two pair of black pumps. Shopping success.