I have been wanting to buy a pair of Black Patent pumps for a while now. There are very few brands that make a size 34. Though Via Spiga and other mid priced brands (under $200) manufacture a few styles (d’orsay, block heel pumps) in my size, they never worked out. 9 out of 10 times, the heel shape or style or leather is not what I want.
This year, I made peace with the fact that the shoe department is one place where I will spend more than the average woman interested in style. I cut down on bags and other accessories as I really don’t like having to change my bags. Also, my accessories game is minimal. Moreover, the single sole pump has been on my wish list for quite some time now. I’ve talked about it here and here. It was time to bite the bullet and buy a pair.
I found 2 contestants on my quest for well made, single sole, black patent pumps that were AVAILABLE IN MY SIZE – Salvatore Ferragamo Fiore, Manolo Blahnik Nausikaba.
Jimmy Choo’s Romy was in the running too. But, Nordstrom shipped calf leather. The customer care informed me that it was the only leather available in my size. In my past experience, calf leather wears out much faaster, and needs more maintenance.
I am not a great photographer. All of the photos were taken on my Iphone. Also, please forgive the horribly tanned feet. I am coming back after spending two weeks, barefoot, at the beach 😦