Women's Violetta Plain Pump
Gorgeous But Painful
I bought both colors hoping to use the black for work and gold for parties. Both are gorgeous in person and on the feet. The snake pattern on the "Black" version is both professional and luxurious looking. The glitter on the "Gold" version is rose gold as pictured, not yellow. They are glued onto a layer of black/metallic lace very firmly, no need to worry about them falling off. For both colors, the heels are wrapped on all four sides. I didn't find any loose threads or glitter. Overall the workmanship is excellent!
In terms of size, I usually wear 6.5 in Fioni high heels, and these are the same. These are wider though, same width as the wide version of Fioni high heels.
My main complaint is that after standing in them for only 5 minutes I couldn't wait to sit down. All the pressure was concentrated in the ball of my foot, my toes were bunched up against the toe box. I wish these were 3.5" heels instead of the "daring 4 inch". It's just a 1/2" difference but I find 3.5" a lot more tolerable than 4" heels. With that said, lots of designer high heels are painful. If you don't mind the pain, these are wonderful pumps!
December 9, 2013
A wicked nice shoe.
Like some folks, I didn't buy these shoes at first because of the price but when another BOGO sale came around, I took advantage of it and gave them a try. I'm sure that other companies would charge a lot more for these shoes. Thank goodness for Payless!
For anyone who likes tall heels, the ones on these size 12's are nearly four and three quarter inches tall measured at the back of the heel. I normally take a size 11W but they are never available on Christian Siriano styles so I went with size 12 and they fit remarkably well. Very comfortable and they couldn't fit much better. No gapping at the heel and my toes are not squeezed at all. They are fairly easy to walk in for having such a tall heel. You will definitely get noticed when wearing these shoes.
I would gladly buy them again and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a sexy and comfortable pump.
October 1, 2013