Women's Krime Peep Toe Pump
Heel Height is Fine
As a counterpoint to some other reviews, I think too many of us have been spoiled by Payless' Karmen pumps with their mid heel and excellent support. That said, I'm happy to see that the Krime pumps have a high heel on a single sole (no platform) shoe without being totally sky high and clunky. These shoes offer a classic silhouette with the added style of a black and white stripped upper for a look that is classically refined but still pops. The black patent heel throws in a bit more contrast and finishes the look off smartly. I would have liked the uppers to be patent or vinyl (or that polka dot patent from a pair of D'Orsay pumps offered last season) as opposed to fabric as it's prone to staining easily, especially in white. A patent striped upper would also make the pattern stand out more boldly with the same gloss finish as the heel.
I'm taking a star away due to quality control issues that seemed to have crept up with Payless shoes as of late. As I wear a larger size, I have or order online and one of the shoes has a little extra upper material near the arch, causing it to bow outward from my foot just a bit. It's not a deal breaker and is noticeable to no-one other than myself but considering that not many stores stock much past size 11, quality control should be higher on the larger sizes that are going to be purchased sight unseen.
Still, great shoes, very comfortable and fast to break in. Gals and guys looking for something a little different should try a pair of these.
March 7, 2014
Really cute, afriad to wear them to work...
When I saw these shoes in an ad for Payless I fell in love with them! They are really cute, and I am hoping to get some good use out of them this spring and summer. I work a desk job, mostly, but I am on my feet a fair amount. I bought these after work the other day, and I decided to go with the wide fit just for all day comfort, and so I would have room to put in one of the cushioned gel inserts. I also added heel grips to mine. Like the other review, I do wish the heel was a little lower...
March 5, 2014
Lower Heel Preferred for Work
The design is fabulous but the heel height is not. It's good for picture taking but not for standing more than 30 minutes in them. Please re-issue this design with a 2 1/2 inch heel so we can wear them all day at work and not feel pain. If a shoe causes me pain then I don't like it. My shoes have to look nice and be comfortable at the same time - form marrying function!!!
March 1, 2014