(first picture taken by our new lens, Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6)
In my quest for a pair of nude pumps (good quality, comfy, and classic), I came across four options after months of research, online and in-store trying.
#1. Salvatore Ferragamo vara pumps — My final choice
Pro: Reasonable price $395, and SF participates gift card events at Saks Fifth Avenue (most of big name designer shoes are not eligible for gift card giving). I already own several pairs of vara pumps, so I know they are comfy! Style is timeless, good for dressing up or dressing down. Though it is patent leather, but it is not stiff at all. It is true to size.
Con: They are not nude. Options are either beige (a little bit yellowish) or bisque (too pinkish?).
#2. Jimmy Choo point toe pumps — will buy if they are on sale
Pro: Very soft leather and comfy! I tried this pair every time I saw it, and I am sure it will be comfy throughout of a day. Point toe shoes are back to be a trend!
Con: Jimmy Choo does not participate any events in SAF! Pointed shoes are hopelessly out of style for more than 10 years, so the question is how long pointed pumps can stay in style this time? At this price, I would like to invest some timeless piece.
#3. Christian Louboutin prorata patent leather pumps — on my shopping list, love it!
Pro: 3 1/2” heel with 1/2” platform makes this pair comfy! It is so chic! CL pumps definitely bright up any outfits!
Con: This pair is a splurge! I would like buy them as a birthday gift or holiday gift. It is too good to be worn daily.
#4. L.K. Bennett maddox wedge pumps (Nude is available in store)
Pro: Price is not steep, and wedge is relatively comfy compared to the same height heel. I tried them in store, and found them fit my foot well. Made in Spain.
Con: I don’t really like the raffia wedge. Is raffia okay to be soaked in water? In addition, I concern the microfiber lining (prefer to a leather lining).
Eventually, I chose SF vara pumps. What is your thought?
By the way, can you believe it was below 60F this morning here in Boston?
Dress: M Missoni
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo vara pumps in beige
Bag: Celine mini luggage