I have liked a handful of nude pumps, I have been disappointed by a few, I have broken the heel of one pair, and I have worn out my most recent after seven years of appreciated devotion.
About the most recent pair that I finally had to say adieu to, even though it was with great reluctance as they were the most comfortable pair of pumps I have ever worn up until that point:
After two re-soleings, the patent leather gave out on the tip of the toe, and as I had worn it easily at least once per week during the school year, combined with it being my go-to pair for outings and outfits year-round, the cost-per-wear was fewer than $2. Not bad, and all the more reassurance that purchasing quality clothing and accessories is worth the initial sticker shock. (Below: a similar pair from the same design house — Charles David)
Charles David Arvin pointed toe pumps(black also available)
The transition to finding my next new nude pump (phew, say that 10 times fast 😉 ), was something I had been quite clear about regarding the designer.
Having been introduced to L.K. Bennett shoes in 2011-12, I had never had my own pair, but found the mid-range price point to be reasonable for the timeless style that was made well and therefore, would last for years. However, at that time I had just purchased my new pair of nude pumps and didn’t need two.
Over the holidays this past winter, I kept my eye on sales to see if their Floret pumps would be reduced – no luck. But then I couldn’t wait anymore – the toes on my old shoes were getting worse, and so last week I purchased a pair from Zappos; however, I have very good news for anyone who is the market as L.K. Bennett is having a Flash Sale right now. Save 25% off with promo code FLASH25. Yep, the timing is perfect for adding this essential 3″ (higher or lower pumps are also available in other designs) pump to your capsule wardrobe.
But back to why my new nude pumps are perfect, more perfect than I thought possible after my previous pair – they fit like a glove. The height is the happy medium (my other pumps had been 3″ as well), they. Fit true to size, and the design is as I had hoped – enabling the leg to be elongated with the pointed toe and a shade of nude that works for my skin tone.
Designers have been gradually becoming aware that they need to offer a variety of shades of nude to appeal to their entire customer base, and one such U.K. company is Kahmune (pronounced “commune”). The luxury brand’s sole mission is to “offer an array of footwear styles designed to match the skin tones of ALL women”.
Even if you aren’t someone who wears heels often, if there is an occasion to wear a dress, pants or yes, even jeans in which you want to take it up a notch (my favorite casual look), knowing you have a pair of quality nude pumps that work with your style and skin tone and are comfortable enough to wear for at least six hours is a peace of mind to have on hand.