I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: Every girl should have a classic pair of heels (or twenty!) in her closet. What makes a classic pump, you ask? Well let me educate you!
When searching for that golden ticket you need to consider height. Not too high, but certainly not too low – in the words of Goldilocks, something justttt right! You want to be able to walk a mile in these babies without feeling the burn.
You’re also going to be looking at colour. Investing in nude, black, brown and red (for those sassy days) means you are prepared for every occasion.
And finally, longevity. I’ll be damned if I’m going to buy a hot pair of pumps and then have them fall apart on me right away and break my heart.
Now that the criteria have been set, let me judge these potentials!
The Nine West Ambitious pump sits on a 3.5inch wrapped heel. It offers easy slip on access which is always a bonus when you’re in a rush. They have a fairly wide rounded toe and come in patent, synthetic or genuine leather depending on the shade you choose.
They have a slightly cushioned footbed and weigh in at just under 8oz’s a pair. Laugh it up ladies, but weight is important to me. When I’m strutting in heels the last thing I need is a leg workout – dayyummm!
What I Love
I totally dig that you can get all the neutral shades that help build your classic pump collection. They come in black patent, brown leather and charcoal synthetic.
For those sassy, “I don’t give an eff” kind of days they even have a hot red patent pump to spice up your outfit! I also love that the wider rounded toe gives ladies with flatter feet more comfort. Though I usually spring for high heels, these babies are perfect for everyday wear.
What I Loathe
From what I hear, the shoe runs a bit big. Or maybe you all just have fat feet and are stretching them out…I kid, I kid!
But seriously, consider getting a half size smaller so you don’t walk right out of them after you’ve worn them in. Nothing feels worse than your shoe flapping around your heel because it’s too damn big!
Looking to wear these every day, all day long? Perhaps, don’t! Word on the street is the seams around the foot start to come loose over time. Not really the longevity factor I was looking for!
Work It Girl
The hardest part about styling the Nine West Ambitious pump is deciding what to wear with it. Pants, skirts or dresses, OH MY!
Hitting the office? Pair it with a nice skirt suit. You’ll look clean, coordinated and ready to dominate the day.
The style is so versatile you won’t have to worry if your shoe matches your outfit because these bitches be matching EVERYTHING
Thinking more along the lines of Casual Friday? Dress them down in a pair of fitted jeans and a blazer. Toss the blazer and you’re ready to go from day to night! See how easy that was?
So, we’ve covered all the points – the height is decent, the colours are classic but the wear and tear leaves something to be desired.
Not satisfied with the neutral shades? Try the Jessica Simpson Calie which offers lots of fun shades in a very similar classic style!
Options. I freakin’ love ‘em.
Now I want to hear from you, my fellow sole sistahs, are you digging this style or is it one that will eventually just sit in the back of your shoe closet?
Share your thoughts in the comment section below and let a girl know what you’re thinkin’!
photo credit – My Superficial Endeavors