Gillyan - SOLD OUT
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I was looking for a good quality and classic black patent pump and I scoured for weeks before finding this one. I really think it is a great value for the price. I really like this shoe because the patent leather is classic and stylish, it really looks great and luxe and I love putting on my new shiny black shoes.
One of my issues with other pumps I tried were that the toes were too pointy or too round. This one is a perfect tapered yet rounded shape.
Another thing that I regularly came across were shoes with a very low vamp and I just didn't like the sight of toe cleavage. This shoe was probably the most comfortable in that aspect and I found the vamp to be acceptable and neither too low nor too high.
I broke my foot a few years ago so I sometimes have issues with heel height and I feel more comfortable in thicker sturdier heels, so I really feel that this heel is thick enough to be comfortable yet it is sleek enough and doesn't feel like an "old lady" shoe. One of my friends complimented the shoes and even mentioned that she loved the thicker heel, so it really does look good.
If you are used to platforms or not used to heels then it might feel just a bit high but overall I found these fashionably high yet not exaggerated or uncomfortable. As far as comfort, I've worn the shoes a few times and I haven't yet had an occasion that really tested them but so far they feel great.
The sole is also a synthetic (rubber?) so it does not slip on carpet or smooth hard floors. I actually was between this style and the Ambitious style but the tie breaker was Gillyan's thicker heel being so much more comfortable long-term and the non-slip sole (the Ambitious has a smooth leather sole which can be slippery.)
The shoe does run bit roomy, but its more length than width. I am a solid 8 1/2 and my regular size was a bit roomy, but I put in toe pad insert and it was too tight. I will be putting in some sort of heel insert though.
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