I am not embarrassed to admit that I have been drooling over Miss Albright’s latest offerings at Anthropologie. Shoes to die for and bags to match this season. I hope to grab some IRL shots this weekend but in the meantime I had a chance to try on some of the shoes currently available.
The Lilac Ombre Heels ($148) are a bit intimidating with their 3.5″ stacked heels. I, however, truly believe that the higher the heel the more comfortable the shoe. (Up to 4.5″ at least.) These pumps have a 1/2″ platform to alleviate any potential arch stress. Not that it was a problem — they were super comfy with just a touch of mush in the footbed as I like it. There isn’t really much that’s ombre about these heels except for the heels themselves. The woodgrain darkens as you approach the ground. It’s more subtle than the product shot seems to show. The shoes themselves are a lovely lilac luster and they were comfy enough in my short store testdrive. No pinching in the heel or toes and no sliding either. I didn’t take these home for a more permanent stay but the reviews on-site seem to confirm that they are comfy. My true size 9 was the best choice for me.
Where were all the t-straps last year when I was desparately searching for a pair? A little bit too late comes the Budding T-Straps ($138) with their adorable Peter-Pan style accent foliage. Their color, a dark cobalt, truly recalls a late evening stroll. I found it weird that the straps are elastic rather than buckle. For $140 I’d expect some adjustability. The 2.5″ heel makes for less stress on the back of your foot but I found these slightly less comfortable than the Lilac Ombre Heels. They also made my foot look really small with the rounded toe. I felt like I had my 12-year-old feet attached to my 27-year-old body. It was very strange. I like the look of these but they are not for me. Again, a 9 was the best fit.
With a sedimentary look (or perhaps some gingerfoil decoration?) the Pinpoint T-Straps ($148) are nothing if not natural-looking. Super chunky heels in the back counteract the delicate front yet somehow the balance works. I have never worn shoes that made my toes look cuter. My true size 9 was comfy to walk about in and I simply did not want to take these shoes off. At 3.5″ the heel was the perfect amount of added height. Til we meet again, dear Pinpoints.