|The first three tries: same size, same style, different heel heights|
The first pair, Simple Pump 70, fits my foot like a glove but the heel was too low. Let’s admit it ladies, we pay the premium price to see that flash of red sole, so limited view of red sole = no go. The second pair, Simple Pump 85, (couldn’t find patent so I opted for napa leather), was soooooo freaking narrow! To make matters worse, it was also half an inch too big!!! The third pair, Simple Pump 100, fits similar to the first pair. However, when I received these “brand new” shoes, the leather in the back heel was kind of crinkled and it broke my heart to look at them. The store offered me 10% discount but that wasn’t enough for me to keep them. I plan to wear these shoes to work often so the 100mm is a little too high to stand on all day long. I’m just about to give up on these “red shoes” forever. Sike!!! :P
And here is my number four…
Introducing: the Prorata 90mm. When I first saw the Prorata, it didn't really appeal to me because I'm not a big fan of platform. As I look for alternatives to the Simple Pump, it started to grow on me more and more each day...
Prorata also features an almond/round toe, similar to that of Simple Pump. The main differences are: Prorata has a 1/2 inch platform, and the heel is thinner and curvier compared to Simple Pump. Oh yah, it's also more pricey.
Here are some pictures of me wearing these lovelies. They are a tad bit big on me but nothing a couple of heel cushions won't fix. They're very comfortable, dare I say even more comfortable than the Simple Pump!
I love these babies but I'm still on the fence. Ladies, should I keep the Prorata or continue to hunt for my Simple Pump?