Tuesday, March 22, 2011
One of my most favorite new Spring trends is the nude shoe. It’s the perfect solution to those outfits that you either can’t figure out which shoe color to commit to for an outfit or when the outfit needs to be the statement piece so that you can pull it off in a sophisticated way for the office. And one of the sexiest way to be nude but not “nekkid” is the ‘Pure’ pump from Charles David.
I have to admit that I haven’t been all that impressed or rather, inspired to purchase any Charles David shoes in many, many seasons. It truly has been disappointing because of how devoted I used to be to them. Charles David used to really do it for me, especially when it came to work appropriate shoes back in the late 90’s. But as of late, it hasn’t been as grabbing until these ‘Pure’ made me do a double take. ;)
At the skyscraper height of a 5” heel, these elongate your body to no end. There is a 1” platform to take you down to an actual 4” heel but these are not for ladies afraid of heights. I was wearing shorts when I tried them on and I honestly felt like my legs had a sequel. The nude color of the pumps matches my skin tone rather perfectly creating a seamless long leg. EVERYBODY LIKES THIS! ;) I honestly was taken back on the effect they had on my legs. I mean, of course a 5” boost would make anyone as tall as a tree but there’s something about the right skin tone match to really take you up that extra notch. ;)
Now being that they will be a classic staple in any closet given their fundamental neutral nature, comfort is rather key. And it seems quite the oxymoron to think that a 5” heel could ever be comfortable. And I’m your girl, I’m not going to lie to you… so no, they aren’t what you could be able to likely handle for a marathon 12 hour day. BUT, they are cushioned enough for you to handle a medium amount of walking and standing in your day. The leather is a little on the stiff side but I anticipate that after a few wears, the leather will loosen up and get softer with more wears.
Right now you can get these at 6pm.com for only $75, 40% off the regular price. And they come in 5 different colors that are less expensive… swoon with me here. ;)
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 8:30 AM