Monday, April 25, 2016

The Perfect Black Pump


I'm in a complicated relationship with high heels. Not so much because they aren't easy to walk in or anything like that (though, clearly, they are no fuzzy bunny slipper) but because of their quick physical degradation. My work days require a lot of commuting on the part of my shoes: I walk to the bus stop in the morning. I ride the bus to work. I get off the bus in the financial district. I walk from that bus stop to my office. I wear heels all day in said office. Repeat in reverse cycle on the way home. And while I basically just said "I have to wear shoes to, from and during work", the difference is that there is so much city concrete involved and that stuff eats up the tips of heels in the same pattern that Cookie Monster gobbles up his sweet treats. And then I'm left with the dreaded jagged tip on my heel which makes a loud ruckus wherever I go. Tips are easily replaced on heels, for sure. But I don't have much of a desire to constantly drop my shoes off at the shoe guy every 5th day to replace ground-up heels.

Anyway, much of this has been mitigated by the fact that I wear flip-flops or tennies during the commute portion of my day. The part that is still hard is that the job I have requires a lot of meet and greets with clients and business contacts for lunch. And I'm not going to wear flip-flops with a business suit for something like that. So my heels still suffer on the streets of San Francisco.

For all of the reasons above, I can honestly say that these shoes are just about the most decadent, amazing work heels I have ever had. Not because they are overly boastful in colors or aesthetics. Quite the opposite. They are humble and quiet and all sorts of sleek. But really, it's that heel. That beautiful, thickwon't-grind-down-after-three-city-blocks-heel. And that my friends, has made all the difference.
Thank you Emerson Fry for making a city girl's working life a little bit easier.
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11 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I would have loved these when I was still wearing heels. I adore a great looking workhorse of a shoe.

MilitaryPugWife said...

Love these!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

The struggle with heels in the city, especially when commuting is so real! I think the fact that I have to walk 5-6 blocks every morning and afternoon is the reason that I've started wearing flats more often. It would be nice to have some comfy heels though!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i LOVE the thick heel. they look super sturdy. i don't walk a lot in a city, or have a commute, but in my office i am constantly up and down. i love heels but they slow me down sometimes haha. sometimes i have to go to one of our job sites and let me tell you, construction + heels = not cute. but i really love the look of these!

The Siberian American said...

Those heels are gorgeous! I love the thick heel-so perfect for city walking!

Nadine Lynn said...

I love these!!!! I have a few great pairs of work heels but I find myself gravitating towards my flats the older I get. My arches just kill me after all day being in heels!

BLovedBoston said...

I literally just dropped off two pairs of shoes to be repaired because I walk so much and I'm so tough on my shoes! Love the chunky heel here and you wont get stuck in cobblestones which happens to me more than I care to share LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

First of all those heels are gorgeous! Second, I love that they're perfect for a city girl's commute. I'm always in awe of how much walking you girls do in fabulous shoes around those beautiful cities! Having commuting shoes is also key, but loving the thicker heel on these <3
Green Fashionista

Pat Hatt said...

haha good you found on that won't wear. Need something until they invent teleportation.

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

They're so gorge!! And the heel defo makes a difference..! Although I have given up wearing heels...!

Melissa @ Always, Lissa said...

I love, love, love the look of these shoes. I love heels but cannot wear stilettos or anything with a thin heel so the fact that these have a thick, chunky heel and are still high? That makes me stupidly happy!