L.K. Bennett 'Sledge' Pump
I waited a long while to purchase these.. I have 3 other pair of LK Bennett shoes.. all 39's.. I purchased these as well in 39, but should have gone up half size. These with the platform do not fit like the flats or the Maddox. I loved them, the color was lovely but returned them for size. Will order again :)
Kate Middleton can't be wrong!
and she isn't. These are now my go to shoes (in Taupe) for dressing up for business as well as casual with jeans. I normally wear a size 9 1/2 to 10 and purchased size 41 and these fit great. Very comfortable, classic yet sexy heels.
Gorgeous and Reasonably Comfortable
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with this shoe. I thought the hype was going to be undeserved, but I'm glad to say that I was wrong. They're beautiful shoes and surprisingly comfortable for their height. I'm used to wearing high, high heels (3.5"+) and there are few that you can wear all day long without problems -- these are one of them. They're the perfect work shoes -- classic, beautiful lines, modern heel and style. I completely understand why the Duchess adores them. They're my new go-to staple for work and classic dress-up events.
However, I also followed the advice on sizing and went a size up. I usually wear a 9 in most US shoes and 39 in Italian shoes. I've never ordered UK shoes before, but I went with the 39.5 and they were perfect. And not too narrow either -- for those that found them narrow, I don't agree. I've got a medium, B size foot and I find these a nice fit.
I just bought these shoes today from my local Nordstrom. I wear a solid size 5- most size 5 shoes fit me perfectly. I tried on a size 35, which according to nordstrom.com should be a 4.5. And they're just slightly too big! The wonderful little strip placed in the heels of these shoes to prevent slipping doesn't even help me. The saleswoman gave me some sticky padding to put in the heel, and with this in place they fit much better, giving me that "fit like a glove" feeling others have written of in their ratings. However these fall out and are annoying, and when I'm paying $345 for a pair of shoes, I want them to fit perfectly. I'm wearing them right now debating if I should keep them or not. I realize this review is very specific to me, but I watched for a while for a true size 5 to rate the fit, so I hope this helps someone else.