Manolo Blahnik 'BB' Pointy Toe Pump
Classy and Comfortable
I purchased this shoe in nude size EU34. I have very small feet and a narrow heel. While there is a small gap in the heel the shoe fit perfectly in every way. I added a heel pad just in case so as the shoe formed to my foot, I'd have the additional confidence that my foot wouldn't slide out of the shoe. On first few wears around the house, the shoe was comfortable. The shoe is classy and is definitely a staple shoe to have in any closet.
too small-looks cheap
Ordered the red at a half size larger, couldn't even get my foot into it. Looked cheap--especially for the price. Also, higher than I expected. Sending them back.
Finally, the shoe of my dreams
I was on the look out for a pointed toe pump that was just right. It had to be wearable, the toe shouldn't be too pointy and most important of all, they needed to be sexy without being inappropriate for the office. Bingo, the Manolo BB is it. I am a Choo and Louboutin lover but I wasn't buying the Louboutin Pigalle for anything...I want to be able to walk in my shoes. I ordered the Manolo BB and the Jimmy Choo Abel. They looked identical online but what I difference when I received them. The Choos looked cheap....like they easily could have been a $100 pair of shoes and the cut was just....blah. Not bad by any means...but nothing special. The BBs on the other hand had an amazing cut although low on the sides, and the stick straight heel left me convinced....this was my shoe. I listed them as slightly narrow b/c I have narrow feet and the low cut sides are just right....maybe a hair towards too low/too narrow. If I had feet any wider, my foot would be popping out the sides. If you have narrow feet and are looking for a great pump, this is it. If your feet are wide, I would recommend the Choo Abel for a practical and comfortable shoe.....but be warned, they cannot compare to the appeal of Manolo. This is my first pair of Manolos and it won't be my last. Bye Bye Louboutin, I have a new man in my life!
Gorgeous, but heel slips out
These shoes (in red) are truly gorgeous and ultimately worth the pain. That said, there is a small issue with the design of the back of the heel, which does not come in (curve in) enough to hold the heel in the back of the shoe. As a result, the heel tends to pop out, meaning that you have to purchase the shoe a size smaller than normal in order for your foot to stay in the shoe. But the shoe runs true to size, so the effect for me has been that my toes are cramped in the toe box. Regardless, the shoe is really beautiful, and I am determined to wear them through the pain until the toe box stretches .