It’s been a couple of months now since I last acquired a new pair of shoes, which I think must be some kind of record for me!
As I mentioned in this post, the main reason for this unusual behavior is that, while there are lots of shoes around that I LIKE, I just haven’t been finding many that I absolutely LOVE: or not in my price range, anyway! When you own as many pairs of shoes as I do, I think LOVING the shoes you add to your collection is absolutely essential. Even I have to admit that I don’t actually NEED any more pairs of shoes at the moment, so I’m going to buy some anyway, they’re going to have to be fabulous – which is where these Daniel Footwear pumps come in.
When Daniel Footwear contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I’d be interested in a complimentary pair of shoes to review, I instantly homed in on the ‘Mustio’ style, which is a classic, pointed court, available in a wide range of colours, including an amazing red patent, and an unusually iridescent silver. I, however, didn’t have too much difficulty deciding on this gold pair: it’s a colour I don’t think I’ll ever get tired off, and I wear gold shoes in much the same way many people wear a “nude”, so I know I’ll always get use out of a pair of gold pumps.
I particularly liked these ones because of the classic shape, and expensive look of them: they’re currently £89 on sale, but I think they’d easily pass as a much more expensive shoe, and the quality definitely doesn’t let them down. Buttery-soft uppers, leather soles and a padded insole all make for a beautiful, quality shoe, which feel every bit as good as they look.
As far as sizing goes, I ordered my usual size 4, and found them a little on the large size. They’re not a full size large, and probably not even a half size, but there is slightly more room than I’d like, so I’ll probably have to add heel grips or insoles when I wear them. The uppers are leather, which generally stretches a little through use, so if you’re between sizes, I’d suggest sizing down if possible.
That aside, they feel comfortable to wear, with the 4″ heel high enough to look glamorous, but still low enough to walk easily in. They don’t put the foot at a ridiculous angle either, so although I’ve yet to wear then for an extended period of time, I have high hopes. I do sometimes find that very pointed toes can start to pinch after a few hours, so I’ll be interested to see how they work out in that respect: these have quite a long toe-box (which is my one quibble with the design, as I prefer slightly shorter toes), but the low vamp helps balance it out nicely, so overall, I’m very happy with then,[Buy your own pair here.]