After much deliberation I finally made my mind up about the perfect Spring shoe. Of course, with your help too... thank you SO much for all your comments on my haul video. So many of you urged me to keep these ones, so I did!
I had first seen the Gucci Suede Mid Heel Pump online agessss ago, and not really liked them at all. Too girly-ish, too old lady-ish, and just not me. Then, as with so many things nowadays, I kept seeing more and more inspirational outfits featuring either these shoes or some other style of block heeled granny shoe.. and slowly but surely I fell in love.
When I ordered these online I still wasn't 100% sure I would love them. And when they arrived (very quickly too, Gucci has impressively fast delivery) I` was a bit undecided. So, I did what I usually do what I can't make my mind up. Asked you guys, and also tried them on every day for a week with whatever outfit I was wearing. If you are ever unsure on something this is such a good way to make a decision, and it such an effective way to test how well an item will work in your wardrobe. On a few of the days I so badly wanted to leave the house in them, and felt like no other shoe in my wardrobe could compare. That, along with your encouragement, made my mind up! SO... lets talk sizing.. etc etc.
I got a UK 7, which is my usual size. It's the size I have in my Gucci loafers, which fit perfectly! They are slim fitting shoes, and come quite tight around the toes. That being said, when I first tried them on I did find my heels was slipping out the back of the shoe. But I definitely didn't have enough space to go down a size, or even a half size.
So these do run a little large, but once I wore them out and about they felt better. I tried them with an insole in too, which resolved the issue - however, if I wear these for a full day walking (which always makes my feet expand a little), I don't think I will actually need the insole.
They are very comfy. I walked in them for an hour or so yesterday, and didn't notice any areas I felt were going to rub. The toe box is slightly narrow and pinches a tiny bit, but that will definitely fix itself when the shoe gives a little bit.
All in all, these are superrr comfy and easy to walk in. I find a small heel like this to be better for long days on your feet than complete flats.. and also the clippy cloppy noise these make when I am walking makes me feel important, which I like.
I bought mine of Gucci for £420, and they have various colour options here.