Understandably, you don't believe me. But it's true! Oh sure, I have a ton of black heels in various iterations - peep-toe, sandals, slingbacks, platforms, t-straps, mary janes, flower heels, with giant roses, patent, cloth, etc. - but not a simple black pump. No chunky sole. No embellishment. No corset lacing.
What I wanted were plain (not patent), pointy toe, black pumps. Thin heel. Sexy. Simple.
But, as simple as you would think this would be, I was struggling. The heels needed to be high but walkable, which in my size meant less than 4". I wanted shoes I could walk around the city if I wanted to but still had some height. I wanted a silhouette that was both sexy and professional. A delicate heel profile that spoke to me like the inspiration images above.
But 400+ pages on ShopStyle and I was not thrilling to many.
My ideal was the Christian Louboutin Helmut. I think these are one of the sexiest shoes around. But I have a pair in blue and they run big and are not easily available so they were out. The Zara knock-offs were not available either.
I narrowed it down, after looking high and low, to two options.
The Louboutin Pigalle was option 1. But I know how this heel is cut and on me it tends to cut low at an uncomfortable spot on the sides of my feet, plus it's just an inch or so too high. I'd never be able to wear these around. Although they are a darn pretty shoe.
Blahnik BB heel. The height is a bit shorter than my chartreuse pair. And they are pretty close to perfect. The topline isn't too low. The vamp is the perfect height. The heel isn't too high and is just thin enough. Great profile and great from the front and back.
Considering I recently got black wedges with ankle straps, black and nude crystal sandal-y heels, black and nude Rockstud kitten heels, and black patent beribboned mary janes... these had better be perfection or I'm in big trouble!
Do you have a "perfect" black heel?