I wrote a lil’ something over at PurseBlog about purchasing my Miu Miu Patent Crystal-Heeled Oxfords a little while ago, but since I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks by now, I wanted to give them a more comprehensive review over here. In short, they’re fantastic. Comfortable, easy to keep clean, just flashy enough to receive lots of compliments. The best part, of course, is the heel – check out a rear view and the full review, after the jump.
I can’t tell you from my own view because I can’t see the backs of my shoes when I walk, but several people have mentioned to me that the rear view of these shoes, particularly in low light, is stunning. One friend even said she was worried she’d run in to things because she was so distracted by walking behind me. The rhinestones are big and super sparkly, which makes them a really fun, slightly unexpected shoe for a night out. As some of you guys know, I can’t wear heels because of a torn ligament in my ankle, so I’m always looking for flat shoes that look and feel special enough to wear in the evening. They don’t come along often, but these oxfords are perfect for that sort of thing.
That being said, I’ve also worn these shoes quite a bit during the day with pants or leggings, and they dress down really well and serve as a kick of sparkle for an otherwise average daytime ensemble. They’re also super comfortable; most patent shoes and most oxfords are extremely stiff and difficult to break in, but I knew from the moment I put this pair of shoes on my feet that I’d never have a problem with them. And I haven’t. The patent is soft, thinner than average and totally flexible, which makes them a joy to wear. I haven’t experienced a single sore spot or blister, and my feet tend to be very persnickety.
All in all, I couldn’t be happier with these shoes. Even straight guys like them, which is kind of astounding. Sadly, I can’t find anywhere to buy my exact pair online, but if you want something that’s the same Miu Miu oxford structure but in a more summery style, Net-a-Porter has a dark pink snake-embossed pair for $510 that I’m very much tempted to buy myself. (Warning: they run a little small! Order at least a half size up.)