Ask Belle: Black Patent Pumps for Winter
Nov 10, 2014
I live in black pumps and tights all winter long. Can you help me find a pair of patent leather heels for under-$125? I prefer kidskin, but in the wet weather, patent is preferable.
Thank you. Best, Liz
Patent leather is a great choice for winter weather. I learned that lesson after losing a pair of leather heels to snow and rock salt during my first D.C. winter. Rough. Here are some suggestions in your price range:
These Flex Pumps are incredibly comfortable. They’re as close to a pain-free heel as I’ve ever owned. They also come in a kitten heel height. I also like these Cole Haan patent heels with a 3″ heel and a clean shape.
You can wash your patent leather pumps in a mild soap and warm water. Most sites recommend that you also invest in a patent leather conditioner to help keep your shoes shiny.