Navy pumps would be a great alternative to black or grey. Pair them with burgundy, emerald, purple, or other neutrals. They’re a little different, but still work as a basic.
Jimmy Choo Darylin Pump ($695)
Sam Edelman Opal Suede Pumps ($110)
Haircalf not your thing? Sole Society has a simple suede pump.
biglaw associate says:
Am I the only one who doesn’t love Sam Edelman shoes? I see them featured everywhere, but when I’ve gone to try them in Nordstrom’s (both pumps and booties) they are stiff and uncomfortable. I think they’re really cute but not worth the price for the pain–again, is it just me?
Agree on all points.
I’ve owned Sam Edelman ballet flats (the Felicia) in “classic nude” for about a year. While the shoes are comfortable, they don’t have much arch support. For the price, I haven’t been impressed with how my pair has held up. I wear the flats weekly, but I think they would be okay for occasional use. Not a commuter shoe.
I love my Sam Edelman boots! I’ve bought several pair and they’re all still going strong. Except for the pair my dog chewed, I will miss those forever.