Shoemint Pauline (Black)
Elevate your Fall/Winter wardrobe with our leg-lengthening suede platform bootie. Named after Nicole's (Nicole Chavez, stylist for Shoemint) grandmother, Pauline, the gold corset detail and matching cord offer a vintage touch to this avant-garde, sculpted silhouette.
* Available in wine, or black kid suede
* 2" platform and 6" wedge heel
* Side zip
* Lace detailing with gold hardware on the back
* Available in sizes 5-11 (the sizing runs small; recommended to order a half size up)
* $79.98 (1 credit on Shoemint)
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Personally, I probably wouldn't have signed up for Shoemint if you couldn't skip, and I'm sure many others would be the same way. Luckily I snagged an awesome code during their initial launch. (Refer 40+ friends and pay $1 for your first pair, Refer 10+ friends and get $40 off your first pair, Refer 2+ friends and get $25 off your first pair.)
Onto the actual shoes. I really wanted the Edith (blush) and still do, but I chose the pair that I figured I could get the most use out of - The Pauline Booties in black.
I was also concerned with the sizing, because I have pretty difficult feet. I have wide feet and long toes (can't get any sexier than that) so when I saw that the shoes run small, I was a little nervous about picking the correct size. I am a very true 8.5. Very rarely an 8, never a 9. So, I did what the instructions said, and ordered a half size up; a 9.
I have to say the fit is perfect. They are surprisingly comfortable and I didn't have trouble walking in them. I've read many reviews where some mentioned that walking in them is a little awkward, and that's mostly because of the small sole and high platform. The sole is around 2/3 shorter than it would be with a regular heel, so it's not as stable. If you're not use to walking in platforms, it may take a little practice. If you're a regular heel wearer, you won't have any problems.
He wasn't too fond of the style, though. He thought they looked like elf shoes. How typical.
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