Shoe Lust: Steven by Steve Madden Alenah Pointed Toe PumpsNovember 02, 2012
It's no secret that my choice of footwear tends to be safe - toes (mostly my own) make me squirm so I wear closed toe pumps and flats nearly year-round. A little while ago I felt as though I've hit a wall with almond and round toe pumps and decided to step slightly outside my comfort zone and try my hand at pointed toe pumps.
At 3.75 (or 4, depending on how you measure) inches tall with no platform, the shoes were also too tall for extended wear - I used to be of the belief that taller and better are interchangeable when it comes to shoes but have since had a change of heart - and my medium-arched feet are a poor match for the curve of the shoe, which is rather precipitous and further perpetuates the toe-pinching problem.
My decision to return the shoes was not met with any doubt. I have time on my side and know that a better pair will come along.
I am not ready to give up on my search just yet and will probably share a few more reviews along the way. If you have any recommendations, please leave me a comment.