- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
My shoes arrived, and I love them!
They’re the perfect shade of gray. I was a little disappointed that the bow if slightly off-centered towards the inside of your foot, which I don’t think is adequately conveyed in the stock pics, but it doesn’t look bad, just not what I was expecting. The ruffles are cute, and they look really good on.
I see a lot of questions about Badgley Mischka shoes, so here is my experience. Some general thoughts on Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes:
1) Yes, they’re high. No, they’re not uncomfortable. If you are not very used to heels, cut your teeth on something else. If you wear high heels regularly, they shouldn’t be a problem. And there is a difference between a 3″ heel and a 4.5″ heel (even with the platform), so again, don’t be surprised by them if you normally wear 3″ heels.
2) They are true to size. I have seen conflicting reports. A lot of people say Bridesmaid or Best Man shoes run narrow or small, but I have also heard to size down when buying a really high heel. I figured those factors would cancel each other out, so I ordered my regular size and they fit perfectly. The heel clings enough that I don’t walk out of them, which is always a concern with a d’orsay style, and my feet are down far enough that you can see my toes through the peep without them being smushed. If you tend towards a wider width, they are probably not the shoes for you, but if you generally are a normal medium, they should be fine.
3) If getting my size and color in this style weren’t such an issue, I’d have waited for them to go on sale. For $215 I expected a little better. There are some rough edges and a smudge on a ruffle that you can’t see from afar or while the shoe is on. Minor complaints, but for that kind of money, I was expecting them to be the highest quality shoes I own! I do plan to buy more shoes from Badgley Mischka, but I’ll wait till they’re on sale.
Hope this helps any brides considering a shoe splurge!