I've always admired the Vivienne Westwood 'Melissa' heels since I started reading 'Pearls +Poodles'' blog back in the day, we're talking 2010/11 here! Though, like most of the items of my designer lust list, affording them brand new is often not feasible... So I take to Ebay when I want to semi splurge on designer goods.
With a trip to Chester races on the horizon, my statement heels just weren't working with what I wanted to wear. So, in a week whereby I received some sassy news at work, I decided to treat myself to a pair of the heels i'd been swooning over for years, though i'd kind of left it a little bit late with only 5 days to go before race day.
I took to Ebay and discovered a pair of never been worn black Vivienne Westwood 'Melissa' slingback court shoes with only one person bidding on them. I immediately entered the bidding war and the Ebay Gods allowed me to snap them up for a super baragin-ous price in comparison to what they would have been brand new. I think maybe it helped the seller was a fellow West Yorkshire gal and was happy they were going to a home with Yorkshire roots...Obvs.
First things first, these beauties smell abso-lu-tely sassin' a perfumed, sweet rubbery scent that reminds me of being a kid and playing with Polly Pocket. They also look pretty sexy too, I went for the all black court with a black heart simply because they can be paired with everything and are a little more understated. That's not to say I don't have the iconic cream and red Melissa heels on my radar but you can't go wrong with all black erry'thaang.
So is a rubber shoe with a midi heel comfortable? For me, sadly not! It's not so much the typical pressure pain you get from high heels as these beauties are really not that high and they're pretty darn easy to walk in. It's the painful nip of toe pinching as the point of these shoes is just so narrow causing blisters to appear on the sides of your toes. I kicked mine off after 3 hours or so stood up in them and that's with a thousand plasters holding my toes together. Unless I can break them in a little, sadly rubber doesn't have as much give as leather I will reserve them for dinner dates and occasions where I won't be stood up too long. I can't stop looking at them though, they are beautiful!