This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Miz Mooz. All opinions are 100% mine.
When I first spotted Miz Mooz footwear a few years ago, I was instantly attracted to their vibrant colours and retro styling. But their footwear didn’t meet my high maintenance footwear needs. I’m cursed with fussy feet: my foot skin demands soft leather while the underside of my feet insist on a cushioning footbed.
I love the handwriting of the Miz Mooz brand because it is dressy yet casual, modern yet retro, and serous yet fun. So when I set eyes on the Carlito ankle boots, I had to give the comfort levels another chance. Instant heaven for my feet! I walked Amsterdam flat in my apple green Carlitos,which have turned out to be 10- hour walking shoes. I also have many happy clients in the Cozumel and the Bonnie. In fact, I’ve had so much success with those styles that I put them in the YLF store.
So needless to say I was positively delighted when Miz Mooz asked me to review a pair of shoes from their new footwear collection.
Miz Mooz offers all sorts of footwear from knee-high boots and booties, to pumps, super high heels, sandals and ballet flats. I was on the lookout for a pair of comfy low heeled red pumps so I decided to put the Alcotts through their paces. A little less refined than my normal choice of pump, but the sturdy 2 inch heel is right up my alley, as is the tomato red richness of the slightly distressed leather. The adjustable buckle and ruched detailing on the vamp of the pump is adorable and the round stumpy toe is rather sweet too.
I raced to fit on my Alcotts as soon as UPS dropped off the package. (You know how exciting it is to find a box of shoes on your front porch). It was instant foot comfort as soon as my feet slid into the pumps. I love, love, LOVE the height of the low chunky heels and the overall look of the shoes. And most importantly my needs for soft leather and a cushioning footbed are completely met. Score! I have no doubt that the Alcotts will meet the 8-hour walking mark. I’m still figuring out whether I need to size up half a size, since my big toe is quite close to the edge of the toebox. It isn’t rubbing yet, so I might stick with the smaller size.
I had fun pairing my new, somewhat casual, red pumps to other items in my wardrobe. I’m really into combining red and purple at the moment, so my purple Ted Baker, 50’s inspired fit-and-flare frock complete with tulle petticoat sprung to mind immediately. I like contrasting the twee look of the dress with a tough edge, so enter a worn lightwash cropped denim Diesel jacket which I nabbed on sale a few weeks ago. Even though I’m not generally into wearing matchy-matchy outfits, the Alcotts do match my new Marc Jacobs bag I found at this year’s NAS. Gold hardware and all. Great for days when I want to match my shoes with my handbag.
These pumps are versatile. I’ll wear them with skinny jeans, walk shorts, clamdiggers and skirts. Still hooked on combining purple with red, I matched my favourite J. Brand skinny jeans with a purple ruffled blouse and chain cross-body bag. I’ll add my citron trench when it’s chilly because I enjoy mixing clashing vibrant colours.
I hope that this review has left you with an inclination to check out Miz Mooz footwear. Although they don’t specifically have wide sizes, I have found that some of their styles work for a slightly wider foot. Perhaps we can make a cheeky plea for Miz Mooz to start supplying some of their styles in wider widths too.
Miz Mooz shoes are what I call “happy shoes”, and if you can smile at your shoes during the day – so much the better.
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