Here’s a collection of tried and tested ankle strap pumps. Comfortable, trendy and quite affordable. They are a good “sandal” option for work when open-toed styles are not part of the dress code. The look is refined, ladylike and dainty, and the opposite of chunky, tomboy and casual. 

  • 'Odynna' Pointy Toe Pump (Women): The ever so popular "Okala" pump has been updated to the "Odynna" and is just as comfortable and gorgeous. Lightweight and easy to walk in despite the almost three inch heel (the online heel height measurement is incorrect). A patent laser-cut toe box looks fresh. I vote blush or white for maximum newness, although the black and light nude are practical options.
  • 'Olyvia' Suede Pump (Women): The suede makes this pump extra comfortable and the heel height is very manageable. I bought these in a pearl grey a few years ago and they are still going strong. I vote mustard or red this year. Read the rave reviews.
  • 'Rima' Ankle Strap Pump (Women): A cheeky little striped pump that looks best on narrow ankles. Dainty, refined and very ladylike.
  • 'Esperance' Pump: The pump is available in many shades of neutral, but it's the red patent and floral options that look the most fashionable to my eye. The heel height is very stable and the footbed extra cushioning. Over 100 rave reviews, and very deserving of the praise.

All the styles work for low and regular volume feet. The Louise et Cie Esperance pump is available in wide widths so they can work for high volume feet. Some of the styles cover a very wide size range (US4 to a US13). Thank you Nordstrom for covering a diverse set of foot shapes. Make sure you browse the many colour options, and can you guess which pair followed me home?