Published on November 22nd, 2014 | by Kirsten Borrink11
Festive, Gorgeous Sacha London Shoes (Heels and Wedges)
I attended my beautiful cousin’s wedding in Brooklyn last weekend. I left my mundane world of laundry and cereal for a weekend of chowing on lobster rolls and Grimaldi’s pizza, using Uber like a boss and celebrating the nuptials at the fabulous Dumbo Loft. But I wore boring shoes to the wedding: tame, sensible block heels. I reasoned they would allow me to dance without turning an ankle and I was right. But in a sea of cage heels, 4″ pumps and strappy wonders, my feet felt plain. Comfort was my main concern when packing, plus I don’t have a wide array of dress-up shoes because that’s just not my lifestyle. But if I could add one pair of shoes to fill in the “dressy-festive” gap, I’d go for a pair of Sacha London shoes.
The Vera style (top left) earned 21 5-star reviews, 4 four-star reviews and only 1 one-star review at OnlineShoes.com. Women love this style for a festive event–it’s fancy, unique and comfortable for a heel with its 2 3/4″ heel and 1″ platform, padded footbed and secure ankle strap. The Sacha London Vera comes in 10 colors of suede and leather, whole and half sizes 5.5-10, 11. $139.95-149.95 at OnlineShoes.com, free shipping and exchanges; $128-165 at Amazon, free shipping and returns.
The Sacha London Karma (discontinued since first published) is similar to the Vera with a 2 3/4″ wedge heel and 1″ platform. I like the inclined forefoot as it acts as a rocker sole taking the pressure off the forefoot. Available in leopard, black and gray suede/pony hair (which isn’t made from ponies, but rather the hair side of the cow hide). The Karma is probably a better choice than the Vera for women that have bunions as the vamp crosses below that area of the foot. Also, this style might be good for those that suffer from painful forefoot or hallux limitus as the sole is rigid.
Sacha London Shoes – the Vista
The Vista style is for those that don’t like a chunky platform and prefer a lower heel with a more flexible forefoot. Featuring the same ankle strap and lightly cushioned footbed as the Vera and Karma, the Vista wedge measures in at two inches high. $149.95 at OnlineShoes.com; $128-160 at Amazon: use code HOLIDAY25 to save 25% with free shipping and returns.
The two styles at the bottom feature a 3.75″ heel and 1.25″ platform, but might be a little much for the typical Barking Dog Shoes reader! The Elga on the left comes in twelve colors at Amazon for $49-159, free shipping and returns; $159.95 at OnlineShoes.com. The Ebony pump on the right is $46-150 at Amazon, free shipping and returns.
As far as fit, I’ve read that Sacha London shoes are true to size, best for a medium to slightly wide foot.
If you love one of these styles but are concerned about arch support, try a pair of Superfeet Delux High Heel 3/4 length insoles. Customers comment that they fit well into all dress shoes without taking up much room and they provide needed support for arches while taking pressure off the forefoot.
How about you? Do you have a favorite festive shoe that mixes style and comfort well? What about Sacha London shoes? Like them? Do let us know!