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15-10-2008
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louboutins are just so uncomfy on me. i've decided to sell my loub patent pumps off at a low price because i just can't seem to wear them for long.

so far i found a perfect pair from agnes b, the toe box is bigger. i think marc jacobs shoes aren't too bad too. 9west also hurt my feet.

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15-10-2008
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I'm going to have to jump on the bandwagon and go with Louboutin pumps.

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15-10-2008
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i prefer a pump with a thicker heel, and i really like some of the shoes that chanel have at the moment. different matter altogether if i can afford them, but i like the thick heel and the rounded toe.

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15-10-2008
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I am also looking for the 'perfect' black pump, I find the red sole on the Louboutins are too distracting on a simple shoe like this.
exactly my thoughts!! therefore i m leaning towards the manolo blahniks. plus it seems that everybody is saying that manolo is more comfy than louboutin.

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Although I agree with everyone, it is pretty hard to find a decent pair of louboutin pumps in Australia - it's like we get the dregs of everywhere else in the world

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16-10-2008
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katebug, you didn't mention your price point. All of those mentioned so far are very expensive. Brian Atwood has some nice ones also, but very expensive too.

There are far too many basic black stiletto pumps in the $50-$100 range to mention here.

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16-10-2008
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Although I agree with everyone, it is pretty hard to find a decent pair of louboutin pumps in Australia - it's like we get the dregs of everywhere else in the world

You are in Sydney - you have some choice. I live in Perth, imagine our selection. 3 crappy styles at DJ and some ugly styles at Scanlan. I really don't understand their choices. Or perhaps they sell out before I get a chance to see them?

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22-12-2010
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The Perfect Black Pump
like the perfect black leather jacket or the perfect pair of jeans...
I find that a perfect pair of black pumps is one of the hardest things to find...

here we can share our finds and suggestions for the perfect pair!...


personally, i'd like something that wasn't really pointy or really round...
and not with a super spiky or super chunky heel...
maybe 3 - 4 inches high...
and maybe one in leather and one in patent leather...


any ideas?


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22-12-2010
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^^^ Softgrey - does Christian Louboutin not do really simple classic 'pumps' like that?

Of course, where i come from, pumps don't have heels.....LOL.

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22-12-2010
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softgrey, I agree with you. My perfect black pump should be moderate.. in heel, cut and toe. Few years back I was in love with pointed toes, but now I'm looking for something rounder. I do love patent, but I'm temped to go to the more classical side and choose leather.

Right now, my perfect one would be the Christian Louboutin Prorata. It's very comfortable, yet elegant but slightly different than a classic one because of the platform.


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great idea for a thread, softie...
this has been a big stumbling block for me because i have every other type of shoe on earth but have a huge hole in this area. mostly because i dont wear pumps that often, well mostly never but there is a need for them in a wardrobe. i see the need for a simple, unobtrusive black pump for times that call for a style of dress this requires subtly. i also think if i found the right pump it would come in handy for days when i want to wear a jean but dress them up a bit in a finer almost academic way.

i dont like thin heels so the perfect black pump would have a chunky heel but not bulbous. suede is good but not for year round. a bit of texture would be nice to add a little something but not necessary. slightly round toe and a bit of a platform.

these are my choice for the perfect pump. casual but still very elegant.
gimmeshoes.com


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27-12-2010
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THE ultimate, hands down, perfect black pump is Louboutin Clichy




source: ebay-divastylestar

Runnerups: Louboutin Simple, Declic, Rolando, Decollette

If you're looking for an affordable pair of perfect black pumps, I highly highly recommend Ann Taylor's Perfect Black Pump:


http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/pro...zeType=Regular

source: anntaylor

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My perfect black heels. I love pumps that are more on the high side and isn't chunky.

Steve Madden Russh is my favorite. So comfortable and goes with everything. Affordable too!

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30-12-2010
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lightningfields...please post a credit for the image you posted....thanks!

the ann taylors are on my list as well...
i think they are lovely and classic and very well priced...

helena
...no posting flats in the pumps thread you!...
......:p...

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03-01-2011
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Brian Atwood has a few, but they might be 5" and they ain't cheap.

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