Anne Klein Aileen Review
Anna Klein has been bringing customers stylish footwear for over forty years, offering great looking shoes for an affordable price. The company started as a sportswear manufacturer but soon after they began to expand to other products. Within ten years of the opening of the Anna Klein Company, they went international. She was the first fashion designer, after Coco Chanel, to incorporate men’s styles into their women’s designs.
Even though Anna Klein herself is no longer with us, the company still runs strong today. They pride themselves on celebrating the way women live. They know that daily life can be chaotic, beautiful, and complicated and your footwear of choice should be able to keep up with that lifestyle. They believe that there isn’t a right way to wear a pair of shoes, thinking that versatility is critical, giving you shoes that can be worn where you want them, how you want them.
The Aileen’s are just one more pair of their shoes that fit that description. They have a great price tag that many can afford, yet they have a great style and extraordinary comfort. These pumps feature a slip on design, a pointed toe and a couple of color options that will fit many consumers style needs and wants. Whether heading to the office or out for a date night with someone special, these pumps are going to be a perfect fit.
Affordable price tag
Phenomenal comfort level
Supportive and Stable
The slingback strap is not adjustable
Runs slightly too small
Only two color options
Not available in wide widths
A kitten heel is a cute little stiletto heel that usually measures between one to two inches high. There is a slight curve that sets the heel in from the back heel of the shoe. The look was made famous by actress Audrey Hepburn but make a resurgence with former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hilary Clinton. Kitten heels are perfect for those looking for a cute pair of shoes to wear to the office, both looking great and practical. Another significant demographic for these types of heels are teenage girls who might not feel like they are ready for high heels, but still want the look and experience of wearing a pair of cute pumps.
Not only are they going to keep you comfortable but they are going to provide you with a decent amount of shock absorption. You might not think that is that big of a deal since they are heels and you most likely won't be doing a lot of running around in them, but you would be wrong. Ensuring you have some decent shock absorption is still essential, even if you are walking around. This is going to help take some of the impacts from your steps off your joints, helping to prevent some joint pain you could experience after some time.
The lining inside of the uppers is made out of man-made material and offers a much appreciated breathable experience. You will be able to quickly get air flowing into your shoes while you're wearing them to keep your feet nice and fresh. This is especially important if you're wearing them on warmer days or you're wearing them for long periods at a time. Not only will they help prevent your feet from overheating, but it is also going to help limit moisture build up in your shoes from sweating which can lead to smelly feet and unhealthy in-shoe environment.
One thing that many customers would change about these shoes, however, is the slingback strap. Many people would have preferred it as an adjustable strap so they could customize the way they fit, giving them a better fitting shoe and a little more comfort overall.
The leather uppers with the soft synthetic inner liner feel great along your skin, helping to prevent any kind of irritating rubbing and chafing which can lead to blisters and other uncomfortable sores.
If you're attending an outdoor event or you feel like you are not getting enough stability, you can always choose to pair them with a pair of heel stoppers. They will give your heel a wider base to stand on, adding to the overall stability. They are also going to help prevent you from sinking into the soft ground if you're walking in the grass at an outdoor event, and it can also help prevent you from getting your thin heel stuck in a grate or crack in a sidewalk. For the most part, customers will not need this added accessory, but it is nice to know that it is an option if you need it.
Unfortunately, the Anne Klein Aileen heels are running just ever so slightly on the small side and since the slingback strap cannot be adjusted some reviewers suggested jumping up about a half size to accommodate for this discrepancy.
Another thing that some consumers were not too happy about was the fact that they are not available in wide widths. If you have wide feet, then these slingbacks are not going to be the best choice for you as they are not going to fit comfortably.
They do have a very versatile design. They are going to look great in an office setting but will also fit right in at a dinner date with someone special. These pumps also make a great first pair of heels for teens out there who might not be comfortable in higher heels yet. No matter what you are doing or what the occasion, these slingbacks are going to look great.