Badgley Mischka Kiara Reviewed
Praised by Vogue as among the "Top 10 American Designers" and favorites amongst the youthful Hollywood set, Mark Badgley and James Mischka have made their stamp with the most glamorous and jazzy evening wear to go along in years. Since Mark and James united in 1988, Badgley Mischka has dazzled with their refined style that takes into account younger and modern present day Haute Couture customer, while not neglecting ladies of all ages. Inspired by the 1940s Hollywood, the Badgley Mischka signature fashion represents very refined evening wear, that is simple, streamlined and completely elegant.
One particular shoe design they are very proud of is the Badgley Mischka Kiara. This gorgeous shoe has become the ultimate bridal shoe. They may look high, but with the platform and the quality of the pump, they are conferrable and great for a maid of honor or the right touch for a brides wedding day. With their perfect fit, classy look, comfortable and stunning design, be prepared to be the star of the night.
Elegant vintage-inspired design
Comfortable leather footbed
Comes in a variety of colors
Some reviewers have said that sizes run very small; most users say they are true to size
The heel may be too high for women not used to wearing high heels
- These are my dream wedding show, ordered my true size and the shoe felt amazing.
- Pictures don’t do this shoe any justice, they’re amazing in person. I was able to wear these shoes all day long and felt very comfortable.
- I love that these shoes come with extra gems in case any fall off. This has to be the most beautiful shoe ever, perfect for my wedding.
- Wore these on my wedding, they looked so great on my feet.
- Never been unhappy with a pair of Badgley Mischka shoes. They’re the perfect shoe to go with any dressy outfit.
- I wore these for my wedding and they’re so worth it. Such a fabulous shoe. I got so many compliments on them.
- These were love at first sight, I even cried when I put them on.
- I bought these for my niece on her wedding day, her original size fit perfectly for her.
- Great arch support, very comfortable for a long period of time.
- The heel on this shoe is definitely high, but they look amazing. I can’t wait to put them on for my wedding.
- Very comfortable and beautiful shoe. I wear a size 8, and they still fit perfect.
- Ordered my original size and they are just right. I would recommend this as the perfect wedding shoe, great quality.
- I never write reviews but I just had to with these shoes. Purchased a size up and the shoes were so comfortable, I’ll be wearing this on my big day.
- Beautiful and stunning, I am so excited to finally have my shoe for my wedding.
- I was able to dance and run around in these all day, with no pain. Gorgeous and super sturdy shoe.
- Manageable shoe, the platform on this shoe makes the heel super manageable. Beautiful shoe.
- Purchased these for my wedding day, absolutely gorgeous. I recommend purchasing a size up it you like a little extra room.
- I use the sizing chart for Badgley to figure out what size I should wear. Perfect shoe, I love them.
- I wanted a pair for forever, finally got them for my wedding. They are amazing, great cushion super gorgeous and sexy.
- A little different for european sizes but it’s perfect, they look just like the photo. I’m so excited to wear them.
- Some said shoe runs small.
The one finesse that separates the shoe from all the rest is the unique design on the heel. It is a gorgeous decoration applied by hand, so there might be some variation with the stone shapes and the arrangement. These dramatic jeweled details on the Kiara evening pumps are sure to turn some heads and be the main object for photoshoots.
In addition to the added sparkle, they are well secured onto the shoe. They come with an extra set of stones and beads in case any fall off and additional heel tips. One setback as reported from users is that if your dress is lace or any intricate fabric, you may want to be careful with these Kiara pumps as they may hook onto them and possibly pull the material.
The smoothness of the man-made bottom enables the pump to provide wearers with what they need regarding comfort while the easy slip-on adds to the convenience. All in all, the whole upper of Badgley Mischka Kiara that gives this shoe an exquisite, streamlined design will undoubtedly attract attention.
Kiara pumps bottom is a high-quality sole that is sticky and doesn’t slip. As for the footbed, a leather insole will usually wear off after extended wear, but adding a clear sole guard to protect it will extend its life. This evening shoe features a sturdy platform and a peep-toe that with its small opening, stops your toes from slipping out. The outstanding element on this style is the rhinestone decoration that compliments any outfit. It is sophisticated sparkle that is sure to stand out.
One thing you may want to consider purchasing, that is affordable and gives added stability to this shoe is a set of clear plastic heel protectors. Not only will they protect your heel but they will also prevent you from sinking into the grass of getting your heels caught in small spaces between wooden planks in patios or deck. These shoes provide the wearer with a sufficient amount of security which is more than enough for an evening high-heel shoe of this type.
These beautiful pumps feature a good size sole which gives the wearer a nice cushion for the ball of their foot. Although some users have mentioned they wore the shoes for 12 hours without needing to take them off, Badgley Mischka Kiara pumps may not be the best choice for someone who doesn’t wear high heels often or just heels for that matter.
On the other hand, this luxury designed shoe features a soft leather sole that gives you more contact with the floor and glides well enough. However, it offers little support for your feet and may be too soft for some people. If you need extra comfort, purchasing stiletto inserts and getting an extra set of heel tips is always a good idea, especially if you are doing a great deal of walking or standing. Badgley Mischka Kiara heels are comfortable and true to size, and because of the small platform, they are easy to walk in too.
They are generally comfortable for tall heels, and all that sparkle and bedazzle on the back of the heel will make you fall in love with every single detail. These heels are universal and can complement a broad spectrum of dress types and match with various types of clothing. Whether you rock out these pumps with a long, red dress or black leather leggings, be prepared to get lots of compliments.
* Leather sole
* Heel measures approximately 4.75"
* Platform measures about 1"
* Peep-toe platform pump featuring sparkling rhinestones at heel counter
* Covered stiletto heel
* Comes with extra stones and beads
The open toe box is perfect for spring or summer time, and the leather insole will mold to your feet in no time. The leather footbed is not only comfortable but prevents irritation and provides for good airflow, so your feet remain cooled and odor-free throughout the day. If you can splurge and treat yourself for the big day or another special occasion, opt for this high-end brand and you will see the difference it makes.
Whether you decide to wear them for your wedding, a ball, a party or a day at work, Badgley Mischka shoes are different from your typical footwear and will compliment any outfit.