Badgley Mischka Kiara Reviewed

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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.

Editor's Pros & Cons

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

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  • 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.
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Of the 420 reviews we found in total, 11% were negative, and 89% were positive.


Bagley Mischka Kiara covered stiletto heel is raised 4 ¾” or 12 cm off the ground, which is excellent for women who are used to wearing high heels and need the extra height as well as glamour on a special occasion. The platform makes a huge difference when it comes to high heel being comfortable and easy to walk, and Badgley Mischka Kiara heel has a platform of 1 inch or 2.5 cm tall. Customers say that these elegant shoes are comfortable but walking in them for a longer time, especially if you rarely wear this tall of a heel, definitely requires some practice.

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 entire shoe features satin starting from the exterior of the heel, to the interior as well as the soles. This vintage-inspired shoe is a dream to walk in considering the height of the heel, but you will not know that until you have walked in them. The design and the popularity of the shoe amongst brides will make you want to try it, but only after wearing it for a couple of hours will you notice that not only they look good, they feel good too.

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 have easy slip-on wear, satin upper with rhinestone embellished heel cup, metallic leather lining, cushioned leather footbed, wrapped platform and heel and a man-made sole. The man-made sole has the advantage of not degrading in petroleum products.

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.


To get the best feel out of your shoes, one must purchase the right size. Badgley Kiara Mischka is designed to fit snugly, which means they give the wearer a sense of stability while walking for dancing. The shoe runs true to size, which means, if you plan on wearing any extra gel support for comfort, you may want to consider getting a size up. In addition to this, the bottom of the pump is soft leather, and the inside features a cushioned leather footbed to ensure the wearer with decent support for the arches as well as the sides of the foot. Located in the mid-foot, the arch support protects your feet while you are dancing the night away, and some users have reported, it felt like they were wearing a flat shoe.


Even though Kiara pump design lacks overlays compared to a working or a running shoe, it still manages to provide wearers with a decent level of security. Once you purchase the right size, you will notice your feet are snug, which means the fit tight, are secure and at the same time comfortable. What makes the feet from slipping around is also the open peep-toe which has just the right size of the opening. Despite the high heel and the soft leather sole, it is the platform that makes up for the stability and support.

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.


When you see or hear about high-heel stilettos, your brain instantly alarms you with a feeling of discomfort. However, this elegant shoe, despite being incredibly high, it provides the wearer with a comfortable fit given the slight covered platform. The inside of the shoe is incredibly soft, as some users have pointed out, which is what one would expect when wearing a satin shoe.

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.


Due to the high-quality materials used to create this shoe, and considering the fact the pump is designed for special occasions and flat terrain, Badgley Mischka Kiara heels may last you for quite a long time. With proper care of the satin, the color can remain unchanged, but one needs to pay attention, especially with wearing them in wet grass or uneven surfaces. Because of the soft material, any scratches on the shoe may be visible. Therefore you need to be careful when and where you wear them.


One of the things that make Badgley Mischka Kiara is that it is incredibly lightweight. Since the shoe has no overlays and a one-inch platform, there is very little chance it adds weight to its shape. It is the minimal design and lightweight material that gives wearers a light feeling, which a high-heel of this type should provide. Although there is no specific weight, users have confirmed that it is light in weight due to the soft leather sole and satin upper, and they are easy to walk in even after wearing them for few hours.


Almost every Badgley Mischka shoe has an expression which identifies one shoe from the other. Whether it is a peep toe with a flower or a closed-toe pump with some glamour on the heel, your Badgley Mischka shoes are guaranteed to drop some jaws. Badgley Mischka Kiara is the ultimate bridal shoe, but some users have said they love it because it adds sparkle to a simple outfit. Once you own a pair, there is no doubt you will become a big fan of Badgley Mischka shoes, especially for formal events.

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.


Women who are Badgley Mischka fans, especially of this particular Kiara shoe can say they are very fortunate when it comes to choosing colors. The pump that everyone loves comes in a variety of colors including black, white, gold, silver, red and due to the lack of overlays in the design, provides wearers with an almost effortless sense of style. All in all, if you can afford to splurge, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make this shoe your “something blue” at your wedding.


The entire upper of Badgley Mischka Kiara is designed from textile. The open toe box and the minimal design allow the shoe a high level of airflow, as well as the ability to wear it for longer than the usual length of time. When a pump has a leather insole, it means you have a good quality heel, allowing your feet to breathe well and stay cool when wearing them for a few hours. After the short break-in period, this pump becomes highly breathable as well as comfortable.

Key Features

* 100% satin or textile upper
* 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

Bottom Line

Dressing up for an occasion or the big day is very important. No shoe will make you stand out more and make you look classy, elegant and stylish at the same time, like this Badgley Mischka Kiara heel. These shoes are made to stand out. They are a statement shoe and deserve to be worn with pride and joy while adding glamour to any outfit. They are comfortable, high quality, and just gorgeous. They are true to size and as comfortable as high heels can be.

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.