Badgley Mischka Laken Review
Mark Badgley and James Mischka take their inspiration for their designs from 1940s Hollywood, bringing you elegant designs and phenomenal looking shoes. They specialize in eveningwear for effortless glamour. Badgley Mischka brands quickly became a favorite of many celebrities and landed them a spot on Vogue’s “Top 10 American Designers” list. Their shoes, dresses, and accessories offer you a unique design and an in immense attention to details, setting them apart from the rest.
The Laken’s are just one more pair of amazing pumps in their long line of fabulous footwear. They feature a slingback design with a pointed, closed toe with a gorgeous shimmering embellishment on the toes. The 3.75-inch heel gives you a little extra height and elegance when you hit the dance floor. The steep price tag might scare you off a bit, but they seem to be well worth the money as they have a decent lifespan and will not fall apart prematurely. Whether looking for something to wear on your wedding day or prom night, these stilettos might be the perfect choice for you.
- 3.75" stiletto heel
- Long-lasting durability
- Elegant style
- Slingback design
- High price tag
- Only two color options
There are many reasons why you might want to wear a high stiletto heel for your special occasions, some women just like the extra height that comes with it, others like the way it makes their legs and rear end look while they walk. No matter what your reasoning, the Laken's will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
The soft materials offer a decent amount of comfort to your feet. If you are going to be walking around in these all day or night you want to make sure that they are going to offer you the right amount of comfort. You should not have to worry about them rubbing or chafing along your skin which can lead to blisters and discomfort.
They have an adjustable strap closure to help make sure that your heels stay on your feet. You do not want to have a Cinderella situation and walk right out of your pumps at the end of the night. It is going to give you a customizable fit so you can dance the night away with no worries.
As for underfoot support, there is going to be an adequate amount, but not a whole lot. There are a synthetic lining and a leather sole that provides you with some padding under your foot, helping support your arches. If you have rather high arches, however, these might not be the best fit for you.
These slingbacks are running true to size so that is going to help when trying to decide what size you should order. As long as you purchase your standard shoe size, then you should not have any problems with them fitting you beautifully.
As these are designed for special occasions and they are not an everyday shoe, they are going to last you a lot longer than some of the other shoes in your closet, ensuring that you get your monies worth out them, allowing you to wear them for multiple occasions before they need to be replaced.
If you are attending an outdoor event you might want to consider pairing them with some heel stoppers which can help increase their lifespan. These will help keep your heels from sinking into the soft ground, which could cause you to fall and snap your heel. Additionally, if you can keep your heel out of the soft ground then you can try to keep them relatively clean.
Some customers feel a bit more comfortable if they pair these heels with some heel protectors. They are clear and snap right onto the bottom of your thin heel, giving you a broader base at your heel and a little more stability. These are also a great addition if you are attending an outdoor event as it will help keep you from sinking into the soft ground or getting stuck in a crack in the pavement.
Since the uppers are made out of soft satin and lace, they are going to feel cozy along your feet and help prevent any uncomfortable rubbing that could occur. Additionally, the leather sole provides you with a soft and slightly cushioned base under your feet, adding to the overall appeal of the pumps.
There is not a whole lot of versatility when it comes to the stilettos. They are not going to look too well as a pair of casual heels nor will they fit in at the office. They are more reserved for those formal events and paired with an elegant dress.
You are not going to want to wear these pumps outside of the special occasions, it might cause some unnecessary wear and tear causing them to lose some of their longevity. Additionally, they might not be the most comfortable to wear during normal, everyday activities.
There is, unfortunately, not too much information on what the exact weight of these slingbacks is but customers can agree that they feel lightweight on their feet while they are wearing them.