Badgley Mischka Lindsay Review

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There are plenty of adjectives that could properly use in order to describe the Lindsay model by Badgley Mischka. Elegant, timeless, beautiful, stylish… The list could go on, but you probably get the picture.

And speaking of the picture, just take a moment to marvel at the beauty that is the Lindsey model. Yes. Badgley Mischka is well renowned for the classic lines in their designs and the love for the old-Hollywood style. All of that (and way more) can be found in the Lindsay model.

So if you’re looking for a simple yet elegant way to jazz up your little black dress, the Lindsay model is the perfect pick. If you’re looking for a great pair of pumps for your next big event, the Lindsay model will do the job. Or if you’re just looking for a way to feel like a Hollywood A-list actress, the Lindsay model will do exactly that. With the simplicity and sheer elegance that exude from every inch of this pump.

But for now, let’s find out what makes the Lindsay model by Badgley Mischka so great. The pros and cons of having this shoe. Hope you’ll like this review.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

A heel that measures 4 inches in height

Satin made upper

A bow on the upper’s surface

A wrapped and elegant stiletto heel

Cons

Expensive

Outsole

Outsole

While rubber outsole is a got to choice for most of the shoemakers, Badgley Mischka decided to take a different path with their Lindsay model. After all, this is a special dress style shoe and rubber would prove to be quite heavy for the size and the model itself. The man-made outsole is lightweight, a little more flexible and a lot more durable than the regular outsole. As it should. Since this is an evening shoe, a lot of flexibility and stability is required, and the synthetic sole provides all of it. However, one must point out that this is a shoe that has an almost 4-inch high stiletto heel, and every bit of balance is most welcomed.

Even from a thin synthetic outsole that you can barely see it. The thing is, you can definitely feel it’s a presence on the bottom of these shoes, and that’s what’s most important. The fact that the outsole plays a supporting role in the Lindsay model and let other parts of the shoe shine bright. Yes, that outsole is quite thin and a lot of care should be put in the maintenance, but once you get the hang of it, it’s actually not that bad to walk on. It’s the better choice for the Lindsay model, as opposed to the much more familiar rubber outsole, but more on the different properties of the rubber outsole, you can check out below in this post.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Lindsay model is lightly padded one, with a non-removable, fixated insole. The insole, on the other hand, is lined with synthetic, for extra comfort and plenty more of a soft touch to the foot. The synthetic lining regulates the moisture within the shoe and is responsible for the moisture-wicking properties as well. The lining will make sure that your feet are always dry and odor free.
Upper

Upper

While the midsole was less than spectacular, the upper is spectacular with a capital S. It’s elegant, it’s cheeky, and it’s sexy, provocative while being appropriate and effortlessly yummy. It’s no joke. What makes it so elegant? Well, for starters there’s the fantastic silhouette. It’s both a pointy and a peep-toe type of silhouette and it looks amazing. There’s a great mix of satin and vinyl accents, and the sexy, cheeky feel to the shoe (mentioned earlier) comes exactly from that part. The toes and the sides of the upper are exposed with the clear vinyl strap, while the finishing touches like the embellishments or the ankle strap on the top of the shoe are made with the luxurious and fantastic satin. If you take a good look at the front of the upper you’ll notice one small but very interesting sating bow sitting right on the toe area of the upper. It’s a two-layered bow, and it gives a nice elegant definition to the entire shoe.

The ankle strap is quite a different story, but it fits in the elegant atmosphere of the entire Lindsay shoe. It’s a halo type of an ankle stripe here on the Lindsay model. It’s very thin, very narrow and entirely made out of satin with a synthetic lining underneath. The adjustable buckle ahs metallic detailing, that’s discreet enough not to steal some of the simplicity and beauty of the satin stripe itself. When you have a thin, elegant satin stripe like this, what’s the point of adding anything else? No, that’s sufficient enough to provide the elegance and style to the entire shoe.
Comfort

Comfort

Pumps that contain almost 4 inch high heels, thin ankle straps and vinyl straps are not the most comfortable shoes by any standards, but the Lindsay model does contain some help to keep up with the comfort. The lightly padded midsole does make things much easier, and so does the ankle strap. Although it’s quite thin, having that security around your ankle can improve the comfort as well. And yes, the Lindsay model does have both pointy and peep- toe silhouette. The pointy toe shape of the shoe really takes away much from the comfort, but luckily the peep-toe cut out really balances out the comfort in the toe area of the shoe.
Support

Support

One of the areas in which the Lindsay model is failing is the support. Aside from the ankle strap at the top of the shoe, there is no other source of support in this shoe that could become beneficiary for you and your needs. The outsole although man-made is very thin and barely noticeable, the padding is also light and insufficient, and the high heel really could you a bit more heft. If this was a chunky heel, the support would have been much greater, but since the stiletto heel has been placed on the back of the shoe, the support is hanging by a thread. Or to an ankle strap if you will.
Durability

Durability

One might say that synthetic outsole is the most durable material in the entire shoe. And one would be right. Significantly much stronger, durable and flexible than the rubber counterpart, the synthetic outsole is there to give you the best performance for these pumps. Understandably the shoes are high heeled shoes, and much of the body weight of the person that’s wearing them will fall on the toe area of the outsole.

That particular area will get most friction, most damage and most contact with the terrain, so it’s logical that the outsole is the most durable party of the shoes. The satin and the vinyl in the rest of the shoe construction are not nearly as durable as the synthetic material used in the outsole, but there are special occasion shoes after all. The Lindsay model from Badgley Mischka is an evening dress shoe, and it should be treated as such.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Again, the synthetic outsole really comes in handy here, but the outsole isn’t the only part of the shoe that’s responsible for the flexibility. Both the satin and the vinyl strap in the upper are well capable of delivering the flexibility and they do for the most part. Vinyl and satin are well known for their elasticity and flexibility, and over here in the Lindsay model, they’re both used in the right areas. The vinyl is dominant in the toe area, while the satin highs the heel and the ankle strap. Both of the materials used in the upper’s construction are flexible enough to work with the upper and give you the best possible movement.
Stability

Stability

The fact that the Lindsay model by Badgley Mischka is a pump with an almost 4 inches high stiletto heel doesn’t fit well with the stability. That’s true. This is a thing 4-inch high heel, and walking in a shoe like the Lindsay is a challenge all to itself. But once you put them on there’s no denying that the Company didn’t try their hardest in order to make the stable as possible for you. Over here in the Lindsay model, every bit helps. The synthetic outsole, as thin and barely visible as it is, is doing its part to provide the stability from the bottom part of the shoe. The same goes for the vinyl used in the toe strap and the satin in the ankle strap.
Airflow

Airflow

This is an evening type of a sandal. It’s meant to be worn during the hot summer nights and as such it’s designed to withstand the constant sweating of your feet. The synthetic lining in the footbed aids the moisture-re wicking properties, while the cut-out parts of the sandal expose the foot and allow the air to penetrate in and out of the shoe. That’s especially true about the open-toe silhouette like the Lindsay model. Air penetrates from the cut-out section in the toe area, but you’ll have to be careful about the damage that the vinyl can do to your feet. The vinyl tends to get quite uncomfortable, as the sweating to your feet progresses, and the inside of the shoes can get very slippery because of the moisture. You’ll have to be extra careful.
Fit

Fit

By having both a pointy toe and a peep-toe silhouette the fit of the Lindsay model is not the best, but there are some things in the construction of the shoe that do make it a bit more comfortable. The pointy toe and the peep-toe silhouette are known to cause a lot of troubles with the fit, comfort and the overall support of the shoes, and the Lindsay model is no exception. The pointier silhouette does cram the toes in a very uncomfortable position, but it wasn’t for the light padding and the ankle strap on the top of the upper, things would have been disastrous for this particular model. Thankfully, Badgley Mischka had mercy on your feet and allowed some comfort to prevail.
Color

Color

The Lindsay model by Badgley Mischka is available in three different color options. The black version, the nude satin, and the mint satin version. The nude and the black version of the model are easily the most sought after, according to the official Badgley Mischka website, since they’re both neutral colors and used in both daytime and nighttime outings. Both of the versions look amazing, but the mint satin option is lovely as well. It’s sad that it’s not getting the attention that it deserves by placing in on the third purchasing place.
Price

Price

With a price tag of 185 dollars, the Lindsay model by Badgley Mischka is not cheap by any means. But, the beauty, the grace and the delicate elegance of the shoes will make up for the high price tag. The craftsmanship, the delicate materials used in the making of the shoe clearly outweigh the pricy high price that you’ll have to pay. But treating yourself once in a while is not a big deal right? And the fact that you’ll own these puppies is always a great outcome.
Style

Style

If you’re on the lookout for classic feminine and a very sophisticated shoe that would potentially make you feel like either Cinderella or a Hollywood goddess, then look no further. You’ve found that pair of shoe in the Lindsay model. Made from satin and vinyl, this 4-inch high pump is every woman’s dream. And why not make your own dream come true by purchasing it?
Bottom line

Bottom line

The Lindsay pump is a sight for sore eyes. The beautiful construction of the shoe is only elevated by the delicate materials like satin and vinyl and don’t forget about the fantastic design that could put plenty of other shoes to shame. The bow, the four-inch heel, the classic lines, and the pointy silhouette are beautiful additions, and you deserve to own this shoe.