Bandolino Mabbs Review

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Bandolino shoes come in all different styles and designs, from tailored pumps to slingbacks, from office shoes to casual flats and wedges and everything in between. They have innovative designs and tend to stay on top of the season’s trends to bring women what they are looking for in a great pair of footwear. They are pretty good at bringing you both quality and style at a price you can afford. Customers around the globe love the Bandolino brand. They strive to make quality footwear that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional, believing that versatility is crucial. They are doing a great job at achieving these goals with their fashion and women love them for it.

The Mabbs is another great pair of pumps in the Bandolino line, bringing you style and elegance. Whether attending a formal wedding, heading to prom, or going out dancing with the girls, these heels will compliment your attire very nicely. They strappy sandal like shoes have a three-inch heel to give you great height and enhance your features, giving you the height you want and the style you crave. They have three straps covering your toes and an asymmetrical strap across the instep that are lined with studded embellishments, giving you a flashy look that will catch the eyes of passersby. Not only are they beautiful, but they are comfortable as well. They offer a decent amount of stability, considering the height of the shoe, but you can always add heel stoppers if you would feel more comfortable. They have a padded footbed, with some extra cushioning under your arches for better support and added comfort. Overall, they are a pretty decent pair of shoes with a great price tag.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Jewel studded embellishments

Strappy design

Great durability

Moderate comfort level

Affordable price tag

Cons

Not the most stable

Only one color option

Heel

Heel

The Mabbs has a 3-inch covered stiletto heel that is going to give the ladies a little extra height that so many will be able to appreciate. If you are not used to wearing high heels, these might be a little too high for you or feel a bit unstable, but they just need some getting used to. However, if you are a frequent heel wearer and enjoy the height, then you should have no problem with these elegant shoes. The heel is durable and will not easily snap off, so you don't have to worry when heading out for a night out and to have your heel break off on you.

The beautiful covered heel matches the rest of the shoe, giving you a more unified design that looks stunning. Customers adore both the height and beauty of these pumps.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the pumps is made out of synthetic, man-made materials that are designed to be quite durable, so you are not going to any issues with them wearing down prematurely. They do not offer a lot of traction so you should be careful while you are out and about so you do not slip and fall unnecessarily because your shoes couldn't keep you upright. You shouldn't have any problems while wearing them, but it is always best to be careful when encountering slick spots on the floor.
Midsole

Midsole

The Mabbs feature a lightly padded midsole, the part that your foot actually sits on, to give you a little bit of comfort that your feet will appreciate after an evening out dancing. They have a little extra under your arches and your heel, for some additional support and comfort. They might not be the most padded heels out there, but they do a good enough job for most consumers. If you find that there just is not enough cushioning underfoot for your liking you can always choose to buy some gel heel inserts that give you that little bit of extra padding where you like it.
Uppers

Uppers

The beautiful uppers feature jewel stud embellishments to give your shoes a little shimmer and shine that will catch the eye of others on the dance floor or during your special event. The heel cup, asymmetrical strap across the instep as well as the three straps that cross your toes work together to keep you locked into your shoe, giving you a unique look as well as a decent support. The metallic looking fabric upper does a fantastic job at making you look your best and staying comfortable while you are out for the evening.

Breathability won't be an issue when it comes to the Mabbs. The majority of your foot is exposed to the outside world and will be kept cool and fresh because of that. The few areas on your foot that are covered by the straps will also stay pretty cool, and you should have no problems with your feet overheating while you're dancing the night away or talking with friends and family.
Comfort

Comfort

The pumps might be beautiful and have a decent sized heel, but that does not mean that they cannot be comfortable as well. Of course, they aren't going to be the most comfortable pair of shoes that you own, but they shouldn't torture your feet throughout the evening either. They have a lightly padded footbed with a little extra cushioning positioned under your arches and at the heel to help give you a more pleasant experience while you are wearing them. The straps are not going to be too tight, as long as you are purchasing the correct size, so they won't cut into your skin or cause chafing or blisters, which is always a bonus.
Style

Style

Customers adore the elegant style of the Mabbs. They come in gold with some gorgeous jewel studded embellishments to help them stand out. They will sparkle and shine, catching the eye of others. The strappy pumps have an asymmetrical strap that crosses over the instep as well as three straps passing over your toes. They have a slip-on design with a rounded open toe and 3-inch covered heel.

The heels are reserved more for formal events and special occasions as they are a bit too flashy for a more casual setting. Whether heading out for a date night with someone special, a night of dancing, or a fancy wedding, these pumps are going to look fantastic with whatever you choose to wear.
Durability

Durability

The Bandolino's appear to be made quite durable and should not have any problems with wearing down prematurely. The constructions of the straps and the heel are designed to stay intact, even if you are hitting the dance floor for hours on end. Of course, if you don't take care of the shoes or if you are too hard on them they might not make it out unscathed, but for the most part, you should not have to think about buying a new pair of them for a while. There are no customer reviews either way about the longevity of the pumps.
Value

Value

When you see a beautiful pair of stilettos that you just have to have, and you see that the price tag is super affordable, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you can pick them up and not feel guilty about your little splurge. Thankfully, these pumps are cheap, and they seem to have a decent amount of durability, so it is going to be worth the price you pay for them. They won't fall apart prematurely causing you to have to spend even more money replacing them.
Stability

Stability

The thin stiletto heel stands about three inches off the ground, giving you the height that many women desire, but that can also cause a little bit of instability for some. If you do not generally wear heels this high, you might feel a bit shaky at first, but after some getting used to you should be great on your feet. The open toe design and vamp straps help secure your toes down and give you some added security and stability while you are on the dance floor or enjoying the party.

If you're attending an outdoor event or you feel like you'd prefer a slightly wider base at the heel, then you can always snap on a clear heel stopper. They will clip right onto the bottom of the heel giving you a broader base and increased stability. It is also going to help prevent you from slipping into the soft ground or getting caught in sidewalk cracks or grates while outside. The best part is that they are clear, so they are barely even noticeable.
Support

Support

When you are dancing the night away, it's essential to make sure that your shoes are going to stay nice and snug on your feet. You don't want to be like Cinderella at the end of the night, stepping right out of your slippers. The Bandolino's will not be much of a problem in that area for you. As long as you are wearing the proper size, then you should be able to stay safe and secure throughout the evening. They vamp straps and heel cup will help keep your foot from sliding around too much, and the asymmetrical instep strap helps give you just a little bit of extra security.

There is a lightly padded footbed in the heels with some extra cushioning at the arches, giving you moderate arch support so you won't have too much of a problem in those areas of your feet. If you find that you need better underfoot support, you can opt for heel gel inserts to give you a more pleasant experience.
Weight

Weight

When you're out on the dance floor or spending the evening at an event on your feet, you want to try to ensure that your footwear is as light as possible as so they won't be too much of a burden. Sometimes, you can feel like your shoes are holding you back, but that is not something that you will experience with the Mabbs. There is minimal information on the exact weight of them, but the materials and construction both ensure that they will not be overly cumbersome and feel virtually weightless on your feet.
Flexibility

Flexibility

It may not seem like it, but flexibility is vital in your shoes, including your heels. You do not want them to be stiff and restrict the movements of your feet while you are walking. That isn't something that will be an issue with the Bandolino's as they can offer you a decent amount of flexibility so you can get as natural of a step as possible considering you are wearing three-inch heels. They will move with your foot, which will also help keep you in your shoe as they won't force your feet out of the shoe while you step.
Size

Size

It can sometimes be problematic when ordering shoes online to find the correct size for the perfect fit. There are always sizing charts available to peep at if you are not sure or if you just want a second opinion on what you think you know. It appears that the Mabbs is running true to size, so that is going to help a lot when trying to figure out what you should buy.

Unfortunately for many women, they are not available in wide widths so if you have wider than average feet they are not going to be a good fit for you and you might want to consider another option. However, if your feet are of average width, these are going to be fantastic and look great.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

When you're looking around for a great pair of dress shoes to wear to your next formal event or date night then look no further, the Bandolino Mabbs might be the perfect pair of pumps for your needs. The beautiful strappy heels have jewel studded embellishments throughout them to give you a flashy look that will catch the eyes of passersby. They both feel great and are functional, giving you a decent amount of support and moderate stability. Women all over the world will love the look and feel of these beautiful heels.