Loeffler Randall Laura Review

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In 2005 a woman named Jessie Randall founded the fashion company, Loeffler Randall. She has always had a knack for fashion and dreamed of designing her own line. After her husband encouraged her to go for it, she launched her first line in the winter/fall season of 2005 and has become a fashion icon ever since, growing stronger every year. Now the shoe brand is in over 250 retailers, including Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barneys. Her amazing designs bring you a blend of sophistication and cool, bringing you a versatile look that customers adore.

The Laura slingbacks are one of the many phenomenal shoes to come from Loeffler Randall, bringing you a blend of high fashion and superior comfort. Coming in two different styles that you can choose from; there is bound to be a pair that looks great with whatever you want to pair with them. The short heel and slingback design give you a classic look that works well both in the office and out, transitioning smoothly between work and play. If you want a pair of heels that can be worn with just about anything then you have come to the right place, the Loeffler Randall Laura’s are going to be the perfect addition to your shoe closet.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Amazing style and design

Fits true to size

Slip-on slingback design

Long-lasting durability

All day comfort

Good support and stability

Cons

High price tag

The heel is slightly wide

Heel

Heel

The Loeffler Randall Laura pumps have a heel that measures in at about 2 inches high, giving them just a little it of height, but not too much that it because uncomfortable throughout the day. Please keep in mind that this measurement is based on a size nine medium and can vary depending on the size you purchase.

The rounded heel is wrapped in the same leather as the uppers, unifying the look of the shoe. The round design is wide enough that it is going to be able to provide you with a decent base to stand on, increasing the overall stability and comfort level of the slingbacks.
Midsole

Midsole

The Loeffler Randall Laura's have a leather lining and footbed which is designed to ensure that you get a nice and soft underfoot experience, providing you with comfort throughout the day. There is not too much padding in the sole, but there is enough there that you will be able to notice it and be satisfied with what is provided.
Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of these slip-ons are made out of different materials, depending on the color and style you choose to buy. The tan polka dot shoes are made out of fabric, with embroidered dots, whereas the black heels are designed using kid suede for a more sophisticated look. Regardless of what color option you decided to purchase, the materials that make up the uppers are designed to be tough, so you will not have to run the risk of them falling apart and tearing prematurely.

The lining inside the pumps are also going to provide you with some breathability, which is always a good thing when you are planning on wearing them for more extended periods, or you are heading out on a warm day. The well-ventilated foot chamber is going to help keep your feet from overheating, allowing air to get into the foot chamber and cool you down. No need to feel like your feet are suffocating while out and about in these shoes.
Style

Style

Customers adore the look and style of these slip-on slingbacks, bringing a great blend of professional and casual. They fit in wonderfully at the office but make a smooth transition to a night on the town or a shopping trip with the girls. Whether pairing them with your favorite pencil skirt, a pair of dress slacks, a summer skirt, or a sleek pair of skinny jeans, you will look great and they will fit right in.

As mentioned above, they have a slip-on style which includes an elastic slingback ankle strap. They have a pointed toe silhouette and wrapped heel, matching the materials of the rest of the shoe. There are two different color options available to purchase, both of which are excellent choices. You can go with the classic black suede with an elegant bow on the toes, or the fun tan with black polka dots (sans the bow).
Support

Support

Support is an essential part of any shoe. You want to make sure that whatever it is that you are wearing on your feet is going to be able to provide you with what you need while you are on the go. These heels are more of a business or casual shoe and as such might not need as much support as other types of footwear. That being said they are still going to provide you with enough to keep you relatively safe and comfortable throughout the day. This, of course, is mostly dependent on finding the correct size and fit (more on that later).

Assuming you purchase the correct size of these pumps, you can rest easy knowing that your feet are going to stay locked tightly in place and will not slip and slide around inside the foot chamber. The vamp will do its part in holding the forefront of your foot down, while the slingback strap will keep your ankle firmly in place.

As for arch support, there is a moderate amount but maybe not as much as some customers would have liked to have seen. There is some padding underfoot in the way of a leather sole, but that is only going to give a little cushioning and might not be suited for those with high arches. You could always opt to add gel inserts if the lack of high arch support becomes a problem.
Weight

Weight

The Laura slingback pumps are a rather lightweight pair of heels, weighing in at only 7 ounces, putting them at the low end of the weight spectrum for similar types of shoes. Keep in mind, that this weight measurement is based on a size nine medium and is for just one single item, not the pair. The weight will change and fluctuate depending on the size you decide to buy.

Ensuring that your footwear of choice is not overly burdensome is always a good thing as you will not have to worry about than holding you back throughout the day. The lighter the shoe, the better.
Comfort

Comfort

If you are going to be wearing a pair of shoes repeatedly or for long periods at a time, you want to try to make sure that they are going to be comfortable on your feet. No one wants to have to run around all day wearing a pair of heels that cause them discomfort and pain. Thankfully, as long as you get the correct size of these pumps, you will not have that problem with the Laura's. They have a leather lining that sits along your skin, helping prevent any rubbing or chafing that might occur, reducing your risk of developing nasty blisters. Additionally, they have a leather footbed that gives you some underfoot cushioning, providing you with enough padding that your feet will thank you for it at the end of the day. They might not be the most comfortable pair of shoes that you own, but they are not too bad
Durability

Durability

Surprisingly, the Loeffler Randall Laura pumps are extremely durable, designed to last you a very long time without any problems. The uppers, both styles of them, have been proven to be able to take on a lot without premature wear and tear. Additionally, the thick heel is not going to quickly snap off, increasing the already long lifespan of the slip-ons.

Yes, they have a steep price tag, but they are also not going to need to be replaced for a while, if at all. As long as you properly care for your footwear, there should be no reason that they will rip or otherwise fall apart, needing replacing.
Fit

Fit

The Loeffler Randall Laura fits true to size; however, they are a little bit longer in the sling strap. It is purposely designed that way to give you a bit more comfort while you are wearing them. If you have narrow heels, then it is recommended that you order down about a half size, to accommodate your thin feet.
Stability

Stability

The short heel is wide and round, giving you a decent base to stand on while you are wearing the pumps. This is going to help ensure you have a fair amount of stability while you are walking in them. You should have no problem walking into the office or hitting the dance floor with these shoes; they will do a great job at providing you with a stable base to walk on while you are out and about. The thick heel also does a great job at making sure that you are not sinking into the soft ground if you are attending an outdoor event, and you will not have to worry about your pesky little heel getting stuck in a grate or a crack in the pavement. Sometimes, having a chunkier heel can have its benefits.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are looking for the perfect blend between business and casual, something that will transition well from the office to the dance floor, then you have come to the right place. The Laura's are a unique looking shoe that will fit into a plethora of occasions and look fantastic paired with almost anything out of your close. They do have a tad high price tag but do not let that scare you off; you will only have to wear them once to know that they are worth it. Not only do they look good, but they are going to provide you with all-day comfort as well, so comfortable in fact that your feet will thank you for it at the end of the day. There are two color options, one more classic while the other is a fun option. Whichever you decide to go with, one or both, they are going to be a very welcomed addition to your wardrobe.