Sole Society Twila Review
Have you ever wondered why they call these types of shoes pumps? Well, that particular style of shoe has different names in different parts of the world. In Great Britain they’re called Court shoes, while in the USA, they’re called pumps.
For instance Quora suggests that a pump usually is a high heel shoe where the front of the toes is covered. They come in two types of toe designs. A round toe pump and square toe pumps, and the reason they are called pumps is because they are closed toe shoes. The shoe goes upwards on sides of the foot and is usually without buckles, but if it does hoe straps or buckles, that type of shoe is usually called a Mary Jane type of a pump shoe.
Interesting isn’t it? But for now let’s look at one specific type of pump shoe. The Twila model by Sole Society is up for a review in this post. It’s simplistic, elegant and comfortable, but you can find out the details about this particular shoe bellow.
Easy slip-on wear
Leather or suede upper
Runs half size small
Yes, that heel measures 3 inches in height and it’s also a flared heel at the same time. That’s right a flared (or a floated heel) according to the Free dictionary is built to increase the heel contact area, to stabilize the lateral or medial rearfoot in the shoe or to prevent abnormal foot eversion (or inversion) that might occur while wearing high heels. Oh and for that added touch of class and style, the design and color of the upper can be found on the entire surface of the chunky heel. Because the fun nature of the shoe doesn’t belong solely to the upper of that shoe. It can be transferred to the other parts of the shoe, with great success, and the Twila shoe is the perfect example of that.
The Twila model has a pointy toe silhouette and an easy slip-on wear, perfect for the ladies on the go. The slip-on design makes the Twila model very comfortable and easy to put on and of your feet, while the pointy toe silhouette is made for the bold and daring ladies who love fashion as much as they love comfort. And a side not on the pointy toe silhouette of the shoe. Doesn’t it remind you of a style that you’ll probably see in a scene of Working Girl? Or maybe on Michelle Pfeiffer’s feet while seducing Jeff Bridges in The Fabulous Baker boys? The inspiration is there of course and if you love that retro feel that the Twila model gives, you’ll love these shoes even more.
They’re a comfortable way of expressing one’s individuality and but with a retro flair. It would have been nice if the padded footbed in the midsole was removable, or even more padded to make the comfort even greater, but the curiosity doesn’t end there. What would the Twila style shoes feel and look if they were done with a buckle in a more Mary Jane Style or if the heel was a bit thinner? But the only improvement that would make a huge difference is the addition of more padding in the footbed. It would ease the arches, and make the posture even better. They’re comfortable as they are at the moment, but a touch of more padding and a couple of inches in the outsole would make them even better. You’ll be able to wear them on more rough surfaces without the fear of sleeping or pain.