The Lovely Lady Pump

Manolo Blahnik BB Pump (105MM)

Pumps are a basic staple of the female wardrobe. Growing up, my mom had a pair of white point toe leather STILETTO pumps that I would prance around the house in as a little girl. The seeds of my FootCandy obsession began right there in front of my mother’s shoe closet. I remember how they made me feel like a real grownup, but more than anything they made me feel FEMININE, and they made me feel pretty.

I snagged my first pair of Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps in leopard suede about two years ago. Since then, the cobalt blue and the grey were added to my collection.  I was on the hunt for a pair of leopard print pumps, and came across these. My initial take on the BB pump is that they were sort of underwhelming, so I was a bit hesitant. But I ordered them and took a chance. When they arrived, I was in for a surprising treat that turned into a BB pump addiction. They were sexy, yet understated, and took everything I threw them on with to the next level. The leopard print was subtle, but still made a statement. The point was not too long and the shorter toe box gave amazing toe cleavage.

How I (Vee) Rock It

Over the years, many pairs of point toe heels and pumps have come into my life. Most of them have tortured my feet, but as many of us do, I fought through the pain. Fashion over function, right?! One thing that I did NOT expect is that the BB pumps would turn out to be pretty AND comfortable. The combination of the padded sole, and heel placement help to relieve the pressure from the balls of your feet. Now, fair warning, the comfort on these does take some breaking in. I loved them so much that, I found myself wearing them a LOT. First few wears to the office were fine, but it was after about 3 months that the leather seemed to give perfectly, and it felt like they were made for my feet.

I tend to wear mine with, surprise surprise…jeans! In my industry, pumps and jeans are basically a uniform. Which makes my addiction to jeans a justifiable indulgence. On the rare occasion that I need to wear tailored pants, these do a fabulous job of keeping the outfit FUNKY yet polished.

Ready to Shop?!

The Manolo Blahnik BB pump comes in a crazy amount of colors, textures, and patterns. They also come in a 50MM, 70MM and 90MM heel. These beauties are fairly easy to find in the standard colors. I acquired mine from my FootCandy retailer of choice, Saks Fifth Avenue.