1553 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
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07/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I had something very specific in mind when I cam here - a 4 to 5 inch black platform pump. Regular leather, no suede or patent leather, and a closed toe shoe.
Steve Madden did not have any pumps that fit my specifications, although they did have a couple of suede pumps. The saleswoman immediately ran to get my size, even though I already told her I wasn't looking for suede.
I felt bad though, since she had gone to the back to get shoes for me, so I thought I would humor her and try them on. Who knows, maybe I'd fall in love with them - right?
So after a bit of difficulty, I shove my feet into the suede shoes and they are not comfortable at all - the shoe itself is very stiff, particularly right below my achilles tendon.
The lady immediately gasps and tells me how absolutely FABULOUS I look...but sounded so incredibly fake that I had to restrain from rolling my eyes. When I told her that they were not comfortable she reassured me that ""you just have to break them in""
Ummm...it's hard enough walking in 4-5 inch heels. If it's not comfortable for me walking around for 10 seconds in your store, why in the world would I think they would be any better once I ""break them in"" ?
Needless to say, I did not fall in love with the shoes and left empty-handed.
My quest for the perfect black pumps continues....