Many petite women also need petite shoes. I’m lucky enough to be a size US5, but I see a lot of comments and read a lot of emails from women who are anywhere from a women’s size 2 to 4.5 shoe, and have a horrible time finding stylish, chic shoes in their size. I’ve shared a few other companies that make small shoes, so be sure to check those out too if you’re a small shoe size.
Now, let’s talk about Pretty Small Shoes. This company makes shoes only in women’s sizes 2 – 5, and is one of only three companies I’ve found that even make shoes this small.
Pretty Small Shoes offered to let me pick out a pair of shoes to review, so I chose the Killer Heels in “toner beige patent leather”. I’m still in the market for a good pair of nude colored heels, so I thought that color might work out for that purpose. I got a size 35 with a 9cm heel and 1cm platform, but would have gotten the 8cm with no platform if that option was available at the time. I’m not really a platform fan, but I thought I’d give them a try.
It took a few weeks to get the shoes made and shipped (each shoe order is made to order), and they ship from the UK, so tack on additional time for international shipping.
The shoes arrived in a clear plastic shoe box (not pictured), with a pretty pink dust bag (I love dust bags!). The color is a pinky beige, and a quick look over of the shoe quality is pretty impressive.
First impression: I excitedly pulled these babies out of the box and gave them a good look over. The patent leather is shiny, but not cheap looking, which I was happy about. The stitching is all smooth and straight, and the seams are all nice and clean looking. The sole feels rubbery, which is nice for slick floors, and the bottom of the shoe is stamped “Made in Korea”. These are a handsome looking shoe, and from first impression, appear to be worth the price point.
I would like to see a rubber heel tip, as these have plastic ones, which I’m sure some of you are aware can be horribly loud to walk on certain surfaces.
I was a little surprised to see the seam on the toe, since the photos on the product page didn’t show that detail very well. I was apprehensive of this (I’m a very classic gal, and that seam does not say “classic”), but they do look a lot like these Christian Louboutins, so I guess I need to get over it and join in on the trend. =P
So, after my inspection, I excitedly tried them on…
Oh no! They’re too wide! Darn my skimpy feet!
I’m going to have to send these back. =(
This also means I can’t give a good gauge on comfort and fit, because my feet are just too narrow for these. However, Jen at From Head to Toe is a small shoe size as well (32!) and has Pretty Small Shoes and loves them.
What I liked best about Pretty Small Shoes are the available styles. Their website has the largest selection of small shoes, and best styles I’ve ever seen. A few of my favorites:
Pretty Small Shoes run between $150 – $200, and ships worldwide for one flat rate of £12.50 (~$20) after the £UK/$US conversion rate, but for a pair of stylish small shoes, it’s totally worth it.
A very clever reader (thanks hugstiem!) pointed out that I ordered the wrong size!
I will be returning these shoes, and hopefully Pretty Small Shoes will be kind enough to let me try a size 34 (I measured, and my foot is 22 cm) instead. Shame on me for not reading the “directions”…LOL.