It’s no secret that I may have an unhealthy addiction to shoes – I literally can think of any excuse in the book as to why one should have numerous pairs of exquisite shoes, and that no wardrobe can EVER have too many. If budget was not a problem, my shoe cupboard would probably be double that of my clothing. #obsessed

That said however, I do believe that there are certain basics and must-haves in a wardrobe when it comes to footwear; one of which being the sleek black pointed pump. Depending on personal style and taste, the heel height can vary (short humans like myself need an extra boost)!

They are one the most versatile pair of shoes I can think of, and black will always and forever remain a classic.

My current wardrobe however, seems to be missing the above said pair of shoes 🙁

I am now on the hunt for my perfect black pump – especially with the autumn/winter season approaching. I’ve managed to put together some of my best online finds. I’m hoping to trawl the shops this weekend in an attempt to find a well-priced, well-fitting pair.


1. CouCou Points – R1695 – San Marina

2. Karena Point heel – R1249 – Country Road

3. Kayla Points by Ronald Sassoon – R799 – Superbalist

4. Point Midi Heels by Footwork – R340 – Spree

5. Caroline Heel – R1299 – Witchery

I usually tend to pick leather over other materials. Even though it does cost a bit more, I find that leather, if properly taken care of, really does last for years (again, I go to my cost-per-wear justification) and is by far the most comfortable for my feet.

You would know if my budget completely disappeared – these beauties (made-to-order) below would most certainly make it into my closet! Although I do love the classic black pointed pumps by Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, my research points to the fact that Manolo Blahnik’s are by far the most comfortable.


At an average of USD750 a pair, I think its safe to say they will not be making into my wardrobe anytime soon. They however, continue to remain on my highly coveted list! 

Would love to know your thoughts on shoe ‘must haves’ in a wardrobe?


4 Comments on The Perfect Pump

  1. vim
    March 6, 2015 at 9:12 am (5 years ago)

    Great post by my stylish friend ! Love no 2. going to get this shoe.

    • spruce
      March 7, 2015 at 7:13 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Vim! I love no 2. too – I think its a fantastic looking shoe 🙂

  2. Zimkita
    March 6, 2015 at 10:22 am (5 years ago)

    I’m also loving the country road pump! I already have a black leather pair of must have classic black pump…but a lady can never have too much variety 🙂 Maybe suede, patent leather, etc

    • spruce
      March 7, 2015 at 7:14 am (5 years ago)

      Couldn’t agree with you more Zim!


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