creative office style Jun 6, 2018

The Most Comfortable Pumps Every Working Girl Needs

Mary Orton of Memorandum.com wears checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with black waist belt, Sarah Flint black pumps, cat eye sunglasses and black tortoise resin handle shoulder bag Mary Orton in the most comfortable pumps for work by Sarah Flint


Like most women, I have a love-hate relationship with heels.  Too often, my feet are crying for help after only a few short hours, while my eyes (couple of idiots) scream but they’re so PRETTY!  Over the years, I’ve found a few pumps that are somewhat tolerable for spending a long work day on your feet, but mostly, I just grit my teeth and fight through the pain.  Sound familiar?


Last month, I came across the Sarah Flint “Perfect Pumps” which purported to finally provide all-day comfort without sacrificing the sleek, chic silhouette that—let’s face it—I’m just not willing to give up.  To be honest, I was very cynical.  If I had a nickel for every email I’ve received from a shoe brand claiming to have finally solved this conundrum, Jeff Bezos wouldn’t be the richest man in the world.   It would be me and my very sore, very blistered feet.


Needless to say, my cynicism was immediately drop-kicked after about 30 seconds in these heels.  They are hands-down the most comfortable pumps I’ve ever. tried. on.  The buttery leather immediately conforms to your feet—no pressure points, no immediate feeling that you need to “break them in”—just complete, utter comfort.  I was shocked.  And then I walked over to the mirror and was stunned by how truly beautiful they are as well.  How have they cracked the code?!  WITCHCRAFT.


Mary Orton of Memorandum.com wears checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with black waist belt, comfortable Sarah Flint black pumps, and black tortoise resin handle shoulder bag Mary Orton of Memorandum.com wears checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with black waist belt, Sarah Flint black pumps, cat eye sunglasses and black tortoise resin handle shoulder bag


Okay, okay.  So they felt great when I put them on for two seconds.  WHAT ABOUT AFTER EIGHT HOURS?  The next day I put them to the test.  I not only wore the pumps all day at work, but I even ditched my typical commuting flats and walked the full ten blocks to my office and back in these suckers.  At the end of the day, there was NOT A BLISTER IN SIGHT.


Fashion Blogger Mary Orton in the most comfortable workwear pumps by Sarah Flint Mary Orton of Memorandum.com wears checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with black waist belt, cat eye sunglasses and black tortoise resin handle shoulder bag Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum.com shows the best workwear style in the most comfortable Sarah Flint black pumps and a checkered long sleeve dress


When getting home, I typically rip off my heels the SECOND I walk in the door.  Ahhh the feeling of liberating your tired, swollen, blistered feet.  When I came in after spending a long work day in these Sarah Flint pumps, I just completely forgot.  I started making dinner and twenty minutes later looked down and realized I was still in the pumps.  WHAT?!


The most comfortable pumps for work by Sarah Flint


But HOW/WHY are they so much more comfortable than your average pump?  I had to investigate because they seemed a little too good to be true.  Here’s what I learned: Each shoe has an additional 6mm of footbed padding and (as you can see in the photo above) raised arch support (GAME-CHANGER).  They have a rubber sole for grip and a center steel rod heel to ensure durability and longevity.  I didn’t notice this by looking at them, but I also found out that the pumps are made with a wider toe box to ease crowding and add to the comfort.  And, if all of that isn’t enough, Sarah Flint made this “Perfect Pump” in THREE different heel heights—50mm, 85mm and 100mm.


Fashion Blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum in classic workwear wearing black sarah flint pumps, checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with waist belt, oversized black sunglasses Classic workwear style by Mary OrtonThe most comfortable pumps every working girl needs by Sarah Flint


I’m wearing the 85mm Perfect Pump in today’s photos, but after wearing them constantly for several weeks, I also ordered the same pair in nude as well as the black in the 50mm heel height.  They’re the perfect, classic pump that can take you from desk to drinks without missing a beat and after you spend a little time in them, you’ll see why the designer, Sarah Flint, spent two years perfecting the technical and design details until the shoes were really, truly PERFECT—hence the name, the “Perfect Pump.”


Mary Orton of Memorandum.com wears checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with black waist belt, Sarah Flint black pumps, cat eye sunglasses and black tortoise resin handle shoulder bag Checkered dress, black round bag with resin detail, and the best classic workwear pumps by Sarah flint


The entire collection is handmade in Italy and each shoe is meticulously constructed of the highest quality Italian calfskin.  As you can see, the pumps have that sleek, refined silhouette that you want in a classic pump, but I’m particularly fond of the V-shaped vamp at the toe line which adds such a beautiful touch.


Mary Orton of Memorandum.com wears checkered long sleeve asymmetrical dress with black waist belt, Sarah Flint black pumps, cat eye sunglasses and black tortoise resin handle shoulder bag


All in all, I can’t recommend these heels highly enough, whether you need a beautiful everyday pump for long workdays and running around town, or just something classic and comfortable for a wedding or other special occasion where you’ll be on your feet all evening.  I’m telling you, your feet will thank you!


New York City Fashion blogger in the most comfortable classic black workwear pumps

SHOES: Sarah Flint   |  DRESS: Hellessy  |  BAG: Theory   | SUNGLASSES: Le Specs  |  EARRINGS: Bauble Bar (sold out, also love THESE)



Thanks to Sarah Flint for partnering on this post and SAVING MY FEET.

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20 Responses to The Most Comfortable Pumps Every Working Girl Needs

  1. Rach says:

    Ok I need these heels!! I was immediately drawn to this post because you said comfortable pumps. Definitely need to check them out!

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  2. Katherine says:

    How do you compare the sizing to your normal shoe size? I have trouble with heels because my feet size between 7.5 and 8 depending on the brand.

    • Mary Orton says:

      They ran perfectly true to size for me. I’m typically an 8.5 (occasionally I size up to 9) and I’m wearing a size 39 (which is the equivalent of a US 8.5). Hope that helps!

    • Lulu J says:

      I purchased a pair after seeing Mary’s above post. I normally wear a 7, and ordered the 37.5. They were a tad too large and slipped off my heel a bit, so I think a 37 would be better for me. I do have narrow heels compared to most people (thank you, running store foot analysis), and the 37.5 felt comfy through the rest of the foot. You would probably be safe with a 38. Unfortunately, I will not be keeping the shoe. The arch support is too much for me and caused some discomfort. Too bad, as it is a very well made, high quality shoe.

  3. Samantha says:

    I am always in search of a pair of comfortable pumps! Need to check these out.

    http://stylebysamantha.com/5769/

  4. I’ll check this out, cause I’m always fighting with my sister in love, cause I said this kind of shoes, no matter the brand are very uncomfortable, and she always said is the fabric, the brand etc….So, If you say so, she will probably right. I’ll let you know dear. Thank you for sharing¡¡¡¡¡¡

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  5. Xenia says:

    I think every girl/woman needs a perfect pair of black heeled pumps. This is an essential footwear for working hours. Love the way you wear this plaid print dress.
    XOXO,
    Xenia from
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  6. Nikki says:

    They are super stylish!
    Also, I do love your dress!

    Love,
    Nikki
    http://www.runwaytoroad.com

  7. chichi says:

    nothing like a comfy pair of classic shoe, love the look so much too!
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  8. wuxiaworld says:

    Look very luxurious, how much is the price of this dress?

  9. E E Deere says:

    Do you think they would work for a person with narrow feet?

  10. Rowan says:

    Timely post as I have just realized that building a wardrobe from the ground up (literally) begins with excellent shoes. What is your opinion on matching shoes and handbags? I know it is old-fashioned but it looks smart.

  11. Sara says:

    Just what I’ve been looking for!! So tired of cute shoes destroying my feet after less than an hour! Definitely need these

  12. hsinwei says:

    this dress is so chic! the whole look actually x hsinwei stylebyH2W.com

  13. Beryl says:

    Wow! According to your elaborations, I too want to believe you as I find it very hard to buy really a comfortable heel so often I drop the idea of buying the heel and instead I started avoiding heels. But this time I will also try it. Thanks for sharing you comfortable experience.

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