27 Edit – Abilyn Pump

Hello Ladies!! This week I’ll be focusing on a pair of heels from 27 Edit. Now, if you haven’t heard of this brand, it’s made by Naturalizer who are known to be a comfortable high heel company. In fact, they claim that this Abilyn heel has a “signature contour and fit system for a true, all-day wear experience”, but I’ll get back to that statement shortly. Now I will say, they did a few things right with this heel, primarily, the cross-over strap feature and the rubber outsole which helps with slippage. Past that, they have the same problem as the rest of the heels I’ve reviewed; the leather is too stiff and unforgiving to make them truly comfortable.

I mentioned the strap design earlier because it was definitely the first thing that caught my eye when I opened the box. I felt that it made these heels look unique and I love unique styles. Although, no joke, it took me 5 minutes to buckle the adjustable strap on ONE foot! Why? Because the buckle is too small and the elastic piece that connects the buckle to the shoe almost completely blocks the strap from being pulled through! It was a struggle for real! I have never had so much trouble clasping a buckle on a shoe in my life. Imagine having to do this if you’re in a rush or maybe even a little inebriated. Forget it!! That’s really what made these heels a no-go for me!

Aside from the struggle with the buckle, they also weren’t as comfortable as I had hoped. I mentioned earlier that Naturalizer claims that these heels have a “signature contour and fit system for a true, all-day wear experience”, but honestly, my toes were beginning to get sore after about 10 minutes. I believe a lot of high heel brands fail to see that it’s not just the height of the heel and the ball-of-the-foot to worry about when attempting the create a comfortable high heel, it’s also the toes!! When they are smashed and rubbing against a thick, hard leather with every step, there’s no way that they can be feasibly worn all day. I truly had high hopes for these pair of heels, especially coming from a company like Naturalizer, but unfortunately, they missed the mark as well. High heel companies will need to begin to think outside the box on the overall design if there will ever be a truly comfortable high heel on the market.

Overall Rating

The one upside to these heels (if you’re still considering buying them) is that they are currently on sale for $65 which isn’t too bad, but prepare to be in a fight with that buckle the minute you put them on. đŸ˜‚ Overall, I’d give these a 6 on the pain scale, with 10 being the most uncomfortable high heel you’ve ever worn. The heel was a low enough height to where the ball-of-the-foot pain wasn’t a major issue, but your toes are likely to get sore over time against the hard leather. I also docked a point purely because of the extremely impractical buckle they threw on here! What a mess!

What Do You Want To See Reviewed?

Whether your an avid high heel lover/buyer or rarely buy high heels at all, I plan to continue the search for the best possible high heel that won’t break the bank, but also provide lasting comfort and style. Even if it’s just for that next event you plan to go to, I’d love to hear what you want to see rated or if you have heard of that next “big thing” in high heel comfort. Until next time, keep your heels high and never settle for less than you deserve!

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