Every Gal Needs: A black heal in a basic pump such as a mary jane, t-strap, d'orsay, or classic pump. This is such a timeless shoe that you will have it forever. A definite must-have for every gal. This shoe will take you from the office to a night out on the town.
Fit: It goes without saying that you need to make sure yours isn't too small or tight. You will quickly resent an uncomfortable shoe. A note to those with short legs or thicker legs or ankles: beware the ankle strap! This can make your leg look shorter or can dig into your skin, making your leg look thicker. Wear these with caution. When in doubt, go with the basic pump.
Favs: The holy grail of the mary jane: the Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane is a definite favorite of ours. Not in your price range? Not to worry. There is a plethora of options out there for you.
Manolo Blahnik Patent Leather Mary Jane $645 at Neiman Marcus
Charles by Charles David Scene Pump $134.95 at Endless
BCBGeneration Tinas Platform Pump $89.90 at Nordstrom
Cyrulik Pump $59.89 at Aldo