Earlier this month I blogged about my go-to d’orsay pump with you all. If you missed the post, you can check it out HERE. I love the Okala pump by Sam Edelman because it goes with pretty much everything. I have worn it with dresses, skirts, pants and denim. With a walkable 3 1/4″ heel, it is comfortable to boot! It is available this season in solid or patterned hair calf. I found patent leather, leather, suede and metallic options as well.
Sam Edelman Okala HERE | $109.95-$130.00 | Zappos | heel height: 3 1⁄4 in | available in 14 options, whoa! This shoe is also available at Piperlime, Nordstrom and Sam Edelman.
This pump is very comfortable for me. I realize for many of us, a 3 1/4″ heel may be just too high of a heel. If a shoe is too high for you, you simply won’t wear it. I speak from experience. Believe me, it just will not happen. The key to finding a versatile shoe is first, make sure you can walk in it!
Since I feel strongly about this fun style this season (I have 2 pairs myself), I thought I would share some of the lower heel options available. You can get the same look and versatility on your own personal comfort level.
Before we get started, take a look at these beautiful designer ankle strap d’orsay pumps for inspiration:
These beauties run a $275 and up price tag and have a higher heel. My options below run between $79.95-$139.95 and won’t break the bank. They have a heel height ranging from a 2 1/2″ to 3″. On a side note, if a shoe is described as having a platform it will make the “feel” of the shoe lower. For example, if a shoe has a 2 1/2″ heel but a 1/4″ platform, it will make the shoe feel like a 2 1/4″ heel height. Clever huh? You will look taller, but be more comfortable!
Ready for some options? Here we go!
MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Guiliana’ pointy toe d’orsay pump HERE | $139.95 | 3″ heel | available in black and wine (love!)
Anne Klein Fayola leopard hair calf HERE | $79.00 | Zappos | heel height: 2 1⁄2 in | available in leopard and black.
UPDATE!! Zappos added a beautiful nude suede (the ‘Fabulist’) to this fantastic style click HERE to check it out!
French Connection Enora HERE | $130.00 | Zappos | heel height: 2 1⁄2 in with a 1/4″platform | available in navy, burgundy and black
Tahari Ande Toast/Tribal HERE | $98.00 | Zappos | heel height: 2 1⁄2 in with a 1/4″ platform | available in a nude/snake combo
Steve Madden ‘Swift’ pointy toe pump HERE | $89.95 | 3 1/2 ” heel | available in nude and leopard.
Yes, the Steve Madden pump is the same heel height as the Sam Edelman Okala, but I wanted to include it in the list. I think this shoe is a great option for under $100 and it is fun. The heel looks like it may be thicker than the Sam Edelman. In my opinion, a thicker heel would make it more walkable.
As you can see, there is a fit available for every budget, comfort level and design. You can go classic or trendy, you pick your comfort zone!
Need some more inspiration?
Check out these great outfits featuring ankle strap pumps, found on Pinterest:
Scroll down for photos from Ask Suzanne Bell readers who are already wearing their fabulous pumps around town!
I want to thank these lovely ladies for inspiring me to blog on lower heel alternatives to the d’orsay pump!
To read more on the ‘Olivia” pump from Sole Society, check out the review on this post HERE
Here are a few ways that I have worn my own ankle strap d’orsay pumps:
I hope this post has been helpful in providing lots of options for those of you who are eager to try out this fun look! Let me know your thoughts, I love hearing your comments!
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