A few days ago, I “seized the sale” and picked up a couple of pairs of greatness. They arrived a day or two after I placed my order (Solestruck, you know the way to a lady’s heart), but sadly, one pair is on its journey back to the warehouse.
And it’s the Perfect Spike. Bummer.
I was fully prepared to love this shoe, and grab a couple more colors on sale.. but I guess there’s a reason no one else is scooping these up. Just like my spiked Litas, these are wonderfully heavy and well-made. Unlike the Litas, though, there’s not much holding them up!
I’m no stranger to high, high heels – and if a great-looking shoe scrapes by as “barely walkable,” I’ll make it work. But as much as I love the Perfect Spike’s look, it’s unavoidably dangerous. Before buying it, I paid no attention to how tiny the ankle strap is. See that little guy? Flimsy!
I tried one on and knew immediately that I’d snap that ankle strap right off with a heavy night out in Hollywood. The shoe is just too weighty, and the platform is high enough to cause a major wipeout without better ankle support.
Sad to see you go, Perfect Spike, (but I love to watch you leave.)