The Fashion Police’s undercover officers are infiltrating fashion retailers around the country in order to bring you honest, unbiased reviews of the clothing and footwear they find there. Today, they visit Kurt Geiger to investigate a pair of polka dot pumps…
Officer: Chief of Police Forever Amber
KG by Kurt Geiger ‘Kiki’ platforms, £59 via Idealo.co.uk
True to size – my usual size fit fine. The 5.11″ heel is not for amateur heel-wearers, and puts the foot at a fairly steep angle. It is, however, balanced out a little by the small platform, so they shouldn’t be a problem for seasoned stiletto fans.
As you’d expect from Kurt Geiger. These have a satin upper, which will require a little more care than leather – i.e. they won’t stand up to a trip through a muddy puddle, but as they’re really intended for evening wear (although I’d personally wear them any time), that shouldn’t pose too much of a problem. They’re well made, though, and more comfortable than you’d expect from a heel of this height, which is generally a sign of a well-made shoe. They’re also less shiny than they appear in these photos – the flash was bouncing off the satin a bit here!
This isn’t, technically speaking, a “fitting room” review, as these shoes were sent to me by Idealo.co.uk to review in the comfort of the Fashion Police HQ, where we were able to give them a more thorough road-test than an actual fitting room would allow. I’m pleased to say they passed the test: I generally find Kurt Geiger shoes to be to true to size, and they’re one of the brands I have no hesitation ordering online, knowing that my usual size will normally fit. That turned out to be the case with these, and as noted above, they’re more comfortable than you’d expect from a heel of this height, although you’re obviously not going to be running any marathons in them. They’re extra-girlie, with the combination of bows and polka dots being particularly hard for this officer to resist. These are down to £59 in the Kurt Geiger sale, and you can click here to compare prices at Idealo, or take a look at some more photos in the gallery below.