Adding simplicity

Nuncio 13 by Nine WestSince certain previous shoes proved surprisingly controversial, here’s a different approach to basically the same style. What you’re looking at is #13 of the “Nuncio” series by Nine West, a classic pointed-toe pump with a 2½-inch heel and a modest price tag. Nine West has lots of variations on this specific theme coming up, but this one, recommended by Style Spy to accompany a sheath dress, struck me as particularly apt, what with the simulated-reptile upper (which is leather here, but which can be had in satin or “cow hair”) and the relatively restrained heel. (I was an avid reader of mainstream mail-order catalogs, especially Spiegel’s, as a kid, and I don’t remember anything much over three inches until the early 1970s. This one fact in isolation probably explains more about me than I wanted explained.) I can’t see anyone wearing this with opaque hosiery, either.


  1. localmalcontent »

    4 August 2008 · 9:46 pm

    My late mother had several pairs of these, that she’d wear. I tried them all on, just before falling over headfirst.

  2. Tatyana »

    5 August 2008 · 12:39 am

    The was no controversy about the shoes! In fact, 3 against 1, (including you), and not even that 1 specifically defended those…things.

    I like the dresses @Spy Style…do you know that pump model is called “hairpins” in Russia? Meaning the heel, of course.

  3. unimpressed »

    5 August 2008 · 3:45 pm

    Those things make me think that the wearer has a serious roach problem at home.

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