With a shoe addiction starting at a very early age, I’ve naturally been on a search for Dorothy‘s famous ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz since childhood.
What I’ve found over the years just didn’t quite cut it until I bumped into the Bordello by Pleaser Teeze 10 Glitter Platform Pump in red, a very sexy, very adult version of the shoe. If red’s not your color, the Bordello comes in a variety of colors including baby pink, green, blue, gold and purple.
Covered completely in glitter, the show-stopping pump has proven to be quite the conversation-piece, especially with its killer 5 1/2 inch heel. At 5’7″ — I look like a giant but I’m used to that by now.
The shoes arrived in adorable packaging, which is always appreciated, and the red comes with two sets of bows in red or black. Each shoe is in its own little black bag which should be kept for protection during storage.
Beware–the Bordello runs small and even when you buy a size up–the toe stops very short, placing a lot pressure on your toes. This leaves me concerned about bunions, which I do not have and DO NOT want. I’d suggest only wearing them when you won’t be standing much.
When I read one reviewer’s claim about the “sexy toe-cleavage,” I didn’t expect to see the toe-cleavage between every toe and quickly realized how much I don’t like that much toe-cleavage action. This makes a bird’s eye view of the shoe look very weird.
With all that said, I struggle with justifying keeping the shoes and will probably return them. The quest for a sexy ruby slipper continues…