Platform describes footwear with raised, thick soles of at least one and a half inches in height. Platform soles are often made of cork, plastic, rubber or wood and are generally worn for fashion or to add height.
Pumps are heeled shoes that are typically tapered to a point or a narrow square toe. The upper of a pump covers the heel and sides of the foot, leaving the top of the foot exposed, which allows the wearer to slip on the shoe.
Jessica Simpson Evette Taller than description
April 28, 2013
Reviewer: RL from Anchorage, AK
This shoe is beautiful, but it was not what I was expecting in heel height. The description says 4 1/2" inch heel, but I measured and it's a full 5 1/2". It does have a 1 1/2" platform. I wish I could keep my pair because I think they are gorgeous, but they're too tall for me. I'm returning them.
Clarks Loyal Soul Loyal soul
April 25, 2013
Reviewer: Jennifer, flight attendant from Atlanta
I like the look of the shoe and the materials are a very high quality. The padding inside the shoe is very comfortable and also well made. The reason I gave the shoe a three is for sizing. The shoe runs a little wide. I usually wear a nine and purchased the nine. It flops off my foot at times. So I bought the 8.5 and it is a little too small. I will stick with the nine and send the 8.5 back.
Lava Shoes Sasha cute shoes, but larger than marked
April 23, 2013
Reviewer: Louise from CA
Pretty shoes, the picture represents it well. I like the fact that this gold metallic color is not too eye-catching. But it's larger than marked. I can put a whole finger at the back of the shoe. When I ordered size 6.5 for other shoes (from other brands), they fit well, but this one is half size to a full size larger.
Wears this shoe: work, social events
Benjamin Adams London Keira Benjamin Adams Keira Shoe
April 19, 2013
Reviewer: Tara from Adelaide, AUS
I saw a review online which said that you needed a half size larger and this was true. I am a 7-7.5 US so I ordered an 8 and they fit perfectly. They are a gorgeous shoe and I can't wait to wear them on my wedding day!
Wears this shoe: My Wedding!
Benjamin Adams London Rhianna You get what you pay for!
April 18, 2013
Reviewer: Nadine D from Naples, FL
I am in love. I bought this shoe for my wedding. I was looking for something other than a stiletto heel because my wedding ceremony is on the grass & it's uncomfortable being in stilettos for more than a couple of hours. These shoes are absolutely gorgeous! They are sooo comfortable. The crystals are all Swarovski and very sparkly. I read other reviews and took their advice and ordered 1/2 size up - they fit beautifully, and very comfortable. Very nicely cushioned. No need for any breaking in. I was hesitant because they are so expensive, but this is for my wedding, so I splurged. So glad I did! They are also dyable, so I plan to dye them after my wedding to wear them again.
Wears this shoe: Wedding day