I will admit that I have a rather large shoe collection. A collection that covers most colours and even a wide variety of shades. I will also admit that this is maybe because I have a VERY slight shoe obsession (counselling not required, I swear). However because I have so many already, this means I am always on the hunt for something really different to add to my collection, which led me to try the Miz Mooz Nico heels from Royal Vintage Shoes.
The Nico heel comes in Cherry and the colour is very true to the pictures on the website. I think my photos have made it look darker than it is but it’s definitely a real orange-red colour. I wasn’t quite sure how to match the colour at first as I have a lot of blue-based reds in my wardrobe, but I ended up pairing the heels with a blouse, necklace and belt in similar shades, and contrasting them with a ‘neutral’ black and white polka dot skirt.
These are my first pair of Miz Mooz shoes so I can’t speak for the rest of their collection, but when it comes to the Nico I can safely say they run very true to size. I am usually a US 6.5 (or a 6 in New Zealand) and these beauties fit me perfectly. The round toe means that there’s no risk of squished toes, and the adjustable T-bar strap holds them in place securely, especially on my narrow feet. I tend to end up walking around much more than I expect and really thrash my heels, so I was really pleased to find that despite the 3.6″ heel that the width of it (and the cushiony insole) mean I can trot around town in comfort. I also love the aesthetic factors like the perforation at the front and the tiny nude scalloping detail around the edges.
The Nico heel is currently available here at Royal Vintage Shoes in sizes 6 to 9. They retail for US$130 which is on the pricier side of heels for me personally, however the superior quality and uniqueness of them makes it worthwhile.
I’m looking forward to seeing which other things in my wardrobe I can match with the Nico heels; next time I might use them as a pop of colour with a navy dress!
Miss Hero Holliday