Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sam Edelman Roza Pumps: The Perfect Accessory for my (Imaginary) Gun.

Little known fact about me: deep down I've always dreamed of being a secret agent. You know, the kind of James Bond, Mr. & Mrs. Smith style spy in a fancy dress? Thus, when I first laid eyes on these shoes, I found a bit of that lifelong desire staring straight back at me.


These are the new Sam Edelman "Roza" heels, and I'm pretty sure they say, "I might pull a gun out from under my cocktail dress and assassinate you." Look at those spikes! Who needs pepper spray when you have the shoes equivalent of ninja throwing stars?


This is the latest version of a shoe Sam Edelman has been carrying for a couple seasons now. They have a similar spike heel feature in an open toe pump (Lorissa) and a bootie (Renzo), but all of the spikes I have seen up until now have been either black or silver. I've always admired the shoe, but it was the gold spikes that sent me over the moon.


The upper of the shoe is black velvet, which I think makes it awesome for the fall and winter (or any top secret mission). The toe rounds to a slight point at the tip, but for wearability's sake feels round on my feet.


I also love that all of Sam's shoes have an animal printed insole. I've heard a lot of people say that cute insoles are stupid, but I beg to differ. I think a cute insole serves the same purpose as a cute matching underwear set: sure, everyone may not see it, but it makes you feel pretty and feminine anyway, which is what counts!


According to the Zappos website information, this heel is 4.5" in total height and has a 1" hidden platform. I found them to be as comfortable as any heels this height could be, and the 1" platform definitely adds a bit of cushion for my toes. I also found that these run true to size: 95% of the time I'm an 8, and that size fit perfectly for me in this shoe.

Here are some photos of how the shoes look on my feet!


I've heard people complain about the weight of these shoes from all of the spikes, but I don't feel like they are that heavy at all. Certainly not heavy enough to make walking any (more) difficult.


Overall, I'm thrilled with this purchase. The price ($225) is steep-- it took me four days to convince myself to make the splurge. However, I reasoned that a pair of heels this badass does not come around every season, and would regret passing them up for my entire heels-wearing-young-adult life. This style also comes in an animal print, and you can click here to view them on Zappos.com.

Would you wear them?
xx, Allison

30 comments:

  1. wow, those are some sexy shoes!
    I don't think just every person could pull those off but they look awesome on you!

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  2. Haha...I know you twittered about this...finally bought it huh?!

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  3. I love the Sam Edelman short gray booties!! Like the ones Fleur bought a few weeks back! So jealous when she did a haul and showed them

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  4. That's a kickass shoe lol does it come in a different finish because I always manage to scuff my shoes:|


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  5. Haha, actually those heels have been around for a few seasons now, but you're right in that they might not be around forever!!!!

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  6. I really like them! I like the black heels better than the grey booties that FleurDeForce got. I would most definitely wear them but it's the price that ultimately deters me :/

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  7. OMG I LOVE THESE!!!! I want them!!!!

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  8. Good for you! You deserve it for being so sweet and good to us! :)
    They are gorgeous shoes

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  9. If I had a different job and more oppurtunities to wear them, I would buy those in a heart-beat!!!!
    but for now I will just live vicariously through you lol

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  10. I love these !!!!! but i never wear heels, i am too tall for that.

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  11. I'd love them... I'd kill for them

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  12. Oh wow, these look amazing!

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  13. Wow those are stunning and I like them in the gold. Are the actual spikes sharp?

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  14. holy hotness. i need this for my shoe collection ;-)

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  15. uhmmm... how hot are those heels? VERRRRRYYY!
    If they where more pointy in the front and made out of leather, they would be PERFECT!

    good buy! ;)
    x
    ela

    www.I-WANT-STYLE.blogspot.com

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  16. These are GORGEOUS... I love that sort of stuff

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  17. I have to admit, I was skeptical about the spikes...but on, they look FIERCE!!!

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  18. Love them! Last fall I dressed up as a Bond girl for a spy themed Halloween party, and it was so much fun! Now all you need is your own Bond girl name to go by while wearing them (mine was "Stella Goode").

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  19. Heyyyyyyyyyyyy! They are damn cool!!! I need it for clubbing hun! ;)

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  20. I'M IN HEAVEN! I LOVE Sam Edelman heels. gahhhhhhhh <3<3<3

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  21. OMG those are so amazing im in love<3

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  22. Those are some sexy heels! I've never seen some look that sharp.

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  23. gah! i've been eyeballing sam edelman shoes for so long! i keep trying to unconvince myself, but one of these days i'm just gonna break down and get them as well. i love them!

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  24. Love these! really want the booth version of them. (:

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  25. OMG those are so hot!

    Can you maybe do a video or post on boots and what you would pair them with? I get so jealous every time I see that boot rack in the background of your videos xD And I got the same Forever 21 booties in a darker color but I'm just a bit uncertain as to what I should wear them with!

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  26. Obsessed!!! These are gorgeous and suits your P.I eye :)

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  27. These shoes are amazing! I myself am a James Bond kind of girl and totally know where you are coming from with this lol. Who wouldn't want to be a spy and look fabulous at the same time?!

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  28. Wow I LOVE THESES HEELS!!!! They are super sexy and edgy. I would love to invest in these, but I'm afraid they will go out of style. Therefore, I'm hesitant to buy them since they retail for $225!

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  29. I just bought the last pair from karmaloop, they were on sale for $150 and the last pair happend to be in my size? FATE. so stokeddddddddddddddd

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