I never thought I would see the day where I owned shoes taller than my YSL Tributes and Vera slingbacks but I guess life is full of surprises because I currently have the Alti 160 sitting in my closet and they're about an half inch higher than the YSLs. When the Alti pumps first came out, I had to run out of the CL boutique at SCP in order to stop myself from trying them on. I held out on trying these ultra-high, ultra-sexy pumps for months and months and months. I finally caved last Tuesday. I immediately knew I was done for. I HAD to have these amazing pumps. I initially thought I would have to search high and low for these pumps but the shopping gods love me. Just by chance I was on BNY online and found the Alti pumps available in my size!!!!! I placed my order immediately but was still feeling a little uneasy due to my past experiences with BNY online (remember my 2 canceled Prada orders??). In order to make sure I had all my bases covered, DZ and I called just about every CL, Saks, and NM we could think of. They were sold out and unavailable everywhere but thankfully, BNY pulled through:
Comparison pics of the Alti and YSL Tributes:
Notice that not only are the Alti pumps a half inch higher, they have a MUCH smaller platform. That basically means the Alti pumps are close to impossible to walk in and hurt like hell. I've been wearing them around the apt trying to stretch out the leather and get used to the feeling of walking in them. I've made some progress but its still going to take some work before I'm completely comfortable in these heels. There is a possibility that I might end up returning these and getting the 140 version BUUUUT I'm currently leaning towards just sucking it up because PAIN IS BEAUTY (and I've heard the 140 version isn't as eye-catching...).
The Alti pumps should have marked the end of my shoe frenzy but as you know, things dont go as planned when you're a shopaholic. I'll wait to elaborate cus I dont want to jinx anything but lets just say the shopping gods REALLY love me and I REALLY love my BNY SA :)