Cruel Shoes: Missoni for Target Pumps

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Last week some of you may recall that I was so excited to have found a pair of Missoni for Target Suede Pumps for sale at my local store. The coveted shoes had been abandoned/misplaced in the housewares section of Target.  Last night, my excitement turned to pain, as I wore my chic Missoni shoes out to a party.  Sure they look great.  But are they comfortable to walk in, or even stand in? The answer is a distinct no!  Buyer beware, if you see this shoes selling for inflated prices on eBay look away or check on M by Missoni at Nordstrom or on ShopBop for a better pair.  While these shoes are tres fashionable, and I received many compliments on them, I will be careful about where I wear them to next.  Perhaps a sit down dinner party would be a better fit for these cruel shoes.  Standing in them for a few hours is enough to make your feet scream for flip flops.  If you were sad that these shoes were sold out everywhere, and are still lusting for them, I hope reading this makes you feel better.  For forty bucks, there are good looking shoes that you can both stand and walk in at other stores.


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  1. Lilcee

    September 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Same thing w/ the flats. They are uncomfortable. They gave me blisters on the front cut out. I think it's b/c of the plastic lining.

    I am so disappointed. I just hope my sweaters don't fall apart easily.

  2. Alli

    September 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I loved these shoes the instant I saw them and had to buy them. I found them to be a bit challenging but nothing close to awful. Also, I'm not usually a heel wearer so when I do wear a pair of heels, they have to be at least somewhat comfy.

  3. Chococcuro

    September 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    thanks for the warning!!

    I have a track record of buying uncomfortable shoes…at time I think 'I'll make them work' xD

  4. Target-Addict

    September 23, 2011 at 2:16 am

    That's a shame! I didn't think they'd be comfortable when I saw them, despite their rounded toe. The suede seemed stiff (IMO).

  5. Grace

    September 23, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Loved your review on these shoes! I was debating buying these shoes last night and I'm definitely glad I did not! thanks!

  6. Evette Anthony

    October 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

    oh wow, that's absolutely awful !!
    They looked really comfortable because the thick heel & rounded toe 🙁
    I guess looks can truly be deceiving & I'm really glad I didn't buy them.

  7. Anonymous

    June 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I really like these shoes because of the rounded toe and The unique design. I bought them for $4 at my local marc's! The are not comfortable at all!