I wish I could have seen these pumps in action. They're a size 8M, which makes them almost perfect candidates to end up on the feet of a friend of mine who will be helping me with contributions to this blog in the future. I have to decide how much I love these shoes- do I want them to survive, or do I want them to suffer? I'm trying to come up with ways to bribe her into walking through the woods or even a gravel parking lot in these... you know, just in case I decide to pull the trigger on extreme abuse.
Inside, there's not much to see. The silver linings are in great shape and still have a decent amount of cushioning beneath them. I'm willing to bet it was a pleasure for the wearer to slide her feet into these over and over again. I know I'd be doing that, keeping myself entertained for hours upon hours if they fit my feet.
The outsoles have shallow ridges stamped into the rubber to provide a modicum of grip on slippery surfaces and are intact for the most part, with wear being limited to the areas subjected to the weight of the wearer. Even then, the ridges have been worn smooth but the outsoles have not lost any of their thickness.
The tips of the pointed toes are looking a little rough, as to be expected of pumps with pointed toe boxes. It's probably quite challenging to keep them from coming in contact with everything and makes sense that they'd be among the parts of the shoes exhibiting the most wear.