Interesting story turned out at me with these shoes. I really needed classic pumps,  a versatile wear-all-day mid-heel, very elegant and feminine, which can be worn with any outfit and thus were comfortable enough to be worn all day round.

I have realized a long time ago that even the most comfortable shoes with 3 ⅕  – 4 ⅓ inches heels (in my case, it’s Gucci) suit for a comfortable walk no more than a couple of hours a day. So, I needed mid heel pumps. While searching in the Internet I found d’Orsay model for myself.

It looks very feminine and sexy on the feet and matches with any clothes, making you incredibly chic. Now it was necessary to find a proper brand. You understand that it’s quite a difficult task because the picture won’t tell you the secrets.

I read incredible number of reviews about different brands which have this midheel model and I stopped at 2 models, as they say, the most convenient of all: J.Crew Valentina Patent D’orsay Pumps $238 and  Christian Louboutin Iriza Patent Red-Sole Half-d’Orsay Pump $675.

There was a strong desire to take both!  Finally decided to get J.Crew … but while I was thinking, this beautiful style was no longer available at J.Crew web store! Out of stock! But can anybody stop a woman if she wants anything? After a long search I found them on ebay.com, but my adventure wasn’t over.

In their reviews many people write that they are a size smaller. I‘ve ordered a size larger, following Sophie Lauren statement that “the bra’s size has to be one size smaller and the shoes’ – one size larger” to remain beautiful all day round.

I ordered on ebay.com these absolutely new shoes in US 8,5 size in two colors: Soft Desert ($176) and Black ($67). Well, what was my disappointment when shoes appeared …. skis! They were huge! Thanks God, I sold them easily as the prices at ebay.com pleased, and they looked even more outrageous. In fact, I made the repeated order, but already in US 7,5 size and they fit perfectly.

Item Description:J.crew Valentina Patent DOrsay Pumps

A chic pump designed with sleek lines and a versatile wear-all-day midheel.

Width: Medium (B, M)

Heel Height: Med (2 3/4”) self covered

US size: 7,5

Upper Material: 100% patent leather

Lining Material inside: 100% leather

Bottom material: leather

Color: Black

Style: D’orsay, Pumps, Classics

Country of manufacture: Italy

Retail price: $238 (J.Crew.com online only)

My Description:

Chic midheel. Indeed, comfortable heel. Only Gucci pumps are more comfortable, even with high heel. The only major disadvantage – they need to be worn in since the edge of cut sticks into a foot.

My exact US size is 7. So, 7,5 is fitting great.


Runs half size smaller

Bought it new at ebay.com for $75

This beautiful style is no longer available at j.crew.com

Paired with a comfortable pair of jeans, these shoes add a classy look to my style. With a skirt at work, these shoes definitely make a fashion statement. Most popular shoes for any occasion.  These shoes are turn some heads!

I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about J.CREW VALENTINA PATENT D’ORSAY PUMPS or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.


  • Very stylish, elegant and sexy
  • Leather lining
  • Very comfortable heel
  • Excellent for narrow and middle width


  • A bit tough patent leather
  • Half size small
  • Need to be worn in

Price: $75.00

Average Customer Rank: 3/5

Where to Buy: ebay.com

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