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Fashion Math: Are "Basic" Black Pumps Worth A Few Benjamins?

January 11, 2010 by Tara Trombetta
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Black pumps are an office mainstay, but not what most would call groundbreaking fashion. But these Cole Haan Genevieve Air Pumps have a secret: hidden under the subtly woven calfskin exterior is an uber-comfortable interior made with Nike Air technology that makes the 3-inch heelsway more cushy than any average pair you’ll find. So, are these far-from-basic black pumps worth nearly $200? Let’s do the Fashion Math:

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If you wear these shoes just twice a week for a year, they’ll cost you less than a Starbucks coffee for each use. And you’ll brandish your financial smarts to all your coworkers while looking chic doing it.

Check out all of our Fashion Math equations, and see more of our editor’s picks for Comfortable High Heels and many more fashionable, yet affordable finds.

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