“ Brand: Early Learning Centre „
My daughter is an absolute girly girl and she loves anything princess or barbie related, and at the moment Princess Tiana from the Princess and The Frog is her absolute favourite. One of the presents she got for Christmas 2 years ago (in 2011) was this set from her aunty, and 2 years later she still enjoys prancing around, clickety clacking in them!
In the box comes four pairs of shoes, she has 2 pink and 2 purple. They are made from plastic, and have a small heel and a simple strap across the front to secure her foot in. The heels really aren't high, only a few centimetres and my daughter can walk around in them with ease. They all have various designs, for example the fuschia pair she has have a transparent strap across the front and a pink bow with a heart shaped diamante in the middle. All the designs of the shoes are very glitzy and glamorous and my daughter likes to mix and match a pair depending on her mood and she normally wears it around the house with her Sleeping beauty dress from the disney store which she got for her birthday.
The quality of the shoes is quite cheap, they aren't brilliantly made as on one of the pairs of shoes the strap came off, but that still leaves her 3 more to play with! All the shoes are one size, and at the time she got this as a gift she was only 2 so they were rather huge and she couldn't have as much fun with them, but now she is 4 they fit almost perfectly (her foot is a size 8.5 UK) with only a little bit of room in the back. They are recommended for children aged 2 and up, and when she received this, she was a bit small so I think the age guideline is quite good.
Also in the box was a tiara (now broken) and an assortment of play jewellery like clip on earrings and ring and a necklace (now lost!) but at the time she loved putting them on and she would play with her cousin them both being princesses/fairies (not sure why fairies needed jewellery lol) and they would be entertained for hours on end. Of course the quality of this toy jewellery wasn't the best, all of them were a silver colour, and had pink diamante's and hearts on it, and it was all a bit flimsy but as a christmas gift she got so much use out of it and loved it all.
The box it came in, as a brilliant idea, especially at first as we used them as shelves and after playing with them we would put the shoes away but being made from cardboard this didn't last more than a week or so and then it got crushed in her room and it went to recycling!
So far these shoes have been brilliant and have lasted ages so they are great value for money. The only downside is that as they are made from plastic and we have wooden flooring all we constantly hear all day long is the clacking of the heel of these shoes on the floor as she struts about in them and it can be a little bit annoying! Nevertheless the shoes themselves are good fun and a nice little item for a girls dress up collection.
This set can be bought from Early Learning Centre for £15 now, but I do think that 2 years ago it only cost a tenner. Overall though, they are really good quality, have lasted ages and my daughter has had tons of fun so I think it's good value for money.