“ Brand: Asda George / Type: Slippers „
While shopping for my hospital bag for my youngest little girl I knew I needed some slippers. As time has gone on with each child my waistline has grew as well. I do not like wearing new Pyjamas without new slippers so it was the perfect chance (excuse) to pick myself some. While shopping at the baby event at Asda I came across these slippers for £3 and decided they looked pretty. Mine differ a little from the picture above. Mine are actually white and pink in colour but other than that the details are the same.
The slipper looks pretty. They are mainly white with a small pink bow situated on the front of them. They are very simple with just a pink floral pattern sitting on the inlay of the slipper. There is a fair amount of grip on the bottom of the shoe and although they are basic they looked perfectly acceptable for the price. There are different variations available is floral is not your type of thing including leopard print and pots but these are a little more expensive.
These slippers are open toe slippers and most of the foot in uncovered while wearing them. They have a strap across the front of the slipper which of course holds them on your feet but they are intended to be summer slippers. This strap is furry and comfy so I was hoping they would sit on my feet nicely. I had bought them to be worn in June so was expecting them to be fine but the lack of material was a shock to the system for my feet which were freezing. I prefer slipper boots to normal slippers as I love my feet being cosy and warm. These just lack the quality, so I was hoping they would be practical instead.
I made the mistake of not putting these on my feet until after I had reached the hospital. Now the hospital does of course have hard flooring rather than carpets, but sliding these slippers on to my feet I found them to be really uncomfortable. The sizing was correct as I am a 3-4 and chose the size small which fitted my feet perfectly. The piece at the front that held them on to my feet felt a little tight, and as if it was pushing into my foot as I was walking. Then I noticed it felt like I had a large piece of cardboard under my foot. As I walked around I could feel the cold floor beneath me and they were really not softening my step in any way. It felt as if I was walking around with nothing on my feet at all.
This also caused problems as I was walking around the ward. They was no flexibility at all with these slippers they felt like they were stuck in one position so each time I was moving my foot the slipper was failing to bend. Trying to walk around 9 months pregnant to ease the pains of labour with these on your feet was like a nightmare. I found they tripped me up, made no difference to my feet at all and were hugely irritating. The sole was extremely thin and so with the little padding the slipper offered they were just stiff and unusable. I found them being thrown back into my bag and my trusted slipper boots coming out.
While unpacking my hospital bag I thought these slippers may fare better being used on carpeted floor. I hate wasting money so I was determined to get my use from these slippers. I found that they were a lot more practical in the house. My feet were not cold as I had the heating turned up and I only have wooden flooring in the kitchen and playroom. There were still really thin so not something that provides your feet with the cosiness I expect with slippers but they were useable. I still found myself being tripped up by them so I found myself walking around carefully. In the end I gave up on the lost cause and they have sat in the shoe cupboard unusable.
These are useless slippers and a huge disappointment from the George range. We have never had a problem with any of our purchases before but I found these to be thin, poorly made and even in the little time I had worn them the back of the slipper is separating already. They are aimed at wearing them in the summer but I found because of the lack of material, hard sole and little padding they were just rubbish. They are available from Asda stores for around £4 although I purchased mine on sale for £3. I would not recommend them at all.
When it comes to wearing slippers I have to admit I'm someone that would rather not wear any! However living with my kitten Myrtle I got fed up of treading on odd bits of cat litter and the likes and also my laminate throughout my flat is rather cold so I invested in a few new pairs of slippers (I am a bit obsessed by the way and a shopoholic so never seem to buy one of anything lol) and invested in these.
I shop more often than not in Asda for my weekly shop and buy rather alot of my clothing from there due to quality, pricing and choice as here in Weston Super Mare we are pretty poor off for shops at the moment.
These come in sizes small, medium and large and I tried them on instore and found that as a size 5 the medium were the best fit on me and I worked out that the small would fit a size 3-4 foot, my medium fits a 5-6 sized foot and the large a 7-8, this is my guess work however and I do suggest you try them on to be more accurate and not to simply take my word for it.
Style wise well these are an open toe slipper . The base where you stand on is slightly cushioned and white and black floral patterned then the part that goes over your foot to hold it in is black and fluffy and rather soft then on each slipper you get a contrasting white and black bow which is securely attached. The sole is rubber and slightly textured to give a little grip and all in all these are nice looking black and white slippers really and thats what made me want them when I saw them in Asda really.
However for me they did not give enough grip and I ended up tripping up rather alot wearing these which meant I ended up getting rid of them for safety reasons. The section that went over my foot was too loose and the toe part at the top of my feet was the bit that kept getting caught up and making me trip up! They looked really nice and were nice enough quality just not suitable for a clumsy clot like me. They did not keep my feet warm due to the front and the back of them being open either and they were all too easy to slip off and forget to wear!
For me safety has to be an issue with footwear and I was worried in these would end up knocking myself out. I don't think that was particularly the slippers fault its the style and me that don't get on!
Only available from Asda for £4.00 a pair but we didn't get on sadly!