I have to wear flat shoes for work and as you can usually pick them up quite cheaply I do have quite a few pairs in my wardrobe. I bought these canvas flat ballerina pumps from Asda for just £8. They did various other colours including white, beige and navy and I actually bought the beige ones as I thought they would go with more clothes.
I had bought similar shoes from Asda before and had found them to be very soft and comfortable so I knew they would be a good fit. As soon as I put them on it felt like I was putting my slippers on and I have worn them such a lot and they are still very comfortable and have never rubbed my feet.
The material is canvas but it is still quite soft to the touch and are very pliable and easy to walk in. The sole is made of rubber and they have a slight heel so they are not completely flat which in my opinion makes them easier to walk in. These shoes fit me quite snugly but have never given me any blisters or rubbed my heels or toes which I usually get from wearing shoes with no socks or pop socks. They are plain all over and just have an edging all around which is the same material as the rest.
I have been wearing them now for a couple of months and have started to notice a few light scuff marks around the toes and heels but this isn't really noticeable unless you look closely. They are quite snug on your feet without feeling tight which is a good thing as you never feel as though you are going to lose them or slip off.
I would buy these again even for £8 as they are extremely comfortable and have worn very well. They are suitable for any occasion and for all ages and they can be dressed up or dressed down and look very trendy and stylish.
These are the usual pump style shoes that have been popular for a good few years. They have a rounded toe and a slightly raised heel on the rubber sole, which i'd guess is maybe an inch at the most thick. The material is a soft but firm canvas type material. The shoe as far as i'm aware is only available in red, and inside the shoe there's a pretty floral rose pattern on a white background. They're casual shoes that go well with jeans but wouldn't look hideously out of place with smarter outfits.
Really comfy! They don't rub, and so are fine to wear with bare feet. Walking in them is comfy and unlike other flats i've previously owned, the sole is thick enough not to feel the stones/pavement under my feet. They seem to support my feet well and haven't lost shape in the few months i've had them.
Cost and Value:
£6. This is amazing value because i've found that i wear them a majority of the time due to the comfort. They're also very versatile and don't look out of place with most outfits. I'm really happy with the price i paid and will be buying another pair in the near future incase these ones suffer any damage, however so far they've proved to be sturdy. Although they're not the type of shoes you'd wear on a rainy day or to a picnic in the park, if they do get a little bit of dirt on them it's easy to wipe off with a baby wipe or damp cloth.
Reccomended to anyone who's after a cheap, good quality, durable and fashionable pair of flats.
I am afraid I have now got to a stage where I demand comfort in my footwear, though I like the idea of killer heels it's is very rare I will wear them, especially on the school run!
I have found that I really like the flat ballet type pumps as the most comfortable, and the easiest to "bomb" around in whilst doing my chores and various other daily trips, so when I saw these in my local Asda at a snip of the price I would normally spend, I grabbed a pair straight away!
The pumps are a very basic design, being a flat rubber sole, with most basics of grips (though at no time ever fell slippery) that is extremely giving once worn in, with the main body of the pump being a rough canvas material, hardwearing, but unfortunately not dirt repelling!
When i went to buy some there were only the choice of two colours, blue striped (very nice and nautical looking, though wouldn't go with anything I own!) or black, which of course is the colour I went for!
The shape of the pumps are a nice rounded style, with no sharp edges anywhere, and though I wear them daily with no socks, I have never had any rub's or blisters from them, even when new as they tend to give somewhat after the first wear.
Sizes range from 3 up to a 7 even 8, they may well have smaller sizes available on line, but every time I have been back to buy my daughter a pair (size 2!) we have struggled to get a pair for her.
Any down sides with these pumps, a couple! When buying your size I have found that buying a the next size down from what you actually take means that the pump will actually fit perfectly once the pump has softened up through wear, which only takes a few days wear.
The other problem I had was that they seemed to attract dirt, I have to wipe them over on numerous occasions which is no problem, but due to type of material used it did leave the rounded toe end looking quite scruffy, thus meaning that these pump, with constant use probably only have a life of a few months, though for the £6.00 paid (with my husbands 10% off too) never made me think they would last any longer!
What are the upsides, well they practically go with everything, and they are incredibly comfy, once they get relegated to my wardrobe I find that I wear them as slippers at the end of there life!
For more information on colours and sizes available visit - www.asda.com
These are lovely pumps that I have no problem buying again, just don't expect them to last forever!
Thanks for reading x
Of late I have been purchasing quite a lot of new footwear simply because I went off what I already owned and a lot of the stuff looked shabby after being stored under my bed for so long. When I saw the prices of pumps and flip-flops and the likes (what I want for roaming about on the beach and the likes) I couldn't see the point of holding on to footwear that has simply seen better days for the price of new stuff!
I spotted these pumps in my local Asda store in black, red and purple and I opted for the black colour. On the website however they are only selling the purple and black options (www.asdadirect.com) at the same price as instore.
All of the pumps are available in sizes 4-9 with a six and half available in all colours. Simple in design these are simply what they are called and that is made from canvas and in a plain ballerina pump style.
Rounded toed, highish backed these have a slightly rough, robust feeling to the outside of them where the inside of the shoe is smooth. In my black pumps the insoles is grey coloured with a pretty red coloured pattern of flowers on it and I am simply told that they are 'George' and the size I chose is stated (size 5).
The sole of the shoe is black plastic with some ridges and grooves on there to give a little grip and they only do give a little grip by the way I don't consider these to be a tough wearing shoe for hiking and the likes!
They are not waterproof but are splash-proof and wipe clean and all in all although these are not cushioned inside of them or anything but are a comfortable enough fit. They don't pinch my toes and they are a generously wide fitting though I have found them to get a little looser in width over time sadly!
Worth £6.00? Absolutely they look smart and are versatile, are well made and do not hurt, cut or pinch me at all!
Only available from Asda stores or from www.asdadirect.com