“ Brand: Asda / Type: Pumps „
I loved the colouring and design of these relatively cheap flat ballet style shoes however they are not really made to last and after less than a years wear they are looking a bit grubby and tattered, having said that given the price of £8 you cannot really complain and to be honest overall I'm happy with how long that they lasted as I wore them a fair bit over the summer in particular.
They are very comfortable to wear and there is enough flexibility in the synthetic material for them to mould around your feet, they look great with jeans and skirts as well. They come in different colours and I went for the pink version which is a different colour to the pair shown in the picture above, in hindsight pink was always a colour that would highlight the dirt but they go so well with a range of colours that I do not regret the purchase. On the front there is a pink bow ribbon as well which is a nice bit of detail.
They are easy to slide on and off however the area at the heel of the shoe was the first area to show the signs of wear and towards the end of the summer the toe started to fray a bit on the right shoe and I do not remember stubbing it or anything so I'm not sure why it started to go in that area. The other issue is how much they show up the marks and dirt.
As a pair of flat shoes they were very comfortable indeed, they did get a bit hot and sweaty when it was very hot but as it was so easy to slip them on and off it was easy to ventilate my feet when it was hot which given the British summer this year it was not that often that this was an issue. The soles are quite thin so they were not a shoe I would want to do a lot of walking in but overall they are good enough and at a bargain price as well.
I bought a pair of these when doing my normal weekly food shop. The reason for purchasing was that I had previously had a pair of flat pumps from Asda (sequin ones) that really lasted well. So having tried a previous pair of there shoes I was knew that although their shoes were affordable they were not so cheap as to fall to bits after a few wears.
These leopard print ballet pumps were £8. The shoes themselves are flat, as you would expect but still flexible enough on the foot. The material is fairly soft, flexible, and the style and design was not so in your face that it limits what you can put with it. For instance, I have worn these with black trousers, white shorts, coloured skirts (for the eclectic look!) but they still look smart, stylish, and not at all garish considering they are a printed shoe.
The material is not leather it is a synthetic material (as you would expect given the price). However, this does not detract from these neat shoes. They are also surprisingly comfortable. I would much rather wear this style over a heeled shoes for comfort in any event, but still even over that it is a very wearable shoe.
I found on first wearing them to be comfortable from the off, normally I need time to break shoes in as I get blisters but these were not like that, they were comfy from the off. The other bonus is they are easy just to slip on and off, no elasticated straps to negotiate your foot into across the top, as is the fashion for some flats.
I have worn these a lot over the course of quite a few months and they more I wore them the more comfortable they got. The only snag has been that the end toe part of the shoe has slightly come away from the sole of it but I guess given then months of constant wear this was to be expected after a bit, especially as I am a bit of a 'scuffer' when I walk.
All in all these shoes have fast exceeded my expectations. They have lasted well under a lot of walking, in hot weather and in cooler wet weather. They look good with bare legs or with thick winter tights. They give a bit of vibrancy to an outfit and for such a cheap price, you don't mind if they don't last so long, I find it then gives you an excuse to go shopping again!
I would give these flat ballet pumps a solid 4 stars. ****
These are my second favourite pumps from Asda available at ASDA at the moment. My ultimate fav are a black and white snake skin pump with a big jewelled bow at the front but they are not available to review on here at the moment so I will tell you all about these ones for now...
Well what can I say about Asda pumps? They are cheap and cheerful at a meer £8 and are really comfy. I have these in a size 5 and they have only rubbed slightly on the back of my heel and the top of my little toe but I did have them on for around 8 hours that day without socks so not bad at all.
These shoes are a great addition to a boring pair of black work pants and look trendy and fun yet still smart. I find that they are also great for any age for example there are 4 generations in our family ranging from 81 to 14 (with 31 and 52 in the middle) and we could all pull these off.
They were slightly stiff around the sides and the back at first but they soon softened and now slip on and off with ease which is great during the day so my feet can have a cheeky breather under my desk.
A good buy as ever from Asda definetly worth a buy ...and look out for those snake skin ones too while youre there!
Thanks and goodnight x
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Leopard print is my ultimate guilty pleasure. I know it can look cheap and tacky and yet I am always drawn to products with this lovely animal pattern. I do limit myself to occasional items, otherwise my item wardrobe would look like Cruella De Vil's.
When I saw these shoes in Asda a few months ago I simply couldn't resist though. They were £8 which is really cheap for a pair of brand new pumps so I slipped them in my shopping bag and went on my merry way.
The shoes are in a ballet pump style with a curved toe. I really like this style of shoe as they flatter my small feet and are usually very comfortable. The print on them is actually quite unusual for a leopard print. It also has a paintbrush effect to it which I really like, and is in a subtle black and grey colour scheme. The shoe has a cute little black bow on the front too which I like. Overall they look very cute and feminine. I've had loads of compliments when wearing them and people are always surprised to know they are from Asda as they look better quality than you'd expect.
The soles of the shoes are relatively thin black rubber and after a couple of months this has worn slightly thin. I reckon they will last me 3 months in total before they become unwearable. This isn't bad for a pair that cost me £8 so I'm not too disappointed.
I did find, however, that they rubbed my feet a lot initially. I had blisters on my heel and also on my toes. This must be some kind of design fault with the front of the shoes because though I am used to heel blisters having them on my toes is very unusual. After a week of consistent use though I had no problems and they have become a very comfortable pair of shoes.
Overall I find these shoes comfortable (now), easy to wear and really versatile because of the colour scheme. I only paid £8 for them and that makes me one very happy shopper!
A great pair of pumps that indulge my love of leopard print and my desire for a bargain.
I bought these a couple of months ago when shopping in Asda. Originally they were priced at £8 but I got them at the reduced price of £5. More recently I have seen them for just £3 but in limited sizes.
The shoes are a ballet pump style, they are leopard print with gold glitter all over them. They are very shimmery and shiny so they are more of a going out shoe than an everyday shoe. There are no buckles or bows on the shoes.
My feet are between sizes so I went for the larger size. However, they are a little big and I could do with buying some insoles really!
Initially when i wore the shoes they rubbed my feet something rotton, however I wanted to carry on wearing them hoping they would soon stop. I found that if I wore them with tights or socks they were fine so I did this for the first few times to allow the shoes to shape to my feet.
Now I wear the shoes now and again but not if I know I am going to be doing a lot of walking. This is because they are still a bit too big so they are not the most comfortable of shoes. However, I often wear them on a night out or to pop to the shop in and they are fine. I think this is just my feet because whatever ballet shoes I buy never seem to fit right!
They keep the wet out well, however because they are a ballet style shoe if it is raining your feet will get wet as so much of them are exposed! However, if the grass is wet etc they keep it out well.
The shoes have kept their shape and colour really well and still look brand new despite me wearing them about 10 times.
Numerous people have commented on my shoes and said how nice they look which for a fiver I really cant complain! Recommended.