“ Brand: Asda / Type: High Heels „
Love Love Love these shoes and to this day am surprised that they are from Asda! I think they look much more high end and in real life are really well made and are simply stunning. I just love them.
If you want the truth, the main reason I bought these is I had just been to see P!NK in concert and was going through an all-things-pink stage and she wears a similar pair to these in her video ' you and your hand' so at £14, I was definetly having them.
I am a size 5 but sometimes find a need a size bigger but I opted for a 5 in these and they fit great. I really am not one for heels (I like them, they dont like me!) and even on a night out, I go for the flattest shoes I can possibly get away with but on the rare occasion that a heel shouts 'WEAR ME' then you have to listen so they came home with me and I have worn them on many a night out.
They look super duper sexy with jeans, looks dynesty-esque with black pants and would imagine that they would look fab with a skirt but you'll never catch me in a skirt so I can only hope that these are still in good nick when I have shed a few stone so I can put the skirt look to the test too. To be honest, Im sure these shoes will still be in tip top condition as I have had these over a year now and they still look new. I am quite heavy footed and after a few drinks will take off my shoes, drop them, fall over on them and have been known to lose a few heel which is why I'm reluctant to spend a lot on shoes but these havent scuffed, the base is still comfy (well as comfy as 3 inch heels can be) and the lace design is still all intact.
Cant rave about them enough. I wont pretend that they are comfy enough to wear all night but Im like that with any shoe but out of all my heels they are defo one of the comfiest and if I am going for a meal or somewhere I know I am guarenteed a seat then I woulnt hesitate in slipping my sexy shoes on ;)
I bought these shoes in asda last year and I am very happy with my purchase. The colour and design of the shoes is very nice and it means that it goes with most colours. The shoes go well with black opaque tights. The heel and sole of the shoe are very durable, which i was pleasantly surprised about because of the cheaper price of the shoes. I have worn the shoes 25 plus times and the heel tip has only worn down a bit. When you are walking outside you do not feel the ground (and its associated grit and stones) through the sole of the shoes, which is great. I have a few pairs of very expensive shoes and this is a problem i have had a lot. The heel height approx 3 inches means that the shoes are relatively comfortable and are a good height for making your legs look that bit slimmer.
Sad though it may be, I have always been the kind of person who values comfort over appearance when it comes to shoes. All the shoes I wear on a day to day basis are "flatties", as I am not the most graceful person and have a tendency to trip over my feel in even a low heel! However, I think all of the recent shoe reviews on Dooyoo sparked some primal urge in me, as I read lots of great reviews on absolutely gorgeous shoes and started to covet them all (Perfect Peaches, you know you are to blame!).
I started to wonder to myself whether I would really be able to cope with walking in a high heeled shoe, but every time I went shopping, I semed to see beautiful shoes everywhere I looked, and supressing the urge to buy a pair was proving difficult. In the end, I reasoned that If I bought a cheap pair, and it all went horribly wrong and I ended up breaking my neck, at least I wouldn't have lost too much cash in the process, so I decided upon these rather nice lace court shoes from George at Asda, which at the time cost £12.50.
The shoes look really gorgeous, and if I couldn't wear them, at least I could put them on display and admire them! They are available in sizes 3-8. I bought size 5, which is my regular size. The shoes have a rather foreboding 10cm heel, and the picture above seems to be taken at an angle, which makes the shoes look lower than they are. Side on, the heel looks much higher!
The base of the shoe is moulded plastic, and the bottom of the shoe has fine horizontal grip lines on it. The heel too, has a textured bottom for grip. The main part of the heel is covered in a black satin fabric, which makes the shoe look rather glamorous and it appears to look more expensive than it actually is. The body of the shoe, I would describe as a taupe colour, and this is also a shiny satin fabric, which catches the light beautifully. This is overlaid with black lace, which has large flowers and leaves in the pattern. The pattern of the lace and distribution of the flowers and leaves is quite random, so the two shoes are not exactly the same, but this is not really noticeable and certainly does not detract from the appearance of the shoes at all. The shoe is lined with a shiny silver insole, which in my opinion, detracts a little from the appearance of the shoe and makes it look slightly cheap, but when you are wearing them, nobody is going to see that part are they?
So....what about wearing them? I am nearly 35 years old and have never worn anything higher than a kitten heel, so i was a bit concerned about whether I was going to master "stiltwalking"! I though I'd better break them in at home first. As I slipped the shoes on my feet, I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable they were. I thought that the fact that my foot was pushed forward would have squashed my toes, but there seemed to be plenty of room for my toes to fit comfortably in the shoe. When I stood up, I was shocked at the difference that the shoes made to my height. My husband is 6"2 and I am only a diddy 5"6 so he usually towers over me, but wearing these, I was able to look him in the eye!
Walking in the shoes was nowhere near as difficult as I had feared, and I was soon strolling round the house like I had been wearing them for years!
A few days after I had bought them, I wore them out for the first time. We were only going out for a couple of house, so I didn't need to worry too much about the shoes being uncomfortable. It was a bit strange walking on the pavement in them, and I did have to walk quite slowly, but once I got indoors they were fine. The only slight niggle I had, was that as it was a cold day, my feet had shrunk a bit and the shoes tended to slip up and down a bit too much at the back. I think that in summer, this wouldn't be a problem. The only other issue I had was that I tend to wear very long ankle length skirts, so sometimes the base of the heel can catch on the hem of the skirt. If I wear these, I will just have to make sure I have a shorter skirt on. It was a bit weird chatting to my friends, as usually I am on their eye level, and wearing these, I was quite a bit taller, so it took some getting used to.
I got lots of compliments on my nice shoes, and I think people were surprised to see me wearing this sort of shoe. At home, my daughter keeps pinching them and tottering round the house on them. I had to tell her off the other day because she was going up and down the stairs in them! When my mom saw them she rolled her eyes and said: "You are going to break your neck in them.", which was kind of the reaction I was expecting from her! My hubby loved them and thought that they looked really sexy.
I was a bit grieved when I submitted the product suggestion for these, as I discovered that Asda have since reduced the price of these shoes to £7. I think that this is a fantastic price to pair for such a pretty pair of shoes, and I may just go and get some more to stock up! So, if like me, you are a bit nervous about wearing high heels, why not give it a go? It will give you a whole new perspective on the world!