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I rarely ever wear heels so I have a wide selection of flat shoes at home. Something that I always have to own is a pair of balerina pumps in black, I normally get them from primark for a couple of quid but I decided to 'spash out' and get a pair of these from asda for £10 hoping that they would last a bit longer than the Primark ones. The shoes are basically just your standard balerina pump with a little black bow on the top of the toe. They are a shiny patent material and silver on the inside. They fit quite nicely, although they do feel a bit stiffer and sturdier than the primark ones I am used to. Because of this I found that on the first few wears they did rub on the back of me heel a bit, which was a bit painful for the first few days but after than they loosened up a bit and were a lot more comfy. The sole on these is quite thin and they are not a shoe you can do a lot of walking in, I wore these for a day at work once and by the end of the day my feet were killing me. I spend all day on me feet so the bottom of my heels were aching like they'd never ached before! That said nearly all the balerina pumps I have owned have done this as they are not known for their cushion soles, so its not something I can really fault these in particular for. I am very happy to day that these shoes have lasted me a lot longer than I expected. I had hoped that they would last me longer than the Primark alternatives, which always seem to come away at the toe and wear away on the bottom very quickly. I have owned these for a few months now and they are still intact which I am very happy about. The only thing I would criticise these for is that as they are a shiny patent material, they can scuff really easily and those scuffs stand out like a sore thumb against the shiny black, but other than that for £10 I cant really fault them. Overall I would definitely recommend these if you are looking for a simple black balerina pump that will last you a good while. They are very versatile and go with almost anything, and are a better quality than cheaper alternatives such as primark. I wouldnt recommend them for wearing at work or to do extensive walking in though however as they will make your feet ache!
I don't tend to shop for clothes in supermarkets unless something really catches my eye. Though I have found a few gems in the past I often find that the clothes look good initially but don't wear or wash well. In essence they are cheaply made and by a company who are simply adding another string to their many many bows. That said, when I do come across something I like I will give it a chance because items do tend to be very cheap in large Supermarkets. I saw these Asda ballet pumps on sale when I was actually looking for a new pair of work shoes. These are black and so I thought they would be great for work and not too expensive either. These shoes are a fairly basic looking set of ballet pumps. They are made from a patent look black material which is meant to look like patent leather but looks a little more like shiny plastic (because that's what it is). They are shaped like a traditional ballet shoe, though are unusually slightly wide set which makes them look a little less elegant than regular ballet pumps. They do have a little bow on the front which adds a pretty touch and feminises them a bit. The base of the shoe is completely flat and has a black rubber sole. These are pretty flexible which makes them great for wearing in but not ideal for long periods of wearing them as the base of your feet begin to ache. There is also little cushioning inside the shoe which can make them a little uncomfortable to wear. This is disappointing for me because I planned to use them for work but found after an 8 hour shift that my feet were ready to drop off. I've instead relegated them to Uni wear and anywhere I need smart looking shoes. I have to say the thing that annoys me most about them is the fact that the plastic is so shiny and that this creates a slight squeaking sound when you are out and about. They either rub against each other or as the plastic bends there is a noise created which definitely annoys me more than it should. The whole effect just cheapens the shoe for me and makes them my least favourite pair to wear. They were pretty cheap, around £7 I believe when I bought them. Personally the negatives outweigh the cost benefits and next time I'll avoid supermarket shoes.
I've got quite a few pairs of ballerina shoes & I love the design - they're adorable as well as really comfortable and versatile. Asda isn't one of my favourite shops for clothes and shoes, however when I came across these ballerina shoes a couple of months ago I decided to try them out despite my worries that they wouldn't be very long lasting. I tried them on in the shop before purchasing them and was very impressed with how comfortable they were and I bought a black pair as I find that this is a versatile colour for shoes. I paid £7 for this pair of flats which I think is a bargain but not so cheap that it made me think that they'd fall apart within a few days! The shoes are available for purchase both in-store and online via Asda's website. The style of these shoes is pretty simple to be honest and due to this they are very versatile. They're flat slip on ballet pumps which are black with a glossy finish. There's a little string bow on the toe area which adds a bit of detail. The shoes have rounded toe areas which I like as I find that the rounded design is neater than the pointed. Although the shoes are flat they have a miniscule raised heel which is no more than a few cm tall. The tiny heel means that these make a kind of clicking noise when I wear them like heels would, which I don't particullary like. The soles of the flats aren't the thickest or sturdiest but they aren't so thin that I am able to feel every crack in the pavement when I'm walking. The inside of each shoe is quite hard, but if you press down you can feel that it is very (and I mean very) slightly padded. The inside is silver and it has the brand name written in black writing along with the size and a phrase which simply says 'love your shoes'. The shoes obviously show the tops of my feet apart from my toes and they are easy to slip on and off but stay on securely when I am walking. They were a little stiff the first few times that I wore them but they're really comfy now and I have not had any problems with them rubbing against the backs of my ankles which I am actually quite suprised about as I've had this problem with almost all of the other cheap flats that I've owned in the past. Although these are comfortable and are fine to wear for walking around the supermarket or town etc, I wouldn't wear them if I knew that I was going somewhere that would recquire lots of walking as these have such thin soles and they don't really support my feet or ankles much at all. The shoes are very versatile due to the simple design and basic colour. I usually wear these with jeans or leggings and they look fine - I actually think that they look more expensive than they are and from a distance they could be mistaken for leather - although they obviously aren't. These are made of a soft plasticy type material which is more than likely synthetic - I'm not sure what the material is though. The shoes are easy to clean with a wet wipe and I have found that they get dirty very easily even if I'm just walking along the pavement. They have also scuffed a little around the toe area but seeing as I've had my pair since May I can't complain too much. The shoes fit well - I have quite wide feet but these adjusted to the shape of my feet well and my feet don't feel squashed, nor does the material rub against my toes/feet. Sizes available are 3-9 and half sizes are available. The shoes are comfortable, easy to slip on and look nice, so I overall reccommend them. They're decent quality and very affordable - 4/5 stars.
I have a pair of Asda Patent Ballerina Shoes which I've owned for about six months and I still wear them, especially when the weather is good. The Asda Patent Ballerina Shoes cost me £10.00 direct from Asda Direct, which I think is actually a really good price and one which I was very willing to pay. I actually didn't expect them to last me more than a few months at that price, but actually, as I said, they have lasted me for six months and they are still in fairly good condition. The shoes are pretty plain really and there is nothing much about stands out about them. However, the reason that I bought them was that they looked very comfortable and that they would go with just about anything - and so they were a useful pair of shoes to have in my wardrobe. Both the upper shoe and the sole are black and so they are black all over. They are in a ballerina mule style and so they are slip ons with a heel and a rounded shape which goes over the top of the front part of the foot. There is a black bow which sits on the front of the shoe which is the only decoration that the shoe has. The shoes are flat without any heel. The shoes are made by a leather-like material, but I think that the material is a synthetic man-made material. However, the shoes have nothing to say what the material is, but it has that plasticky leathery feel that a lot of cheap shoes have. The material feels soft on the inside and not too rigid and so actually when I put the shoes on I find them very comfortable because the shoes do not rub at all and just slip on easily. The only thing which doesn't make them perfectly comfortable is the fact that the sole is very thin and so unless I'm walking on perfectly flat and even ground then it can be a bit uncomfortable on the soles of my feet. The shoes are not completely waterproof, but they will keep your feet dry if it's raining, but if you walk through puddles then your feet will get wet. The material does wear well and the stitching is still intact six months later. Overall, I do think these shoes were a good buy and I would recommend them for casual wear.
I hate high shoes I have no balance and always seem to twist my ankles in them and so I tend to stick to flat shoes when possible so when I saw these in Asda I decided to purchase them to add to my flats collection and as they were nice and cheap I could not resist. **The shoes** The shoes come from Asda's own range so they can only be brought from Asda stores or online. They are a simple black leather look shoes that has an open top only covering your toe area. They are a very simple design and nothing fancy but they are still lovely and I love the simple look of them. They have a small bow at the front of each shoe but it is only small and not too big to take away the simplicity. What I like about these shoes is they can be worn casually or they can be worn in formal situations with black trousers and look just as good so they can be used for both occasions. They are very easy to get on by simply slipping my foot in and also very easy to remove. They sit well on my feet curving round the whole of my ankle and covering the toes I was a little worried they would show too much of my foot as I hate feet but actually they cover just the right amount not to worry me. I am a size 4 and so I naturally purchased this size shoe and they fit me perfectly they are comfy and not too wide on my feet which I usually have a problem with as I have narrow feet. They are available in various sizes and there are different variations of this ballet pump. **Wearing them** When I first brought the shoes and tried them on they were really tight and I was worried how much they were going to rub while I wore them. After the first day of wearing these shoes my feet did hurt but I had no blisters which I was surprised about as I could feel them rubbing while I was walking. This seemed enough to break in the shoes as after the first time I wore them they have become more comfy and now they are perfect to wear soft on my feet while but still kept their shape on the outside. The sole of these shoes are rather thin and of course they are flats which means when you walk over bumpy ground you can feel it under your feet but not so much so that it makes them too uncomfortable to wear. The shoes have lasted well I have had them since last summer and they have a few scuffs here and there but nothing that stands out so much to make them look scruffy. The sole has lasted well and unlike other flat ballerina shoes I own the sole has not worn down and they are still very comfy. They are very simple to clean I just wipe them down with a damp cloth and any dirt come off very easily so I can keep them looking new. Although they stretch a little once they are broken they do not stretch too much so they look out of shape and generally they wear really well. **Summary ** Really like these shoes they will set you back £7 and for the amount of wear I have had out of them I am really pleased and feel I have got my money's worth from them. They are simple but still very stylish in my opinion and are perfect for almost all of my outfits. They are nice and flat so do not hurt my feet and after they have been broken in they are comfortable to wear although I would not choose them if I was going to be doing a lot of walking as the sole is a little thin and you can feel rough ground beneath them.
I usually wear walking boots for work, because I have a bit of a commute followed by a fair walk when I get off the other end, and if my ankles aren't properly supported they can get a bit weak and sore. As the weather has improved lately, I thought I'd try and get some lighter footwear which was still comfortable, but would let my feet breathe a bit more during the day. These shoes were £7 from Asda. I tried them on in the store and they seemed very comfortable, almost like slippers. I was a bit concerned that they looked a bit flimsy, and I'm aware that most of these kind of ballerina style slip-ons don't offer much in the way of support, but for £7 I thought they were worth a try. The shoes look really smart, so for anyone who feels unfeminine wearing flats, or feel they need heels to make them feel sexy, that's not always the case. These have a pretty little bow at the front which makes them simple but cute. The bottom of the shoes seem to have a decent sole, it doesn't look like it would wear out too quickly. But the issue for me was comfort. I realise that these aren't going to offer the same support as walking boots, but the issue wasn't so much about the support. My ankles felt fine in these shoes, but it was my heels and toes that suffered. My feet felt cramped in them, even though they were the right size, and my heels were in agony by the end of the day. I had huge blisters on my heels, and also on a couple of my toes, and I only wore them for one day before they were banished to the back of the cupboard. I guess if you were wearing these and hardly doing any walking, for example if you drove to work and then sat at a desk all day, they might not cause you any discomfort, but personally I would advise anyone who needs to walk anywhere during their average day to avoid these like the plague.
I always shop in asda as i find it suits me and my kids as it takes care of all our needs, weather its food, clothes, shoes or home ware.On a recent weekly trip to asda i could not resist browsing the clothing department, i did need new cheap shoes for work so i had a look and found a pair i liked. I bought the black patent ballerina shoes, they only cost £7.00 so i decided to buy them and take the risk if they were suitable or not, although i tried them on i can never tell if shoes will be comfy or not as i feel all shoes need broken in. When i got home i took them out the bag and had a good look at them. They were made of a artificial patent material, They were black and shiny and felt they would be more than suitable for work, even if they lasted me a few months i was happy with that. They look and feel well made considering the price of them. They have a cute little bow on each shoe. I tried them on and wore them around the house for the rest of the day to try and break them in, i found them comfortable to wear, they fitted my size 7 feet well, they were not tight or too loose. They are round toed and i felt that there was enough room for my toes and did not feel cramped, also i found that they did not cut or dig in around the top of my toes unlike other ballerina shoes i own. I found that they did dig into the back of my heels although they did not cause any blisters and over time from wearing the shoes softened and this problem vanished. They are seriously flat shoes not much of a heel other than a few mm, they are not padded or cushioned. I found that because they were so flat it caused a little strain on the back of my calf muscles but over time my feet and legs got used to it and was no longer a issue. They look smart for work and have also wore them out on nights out, i think they look more expensive than they were and have since bought the matt black pair from asda. They do get comfy over time when they have been broken in. Excellent buy if your on a budget as i have had mine for a few months now and still look good, just a little scuff on the toe area.
I have to wear black flat shoes for college and I also tend to wear them outside of college as well, I pretty much live in flats apart from nights out. So you can imagine the amount of shoes I get through and as you already know dolly shoes aren't always the best lasting shoes, but are the most comfiest and good looking. I usually buy college shoes from Barratts, just because they never have let me down and have always lasted quite long time but for a much higher price. Given the choice between two I opted for these as they were patent, they are very shiny and I thought that they would be easier to clean because of this. They have a little bow on the front, that seems to be stuck on well, as with other shoes I have had in the past, the bow tends to either come loose or detach itself. I really like the style of the shoes its very simple but yet looks professional enough for college. They are really comfortable, which is perfect as I tend to be standing on my feet about 8 hours a day and need reliable shoes that won't cause any discomfort or rub against my feet. They go really well with what I wear to college, was worried about them being shiny and sticking out like a sore thumb, but they look really nice and elegant. Its really important for me to have professional looking stylish shoes for college, that will last a long time and remain comfortable throughout the day. The downside would be that they have only lasted me a about a month and a half which isn't very good considering I need shoes that will last me a long time, due to the fact I have to wear them regularly for a long period of time. So this was quite disappointing. I bought this for £7 which is very cheap for a pair of dolly shoes, especially when they are such nicely designed and very comfortable! They are availiable in sizes 4-9. They also come in a couple of different colours Black, Red and Purple. Overall a nice pair of shoes, that are very comfortable and stylish for a very good price. But are not designed to be worn regularly for a long period of time as they tend to get worn out quickly. I would recommend these shoes to anyone who is willing to try them, seeing as there such a good price. But they are just not for me, I will stick to my more expensive Barratts shoes.
Very often I have a good throw out of my footwear which on one of my latest quests I threw out absolutely loads of them. I am hard on my footwear living in the West Country as we have fabulous beaches and fields aplenty to go investigating. To keep myself looking smart I replace lots of my stuff as often as possible and this can work out a very expensive habit if your not careful and this is why I turn to my local supermarkets for clothings and footwear more often than not as I am not looking to bankrupt myself but want and need decent quality too of course! These patent ballerina shoes only come in one colour option as far as I am aware of and that is shiny black with a small, tight black material bow to the front of them. In sizes 4-9 and with the only half size available being a 6 and half these are rounded toes though not too wide to that part and are totally flat with black rubber soles with are slightly flexible and then they are silver coloured inside with material edges in the shoe but no padding at all and the information in the shoe tells us that they are George and of course the size is stated. Appearance wise, well they are rather plain, have a nice high shine to them and look very smart indeed. When I call them flat I really mean that they are though the soles are rather thin with little grip given to them though they are comfortable enough! I don't expect these to last me a lifetime however they are hard wearing enough and don't crack (patent sometimes does of course!). They are splash proof though not really rain proof and all in all I think they are a decent buy for the money. Only available from Asda stores or from Asdadirect.com
I love shopping in Asda and other bigger supermarkets instead of other smaller supermarkets like Aldi or Lidl as at the end of the shop once you've packed all your food into the car you can go and have a wander round the clothes aisles, my favourite section of the supermarket! Out of all the clothes that are sold in supermarkets I think I would have to say I prefer the ones sold in Asda. Even though they are budget clothes they still seem to look as fashionable as the proper high street. The clothes in Tesco are OK but the quality in my experience doesn't last that long and in the clothes from TU at Sainsburys I can never find anything thats my style. But with the clothes from Asda normally they are (A) reasonably priced, (B) fashionable and (c) reasonably good quality. Anyway one day when we had done the supermarket shop I went for a butchers round the clothes aisles as I sometimes treat myself if I feel like I have saved enough money on food and budgeted well and got some good offers. I was looking for a pair of plain black shoes. God knows I have enough shoes but they are all either too decorative, have too much of a heel, are too casual or are too dressed up and I just wanted a plain pair of black shoes which are just plain and have nothing on them. I wanted them to wear under black trousers for a business dress day which we were having at college. It was a one off day so I wasn't too bothered about the longevity, I was more concerned with price and how good they looked on. I liked the look of the shoes as they were plain as I had hoped them to be. They still look quite pretty though I think, even though they still look plain and basic which I liked. My dress sense is normally quite girly so I liked the pretty ballerina style with the cute little bow at the front. They are also completely flat which is another good thing. I would have prefered them not to be so shiny, but this isn't too much of a problem and I guess this is just more a matter of opinion. Besides they were just going to be worn under black trousers and being shiny may have looked smarter, however if I was wearing them with a skirt I would have preferred them to be matt, just my personal preferrence though. I think these would go with a skirt, dress or trousers. The quality isn't the highest and you couldn't wear these every single day as if you did I bet they would only last you about a month. If you study them closely they look as though the sole would start to come apart easily and I bet they could get scuffed and start to look really scruffy very quickly. However they were priced very cheaply at only £7 and I don't think you could really expect them to last you for ages when they come this cheap. If you wanted shoes that last you a long time I definitely wouldn't recommend these to you but if you like the style and are looking for a budget pair of shoes to wear now and again on the odd occasion then I would recommend them to you as they are good for this use.
When I'm at work on my feet for a long day, I need comfortable shoes. I also don't like spending a lot of money on shoes for work as I don't spend any time appreciating them unless my feet don't hurt at the end of the day. A couple of months ago, I really needed some more flat shoes, and when I was browsing in Asda, I came across these pretty pair of flats. There's nothing amazing about the shoes, but they have a pretty bow in the front that makes them just a little more stylish than a pair of plain black shoes. I realised quickly that the shoes can be bought in either matt black, patent black or grey. I chose patent black as they would go with every pair of trousers I wear for work. For only £7 I wasn't expecting a lot from these shoes, but if they served a purpose I was going to be happy. There's not one ounce of leather in these shoes and all the material is described as "other". I didn't expect leather for the price to be honest, but you will have to realise that like a lot of other ballerina style shoes these won't provide you with any support. Sizing wise, I take size 5 shoes, and sometimes when I wear slip on shoes, I have to go a size down to make sure they don't slip off again. I found the size 5's to fit perfectly, so being so cheap they may not be quite so generous on the sizing as other brands. I found the first time I wore these, and also at the point of trying on that there was a decent amount of "give" in the material at the front of the shoe. With a rounded toe to the design, my feet didn't feel squashed as they were inside the shoe. Wearing the shoes, I find the least amount of support and probably where the shoe will finally give up in the heel area. There appears to be a slight amount of tension against the base of the shoe and the material for the back of your foot. At the end of a day, I can almost feel my heel screaming in disgust at me. This only happens after a long period of wearing the shoes though. The rest of the shoe however creates a decent feel to me as I wear them, and the material is soft enough that I have never received any blisters from them at all, or even been given a hint of getting a blister. Overall if you're looking for a cheap throw away pair of shoes for wearing a couple of hours a day then these would be a good buy, but I honestly think they aren't made well enough to be used as an everyday pair of shoes. Thankfully I only wear mine once a week at most and they have lasted me over three months already, with no major signs of wear and tear to the point of breaking at the moment.
I need to wear black shoes for work. Although I am advised to wear ones that cover most of my feet in case I drop something on them, I have always worn ballerina pumps like these ones, as I think they are stylish and you can get them quite cheap. I have previously worn black pumps similar to these but from Dorothy Perkins, usually costing me around £10 - £15. However, the bottoms of my shoes started to come away and then eventually ended up with a hole in them, so I needed some new shoes before my next shift which was the next day. I went to Asda and as I don't usually buy shoes from Asda/George I wasn't sure what to expect, although I knew they would be cheap. They had these black ballerina pumps as shown in the picture, In patent and in another kind of material. I can't remember what the other material was exactly but I opted for the patent ones as I thought they would be easier to wipe clean and the material wouldn't stain. They are a lot shinier than they look in the picture. Both kinds had little bows on them and they seem very well stuck on. I have had pumps like these in the past with bows on them but they came loose and started to hang off, not sure if it was because of the quality of them or if my cat was to blame though! They only cost £6 and they had them in a few other colours including green, purple and red. I wanted them in purple too for everyday wear but thought I would just buy the black pair and wear them for work for a little first to see what they were like and in case they hurt my feet. I am usually a size 5 but as I wear black socks with these I thought I might need a bigger size. However, when trying the size 6 on they were flopping off my feet so stuck with my usual size 5 and thought I would wear into them and they would stretch a little, making them more comfortable. However, after having these for just over a month, they have not stretched and my feet are a little squashed in them. They really hurt my feet at first too but that has stopped now. So if you are going to be wearing socks with these then I would recommend trying them on with socks on before you buy them as you might need the next size up to what you usually are. They are not the most comfortable shoes and I am a bit disappointed that they haven't become loose or stretched a little, as this would make them a lot more comfortable, but I guess that is down to the material of the shoes, as it is quite strong. As they only cost £6 I cannot complain and the quality of these are surprisingly very good. They have yet to show any signs of wear and tear. I have only had these for around a month and a half but with me wearing them for work a lot my work shoes usually show some signs of wear after a month. They also might be better fitting for others as I am a size 5 and a half so often struggle getting shoes to fit me perfectly.