“ Brand: ASOS / Type: Ballerina „
Before I bought these shoes I hadn't really bought any from ASOS and actually probably never online. I tend to think shoes are one of those things you need to try on and especially because my feet are between a size 4 and 5. ASOS do free delivery and returns though and because of this I decided to give these a go, knowing I could send them back free of charge if they weren't right.
I don't tend to spend loads on pumps because I wear them constantly and so within a few months they are usually falling apart. I wanted something a little nicer for a special occasion though and so was willing to spend anywhere up to £30 to get what I wanted. These pumps were £20 which wasn't too bad considering I would have happily paid more.
The reason I wanted these ones was because of the colouring which matched perfectly an outfit I was planning on wearing on a night out. I was thrilled when they arrived as the colours in the pictures online showed exactly what they would look like and so they were the perfect match!
These pumps are also better quality than I usually get with my primark or new look ballet shoes. They have a lovely thick sole and the fabric used for the body of the shoes is obviously really good quality stuff. The whole thing feels very solid and they actually lasted me a record 8 months before falling apart, so this obviously is reflected in their quality!
I did find that that because the fabric is made to wear well and because they are good quality they were a little stiff to begin with. Though this meant they lasted longer it did make wearing them in a bit of a challenge. I did find for the first week I had blisters on my ankles and above my big toe. These eventually went but it did make it difficult to wear these in - luckily I did think about this before the big night and so they were ready in time.
My only other slight criticism would be that the colours shows the dirt very easily and so within a month they already looked a little shabby. That said, I bought them for the colouring so I knew what to expect from a cream coloured shoe.
Overall, a nice pair of shoes that did the job for me.
I got these flats a few months ago now from ASOS. I thought they were great value at £20 and I also had a discount code so ended up getting them for £16 which i'm very happy about. I'm not really used to spending much more than a tenner on a pair of flats however the quality definetly shows. These are really pretty and delicate looking but are quite simple in style - nothing out of the ordinary. The toe is rounded with a slight point, adding a slightly vintage look to them and they fit well, giving good comfort and support to my feet.
In my usual cheapo Primark or New Look flats, I can usually feel pavement/grass, but these have a nice thick sole and are much better quality. The sole feels solid and it still hasn't come apart from the shoe after a few months of regular use, which is a plus side as alot of my other flats come apart after a few months. The shoes and soles are also easy to clean. They've not got a stain or rip on them atall and look as new to be honest even though I wear them almost daily! Obviously if you were to wear them to walk your dogs in they wouldn't last well, though! They're best when worn indoors, on dry pavement etc as i'd never dream of washing them due to the soft material.
These are ideal shoes to wear when walking around throughout the day at work or uni etc as they let my feet breathe very well and have a cushiony feel to them when i'm wearing them. They fit like a glove too and don't rub my feet or anything like that. They're extremely versatile and are both casual and smart, they go with pretty much any outfit - jeans, tights, skirts etc and are subtle but look great. They are ideal to wear in summer with shorts or a skirt and they're nice in winter too with knitted leggings or a pair of jeans. These shoes are available only available in one colour; nude (pale pink) with cute black bow which is made of shoe lace like material (see picture). Sizing starts at a UK 3 and goes all the way up to a UK 9.
Overall I love these. Good price, great quality, look good and last well. I'd definetly reccomend them to anyone who wants a pair of flats that'll last for a while.
I bought these pretty ballerina style pumps in the ASOS sale just after Chrimbo, the £10 discount bringing them in line with what I'd usually pay for a pair of shoes of this type.
They're not, and never will be, my favourite shoes but for the warm weather Birmingham has experienced this week (yes, we really do get sun in Brum sometimes!) they've been a nice change from encasing my feet in furry boots.
The pumps are actually a very pale pink colour (officially called 'Nude', although pastel pink is a much truer way to describe the colour), they would look washed out if it wasn't for the black lining, trim and bow detail on the front. Although synthetic, they look surprisingly leather-like and the shoes do look to be of much higher quality than others in this price range.
Despite the sole being extremely thin, these pumps are comfortable to walk in. This is perhaps to be expected from this style of very flat shoe, but I do find the ballerina style can sometimes be uncomfortable due to either pinching or the fact that the soles are so very flat. ASOS have got this one spot on though and they seem as comfortable as shoes with much thicker soles, this is partly down to the very soft lining on the inside sole but also because there is a very tiny (and I'm talking millimetres here) heel on the shoe which prevents the wearer walking so extremely 'flat footed' as happens when you wear completely flat pumps.
The lining overall on these pumps is great; soft and almost fleecy in texture, which is not only comfortable but also feels lovely on my feet. The black piping around the top of the shoe is attached well and I doubt it will become detached, unfortunately the same cannot be said for the cable bow on the front of the shoe as this already looks as though it's about to drop off on the left pump. It hasn't quite come away enough for me to tell whether it's stitched on or simply glued, I'm hoping they've used glue actually as when the bow eventually does fall off (and it's simply a matter of time) I can at least tease the other one off and deal with the patches of glue which will be left behind.
I've worn these on and off now for a couple of months and they're lasting well, I don't think they'd cope with a huge amount of walking on hard pavement but for taking the kids to the park (literally 20 steps away from my front door) they've been fine. The soles are completely gripless so you really need to watch your step while walking in them, but it's unlikely we are going to have to get through any more ice and snow yet (although never underestimate the good old British summertime!) so slippiness isn't as much of an issue as if you were going to wear them over the winter.
And I can't see why anyone would want to wear them over the winter as the shoes are so incredibly open. The toe line is extremely low, displaying more toe cleavage than is strictly appropriate at the beginning of April. I actually like the effect of very low toed pumps, but I know some women like their toes to be completely covered and if you're one of those then these will probably be too low for you.
The sizing is surprisingly accurate for ASOS. I am a size four in just about everything, but ASOS shoes do tend to come a bit small usually and I'll often buy a five in their styles. Luckily I went for the four this time as they are an absolutely perfect fit with no pinching or chaffing on the backs of my feet.