“ Brand: Asos / Type: Boots „
ASOS is my favourite online shop for clothing, footwear and accessories. ASOS stands for As Seen On Screen. They have the latest trends and fashions at a really good price. There are certain shoes and clothes that are seen on stars that they recreate and sell. One of the notable ones is a pair of shoes that Cheryl Cole was wearing that were peeptoes and nude in colour. They were priced at only £30 which is bargain as I was looking for these and couldn't find them for anything less than £60.
I love boots but only the shoe and ankle boots. I'm not a fan of the long boots but I do love ankle and especially shoe boots. When winter comes I head straight for my boots. Shoe boots are really good for work as well as casual wear. These are shoe boots with a lace design but there is no tie (perfect!) and a simple panelled design at the front. The toe is pointed and although the shoes are not platforms they are deep rather than being flat. I like the panelled design because it is simple yet gives the shoes style. The laces are the really good feature as I have seen shoe boots with laces that are then tied and I find that they look rather masculine. These look a lot more feminine.
The shoes have a 'suede effect' but they are not made from suede. I have found that the shoes do not show creases if they are bent and this is something that I find with soft leather and I find it annoying because it makes the shoes look older and worn.
There is a zip on the side of the boots but if you have quite narrow feet then it is easy to just slip them on. The heel is quite high at 4.5 inches. The heel is not thick and it is not thin either. A thick heel is more comfortable to wear but a thin heel looks better, so this is the perfect combination. I bought the shoes for £45 with a 10% discount code and so they cost me £40.50 with free delivery. They are on sale for £36 at the moment.
These are perfect for both work and casual wear although I wear them more to work. They are comfortable and I have had them for about 3 months now and they are not showing any signs of wear.
One type of footwear that I seem to have bought a lot this year is the ever so popular shoe boot. I was a bit cautious of them to begin with as I did think they were a bit pointless but after buying my first pair it seems that I have just added a few more pairs to my collection. Now I find I wear them a lot out and about and especially as the winter is coming wearing a pair of peep toe shoes is not really sensible when trying to keep warm!
One place I do like to shop is ASOS I love their range of knitwear as well as work wear but I do like their own range of shoes. Although I have found it to be a bit hit or miss with regards to quality I do find that they make good shoes at decent prices.
Quite some months ago I purchased a pair of shoe boots called Tulip Lace Up and over the past few months they have been worn nearly every weekend whether it has been around the town or on an evening out they seem to go with everything.
The Tulip Lace Up shoe boots only come in black and they are made of a suede effect material which gives the boots a nice texture. The main body of the shoe boots are made of PU so they aren't leather and I do find that they did rub when I first wore them but I soon learnt that wearing them with tights or even socks that they don't rub. Unlike leather PU doesn't really supple up so it is a case of pop socks should they rub your feet!
The round toe is of a rather chunky design which I like and there is enough wriggle room for your feet so they are comfortable as long as you have bought the right size. I am a 5 ½ but I always go up half a size to a 6 and these were perfectly fine. The shoe boots lace up at the front which doesn't really do much to the shoe other than add a bit of detail as the lace is made of quite a thin synthetic material and doesn't really tighten up or loosen up.
What makes these shoe boots a bit different from others is the panelling effect on the front of the shoe which is a nice bit of detail which is very much needed as without it they would be pretty plain and boring. The stiletto heel is quite thin and is 11.5cm which is quite high but the enclosed platform is 1.7cm which seems to balance out the heel height so when you are walking in them they don't seem as high. The shoe boots are simple to get on as they have a small zip at the side of the shoes.
For me these have been a great pair of shoe boots as despite needing to wear something on your feet when you wear these shoes they are comfortable, my feet are not rubbed and they don't make my feet ache. They don't have a lot of support for your feet and they could do with a little more padding in the heel and footbed areas of the shoe but this all boils down to the price you pay. One issue I have found is that due to the suede effect material these boots can't really get wet as it will ruin the material which when you think our winters are quite wet makes it impossible to wear these shoe boots unless you buy a product to spray on protecting the faux suede in order you don't ruin them.
The Tulip Lace Up Shoe Boots are available only from ASOS so you will have to pay for postage and packaging and they cost £40.00 which I think is perfectly reasonable.
I know that these won't last me as long as my expensive pairs as the fabric is already starting to show wear and the suede effect material is not of the greatest quality but for £40.00 I think that they are great. They are comfortable for hours upon end and they look great when they are on. An ideal shoe boot but just don't expect too much.