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I'm ever hopeful of us actually having a summer this year, and with that hope, I've managed to buy myself no less than 3 brand new pairs of wedges. I can't be walking about in low heeled or flat shoes, I'm only little so need all the help I can get! Unfortunately, this means my feet are only a size 2 and I struggle to buy decent summer shoes, so when I see ones I like for a reasonable price, I tend to snap them up. I actually purchased a pair of these Barratts Flower wedges last summer, but have purchased another pair in this summer's sale in case they break and I need another set. They're so comfortable and lovely to wear, and they also look pretty grown up with also a huge bonus for me!
The wedges are made by Barratts, a well known high street shoe company. I tend to buy all of my shoes from them online as they do not have a store very local to me, and I know that my feet are always a size 2 from there, and I'm guaranteed a great feet. These particular wedges are part of their Girls Sandals summer range, but as I said this is the second year they have stocked them, so they must be a popular shoe. They have a cork effect wedge, tan leather straps with an ankle buckle fastening, and decorative tan flowers down the middle front of the wedge. They have an open toe so are great for a summery outfit, and they let your feet breathe in the hot and sweaty sunshine too so even better.
The heel is a nice height at 3 inches, and this is a comfortable height for me to sustain walking in all day, and the slight platform front means you aren't too uncomfortable being on the balls of your feet all day long. I love that the leather straps around the shoe mean that my foot is totally held into the shoe and there is no chance of slipping and sliding around, and the straps are soft leather, and very comfortable - I don't find that they cut into my feet at all despite hours of wear which is excellent. I also love the tan leather because it looks really nice and neutral and suits any outfit, but also it doesn't look too heavy on your feet as some darker wedges can do. The cork effect around the bottom looks great too, and makes the whole shoe look very light and summery.
The wedges aren't at all heavy either which is a bonus... nothing worse than achey legs because your shoes are pretty heavy! As I said, I often wear these to work at school, or for days out and have no problems with sore legs or feet. The metal buckle means that there is no annoying velcro to contend with, and looks smart on the shoe. The flowers on the front are really pretty and decorative, made of tan material like the rest of the shoe so match perfectly. There is a small diamante stud in the middle of each flower, not too big and blingy thank goodness as I'd hate that, but it just adds a little something and stops them being too dull! The flowers aren't huge but just a nice enough size to look pretty.
Overall, these are a fantastic pair of summer wedges, and I would recommend them to anyone who loves a good chunky wedge for their summer shoe of choice. As I said, they are a grown up set of kids wedges, and are extremely comfortable to wear for lengths of time. I love the colour because they look neutral and suit anything you wear, be it cropped trousers or skirt/dress, and make you those good few inches taller too which for me is the best part! They are great value for money, and have lasted so well which is even better. I love to wear my Barratts wedges all the time, and always live in hope there's going to be a bit more sunshine so I can wear them out more! Great shoes, and highly recommended by me!
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Product Name: Almond Junior
Price: £18, although currently reduced to just £12 in the sale!
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