“ Brand: Carvela / Type: Flats „
When it comes to shoes I have a slight obsession...well a rather large obsession! My shoe wardrobe has new pairs generally every month as I just can't help myself when it comes to buying them. Fortunately my other half pays me in shoes for doing his paperwork (he is self employed) and I find this a very good deal indeed! I don't tend to favour any brands but I do tend to return to the same brands as I like quality and I don't want to buy them and then a few months later they end up knackered.
On a recent trip to Debenhams I was instantly drawn to the Carvela concession as I knew they had a sale on and just couldn't help myself! As much as I love my heels now I'm at home with my daughter simple tasks as popping to the post office are not easy to do in a pair of huge heels and a pushchair so I have been wearing flats recently but a lot of them I see in shops tend to be quite boring and plain. However, on looking at Carvela's range I was pleased to see something quite different.
The pair that took my eye are called Lacky and come in either black or nude. I opted for the black as black tends to go with everything and I knew I would get a lot more use out of them and with winter coming up the nude colour would end up getting quite dirty.
Lacky are made of leather and incredibly soft to the touch. Because the leather is quite soft they do tend to give and stretch quite a bit and can become a bit big on your feet so I have found although my feet aren't slipping out of mine. But a good thing is because the leather is so soft I have found that they haven't caused any rubbing whatsoever but on the downside they don't provide a lot of support for your feet so those who need that extra support to the arch of the foot for example will struggle in these shoes.
The detail of these shoes is what really attracted them to me. On the front of the round toed flat shoe is a lovely black patent knotted bow (also leather) which is covered in gold studs and around the bow (again at the front) are gold studs in a variety of sizes. What I really like is that they are not too many studs. There is just enough to give some much needed detail to what would be quite a boring shoe without them. I presume they are glued on and so far they seem incredibly secure and none have fallen off!
The lining of the shoe is synthetic and is a pale gold colour which contrasts nicely with the black of the shoe and the decorative studded detail. The sole is also synthetic which wears well.
I've had these shoes a couple of weeks and within the first few hours of wearing them for the first time the leather had given and they felt as if I had had them for months as they felt so comfortable. They haven't rubbed but as I said above the leather can stretch quite a bit which can be a pain as they can get a bit loose and this may cause me problems the more I wear them but currently they are fine on my feet and very comfortable.
Carvela Lacky are available from Carvela concession stands in stores such as Debenhams and Kurt Geiger. They are now in the sale and cost £59.00 but were originally sold at £100.00 which I think is a bit too expensive for a flat shoe. Lacky comes in either black or nude and sizes start at 4 and go up to an 8.