Product Type: Cath Kidston Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... right choice they are on the big side, and so occasionally do rub a little bit. The Cath Kidston logos that are sewn onto the insoles are ... more
not as rosy as I first thought
Cath Kidston Tiny Rose Pumps
Member Name: europe-chick
Cath Kidston Tiny Rose Pumps
Advantages: cute floral design, machine washable
Disadvantages: sizing isn't right for me, soles are a bit thin
I bought these little Cath Kidston tiny rose floral pumps last summer. I love Cath Kidston handbags, and so when when I spotted these floral pumps in the Cath Kidston concession in Selfridges for just £18.00 I thought that I'd give them a go as they looked really cute and summery.
Unfortunately I ended up having slightly mixed feelings about these, and so I probably wouldn't buy another pair.
First the good.
These are little cotton slip on pumps, they are in a pale blue colour which looks lovely for the summer, and which goes really well with jeans or denim cut offs. They have a really cute little floral design all over the pumps, and they do look cute and summery with most things actually; including linen trousers, shorts, summer dresses etc. The cute floral design is also printed on the interior of the pumps as well. They are really lightweight and they slip on and off easily enough. They have a red and white striped elastic panel at the front of the pumps to aid with slipping the pumps on and off and to create a comfortable fit, this elastic panel was a bit of a godsend for me as I ended up going up a size and so this ensured that the pumps stayed on my feet. They have a slim white flexible rubber sole which has flowers embossed onto the rubber creating a slight grip effect for if you are walking on a slippery surface. They are machine washable - brilliant! Mine have probably been washed half a dozen times since last summer. They are easy to pack for a holiday or weekend away as they squash flat and take up hardly any space, and no matter how squashed they've been in your luggage they still look fine again when you take them out to wear them.
Now for the bad.
I didn't find the sizing to be that great for me; I'm normally a size 5, the 5 was slightly on the small side, however the 6 was slightly too big. I went for the 6 in the end, and although I think that I did make the right choice they are on the big side, and so occasionally do rub a little bit. The Cath Kidston logos that are sewn onto the insoles are quite rough and do irritate the soles of my feet, I can constantly feel the logos and although they did get softer with the repeated machine washes, they've never got completely comfortable. Although the rubber sole is slim and flexible creating a really lightweight pump, it also means that you can feel the stones and cobbles beneath your feet. The soles don't really give your feet any support as they are so slim, and so I find that my feet will ache a bit if I'd walked around in these all day. Although these are machine washable they do get shabbier with each wash, the material fades slightly, they lose there shape slightly, and the elastic panel loses some of its elasticity and some of its shape as well.
So although I didn't spend a fortune on these, and I do still have them and wear them occasionally, I probably wouldn't buy another pair as they just had a few too many negatives for me.
Summary: not as rosy as I first thought