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Deichmann Graceland Shoe With Applique Flowers
Member Name: Machair1
Deichmann Graceland Shoe With Applique Flowers
Advantages: Very comfortable and a bargain price.
Disadvantages: None at all.
I really love shoes and boots with heels, especially for social events, and I always wear them when I go out to town or for parties. However I have never found them to be ideal if I am going out all day, and for these occasions I love flat footwear which is comfortable, but it has to be stylish.
Redfoot Shoes which are fold away alternatives have really impressed me, and if you haven't heard of them then take a look over at www.redfoot.co.uk, where you will find shoes which fold up and fit inside even the smallest handbag, for those moments when heels become just to hard on your feet!
Another flat alternative which I can highly recommend can be found inside Deichmann's stores. These shoes which are the subject of my review are comfortable, but very pretty, flat shoes which I have lived in for the past three years.
I came across Deichmann's stores really because we have a store in my local town of Chelmsford. I ventured in there one day, and really liked the layout of the store and what they offered in the way of the shopping experience- that being the opportunity to try on shoes by yourself from boxes without supervision.
I really enjoy shopping in stores where the assistants are there if you need them, but not if you don't. This store is exactly that. You can walk around looking, and then you can try on the shoes of your choice without anyone bothering you. In a shoe shop this is of paramount importance to me as getting a comfortable fit is what I seek. The shoes in Deichmanns are lined up along the top shelf in rows, and underneath each style are the boxes containing the different sizes pertaining to the relevant shoe, boot or sandal.
I spotted the Graceland collection as they were near to the door, and I particularly liked a style which had appliqué flowers on the front. Depending on the time of year these range from £12.99 to sale offers at £9.99, and they appear on their website under style number 1120514 over at www.deichmann-shoes.co.uk. I have purchased these in black, but I have also seen them in navy and also in a summery yellow, and I believe that they have similar styles in other shades including turquoise. During the spring and summer these shoes are displayed close to the store front, but in the winter they tend to be further back as the winter boots take front place. Season to season you may notice a slight variation in the flowers, they can be less or more of them, but the concept is the same. The shoes are a basic but functional flattie, designed with comfort in mind with an eye on style.
The shoes are extremely comfortable and are made of a synthetic material. I made a point of checking with an assistant at the weekend, when I popped in there, to verify that these shoes were not made from leather. I try to avoid leather shoes as I am a vegetarian, although some synthetic shoes can be less hard wearing and can made foot odour problems worse if you have them. I have not found either of these problems to be apparent with these shoes, which have been excellent in so many aspects.
I must confess to owning three pairs of these shoes despite still wearing the original pair most days. The reason I bought the subsequent pairs is because whenever I find comfortable shoes, I will often find that a year on they are old and worn, and when I go to replace them they are no longer sold. My original pair is now in their third year and still look really good, and the replacement pairs still sit in their boxes waiting to take their turn! The line is still stocked in the stores, so I needn't have worried anyway! I must add that I have wide feet and am generally very hard on shoes, so the fact that these have lasted in such good condition for so long is testament to their quality, which for the bargain price is remarkable!
The material is lovely and soft, and they mould to the shape of your foot. They never rub at all, and I have found them to be comfortable from morning until night. The top of the shoe has an elastic band which facilitates the foot hugging aspect. I wear jeans most days and these are ideal to wear with all trousers and skirts.
I have to confess I never expected to find such comfortable shoes in a stack them high type shop. I normally have to really look hard to find something to fit me with my wide feet, so this was a real surprise. I haven't purchased any other of their shoes, as my other shoes and boots come from my favourite shop - Fat Face, but for comfort and everyday wear I have no doubt in recommending this style which has served me so well for so long! A bargain price too!
Summary: An inexpensive shoe which provides comfort and style.