“ Brand: Dorothy Perkins / Type: Platform Shoes „
Well I suppose to start off you should know I ama little obsessed with shoes, heels to be precise. I purchased these a while ago and they have now become a wardrobe staple of mine.
I like my shoes to be high, very high. Then I am faced with the problem I have nothing to wear when going for a quiet drink, a meal or to the cinema. Occasions when my sky scrapper/glittery/leporad print heels would just look a bit over the top, even coming from me. These shoes are high enough to not make me look like the tiny person I am and also not high enough that I am likely to topple or only wear them when I've had enough wine so they won't hurt! They are also comfy enough to walk around in which is a bonus as I am a pretty shoes = sore feet fashion victim.
An affordable pair of shoes for a variety of occasions, and they come in about 8 different colours - what's not to like? Also they are shiny, and who doesn't like shiny?
I love my shoes, I love my shoes! Every time that I buy a new pair of shoes they instantly become my favourites........until my next pair. These ones however are still my favourites and I have bought one or two pairs since then.
I have far too many shoes and they are nearly all black apart from a pair of red glitter shoes that would give any self-respecting Dorothy a run for her money. So when I spotted these lovelies I had to have them.
I purchased mine from a Dorothy Perkins store and they cost £30.00
The Shoes -
They say that a nice pair of high heels can make your legs look great as they lengthen your legs and these are certainly high. The heel is 6 inches and while that heel height is usually an inch or two too high for me the beauty of these shoes is that they are built up at the front with a platform base of about 1 and a half inch which means that you are actually walking on a heel height of 5 Inches.
The actually name for the colour of the shoes is blush. The best way to describe it is to say that it's a slightly pink nude rather than a beige nude which is rather fabulous and is a colour that goes with everything from your favourite jeans to your little black dress.
The shoes are patent leather and have a fabulous wet look shine to them which looks great against bare legs and adds a touch of glamour poking out from your jeans.
The heels of the shoes are quite thin and the base of the heel is beige. The great thing with these shoes is that you get a spare pair of the beige heel points so that if one breaks or comes off you can quickly replace them.
The front of the shoes are either pointed or rounded and fall somewhere in between which means that they do not nip your toes but also don't have the bulky look that a rounded toe can give.
How Comfortable Are They -
I should say first that I do have quite wide feet and often have to struggle to fit into some narrow shoes at all.
At first I did have to squeeze me feet into them when I first bought them but I knew that they would give a little. After wearing for a little while they leather warmed up and my feet felt comfortable and very secure.
The shoes were really comfortable to walk in and although the heel is high and thin due to the platform base this gives a much sturdier feel to the shoes and you don't feel that you are about to topple over as can be the case with some high heels.
I was rather silly and the first time that I wore the shoes was for a conference with work which meant that I was in them from 7.30 in the morning until 6.00pm. I should have worn them in first as by 2.00pm I would have gladly chewed off my arm for a pair of flat shoes!
I have since worn them many times and they are one of the most comfortable pairs of high heels that I have. After wearing for a long time I do notice that the balls of my feet can be quite sore and always use a a gel cushion with them. Having said that if you are not used to wearing heels then they are not the ones to break you in and instead you make break your leg.
Any Downsides? -
I love the shoes because of the patent leather but this is also the downside to them as they do scuff quite easily and it's quite hard to remove marks from them. Obviously if you have a darker colour you can get away with a few scuffs but with the nude ones any marks will show up.
I also think that they would be better with a cushioned insole as the inside of the shoe is quite hard after you have been wearing them for a while and I would really recommend that you use a set of the great cushions that you can get to put inside the shoes.
I love them! They go with everything and are a great way to bring a touch of glamour to any outfit as they do go with everything. They are comfortable to wear as much as any high heel can be and I actually bought another two pairs in different colours as they give my little legs some length, look good and I can wear them for hours!
You can't go wrong with a patent leather, black court shoe, and this one is definitely top of my list for quality and style.
I bought this shoe for £25 in the sales and I couldn't count the amount of times I've worn it! It doesn't look out of place at a party, a funeral, a wedding and it's sophisticated enough to wear for work too. It's worth paying the price for it if you do work in an environment where black heels are necessary, or if you're a frequent party-goer. The style is very on trend, in fact this type of shoe will never go out of fashion, and you can wear it with just about anything. I've worn it for nights out with a variety of different outfits as the shoe is so versatile. It goes beautifully with my leopard print maxi dress, teamed with black tights and my little white dress and I'm going to wear them next with black harem pants and lace bodice for a very on-trend statement look.
The shoe is durable and long lasting, I've had mine around five months now and there's not a scratch on them and they've only been re-heeled once. They're easy to walk in as the platform makes the heel seem shorter.
The only downside is that I have narrow feet and had to wear an insole with these shoes to stop them slipping off at the back. However they didn't give me any blisters, which is definitely a plus side!
If you're looking for a long lasting, attractive and versatile court, this Dorothy Perkins/Barratts shoe is definitely the one to go for.