Product Type: Dorothy Perkins Hunter Original
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Dorothy Perkins Zebra Print Pumps
Member Name: mrshez
Dorothy Perkins Zebra Print Pumps
Advantages: Comfortable, easy to wear and bring a touch of glamour to your feet.
Disadvantages: Thin sole may wear out quickly
As much as I love my heels and I really love my heels they are just not practical for everyday use.
As a mum of three little ones flat shoes are a must for running around after them, school runs and the like and every girl needs a funky pair of flats.
I saw these cute flats in Dorothy Perkins on sale for just £9.99 and well I couldn't resist.
The first thing that you notice about the shoes is the pattern on them. They are very striking with the cream and black zebra style print. The front of the shoes have a little leather style bow in pink and that's also the colour of the trim around the shoe. The shoes themselves are very bendy and the rubber sole on the base of the shoes is quite thin and it's a very soft rubber which does make them comfortable to wear as there is no tough leather base.
The shoes themselves have very suede like quality to the feel and look of the shoe and they are very soft to touch as indeed are the rest of the shoes. They are very bendy and I mean that they give easily due to the soles and have a slipper like feel to them.
I do have quite wide feet and for the price I was surprised at how comfortable they were and I think that that it down to the slight padding that the insole of the shoe has. Even from the first time of wearing the shoes I didn't get any blisters and my feet were snug in the shoe and I didn't experience any rubbing against either my toes or the back of my heels.
What I did notice while wearing the shoes is that due to the soft rubber soles you can feel everything under your feet and everything that you walk on so they are not best suited for walking on uneven ground or pebbles.
What I did notice with the shoes was that they did wear down quite quickly on the soles with them being made of quite thin rubber. This also means that your foot in the shoes is closer to the ground and I found that the sides of the shoes started to wear down as they were rubbing against the ground. I do have wide feet so I appreciate that that may account for the wearing down on the sides however the sole on the shoe is quite narrow and only the daintiest feet would fit neatly on the sole!
I have had the shoes for over 6 months now and they are still in good condition apart from the slight wear on the sides of the shoes. I keep the shoes clean by just using a hard brush and gently sweeping them to remove any dirt or marks on them.
I should say that my friend also purchased a pair from a different store and the material on hers is a little different, they have more of a leather type feel to them rather than suede and the trim and bow are more of a red colour so I think that there are a few slight variations.
I was lucky and purchased mine in the sales for just £9.99 and the usual price is £19.99 so they were a bargain and are perfect when you want to add a little glamour to your feet while still being comfortable.
Summary: A great funky pair of flats