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Dune Mabel Ballerina Pumps

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Brand: Dune / Type: Ballerina

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      13.11.2012 15:19
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      These are smart glittered flat shoes

      THE DESIGN A metallic pair of ballerina pumps from Dune. They are flat with very thin soles and a bow at the front. They are a fabric shoe that has been completely covered in thick glitter and are available in the gold colour that I have and silver. The silver shoes were the prettiest but they did not have them in my size. COMFORT These shoes are very comfortable and the sole is shaped to give my feet more support than most ballerina pumps. They pinched my toes to start with and gave me a big blister on the back of my left foot but by the time I had worn them a few times they stretched out and were then more comfortable to wear. I can walk further in these shoes than I can in any of my other ballerina pumps without the bottoms of my feet hurting and the fabric at the back is more supple now so doesn't dig into my skin. DURABILITY I have had these shoes for about 3 months now and they still look new because I do not wear them outside very often. The glitter doesn't come off and the shoes are still as good as new. I am happy with the shaping of the sole because it helps to protect the sides of the shoes, when I walk in completely flat shoes it damages the sides sometimes because of the roll of my foot but that hasn't happened with these. WHAT I THINK I paid £25 for these shoes and I think they were worth it but now that the summer is over you can buy them for £12 and that is a bargain. The sizes aren't very good and I had to buy a size 5 even though I am a size 4, I think this is because they are narrow shoes but the length of them is not very accurate either. They are comfortable to wear but because they are a fabric shoe they are no good in the wet weather. I think they would ruin completely if you wore them in mud or did a lot of walking in them. I am a beautician so spend a lot of time on my feet in peoples houses and driving, these shoes are good for driving in and my feet do not slip off of the pedals. When I am standing applying treatments to my clients or styling their hair I forget I am wearing them because they are comfortable like slippers on my feet. I wish Dune had not put the little bow on the front because I do not think it is necessary and the shoes would look a lot better plain and without the bow. The shine of the shoes is perfect for when the sun is shining and I have worn them with short dresses and also tight jeans, even though they are such a bright colour they are very versatile and go with lots of different outfits. I wish I had found them when I was pregnant because they would have looked nice with a lot of my maternity outfits and would have made them look a lot more cheerful and on trend. 4 Dooyoo Stars.

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      30.08.2012 17:30
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      gold glitter ballerinas

      I absolutely did not need another pair of shoes, but when I spotted these little glitter ballerina pumps in the sale in Dune a few weeks ago I snapped them up. I bought these from Dune online, and so I ordered 2 sizes to see which ones were the best fit. I ordered a size 5 which is my regular size, and a size 6. I own many pairs of shoes and boots from Dune and I would say that half of them are a size 5, and the other half I've had to go up to a size 6 as I do think that Dune shoes are quite slim fitting on the whole. These particular little ballerina pumps definitely come up on the small side, in fact I couldn't even get my little fat feet in the size 5, the size 6 fits - just. These are available in two colours; the gold which is pictured above, and is the colour that I bought, these were reduced from £40 to just £12, and then a burgundy colour which didn't look as nice in the online picture, and strangely enough were reduced from £30 to £18. I'm not sure why exactly the same shoes just in two different colourways started off as different prices, but hey ho! These are fab little ballerina pumps, they basically have gold glitter all over the shoes, and then they are finished off with a gold fabric trim around the rim of the shoes and a little gold fabric ribbon bow trim on the front. They are very well made, as are all Dune shoes I find, and they even have a gold fabric lining inside the shoes. They are a flat ballerina pump, but the sole isn't completely flat. it's lifted slightly to give you more support as you walk, and this also means that you don't wear down the fabric on the heels of the shoes. These look fantastic on, they instantly glam up any outfit, and they are perfect for either day or evening wear. I've worn these with skinny jeans, shorts, maxi dresses, short dresses, short floaty skirts, and they look fab with all of these. I've had loads of comments on these already, and they are fast becoming one of my favourite pairs of shoes, in fact I'm wishing that I'd have bought two pairs now as I know that I'll wear them to death, and they were just £12. These took a few wears to break in as they were quite tight at first, but as they are basically just a sturdy fabric shoe the fabric has given a little and stretched enough to make these very comfortable. I can wear these all day and be on my feet all day in these with no discomfort whatsoever. They are much more comfortable and supportive under my feet than most ballerina pumps that I own as they have a much more substantial sole on them. As they are just fabric covered in glitter they will not be suitable to wear in the rain or the wet weather, and I have no intentions of doing so as I don't want to ruin them. I'd definitely recommend these, they are still available in the sale online on the Dune website, although some of the sizes in some of the colours are now sold out. Unfortunately the gold in the size 6 is now sold out, if it wasn't I'd certainly be buying myself another pair of these. I may just consider the burgundy colour instead though as this is still currently available in a size 6.

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