“ Brand: Ed Hardy / Type: Pumps „
There are either hundreds or possibly even thousands of different designs from Ed Hardy when it comes to his tattoo print low rise pumps. Costing anywehre from around £25 to about £40 they are widely available online and can be bought cheaply from auction sites. I paid £12 for my pair, but there are a lot of copies of Ed Hardy products about so I strongly advise buying from repuable sellers. The design I own have a tiger tattoo print on the front of the pumps. The tigers head is then surrounded by black and white stencilled foliage. At first glance I thought this continued to the lining of the pumps, but the pumps are lined with zebra stripes in the same colours as the foliage. The pumps then have a thick white rubber band around them, with Ed Hardy rubber strips attached toward the toe of the pumps and also at the rear. The toes are covered with plain white rubber and all these rubber areas are outlines with bands of black.
These pumps are intended for use without laces and are therefore not supplied with them. I would say that the comfort of these particular pumps doesn't satisfy what I would class as comfortable footwear. There are no padded areas inside the pumps, and the canvas used to make the pumps soon began to rub against the tops of my feet and heels. I didn't buy the wrong size, but I think this is a design flaw. tyle and design is very much what these pumps are about, and if you want your footwear to go unnoticed then these are not for you!
The quality of these pumps is of a very high standard, but I feel they could have a little more in the comfort department. Priced at between £25 and £40 I would have really expected a more complete set of footwear. I do wear them occasionally, but if they were more comfortable I would wear them daily and buy many more pairs! I won't be giving up completely on the brand, but Ed Hardy isn't the name for pumps I am afraid.
I love Ed Hardy and I actually bought these shoes whilst I was on holiday in Los Angeles. I bought them for about $70, which worked out to be cheaper than if I had bought them in England.
I suffer from flat feet so I often find that walking long distances in converses makes my feet ache and feel sore for days afterwards. I don't get this problem with my Ed Hardy shoes, and they are a lot more comfortable.
The shoes are easy to slip on due to the fact that they don't have any laces. There are holes to give the illusion that laces could be used but they are sewn onto the material below, meaning that they are just slip on shoes. They are very easy to put on and take off.
The material is much softer than those used in converses and actually make them a lot more comfortable than their rivals. The fact that the material is also a lot thinner means that they are a lot easier to wear in the summer, without making your feet get all sweaty. The only downside to the thin material means that your feet get very wet very quickly as soon as it starts to rain! The soles have a good strong grip on the bottom whilst walking, and I used them on ice a few months ago and they worked really well.
I bought these in the summer of 2008 and I have been wearing them almost daily ever since. They look a little bit worn, but the colours are still just as bright, and they definitely don't look to be 2.5 years old!
These shoes are expensive, but I think that they are well worth the money. They look fantastic, have a great eye catching design, they last a very long time and are also very comfortable.
Ed Hardy- the name is becoming a fashion statement this season. EdHardy is designed by Christian Audigier who is a French fashion designer.
I bought EdHardy shoes from TKMaxx for £39.99. Although i could find cheaper ones in Amazon and Ebay, I thought i will buy this in TKMaxx just to be sure of its genuineness. Lots of fake EdHardy stuff is sold these days.
£40 is quite expensive for a normal pumps, and that too without lace!!!!!!!!!!haha! just joking. But the price is too high for something similar that you could find for under a tenner in high street shops- well that's just for the designer tag.
The shoes looks funky and colourful when worn- quite trendy but nothing extraordinary or any extra comfy. Just the feel of a normal shoe. Infact because of the lace-less design, you feel that the shoes are loose and your feet keeps coming off. Easy solution could be to just put some laces!!
It has EdHardy embroidered on it and has the logo on the rim and underneath. I have been using it for the last 4 months and already shows some signs of wear. and i don't even use it daily and I generally drive. But still wanted something Edhardy when everybody was talking about it!
Good shoes but nothing extraordinary.
After a visit to TK Maxx I came home with a pair of Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps. Having an Ed Hardy blingy satchel type bag in the same groovy angry tiger design meant so when I saw the shoes I thought, 'ooh they kinda match' so I ummed and ahhed a bit and eventually couldn't resist them. As they were not listed on Dooyoo I had to make a product suggestion, they have been added today, so can now share my views.
I cannot say they are as nice as some of the Ed Hardy shoes I have seen, but they aren't as naff as some of the designs either. The tiger design is something that has become rather more common in recent times and there does seem to have been an explosion of Ed Hardy gear all over the place recently. I did worry it that its becoming the Burberry of the moment, but as I already had the bag and an Ed Hardy tiger belt I went ahead with my purchase.
Things I liked about my Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps when I bought them were the fact that they can be easily slipped on and off without needing to re-lace them, as they are laceless pumps. Although I have to say in the beginning I often looked down on them and thought, 'you really need some laces' . Even though I am so used to wearing these types of shoe with laces, I do find that its very convenient to be able to slip these on quickly rather than spend ages lacing them and tying them up. This is a small plus point for my shoes.
The main colour of my Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps is a kind of odd off khaki browny greeny shade. Its not brown, its not green, but in certain lights it can look like either, so there is a bit of an optical illusion thing is going on with the colour. When I saw these in store they also had them in a mono toned grey look which I have to say was lovely and I think a little bit nicer than these ones. I couldn't go for those as my bag and belt had the reds and golds of Mr Tiger on them, but I did think they were lovely.
The feel of my Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps is much lighter than Vans or Converse shoes. I don't feel that the design of these is as good in terms of padding or thickness of materials. However I do see that the over all look whilst being similar to Converse, wasn't something that was meant to be a direct copy. The rubberized soles of my Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps still offer a good grip when I wear them, but these do have a much lighter feel that may suit some people more than others.
I am not going to give you a complete background about ED Hardy or Christian Audigier, as many of you will know they have collaborated together to come out with this range of designs using Eds artwork and Christians fashion experience. The over all look and feel of my shoes is interesting, as they are definitely not the kind of subtle shoe you can get away with wearing and not draw attention to them. The artwork is very stylized and may not suit everyones tastes, as these shoes certainly have a lot to say for themselves.
I do feel they are nice enough for the money I paid, which was a knock down price of £19.99, but I certainly couldn't have paid the £69.99 RRP for these shoes as they just are not worth it. I have to say that I have noticed certain quality issues with some of the more recent Ed Hardy branded clothing and accessories, with many of them looking a bit cheap. I don't feel these shoes have gone too far in that direction, although they are heading that way to an extent.
One thing I would have liked to have seen on these shoes would have been some of the blingy coloured crystals that can be seen on some of the products made with the same graffiti tiger on them. My bag is lovely with plenty of crystals and is very well made, but I have noticed that more recent designs have less of the embroidered and blinged look and more of the simple printed look about them. I think this is a huge minus point.
My shoes do sadly fall slightly into the later category and I feel this is something that will be seen more and more with the range of products which is a shame. Over all though I still like my Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps, the stitched on Ed Hardy name looks nice and the insoles are nicely edged and finished to give a well matched look. Whilst I like these they do have their limitations and I certainly would never have paid a whopping £69.99 for a pair of these, thats for sure.
To rate these I do have to take into consideration the comfort and design of the shoes verses the price and as at full price I feel the shoes are a bit of a rip off ,they will loose a few stars. As such my Ed Hardy Tattoo Print Laceless Pumps get 3 stars and are something that I like to an extent. In future I would want to see a bit more effort put in, to ensure that future designs retain the quality they once had, that so many seem to be rather lacking in now.