“ Brand: F&F / Type: Ballerina „
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These leopard print court shoes are one of my favourite pairs and I still wear them a lot even though I have had them for well over twelve months now. I bought them from one of the many sales at Tesco and managed to get them for £8 which I thought was a good price as they were previously £15. Mine are the leopard skin print which are shown in the picture but they also did them in a plain black patent and surprisingly they did have both designs in my size, but I had got quite a few pairs of plain black shoes and thought that the leopard print shoes were just that little bit different. They are made from a synthetic material which is quite rigid and the inner sole is a shiny black material and has a thin layer of padding. The heel is around 4cm high and is a chunky design which makes them easy to walk in and they are quite wide fitting with a rounded toe. They are quite low cut at the front like most ballerina type shoes and they have a thin edge of a black fabric which goes all the way round the top. They also have a small fixed black bow to the front of each shoe. When I first wore these shoes they did rub the front of my foot slightly as the edging doesn't have any give to it and they also rubbed the back of my heels but not as much as the front. This was a shame as they were quite wide fitting but they were just too tight around the edge but I did persevere with them. I had started to wear them with ordinary tights but then started to wear them with thicker tights and found that by doing this they started to give a little and became very comfortable after a time. I think that these shoes look good for the money and with the chunky heel it make them a bit more stylish than ballerina flatties. I usually wear them with a black or brown straight skirt or trousers and have also worn them with black jeans and think that they look good with almost anything. The heels are starting to wear down a little at the back but as I say I have really have worn them a lot, but the rest of the shoes are still in good condition. I think that due to them being patterned you don't see the scuffs and marks so much. I would say that they are suitable for general casual wear but not if you are doing a lot of walking or for being out in bad weather as I am not sure how long they would last not being leather. I am glad that I only paid £8 for these shoes, but I do think that they look stylish and are a bit different due to having a heel, however I have knocked one star off for the tightness which I experienced when I first had them.
THE DESIGN These are a ballerina shoe with a low heel. The ones I have are the leopard print design as pictured above but the shoes are also available in solid colours. COMFORT These are not very comfortable for me because the cut of the shoe is very low, exactly the same as in flat ballerina shoes. Even though the heel is low it pushes my feet forward and the edge of the shoe digs into the fleshy part of the top of my foot. The sole is very thin and not padded so they are uncomfortable on the bottom of my feet when I walk or stand for a long time. DURABILITY I only paid £12 for these shoes and have worn them about seven times before putting them into the shoe bank so I think that is good value for money. The heel has worn down a little bit but they are still in very good condition and you can only tell they have been worn by the sole. WHAT I THINK? It was a good idea to put a heel on these ballerina shoes but I think these have not been designed very well. The heel height is good for the style of the shoe but the front should have been cut higher to compensate for the slope the heel gives your foot. They look smart but I think the round toe does not look very on trend combined with the heel. The print is very good and matches on both shoes, the sole is gold. The shoes are synthetic but comfortable on my feet even when my feet are warm because I have been walking or standing. 3 Dooyoo Stars.
While shopping at a large Tesco we have a few miles from us my Mum bought these shoes, After wearing them just once she decided they weren't suitable for her and asked me if I could get some use from them, I don't often wear low heels, apart from flip flops, but I decided to give them a try. I should say these shoes come in 3 different designs and mine are slightly different from the ones Dooyoo have in their picture. The Shoes are available in black patent, snakes skin effect with black patent and animal print, mine are the snake skin effect and they cost £15.00. The F&F Snake Print Court Shoes don't come with any packaging they are just attached to a little plastic coat hanger, they are joined together by elastic but my mum had no problems fitting them on and trying them in the shop. The shoes are available in sizes 3 -- 8, in the Tesco these were bought from they didn't have any half sizes. My mum bought a 6 which is what we both are, size wise these were spot on. The F&F Snake Print Court Shoes are made from synthetic material and the inner sole is a shiny metallic colour with the F&F logo written on it, there is some very slight padding on the inner sole but not enough to really make any real difference to the comfort of the shoe. The shoes are a basic court design with the heel being just 4cm's high. The front of the shoe is rounded making them quite wide, both my mum and myself have wide feet and these are very generous width wise, they are cut out quite low at the front too which was the problem my mum had with them, they rubbed the joint on the base of her big toe, the shoes sit in exactly the same place across my toes but don't cause me any problems. The heel is quite a chunky design, Tesco describe it as a block heel, and is covered with black patent material. This matches the toe of the shoe which is also made from a black shiny material and has a little black shiny bow on it. The main body of the shoe is imitation snakeskin which is done in black and a mottled grey and outlined with a shiny black seam. The shiny black and the grey compliment each other very nicely and the little bow on the front gives them a cute girly look. The first time I wore these shoes was a quick trip to Tesco and by the time I was half way round I knew I wasn't going to get on with them either, the seam all around the edge of the shoe is very rough and hard and rubs my feet as I'm walking, the heel is also quite hard and rubs a bit on the back of my heel too. I was disappointed really because they actually looked really nice with black tights. I decided to persevere with them and see if they would soften up with wear and to a certain extent they did, the heels stopped rubbing however the seam around the edge of the shoes didn't! Despite wearing these shoes a few times in the end I gave up on them, the seam was just too rough which was a shame because they looked really nice on. I wore them with black tights and a skirt and they looked modern and quite cute and girly, the colours are nice too. They are quite a versatile style, being ideal for just everyday casual wear or smart office wear, I personally wouldn't wear these for an evening out but if killer heels aren't your thing then these would be nice enough for a night out. I personally wouldn't have bought these due to the low heel but I ended up liking them, its just a shame Tesco hadn't finished them off better inside. I am in 2 minds about how many stars to give them, for style and price they actually deserve the full 5 stars but I am giving them only 2 stars due to the bad finish inside and the comfort issues. Obviously being an F&F product these are only available in the larger Tesco stores or online at http://www.clothingattesco.com
I have to admit that I wouldn't normally buy shoes from Tesco, I've bought flip flops and jelly sandals from Tesco, however I would normally buy my shoes from elsewhere. Not that I'm a shoe snob, just that I wouldn't expect Tesco shoes to be the best quality. So I surprised myself recently by actually ending up buying these F&F leopard print court shoes. To be honest I only ended up buying them as I was browsing the clothes and shoes aisles, whilst waiting for my husband who was browsing the diy and electrical aisles. These were just £15, and I figured that I'd wear them for work as they are smart, yet funky at the same time with the leopard print pattern. I like the raised block heel, it's not too high so that I can't walk in them (I can't walk in heels at all, I always wear flats), but it's high enough to give the shoes a smarter and dressier look than the normal flat shoes that I wear to work. The heel height is 4cm, and the shoes are comfortable to wear and walk in - for short distances only though, which I'll come on to in a minute. The shoes are not leather, the leopard print is a textile fabric with a slight sheen to it. So these wouldn't be suitable to wear in the rain. The fabric of the shoes is quite a hard fabric, it's not as soft and supple as leather, or even some polyurethane fabrics which are meant to look like leather. The leopard print itself is in various shades of brown and black, and then the shoes have a black trim around the edges and a bow detailing at the front - similar in style to a pair of ballet pumps. They actually do look like a classier and more sophisticated version of a pair of ballet pumps with the raised block heel. Size wise I found these to be slightly on the small side, I'm normally a size 5 and I've had to go for a size 6 in these. I found them to be quite a slim fitting, and also the fabric of the shoes doesn't give as much as leather does. Comfort wise they have been fine for just wearing to work; I've wandered around the shops in my lunch hour, and I've walked to and from the car park each day in them, and they've been comfortable. I put them to a longer test last week though, with disastrous results. I was going out for dinner and drinks after work with friends, and so I decided to get the train to work and leave my car at home so that I could have a few drinks. The train station in our village is a good mile and a half away from our house, and so I walked the mile and a half to the train station in the morning to catch the train. By the time I got to the train station these had started to rub my feet, my heels at the rim of the shoes. After our night out I had to get the train back, and then walk the mile and a half from the train station back home. This was impossible as these were literally cutting into my feet now and I was literally crippled trying to walk home. I made it home, but I had huge chunks gouged out of my heels, blisters that had then been cut into by the edges of the shoes. I think that the hard fabric of the shoes was obviously cutting into my feet. I'm going to try these out again once my heels have completely healed, but obviously just wearing them for work with no long walks involved this time! I had been happy enough with these up until the point where I walked for miles in them and ended up with huge blisters. If you don't need to walk too far in these then they look nice, they are cheap, and they would be fine. But if you need to do a lot of walking then these are not the shoes for you at all.