“ Brand: F&F / Type: Sandals „
A very open gladiator sandal. They are brown with jewel features along the straps that go between your toes. The sole is very flat and thin but the sandals are very attractive and can be worn with lots of different styles out outfit.
These sandals are very uncomfortable and I won't wear them anymore. The sole is so thin that the bottoms of my feet hurt as soon as I start walking in them, I wouldn't want to wear them on holiday even though they would be ideal to wear with a swimsuit and sarong because we do a lot of walking and painful feet would spoil my holiday.
The strap rubs too and I think that's because of the cheap material used. The sandals make my skin very sore and this happens quickly after I put them on, I don't like the feel of the jewel studs between my toes because they move around as I walk and that irritates me if my feet are hot.
HOW DO THEY WEAR?
I have only worn these on three occasions and won't wear them again. The sole is already very marked and the top strap looks scuffed but I can't see how that's happened, the jewels feel like they're fitted very loosely and the sandals don't look or feel like they'd last long if you wore them often. They were only cheap but not good quality, I like the style but they are not very nice shoes to wear.
These sandals cost £12 from Tesco.
1 Dooyoo Star.
I purchased these shoes for a wedding, to go with a dress and because gladiator style sandals have been 'on trend' for a while and so I wanted a pair for my summer wardrobe anyway. At £12 I thought they were a bit of a bargain and I have actually seen them for less than that in the various sales which Tesco constantly seem to be in the middle of, this is exact version is no longer on the shelves but a very similar one is.
Unfortunately, I have had to consign these lovely sandals to that area of storage which every woman posesses and which is known as the 'collection of shoes I love but cannot wear as they murder my feet'. This is a real shame as they look utterly delightful on and not at al as cheap as they actually are in reality. My husband rolled his eyes when I had to abandon them during the evening do of said wedding as by that stage I knew admitting defeat was the only way.
I have a double problem - not only did these rub terribly across the very thin and fragile skin over the top of my feet (where the T bar section at the front meets) but I am allergic to whatever the terribly cheap, synthetic material that these made from is. I do get this reaction with some shoes and not others and when I get it it generally flares into a nasty bout of contact dermititis which means I then end up with a very angry looking imprint of said shoes on my feet for weeks.
So, for me these were not a great investment despite how good they looked on. This is not to say that they might not be amazing for you and in general I am a big fan of Tesco's footwear range but for me these were not really any good at all.
The sandals themselves have a jewelled strap which circles the ankle and fastens with a buckle and a T bar section which goes down the front of your foot, they are a pretty subtle version of the gladiator style and go very well with tons of different looks, jeans or skirts - very adaptable! The sole is not overly thick but quite thin and flimsy, they are perfect for occasions when you are not going to be doing lots of walking but just sitting round looking pretty.
Overall a bargain and a pretty pair of sandals for summer, but for me, unfortunately, unwearable!