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I have heard many people say how good Flossy's are especially people who I work with, I bought a pair of black slip on shoes for work from Asda but within 6 weeks they were starting to split so in the end I bit the bullet and bought myself some black Flossy's. I bought the shoes from my local Shoe Asylum store and although the box stated a price of £19.99 they were actually £12.99. The shoes start in a little size 3 and go up to a large size 12 as far as I have seen, I personally bought a size 8 even though I was warned that they stretch and now they have stretched so are too big, I have seen however that some places do half sizes so think a 7.5 would have been best. The shoes come in a cardboard box with Flossy style emblazoned on the top and then also on the sides of the box, there is some writing on the box in Spanish which seems to indicate they are made in Spain. The shoes are made of canvas and have a thin brown rubber sole, they have 2 bits of elastic to make them easy to slip on and off and have a sort of tag at the back to pull when putting them on. The shoes fit really well when I tried them on in the shop and I am usually a size 8 but after wearing them for a while now I would certainly say go a half size smaller which is what I am going to do for my next pair. The shoes are really comfortable even after a 7 hour shift constantly on my feet which is a major plus to me as usually I go home from a shift with sore feet. The shoes look good too and can be warn with trousers, skirts and leggings so they are a good basic shoe to own. I have personally washed my shoes on a low heat setting and found that they come out fine although I have been warned by others if you wash them too much they fade or if you use too hot a setting which a friend of mine did trying to tighten them a bit. The shoes come in a massive array of colours so I am trying to decide what colour to buy for my next pair, I am now planning on getting both my girls a pair of these and Sophie is insistent she is having pink ones! I think these are well worth the price tag and I can see me ending up with many pairs, decent value, hardwearing and comfortable equals perfect for me.
With the weather picking up this week, I was of course left in the usual situation when I realised I don't actually have any nice-ish summer footwear! I have the old sandal and a pair of Toms from last year, but it was also payday so I felt I deserved a cheeky treat. My daughter already has a pair and my sister has been going on about these shoes so I kind of wanted a pair too! Flossy shoes look rather like a slipper, with a thin material upper and a rubber outsole. The box highlights "Hecho En Espana" (Made in Spain) and apparently they are a popular choice in the mediterranean (although I highly doubt we will be having any such "mediterranean weather here in the UK!) so I thought I could also rock them when the weather is warm and they would be rather breathable. The are quite comfortable as whilst they do look quite flat they have got quite a soft cushioning inside which makes these easy to walk in for long periods. I was afraid at the cheapness of the rubber sole but I have found so far that they are reasonably thick and I can't feel any stones/cobbles underneath my feet when I'm walking so this is a good sign! I bought mine in a maroon in a EU 38 = UK 5. I was afraid at first as they did pinch a bit, but I remembered this also happened with my Toms but as they are made from such soft material upper these do stretch and after a bit of walking they felt perfectly fine. These flossy slip on shoes are really trendy and stylish, and whilst I have mainly worn mine with leggins/jeans my sister wears hers with a skirt or dress and and they compliment an outfit in a lovely way, being simple but fashionable. My flossys cost £20 which I think this is reasonable and are actually cheaper than my Toms! They are lovely as a casual everyday shoe and come in a range of colours so there is something for everyone. I definitely recommend them!
My flossy slip on Plimsolls are my go to shoes when I am looking for maximum comfort. They look almost identical to the highstreet brands but they are just that little bit better quality. I actually have three pairs one in red, one in blue and my black ones. The pair that I probably wear most often are the black ones because I know that I can just get them from the cupboard and they will go with pretty much anything. They are made from canvas and rubber but the canvas is such better quality than the ones that are available from New Look and Top Shop and I'm not scared of ripping these then I put my feet in to them. The sole is rubber and it is nice and thick and offers really good protection from stones and things on the ground when I am walking. They really let my feet breathe and I don't tend to sweat too much in these which also helps with my feet swelling and chaffing. The black ones are great at hiding the dirt obviously while the lighter red and blue ones tend to get dirty really quickly. This isn't a problem though as they are machine washable and they wash great without losing any of their colour or shape. They dry super quick too out on the line. Just never wear these on a wet day or on grass as they will soak through almost instantaneously and soak your feet which isn't a nice feeling if you are planning on wearing them this way for any length of time. These are more expensive than the highstreet versions and will cost you around about £20 compared to less than a tenner. What you will get though is a better made shoe. Whereas the highstreet ones are great for the money you will be lucky to get a few months wear out of them whereas with these ones you can wear them all summer wash them and then put them away again for the next summer looking almost as good as new.
I bought a pair of these shoes for a recent trip to New York in the summer. As I knew I would be doing a lot of walking every day, I wanted shoes that were really comfortable. For those of you who haven't heard of Flossy shoes, the Flossy website tells me that the footwear brand was established over 25 years ago in the Mediterranean. The shoes were popular in Barcelona and the Bealerics with sailing enthusiasts and street artists. The shoes then became popular in Ibiza amongst the club scene and they have recently expanded across Europe, the UK, the Middle East and the USA. They are now sold in many high street shoe retailers. Flossy's are a canvas shoe with a rubber sole. They are available for men, women and kids. They come in a range of colours - black, grey, maroon, pink, white, purple, brown, blue, yellow, and red to name but a few. I chose a light grey pair of the Flossy shoes for my holiday. The one major advantage of these shoes is how they feel on your feet. These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I am prone to shoes rubbing/causing blisters on my feet especially when they are new, but I did not experience any of this with my Flossy plimsolls. They literally feel like wearing slippers. They did not need any 'breaking in' to be comfortable. For this reason the shoes were perfect for a holiday where I did a lot of walking. Another advantage of the shoes is that they are machine washable. This means that if they dirty they can easily be restored to their original colour. Due to the canvas material of the shoes and the light colour I chose, I found that my shoes did get dirty quite easily, especially when I wore them when walking my dogs!! I have not yet tried machine washing these but plan to soon. I imagine that if I had chosen a darker colour that this would not have been such a problem. The canvas material also means that these shoes are not suitable for wearing in wet weather, and if you do walk on wet ground when wearing them the canvas becomes soaked through almost immediately. They are definitely a summer shoe. While I have to admit that these shoes aren't necessarily the most attractive/fashionable in my opinion, I thought they looked trendy enough with a pair of shorts on holiday. I do think that they also look okay when worn casually with a pair of jeans, but they probably aren't something I will wear much at home especially due to it coming into the winter months and colder weather. These shoes sell for RRP £20 in the womens. I think this is really reasonable for a pair of light summer shoes. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a comfortable summer shoe. www.flossyplimsolls.co.uk Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.