“ Brand: George „
I forgot to pack slippers with me a while back while staying at friends for a week which was a bit of a pain and I did not want to spend a lot so while food shopping in Asda I went off and found these slippers for the surprisingly cheap price of £3.50 so I snapped them up as even if they were rubbish they only really had to survive the week and I figured that would not be too hard. They are a mule design with an open back, you just slip your feet in, they are a snug fit so they stay on, in fact if you are wearing thick socks I find them to be a little tight so i would not wear these in the height of winter as the backs of my feet would get cold, but in slightly warmer weather or a very well heated house then they are perfectly fine. They are a pale pink colour with brown spots and a furry, fluffy fake fur band across the top of your feet and a pink bow nestling within it. They look nice enough however the pale pink colour does show the marks and that means that after a few weeks wear I found that they started to look a bit scruffy. You can pop them in the washing machine but they have never looked like they did new after a wash. I'm not totally surprised given the price of these as I did not expect them to last too long. They are comfortable and they provide a reasonable amount of grip even though the base is a fabric material. Personally they are not something I would buy again even at that low price but in an emergency they did the job.
As part of a relative's Christmas present, I was bought a pair of these fluffy Faux Fur Mule Slippers from George at Asda and I quite like them, although for reasons I'll go into, they have been relegated to the wardrobe until Summer... These slippers are available from Asda for £6, although there are sometimes special offers on making them much cheaper. Either way, this is a decent price to pay I think for a pair of slippers, particular ones this dainty looking, so I think my Auntie found a bargain! The slippers are a mule design, so that the front half of your foot is covered and the back half is exposed. To be honest, mule design shoes aren't my favourite style as I find they encourage me to scuff my feet along the floor to stop the feeling that they're going to fall off, having nothing to attach themselves to my heel with. As these were a gift though, I gave them a very good try. The main body of the slipper is a soft, slightly furry pale pink material, decorated with chocolate brown spots, which is a colour scheme I like as it's feminine but not over the top. Around the top edge of the mules is a strip of fluffy pink fake fur (which to my eye IS a bit over the top) and on top of this, at one side on each shoe is a fairly large, pale pink bow which is cute and adds even more femininity to the item. Although this might not have been something I'd pick out myself, in terms of looks, they are quite cute and look soft and very wearable. The slippers are quite comfortable to wear, and the insides of the slippers are soft and have a nice furry feel to them, which helps to keep my toes from getting too cold. Unfortunately, being mules, this also means that unless you wear a thick pair of socks with them (and completely spoil the elegant, ladylike look you get with these slippers), in this weather you'll get cold feet sides and heels. I had these on sockless for an hour during the holiday season and had to change for warmer, slipper boots as they just didn't cover enough of my feet to keep them warm this Winter. I wore them on several more occasions with socks underneath (if no one was coming round to see me looking like that!) but decided to put them away for warmer months. These machine washable furry slippers are nice, however, and so I'm keeping them safe and in good condition until it's warmer and it's too warm to wear my comfier, warmer furry indoor boots, and then I'll swap them over. In warmer weather though, I think these will be great.
I had to go into hospital a couple of months back, not for anything serious just that inexplicably one day my blood pressure took a nose-dive and with me being pregnant within the hour I was on a hospital bed and on the phone to Mark asking him to bring me supplies in. When he got there he told me he couldn't find my slippers so had stopped off at Asda to get me a new pair, these mules were a complete bargain at £3 (reduced from £6) and as he knew I needed slippers anyway he got me two pairs. They are very comfortable and look great. The pink and pale chocolate brown make them suitable for just about anyone and I think the thick layer of faux fur dresses them up nicely for those of us who don't like plain slippers too much. I like the fact that the front of the slipper isn't furry, it's a smoother material which I think will last much longer than the completely furry slippers I have recently binned due to dirt and bald spots. Strangely these slippers have no sizing details on them, luckily Mark was able to spot the pair that would best fit me by eye and he did get it right. As these are such furry and cosy slippers you can get away with a size bigger than you usually are, the fur helps hold the slippers to your feet and they are wonderfully warm in this colder weather. I have found them to be very comfortable, surprisingly so actually as these were such a cheap pair of slippers even at their non-reduced price. The sole isn't particularly non-slip as it is fabric, this isn't a problem for me although I did notice myself skidding a bit on the smooth hospital floors. Good job they don't keep them too clean really! The fur is very itchy, that's the one downside to these slippers. The soles of my feet were itching within minutes of me first wearing them, to the point of one of the midwives asking if I had itching elsewhere as she'd seen me attack my feet with a biro and it worried her. She didn't know the slippers were new and found it very funny when she realised she'd just almost ordered a blood test based on cheap furry slippers! The sole is quite thick, obviously when you're talking about such cheap slippers as these you can't compare them to ones which cost a huge amount more. They are comfortable but I think it will be the sole which fails them before anything else, it's fine up to now but this is just a feeling I have as the sole does seem to be thinning with time. They are machine washable and I have done this a couple of times. You can see the fur trim doesn't particularly enjoy being washed as it's starting to look a bit scraggier now, again these are cheap slippers so you can't moan about that too much. £3 in Asda.