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George Lace Ballerina Pumps

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Brand: George / Type: Ballerina

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      18.03.2014 15:46
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      Smart looking ballet pumps

      I buy loads of 'throw away' fashion from the supermarkets especially when they have a sale on as you can pick up some nice things for not a lot of money. It also saves braving the shops in town.

      I love a heel but I also like to wear flats a lot especially in the summer time as they are just so much comfortable to wear.

      These ones from Asda I got for something like £4 when they were on a sale but they weren't expensive at full price either.

      The shoes are very pretty and especially when I bought them lace was a big trend so they were very on point and for the small price they look quite smart and not cheap at all.

      They do feel cheaper than they look but I expected that for the price. They are very thin. Now ballet shoes are always thin but these are even thinner than normal ones. They are quite well made but they aren't going to last a long time.

      I still have mine because I had thrown them in the back of my cupboard after having only worn them a few times and had forgotten about them but even with only having worn them a few times they are looking a little bit more worn than I would normally expect with shoes that cost more.

      They are very comfortable to wear and don't slip off my heels or rub them too much when I am walking which is a concern with ballet shoes as a lot of the time they feel comfortable when you are wearing them until you go to walk and then they are forever slipping off.

      I wore them to the shop the other night and they went really well with my skinny jeans and the lace look didn't look out of date at all and they were just a nice casual but smart ballet pump. The only problem with them is that they are only suitable for dry weather. Even getting from my car to the supermarket on a wet night the rain had managed to soak through them a little and if I had been out in it longer my feet would have been absolutely drenched.

      For the money these shoes are excellent value and they look really nice and feel comfortable to wear. They won't last you for a long time but if you only get a few months of wear out of them then they still work out really cheap.

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      07.08.2012 13:24
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      An okay pair of pumps for £6

      I've never really bought shoes from Asda before for fear that they wouldn't be great quality. On a shopping trip not all that long ago I spotted these though and thought I'd give them a try because they were in expensive and looked quite nice.

      These shoes are a sort of ballet pump style with curved toe and little bow on top. I really liked the look of them in store but upon close inspection I don't think they are very well made or well designed. That said, they were cheap and I was in need of a pair of shoes so as long as they look okay for far away I was happy. The body of the shoe is a black and grey coloured lace which looks nice. All other details are in black giving it an overall black look. These shoes are not exactly amazing but they are pretty and perfect for everyday and work wear. If I had paid more I'd expect better quality but for this price I am pretty happy with the look of them, unless you get too close!

      I don't think these are the most comfy pumps I've ever owned. They have a felt thin sole and are very flat which can be a little cruel to your feet if you spend a lot of time standing like I do at my jobs. I also have found that these shoes have rubbed my heels more than others have. After a week or two of wearing them in they are fine but it did take a while for them to stop hurting my feet. These aren't exactly durable and I have found the wear on them to be worse than other shoes I've owned. I had them only for 2 months before the lace began to rip and sole to wear away. I was wearing them everyday for 2 months so if you use them less then they may last longer but I find other pumps I've owned have still lasted longer than these.

      These shoes did only cost me £6 so as much as I have complained about them this is still a bargain for 2 months of constant wear. I probably in future would avoid Asda shoes unless they really catch my eye because I did find these unnecessarily painful and not very long lasting. However, if I am on a budget then I'll probably have to opt for something cheap and cheerful like this.

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      19.05.2011 11:06
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      Not recommended

      I recently reviewed the matt black ballerina pumps from George and gave then a good rating however the same cannot be said for these. They look attractive on the shelf and certainly at a mere £6 you cannot grumble about the price. The problem is that they are not the most comfortable to wear mainly because they made my feet really sweaty, they have a sort of rubbery feel to the insides and it made them very clammy to wear especially when the sun was out.

      This also meant that they rubbed my feet while wearing them and to be honest I have found them to be rather uncomfortable. This is a shame because style wise they look really nice. A simple design they are quite a slender shoe which is not a problem for me. They have a lovely lace effect design and a small bow on the top of the shoe.

      I only wore mine for a couple of days then they ended up in the recycling bin at the dump so I have no idea how durable they might be, they do not look like they would be particularly robust as the rubber of the sole is rather thin. I only wore mine indoors at a shopping centre and once to a bar and after both events they hurt my feet and certainly did not make me want to wear them again. They will stretch out after some use but I was not convinced that they would get any better.

      Despite the price these are not a shoe I would recommend, don't get lured in by the nice design they are not actually worth the money in my opinion.

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      13.05.2011 22:41
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      Budget Ballerina Pumps

      Style:
      These are the average ballerina style pumps that have been in fashion for the past couple of years and are almost indentical to newlook and topshop pumps. For anyone who isn't aware of what a 'pump' is, it's essentially a completely flat soled, open shoe with a rounded toe. This particular shoe is black, with gorgeous lace detailing and a bow on the toe, boosting up the femininty and cuteness. The inside of the shoe is also black with a small golden number inside a circle which states the size. These are ideal for casual wear, but also work and/or college wear due to the simple design and simple colouring. They go well with tights and a smart skirt, but don't look out of place with jeans either - very versatile. Age wise i'd say they look best on teenagers, younger women and middle aged women. I doubt older women would want to wear them, but if they did i wouldn't reccomend it due to the shoes lack of support.

      Comfort:
      Not the comfiest shoes. The sole's thin, allowing the foot to take full impact of stones and rubble when walking on paths or grass; very uncomfortable! They do however stretch with wider feet allowing plenty of room and no discomfort, but it does leave them out of shape. Walking in them is ok in short distances and i can easily walk around town for an hour or so window shopping as they're soft and easy to slip on, but if hiking in them i think there'd be slight difficulty as they're flimsy and simply designed for gentle use in my opinion.

      Durability:
      As these shoes were so cheap, i honestly expected the lace detailing to pull apart after a few days. I've had my pair for around the 6 month mark and although slightly fraying, the lace still looks great. Walking in snow and rain in these is out of the question, as for one they add no warmth to the feet and two, they don't support the feet well nor have good grip. I'd never dream of getting them muddy either (dirt shows up prominantly as the shoe is so dark), as i feel they're too fragile to be washed, unless ofcourse i had the time to handwash them.

      Price:
      The best thing about these shoes is the price! They're a bargain at £6 a pair and are very trendy. Reccomended to anyone on a budget that needs some simple shoes to get some wear out of; mine have lasted well but i would only reccomend for general use - stick to trainers for jogging etc.

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        09.05.2011 22:25
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        They do as a one-off

        I never really considered buying any shoes from Asda as I get blistered easily so I usually buy my shoes from a better shop such as Clarks or New look. However, when I saw these in George, I was wanting to change my high healed shoes as they were hurting me. I picked up these shoes as they seemed flat, comfortable and very cheap of course. They looked pretty on the shelf and I was surprised that ASDA done such nice shoes.

        I really liked the style of these shoes. The lacey nature seems similar to the type of shoes you would see in a higher priced shop like Quiz. Infact, I bought a similar shoe to this not long ago from Quiz but a high-heeled shoe. This shows that it has quite an expensive style, and in my opinion they look like they are a pair of £10 shoes from a good shoe shop. The style is lovely and it's really in right now. All the young girls are now wearing lacy designed clothes so these are really hip at the moment.

        In terms of wear ability, they feel very rubbery inside. My feet were very sore after wearing and even though like all shoes you break into them after a while, it caused me a lot of discomfort at the time. I started to wear them without socks and they rubbed against my feet something awful and I end up having to wear socks with them (major fashion no no!). They are not very stretchy like a lot of pumps so it can take longer to break into them than usual.

        I have unusually wide feet, and these shoes happen to very thin. They did eventually stretch to my feet size, but it did feel uncomfortable for the first little while of wearing. I don't recommend buying these for people who have wide feet because you can get shoes made for your feet size for a slightly higher price at more expensive shoe shops. The toes also feel quite squashed at the top which doesn't help as I have very big toes as well.

        As they are pumps they are great for wearing if you have ankle tattoos. But if you're like me and have big, bulky ankles, then these small dainty shoes don't really do much for you.

        The worst aspect of these were the durability. They lasted four weeks and a hole formed in the sole. This was just when the shoes began to become comfortable. When the hole began, you could tell there was a cheap material between the sole. This probably accounted for the lack of waterproof. I'm not expecting pumps to be waterproof but I mean the entire sole was soaking because of a wet ground.

        There is a lack of grip on the bottom, so I don't suggest running with these or wearing these in the ice. Also, I have to be honest and say even when I was walking across a stony floor, I could feel all the tiny pebbles on the ground. It hurt my foot a few times because the material is so thin. They were £6, so I can't complain for all the cons. However, I would rather pay an extra tenner to get all the best quality.

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          15.01.2011 05:29
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          A great pair, of simple but elegant flat pumps, ideal for dry weather

          Before the weather became awful last year, one pair of shoes I bought on sale in Asda were these Lace Ballerina Pumps. I paid just £4 for the shoes, reduced from £6, and for that price I think they're great. The thing with ballerina and ballet shoes is that everyone knows they're not going to last a lifetime - with the soles designed to be so thin, they all wear through within 6 months or less if worn regularly - but that doesn't always matter when you can buy them so cheaply and get them in styles that suit every occasion.

          I chose these black and nude lacey ballet shoes because lace was a big look at the time and I liked how simplistic but elegant these shoes looked. They have a very thin sole and have a nude coloured inner layer, over which is laid the black lace, giving these an overall dark appearance. There's a tiny simple bow on the front of the shoe too, which finishes them off nicely and gives a feminine touch.

          The shoes wear like most ballet pumps if you're used to wearing them (it can take a bit of getting used to, having such a flat and flexible shoe, it took me a while to adjust to my first pair of ballet flats), and I found that they fitted the shape of my feet well and didn't flare open at the side when I walked as some shoes can. The shoes are comfortable and silky on the inside which is nice on your feet, particularly if you're barefoot and have no tights on.

          The only downside to these shoes is that they are not at all suitable for anything but dry weather! As with most ballet pumps, these are thin and have low sides, meaning if it rains your feet will without a doubt get very wet. I've avoided wearing these outside in bad weather, and they're currently sat in my closet waiting for Spring and Summer to come back around.

          For the price I paid, I can really recommend these shoes. They've lasted me over 6 months so far but have only been regularly used for a couple of these months, before the weather got too wet. They look lovely, with their simple but fashionable, classy lace layer and being dark coloured, they go with so many outfits. A very good buy I found.

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            30.10.2010 21:33
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            Keep them for prime conditions.

            I get through so many pairs of ballet shoes. I normally buy lots of pairs of cheap ones, so I have different styles and colours so I have a pair for every occassion, and outfit. The downside being I get through them so quickly, but then I just get to buy more, right?!

            Take these lacey ballerinas. They cost me £4 in the sale in Asda. For the price of one 'proper' pair of clarks shoes I can buy ten of these. So in relative terms they last even longer and are even better value, right?!

            I couldn't resist when I saw these shoes reduced in the sale. They were reduced fby two pounds, from six pounds, and they only had a couple of pairs left. I had been deliberating over whether to get some lacey shoes for a while and seeing them this cheap just made my mind up.

            The style is very flat, and very dainty, with a thin sole. They are a peach / nude colour with black lace over the top and a tiny little bow on the front, to complete the girliness of these shoes!

            The shoes are not leather, so they do not grow into the shape of your feet over time, so you sort of have to take them just as they are. They are still quite comfortable though, and have no lumps of bumps inside which stick out. Sometimes you get this from cheap shoes when the fabric overlaps. The shoes feel quite satiny on the inside which is a soft and cold touch for your feet, soothing after a hot and flustering day at work. These shoes look gorgeous and feel gorgeous on. They flatter even the most clumpy and masculine of feet.

            It feels wrong pointing out the downsides of such pretty shoes when they were only four pounds, but as it's a review I should!

            I made the mistake of wearing these shoes to work one day, and when I came out of work it had poured with rain. I didn't exactly walk in puddles, but the ground was so wet and the shoes so thin my feet ended up soaking wet. It was a really horrible and uncomfortable experience. As soon as I got home I put them on the radiator to dry but they have never really fully recovered. As expected the colour didn't go back to 100% normal, and the feel of the material is much harsher.

            If I came across these shoes again, I would definitely buy a pair, maybe even two!! But I would save them for best and really look after them to keep them in tip top condition.

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              25.10.2010 18:11
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              A stunning, and very cheap, pair of ballerina flats

              While shopping in Asda at the beginning of the summer I wandered upstairs to have a look at their clothes. As usual with Asda, nothing jumped out that I wanted to buy but when I saw these pretty lace ballerina pumps I decided to treat myself. Not that that was much of a decision when it comes to shoes.

              These are a basic pair of ballerina style pumps, only bought to life with the addition of a nicely designed lace layer.

              The pumps themselves are a nude colour, this is broken up by the black lace and a small black bow on the front of the shoe. The colour scheme is perfect in my opinion as if the shoes had been white (as many lace covered designs are) then they would have looked far too two-tone and that would have spoilt the pretty appearance of them

              I bought them in a size 5, even though I usually get a size 4 in shoes of this style. My reason for buying a bigger size was simply due to the fact that the sizing is off in this particular range and the shoes do come a lot smaller than the size will make you think. Remember this if you decide to buy a pair and I'd definitely recommend you try them on before buying.

              They are quite slim fitting so these possibly wouldn't be suitable for women with wider than average feet, I know my fourteen year old struggled to fit her Goliath sized feet into them. She knew the size was going to be too small but watching her slide her toes into the shoes showed up to me just how narrow the pumps are.

              The shoes are fully lined with a soft black felt-like material, this makes them extremely comfortable to wear and avoids the scratchy feeling that can happen with cheaper brands of pumps. The sole is very thin so you can definitely feel all the lumps and bumps in the pavement, but the insole is cushioned nicely so that this isn't as much of an issue as you may think. The insole is also shaped to 'bubble' slightly along the foot arch which gives extra support and makes them very comfortable to both walk and stand in.

              My only problem with these pumps is that the heel rubbed quite badly for the first few times I wore them. I got around this with plasters, and actually couldn't moan too much as these were a very cheap pair of shoes and rubbing is something which does tend to happen more with shoes from the lowest end of the price range.

              Since the rubbing stopped I can tell you that these are very comfortable. The shoes have kept their shape nicely and none of the lace has come away from the body of the shoe or ripped at all. They are beginning to show their age a bit now, and that is basically because it's practically impossible to clean the light nude area of the shoe without damaging the lace. When it gets to the point that they are a grubby embarrassment then I'll try shoving them into the washing machine, if they survive it great but if not then no problem!

              £6 from George at Asda.

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