“ Brand: George / Type: Boots „
I bought these at Christmas because my cheap £5.00 shoes were ripped to shreds and soaked because of all of the snow ( and they was just cheap! ) I decided to go to Asda because my dad told me they had lots of boots which were reduced down!
These boots are not what I wanted, I mean I do like the style but I just hate black shoes, there is something about them that just doesn't look right on me, but as I was walking around in wrecked shoes I decided not to be an idiot and just buy them because I probably looked like a tramp!
The boot style is basic and simple and has ruche detail around the front and back, they have a leather rough feeling and are quite shiny, they do not come far up the calf, just a bit above the ankle.
The sole of the shoe is very thin and they are quite easy to bend, they don't feel very 'sturdy' and best for a lot of walking, but me being me I didn't think of this when I decided to buy them!
The shoe has no zip so you have to just pull on, best doing this sat on something at first ( although now I am a genius at doing it standing up with shoes like this! go me! ) they can be a bit annoying sometimes to get on and off, especially when your tired!
When I first went out in these, there was snow all over the floor, and my feet felt so cold even with big fluffy socks on, they didn't keep me warm at all and my socks had a slightly damp feeling to them. I found them quite uncomfortable to walk around in, bits and pieces inside the shoe dug into the sides of my feet and after a good few uses of these I noticed they began to stretch?..even though they fitted me perfectly, and because of this I found my feet slipping around more!
You could actually feel every bump in the surface as well when you walked in them, the sole was absolutely awful and cheap, I couldn't believe how badly they were made, the sole began to come off around a month later to which resulted in these going into the bin!
I paid around £13.00 for these, after being in Asda the other day they still have them and they are reduced by half I think, I wouldn't recommend them though!
Luckily, my lovely dad picked out some really good sturdy and thick brown ankle boots from Asda for me which are gorgeous and they are so comfortable to walk in, they also fetch lots of compliments! Only £4.00 too! I will try to look on here for them and write a review!
I have a lot of shoes and boots probably too many but one thing that alluded my vast collection was ankle high, flats. Due to a couple of days out in the year where I knew it may be a little muddy I went out on the hunt.
I found these in my local Asda and was shocked to see them on sale, and being the kind of girl who can't resist a bargain....they were SOLD!
***SO WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?
Like the photo the boots are made of a black leather like material with a rounded toe. They have a slight rouche in the material at the front and back for decoration. The top of the boots are cut in a v shape.
The sole is completely flat with grooves cut into them for grip, so no falling off of these. The boot lining is covered foam, you can feel it cushion beneath your fingertips when you pinch it, giving extra padding and warmth. The top and sides of the toe as well as the backs of the heels are hardened compared to other parts of the boot so there is extra stability.
I snapped these up at the bargain price of just £6 around half their original price, which was a major part of me parting with my cash.
***SO WHAT DID I THINK OF THEM?
Ok so here is the important bit. I was sure there was going to be a problem with these because of their price but I was pleasantly surprised with them, and at just £6 they were virtually in the trolley before id tried them on. I went for an 8 my usual size and they were spot on, the size range is about 4-9.
I only wear heels when I'm going out and sometimes in the summer so the completely flat sole is no bother to me, but some friends have said they would be too flat for them (each to their own). When it comes to comfort there is no question the flat sole combined with the soft fabric and padding means there really isn't anything to make them uncomfortable for me. I have worn these on quite a few occasions and unlike some cheaper boots the inner soles are still intact and flat, no creases or peeling, and I have had no damage occur to the outside.
***WOULD I RECOMMED THESE?
Absolutely! You can't go wrong. They do everything they are meant to and even if they don't last forever at the price they were you cant really complain. On my last visit instore I couldn't see them, but I have checked online and they are still available in limited sizes so I would snap a pair up.
I bought this pair of boots up the day I first spotted the Riding Boots in Asda, since I didn't quite have enough money to buy the Riding Boots at the time I decided to get these as an alternative.
I liked the look of this particular pair of boots as they have ruched detailing and stitching on the side, I also like how the top of the boot isn't completely flat and has a slightly scalloped design to it.
There were plenty of different sizes available at the time I was buying them, I tried on a size 6 and also a six and a half. There wasn't much difference between the two sizes but I bought them in the half size, so I can always wear a thicker pair of socks if I wanted to.
When I was trying the boots on I was wearing tights rather than socks and didn't have any problem putting them on or taking them off. However when I wear them with socks, it can quite difficult to take them off. Standing up to do it is definitely not an option, sitting down makes it easier and having a friend on hand to help even more so. I think this is down to the height of the boots and the fact that they don't have a zip on them.
The soles on the boots are very flat, so if you're used to a wearing a heel you may find these quite uncomfortable. They are also very thin, so not ideal for if you are planning on walking a distance these boots probably wouldn't be the ones to choose. I did wear them when I went to Alton Towers recently, and while I didn't get any blisters, I think I would have been better off with something with a slightly thicker sole. I don't think that they will be particularly great in icy weather due to them not having any real grips on them. I have worn them in the rain and they do a good job of keeping my feet dry.
I usually wear these with leggings or jeggings and I think it's a good combination, I'm not sure there would be enough room to tuck anything thicker in them.
I paid £12.50 for these boots, so obviously for that price they aren't real leather. How well these boots will last, is something that only time will tell but for the price I paid if they only last one winter I won't mind too much.
Available from George at Asda is sizes 3 - 8 (it appears size 6 ½ is the only half size available)