“ Brand: George / Type: Pumps „
Jubilee fever hit our house with some force my six year old turning into the country's biggest Royalist and embracing every moment and there were lots of moments as my Husband plays in our Town Band! SO my daughter was insistent that we wear Red white and Blue!
These Ballet pumps came in Blue Black or Red and obviously they were the perfect item in red for a jubilee outfit! These are simply Ballet pumps but with a crossover at the front as seen in the photo.
Comfort and wear
I only purchased these to go with my outfit for Jubilee but these have then been worn and worn they are really comfortable considering they have a very thin sole and are made of canvass the only downside and on Jubilee day it really was a downside as my feet got soaked! On the plus side of this they try quickly.
Cost and stockist:
I purchased these from Asda and they cost a mere £7 which fro the amount of times I have worn them makes them come out at approx 10p per wear not bad at all!
I have to gives these thumbs up they were far cheaper than anywhere else and they have really lasted well and I think they are good value and a simple way of accessorizing an outfit.
I bought these a few months ago instore at my local Asda purely because they were on sale, but i've found them to be pretty decent and have so far got lots of wear out of them.
These are designed the same as the average ballerina style pumps that have been in fashion for the past few years. They are almost indentical to newlook and topshop type pumps - they don't look cheap or tatty at all in my opinion.
For anyone who isn't aware of what a 'pump' is, it's essentially a completely flat soled (sometimes there is a very slightly raised heel), open shoe with a rounded toe. These particular ballet pumps are only available in a post-box shade of red, which i like but some may not so this could be a disadvantage to the product as it lacks in choice.
The pumps have detailing on the toe in an over lapping criss cross type pattern - boosting up the femininty and cuteness of the overall design. The inside of the shoe is white and red checked.
These are ideal for casual wear, i wouldn't really say they're great to wear to work (unless the dress code isn't strict) due to the design and bold colouring. They go well with tights, leggings and shorts etc, but definetly don't look out of place with jeans either - they're 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 (without sounding ageist!), but if they did i wouldn't reccomend these particular flats due to the shoes lack of support.
These are not amazingly comfy to be completely honest, however they are soft and are very easy to slip on. They always seem pretty stiff for some reason, despite the soft, suede like material. Aswell as this, the sole is very thin, so much so you can feel every crack in the pavement. I assumed that the sole was a thick rubber, when in fact it's a thin layer of plastic and wears down very easily.
These unfortunetly don't support the ankles or feet well and i often find my feet going slightly sideways, making me walk like a penguin because they don't seem to fit that great, even though i made sure to get my correct size. As mentioned before the shoe is a suede like material which although isn't hugely comfy, it feels decent quality for the price i paid. I'm able to walk around town etc in them for a brief shopping trip but if i was to go out for the day these wouldn't be my choice of footwear because of the thin sole and lack of support. Wearing these on the beach or on a muddy park would be a disaster.
The RRP of these is £7 but as mentioned before, i got mine on sale. I paid just £3 for mine which i am very happy with! I think they were worth what i paid, however i wouldn't of paid full price - i would rather pay a little extra for a more fashionable and higher quality brand such as new look.
I was after some ballet pumps for the warmer weather as I didn't have any and the ones I wanted from Sainsburys were not in my size. Having previously looked at these I bought them. From the George range of clothing in Asda they cost only £7 and also came in a navy/dark blue and black. I wear black shoes for work so wanted something different and the red really stood out to me.
The material is a canvas one with the material at the front shaped somewhat into a sort of criss-cross making them a bit more interesting. The lining on the inside is a red check but I don't notice this as I wear with an insole. The inside heel is slightly softer. I am a 6 but found that slightly too small so got the 6.5 and with an insole they fit fine. The 6.5 is the only size they do in a half size. Despite being so cheap you may think they would be weak with a thin sole but they are not. The sole is a dark sand rubber type material and you cannot feel the ground through them at all, partly thanks to the raised bit on the heel.
My feet feel a little hot when wearing in hot weather but I do wear insoles with them. They also attract mud particularly the ruffles on the twist so be careful where and when you wear them as the colour does show it up.
I really love these, when I wear them with certain clothes I think they make the outfit look French. I definitely think this colour is the best to pick. They are very comformatable to wear and I have not any problems wearing them for a long time.