“ Brand: H&M / Type: Wedge Shoes „
End of season sale is one of my favorite times of the year and this time proofed to be a true shopping highlight. For the past six months I´ve been eying up these fabulous green wedges at H&M but with 19.99Pounds they were a bit too pricy for a pair of shoes that I would not wear regularly. On a recent trip to Germany I found them in the sales for 10 Euros, so just over 8 Pounds. A true bargain considering the high quality H&M products usually are. 10cm heels are nothing I would usually go for as enjoy dancing and don't fancy ending a night out at midnight just because my feet hurt. However, wedges are much more comfortable than high heels as they provide extra support and are more stable. The rubber sole is non-slip and wide enough that walking on any kind of pavement should not be a problem. The wedge itself is made of light brown cork and looks very summer-y. The green colour of the suede (faked, not real suede) gives these shoes a very eye-popping look without being tacky. Some colourful shoes look simply awful but this green is very dark and thanks to the material not shiny. They look great with an all-black outfit; say black skinny jeans and a strappy west top. Just combine it with the green shoes and maybe some green nail varnish and a normally boring outfit is perfect for a night out. The same goes for a summer-y white dress or you could go for colour blocking if you are into that. Look wise they are a perfect all round pair of shoes with loads of possible combinations and styles. Comfort wise I would say that they are definitely more comfortable than high heels. However, my feet tend to slip out of them quite badly. They have no ankle strap and the suede material stops very low on the foot. If you are used to wearing high heels this is probably not going to be a problem for you but I usually wear sneakers or flip-flops. I bought a bit of matching satin ribbon and super glued it to the inside bit where my heel is. This way I can tie them to my ankle without having to worry to slip out of them. The little green bow actually looks quite cool and a bit more individual than normal shop bought shoes. Now that I did not have to worry about losing my shoes mid dance I wore them on a fair few nights out. My feet are usually a nightmare and I get blisters just thinking of a new pair of shoes. I did have a few irritations on the heel but they could very well be from the added ribbon. The part across the toes is very comfortable and the suede material adjusts nicely to your foot shape. My feet are quite wide so I bought them one size larger than I normally would. I you order them online consider that they are not strictly true to size and chose them bigger than you normally would. They are on sale now so I am not sure how available they are currently. However, they were available in different colours. The ones I remember are black, with polka dots and of course this gorgeous green. Overall a nice pair of shoes but they needed some DIY help to make them comfortable.
THE SHOES These shoes have a cork wedge heel and rubber soles, while the fabric part is made from imitation suede (which in my view just looks pretty much the same). The suede part is made to look as if it is in a knot, and this part covers your foot, while the tip of the shoe is peep toe. With 10cm heels (2cm at the front), they aren't as high as some wedges, but if you're only around 5'3" like I am, these will definitely give you some much needed height. COLOURS AVAILABLE These come in black, coral pink, light brown, white with a pinkish cherry pattern, and a gorgeous jade green. I own the black pair as I feel they go with more outfits but I wouldn't mind getting the green ones as I think they look the nicest out of the entire range - I think they'd look fab with black jeans. WEAR AND COMFORT I think these look lovely with skinny jeans and bootcut jeans, and if the weather gets better I'm hoping to wear these with 3 quarter length black skinnies also - very 1950s. Because I live in Converse and pumps nowadays, I am not as used to walking in heels as I was a few years ago. Therefore I can't walk in these very far personally, but for others who are more used to heels I'd say these would be a breeze to walk in. I find that when walking in them, my feet slip out of them a wee bit and I have to scrunch my foot up to keep them on - so if I was buying them again I would buy a size smaller so that they fit neater. I have this problem with almost all open toed heels though so it's probably just me being odd. In terms of comfort thankfully these have not cut my heels or toes yet, and the suede part does not dig into my skin. I also haven't gone over on my ankle yet due to the wedges - miracle! Admittedly I have only worn these a few times so far but they still look brand new and I have not found that the heel has worn down or the suede has stretched. PRICE AND AVAILABILITY These shoes currently cost £14.99 which I think is a brilliant price. H&M offers very good value for money as nothing costs the earth, but I have always found their products to be long-lasting. You can buy these online (article 87-3015) or in stores - I got mine online and they arrived in a clear plastic bag in perfect condition. WOULD I RECOMMEND? Yes. I think they are a lovely pair of shoes, and look much more expensive than they actually are. Wedges have been in fashion now for a few years, so these would easily do you for several more summers.