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Buying a pair of shoes for an important job interview was never going to be easy for me, having large lady feet is a continual problem. I wanted something slip on that was fairly but not completely flat as it makes me walk a bit better if I have a bit of a heel. I try and stick to top brands as they tend to be more comfy and when I spotted this pair of Hush Puppies pumps with a small wedge heel in black I knew they would be perfect for my job interview.
The shoes are black leather with a small wedge and they have a metal plate on the toe, very smart and perfect with the trouser suit I was planning to wear. Inside, the shoes are lined with a lightly padded insole and smartly finished off. They came boxed in a nice shoe box featuring the cute blood hound on the box lid. I bought my pair from Brantano's shoe shop as they are good for giving a choice in big sizes (I bought three pairs actually, which came in useful for the second interview when I wanted a different look).
I wore this shoe with a pop sock (tights) under my trouser suit as I wanted them to look smart but they go well with bare feet too, I tend to avoid the slip on shoes and sock look whenever I can! I found them to be a little bit loose on my feet, perhaps by half a size so I used a Carnation shoe grip to help with the fit (see my other review). The shoes were comfy and still looked smart thanks to the small wedge heel, which is no higher than an inch or two, fortunately, because I am tall I tend to avoid big heels and especially at an interview as I don't want to tower any more than is necessary.
These shoes cost me £55 which sounds a lot but I am prepared to pay this for a good shoe and they will get worn a lot. I have since seen the pump is selling in the Very catalogue this season for the same price (it never seems to vary) in a brown and coral colour which is nice for Summer. You can try to shop around but they won't get much cheaper but I accept this for the quality and comfort.
This shoe is so comfy and very versatile too. I will wear them a lot for work and they clean up easily too. I have to try and not scrape them but will spray them with a leather protector to keep them looking nice. I would definitely buy this style of shoe again and it is a brand I definitely trust. I am happy to recommend my HP shoes and have bought them in the past and will buy again in the future. Thankfully they seem to release this same style every year with a slightly different finish and so I will look out for them again on my travels.