“ Brand: Iron Fist / Type: Flats „
I am a lover of shoes, the more I have the happier me and my feet are. I have many different types and styles of shoes, made by many different stores and designers. I am a lover of Iron Fist shoes, and I have quite a collection of them.
One pair of my Iron Fist collection is my Zebracorn Flats. Zebracorn is Iron Fists multi coloured, Zebra style pattern, and it is on these flats, as well as a high heeled platform pair ( which I also own!) Iron Fist are known for their "alternative" style of shoes. They make many different styles and patterns, for the less conformist of the fashion worlds. I personally love their shoes, and I have built up quite a few pairs into my collection.
I am not normally a wearer of flat shoes, unless they are trainers, but after my knee surgery, I could only wear flats and I wanted to make sure that the shoes were just as cool as the ones I already owned. Luckily, the Iron Fist designers seemed to have the exact answer for my problem. They have a good selection of my favourite patterns on flat shoes, and I was amazed to find this out! I saw the Zebracorn ones, and decided straight away to buy them, as I already owned the Platform version, but of course could not wear them at the time.
The flats are in the style of a ballet shoe, and the Zebracorn pattern is all the way around the shoe. The colours are purple, blue, yellow, green and black. It sounds odd, but when you look at the shoe, it really does work and I really like the way the pattern works.
The shoes easily slip onto my feet, with no excess effort required, so even when I am in a rush I can just slip my feet in them and I am off out of the door. Not being a big wearer of these styles of shoe before, I was worried about rubbing and pinching, especially at the sides of my feet, but luckily, there was no problems at all. I found the shoes to be very comfortable and soft on my feet, and there was no marks on my feet when I took them off at the end of the day.
I also found that the shoe fit my foot perfectly, there was no slipping, not even on the back of my heel. My foot was perfectly comfortable inside the shoe, with plenty of room for my toes to relax and my feet still felt secure. The inner sole is nicely padded, so my feet were comfortable and not aching, even after long wear, yet the padding is firm enough to give you a good amount of support for your feet. The under sole is made from a tough material, which has a gentle thickness to it, so when I am walking along, I do not feel like I am walking barefoot on the cold, hard floors.
These shoes are easy to clean too, as they just wipe over with a damp cloth. I have no scuffs on these shoes either, and I am not exactly a delicate and elegant walker. These still look pretty new, and I have had them over a year now. If you look on the bottoms of the shoes, you can see that there is signs of walking and wear, but from the rest of the shoe, you really could not tell how much I have actually worn them.
These shoes are not cheap by any means, but they are amazing quality and worth the price you pay for them. I bought mine from Amazon for £26.00 which is a brilliant price for them, as I have seen them in stores for £40!! I personally think these are amazing shoes, and I recommend them to anyone who likes shoes. I give them a 5 out of 5, and I only wish I could give them more.
What do you mean you've never heard of a Zebracorn? Everyone's heard of a Zebracorn! Right? Okay, so maybe not. But the name is rather intriguing, isn't it? These beautiful multicoloured flats are based on a design created by Iron Fist known as the Zebracorn. It's quite simple really - cross a zebra with a unicorn, and what do you get? A Zebracorn of course! Then, mix into the works the creative minds and alternative edge of the Iron Fist crew and you get these daringly vivid rainbow coloured stripy flats that will grab the attention of anyone with eyes! I spotted these flats in the Schuh sale and instantly fell in love - with both the design and the price. What isn't to like about vibrantly bright coloured animal print shoes? I'm a girl! I'm allowed to love such crazy things without question!
The Iron Fist brand was created by two friends in America from a love of art, music, street culture and all things that are seen as 'not the norm'. Iron Fist had grown in size and popularity since its creation in 2001, and is now hugely popular with anyone that loves something a little different, alternative and edgy. Iron Fist as a company started with the creators selling hand made merchandise out of the back of a car, and now their products are being sold worldwide in all manner of independent and chain stores, boutiques, online web stores and in their own Iron Fist flagship stores. Iron Fist produces a range of clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children alike. If you dare to be that little bit different, check them out at www.ironfistclothing.com.
These 'Iron Fist Zombie Stomper Flats' can be purchased directly through Iron Fist, or from a selection of shoe stores and online web stores that have been chosen to stock Iron Fist products. Selected high street shoe stores here in the UK stock a small selection of Iron Fist shoes, the biggest and most well known being Schuh. I purchased my "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" from the online Schuh web store at www.schuh.co.uk.
These "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" have an RRP of £24.99. For a pair of designer brand pumps, I think this price is pretty damn good! The majority of the Iron Fist shoe collection is fairly priced, and you can pick up a shoe bargain for sure. Currently, Schuh are carrying a selection of Iron Fist shoes, and this pair in particular has been slashed in price and are currently retailing at £14.95. I bagged my pair for this price, it was impossible to resist such a tempting bargain. I do think they are worth it at their original retail price, but if you can get them for anything less - dive right in!
As far as outgoing shoes are concerned, these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" break the mold. These shoes are definitely not for those that wish to blend into the crowd and stay away from the limelight. I've seen plenty of plain black and white zebra print shoes before, but nothing like these! The design of these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" is made to look like zebra print which has been sprayed using a can of spray paint. The black upper of the shoes is broken up by zebra-like stripes of multicolour, with one colour fading into the next. The plain black parts of the shoe are uneven in print and have coloured 'speckles' in them to make the spray paint effect more realistic. The colours included on these shoes are: pink, purple, blue, green, yellow and orange. These colours instantly make me think of being little and looking at the jars full of brightly coloured sherbets behind the counter in sweet shops. For this reason, I would describe this colour scheme as 'fizzy'. Sort of like a sudden, unexpected slap in the face followed by a super sweetness that is hard to describe. These bold colours fade from the darker shades at the front to lighter shades towards the back. The spray paint effect adds a really edgy touch to these shoes, making them look almost DIY in design.
Size wise, I do find that Iron Fist flats, as a rule, run a little large. I usually wear either a UK 5 or 6 in shoes, and so I purchased a size UK 5 in these Iron Fist flats. When they arrived, I was quite surprised at how roomy and loose they were, considering my feet are generally in between sizes. I tried on a size 4 in these flats but they pinched me at the toes. I stuck with the size 5 but have had to insert an insole into the shoes to make them fit more snugly. I will say, on a more positive note, that I have pretty wide feet, and these shoes were more than accommodating, with no rubbing, pinching or irritation from the shoes. If you're looking to purchase a pair of these flats, I would advise you try them on first to ensure you have the right fit.
The upper part of these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" is made from a faux leather type material which isn't thick, but also isn't on the thin side. The man-made upper is soft to the touch and rather flexible, meaning that there is no rubbing, pinching or pain caused by these flats even from first wear. The softness of the upper means that the shoes mould to your feet much quicker than a regular firm pair of shoes, making them instantly comfortable to wear and leaving your toes and heels blister free!
The sole of these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" is made from a slim rubber type material, which on first inspection doesn't look like much at all. The sole isn't generously thick, but I will say that it is definitely substantial enough to avoid feeling every lump and bump beneath the feet as you walk. The upper fabric of the shoe is stitched right through to the bottom of the sole with a lilac shade of purple thread which makes a lovely girly contrast against the black rubber of the sole. Due to the slimness of the sole, I don't believe these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" will last forever, but after getting them for a bargain price I don't mind so much, after all I'm sure they'll keep me looking snazzy right up until they fall apart.
Not only are these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" patterned on the outside, but they design carries through to the inside of the shoe too! The inside of the shoe and innersole are both printed with the swirling spray paint effect rainbow colours, black stars and an image of the legendary 'Zebracorn' itself! As for the inner sole of these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats", well it's pretty nonexistent in terms of thickness. However, that said, this does not make the shoes uncomfortable. There is no cushioning or padding beneath the foot, just a flat piece of faux leather like printed material. This is the only downside to these shoes. I can't see these flats being very comfortable for those that suffer with a lot of foot pain or need added cushioning in their shoes for support. For me, it would be nice to have some padding beneath the foot, but this is purely personal preference, and after getting these shoes at the bargain price of £14.95 I can't really complain! I've cured the problem myself by inserting a pair of insoles into the flats - this way I get added comfort and a snugger fit.
In my opinion, these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" are absolutely wonderful, with their bright, eye catching design and their soft, non-rubbing form. If you're looking to draw attention to yourself, these shoes will do so with ease. It's not everyday you see someone walking around with neon zebra print shoes now, it is? I love that the colour scheme of these shoes means that they will match pretty much any outfit you put them with. No more time wasted trying to find coordinating items to wear! I think they could work for both casual and formal occasions - fancy adding a little pizzazz to your work suit? Why not! (Unless of course your boss is a stickler for 'the norm'.) Whilst wearing these "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats", you're bound to get plenty of attention from anyone that notices them (read: anyone that has their eyes open as you pass by). I love the bold and vividness of the rainbow colours, in all their fizzy, sherbet like vibrancy. It's all to easy these days to get stuck in a rut with boring, dull shoes. Take a walk on the wild side and throw out your old, dull, boring, reliable black flats and replace them with these bright beauties. Whenever I'm wearing these, I feel happy. There's something about the bright, bubbly colours that has the ability to make me smile whenever I catch sight of them on my feet. These "Iron Fist Zebracorn Flats" can brighten up any lady's shoe rack. Now go get them and spread some sunshine and rainbows!