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When I was shopping in Debenhams a couple of months ago I went a bit mad in the blue cross sale and was putting all sorts in my basket that I hadn't intended to buy. Prices were so cheap it would have been rude not to! One of my favourite purchases that day was the Atomic sling back court shoes by Carvela. I needed some sensible shoes for work and as the weather was still half decent at that point I was delighted to see these shoes had original RRP of £75 but were just £29 on that day. I always see bargains to be had online for shoes but my shoe size can vary significantly from shop to shop and so I'm always wary of buying shoes online. I tried my usual size on and it was nipping near the toe so had to try a 6 as there weren't any half sizes. The 6 fit like a dream and with a swipe of a card they were mine all mine! Comfy to wear, the lining is synthetic but feels soft and the buckle fastening on the sling back is ideal if they feel they are nipping or if you have had them on all day and you just simply need to let them breathe for a while. I had contemplated buying the 5 and adjusting the back but my heels were literally hanging over the back and they looked like they were far too small for me. I'm not usually a fan of rounded toes but with the Atomic it just doesn't bother me and they look lovely and quite classic. The heel is low, making them ideal for work, as it is just 2.5 inches. The tan sole contrasts nicely against the rich navy shoe. I also have the Carvela Fallhard which are very similar but the back of the shoe isn't open with the buckle and I love both shoes equally. They are such classic shoes and seem to go with anything. They also seem to last forever and I have worn the Atomic pretty much every day to work for about 5 or 6 months and they hardly look worn. I have other shoes which have needed re-heeling in a shorter space of time. A basic polish once a week keeps them looking clean and new. I have seen the Atomic also available in a nude colour which again will go with anything and perfect for an up to date look. I was quite alarmed when my gran liked my shoes and asked where I had bought them; I lied and told her Next! They are a lovely lovely shoe and I adore them to pieces but I don't wear them on a night out even though they would go with most of my wardrobe. I find the small heel to be a little conservative and much prefer to glam it up with a really high heel when going out, but for work they are ideal. I work in a hospital so I can never ever park anywhere near my office and these shoes aren't going to cripple me getting to the office each day! 4 stars.
Carvela Kurt Geiger Atomic Court Shoes / Carvela Atomic nude low heel slingbacks / Medium (40mm-79mm / Upper material: Synthetic / Lining Material: Synthetic / Sole Material: Synthetic.