“ Brand: Miss KG / Type: Sandals „
In the summer I was looking for a couple of new pairs of sandals to add to my collection, a lot of my friends shop at ASOS so I decided to have a look around and see what they had. I came across the Miss KG Marrisa Cork Wedge Sandals, not the cheapest sandals they had to offer but were perfect for what I wanted, something suitable for everyday wear but something that would also look smart.
The sandals are what I would call a strappy design, consisting of one strap which goes vertical up the length of your foot and a series of horizontal straps going across you foot, I am unsure exactly what the straps are made from, however it s not real leather, more of a synthetic faux imitation leather, all of the straps are a tan (middle brown) colour. The detail on the sandals is of a very god standard, each strap is edged with very thin stitching all in a matching colour, there are also 5 gold studs along the vertical strap, giving the appearance that it is the studs which are holding the straps in place. The Miss KG sandals have a cork wedge heel (as previously mentioned) again this is light brown in colour and measures 5 inches high, whilst the heel is quite high, there is a small platform at the from of the sandals approximately 1 inch high making the heel feel a more comfortable height to walk around in for long periods of time. Unlike some wedge heel sandals the Miss KG's have a slightly curved sole, personally I feel this improves the appearance of the heel as the curve is just between the sole and heel area giving the heel more definition and less of a block like appearance, also the slightly curved front gives the sandals more flexibility when walking. The upper sole (where your foot goes) is a pretty copper colour with the Miss KG logo printed on it, however this does wear slightly the more the sandals are worn.
In order to maintain the Miss KG sandals the main thing which is advised is to keep them away from liquids, so therefore they are not suitable to wear in the rain, I have got caught out in a light shower during the summer wearing mine and they were fine, but I think that it means is if it is pouring with rain its advisable not to go out in them, although I am not sure, I am assuming this is due to the cork heel, personally I have not risked it.
The Miss KG sandals are very easy to put on, they fasten with a strap which goes around the back of your heel, to match the main area of the sandal, this then fastens with a gold buckle on the side. What I particularly like about how these sandals fasten is that the buckle is a nice size, with some shoes I have the buckle is very small and fiddly to fasten and undo, I find that both the buckle and the strap on these sandals is quite flexible to fasten and unfasten.
I bought my Miss KG sandals from the ASOS website, they usually retail at £72.00 but were being sold for £42.00. I do not think I would have paid full price for these, I would want something a little better for £72.00, I do think that £42 is quite a lot for a plain pair of wedge sandals, but if they are long lasting and hardwearing I am prepared to pay for them although I would like to be able to wear them a little more after paying out so much for them as I explain later. Personally i have found the Miss KG sandals hardwearing, whilst I have not worn them as much as I thought I would they have had a reasonable amount of wear and still look as good as new. I think they hardest part is keeping them looking clean as you have to keep them away from water. If I get any marks on mine I just wipe the straps over with a damp cloth, I have done this on the heel but using hardly any water so as not to soak the cork heel, so far this has worked for me and kept my sandals looking clean and in excellent condition.
Whilst the sandals are hardwearing and suitable for any occasion, I have to admit they are not my most comfortable pair I have, the first couple of times I worn them I did find that the straps rubbed my toes a little making them sore, especially if it was a particularly hot day. I did notice that the straps softened the more I worn them and after persevering with them did stop rubbing my feet altogether. But I still find them difficult to wear all day. I am use to wearing heels throughout the whole day at work and when going out generally but I find that they do make my feet ache after a while and even now when it is a very hot day or if I am walking around shopping all day and my feet get hot they do still start to rub my skin slightly. Now I tend to only wear my Miss LG sandals for shorter periods of time or for an evening out when I will not be doing too much walking around.
Generally I would recommend the Miss KG Cork Marrisa Cork Wedge Heels as they are suitable for any occasion, they are also hardwearing, however I would not recommend them if you are looking for a pair of sandals which you can wear all day without getting sore or aching feet these are probably not the best choice, also for me they were quite expensive for a pair of sandals that do not get that much wear. For me they are much better when worn for shorter periods of times.
==Asos Miss KG Marrisa Cork Wedge Sandals==
I absolutely love my wedges, whether it be wedged boots, wedged flip flips or like these wedged sandals, I have them all.
For once when I purchased these particular shoes, I was actually in need of some sandals and these fitted the bill perfectly as I had broken my previous pair which were my total favourite all time going out shoe. Okay so they may not be to everyone's taste, especially for going out but because they are wedged, I feel that they are so much more comfortable and I can literally dance the night away in them.
The cork wedge sandals cost me a little bit more than my previous pair had but I think I had purchased the first pair from New Look. Asos have them selling for £42 but if you search online you can more often than not find some sort of money off voucher which is well worth doing. They say the RRP of them is £70 so you feel like you are getting a bit of a bargain.
In my opinion, the shoes look really nice and even more so when they are on my feet. I don't have the slimmest legs in the world and I find that dainty shoes really don't suit me as well as these sort of wedged style does. I find that these wedges are pretty good all rounders actually as they go perfectly with a pair of jeans, be it skinny jeans or boot flare. They go nicely with my black leggings and dress top or my short denim skirt in the summer. They can be worn in the daytime and not look too over the top and also look rather sexy when dressed up for a night out. For me they are the perfect shoes.
Not only do I think they look good, but they are totally comfortable to wear when walking or dancing a lot. I can literally walk a good 5 miles in them and they don't hurt one bit. I have danced all through the night in them (well till 5am) and still been comfortable enough to stagger home. The brown leather type strap which is fastened with a buckle seems to give a good support and as yet I have never fallen off of them.
The leather straps on my last pair where the thing that broke and I am sure after excessive amount of wear that is the part that will fail on these shoes but I wouldn't think that would be for a very long time as they do seem very well made.
All in all, I can really not fault these cork wedges at all. I feel that they represent good value for money, look good, feel comfortable and are made to a high standard. (In your face Himself!). I would most certainly give them a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and recommend they to everyone!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.