“ Brand: New Look / Type: Sandals „
~ THE WEDGES ~
I saw the wedges on the New Look website. As these were listed under new footwear I didn't think my local store would have these in stock yet and sure enough when I checked they didn't have them in. Ever since walking into my local New Look store a few weeks ago and seeing all the bright coloured wedges, I decided I really wanted to get a pair as they look great in the summer. I didn't want anything too brightly coloured as I wanted them to go with jeans, leggings, skirts and maybe even casual summer dresses. I decided to play it safe and get some wedges which had black strapping detail. The wedges are available in sizes 5-8 and have a chunky cork wedge heel. The straps to the shoes are knotted and black in colour with silver beading style detailing to the straps. You can also purchase the same wedges with snake skin strapping. I'm normally a size 5 in flats and 6 in heels so I purchased the size 6. These cost me £22.99 and I chose to have the item delivered to my local store. As the wedges were over £20 and I wanted them delivered to my local store, I didn't have to pay any postage cost which was great as this saved me some money. The wedges have a chunky cork heel and are approximately 5 inches high. On the wedges is a lovely silver trim which goes around the top of the wedge and this glams the wedges up a little.
I have worn the wedges a few times now with jeans and leggings and they look great. The wedges have a gladiator style/feel to them and they look great dresses up or dressed down. As the wedges are black they go with almost everything but the silver detailing on the wedges breaks the colour up a little so they aren't so plain looking. This is the first time I have worn wedges in a very long time (we're talking 5 years or so), and I had a fear of tripping over in these. I was surprised at how comfortable the shoes were. My feet slipped into the wedges fine and the buckle fastening was easy to do. The shoes were actually really comfortable when putting them on for the first time. The straps were a little stiff; how-ever I'm sure these would loosen a little the more I wore the shoes. I wore the shoes down to my local pub, this isn't a long walk, how-ever it did involve a little bit of walking. The wedges were really easy to walk in, a lot easier than I remember and the straps didn't hurt my feet and they didn't feel too tight either.
If wearing these wedges for a good few hours/half a day I think my feet would probably hurt a little, as I'm not used to wearing wedges and often wear stiletto type shoes instead. I give the wedges 5 out of 5 stars as they look brilliant for day and night and are made really well. I'm glad I purchased these from the website as soon as I saw them as I find if I wait for the items to come into store, they don't normally get them because the items sell out. I would highly recommend these wedges to others to buy (not men) as they just look great.
(review may also appear on ciao)