“ Brand: New Look / Type: Court Shoes „
I really love heels, I'm like the woman in the movie/book (which is so much better!) "In Her Shoes" (If you haven't read the book it is really worth a go it is so much better than the film however.....) like the main character I can take or leave clothes but shoes, well shoes never stop fitting, they never get old and boring and they always look good just for standing pretty of course, walking around is another matter. Anyway unlike the movie I cannot afford extremely expensive shoes and being a bit of a bargain hunter majority of my heels have cost under the £10 mark and these are no exception. I purchased them for no reason other than they looked lovely and they were in the sale in my local New Look store for £7 down from the regular £20 which is a really good price anyway I think.
I have since worn the shoes a grand total of 3 times, having so many pairs it is difficult to get to wear them all considering I am a mother and therefore spend a lot of my days traipsing around in my boots or ballet pumps (yes even in this weather!). The first time I wore them I simply went around the house wearing them to break them in a little as I always find that I can walk (and therefore look) better because I've managed to get my bearings. First of all the look of the shoe I feel is really simple yet with a twist of something a little different, the pair I have is a patent black colour, there were a few brighter colours however I already have a rainbow of colours and I never wear them because I'm never sure if they clash with my outfits and so I went for the safe black option. The heels are around 4-5 inches which I must say is a little high for me but I never learn and always go for the higher options. On the outer side of the foot there is the cut out section which adds the little extra to the shoe making it not the usual plain shoe which I really like. The heel is almost a stiletto and again this is the worst type of heel for me as I find that there is a lot of pressure on my foot, especially if you're up there a long time. If you're used to walking in heels (like I was before I got pregnant) then these will not be a problem but if you're only an odd wearer then prepare to be in a little pain. I also find that because of the thin heel that it wears down pretty quickly as I say I have only worn my pair 3 times and only twice outdoors and I wasn't walking around for a huge amount of time but the heel has worn down more than I would have expected for such little wear, however for the price I cannot really complain.
The inside of the shoe is rather comfortable and is very well shaped, I bought a size 6 which I sometimes find can be too tight yet a size 7 is slipping off yet this was the perfect size, the slipped on easily and fit like a glove. There is a very thin strap that goes across the top of the foot and although this is lovely and it holds the shoe on well it is incredibly fiddly to put in and take out however there are adjustable holes so you can get it to the right comfort for your foot. So although the shoe is not heavy and is actually very comfortable on the foot after walking around in these for a length of time they do become painful to wear, I think a combination of the thin heel as well as the hard interior of the shoe combines to make them sore to wear eventually, it's those adverts that you're out dancing and you get home and it's such a relief to just get the shoes off, admittedly they aren't as bad as I have worn and there are many pairs I would rather chose these over but even so it still has to be said.
In relation to outfits I have yet to come across any outfit that these do not go with, from trousers to skirts and dressed from dressing up to being smart to being casual this shoe goes with them all, well so my mirror tells me anyway.
Overall I do really like these shoes despite the little flaws that they have however it could also just be me and my issues rather than an issue with the product itself. I think they are cheap and affordable, go with any outfit and really are a pair of heels you should own for when you find yourself in a situation where you need certain shoes and you have nothing that matches. I may not know much but shoes? I know shoes as said by the master of shoes herself Carrie Bradshaw.
I've got to admit that I am a huge fan of my heels, however I find them pretty difficult to walk in sometimes. The New Look Cut Out Patent Courts were perfect for me. They were a fair price of around £20.00 when I purchased them months back, and I am not sure the range of colours they are available in, but I have them in red and another pair in a navy blue.
The heel on these is about four inches give or take, therefore they are of a sensible height to toddle around in. The strap really does help give you some support and aid your walking, unlike some silly shoes where the strap is just for decoration.
When putting these shoes on, the strap itself can be pretty fiddly, because it is quite thin, and the buckle to fasten it in is very small. Admittedly this isn't particularly pleasing when you're in a rush for work in the morning, or if you're coming home from a night out a bit on the drunk side. In fact, it can be a nightmare as you can spend about three or four minutes just getting these on.
Once they are on, they are completely easy to walk in. Considering I do face difficulty sometimes with some of my heels, these are excellent. I am able to wear them to work daily as the patent effect makes them look very smart and clean. However, on the other hand they are also glam enough to wear for occasions such as meals, or even if you're going for a night out on the town!
One thing which I was pleased of with these shoes was that they were also available in the wide feet section. This meant that they fit my feet even better, and gives them room to breathe! I am not however sure if these heels are still stocked.
These are also fabulous because you can mix and match them with a wide range of clothing. I have worn these shoes with a suit, with a short dress for a night out, with jeans and a nice top. The possibilities are endless with these, and for a mere £20 for such a versatile pair of shoes is fantastic.
I've owned mine for a fair few months now, and I have had no problems with them other than the strap as mentioned. The heels have hardly worn down at all considering the amount I wear these, and there are no marks on them. If you do get these a little dirty, they are easy to wipe off due to the patent material.
Overall, these heels are definitely going to be recommended to all of you if you can get your hands on a pair, because they are a plain pair of essential yet fashionable heels to have in your wardrobe. Next time you're in New Look have a look out for these, and I bet you won't regret it! Thanks for reading.
When it comes to work shoes I do tend to like quite a few pairs, so I am always on the look out for smart looking shoes. So whilst looking for yet another pair of work shoes I decided to have a quick look in New Look, I have had their shoes in the past and found them to be of a reasonably quality and also a reasonable price. Whilst browsing the shoe department I came across their Cut Out Patent Court Shoes, smart looking and reasonably priced they were perfect for what I wanted.
The shoes are made from a patent (shiny) black faux leather material which has a plastic like feel to it. The top of the shoe has quite a large cut out area (hence the name) meaning that a lot of the top of your foot is exposed (not always ideal in winter) the shoe curves around at the end ensuring that your whole toe area is covered, the shoes also have a rounded toe. There is a thin strap made of the same shiny black material which comes across the top of your ankle and fastens with a small buckle at the side of your foot, the buckle is what I would call a dark gold colour meaning it does blend in rather well. The tightness of the strap can be altered using the 5 to 6 small holes in the strap, the ankle strap can be made quite small meaning these shoes would be good for those of you with very small ankles.
The New Look Cut Out Court Shoes are described as having a "very high heel" now I make them approximately 5" high, although I have had mine re heeled and I think the new ends on the heels are a little thicker than the others. Personally I would not consider these as being "very high" admittedly they are high but they are not my highest pair of heels, for me I would not want my work shoes a lot lower (my trousers would drag on the ground) I am not overly tall and therefore like to wear heels most of the time, so speaking from my personal experience the heel height on these shoes are perfect for me, although I understand they my not be ideal for everybody. To balance the heel out a little there is a very low visible platform at the front of the shoes, again in the same shiny black material to ensure it blends in, however this cannot be more that a few centimetres highs and to be honest does not really make a huge amount of difference, for me it is more for decorative purposes rather than there to help balance the height of the heel out.
The insides of the shoe are just a hardwearing fabric around the sides and the top of the shoe (the area that covers your toes) and the bottom of the shoe where your foot actually sits is made from a leathery type material, this is very slightly padded to give the shoes a softer feel as you walk. The words "New Look" and "Gorgeous Feet" are written the bottom of the shoe in silver swirly writing, although I have found that this has worn off the more the shoes are worn. That is basically it for the appearance of the shoes, they are quite plain in appearance but when it comes to work that is exactly what I was looking for a pair of plain black shoes. Personally I find the shape of these shoes very versatile, whilst they look extremely smart with both my work trousers and skirts, they also look good with jeans or even a skirt for a night out. I have worn mine for many different occasions from shopping in town to a night in the pub, they really do go with pretty much anything.
One of the most important things when it comes to work shoes for me is comfort, although I am sitting down a lot at work I still need my shoes to be comfortable. I have had my court shoes several months now and I find them extremely comfortable, they do not rub my feet and I have no problems wearing them all day. As I have mentioned I have even worn them shopping and on nights out and again they have proved to be very comfortable and I have had no trouble wearing them for several hours at a time, even after walking around in the all day shopping I have not ended up with sore feet and blisters.
I bought my Cut Out Court Shoes from my local New Look and they only cost me £20, personally I thought this was an extremely good price for a pair of work shoes, and even if they did not last too long I had not wasted a lot of money. However so far the shoes have proved to be very hard wearing and long lasting. I have had to have them re-heeled however this is due to the heel being very thin meaning it wears out quickly, but other than that they are showing no signs of wear and tear other than a couple of small scuffs on the back of the heels, probably caused by wearing them to drive in. The shiny material means they are very easy to keep clean, and to be honest I hardly ever clean mine, I might give them a wipe over if they are looking a bit dull and dirty with some clean water but that's about it and they look as good as new, they are very low maintenance shoes, unlike some other work shoes I have had which needed cleaning every few days.
If I had to mention any disadvantages of these shoes I think they only thing would be is the buckle is quite small and can be a bit fiddly to fasten at times, especially if your hands are cold, however this is not a big issue for me and would definitely not put me off wearing the shoes. The only other thing would be the need to get them re-heeled every now and again, but again this is not a big problem for me as I have to do this with most of my shoes anyways especially those with thin heels as these shoes have, so again not something that would put me off this pair of shoes.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Cut Out Court Shoes from New Look, not only are they cheap to buy but they are hard wearing, and very comfortable to wear. They go with pretty much everything and are suitable for any occasion, both smart or casual. Whilst they heel height might not be to everyone's taste for me they are the perfect pair of shoes for work, I think when I am due a new pair of work shoes I will see if New Look still have these in stock.
After planning my Halloween outfi for so long a few weeks ago I fnally bought it. The outfit, the accessories, the fake blood but then to my horror I realised I had NO shoes to match my outfit so I decided as usual to raid the New Look shelves for a brand new pair. These 'New Look Cut Out Patent Court Shoes' were the pair I decided on after searching for hours and I simply bought them because they were plain. Which meant not only could I wear them with my halloween dress but I could wear them before or after as well which to me means they were an investment and well worth spending my money on. Since I bought these I have been wearing them loads so it seems like my investment prediction was spot on!
Price: £20 (Around £4 P&P online)
Stockists: New Look & newlook.com
Other Info: Available in sizes 4-8 online, described as a 'very' high heel (which I personally disagree with) with a visible platform & cross strap buckle across the front.
These shoes in reality look exactly as they do in the picture and normally they would not be the type of shoes I would go for, for several reasons. Firstly these ar made from really shiny, plastic like material which does look very nice but I find after a few wears material like that starts to rub away - in this case that hasnt happened thank god! The 'very' high heel in reality Id guess is about 3-3 1/2 inches which to me seems like much lower than average and the raised platform is very tiny so dont let the 'high heel' marketin put you off in this case.
I think the buckle has been added to save these shoes from being boring and I think it worked. I dont usually like shoes with a cross strap on them as I find the metal buckle either breaks easily or rubs but again in this case so far I havent hd a problem with that as yet so fingers crossed. They might be plain but that makes them very versatile as they can be worn with literally anything.
Ive worn these quite a few times now to various places such as job interviews, the pub or just to walk up the shop and they have matched everything Ive worn an havent hurt in th slightest. These are made even comfier with the strap and have never rubbed my feet at all on any part. They might not be the brightest, most attractive shoes on the planet but they will ensure you never have to worry about your shoes not matching again and with these you'll never have blisters!
One thing I will say is afte only a few wears these d have slight damage on the heel which is annoying but as it doesnt ruin the overall look of the shoe and that no-one except me can even see it Im not going to count it as a disadvantage - but slight damage may be something to look out for if you buy these! Other than that I do highly recommend these shoes!!
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