“ Brand: New Look „
I bought these canvas shoes a few months ago as they were reduced from £7.99 to £4.00, which was a total bargain. Even at full price these won't break the bank and despite being so cheap when compared to similar shoes eg Toms Classics, they look suprisingly good quality and they are easy to style and comfortable to wear. These are really basic in design, they are slip on shoes which are a cross between flats and trainers - they're like a pair of canvas trainers with the top bit missing, so the shoe only covers the toes and a bit of my foot. Because of this, they're ideal for summer wear as they let my feet breathe. I also think that trainers and pumps don't look quite right with shorts and dresses, whereas these look a lot better as they have no laces. The shoes are very casual which I see as an advantage as they are very versatile and easy to style. They're ideal for slipping on when I pop down to the shops or to the park and as they're so comfortable I usually wear these if I'm going somewhere that I know will require a lot of walking, for example walking around the shopping centre. We went to a place where there are lots of hills with the dogs a few weeks ago and I wore these and I was able to walk and run around comfortably whereas if I was wearing heels or boots I'd of struggled! These are much more lightweight and breathable than trainers, making them ideal for summer days out and about. Although these are slip on shoes, I've never had any problems with them slipping off. They fit perfectly and are incredibly comfortable. I have quite wide feet and these fit fine - the sides are a little elasticated. The shoes are available in sizes UK4-9 and they can be purchased in mens sizes as well. The material on the upper half of the shoe is made from a good quality fabric which is reasonably thick. The fabric isn't waterproof so if worn when it's raining they get wet through and take a while to dry which is a slight issue but as these are summer shoes it isn't something that affects my overall score. I have these shoes in white, but other colours include black and red and there is also a blue and white stripey pattern. The sole of the shoe is white and made of thick rubber. It's great quality and unlike my other cheap canvas shoes from Primark, it is still securely attatched to the shoe and I've had no issues with it being flimsy or bad quality. Overall, I really recommend these shoes as they are cheap, durable, comfortable, good quality and easy to style - 5/5 stars.
In the summer, I like lightweight shoes that are comfortable to wear. I have a couple of pairs of these 'deck sport shoes' from New Look which fit that bill perfectly. What I like most about them is that they are such a good price (£7.99 although I have recently seen them in the sale for just £5) that I don't feel too bad if I wear them for one season and then throw them out. The shoes have a lightweight canvas upper and a thicher rubber sole. The sole is sturdy and grooved on the underside to offer good grip. The inner sole is also pretty well padded so that it offers good support and makes the shoe comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I have these in white (not the most practical of colours, but nice in the summer) and black and white stripes. I have also seen them available in black and navy blue. I find that these fit my feet perfectly - I do have wide feet though so, for narrower feet I would be concerned that these may feel too large and slip off easily. They are comfortable to wear and offer good support around my ankle. They are great for the unpredictable British weather as they are closed in yet still quite summery so offer the protection from rainfall that more strappy sandals do not. I have found the shoes wear well, the sole is quite strong so does not wear away quickly. Whilst the material does get dirty, and is not easy to clean, it can be sponge cleaned to remove some but I have also put these in the washing machine and they have washed up well with no damage to the shoe. Although I usually purchase a new pair each year, I am confident that these could last longer than this if you required it, but probably not too much longer than a couple of years before the sole starts to wear or they get too grubby. For the price though, I think they are great value for money.
New Look and Dorothy Perkins are my 'go-to' shops of choice for great, fashionable and cheap shoes and yet again this year New Look have a fab range of summer styles out which do not break the bank and are bang on trend. I love flat shoes (being someone who massively struggles to walk in heels and frequently has to keep flats in the car and under my desk for when my feet give up the ghost) and when I saw this shape and style in New Look a few months ago I simply had to invest. I had been toying with buying a similar pair I had seen in Fat Face for £30 so snagging this pair for £9.99 felt like a bit of a steal. When I bought them back in about April they had them in navy, black and white only, but since then I notice that they also have them in a couple of other shades, most recently I have seen them in nautical blue and white stripes and also red and white (again, very much on trend). I bought a size 6 (EU 39) which fits perfectly, these are designed to be worn without socks and I find that my feet do not get too hot in these as they are a slightly wide fitting and do not fit tightly to the feet, there is definite breathing room in them but they manage to not be so loose as to be falling off your feet every five minutes. Personally I think these shoes can only really be worn casually, I would not put them with more formal clothes for work, for instance, they go best with jeans, summer skirts and casual clothes and look very nice with skinny jeans in particular. The soles are made of rubber on these shoes and the upper is a canvas style of fabric - this is great for me as my feet tend to react badly to manmade uppers but these are just fine and I have also had no issues with rubbing. These are a fab buy for a tenner and great for running around in, although I do think they are for casual use only.
The shoes comes in a range of different colours including black, white, red, striped and other patterns. The shoes cost me £9.99 from my local New Look store, how-ever you can also purchase them online from their website. I love the look of these shoes as they look very casual but also very summery. I decided to get a pair because I always seem to wear flip flops or open toed shoe in the summer. I wanted some flat shoes which would be comfortable to wear and to also let my feet breath at the same time and not get too sweaty. I thought these were perfect. The name of the shoes are 'Rockstar', this may be because perharps they look rock-star like with a pair of skinny jeans? How-ever on their website they called them Sport deck Shoe and the price os £7.99, which is a little confusing. The shoes have a bright white rubber sole, which means they'll bend easily when walking, etc. The material on the shoe feel's like canvas, in this case mine are black. The inside of the shoe is then lined with more of a cotton material which is white and blue striped. The size of the shoe is printed inside the shoe so you can check that you are buying the correct size. I have worn these shoes once or twice with a pair of casual jeans. I wasn't too sure whether I would like the look of these shoes with the jeans, how-ever they give the jeans a nice casual look and are perfect for when I'm just in town doing some shopping or don't fancy wearing heel's or boots. The shoes themselves are really comfortable to wear and fit nicely on my feet. I often find that I sometimes get blisters or shoes rub when they are new, how-ever these shoes didn't do that to my feet which was great. The shoes slip on and off easily, which is an advantage if I'm out shopping and I want to try something on. The shoes also let my feet breath and they don't make my feet sweaty or too hot. I'm not used to wearing flat shoes, as I live in heel's or my trainers, how-ever after wearing these I would consider buying these in another colour, ready for the summer as they are just so comfortable. I think these are perfect for the summer and will look great with cropped trousers and skinny jeans. These will also be great when walking along the beach as the sole is very flexible but also strong. The shoes aren't waterproof, so if it rain's you will more than likely get slightly damp/wet feet. Ideally the shoes are really for summer, how-ever I like wearing them for casual wear during the cold month's as well. I have to give these shoes 5 out of 5 stars as they are comfortable, well made and come in a great range of colours. (review also on ciao)