Product Type: New Look Hunter Original
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Beautiful, feminine shoes
New Look Floral Peep Satin Shoes
Member Name: Holland1
New Look Floral Peep Satin Shoes
Advantages: Beautifully designed, very feminine, mood boosters, not too uncomfortable
Disadvantages: Not sure how they'd clean up if you got them dirty, might get blisters if worn for long time
You know how sometimes, even in your thirties, your mum insists on buying you something when you go shopping, even though you're old enough to fund your own shopping habits? Well, I recently experienced one of those occasions in New Look when I was browsing with my mum. I fell in love with these shoes, but couldn't really justify the non-essential purchase given that I've spent far too much on beauty products lately, so my mum insisted on buying them for me as a treat. She's a lovely woman.
Anyway, the shoes are quite frankly, beautiful. The New Look website describes these as "gold satin effect", but I would describe them as peach personally. They have some gorgeous delicate lace style detail on them, and they have a lovely satin like sheen to them which makes them stand out even though the colour is fairly neutral. When I first saw these shoes, I could visualise them with an outfit I had in mind for a special occasion I have coming up. I don't really own many pairs of shoes, so I'm quite restricted on matching with outfits when I'm going out. Most of the shoes I own are black, so I thought these would be a refreshing change.
The shoes looked like they would be very uncomfortable, but to be honest, they fit like a glove. They have a platform raised sole, which isn't as difficult to walk in as you'd think, and the heels are high for me, 4.5 inches according to New Look's website. The heels are quite thin, as you can see, but I still seem to be able to balance myself quite well in these, which is unusual because not only do I rarely wear heels, but I'm also very clumsy.
As you can see from the picture, they are open toe shoes, and this gives the chance to show off your perfectly painted toe nails on a night out! They are extremely feminine, and however glum I'm feeling it's impossible not to be cheered up by wearing these. Not only were they perfect for the outfit I wore them with, but they also go really well with jeans and they're a little different to the usual black shoes I wear.
As for comfort, well lets be honest, I don't think anyone expects to be able to wear shoes like this for any long distance walking. But for a night out, I found them perfectly comfortable, and as long as I concentrate on my walking, I feel well balanced and very elegant. I would say though, that I'm not a big dancer on nights out, I'm getting to an age where I like to find a seat and stay there, so if you're a big dancer, these may not be so comfortable by the end of the night! I wear these shoes when I know I'm going somewhere I won't be in agony in after wearing them, for a meal for example.
When I first started wearing these shoes, I was a bit precious about getting them dirty for example when I saw muddy patches or puddles. I only tend to wear them when the weather is decent because I think if you got them dirty they'd be quite difficult to get clean. So far, I've not had any issues with staining or anything, and they still look in good condition after a few trips out.
Overall, these shoes are very beautiful, and at £24.99 provide excellent value for money. Thanks mum!
Summary: Beautiful beautiful shoes