“ Brand: New Look / Type: Boots „
Ok so I am the first to admit I am a complete suckers for a nice pair of shoes....however I do not like paying a fortune for going out shoes I know they will not be worn everyday and therefore am always on the look out for the perfect shoes at the perfect price (in the back of my mind however I know neither is achievable as the perfect shoe is elegant and probably a high heel that feels like little clouds wrapped around my feet and the perfect price is free)
Boxing day is a ritual for myself and my friends we meet early and we hit the shops this one just passed was no different and in New Look my eyes were drawn straight to these little sweet hearts.
*+*+* THE LOOK *+*+*
My pair are a slightly different design to those pictured above. They are a platform shoe-boot which is virtually a shoe with some extra fabric up over the top of your foot. They are in black and covered in very fine glitter giving the whole shoe a shimmering effect.
The Heel is 5" so about 13cm and is about an inch square block heel so no stiletto here, with an inch visible platform at the front. They aren't sky scrapper heels but they are far from flat. The heels are in the exact same glittered colour as the main body of the shoe. They have a round toe so have a naturally elegant shape to them.
They have a small zip up the inside for fastening.
*+*+* THE FIT *+*+*
These fit perfectly the zip combined with the overall shape of the boot make them secure to your foot. The width of the heel gives these a better stability than a stiletto, but there is less padding than some of New Looks shoes so you can feel a little pressure on the ball of your foot if you are wearing them for any elongated period of time, but then to be honest that is expect with a pair of heels this height.
*+*+* MY OPINION *+*+*
I am really impressed with these, personally I like them with trousers I'm not massively keen on the look with tights, leggings or just a bit of leg. I believe this is down to the shape of shoe-boots in general, but I have seen people out in shoe-boots and its not unbearable to look at. The first thing I did when I picked them up off the shelf was give them a good rub luckily there was no genie but neither was there any shower of glitter either something that would have made me put these back on the shelf like they were on fire. Being black they go with anything and like all heels give you a better posture. These are not everyday shoes well maybe in the devil wears Prada but not in my life, they sit patiently with all my other shoes then venture out at night when I'm heading out with friends and they are perfect for it adding a bit of sparkle to an outfit.
A great pair of shoes can finish an outfit and make you feel good and these do that as well as making your feet look small, something I am greatly appreciative of mainly due to the fact my size 8s sometimes look like I've worn my flippers out of the sea by accident. These have a beautiful shape and structure to them there is no pressure anywhere yet they still seem to feel snug. I got these in the sale for £10 but they were originally £24.99. I will admit I would not have bought them full price partly down to the fact I know New Look quite often discount their shoes and partly because these are just a going out shoe after all.
*+*+* WOULD I RECOMMEND *+*+*
Yes I would I think every girl needs some decent pairs of shoes even if it is only to wear every now and again just to make you feel good. The shape and heel are flattering for your feet however I believe should be worn in moderation and probably not if you're intending to be drinking too many naughty lemonades as it's a twisted ankle waiting to happen. At the price I got these you cant go wrong the reason for only 4 stars is down to the lack of padding in the sole which if it had of been there would make these more comfortable.
Now I just have find a matching bag 