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      15.06.2013 02:09
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      recommended!

      I went on a hunt for some new shoes in New Look after purchasing a dress elsewhere in a lovely light blue colour. I had a nasty realisation that almost every pair of shoes that I own is black. My choice was threefold: go out in heels which didn't go well with the dress, wear flat shoes which did go, or buy some new ones! Naturally, I took the latter option!

      Off I trot to New Look, with an idea that I would like some nude heels. I came across these patent heels in nude. They also come in a variety of other colours. These are priced at a very reasonable £24.99. I'm not the type of person who can easily spend a fortune on a single pair of shoes, so I was pleased to find some nice ones in the budget I had set for myself.

      I rummaged on the shelf and emerged triumphantly with a pair if size 6's! I'm sure it must be the most popular size as normally there are non left! I slipped them on and automatically noticed how well they fit. The didn't pinch around the toes as often happens, yet didn't feel like they would slip off as I walked.

      They felt like a good height, high enough to give you the heel effect of longer, slimmer legs but still being able to walk! They passed the "are they too high? test" of putting them on and trying to stand on tip toes (if you can't lift your heels off the floor, they're too high). Plus they're so pretty!

      With the shoes in the bag (literally), I headed home to test them out. I wore them for a night out and have decided that they are definitely suitable for a dancing night out. Although the balls of my feet began to hurt, I wouldn't blame the shoes... more the fact that it was 2.30am by this point. My shoes lasted well and even survived having beer dropped on them (good job I didn't buy the suede effect ones I had been eyeing up!).

      The nude shoes I brought are a lovely colour and will go with pretty much anything. Definitely a new wardrobe staple of mine!

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        22.10.2012 12:20
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        Affordable pair of versatile heels,must have for every lady's wardrobe!

        I purchased these a little over two months ago.Although the picture shows them as more of a beige colour,they are infact a more peachy pink shade.

        These heels cost £24.99 but thanks to a lovely little student card,I managed to get an extra £2.49 off.

        I do really like new look's shoes.I generally prefer their wide fit range which is excellent value and unlike other stores who sell rather unfashionable wide fit shoes,this store tends to do very on trend heels.However I purchased these in their normal range as they fitted comfortably.

        I'm always a little apprehensive on buying heels.Because as tempting as they are,they can sometimes be an accident waiting to happen!Whether it's blisters,or sole pain,and in some cases shooting pains in legs..I've been there.But with these shoes I thought I'd take the risk as they had a platform,which allow the weight to be more even between the heel and sole.

        I actually wore these first time for a friends birthday party.Although I was slightly conscious of looking 6 foot in them, I was relieved by compliments on how "gorgeous" they were.But my mind was constantly wary of my feet,wondering when they would give in and begin to get sore.

        I was on my feet the whole evening and I'm pleased to say that they only started to ache slightely by the end of the night.That just doesn't happen to me,any other heels and I would be in a tub of salt water the following day,but not with these!Perhaps its the platform?Although I honestly think it's the quality.

        I now wear these two or three times a week.They give my confidence such a boost.I have recently had them re-heeled but that is because I've worn them alot.The colour is very versatile and so can be worn with lots of different outfits and shades.

        Overall great shoes,great quality!

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          24.09.2012 09:15
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          These are high heels that are more uncomfortable than usual

          DESIGN

          These shoes have a 6 inch slim heel and a platform height of slightly under 1 inch.  They are patent and mine are the nude shoes, they are available in black too and a limited edition pair is available with a Laboutin styled red sole. The colour is even on each portion of the shoe and the heel, platform and shoe are all of an identical shade.

          COMFORT

          These are not very comfortable and that is not just because of the high heel.  The platform doesn't feel solid under my foot and that makes me uncomfortable and feel wobbly as I walk.  The heel is tight to the shoe so I feel stable and a better quality platform would have made a big difference.  The fit is quite narrow so they felt like they were pinching my feet when I first wore them but they stretched to accommodate my feet very quickly. The shoes feel like they're supporting my feet when I walk but they make the balls of my feet burn quite badly.

          DURABILITY

          I have had these shoes for about a year and have worn them only about ten times because I fell pregnant and these shoes were then too high.  They have not creased or gone dull in any places and the sole is still in good condition.  The tip of the heel on my right shoe feels a tiny bit loose but I think it will remain in position for a time yet.

          WHAT I THINK

          I like the design of these shoes but they are so uncomfortable that I don't like wearing them very often.  They hurt my feet whenever I have sat down for a while and then get up again and I dislike the feel of walking in them.  They give me extra height and do not cause me to walk with rigid legs like some badly designed 6 inch heels can because I take a small shoe size.

          You can buy the shoes in sizes 3 to 8.  I tried on a four and a five and the smaller size fitted best, I like the shape of the back of the shoe because it supports my heel but I think they dip down a bit too much at the sides and that makes the shoe feel flimsier than it is.   The shine of the nude shoes is good and does not make them look cheap but I thought the black pair were too shiny and looked very fake.

          3 Dooyoo Stars.

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          11.09.2012 19:36
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          ow!

          I wore these on Saturday night and am still suffering so writing this review by way of revenge and to vent my anger!!!! Joking aside, my feet are still throbbing like mad. I have had these shoes for a while now, but only wore them a few times so they still look spankingly new.
          Originally, I was looking for some 'nude' heels as I had seen them on a few people both at work and out and thought they looked both sexy and smart. I couldnt find any nude heels in a style and size that suited me so opted for these thinking that they would look really good with my jeans which I tend to wear wherever possible on a night out but also with pants or a skirt on the off chance that I might actually one day get that dressed up. They were £25 but I think that they look much more expensive.
          I love the fact that the shoe, platform and heel are all the same colour as quite often they are now and sometimes, especially on plastic shoes this can really cheapen the overall look of the shoe.
          For me, the heel is very high, (about 5-6 inches) but I kind of convinced myself that the platform would make them feel more like a 4 inch heel which even I can handle....how wrong was I?
          I wore them Saturday night with a pair of bootcut jeans and a tan leather jacket and I felt great and at first they didnt hurt but to be fair I only walked to get a drink or go to the toilet but after a few hours OMG! OW! OW! OW! and 3 days in...OW! OW! OW! I feel like binning them my feet hurt that much but they are so sexy I think I will save them for an outing where Im mostly sitting instead!
          When me and my poor feet got in on Saturday night, I was surprised to find that I didnt have blisters on my heels but this is probably owing to the fact that my feet felt like they were sliding forward and that resulted in a big red rainbow arch across the front.
          I'm not the best with heels anyway but I really struggled with these and so cant recommend them. They do look great but there must be so many similar, shorter, more comfy alternatives available so I can only spare a few stars Im afraid :(

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          17.08.2012 20:56
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          New Look shoes

          After I had my second baby the shape of my foot changed quite a bit. My feet swelled up when I was pregnant and I still don't think they have gone back to their old shape and size. I am a size 6 shoe but a lot of the heels I wore before I was pregnant are really tight and don't fit in quite the someway as they did before. I had such nice shoes before I was pregnant and a really great pair of black shoes that I wore with everything but alas they just do not look and feel right now so I needed a pair of regular black high heels that would go with most outfits, be comfortable to walk around in and cheap enough to last me until hopefully my feet get back to normal, whenever that may be.

          My favourite shoe shop when it comes to cheap but quite nice looking shoes is New Look. You do have to have a bit of a search around as some of the shoes can be quite tacky and not well made but most of them are of quite good quality and look for the price you pay. I'm not quite sure why but I find that platform heels are a lot more comfortable to wear that an regular pair of heels. Most times the platforms I try on are ridiculously high and you think that they will be really uncomfortable but actually they support your foot a lot better than regular high heels. This is the case with this lovely pair of high heels from New Look.

          The platform of this shoe is all on the front of the hose so it gives you quite a bit of height without being a very tall shoe in the heel. You can see that the platform is bigger when you get to the ball of the foot and I really like this because it gives my foot some support and hold it up well from the underneath. The platform is still fairly thick on the front of the toe and I also find this fits my foot really well as my toes are not pushed really far forward and all scrunched up like they would be in a regular pair of shoes. The front is rounded as well which heels to protect my toes as well. 

          These shoes are black and have a lovely shiny black patent finish to them. The patent gives them a dressy look so you can definitely wear these with a nice dress but you can also dress them down with a pair of jeans and they still look stylish. The shoes have a stiletto heel which is thin but not too thin that it bends under the weight of your foot and leg. In fact I find these shoes quite sturdy and can walk for quite a while in them. The heel is quite high, 6 inches to be in fact but I like this as it gives me a bit of height but the platform portion of the shoes makes them feel like you are not that high. 

          The shoes cost just £24.99 which I think is a real bargain. I have noticed some wear on the heel but there is a little black cap on the end of the heel that is the portion which has worn down so when it gets too worn down I can just take it to a shop and get them to replace it. All in all a great shoe. 

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            26.07.2012 15:52
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            A fab looking shoe for those who can stomach the foot pain!

            Unless you have been living under a rock, it is impossible not to have noticed the current craze for nude coloured shoes. I was on the hunt for a cheap and cheerful pair and ended up buying two (this one and a Red Herring pair from Debenhams). This pair I have actually returned as I simply could not wear them for any length of time comfortably - to be fair this is probably because of my ability in high heels rather than a reflection of the shoes but here is my account of them.

            These shoes look fantastic and are very much bang on trend as far as the nude colour and platform-esque heels go. I loved the fact they are patent and it is worth knowing that New Look also have this style in black. They cost £20 a pair and for that price I do think they look the part.

            Unfortunately for me the heel is just far too high and I found it painful to walk more than 20 yards or so in these. I thought that the fact that the front is a stacked platform would lessen the effect of the 4.5inch spike heel but it was still too much for me. Don't get me wrong, they looked brilliant on, I just could not contemplate running round at work all day or standing round in a bar at night in them either.

            I also found that because your feet are pitched so far forward the effect is that my normal size 6 felt too big and there was a gap at the back, this meant I was also continuously scrunching my toes up to hang on to the shoes, adding to the discomfort. The other side effect here was the extent of the rubbing and pinching across the top of my foot where the front of the shoe is, again I think this is because of the way your shoes are forced to sit within the body of the shoe.

            Anyway, these are lovely shoes and a fab price if you can hack the walking in them but they just really were not for me.

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            12.07.2012 23:23
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            They're value for money at a measly £20, smart, easy to clean and comfortable!

            I am a second year student who is very involved in event planning for example organising society balls, halls of residence socials as well as the more career forward presentations by CEOs of top companies. So, as you can imagine, smart heeled shoes at a low price are essential for me! Not only do I organise such events but in order to insure they run smoothly, I attend and manage them.
            Until I discovered New Look's shoe range I struggled to find shoes that would fit properly, look smart as well as stylish and that I could afford! With all of the events I have attend to keep up my society involvement I found it difficult to ensure I had a shoe that would go with every outfit. And quite often I get to wrapped up organising the event that I forget about what I would wear and it often results in a last minute rush to the nearest shop. That is how I discovered New Look shoes.
            I bought these shoes two and a half months ago whilst looking for something to go with a striped shift dress. And they have been endlessly useful ever since!
            The nude shade seems to go with almost every outfit that I choose which not only saves me the hassle of going to find new shoes in specific shades to match but saves me money!
            Usually I am a UK size 5 but I found that with these heels (and with all of the shoes I buy from New Look), the UK size 4 fits much better. When working at an event it used to be a struggle running around in heels and whilst these heels are high, the snug, well fitting size 4 meant I could run around in them like they were flat! Even after busy nice such as those, there has been very little damage to the tip of the heel which can usually be damaged so easily.
            What's more, the thick platform lessens the pressure the high heel can put on the ball of my feet, making them comfortable to wear for hours. I've never encountered the ever daunting swelling or aching in my feet usually caused by high heels when wearing these shoes.
            The patent leather makes them easy to clean. I recently attended an outside ball which left these shoes covered in mudd but it came off simply with some warm water.
            I'm going on holiday soon and plan to pack light so these comfortable, smart heels are perfect since they go with everything!
            Definitely a great choice. They're value for money at a measly £20 (and New Look offer a 10% student discount), smart, easy to clean and comfortable.

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            21.04.2012 10:02

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            Gorgeous! just gorgeous! I myself have a pair of this shoes and they're comfy and are a wardrobe must have as they go with everything else in my wardrobe- so versatile! Another bargain at £24.99, you cant go wrong! I loved these so much, i bought my best friend a pair for her birthday and she loves them just as much as myself!

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            05.04.2012 15:37
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            Awesome is all I have to say

            I was browsing the net for some shoes about 12 months ago when I came accross a website that sold cheap designer shoes, although I had a feeling they may have been fake, I was sick of paying over £400 for shoe's that I wear once. They get scuffed and marked, therefore I would either sell them or throw them. Either way I lost out BIG TIME. Nevertheless I bought a pair of 'designer' shoes for around £180, to which I still had the same affect and it turned out they where definitely fake!

            At this point I was frustrated and the worst part was I had a Hen Do to go to and I was without new shoes. (Obviously a girl has to have new shoes!) Anyway.... I was meeting my friend for lunch and some serious well deserved retail therapy when she showed me some TO DIE for shoes. I was in love INSTANTLY. When she told me where she got them from I could not believe it! She said that Next had a wide variety and they are cheap.

            So off we went to Next. Well, I was in SHOE HEAVEN! I purchased 4 pairs of shoes for less than £100, 1 being the above and not only are they cheap, gorgeous and well worth any penny they are comfortable as can be expected.

            I don't think I will ever buy designer shoes again, these are way more suitable and within everyone's price range not to mention they have a pair suited for everyone!

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              11.09.2011 08:14
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              Shiny super high shoes from New Look

              I'm a massive fan of shoes and my shoe collection (particularly high heels) is massive. When it comes to heels I do like shoes with a "very" high heel but I tend to wear these types of shoe for nights out. I'm willing to pay £100+ for a pair of shoes for special occasions for shoes that will last many wears but for more fashionable shoes that are made from a material that can be easily scuffed or ruined by drinks being spilt on them on a night out I tend to look at stores like New Look for high heels as their shoes are lower priced. When browsing my local New Look store I came across the super high New Look Patent Platform Heels which were exactly what I had been looking for.


              ***New Look Patent Platform Heels***
              New Look Patent Platform Heels are an almond toe shaped (rounded point) patent court shoe with a chunky visible patent platform and a super high thin patent heel which is 14cm (5.4 inches in height). The shoes have quite a striking look about them because they are super high and patent therefore shiny but the design and shape of the shoes are very simple so match well with dresses and also jeans and leggings.

              The shoes are available in UK size 3-8.

              The New Look Patent Platform Heels are available from New Look stores and online at www.newlook.co.uk. The shoes are available in three colours in the court shoe which include black, beige and chestnut brown. The shoes are also available in a peep toe style however I own the black court shoe style of these shoes so my review will be based upon the BLACK COURT SHOE PATENT PLATFORM HEELS.

              The court shoe Patent Platform Heels cost £24.99. New Look does offer a peep toe version of these shoes which are available in more colours. Prices vary for the peep toe style and I notice New Look stores are selling these off in their end of summer sale for between £12.99 and £19.99 depending on the colour. I was looking at almost identical patent court shoes in Office and Dune which cost around £80-£90 per pair. The overall quality and finish inside the shoes from these brands are far superior to these cheaper New Look shoes but from first glance the shoes look the same hence why I decided to pay £25 for a pair of patent shoes from New Look rather than paying £80+ from Dune or Office.


              ***Wearing them***
              I had briefly tried the shoes on in my local New Look store before I had decided to purchase them and at this point my decision was probably based upon how they looked rather than how comfortable they were. Most of the high street shoe stores had a large collection of very high heeled patent shoes which were almost identical to these shoes from New Look and because I knew from experience how easily patent shoes scuff I wasn't prepared to pay up to £90 only to ruin them within a few wear which is why I opted for the cheaper New Look option.
              On closer inspection when I got the shoes home I was extremely satisfied with how they looked. The patent exterior was extremely shiny but not overly plastic looking and too stiff looking. The platform and heels were very high but they felt and looked sturdy.

              The material the shoes are made from is not too stiff but where the shoe meets the foot does feel a little stiff initially therefore I decided to wear the shoes around the house to break them in and to get used to walking in these shoes as they are VERY high. Although the platform gives greater stability this does not make up for the fact the heel is one of the highest I own. As someone who could regularly spend 8 hours a day in 4-5 inch heels I did actually feel I did need practice in walking in these shoes.

              I purchased these shoes in a UK size 5. I tend to wear a size 4 or 5 depending on the shoe brand but I felt a 5 length wise in this case was more suitable. I have very narrow feet but surprisingly with these New Look shoes when I first purchased these I was concerned that my feet felt slightly too wide for the shoe. This was due to the shoe pinching around the side of my foot. However after wearing around the house for about 10 minutes the width of the shoe felt fine. For those with average to wider feet these shoes may actually feel a little tight width wise and be quite uncomfortable so I would say better to try on before deciding to purchase.

              At 5ft 5 inches without shoes on I am not short but with these heels on I do seem extremely tall and when worn on a night out with a mixed sex group of friends I found myself towering above most of the females and a similar height to most of the males! My legs did look exceptionally long not only because I was wearing such high heels but as a court shoe with no straps and the fact the front of your foot is exposed, you get an illusion of a longer leg as it is not broken up by a shoe strap! This looks great when you are wearing dresses or shorts especially if you have shorter legs. In proportion to my body my legs are generally an average to longer leg length however Mr Lools commented that I looked like a giraffe wearing these shoes as my legs looked long and thin, I'm not sure if that is a compliment or not!!

              Wearing the shoes out and about is very different to wearing in the house where I find fewer obstacles. Personally I have come to the conclusion that although these shoes look great for a night out they are probably better to wear for occasions where you are sitting down lots and not doing much walking, especially walking up and down hills or up and down stairs. The sole of the shoe is not slippy but does not have a lot of grip therefore you need to be very careful walking on smooth surfaces such as wood or tiled floors especially if it has been raining or drinks have been spilt.

              The New look Patent Platform Heels are definitely for those confident and experienced in walking in high heels. The shoes have a high platform which gives more balance and stability but on the front of the platform it is tapered and curved upwards. If you put too much weight on the front of the shoe you will rock/ roll forwards. On a flat floor this isn't too much of an issue but if you are walking down stairs unless you walk very upright you will find yourself rocking forwards and potentially losing your balance. This curve on the shoe causes more problems when walking down a hill. Slight inclines are not an issue but if you are walking down a hill it is almost impossible to walk carefully unless you are holding onto someone. As you walk down a hill you naturally lean forwards slightly which puts your weight on the tapered part of the platform and makes you feel you are falling forwards and makes it very difficult to walk in these shoes.

              Comfort wise because these shoes are so high and there is a lack of padding under the ball of the foot I find after an hour of standing my feet do start to ache. If the shoe was more padded I think the balls of my feet would still ache but definitely not so severely. After wearing these for a night out with dancing at the end of the night my feet feel very delicate on the sole and the next morning I find my feet are still aching and flat comfortable shoes have to be worn. I have not suffered any blisters but there is definitely some suffering encountered from wearing these very pretty but high shoes!

              I have worn these shoes 5 times now and not only have my feet taken some wear and tear so have the shoes. The first 3 wears were probably where the most scuffs were made as I was getting used to wearing the shoes and did the most walking. The top of the shoes are still in perfect condition with no marks or scuffs. Around the toes at the front of the platform I do have some scuffs which have slightly taken off the patent appearance. These are only a few mm in size but have left a white speckled appearance. On one of the heels there is also a 1cm scuff on the heel which has a slightly white appearance. These can be covered up with black pen but on closer inspection you can notice the difference between the shiny shoe and where the scuffs have been "repaired". This is the nature of patent shoes however because the shiny appearance shows up marks so easily and I own more expensive patent shoes which have similar marks around the front of these shoes. You can wipe lighter scuffs and marks off the shoes very easily and also the nature of the shoes being patent means that water and spilt drinks are not a problem and will not ruin the shoes like they will with many other shoes I own. After 5 wears the shoes are still definitely wearable for a good few occasions yet.


              ***Overall***
              The New look Patent platform Heels very attractive looking shoes. The simple design and shape make these an attractive plain shoe but the shiny patent appearance and super high heel make these shoes extremely striking and a talking point. They look great with dresses for a night out but also with more casual outfits like jeans and leggings.

              Priced at £24.99 these are excellent value for money like most New Look shoes are. The patent appearance is very easily scuffed however this is the nature of the material of the shoe therefore the identical patent heels I considered from Office and Dune costing £80 would have suffered the same fate. My only criticism of these cheaper New Look shoes are because they are a cheaper made shoe there is less padding and support inside of the shoe compared with the more expensive brands and if you are wearing for long periods of time the lack of padding under your foot will be felt and the balls of your feet are likely to ache.

              A great shoe for elongating legs as the heel is almost 5 and a half inches in height but they are for those who are experienced in walking in heels and as someone who is a pro in walking in super high heels I would say the New Look Patent Platform Heels do take some practice to walk in, and your feet may also take a slight battering.

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                06.09.2011 20:23
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                If you're looking for shoes to give you radical height these are for you!

                These are currently my favourite pair of heels. I love them! They're so versatile and give me so much height. I paid £24.99 for my pair and they are also available in the 'peep toe' style which I think is around £5 cheaper. They are available in store and online and I bought mine in store to avoid postage costs. The heels are available in a variety of colours including black, nude, chestnut and light brown. I have mine in black so that they are more versatile, as in my opinion the brighter colours are aimed more at been worn for parties and clubbing, but as I got a more subtle colour they can be worn for when i'm in town shopping etc although I definetly wouldn't wear these to Uni as they do resemble stripper shoes in my opinion, lol.

                The picture on the Newlook website (and Dooyoo's picture) sums them up well! It also gives you the ability to zoom in on detail etc on the Newlook site, so if you're interested i'd reccomend checking there page on the website out! They are pretty simple really, but quite chunky with a visible platform. They hey have a nice high quality feel to them with a patent finish. The heel is 5.4 inches and very skinny. They look amazing off and even better on, but take time to adjust to. To be honest they're not the most comfortable shoe to walk in, at 5.4 inches this will be obvious to most. The slimness of the heel didn't really help when walking in them either, as it gave little support to the sole of the foot and put alot of pressure on the toes. They're comfortable when sitting down though and nice and soft on the feet and have never given me blisters.

                I'm not used to wearing heels this tall and usually stick to 3-4 inches, but because they're so lovely i've made myself literally practice walking in them and they're now really easy to glide along in! The sole seems to grip well. I feel they help my posture as the shape seems to help me stand nice and straight, although at first it felt like I was walking on stilts. Despite how thin the heels are they are sturdy and hold my weight (8 stone) well. I love the fact that they bring me up to 5'9 and my confidence sores when I have these on. These are very much in season and will be for the next few weeks, although I definetly won't be wearing them once September is over with. I wore them frequently throughout the summer with bodycons and jeans and they looked gorgeous, they are really summery and let my feet breathe. I'd definetly reccomend these for both daily wear (once you're used to walking in them!) and going out on a night time as they're really versatile with any outfit. They're certianly not the type of shoe to be classed as a shoe for purely going out to meals etc in. Keeping them clean can be achieved by simply wiping them over with a baby wipe. Overall these are good value. They are really sexy and add plenty of height, they're not the most comfortable heels but pain = beauty!

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                  24.08.2011 17:33

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                  a summer wardrobe staple

                  I bought these shoes becauseI was looking for a pair of pale coloured heels to wear out with dresses and jeans on the weekend. The nude colour of these heels means that I have been able to wear them with almost anything in my wardrobe, even black. I can see from some of the reviews that they have received bad press because of the height of the platform, but I have to say that a platform heel will always look sluttish if it is worn with short revealing clothing, as will any pair of stilettos. These shoes have been a wardrobe staple to me for most of the summer, and the fact that they are cheap and new look means that i haven't been too concerned about ruining them on a night out. You can also wipe them down because they are patent leather. It took me a few wears to wear them in, but i have hardly stopped wearing them since.

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                  Working in New Look has it's pros and cons, the discount being a major pro and the temptation being a major con. I recently had a weekend away in Newcastle and knew that my first port of call for the weekend's outfits would of course be my beloved workplace. It didn't take me too long to decide on an outfit and after 10-15 minutes, I'd decided on the perfect shoes too. I grabbed the first size 6 of the Patent Platform Heels in the burnt orange colour and headed straight for the till points - outfit complete!

                  The shoes, as my mother likes to describe them, look like stripper shoes. The tall, slender heel and large platform at the front definitely give the impression of shoes that a stripper may wear, but they in no way scream "STRIPPER! STRIPPER! STRIPPER!" as you're wearing them. As I mentioned above, I bought mine in the burnt orange colour to go with the detail on my dress, but these do come in beige (pictured above) and black should you need something a little more subtle. I've never really been one for patent shoes and to be quite honest with you, I bought these with only one outfit in mind and hadn't really considered wearing them again after but the patent shine goes beautifully with the deep orange colour.
                  The platform is almost 2 inches high with the heel being being 5.4 inches to give you that little bit of extra height. As with all platformed shoes, these are much easier to walk in than a 5.4 inch heel with no platform as your foot is at a smaller angle in the shoe.

                  The shoe itself is made of quite a sturdy material and would definitely benefit from being broken in. I didn't have time for that, so I just popped them onto my feet and off I went.

                  Biggest.
                  Mistake.
                  Ever.

                  As someone who lives in heels and has had plenty experience with uncomfortable shoes, I expected to be able to get through the night even if these were terribly uncomfortable, but I was wrong. They were not only incredibly painful, but they fell apart. After half an hour my feet were throbbing due to the hard material around my foot and the lack of sponginess on the platform. An hour later, the heel on the left shoe became loose and although I could still walk and dance in them, anytime I walked down stairs, the shoe gave way beneath me causing me to fall.
                  Causing me to fall 3 damn times!
                  I now have a bruise on my thigh that measures 1.3ft long and have to get regular check ups on it because the tissue underneath is so damaged (this happened mid-June).

                  New Look often win awards for their shoes, but I've found them to be very hit or miss. They either last a life time or fall apart within seconds, unfortunately for me, these were the latter.
                  They cost £24.99 in store and online, although I did only pay £12.50 with my discount, so I can't really complain too much. A lot of my co workers also have these shoes and haven't had any issues with them having a dodgy heel, so maybe I was just unlucky, but the lack of comfort in the shoe itself would be enough to put anyone off. Sorry boss!

                  Sadly, these shoes will be getting a measly 1 star from me as they were the biggest nightmare my feet had ever had.

                  Thanks for reading!

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                    25.06.2011 22:24
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                    A flattering but easily ruined pair of shoes

                    I quickly needed (wanted!) a cheap pair of nude court shoes to go with a dress and I found these on New Look's website for a low price of twenty-four pounds, ninety-nine pence.
                    Although they appear boring, these particular coloured shoes are in high demand and can be quite expensive due to the illusion they give of elongating women's legs when worn with a skirt or dress, so finding a pair for this price was a pleasant surprise.


                    These platforms have a patent finish and are described as 'Light Brown' on their website- although I feel they are more of a Nude/ tan colour, and the front of them are pointed into closed, rounded toes.
                    The heels are slim but sturdy and at 13.8 cm they are considerably high. However, your feet do not arch in an uncomfortable way due to the platform fronts which make the shoes more comfortable to walk in.

                    Inside the shoes are slightly disappointing. I feel they should have slightly more padding than the thin layer going from the bottom of your heel down to the balls of your feet. There is none beneath or above your toes meaning the tops of your feet, just before your toes, do feel uncomfortable where the closed off toe begins. The backs of your heels are provided with no padding at all and a rough fabric. I do think they'll be better off and more comfortable once they are severely worn in but it's the getting there that is the problem.

                    Being patent they are easily wiped clean but any minor impacts cause dents and even the slightest scrapes or rough contact to the shoes are there to stay unfortunately. I take care of my shoes and always place the patent pairs i own down softly but I have still noticed a small scratch to one of the heels, revealing a very obvious white colour from underneath. Do beware ordering these shoes online because they do not arrive boxed. Instead they are wrapped with paper and minor padding, so if they were to be bashed around they will dent quite easily. Luckily for me mine were not.

                    The sizing is not perfect in this style. I only knew to opt for a size five when buying them online instead of my usual six as I had previously tried on the same type of shoes in a New Look store. This is not particularly practical for those not used to shoes from New Look so if you are unsure I would advise you to go into your nearest store. These shoes are available from size four up to an eight.

                    The colours available online and in all stores are chestnut and black. You can also purchase them in corn yellow and in red but will only find them online and in their flagship store. They are all the same price.

                    Overall I think they are a very flattering pair of shoes but typically you get what you pay for and these were not expensive ( though i think they should be sold for cheaper!) so don't expect them to last you for a long time.
                    If worn on a night out to clubs i really think these platforms will be ruined by the next day so in reality you would pay for a pair of shoes to be worn once.

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