“ Brand: New Look / Type: Plimsolls / Gender: For women „
So, it may not be the weather for these shoes at the moment, but as they are currently in the New Look sale retailing at £8 instead of the RRP of £12.99, it could be useful to anyone looking to get ahead for next summer or going on a winter sun holiday. I practically lived in these shoes in the summer, as not only are they comfortable, but they also brighten up any outfit.
The plimsolls have an open lace crochet design, which is perfect when the weather is hot as they allow your feet to breathe. The fabric isn't scratchy, however, and they don't pinch or hurt my feet. They have a rubber sole, which is a little thicker than the soles usually are on this type of footwear. This means they don't wear down as quickly, and also they make walking more comfortable as you can't feel every stone and bump under your feet.
You'd expect the structure of these shoes to be quite flimsy considering they are basically crochet fabric, but I find quite the opposite. They provide decent support for my feet and ankles, which means I can walk for reasonable amounts of time without my ankles getting swollen. The backs of the shoes don't wear down in the way these shoes usually do, and feel quite rigid meaning I have to use my hand to get my foot into these shoes, rather than just slipping them on because the backs are flimsy.
I'm not sure if these shoes are available in other colours, but the red ones are really vibrant and help to liven up any outfit. They go well with denim and leggings, and are a nice change from my usual conservative black or neutral colours. I still use them occasionally now, despite the weather, as they are handy for slipping on when taking the bins outside and so on.
I would recommend picking a pair of these up from the New Look sale, as they are great value and long lasting compared to other similar shoes I have owned in the past.
(Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)