Although I much prefer a heel on my shoes because it makes my legs look slimmer and more elongated ballet pumps are one of my wardrobe staples especially for summer because they are just so damn comfortable. I am lucky that I have fairly long legs though so they don't make my legs look too stumpy.
I have literally dozens of ballet pumps in all different colours from different stores but the one thing that I won't do with them is spend a lot of money on them because there is just no need to because you can pick up good ones for only a few pounds a pair.
Take these ones from New Look, they are very basic and simple but come in a range of different colours and look great with skinny jeans.
They only cost 7.99 but from a distance they resemble leather and it would be very difficult to tell that they were cheap as they look just as good as more expensive ones.
They do look very simple but that is exactly what I like about them as I also have more embellished ones and sometimes I just want basic plain shoes to wear especially if I am wearing a more fancy top.
They are really comfortable to wear and changing into these after having worn heels for a few hours really shows how much more comfortable they are than heels. They fit nicely with a little bit of looseness so they don't pinch my toes or scrape my heels.
Even though they are cheaper than a lot of ballet pumps they are really well made and a lot sturdier than some. I have bought cheap ballet pumps that have literally fallen apart after being worn a few times but these are a bit sturdier and last longer even if wearing them all the time.
They look fantastic on and are really worth the money and I have quite a few pairs of them in different colours. If you are looking for plain ballet pumps that don't cost the earth then you can't go much wrong with these ones.
I have a wardrobe full of ballerina pumps, which is a bit of an ongoing joke in my family. Many of them cost a fair bit and I have them in every colour and design possible, however I have to admit that my one of my favourite pairs of pumps are these little basics from New Look, in fact I have these in a couple of colours, after all at £7.99 a pair, it would be rude not to.
These pumps are made of a very soft leather s they are instantly comfortable, no breaking in required. They are completely flat and have a little bow detail at the front. They do not look like cheap shoes and would easily pass for having come from M&S or Next. They are perfect little work shoes which go brilliantly with smart trousers in the black colour. The nude colour go with everything and are bang on trend for the summer months.
I have to admit that they don't last particularly long, especially if you happen to get caught in the rain with them on, they do soak through after a while but to be honest this is no different from some of m more expensive pumps and at £7.99 it doesn't break my heart to bin them and replace them. They are a standard line so pretty much always available.
I bought these shoes before summer started because I wanted something that would be great with a simple sun dress or that I could wear as an alternative to flip flops when I went on holiday. My main priority when looking for a summer shoe was something that was light in colour so this nude ballet pump was perfect. I actually ordered them from the New Look website which isn't something I normally do because I prefer to try shoes on first. This time though I thought I'd give them a try because i knew I could return them to store of from a post office for free if they weren't right.
The shoe is a standard ballet pump style. I like that they are really simple as this means you can pair them with a multitude of outfits without having to worry about about them not matching. They have a flat rubber sole which is pretty flexible without being too thin. The front part of the shoe that covers the toe curves round to follow the natural line of the foot and there is a small bow on top. The material is very soft and flexible which makes it perfect for wearing in almost any situation, and also really easy to wear in as tougher shoes can give you blisters.
I do find when I wear them for long periods of time that the bottoms of my feet begin to ache. This is something I experience with almost any pump because I work in a bookshop where I am constantly on my feet. I do think though that if the sole were a little thicker then they might offer a bit more support but for a cheaper shoe they are certainly adequate in this department.
Though I love the nude/beige colour of the shoes I do now wish I had bought them in one of the other colours available (black, blue, red and gold). I find the nude does get dirty quite easily and this can be a little annoying. For summer though the colour is nice so I guess you just have to be willing to compromise on either look or colour.
So despite there being a few faults with these for £7.99 I think they are a bit of a bargain for a basic pump. They last me longer than primark pumps tend to and these are similarly priced.
I often wear heels at work and this is mainly because I spend a lot of my day seated. On the days when I am out visiting clients or I am dealing with members of the public I tend to wear flat shoes or court shoes with a very small heel. This is just to ensure that my feet are comfortable all day and that I am not completely worn out by the end of the day and soaking my feet all evening. I get quite a few pairs of shoes from New Look these days and one such pair of shoes I've owned for over a year now is a pair of these ballet pumps.
I only pay £7.99 for mine and this is still the current price now. There are some special offers available but when I purchased mine I do remember paying full price as I had a gift card from my birthday last year and so I didn't actually have to put any money towards them myself which was my reason for selecting these ones rather than some of the more expensive ones that were available at the time. I didn't have any money on me and had really just been browsing New Look to see if there was anything that I really wanted to spend my voucher on and then I decided I would be practical and get some shoes that I could wear for a job that I was doing last year.
These shoes are very light and they are so quick and simple to slip on to my feet. There are lots of different colours available but the ones that I went for are black because I wanted something simple that I could wear to work or wear with another outfit. These shoes are flat pumps with a flat sole and there is a nice little area that covers my toes comfortably. As the rest of my foot is exposed these shoes are ideal for wearing with tights and sometimes I have been known to wear black socks with this which might not be the preferred look but I quite like it and no-one has even commented on it looking stupid so I guess they look fine. These shoes are made from a very thin leather and this is quite flexible without cracking or breaking but over a period of time the back of the shoe has worn down completely and there is no lining left inside now around the heel area. This hasn't caused me any blisters, however, it has made the shoes a little uncomfortable. These shoes didn't fail to be perfect for the purpose I wanted them for and I have probably worn them once a week since then and it is only now that my shoes have become a little too worn to wear that I find myself thinking about writing a review on them! I like the little bow on the front of the shoe too and mine is yet to fall off after around a year.
In all I would say that my size 7 shoes have been quite comfortable. In recent weeks they have become incredibly worn and now I just do not feel like they are very supportive any more and so its with a slight sadness that I have to send them off to the tip! These shoes look quite delicate and dainty on me feet and while they do not have added support or anything like that I have found them to be fine for my feet and I have not had any problems with pain in the arches of my feet or anything like that. Because these are light and thin they are ideal for hot days or days when you're going to be rushing around as they help to keep your feet cool and hopefully stop them feeling sweaty and horrible. These shoes are not suitable for periods of walking on uneven or lumpy ground as you will start to feel every lump and bump but for the purpose I was using them for they were ideal and I would definitely not hesitate to buy them again in the future. 4/5 from me for the purpose that they are designed for!
I've been buying these ballet pumps for a couple of years now. After I had my son I couldn't wear my collection of heels and successfully run after a toddler and now almost 4 year old and so I needed flat, comfortable shoes that were still pretty and whilst browsing my local New Look stores I came across these particular ones. I've had more pairs than I care to imagine so it seems apt that I would write a review about something I've used almost every day for such a long time.
*~* Price and Availability *~*
These pumps are available both online and in any New Look stores. The regular selling price of these is £7.99 but they can often be found on offer and regularly reduced as low as £4 per pair which is a very reasonable price.
*~* Appearance *~*
The shoes look very lightweight and come in a variety of colours. I generally tend to go for the natural colours that will go with anything i.e. black or white but I have also had them in bright colours to go with specific outfits although the colour range available at any one time seems to conform to the season, you're not likely to find a hot pink pair in the throes of winter. For this reason when I see a colour I like and have an outfit to go with I snap them up as they aren't always guaranteed to be there. The pumps are flat with a completely flat sole which is exactly what I was looking for. The front of the shoe comes just past the bottom of my toes so it has good coverage of the foot whilst still leaving enough exposed for the foot to be cool, especially in the hotter weather this is a really good addition to the shoe. The only decoration on the shoe is a small bow placed at the base of the toes which is made a very slim piece of leather which is tied. I have found that sometimes the bow has come undone leaving two unsightly pieces of leather hanging from the front but it is easily tied back into place and a small blob of glue holds it in place without damaging the appearance of the shoe.
*~* Material *~*
The material of the shoe seems to be thin leather. They are very flexible and can easily be bent in half with no cracking or breaking of the shoe but it does highlight how thin these are. So if you are looking for something durable whilst pounding the pavements these are probably not what you're looking for.
*~* Fit And Comfort *~*
The shoes are very comfortable to wear. I generally wear a size 6 in shoes and have had no problems in wearing these particular shoes in a size 6 so they are true to size. The only thing I would say about them is that after a few wears they can start to loosen up and end up much bigger which isn't great. I would also say that although these are comfortable to wear, especially during summer when it can be unbearably hot they are still thin and lightweight enough to keep my feet cool and aired. However the shoes being as thin as they are can be uncomfortable to wear especially on uneven pavements or cobbles. The stones can feel like they are poking you right in the feet, not the most fun experience. I also find that after wearing them for more than a handful of times the soles start to wear away and they can bear holes in the soles very quickly. However if you were driving and doing minimal walking these are perfect for someone who has to walk everywhere walking in these 2 hours a day will wear them out exceptionally quickly.
There is no support with these shoes however ballet pumps are not designed to be supporting footwear so if you are looking for something to give you proper support these are not what you are looking for.
*~* My Overall Opinion *~*
So if these are not designed for walking great distances in, not designed for support what are they good for? Simply these are designed to look pretty. They make perfect driving shoes, nights out where you can't face wearing heels. Having something to do short distances on flat surfaces in. I would imagine these would be perfect for the beach as well. If you aren't a fan of flip flops but are still looking for a summery shoe that keeps your feet cooler, are lightweight and look nice then these are the shoes for you. I have purchased multiple pairs mainly because I love these shoes, they are so comfortable and practical for many use although granted not the main ones you would expect. I would definitely recommend them and for just £7.99 a pair they are not expensive at all.
I bought a pair of New Look Simple Ballet Pumps at the beginning of the summer because I wanted a pair of shoes that were casual and which I could just run around in when I didn't need to impress anyone. I saw them in New Look and they cost just £7.99 which for a pair of shoes is pretty cheap - and although I wasn't really expecting them to last for too long at that price, I thought if they could last me the summer then that would still be money well spent.
As the name would suggest, the overall design is very simple and there is nothing about them that particularly stands out apart from the fact that they look really comfortable. The ones I bought were cream - but they did come in a variety of colours - some of which were very bright. However, in summer I tend to wear light colours which is why I opted for the simple and versatile cream. These pumps are made from synthetic materials, but they do have a leather look. They have a rounded toe and heel and they have a flat sole with the tiniest little heel. There is a small bow on the front of the shoes - and this bow has remained in place since I purchased them 6 months ago.
The shoes were fairly comfortable to wear and they did not rub when I was walking around in them. They don't provide much support to the foot so unless you're walking on a flat even surface then they really aren't suitable, but for wearing in the house or for going for a drink to my local then they were perfectly comfortable. They are lightweight and they kept my feet cool when I was wearing them. However, the negative this is that they did tend to pong a bit.....and honestly, I don't normally have smelly feet!
These shoes did last out for the summer - but they are looking a bit worse for wear now and a little tatty - and I will probably be binning them very soon. However, they only cost me £7.99 and so the fact that they lasted one season is good enough I think. I would recommend these for something easy and lightweight to wear over the summer months.
Most of my shoe collection is made up of heels and boots, so i was after something simple, lightweight, comfy and flat for long walks around town etc during the summer, and when i saw these pumps on the New Look website i knew they'd be ideal.
The design overall is is basic - they're just the same as any other ballet pumps on the market, with the little bow on the toe area adding feminine detail and a hint of cuteness. The bow is made of thin shoe-lace type material and can come undone easily as it isn't stuck together in the design so this can be a bit annoying however it's also a plus side as i am able to tie the bow how i want it.
These pumps have a rounded toe making my feet look nice and neat (i'm really self concious of my feet because they're quite wide!), and i do find that rounded toe shoes make my feet look smaller. The shoe is very open and does not cover the top of the foot which means the shoes are great for just slipping on and they're ideal for summer/warmer weather.
These shoes are completely flat apart from a slight (3-4cm if that) raise on the sole to make them easier to walk in. The sole is a rubbery (synthetic) material and i've found it to be really thin and lightweight; it doesn't give much support at all and when walking on cobbley pavement or hard floor it's not very pleasent as every little bump can be felt, however on smooth pavement they're okay apart from been able to feel the hardness of the floor, there is no cushioning what so ever but this isn't a huge issue for me, however for people who need good support while walking these are not ideal.
The shoes are a soft material and have a smooth leather feel to them. Obviously they are not leather but i'm not sure what material they actually are, but it doesn't irratate my feet or rub. They are versatile and can be worn to pretty much any occasions and matched with pretty much anything; jeans, leggings, shorts, tights, etc.
I paid £7.99 for my pair. This is a good price for ballet pumps, not dirt cheap but not too expensive, they are pretty good quality however the sole does let them down slightly. They are available in a range of colours; cream, light pink, blue, red, etc, but are all sold out online (presumeably because it's summer now), so i'd reccomend looking instore if you want a pair. I am not sure about sizes available but i got a size 5 and they fit me like a glove so they're very true to size.
Overall they are comfy and cheap, they're not the type of shoe to last for ages but are worth the price i paid for them.
When summer came in last year I decided while out in some high heels walking round Glasgow that it was too hot and my feet were too sore so I decided to pop in to new look to see what I could find that were a little kinder on my poor feel that is when I came across these simple red pumps. They cost me £7.99 which for a pair of shoes I thought was rather good.
The shoes themselves are rather simple they are a flat ballet style shoe which has a very simple design made of soft leather that fit comfy on your feet. Thy have a round front with a lovely little bow detail that make them that little bit more interesting and stylish. They are available in a range of colours I brought mine in a lovely red.
The soft leather cushions to the shape of your feet nicely and so do not need that horrible blistering.They have a hard plastic heel to them which is not thick but at the same time makes the shoes very comfortable and not like some flat shoes that you can feel every bump and stone underneath them.
I have had these shoes for a full year now wearing them on nice days and although there has not been a proper summer yet there still has been some very nice days for me to wear them. I have had a lot of wear out of them and have definitely got my £8 worth from them.
My only downside is the tongue inside has started pulling at the top and I have a feeling it is only going to get worse so may have to let them go but I will definitely purchase a new pair as I have found them to be a great flexible pair of flat shoes.
I originally bought a pair of these shoes last summer and liked them so much that I ended up buying a second pair to keep for when the first pair reached a point where they were passed their best. The second pair I have been using since last september, although obviously they took a bit of a back seat during the winter months and re-emerged from my wardrobe again around April time this year; I have been wearing them most days ever since.
They are made of a really soft material that almost moulds to the shape of your foot so even from day one these shoes are really comfortable and have never given me any blisters or required any wearing in. I bought mine in a nude colour as this was a very on trend colour last summer which seems to have continued in this year too, something that I was delighted about. These shoes can be worn with almost anything thanks to their neutral colouring. New Look do also sell the same shoes in Black, White, Red and Gold. They don't have the thickest sole in the world so if you're walking on cobbled roads or something like that then you will be able to notice it but regardless of this they are still incredibly comfortable.
Unfortunately this week the insole of one of the shoes has started to come away so everytime I take my shoes off the insole will flop out too, I was devastated. These were my reliable - goes with anything - shoes. I have resisted putting them in the bin so far as my local New Look store has sold out of them and I can't find any on their website so I am hoping to find some in another store somewhere before throwing this pair away.
I must say though that I am very impressed with how long they have lasted cinsidering they only cost £7.99 and they have had a good five months in total off heavy usage, they have definitley lasted longer than any Primark pair I have bought for the same price!
Overall I think that these are a great pair of shoes. They are incredibly comfy and go with almost all my casual clothes in my wardrobe. For £7.99 I think that they are amazing value for money and a lovely item from New Look. I would definitely recommend them to a friend and am just keeping my fingers crossed hoping that I can find another pair myself.
My shoe collection consisted of Converse, Toms and a pair of military-style boots for the Autumn and Winter months which were great for rainy mornings and even the snow we had earlier this year so while its starting to considerably warm up I decided to dedicate my last shopping trip to finding shoes that I could wear for the summer.
These creamy coloured ballet pumps are from New Look, recently their shoe range has dramatically increased in both size and the style stakes so I was confident when picking these pumps up recently that i'd found a great, stylish shoe.
As i mentioned, the colour is a creamy off-white colour which is quite neutral so will go with most of the outfits you have in your wardrobe. The great thing about this shoe is that it would go with shorts and dresses but also jeans and leggings so they're very versatile.
They are plain and flat with a simple tied bow on the front, the material is quite shiny and you can wipe them clean which is great for if you've been walking over grass or mud etc. The sole of the shoe is rubber but be warned-it is quite thin. I wouldn't recommend wearing them every day as the sole does look like it would quickly wear down or come away at the front of the shoe. I've only had mine around 2 months so I can't really comment on that aspect.
I paid £7.99 for these pumps which is an excellent price considering that they are really stylish and versatile. They may have compromised on the quality of the sole but after 2 months mine are so good so far! You could also take these on holiday with you as well as a funky alternative to the gladiator sandals to protect your feet if they're prone to burning.
I think these are a nice shoe for the summer months and cheap so they're well worth a buy to wear with almost any outfit, would highly recommend!
When it comes to cheap shoes New Look is always my first port of call. You do have to look through the selection as there are some that look really tacky and cheap and others that actually look really nice for the cheap price that they are.
At the moment, these simple ballet pumps are very in fashion. I have seen numerous people on the street and famous people wearing these and really like the look. The simple ballet pump differs from a normal ballet pump in my mind in that it really does look like a proper dancing ballet shoe. It is very flexible shoe and does not have much to it but that is what makes it so nice. I think they look really nice at this time of year. It's a bit too cold to wear opened toed sandals but too hot to wear trainers so these work perfectly and I think they look really good with jeans and also nice summery flowery dresses as well. The fact that they are so plain means they can look either quite casual or a bit dressy as well.
I bought a pair of these ballet pumps in a nude shade. At the moment I am pregnant and my feet are getting a bit bigger and swelling so I needed a shoe that would stretch and mould to my foot. These ballet pumps are perfect for that. They obviously have a flat sole and then the plastic material around them (or fake leather I guess) which is really stretchy and after a few weeks of wearing them now they have really taken to my foot and are extremely comfortable. The shoes have a beading around the edge of them to give them a bit of a design and then they also have a little bow on the front that is in the nude colour too.
These ballet pumps cost £7.99 which I think is an absolute bargain. If they only last for one season and they probably only will that is good enough for me. These are perfect while I am pregnant too and I will probably stretch them out and not fit them afterwards but that is fine by me. I've seen a similar pair of ballet pumps in Topshop for £18 and to be honest they do look a bit better quality but I think I will stick with the cheap New Look version.
I love summer shoes, mainly because they're so much more colourful than winter shoes, and always seem to go on a bit of a shoe shopping spree in the spring of each year. This year was no different and I've ended up with about ten new pairs of summer shoes... just before you start to think I'm some sort of millionaire the average price of a pair of my summer shoes is around the £10 mark! I invested in two pairs of the New Look Simple Ballet Pumps, mainly because they seemed really comfortable, they'd go with anything and were very reasonably priced as well.
The ballet pumps are extremely simple; they're flat with a round toe with a thin line of material running around the top and a small bow on the very front which adds a bit of detail. The shoes are made from synthetic material and are incredibly soft, the material is really flexible and not stiff at all which means they haven't rubbed me a bit! However the downside to this is that they don't offer you a lot of support which isn't always ideal for everything. The sole is made from a dark beige coloured plastic which isn't overly thin and does seem quite durable.
The Simple Ballet Pumps are available in black, blue, gold, red and white on the website at present in a size 4 to 8. When I bought mine I got a salmon coloured pair and a white pair so there seems to be a greater choice in stores. The pumps are priced at just £7.99 which is a real bargain price. Obviously they're not going to last years and years at that price but I've had mine for about a month now and they're not showing any signs of wear and tear. I have no doubt that these will last me well into the autumn with frequent wearing. The full five stars from me!
Thanks for reading.