Product Type: New Look Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... seemed a perfect choice for my gift voucher. It did take me quite a while to pick in New Look as there are just what feels like hundreds o... more
I've got a New Look, well, almost!
New Look Striped Bow Flat
Member Name: katykicker
New Look Striped Bow Flat
Advantages: Easy to slip on, good fit, look stylish, long lasting, durable, comfortable, cheap.
It is fair to say that shoes are a big part of accessorising for me. I like to have lovely shoes and jewellery and to be honest I don't worry about changing my handbags that often. I have one or two staple bags that I use almost all of the time and then some beautiful ones for evenings out and the like. I like a nice pair of shoes that can round off my look beautiful and if I want to wear something as simple as a pair of jeans and a T-shirt I know that nice looking shoes can really compliment the look and bring a little some extra to it. Now I don't shop in New Look very often despite working just a few minutes walk from one but for some reason I always seem to get New Look vouchers from several members of my family. Now don't me wrong, I'm not complaining as the chance to treat myself is always nice BUT there isn't that much in New Look that suits my tastes and I've had a few problems with their shoes in the past too, particularly their flats.
I actually picked these shoes up when they have a 20% off day and because they are £15 full price I paid £12 for them. This seemed like a reasonable enough price for a pretty pair of shoes and I love nautical shoes anyway so these seemed a perfect choice for my gift voucher. It did take me quite a while to pick in New Look as there are just what feels like hundreds of pairs of shoes on display and I often find that size 8 (my preferred size as I need a 7.5 really) is often out of stock there. This sometimes makes the choice a little more narrow for me but with this particular pair of shoes I knew that I wanted them as soon as I laid eyes on them. I do love a nice simple yet pretty pair of shoes and that is exactly what these are!
Really these are essentially a black and white striped shoe. There is a nice layered bow on the front, as with lots of the flats that I own, and the black and white of the bow matches the black and white of the inside side lining too which is a nice touch when they're in my shoe cupboard. The shoe is slightly raised at the back with the tiniest of 'heel' that isn't functional at all and is purely for aesthetic purposes from what I can tell when wearing these flats. The bow feels quite sturdy and I have worn these shoes probably 20 or 25 times now and there is no sign that it is going to fall off which is fantastic after so many uses really, especially as the bow is such an integral part of the design of this shoe. I love the stripes on the bow as they have a very nautical look, which I love, and they really do go with most outfits too, whether dressed up or dressed down for the day. There is a point to the end of the shoe but because I've gone for half a size bigger, as I often have to in New Look, this isn't a problem and my toes are not squished or sore at all. My toes have ample room and are not crushed at all which can often be a problem. These are actually much more comfortable than a similar pair of plain black flats that I owned until recently. I must say that these are comfortable enough to wear when out for the day or when walking around the shops at Lakeside. I have no pain and get no blisters while wearing these either. They are flat and are not supportive so they really are not perfect for every day use but sometimes I just want to give my feet the chance to relax a little after wearing heels at work or out in a bar and these are perfect for those days. I really like these particular flat shoes from New Look and despite my previous concerns I have been proven wrong and will be rating these 5 out of 5 stars. They slip on with ease and they are comfortable to wear to. They have worn well considering the amount of times that I have used them and they look pretty too.
They are starting to look a little scuffed now as I've been wearing them on and off for several months but they are not ready to be 'retired' just yet. I would have been happy even if I have of paid full price for these, £15 instead of the £12 I paid, but I didn't so they are even more of a loved pair of shoes because of this! I have worn these quite a few times now and feel that they still have a little life left in them even though they have loosen up. They will probably see me through until around Christmas time at which point I will no doubt receive another New Look voucher from a well meaning relative!
Summary: A fantastically priced pair of shoes from New Look.
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