“ Brand: Nine West / Type: Court Shoes „
Earlier this year I had been looking for a pair of grey platform court shoes and despite finding a pair in every colour in the rainbow trying to find a matt grey pair was proving quite impossible. I had a few events that I was going to attend due to work and wanted a shoe to go with two dresses that I planned on wearing to these events but I also wanted a shoe that I could wear at work and outside of work. More than likely I have shoes that would have gone and it was probably just an excuse to buy another pair of shoes but then I hardly need a good excuse!
After a bit of a search both online and in store I came across on the John Lewis website a pair of grey platform courts from the Nine West range called Studit. As soon as I saw them I wanted them as I could probably get away with them for work but they would also be great for going out in. Studit come in black or grey but I obviously went with the grey!
What Nine West say:
"Studit by Nine West is a leather court with peep-toe. Featuring on trend stud detail adorning the heel and undershot platform, tap into this seasons girl grunge trend and team with a girlie dress and leather jacket to complete the look!"
What I like about these shoes is that they have a bit more detail to them than the normal, plain court shoe. There seems to be a lot of shoes with the stud style detail around but they always seem either a bit cheap looking or they have far too many studs on which are trying to give the rock chick image. I am by no means a rock chick and Studit has enough small silver studs to give a bit of detail to the shoe rather than being over the top. I like that the studs are neatly along the platform and carefully placed on the heel.
Studit are made of leather which makes the shoe nice and soft and it has a matching synthetic gun metal coloured lining which is slightly padded on the footbed which makes these shoes incredibly comfortable. The peep toe isn't as narrow as I thought it would be as I hate having my toes crushed in a small peep toe, it helps that the shoes are made of leather as it softens with wear and has a bit of give in it.
The heel is roughly 10cm which is quite high but as the shoe as reasonably sized platform to walk in these shoes don't seem that high. The heel starts off quite wide and gets narrower towards the tip of the heel. The platform is wider at the ball of the foot and then gets narrower towards the toe making it for me quite comfortable to walk on.
I've worn these shoes several times now for a few hours at a time and although wearing them was a bit uncomfortable after the leather had softened a bit the next time I wore them there was no rubbing but I found the peep toe left a red mark on my toes which I think if I had been on my feet all day that this would have rubbed. After that I have put a thin layer of Vaseline round the peep toe so they won't rub again. This is quite unusual for Nine West shoes as I find that I never normally have any problems. I think if I wore tights I wouldn't have any problems with the rubbing.
As I said above Studit comes in either grey or black and are available in sizes 4 to 9. They are currently available for £85.00 from Kurt Geiger and John Lewis as well as other Nine West stockists.
Even though I can't say that they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own I do feel that they are good quality and will last a substantial amount of time enabling me to get my monies worth. No doubt there are other similar shoes out there with a cheaper price tag but I'm quite happy with paying for good quality shoes.