“ Brand: Peacocks / Type: Slippers „
These very basic slippers were bought for me by my next door neighbour for Chrimbo, we don't usually buy for each other so I thought it was very sweet of her. We were due to move house the day after she gave them to me so I ended up having to send Alice sliding down the shop (it was snowing heavily) for a box of Milk Tray as a return gift!
The slippers are lovely, they have a fleecey texture to both the outside and inside which is actually a refreshing change from the extremely fluffy slippers which seem to be taking over both the shoe shops and my shoe rack. You can tell from the feel of them that they are fairly 'cheap' slippers, but they are so cute and comfortable that this doesn't matter in the slightest.
Well, to be fair they WERE comfortable but over time the sole has flattened so much that it's hardly worth wearing them as they provide so little protection for my tootsies against the hard floor. The problem is that while the sole was lovely and spongy to start with, it's made up of the type of cardboard-like layers which compress together over time to leave the wearer with a thin and very hard sole.
The body of the slippers is very soft and comfortable, padded well across the top of the foot but more thinly on the sides to allow my feet to get a good grip when I'm walking in them. The lining is well attached to the actual padding so I don't feel as though I'm slip-sliding all over the place as I'm walking, and the fleece material of the slippers is also stitched into place.
My one and only criticism is the fact that the sole is made up of the same fabric as the shoes with only a very small amount of tiny rubberised grips to stop me sliding around while wearing them. This is fine if you have carpets, but our house has laminate flooring throughout and I've had a few hairy moments when I've felt as though I'm going to slip right over onto my bum! It's never happened yet, but give it time!
The heart pattern is, well, nice. I usually love items decorated with hearts, but the overall effect on this particular pair of slippers isn't as great as it could be and they actually end up looking a little twee. I'm not sure what Peacocks could have done to prevent this, maybe using a slightly different shade of pink for the body of the slipper would have been all that is needed. This is irrelevant however as they are these colours and I can't see Peacocks making me a personalised pair in a different colour pink!
As is fairly common with this style of slipper, each size encompasses a couple of true sizes. For example, mine are a size 5/6 but (being a size four myself) I'd suggest they would fit anyone who usually wears a four right up to a six or seven. They're definitely too big for me, but this isn't as issue as it would be if we were talking about an actual pair of shoes. Anyway it just makes them that little bit more cosier, which can't be a bad thing.