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These are the only shoes I buy for work and I think I pay £5 around every 2 months for a pair. I've always loved primark shoes because they are so cheap and comfy to wear. So many colours and styles to choose from you can't not treat your self for that price. I've just bought a pair today actually. These shoes are perfect for work and I have them in other colours for my normal outfits if I'm going out etc. as you. Would expect for the price they don't last too long so you do have to replace them but that doesn't sorry me for the price they are cheap and affordable. It's just obvious wear and tear especially if your like me and wear them 5 days a week. I hope they don't stop selling them as they are my favourite and I couldn't be bothered having to look for a new favourite pair of shoes so fingers crossed.
I have to wear black shoes for work and they have to be flat because I'm constantly running around and on the go all the time so heels are are definite no!
My, then, current work shoes were so comfy but looking a bit shabby and old. Not really smart at all so I reluctantly started to look for some more. I didn't want to pay a lot as I only work a few afternoons a week, the rest of the time I can wear my comfy boots!
So I took to Primark!
FINDING THE SHOES
So I went into my local (newly built!) Primark and went off to the shoe section. As with most Primark's the women's shoe section is pretty big and a bit like a maze! They seem to cram as many shoes racks in as possible and there are what seem to be hundreds of very similar, only slightly differing shoes.
Now I love shoes and love shoe shopping and even just browsing, but there's something about Primark that makes my son go a little crazy! He loves it and just wants to run around. Maybe it's because it is a bit like a maze?! Who knows, but it meant that I couldn't look properly at all.
As I quickly scanned the shelf I noticed these marked down from £10 to £3. Couldn't not get them at that price!
I am usually a six in shoes, so quickly squeezed my foot into a size six pair of these. There was no way they would fit! My toes were squished up at the end and the sides were far too narrow for my fat feet!
I put them back and tried a seven. The seven seemed to fit much better.
I find that Primark shoes often come up small and you need a size up but always try as sometimes my regular size is fine. They seem to be a bit hit and miss with their prices.
When I got home and tried them on properly, I decided that it wasn't actually that my feet are too fat and that these shoes are actually very narrow.
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE?
These shoes are just normal flat pumps. They are all completely shiny black with a fabric bow stuck on the front with a little metal clip.
On the bottom of the shoe at the heel end it is ever so slightly raised but not enough to call them a heel at all. I still definitely class these as flat shoes.
They actually feel quite flimsy and not very good quality, but for £3 you can't really complain and you get what you pay for. I think I would have been a bit annoyed if I had paid full price however!
WEARING THE SHOES
To put it short - They hurt!
The shoes a hard and tough on the edges so really rub.
Also, because the shoes are so narrow, my feet felt really squashed constantly, especially my toes!
The sole of the shoes are very flat and hard so once you've been wearing the shoes for a little while they are very tough the soles of your feet.
I wore these shoes for the first time for four hours at work and came home with my feet covered in blisters on the bottom of my feet, my toes and the back of my heel - ouch!
These are not the best shoes in the world. I tried to give them another chance and they still hurt, and they do not wear very well, they get shabby and scuffed easily.
I think that by the time you've managed to break these shoes in and get them to be comfy (ish) they will be old, scuffed and not worth wearing any more.
Saying all this though, I still can't really complain for £3 for a pair of shoes! They look nice initially and are good for maybe an emergency pair of shoes if you need some desperately or in between getting a decent pair.
2/5 stars for me.
Thank you very much for reading my review
xx Mrs K xx
These shoes were an emergency buy when my work shoes broke.
I wanted something I could wear temporarily until I had time to go out and have a proper browse around the shops.
I quite like buying flat shoes and when I know I won't be wearing them much then I find shops like primark or the supermarket ones comes in useful for a quick buy that I won't mind throwing into my basket and not thinking about twice.
Price wise these are cheap, they cost under £10. (I can't remember the exact price but they were a cheap range)
The shoes have quite a large bow on the front of it, personally I would have liked the bow to be a bit smaller but they were definitely eye catching. They had small gold detail on the middle of the bow which was noticeable.
Now in terms of walking whilst wearing the shoes.. I would not recommend wearing them if you are having to walk long distance as the shoes do not give much support to your feet. However if you are not going to be doing much walking then these last fine and would not wear out too quickly.
Shoes can be quite tricky to buy sometimes as I find at times they may be too wide. I tried this on beforehand so I knew they were ok for me.
I got quite a few wears out of these before buying a new pair. I did not find them as comfortable as they could of been and at times the back of one of the shoes did rub against my foot.
I give them 3 stars, they were wearable for the few times I had them for, but I did not find them that comfortable to wear for long-use and would not recommend them for walking long distances.
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I normally buy this style of shoes for work, I wear a lot of flat shoes as I'm 5'8 so I don't really want to look any taller if I can help it.
When I saw these for £6 I thought bargain, as I'm normally paying 3 times the price for a similar style pair of these shoes. I have brought these several times since.
I normally fit into a pair off size 7 shoes but after trying these on in Primark I decided to go for an 8, as the size 7 was very tight fitting.
One thing I have found with Primark the sizes differ a lot from one month to the next, as the next time I brought this these I was able to fit into a size 7, so I would recommend to everyone to try before you buy.
The shoes themselves definitely do not look £6 looking and are quite smart looking with a touch of detail which don't make them stand out too much, these are quite suitable especially for work and casual days out.
These are flat black ballet pump shoes and there is a black bow on the front of these shoes with a small gold square going around the bow, this gives it a touch of glamour and does help the shoes look a lot smarter.
Whenever going in Primark they do seem to sell these in all the seasons and do sell different colours such as beige.
I have bought around 4 pairs of these shoes and have found 2 pairs to be really comfy and the other two not so comfy, I find there is a little piece at the back off the shoe where it is sewed together that really rubs my ankles.
Also after a few hours off wearing these shoes my soles off my feet started to get very uncomfortable and actually started to burn after a while. But as I get to sit down in my job I do tend to take these off for a few hours to give my feet a break, I wouldn't recommend for people who are walking around all day
After a few months off wearing these the sole of the shoe began coming off and I did have this problem with the other pairs of shoes I have bought.
After buying four pairs I have gave up buying these as they are a waste of money, I would rather pay more for comfort and not having to replace them every few months
Overall good for light wear, but not much else.
I purchased a pair of the 'Black bow ballerina pumps' from my local 'Primark' store for a job interview I had. As I am only a size 4 I found them quite hard to come across in my size so I did have to go to, two different stores until I was finally able to purchase them.
They are made of a faux leather material with a metallic and crystal embellishment in the centre of the bow, which in my opinion makes them look cute but still classy and professional
I shocked to find that they were such good quality given the increasingly cheap price tag, on the day of my interview it was raining but to my amazement the ballerina flats held together really well and kept my feet warm and dry.
I few weeks later I purchased a very similar pair from 'Topshop' for three times the price of the 'Primark' ones, I had worn them three times and the stitching around the toes began to come loose and most of the gems fell off.
To this day I still own the 'Primark' ballerina flats and they are still in good condition and in one piece, for the money they are a fantastic pair of shoes that look pretty yet sophisticated and go with any outfit, in my opinion they are a definite must buy.
I am not a huge Primark shopper due to their questionable ethics I tend not to go in too often. Sometimes I am in need of some shoes for work though and this shop is my only option. I have purchased a couple of pairs of these shoes and here are my thoughts.
These are a black suede style ballet pump shoes with a large black bow on the front. There is small gold bar in the centre if the bow and the inside of the shoe is also gold. The bottom of the shoe is black. These shoes look really classy and are really work appropriate but could look just as good with some jeans. They are very flat so you are looking for my kind of heel you will not find it her.
If you have read my other shoe reviews you will know that I am very heavy footed. These shoes did not cope with that very well, I probably got about a dozen wears out of them until they had almost fallen apart. When I bough then a second time I decided to wear them exclusively for work and wear trainers on the walk to and from and they lasted me about a month.
The dirt shows up on these very easily and they are very hard to clean, so inside use is definitely recommended.
I am a size 5 and these fit me perfectly , they were really comfortable and did not rub my toes or cut into the back of my ankle. One the odd occasion that I wore them with socks they were a little tight but still comfortable enough to last the whole day.
These cost me just £6 and they tend to have these shoes in stock every season, as they are such a good ,basic style. As Primark is yet to get an online shop these can only be bought in store.
Even though these do not last as long as I like, the were ok for work and they were very cheap.
5 dooyoo stars
I used to buy a lot of ballerina pumps from Primark and wear them constantly, this was absolutely terrible for my feet. I gave up on Primark pumps but when I saw these, they were a bit different to the ones I wore and I needed a cheap new pair of flat shoes so I bought them anyway. They are £6 which is very cheap compared to a lot of other shops.
I like the look of these, they look like they've got more attention to detail than a lot of the Primark ballerina pumps. I think these look more expensive than most of the Primark pumps, they aren't plastic or too cheap looking. There is a black bow on the front, it's quite big but still understated because the colour matches the shoe. There is a gold coloured metal rectangle in the middle of the bow, I think it is a nice detail and makes the shoes a bit more interesting and not so plain. These shoes are very versatile because they are smart but can be dressed up or down.
I think these are true to size but if you have wider feet, I recommend going up a size. I go up a size in these shoes because it makes it a lot more comfortable for me. These shoes are comfortable when I put them on, so they're fine to walk a very, very short distance. They offer no support whatsoever and they really start to hurt the soles of my feet after a while of walking. These are terrible for the health of your feet! If you're not going to be walking much when you're wearing these, then they're fine. For example working in an office, going for a meal or just popping somewhere in the car. I do not recommend them at all if you're going shopping, walking to the bus etc. After a day on my feet wearing these, my feet were killing me. The soles of my feet were sore and my feet were aching, this is because they do not support your feet at all and don't add any cushion or spring, so your feet are basically banging against the ground when you take a step.
When I put these on for the third time, I noticed the sole of the left shoe was starting the peel off at the front and side. This got worse during the day and they didn't get worn a fourth time but the right shoe was fine. This tells me that they are bad quality and poorly made.
So, do I recommend them? I do recommend them for walking short distances or if you'll be sitting a lot. I definitely don't recommend them if you will be walking around or if you'll be on your feet a lot. For a cheap shoe, they are fine, they look pretty good and there are also usually quite a few different styles or colours to choose from for the same price. The three stars are for looks and price but I have knocked two stars off for the bad quality.
One afternoon while pottering into town I had noticed that the locals seemed unusually smiley. This did not strike me as odd till I happened to look down at my feet; it was then that I noticed I was wearing odd shoes. Unfortunately for me these were not slightly odd but two totally different styles and colours of shoe. The shoe on my left foot was a brown coloured lace up Sketchers trainer and the shoe on my right foot was a white slip on Sketchers pump. I was unsure as to how this happened but knew I had to remedy the situation asap.
I am not usually a Primark shopper but unusual circumstances called for unusual action. I shot in to the shop faster than a teenage girl with £20 in her pocket and went straight to the shoe section. I was not really looking for anything stylish, just a matching pair. Hanging from a shoe hook were a pair of black ballerina style pumps, these were understated and happily cost a couple of pounds. I rushed off to the cashier's desk a gladly parted with my cash.
Once outside I slipped off my unmatched trainers and popped the Primark pumps on. I found that they were true to size, in my case a 5, and that they were reasonably comfortably despite lacking any sort of arch support. While walking through the cobbled market place I could feel every lump and bump that I walked over, after half an hour I found the shoes hugely uncomfortable and decided to wind up my activities and head home.
Once home I happily slipped the pumps off and gave my achy and somewhat sweaty feet a welcome rest. The pumps were not destined to have a comfortable and happy ending as my puppy jess proceeded to steal the pumps and gnaw the bow off. The pumps are now used for popping into the garden or round to the local shop. I would not dream of going long distances in them as they have no real support for my feet and the soles are whisper thin, but I really did not expect anything more from them and they were only brought as an emergency stop gap for my mismatching trainers.
In all honesty I would not buy these again, they are badly made and offer no real support for my feet and I amazed that people buy them as regular shoes.
Thank you for reading.
I am a bit of a ballerina pump addict and wear them all year round with absolutely everything. They are just so many styles and colours and Primark have a fantastic range which is always changing and the shoes are so reasonably priced.
At £6 a pair I bought these originally to wear to work as they are smart but a little bit different too. They go very nicely with my dark work trousers however I now wear them with my jeans and leggings also. I find that most Primark shoes take a little bit of breaking in and these were no different, they rubbed a little bit on the heels at first but after wearing them for a few days, the fabric softened and these felt more like slippers than shoes. I have received compliments on these shoes and people are always surprised when I tell them where i bought them and how much they cost as they look far more expensive than they actually are.
The only downside to these shoes, and indeed to most ballerina pumps is the lack of support for the feet, which can cause problems if you wear pumps constantly like I do however I would recommend buying a pair of arch support insoles and slotting these into the shoes. They take a little bit of getting used to but definitely allow you to wear these great pumps without worrying about damaging your feet.
I ended up going back and buying another pair of these to keep in the cupboard as for £6 I don't expect them to last very long and I would be gutted not to have them as they are a very pretty pair of shoes.
A bit of a tradition, my mum, sister and I always book the day off work and go Christmas shopping in November. This year, I didn't have any flat shoes so wore my healed boots but within an hour of walking around, I was regretting this decision. We were near Primark (and obviously, we had to pop in), and whilst in store, I decided to look for some more 'comfy' shoes.
The pumps in questions are specific to Primark and are available in sizes 3 - 7, in one standard width fitting. I am normally a size 6 but having quite wide feet, I opted for a size 7 as the fit was better. The shoes cost £6, which I thought was a bargain, I had been eyeing a pair up in Evans a couple of weeks before this £15 (and that was on offer!)
The pumps are really comfortable and wear really well. I haven't experienced any scuffs however I do like to wipe them clean with a damp cloth once a week and when I do, they come up like new. I have read a few reviews recently where people have commented that the sole has started to come away, after three months of wearing, I haven't experienced this problem.
The shoes are available in three different colours, I chose the black version (which has a black bow) as the thought they were most versatile and also could be used for work.
The sole of the shoe is really quite thin (although not uncomfortable) and has no grips whatsoever which I thought would be a bit of an issue, especially over the last couple of days with the weather we have been experiencing but I actually found that the shoes coped quite well on the ice and I hardly slipped at all.
Overall, I would recommend these, I have been wearing since October, and they are showing very little signs of wear and still look good therefore, 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I pretty much only wear pumps because they tend to go well with whatever I'm wearing, be it skinny jeans or a dress/skirt and I think they're usually pretty comfortable. I don't really like spending all that much on anything I buy (I admit it I'm a Primark shopper frequently, I don't have the money to shop anywhere else!) especially not in a pair of pumps I know I'll wear through pretty quickly and so when I do buy pumps its pretty much always from Primark. Of course they aren't made of a very hard wearing leather but I find that the plastic is often very soft and comfortable and they do tend to mold to the shape of my feet making them extra comfy.
I often buy pumps that are either black or nude/pink colour to match my skintone as I think this tends to go with pretty much everything I own and saves me having to splash out even more money on similar looking items for the sake of matching different clothing I happen to be wearing that day. My pink ballerina pumps are plain and just pretty standard whereas the black pair has a black bow as shown in the image which I think adds interest and makes them a bit more girly. For someone who is pretty much always sporting skinny jeans its nice to have some feminine aspects of my outfit even if it is just on my shoes!
The style of the shoe means they suit both casual and formal wear and I've combined them with various different styles and think they always look great.
I have very slim small feet which is also one of the reasons I wear pumps so much. Sometimes I have the issue that there's simply too much space left in the shoe and find myself having to insert insoles. This in particular tends to happen with big names such as Rocketdog which for whatever reason never seemed to suit my feet at all. As I already mentioned the material of the shoes molds to my feet so that I never really have the issue of sizing and don't have to fiddle about with insoles.
I wear pumps mostly in the summer months but have also been known to wear them out when the weather's wet (foolishly) and they tend to last quite well so long as the weather isn't too heavy. I would say because of how lightweight they are they are probably not suited to this kind of weather however and wouldn't really recommend it.
I bought my pair of these for £6 which is very reasonable (especially seeing as I have noticed an increase in Primark's pricing really; I can hardly complain as its noway near the level of other stores, but still something I have noticed).
Overall I would recommend these pumps as they are stylish and comfortable at a very reasonable price to boot. You can hardly go wrong at £6 and for something that goes with a variety of different outfits its well worth investing in.
Primark do some lovely shoes for not a lot of money. Their ballerina pumps look like they are much more expensive than they actually are and they are great shoes for walking in as they are so comfy.
They do loads of different coloured pumps including these black ones which also have a black bow on them.
I have ballerina pumps from a few different places with some of them costing as much as £30 and to be honest you would be hard pressed to be able to tell the difference between these and them.
They are super comfy to wear and I can walk in them for ages without my feet hurting. They have quite a thin sole but you wouldn't guess it when you are wearing them as they don't feel as though they are too thin and I have never stood on something and hurt my feet when walking in them.
The sizing of these is great. I have quite wide feet and these are just the right size as they do not feel too tight and I didn't have to stretch them out before I could wear them. They don't pinch my toes and when they are on they don't slip off my feet.
I did find that these and the other pumps I bought from Primark did rub my heels a little but I have some clear plasters which meant that they weren't taking my skin off and I could wear them for long periods of time without them hurting me.
These look really cute with jeans or Capri pants in summer and the bow just gives them a little bit more design instead of being plain black. I can also wear these to the office with black trousers if I want but I do prefer to wear heels to work so I tend to only wear them on my days off.
I haven't really worn them much this winter as they are more for summer due to the fact that they are so lightweight and leave some skin bare.
These were great value for money and only cost me £6 hence the reason that I bought them in a few different colours. You might think that they are going to be really poor quality for this money but they don't look or feel particularly cheap and as I said they still look just as good as my more expensive ones. This year I am going to go and get some more and will probably just stick to Primark for them as I don't see the point in paying loads for some ballerina pumps when I can get a pair there that are just as good as anywhere else for half the money.
I bought these shoes from Primark about a month ago and they are still in one piece! They cost under £5 which is a ridiculously cheap price for a pair of shoes. They are black all over (a nice shiny black, not matt) with a bow on the top. It is a nice big bow, rather than those little bows that look like they are made out od a shoelace. I thought they looked a little bit more expensive than some of the other shoes in the shop.
I am a size 6 but I had to buy these in a size 5! No idea why, but it does seem to be a problem with Primark- things not sized correctly or wrongly labelled! Anyway the size 5 fit well and didn't rub at all, which was a bonus.
Overall a good shoe, looks nice with everything. I don't expect them to last forever but at this price, I can always just buy another pair!
Product: Black Bow Ballerina Pumps
I love ballet pumps, I have around 20 pairs or so in my shoe collection ranging from all different brands to all different prices. They're comfy, cute and very easy to wear.
I only wear ballet pumps casually during the day, I personally wouldn't wear these for a night out, they look better for a day time look in my opinion as for me they look better dressed down for example with skinny jeans and a cute top or tights and a tea dress.
I bought the Black Bow Ballerina Pumps pictured above from Primark for just £6.00, bargain.
You can buy the ballet pumps in various different colours. I opted to buy the black ones as i figured that this colour would go best with the majority of my clothes. The pumps are also available to buy in UK sizes 3-8, I bought my normal size which is a size 4.
The pumps are black with a thin rubber sole, the pump itself is made of a synthetic material which is soft to the touch. Attached to the pump is a cute bow which glitters and adds that extra little sparkle which makes the pump that little extra bit special than just a standard plain pair.
The pumps are true to size, comfy and best of all is that they do not rub or give blisters, perfect. The only downside for me is the flimsiness of the pumps, they do not support the foot at all, they're comfy yes but not the best made.
If I wear Primark pumps a few times a week then they last me around 3-4 months or so. Not long at all no, the quality definitely isn't the best but for £6.00 you do get what you pay for unfortunately.
As a student and someone who works about 5 different jobs I need a shoe that is both affordable ad practical. I prefer pumps because they are generally pretty cheap and also comfortable. Primark isn't always my shop of choice because I think the quality can be a little lacking sometimes but on the odd occasion that I do pop in there and see a nice pair of shoes I might take them home with me.
These pumps are pretty plain which means I can wear them basically anywhere - uni, work, childcare etc. They are black pumps with a thinnish rubber sole on the bottom and a beautiful little bow with added sparkle on the top above the toes. They are made from a faux suede material which looks very cute and is a nice practical alternative to suede which tends to water mark.
For me the most important thing a shoe can offer is comfort. I work long hours and either side of that I have lessons at University. I need something that I can wear all day and transfer into an evening out if I want to. These pumps actually feel pretty comfortable to begin with. They are very flexible which makes them easy to wear in which is really handy. They are a nice fit in the size 5 I bought, not too tight but enough to support my feet. I usually get blisters from wearing in shoes but haven't experienced this with these ones which is a real bonus.
The only real issue I've found is that if I wear them on particularly long days (+14 hours) then the soles of my feet begin to ache. I think this is probably because the soles are pretty thin so your feet aren't all that well supported but I'd probably expect this from most flats.
These pumps cost me £6 which really is on the cheaper end of the scale, even for primark. They don't last me as long as more expensive shoes do but then if you pay less you have to lose out somewhere. I found these were wearable for 2-3 months whereas more expensive shoes tend to give me 4-5 months of use before falling apart.
Overall, a bargain shoe that keeps the costs down.