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I think that sometimes Primark can be a bit hit and miss when it comes to quality and things lasting but my Ballet pumps which I have two pairs of and bought last summer are still going strong even though they only cost me something like £6 each.
Admittedly it isn't like I wear them every day but on the odd occasion that we have had some sun I like to pair them with some denim shorts for a pretty and casual summer look and have worn them several times in the past year.
The shoes come in different colours and I have both a white pair and a black pair. They also have little bows on them which makes them a little less plain and just gives them a cute and feminine look.
I think that they are comfortable to wear and although they were a little stiff when I first started wearing them they soon got broken in and became softer and much more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
I like the fit of these shoes as sometimes with ballet pumps they just don't fit properly and they are either slightly too large and slide off my heel or else I have to get a smaller size in which case they rub against my heel causing blisters. These ballet pumps are true to size and fit absolutely fine. They did cause a bit of rubbing the first few times I wore them but after softening up a little they no longer rub and I can wear them for the whole day without getting sore and blistered. They also fit nicely around my toes leaving my feet feeling secure but not tight enough to pinch them.
I think that for £6 these shoes have been great value for money and have really been worth every penny. I thought that they have been quite hardwearing and they didn't just disintegrate like I was sort of expecting given how cheap that they were. They are a little bit scuffed on the toes but the bow actually draws the attention of the eye and I find that I barely notice any of the scuffing because of that.
If you are looking for some nice casual but pretty flat pumps then you could certainly do a lot worse than these for much more money too.
Primark has a vast range of pumps in different styles and colours to go with whatever outfit you are wearing. Over the years i have bought many different pairs as i cannot resist a cute pair of shoes at such a rediculously cheap price.
Currently, I have these ballerina bow pumps in leopard print, red and black. I have also owned them in blue and white stripes and pink. They are really nice looking, can be dressed up for a night out or simply worn for day to day use.
Comfort wise, well there isn't much. They are fine for a walk to the local shop but if you are planning a long distance walk i would invest in something sturdier that provides more support. After wearing these for a day my feet ache quite badly, i love nothing more than taking these off and tossing them aside when i get home!
As the soles are obviously quite thin they most definitely aren't waterproof. They could withstand a quick april shower but for anything heavier and longer lasting i am afraid you are going to get some seriously soggy feet. (yuck!)
These shoes aren't the most longlasting, i would say they last me a few months before i decide they are looking tatty and past their prime. However they don't fall apart on me or get holey, they just look old. They do tend to get more uncomfortable as they get older as they become as flat as a pancake! Maybe i should invest in some padded sole inserts to extend their life.
I am a size 5 and i find they are true to size, they are easy to break in and don't rub my feet. They seem to mold to my foot shape quickly so they end up fitting like a glove.
These pumps are cheap and cheerful, perfect if you are going to be wearing them whilst sitting down in an office most of the day or sitting in a restaurant but if you plan on walking more than a mile then i would suggest wearing something else. I would liken wearing these to walking in bare feet, as they really don't provide much cushioning at all so your feet do get a bit of a battering.
Even though they do have their downsides, i still repurchase these pumps so they must be doing something right. They are versatile, cheap and they look stylish. At £6 what do you expect? I have bought shoes that cost ten times that price that have not lasted either, so I know which pair I would choose.
Thanks for reading :)
=Primark Bow Ballet Pumps=
We don't have a Primark in our local town, the nearest is about 15 miles away in a purpose built shopping centre. So when I'm due to go on holiday I pop to Primark for a peep to see if there is anything we need,
I saw they had these Ballet Pumps with a bow, and they were only £6, so I figured if they lasted me for the two holidays, I would have got my money's worth from them.
=White with Black Pumps=
The last time I wore white shoes was back in the 1980s, but I figured for holiday, and hopefully show off my tan that I was intending to get, they wouldn't look to bad, and the black bow just upgraded them from being a 80s white shoe.
=Normally a Size 6=
I am normally a size 6, but when I tried on a size 6, I found them to be a bit of a toe curler, so I went for a 7, and they fitted perfectly.
I was surprised that these shoes were off a sturdy feeling, the soles were not overly thick, but then ballet pumps tend to be of that regardless of what store you get them from.
=Wore them evenings=
The first holiday we had to go up about 6 steps each evening, and I noticed that I felt if there was a bump or the seam join in the steps, as the sole was thin, and to be honest O kicked them off under the table for comfort, it not the comfort of the shoe but the thinness of the sole.
As we were only home for 5 weeks, I popped the shoes back in the suitcase, but the 2nd holiday was a different hotel, no steps, but for comfort I put a pair of lightweight inners, this made the shoes tighter, but for the sake of just wearing them for the evening in a hotel for dinner, they did the job, and the inner sole made them comfortable.
=To Sum Up=
I paid £6 for a pair of shoes, I wore them for nearly a month, and although the sole was thin, the shoes were certainly value for money, and I feel that I had my money's worth from them.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend these, they are cheap, cheerful, although on the small size, they did the job, and they were cheap enough that you could get more than one colour in them.
5/5 from me.
Primark isn't somewhere that I really shop, however recently I had almost all my shoes packed up after a house move and needed a last minute outfit in a hurry. I decided to nip out and purchase a cheap pair of shoes to see me through the evening rather than hunt through my house for one of several boxes that had shoes in and were God knows where. As I didn't want to spend a lot I headed off to my local Primark on the advise of a friend.
I must say I'm not really a fan of Primark. Most of their clothes I find to be cheap, tacky and so widely worn where I live that you could go out in a T-shirt and find 5% of the other women your age wearing it on the same day - not good! But as I only needed the shoes for one night out, consisting of about 5 hours, I figured it wouldn't hurt too much if they were cheap and nasty shoes. I headed off to Primark quite late in the day and so the shoe displays had been partially demolished by other shoppers but eventually I started finding size 7 shoes, these bow ballet pumps to be specific. The pair that I picked up were £6 per pair, a bargain really, even for shoes that I didn't intend on using for more than a night.
I picked up white shoes, with a black bow, as they looked quite pretty and I knew the shoes would accessorise with the handbag and wrist jewellery I was going to be wearing for my night out. I was quite limited in terms of clothes as I hadn't got access to all my clothes and jewellery so it was important to me that I still looked good for my night out. There were other colours available but these were the shoes that stood out to me, particularly as they were so cheap. Also with it being nice weather now, well mainly, I figured they could potentially be good shoes to wear sometimes during the summer with cropped jeans or cropped trousers.
Now I did try these shoes on in Primark, they fit fine, but I was in a hurry so didn't really walk around in them like I usually would before buying shoes. Once I put these shoes on for my night out I noticed that the outside of the shoes felt soft and nice. My feet went comfortably in to the shoes and they did fit me comfortably which isn't always something I find with size 7 shoes. My feet are quite wide but they do not stretch out the shoes as they're very accommodating. Now they don't feel super soft and comfortable but they are quite sturdy feeling and feel good for the £6 price I paid.
I did manage to scuff these slightly on the first night that I wore them and this showed on the right shoe in particularly, right where the shoe joined the bottom which was very noticeable to me and annoyed me when I noticed it but thankfully I was on the way home from my night out rather than just starting it. In addition to this the sole felt very thin and I could feel every stone or bump in the pavement while out walking with my friends to our night out. The off white of the shoes was quickly coloured and around the bottom in particular, especially near where I scuffed the shoes, it started to take on a darker colour and they just looked tatty already. I did walk along a road where it had rained earlier that day so this could have contributed to that but the darkness didn't come off when I tried to clean the shoes the following morning - what a disappointment.
I do feel that you get what you pay for and these shoes were cheap and rubbish! They looked nice, the bows were pretty on both shoes, but the shoes discoloured within a matter of hours and scuffed quickly too. I know I only paid £6 for these but I would have expected them to at least one full evening before falling apart. They feel thin and cheap even though my feet were quite comfortable in the shoe. I didn't get any blisters from the few hours that I wore these shoes but they looked horrible by the end of the evening and were only fit for the bin. I am rating the shoes 2/5 as they are cheap and my feet felt quite comfortable in them however the soles are thin, they scuff and discolour quickly, and I felt that they looked quite cheap once I teamed them up with my whole outfit. I wouldn't buy these shoes again and I don't really recommend them either, they did me a turn for a few hours when I was caught short but they're just not for me!
Accessories and shoes are in my opinion what makes an outfit turn from drab to smart, however for a quick update I do not want to spend a fortune particularly if it is an outfit I am not going to wear often.
What are they?
These Ballet pumps are a solid colour with a contrasting bow on the front and these have a totally flat sole.
Cost and stockist
These are only available from Primark see www.primark.co.uk for a list of stores (they do not offer online shopping). The shoes cost me just £6.00 which I thought was extremely cheap.
These shoes look a lot more expensive than the £6 they cost they surprised me by wearing well I had only purchased these for one specific occasion but wore them on many I would guess at over 15 times, they are extremely comfortable but these are not shoes for walking in as the sole is so flat and thin so no good for long hikes! I found these looked great with smart trousers and equally good with jeans and skirts a real wardrobe staple.
I have to gives theses a thumbs up I am a real convert to pumps and at this price you can get them in one of the other colours available, these do last well if they are for an occasional wear but they will not last to well if they are to be worn all the time.
It is not often that I take a trip to Primark despite there being three large stores nearby. I find that children's clothes shrink and misshape often and the ladies clothes always seem a little hit and miss for me, but while we had relatives staying from England we decided to have a look. These shoes cost just £6 and are available in different colours. I chose the white ballet pumps with a black bow as it was the summer and I was looking for a pair of white flat shoes.
Of course the shoes are ballerina style pumps so they are flats. I struggle in high heels so tend to avoid them, and I really like this style as I find they can be worn casually or dressed up depending on what clothes I am wearing. I chose the white pair as I was looking for something a little more summary, and this may not have been the best idea as they showed the dirt instantly. They can be wiped down but the material quickly showed signs of wear. I like that I can wear these with just about anything. They go well with trousers, and dresses and the colours available would suit anyone taste. They seem to fit well, and I found the size 4 were perfect for my feet which is my usual shoe size. I sometimes have a problem with the way the top of the ballet pump sit on the top of my foot. These actually fit really well, sitting close to my foot without being restrictive.
When I first wore these shoes I was a little worried. They were stiff and to be honest hurt my feet a little. I did find after the first day of wearing them my feet were a little sore, but thereafter they had been broken in and were comfy to wear. They do have a thin sole but not so much so that I can feel every stone beneath my feet. They are not made for walking long distances and even though they are flats I found after a long day of shopping my feet would be sore. It was a relief to remove them, and for that reason I tend to stick these on if I know I am just popping out somewhere, rather than if we are taking the children out for the day.
Durability is OK rather than fantastic. I purchased mine in the summer and so they did receive a fair amount of use. As I mentioned before though I did not wear them if I knew I would be doing a lot of walking purely for comfort reasons. I found that after around 6 weeks the shoes began to wear. The fronts of the shoes were coming apart and this quickly escalated to them completely splitting very quickly. I do scuffle along as I walk and this often means the front of my shoes wear down quicker than usual, but these deteriorated very quickly. The bottom of the shoes also began to wear down quickly. As the sole of the shoe isn't the thickest when I first purchased them, they became thin very quickly.
I'm not sure if I would recommend these pumps. They are stylish and extremely cheap at just £6. Even though I only received 6 months wear out of them that is still only a £1 a week they cost which for shoes is a bargain. My sister in law purchased the same pair while we were shopping and she still has hers now five months later so I am not sure if I just picked up a dud pair. It hasn't restored my faith in Primark, but they are nice looking.
I am not a big fan of cheap shoes as by spending £5-£10 a month on shoes I really could just spend more on a pair that will last me years. I was in Primark some time ago when I saw these bow ballet pumps for £6 and I thought they looked cute so decided to throw caution into the wind and buy a pair. It is odd as I genuinely don't own any black flat shoes so thought I would ease myself in with these.
The shoes are made from a synthetic upper, which is rather thin which for me makes these much more of a summer shoe than for wearing in this autumn/winter weather. They have a cute little bow design which I think makes these really girly and feminine and I sometimes feel about 12 when I have them on! So for this reason I did find I didn't wear them as often. The sole is rather thin, with a cheap outersole rubber material. These aren't the type of paper shoes I thought they would be when you can literally feel the ground and stones underneath your foot, but honestly don't expect much support or anything from these as they are literally flat and will not shape or cushion your feet in anyway :(
Saying all that, these are somewhat comfortable, and I wore these out and about for few hours on end and suffered no qualms. They didn't rub or cause me any blisters in any way so on this basis they weren't awful. I have narrow feet but they are wide at the top so this did take a little stretching at first but for me this was minor. I wear a size 5/EUR 38 and got my size in these so I would say they fit quite accurately, but people with particularly wide people will probably suffer!
The only downside to these shoes is that probably after wearing them for some time the sole began to come away and my shoes looked like they were talking! I was of course slightly disappointed but seeing as the price I paid and the general quality I expected from Primark I wasn't too vex, whereas any other shop I'd march back with the receipt and demand a refund for faulty pair of shoes lol.
I think £6.00 is reasonable for these shoes, and although I probably wouldn't buy them again they were a good buy at the time and I did enjoy wearing them. Not sure whether I would recommend them but nonetheless as a one off buy and for only £6 I don't regret buying them.
As far as I am concerned Primark is a great place for buying shoes. I tend to wear mine to death and only have one pair at a time so if I can get them cheaply that makes me happy.
These particular pumps are a basic ballet style design. They are flat, rounded toe and a bow on the front. There are a few different colour combinations available but I opted for the cream pair with black velvet bow as I thought they looked the most expensive and stylish. Around the edge of the shoe rim there is also black piping which again gives a stylish look and adds a little bit more detail to this simple shoe.
Comfort is a big deal for me and with Primark shoes it swings both ways. I have found in the past the poor quality of the shoes means they can make my feet ache but the flexibility of the fabrics often makes them hard to wear in. I actually found the opposite with these, they were a little stiff and therefore blistered my feet initially but I actually find them pretty comfortable and supportive to my feet. This is the best result for me because I am a student and also work long hours so am constantly on my feet. I'm happy to endure a little initial wearing in pain if it means that they are more comfortable in the long term.
In terms of the quality though I have found these a little lacking. The material feels sturdy but I have found they scuff easily and that after a couple of months of use the sole of the shoes are beginning to peel away. This is pretty annoying but I guess you can't get everything you want from a cheap pair of shoes.
I paid £5 for these which is a pretty reasonable price for 2 months of use. I would like it if they lasted longer and were more comfortable initially but this isn't a perfect world we live in. They did the job for the time that I wore them and they looked nice so how much can I really complain?
Overall, they are good enough but perhaps not great.
I've got around six pairs of ballet pumps from Primark and these ones are my most recent pair.
I bought them during the summer as I practically live in flats during the warmer weather and I picked these because they're simple and versatile but they have a subtle girly bow on the front which I think makes them look a lot nicer than the plain ones. I paid around £6.00 for these which is around the average price for a pair of basic Primark shoes and a real bargain in my opinion!
The shoes are only available in store as Primark don't have a website and the last time that I was in there a few weeks ago they were still in stock. The pumps are available in three different colours - black with a mataching black bow, white with a black bow and tan, which has a white bow. I wanted to get the tan pair but decided on the black as I knew that the paler colours would more than likely get grubby more quickly.
The black pair look a lot smarter too making them look nice with a range of different style clothes and you could easily get away with wearing them to work or perhaps to an interview, although the bow might not look quite right on work/interview shoes. Nevertheless they're incredibly versatile and I wear mine with almost anything - leggings, jeans, shorts, jeggings & so on, they don't clash at all. The design is really basic - the usual, generic ballet flat design. They're totally flat with a very slight raise on the sole which helps to prevent them from feeling too flat.
The sole itself is very thin and it's made of a rubber type material which is scored so they have quite a decent grip meaning that they aren't slippery when I am walking on wooden or polished flooring. The upper part of the shoe is made from a nice, soft synthetic leather look material which isn't the most durable material - it scratches and creases easily and after having my pair for around four months they look very battered! My black ones are very plain but the coloured ones have a contrast bow and contrast trim.
The pumps have a rounded toe which is always an advantage for me as I think that they make my feet look a little neater. They're available in sizes UK4-8 and I got my size five. One of my feet is a 5 and a half and the other is a five so I was dissapointed that there wasn't half sizes available as I usually get 5.5's but this isn't an issue and they do fit nicely.
I found them a little too snug and quite narrow at first but the soft material adjusted to the shape and size of my feet within a few hours of wearing them. They are quick and easy to stick on and very comfortable and easy to walk in. I wear these for casual wear and wore them mainly in the summer. They did get quite dirty, especially when me and my boyfriend took my little girl to Skegness beach but they were easy to clean with a damp cloth. After countless times of wearing them they are looking a little worse for wear but I feel that I've got my money's worth out of them.
These are flat shoes in a ballet pump style. They are available in a few colours including the two above, today I am wearing a cream pair of pumps with black velveteen bow. I like the solid colour of the pumps because Primark too often pattern their flat shoes and I think these look more professional when I wear them while I am working. The piping will always match the colour of the bow and that streamlines the look of the pumps.
These are very comfortable to wear and I have never had blisters or rubbed skin on the back of my feet even when they are brand new. The very flat sole makes them quite uncomfortable to walk in for a long way and the shoes are quite soft so they don't support my feet very well. When they were new they felt rigid against the sides of my feet but now they feel more like fabric and it's only the back keeping them secure as I walk. The round toe gives my toes room to stretch out but the plastic insole makes my feet very hot.
Primark have been selling these shoes for 2 years and I have had several pairs. If they are worn very regularly they get holes in the side of the shoe where it touches the sole, the toe can also get a hole in it. The shoes will go flat after not very long and then they still look nice on but I hide them in a drawer when I'm not wearing them because they look a mess. Sometimes the colour starts peeling off but that is when they are a few months old.
WHAT I THINK
I like these as disposable shoes because they only cost £5 so I can buy the different colours to go with different outfits. They look good with a maxi dress or jeans but you can wear them with anything casual, I brought a pair in dolly pink for a wedding while I was pregnant and you could tell they were cheap shoes but they still looked good and smart. They were the most comfortable shoes for me at that time because they are not too structured and were soft on my swollen feet.
These are good for the price but are the sort of shoes that will get marked or ripped easily so don't expect them to last for too long.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
When it comes to Primark shoes, I often find that they are hit and miss. Despite being a huge lover of Primark and all of its bargains, it is fair to say that some of the shoes I have tried from there have been utterly useless. However, I sometimes manage to find a pair which do the trick and for a small price tag. I don't expect shoes to last long when purchased from Primark, but a good few weeks at least is expected. These are obviously only available from Primark stores as they do not have a website. They have been around for a good few months now, as I have had mine a while, so be sure to get some soon if you are interested in case they discontinue them.
The reason I like to purchase most of my casual ballerina pumps from Primark is because I often get bored of wearing the same shoes over and over again. So I like to invest in some good, sturdy plain black shoes and then have a dabble with some of the pretty shoes on offer for a cheaper price. At least if they don't last me too long, I can easily replace them for the same small price tag. The price I paid for my pair of these bow ballet pumps was just £6.00. I think that £6.00 is a fantastic price for a pair of shoes this beautiful, so I had to purchase them.
I wanted to buy some pretty shoes which I could team with a whole host of outfits. Because of this, I decided to go for the white shoes with the black bow. These flat shoes are also available in a black colour with a black bow, as well as a beige colour with a black bow. The white ones stood out to me as I thought they would be quite versatile, as well as being perfect for both the summer and autumn. I also felt they were a little different, so went for these ones. I believe Primark shoes go from a size three up to a seven/eight if you are interested in these.
The thing I like most about these shoes are their wonderful versatility. I wear them mostly for daytime use, so I like to team them with jeans and a t-shirt, or even leggings or a nice dress in the summer. They are plain, yet have character to them. These could also be worn for occasions such as nights out.
The shoes obviously don't feel of the best quality, but I thought they seemed quite a good quality in comparison to some of the other Primark shoe range. The outside of the shoes is quite soft, and the feet can fit comfortably in to the shoe. I have quite wide feet and often find shoe shopping a nightmare for ballerina style shoes. My feet however fit in these fine, and I think that these are actually a really comfortable pair of shoes. They look great, feel great and did not cause any pain on my feet which I often experience in other Primark shoes. These seemed really good for my £6.00.
Until things just started to go wrong... In no way did I over wear these. I would say I probably wore them two or three days of the week if that. After about three weeks they started to scuff really badly, and then a hole formed by the toes. When I had deemed them just too bad to wear anymore, they were practically black in colour. Despite not wearing them in harsh conditions or in muddy or messy environments, these beautiful white shoes ended up almost looking black completely. They just got so dirty easily, and not just because of the white colour but because of the shoe itself. They are so easy to scuff, and the marks are really hard to get out of them.
Overall, you really do get what you pay for with these shoes. I think they are beautiful shoes for the price paid, however they just seemed to mark too easily and ripped apart within weeks. Although it's to be expected with Primark shoes, I was really hoping they might have lasted that little bit longer. I don't think I would go back to purchase these shoes again, however they were lovely when they were in a good condition. Thanks for reading.
Although I've been better off recently due to having a decently paid job over the summer this year, I've still been trying to save money when I can. Since I'm also trying to lose weight and didn't want to invest much money in clothes I hopefully would be too thin for soon enough, clothes was an area that I was keen to find bargains. I had a look in a few lower cost shops for shoes but didn't really find any. As I couldn't really justify buying shoes from somewhere like Dune (even though I often find lovely shoes in there) I was keen to get some for £20 or under. I had previously avoided Primark shoes as I remember girls at school buying them and them disintegrating in the rain or after being worn for about a week but my flatmate had some and recommended them. She'd worn her pair over ten times and in light rain and they were still in perfect condition, so I decided to at least go and have a look and see. On my first trip I ended up walking away with three pairs of flats, two of which were the bow ballet pumps shown above.
== Primark Bow Ballet Pumps ==
These shoes, available in black, white and tan, are simple flats with a large bow on the front. The tan shade has a white bow, while the black and white versions have a black bow. I was immediately drawn to the black and white ones as they reminded me of a pair I used to have from Dune and wore to death, except cost about one tenth of the price. I also often wore black and white outfits to work and so thought that these would complement these outfits well. I also really liked the tan ones, as they were simple and low key while also being nice, subtly girly and interesting. I bought both these pairs and thought that, even if they fell apart, at least they'd only cost £6 per pair.
== What I Thought ==
I ended up loving these shoes so much that I soon bought them in black and just yesterday rebought the black and nude ones to take to Germany with me next month. These pumps really are lovely and go well with both casual outfits as well as my work attire. My mam says that it doesn't go, but I do like wearing the nude ones with black tights and black top and skirt for work as it adds another colour to an otherwise plain outfit. The white and black ones also do this as well as complementing pastels and brighter colours nicely and do definitely suit my black and white work outfit. The black ones are probably the most professional and I wear these to work most often but also often put them on with more casual outfits.
The only bad thing about these shoes is, as I did expect, they don't last a ridiculously long time. The front of one of my nude shoes is coming away from the sole slightly, although this isn't massively noticeable, and the white ones have scuffed quite a bit just from being out and about. That said, they're doing a lot better than the other Primark shoes I bought at the same time, which quickly developed a hole in the bottom and were recently thrown out. This is why I rebought a couple of pairs, as I doubted they would last the six months I'm in Germany and I didn't want to be without them. At only £6 each (which I still can't quite believe), they're so cheap that rebuying an extra couple of pairs wasn't a great additional expense at all.
== Conclusion ==
All three colours of these shoes are lovely and go with a variety of outfits. The nude ones are peeling slightly but this really isn't noticeable yet, and for £6 per pair, you really can't expect them to last as long as shoes from other shops. Considering that I've bought a few pairs of Dune shoes in my time for £50+ and these certainly didn't last up to nine times as long, these shoes definitely aren't a false economy. I highly recommend these shoes to anyone (female, I suppose), especially if you're on a budget.