“ Brand: River Island / Type: Sandals „
I love going to weddings, especially in the summer. I don't know what it is about them but they really lift my mood. The best thing about weddings though is dressing up. I usually don't get new shoes for weddings because I have quite a few and if I am the bridesmaid then I am given the dress and shoes. This time I was going to an old friend's wedding and I was asked at the last minute to be a bridesmaid as one of them was unable to attend. There were 3 bridesmaids and the dresses were already chosen so I was asked to choose some shoes to go with them. I choose these ones because they were a good colour and they looked like wedding dresses.
The heels are mega high at about 5 inches, so these shoes are not really ideal for those who cannot walk in high heels and also if you have small feet I tend to find that the higher the heel the smaller the feet look. The heels are also thin so are unlikely to help in terms of comfort and wear and tear. The flowers make up the front of the shoe and are a light pinkish colour that are attached to a meshy type of fabric and then form a band around my ankles with a buckle. The mesh the makes up the front of the shoe is styled like a peep toe and the flowers cover the mesh, so these are peep toes. The flowers are nicely arranged so that they rest on the sides rather than right at the front. The flowers are fastened to the shoes quite well and they should not fall off without great force. There is a small platform that isn't really visible due to the flowers
They are made from polyurethane which is a kind of synthetic leather and the soles are plastic so they are suitable for vegeterians. As the shoes are very light in colour the only really concern I had is that they would get dirty, which they did. This was more to do with me being a little careless but I felt that I was constantly making sure that they didn't get dirty. They are easy enough to clean with a cloth and water. I didn't expect them to stay clean for long, and they didn't but the important thing is that they can be cleaned easily. They do come in a black colour as well as the pink but the black looks really dull and is probably more suited for a funeral rather than a wedding.
These shoes are only available at River Island and can be bought either in store or from their website at www.riverisland.com. They are priced at £79.99 which is quite a bargain as I find good quality shoes for special occasions are much more expensive. These are reasonably prices and they are so beautiful and I would definitely wear them more than once or twice so they are worth the price.