“ Brand: Rocket Dog / Type: Wedge Shoes „
Most of the shoes and sandals I have are either flip flops or have a stiletto type heel, but this summer I fancied something a bit different and something that would not need re-heeling after wearing them a few times, so I decided to have a look around for a pair of wedge heel sandals, not in the usual black. After a bit of shopping around I came across Rocket Dog Shoes, although they are not the cheapest of shoes they do have some good bargains.
What is Rocket Dog?
Rocket Dog Shoes is described as a young minded footwear and clothing company, it was founded in 1997. The name Rocket Dog was created by the founder after their speedy dog called Max. Rocket Dog shoes can be bought online at Shoe Envy, however they can also be bought from other outlets if you do a bit of research and shopping around.
The Rocket Dog shoes I bought were the Rocket Dog Goodies Shoes Hokie Pokie Pink. Despite the name of the shoes they are actually wedge heel peep toe sandals. The wedge heel and sole of the sandals is black in colour with a thin pink line going around the bottom of the heel and pink stitching detail around the edge. The upper part of the sandal (the area which covers your foot) is made of a light pink canvas material and is covered in a slightly darker pink an brown poker dots with a cute bow in the same poker dot material on the front near the toe area. There is a strap which goes around the back of the heel, this too is made from the same canvas poker dot material and is adjustable and fastens with a small gold buckle. The material is quite flexible so they are relatively easy to fasten and unfasten you do not need to spend ages fiddling around with the buckle. The sole area where you place your foot on the inside of the sandal is covered with a black canvas type material and has a slightly cushioned area, this makes them very comfortable to wear and relieves the pressure high heels can create on your feet. The wedge heel is 9cm in total, quite high but the slight platform at the front balances them out a little making them easy to wear.
I am not sure of what the exact cleaning instructions for these sandals are, however if I get an slight mark on mine I rub it off with a damp cloth and leave to dry, I try not to soak them with water incase it marks the fabric, but so far a damp cloth has done a good job of keeping them clean. I find that with the heel area being black in colour they very rarely get dirty as the pink area of the sandal is kept away from the ground.
The Rocket Dog Sandals retails at £45.00 on the Shoe Envy website, however they are currently being sold for just £19.99 which is a real bargain. The sandals are quite pricey, however they are very well made and are of an excellent quality, personally I do not mind paying a little more for them if they are going to be long lasting and hard wearing, which my Hokie Pokie sandals have proved to be. Mine have had a lot of wear over the summer and are still in excellent condition, they look as good as new, so personally for me they were well worth the money. Also having a wedge heel meant that they did not need re-heeling after just a few wears.
I would definitely recommend the Hokie Pokie Rocket Dog sandals, they are so comfortable to wear, they are the type of sandals you could wear all day without any problems. They are extremely hardwearing and would be suitable for both day and evening wear. Whilst they are a little on the expensive side personally I think they are worth every penny.
I am a big shoe lover ( many more shoe reviews to come :D) and I also love the brand Rocket Dog and I own a fair few pairs of their shoes, including these lovelies, The Goodies Platform Wedges.
They come in many different patterns and colors. I have the beige brown pair with dark and light dots over the top area. These shoes are peep toe and sling back, so make sure you have pretty feet when wearing these, a good excuse for a pedicure me thinks lol. The platform wedge area is black and is slightly squishy.
These shoes are amazingly comfortable, even from the very first wear. I have never had any problems that are usually associated with new shoes. There has been no rubbing, pinching, squeezing, soreness or any discomfort of any type. It is was like they came ready formed for my feet! It hardly even feels like you are walking on a platform wedge, they are completley stable and as easy to walk in as wearing trainers in my opinion.
You can buy these on the Rocket Dog website, and you can also get them in many different high street stores that sell Rocket Dog, including Schuh. I actually bought mine from Amazon (I didn't know they sold shoes till that day either!) for half the price they sell for in stores, and no matter how much I have worn them, they still look new.
I recommend these to shoes to everyone, especially now as the nice weather is coming in. These are the perfect summer shoes, as they are nice, light and airy, so you avoid sweaty, smelly feet.