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I recently went on holiday in the States and picked up a pair of these Rocketdog shoes in black, whilst in Macy's. I have always been a fan of the Rocketdog ballet flat type shoes as they are comfortable and seem to last well, I have to say this pair did not disappoint!
I tried the shoes on in the shop to check they didn't pinch anywhere and they seemed fine, so I went on to wear them that same day. I did lots of walking and found that apart from a little redness at the front of the shoe my feet were fine and the shoes were comfortable. The shoes have enough of a sole on them that I don't feel I am just walking on the pavement in my socks, as I have with other brands of shoe!
As you can see they retail for around £20, which is average for most ballet pumps nowadays, I think they are worth investing in as they last longer and are more comfortable then cheaper pairs may be.
I have worn these somewhat religiously since returning from holiday and find that they look really lovely with most outfits. I love wearing these shoes as they are comfy and pretty and I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of buying shoes from this brand, do it!
Having a love for pretty shoes is simply a way of life when it comes to being a girl. I admit that I'm not the most girly of girls, but sometimes I spot a pair of shoes that simply have to be mine, and I won't let up until they're on my feet! Rocket Dog have always been one of my favourite brands, as their designs are sweet and funky. When I saw these 'Rocket Dog Vera' I fell in love instantly. I'm a sucker for red flat shoes, especially ones that come with a bow on the front. The rounded toe and patent finish had me almost salivating in the store! These 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats have definitely brought a smile to my face, and make me feel super cheery whenever they are on my feet!
These 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats come with a price tag of £32.99. This made me wince a little, as I don't find it easy to spend lumps of money on one single item, but I managed to allow myself this one treat! I do think £32.99 is a little pricey for a pair of flats, but the fact that they are Rocket Dog branded, well made, long lasting and pretty means that the price is definitely justified!
You can purchase Rocket Dog shoes direct from Rocket Dog themselves via their website www.rocketdog.co.uk, but for some reason they don't seem to be stocking these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats. There are a whole host of other online retailers that stock Rocket Dog shoes so a simple Google search will link you up to a retailer. Rocket Dog shoes are also stocked in a lot of chain high street shoe and fashion stores. I found my pair in Schuh on the high street, and they are also available to purchase from their online store www.schuh.co.uk.
These 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats are available in sizes UK 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Unfortunately Rocket Dog shoes only tend to go up to a UK size 8, so those ladies out there with bigger feet are going to miss out on the cuteness. My feet tend to be somewhere between a size UK 5 and 6, but Rocket Dog sizes tend to run rather large so my feet fit perfectly into a size UK 5 in this shoe. As I said, the sizes do tend to run a little larger than usual, especially in the flats, so the shoes have a lovely roomy feel to them even in a perfect fit.
To look at, these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats are ridiculously gorgeous. I don't even need to tell you that, it's obvious from the picture! I have a terrible weakness for bow fronted and red shoes, so when it comes to a pair of gorgeous patent red, bow fronted pumps, my heart skips a beat. The upper part of the shoe made from a faux patent red leather which is wonderfully shiny and catches the light beautifully. The fronts of the shoes are made up of a super sweet completely rounded toe - which I absolutely love as pointy shoes and slightly rounded toes make my feel look ridiculously huge! It's a rarity these days to get a completely perfectly rounded toe on a pair of shoes, so I'm in love. Adorning the topside of the toe of the shoes is a cutesy knotted bow which is made from the same patent red fabric as the shoe. The base of the shoe is made from a slender yet generous black rubber sole with a very small, flattened heel to add a bit more girlyness to the flats. The inside of the shoe is lined with a wonderfully cheerful multicoloured floral print with the bright orange and purple Rocket Dog brand label sewn in.
The overall look of these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats is one of gorgeous girlyness with added sass. Red shoes always make a statement, and these flats are certainly no exception to the rule. These 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats encompass all that is sweet and cute, but have the added vamp kick of looking sassy and stylish. I'd recommend them for any age really - you're never too old or young to own your first and most awesome pair of red shoes, or to add to your already expanding collection of fabulous flats!
When I first slipped my feet into these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats I was surprised at how cushy and comfortable they felt. The pretty floral inner sole of these shoes is wonderfully puffy and padded, so when you slip your foot inside it instantly sinks into the cushy sole. I'd say that the inner sole was approximately half a centimetre thick, so there's plenty of cushioning underfoot. The shoes themselves are pretty sturdy and so take a while to break in, especially at the back of the heel. As the structure of the shoe towards the back is so sturdy, I did end up with a few blisters and sore patches on the back of my heel for the first few times of wearing them. However as the shoes are worn in as you wear them more, this softens up a little and the shoes are then constantly comfortable. No pain, no gain, ey girls!
The sole of these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats is slender and neat but with enough rubber to leave your toots cripple-free! I find that a lot of flat shoes tend to have a ridiculously thin sole, meaning you can feel every stone, lump and bump in the pavement and road as you walk along. I have a few pairs of flats that are agony to walk in on uneven surfaces due to their lacking sole, however these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats are perfect! The generous yet slender sole also has a very tiny flat elevated heel, only around half a centimetre in thickness but is a nice aesthetic touch.
I absolutely love my 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats and can hand on heart say that they are currently my favourite pair of shoes. I'm a sucker for red flats, and the addition of them being patent makes it all the more pretty! These 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats were a replacement for a pair of totally worn out canvas red pumps I purchased last year from Tesco for around £5 - talk about a super charged upgrade! I've had so many comments on these shoes since I purchased them, and whenever I wear them I always seem to get a positive comment wherever I go! They're too cute not to fall in love with. The red colour way is cheery and vibrant and the flats work so well when worn with my usual black skinny jeans. Rocket Dog shoes are always well made and long lasting so I know I'm going to get my moneys worth out of these 'Rocket Dog Vera' flats. Yay for Rocket Dog!
Rocket Dog / Patent red flats from Rocket Dog.