“ Brand: Rocket Dog „
Me and my teenage daughter have had many fights about her choice of footwear. She loves colourful shoes and will sometimes even mix and match some of her colourful pumps by wearing, say, one pink and one purple. Out of school she can look as ridiculous as she likes but within school she is supposed to wear sensible black shoes and has got into trouble for her inappropriate choice of footwear. One compromise which we have reached is allowing her to wear Rocket Dog shoes and boots to school, she gets to have funky shoes and since they have a hint of black in them the school turn a blind eye to the fact they are not strictly part of the uniform. The Jinxy basketball shoes are one pair amongst her growing collection from Rocket dog. I would say they were baseball boots but then I don't know the difference between basketball and baseball boots. They are a short, ankle length lace up boot with cotton uppers and a manmade sole. The sole on these boots are really flexible and have the distinctive Rocket Dog logo on the bottom of the sole so wearing them you will leave cool footprints behind. The sole is cushioned for comfort and the insole has lasted being worn for a term to school. The whole boot is really nicely made with good secure stitching and the sole well glued to the upper too. The rubber from the sole carries on to a toe cover which gives the toes a little bit more protection than if the toe was made of cotton and makes them last longer. Obviously these are a casual shoe and are not weatherproof at all, the soles will withstand being splashed in puddles but the uppers are not waterproof. When my daughter first got these boots she was able to wear them for long periods of time without having to break them in at all and they did not leave any blisters or redness, this has been the case with all of her Rocket Dog shoes and boots. She says they are really comfy to walk ibut despite being called a basketball shoe they offer very little ankle support and the minimal cushioning would make them unsuitable for heavy sports. These boots have lasted a full school term being worn all day Monday to Friday and although they are looking a bit grubby they still have plenty of wear left in them and show no signs of coming apart at the seams. I paid just £10 for these boots from Amazon which makes them an exceptionally good buy. Rocket Dogs generally have an r.r.p of around £30 but Amazon, Ebay and M&M direct often have them on special offer and you can pick up some bargains. The shoes and boots come in loads of different colours and patterns. I buy my daughters normal size and they seem to be a medium width. The Jinxy Rocket Dog boots are an excellent choice for a fashion concious teen who wants to stand out from the crowd and mum will also be happy at the fact they are good quality and hard wearing.
I am a big lover of shoes, and after recently having knee surgery, I am not allowed to wear my yummy heels for a while, so I had to add more to my flats collection (like I need an excuse anyway!) I had look on Amazon for some nice shoes, and I found these yummy little Rocket Dog high tops, known as Jinxy Basketball Shoes. These come in a couple of different patterns, but I opted for the school socks pattern, and I got them for the bargain price of £10!! Throw in free delivery and I could not ask for better! The shoes are actually very comfortable, and even from the first wear there was no rubbing or pinching, and material of the shoe is soft yet supportive at the same time. The laces go from the middle of my foot to the top of the shoes and you get two sets of laces supplied with the shoes. A purple pair and a black pair. The laces are of a good, thick quality and the toe of these shoes is covered in a rubber section, to make them more durable. The best bit about these shoes for me, is the fact that they keep my anles warm and still look awesome lol! They are a perfect fit, and even after long wear, they are still comfortable and don't make my feet hot or sticky. Basically, these are great shoes with great wearability, although they can take a short while to put on and off, due to the lacing on them. Otherwise, these shoes are perfect and I totally recommend them to everyone.