“ Brand: Sam Edelman / Type: Ballerina „
I do a lot of walking about during the day and I like to wear flat comfortable shoes. As I'm tall I rarely wear heels because I don't need the extra height, and favouring comfort and practicality, I save my heels for special occasions. I came across the shoe designer Sam Edelman a couple of years ago and this Studded Frankie Ballerina Pump was my first pair of shoes that I purchased from their range. I managed to find a new pair on eBay in my size at the cost of £80 including delivery, which seems like an awful lot, but actually saved me about £40 off the full retail price.
Product description: "Twinkle toes. A sweet ballet with studded embellishments."
These shoes are available in several colours including: Black, Pecan, Ivory, Crimson, Rose, Egyptian Gold. I opted for the rose colour, which is not a full-on shade of pink, but more of a blush toned nude colour. This neutral shade looks classic and works well with pretty much all of my outfits, so they are very practical and a major staple in my wardrobe.
The shoes have a very simple base design, which is just a standard flat ballet shoe with a rounded toe. At the front of the shoe there is a neat little bow with a gold coloured SE charm. The thing that makes these shoes stand out is that they are covered in decorative detail all over, with tiny little gold coloured studs spaced evenly over the whole upper section. This adds a little extra glitz and makes an otherwise ordinary pair of shoes that little bit more special. The plain nude leather material gives a good background that allows the studs to stand out and be noticed, but because of the subtle colours they still look classy and sophisticated.
These Frankie flats have a flexible rubber sole and cushioned interior which is very easy to walk on. The inner lining has a cute leopard print pattern which adds a fun touch, and the Sam Edelman logo is printed over this in a shiny gold foil effect, however the writing has now worn away quite a lot as I wear them so often. The leather upper of the shoe is as soft as butter - a phrase which I never truly appreciated until I bought these shoes! The leather is so soft and smooth, and it looks and feels wonderful. Because of the stud details I have not actually maintained my shoes in the way that I usually would, as I am normally very fussy about ensuring my leather is polished, but for these shoes I think it would be difficult to care for them and protect the finish of both the leather and the metalware at the same time. That said, they are really of excellent quality and still look in very good condition. There is a small mark at the front of one shoe from where I scuffed it on the wet pavement, and the leather has wrinkled slightly in some areas as the shoes have adjusted to the shape of my feet. Other than that they have proved to be very long lasting and still have plenty of life left in them.
These pump shoes are very lightweight and so incredibly comfortable to wear that it almost feels like I am walking in bare feet, only better. They fit snugly over the foot with no slipping at the back like I sometimes get with similar style ballet pumps. I wear these shoes for all occasions, from days out walking for hours on end, to the office, to restaurants, to special events and even out clubbing when I want to party but my feet need some rest! They are perfect for all occasions and even though they were expensive to purchase I feel like I have got my money's worth by the sheer number of times that I have worn these shoes. I would happily recommend them and wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair if they do ever wear out and require replacing.
ballet pump style
MY VIEWS ON THIS SHOE
Ballet style pumps are all the rage at the moment. I have always previously worn shoes with heels. Sometimes VERY high heels. ANd i have often suffered blisters and sore feet from wearing high heels.
ONe day I decided that communicating to and from work was KILLING my feet and I needed a nice pair of flats that I could wear to and from work.
I had a little difficulty in finding this particular shoe (they were recommended to me by two friends who always wear this brand and have this shoe). Maybe that is simply due to the fact that are so popular maybe it is due to the fact that I have quite large feet!
But I searched extensively, and eventually I did find them in my size.
To some they may seem a little on the pricey side. I know you can get ballet slippers / pumps in budget shoe shops, supermarkets and online cheaper. But with shoes, as with most things, you get what you pay for.
THese shoes are made to last.
THey are of the top quality materials, the stitching is perfect not a fault to be seen on the shoe. They have a cute little logo charn hanging from the bow on the front of them, which is quite dainty and feminine.
The soles are comfortable and also well made.
A quality item that you come to expect from this particular make / brand of shoe.
I Wore them for a few days around the house at home, thinking i would make sure I dont get sore feet before venturing far from them. By about midweek I though that's it, i brought these to save my sore feet communting to and from work. SO that morning I put them on, put my high heels in a bag and off i went on my commute to work. I walk quite a distance to a bu stop, then a train stop, then to my place of work. I really needed something that was comfortable, practical, and looked nice too. I can safely say I certainly got that with these shoes.
OH the relief to walk those distances in these shoes! They are so comfortable and fashionable that i ahve now started weraing them out shopping, and all sorts of places like that too. IN fact i think I shall probably buy another pair in a different colour!
Utmost comfort guranteed. I could spend all day in these (and I often do) and still find them as comfy as the minute i slipped them on!
Whats more I DONT get sweaty feet from these too! SO no nasty whiffs when you get home and take them off after a hard day walking about etc.
THeyre very fashinable, and look really pretty with any number of different outfits from skirts and dresses to trousers and even cropped trousers, or legging or smart shorts. A truly versatile all round shoe if ever there was one.
These look so nice that you really can wear them anywhere. They compliment any casual outfit and have the added advantage of looking great with smart outfits too.
I can truly understand why so many people wear these shoes. AS I say I myself purchased a pair after recommendation from friends and I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone either.
You really will not be dissapointed at all in these shoes. So my advice is BUY BUY BUY!!!!