“ Brand: South / Type: Boots „
I bought these shoe boots to go with a new dress and bag I'd already bought to wear to a party. The main reason I went for these particular ones after searching for ages was that the patent style matched my bag and they were pretty cheap at only £28!
The shoes are quite smart looking, they are patent black which means they're very shiny, so although they do match with most things because of the colour, there are some occasions when the shine will look out of place. They have a slightly pointed toe and a cone heel, and a buckle detail to the sides which gives them a bit of interest rather than being completely plain. They look smart enough to wear for work if you're in an office environment, but they also look great dressed up for a night out.
The shoes pull on easily and they feel comfortable except that the top of the shoe is quite sharp and I found that as soon as I stood up in them they were cutting in by my ankle bones, so I had to wear blister plasters with them to stop them from cutting me. They are easy to walk in and the cone style heel feels much more stable than stilettos.
The first time I wore them I was doing a lot of walking up and down a steep hill in them (don't ask!) and after a while I did get blisters on the sides of my big toes from where they were pushing into the front of the boot. However I've since worn them quite a few times under more normal circumstances and haven't had the same problem, they've been really comfortable to wear. Although they no longer feel like they're cutting in at my ankles when I first put them on I do still always make sure I wear blister plasters with them just in case.
They've worn well and haven't scuffed at all, I'm usually terrible for scuffing shoes and as these were pretty cheap I thought they'd scuff easily but so far they're still looking as good as new. The heels are also wearing well, I've bought so many pairs of shoes where the heel has started to wear away after wearing them just once, but so far there are no signs of this happening with these.
All in all I do think these are a great cheap option for a smart shoe boot either for work or nights out. They look just as great under trousers or jeans as they do paired with a skirt or dress, so they're very versatile. The only problem is the sharpness of the top of the boot and the need to wear blister plasters with them, but it's not something that bothers me too much, I've had far worse from shoes, so I'd still recommend them.