“ Brand: New Look / Type: Platform Shoes „
It is often the case with a woman that when she buys a new dress to go out that new shoes somehow become an essential too. I don't often get the opportunity to go out but for my birthday this year my sister and my cousins and I planned a big night out in Essex which involved travelling 250ish miles and so we wanted to make the most of it and really get glammed up. My dress was a cream coloured strapless design from asos and I needed shoes to compliment that. The ones I chose were the suedette contrast platform shoe from new look.
The shoe is a court shoe with a 4.5 inch heel but it does have a platform of around 0.75 inch which makes the heel height look a little more bearable for someone like me who seems to live in flats these days! The shoes are made entirely from other materials but the top of the shoes is a black suedette type and I don't think they look cheap at all. What I love about these shoes is the fact that the platform and the heel are a patent cream colour which really contrasts with the black suedette and looks really good in my opinion. The shoe has a decent sole with a little bit of grip but I found that on some surfaces it still felt quite slippery at times.
The shoe is available in sizes three to nine but it is tricky to get some sizes in store as they don't make many of the less popular sizes according to the sales assistant in store. I am usually a size four but I have found that with new look court shoes they tend to slip off as I walk and they also do the same for my sister so I think they are just quite big sizes. As such I had to order a size three online and I would say be mindful of the fact that they seem a large fit as I bought some gorgeous red court shoes in a size four from new look and had to fill them with loads of heel grips to get them to fit a bit better! The size three is quite tight on my foot but doesn't slip around like the size four so it was a case of the lesser of two evils really. The main place it feels quite tight is at the front of the toe area.
Ever since I hurt my knee last August and ended up on crutches I have been really rubbish on heels, well more rubbish that before anyway. As such I decided to try and wear these heels in by wearing them for short periods around the house and even at work to try and get them to adjust to my foot shape and feel more comfortable. Now I probably should have worn them a bit more because they weren't comfortable for my night out but as I said earlier I have always found it tricky wearing any heels these days as my feet just ache really bad. After a couple of hours I had to take these heels off as the front of my feet were just really hurting and I wasn't comfortable at all. I had packed some cheap flats in my going out bag and so ended up wearing them which was expected but disappointing none the less. I do think the fact that I added a cushioned insole to the shoes in a bid to make them comfier limited the space in them even more and made them feel quite uncomfortable eventually.
I do recommend these shoes for a night out to people who are good on heels as I think they are quite versatile and will go with many outfits. At just £19.99 I think they are very reasonably priced too and I would think that those who are comfortable in heels anyway will have no trouble walking in these heels as the heel is chunky and does feel very stable to be honest. Obviously I would advise making sure the shoe is a perfect fit first though to avoid any discomfort.
Thank you for reading my review!