“ Brand: Ted Baker / Type: Boots „
- Why I Bought - Last year my husband and I had a last break away together before having our baby. We stayed in Bath for a long weekend and had a great time eating out, seeing the sights and of course shopping! On our last day we went for a little walk just down the road where I suddenly spotted a Ted Baker shop that I had somehow failed to see on our numerous other shopping trips. Within seconds of being in the store I spotted the Ted Baker Faina Flat Over the Knee Boots with only two pairs left sitting next to a big sale sign. Amazingly the two sizes left were a four and a five and I am usually between these two sizes so I knew one pair would fit before I even tried them on. I simply couldn't leave behind such a beautiful pair of boots when they were half price! - The Boots - The boots are made from a lovely soft black leather. They are completely flat and come to just over my knees. They are not quite thigh high and come quite a bit higher at the front than they do at the back. The inside is lined with a black cotton material but just at the top of the inside of the boot they have a few centimetres of gold leather. On the back of the boot at the top there is a gold-coloured metal tb (Ted Baker) emblem. The soles are made from black rubber and don't have much grip to them. The overall look of the boot is quite slouchy but very stylish. The length of the boots makes them quite sexy even though they are flat boots. - Comfort - I practically lived in these boots during the last few months of my pregnancy, that was until there was a sudden heat wave just as I was approaching my due date! (typical!). I wore them to work which meant a couple of short walks, a bus and train journey to get there and wearing them for ten hours straight. They felt very comfortable to walk in and I never felt like I was going to slip over despite the lack of grips. The only thing that irritated me was that if I was wearing tights the boots would sometimes fall down a little and I would have to keep pulling them back up, not the easiest task when you have a baby bump in the way! - What to Wear - While I was pregnant I wore these with leggings/tights and loose fitting dresses that came above my knee. I found they were smart and fashionable enough for me to wear to work (fashion retail manager). Two days before having my baby I attended birthday drinks for a friend and wore these boots with leggings and a smart shirt dress. Post pregnancy I have worn them with tight fitting jeans and short-ish skirts so quite a different look! I think they are very versatile and work well for day/evening/casual/smart. I have often got comments from admirers of my boots! - Wear and Tear - My boots still look great even though I have worn them a lot. They are easily brightened up with a bit of polish and buffering. The only problem is that the sole has worn quite a bit, to the extent that the leather on the heal of the boot is also starting to wear down and a hole is starting to form at the back. I think this is possibly because I have a funny walk but it is still disappointing for such expensive boots. - Price and Availability - Full price these boots cost £130.00 but I only paid £65 which I think is a very good price for Ted Baker boots. They are available from Asos discounted to £78. I don't think I would have paid more than £65 as I find it hard to justify splurging on one item. - Would I Recommend? - I would recommend these boots as they are comfortable, versatile, stylish, sexy, nice leather and an unusual length. It is disappointing that the sole has worn badly and full price is much to expensive.