Product Type: Ted Baker shoes
Newest Review: ... them. The flip flops were orange and pink that I spotted, I remember seeing a Ted Baker purse in this colour as well and being draw to tha... more
funky styling - not very practical
Ted Baker Flip Flops
Member Name: europe-chick
Ted Baker Flip Flops
Advantages: funky styling
Disadvantages: expensive, feet slip and slide out when they get hot
My sister bought me these flip flops earlier this year from Ted Baker for my birthday. I'd been eyeing them up whilst out shopping with her one day, and I decided against buying them as I couldn't decide which colour to get. She went back and chose the black flip flops with a cream bow for me. They also come in; cream with a black bow, pink with a peach bow (pictured), and orange with a darker orange bow. I think that she chose the right colour as they will go with everything.
The flip flops are a really funky design, they are a shiny PVC with a toe post, with the contrasting bow sitting on top of the toe post which is also made from PVC. In the middle of the bow is a little black enamel stud, with gold edging, and TB for Ted Baker in Italic on the top. They are very simple and sleek looking, and even though they are just a pair of flip flops they do actually look quite expensive and classy. They were actually quite expensive for a pair of flip flops at £35.00
I was initially over the moon with these as she'd remembered that I loved them, and I would have bought them myself had I not been so indecisive about the colour. They actually go with a whole host of things; they look good with a maxi dress, or even a shorter dress and leggings, they look lovely with jeans or shorts, they look equally as good with maxi skirt or a shorter skirt. They are very versatile and you can dress them up or down.
Unfortunately they are not actually very comfortable to wear for any length of time. The main problem is that because they are a shiny PVC, they actually get very slippery if your feet get hot, so much so that it becomes difficult to walk in them as your feet are slipping and sliding about all over the place. This in turn then makes the toe post between your toes rub as well. I never normally have problems with flip flops at all, and normally the toe posts don't bother me at all. Another problem I found when wearing these for a while is that because the two straps which hold the flip flops on your feet start from much further back on the flip flops than you would expect them to start, then these straps also rub the sides of your feet again when your feet start to get hot.
I do love these flip flops and I think that they look fab on, I've not relegated them to the back of the wardrobe yet because as long as I don't wear them for long, or my feet don't get hot then they are fine. I find that I just wear them for short periods of time now, unfortunately I'm not going to be able to wear them all day. This is a real shame as they are gorgeous flip flops that I'd love to be able to get lots of use out of, but doesn't look like it's going to be the case.
Size wise they are true to size, I have them in my regular size 5.
Looks wise I'd give these flip flops 5 stars. Id' knock a star off as I think that they are overpriced, although I do actually think that all Ted Baker stuff is overpriced. I'd knock another star off for the fact that I can't actually wear these if my feet get hot and slippy. So unfortunately only 3 stars for these in the end.
Summary: funky styling - not very practical
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