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I love to wear high heels and often I wear a generous sized heel to work. This can mean that I get to the end of the day and feel absolutely knackered before I have to walk home again. Because of this I carry a pair of 'Tipsy Feet' in my work bag every day. These shoes are designed to fold down almost flat in a little bag and then you can store them in your handbag and take them out as and when needed. They are a fantastic idea and I bought them after I saw one of the ladies at work wearing a pair about a year ago.
I paid £25.00 for my pair on Amazon.co.uk and this was including delivery, direct from Tipsy Feet themselves. I went for a black pair so they were inoffensive enough to walk home from work in and they came with a black clutch bag. This bag can actually become large enough to wear as a shoulder bag and can hold a reasonable sized pair of heels making these even more of a genius idea! As I carry a large handbag most of the time storage is not a problem for me but I liked the idea of the shoulder bag and this prompted me to place my order.
When it comes to ordering these shoes I noticed that there were not specific sizes but rather S, M, L, XL and so I had to come off the Amazon website and look on the Tipsy Feet website to see that size L was what I needed for my size 7/8 feet. I liked the idea that they could accommodate two different sizes as often I find that I'm bigger or smaller in different shoe styles and even in different stores. The black of these shoes is a shiny patent look and the clutch bag is a black patent look too. Inside the shoe there is a pretty black and white pattern which is also on the shoulder bag when you open out the clutch.
These shoes are very easy to slip on. Because they fold in half to fit in the bag they are easy to mould to my foot too. I love how soft and comfortable these are and they feel just like ballet slippers when I am wearing them. They are quite thin so you wouldn't want to wear these as a daily shoe, however, as I'm only working home 5-10 minutes in them once a week or so I'm not too worried about them getting worn. They are quite obviously used now and you can see that I have been wearing these from the soles, however that doesn't bother me at all as all shoes get worn from the moment they hit the pavement! These are shoes that I only wear when I have very sore, achy, tired feet and want to get home without wearing my heels.
These shoes are ideal for when you are going clubbing or if you are wearing high heels and you are not a regular heel wearer. Obviously unless you wear heels on a regular basis you may well find yourself getting blisters and tired feet quite quickly so perhaps a pair of these shoes are ideal for every woman who wears heels. They work wonders for me and on the occasions when I'm absolutely knackered and have been on my feet all day they are ideal for slipping on and helping me get home without hobbling.
The price of these shoes is very reasonable for how comfortable they are and I love the bag that comes with them too as it folds out in to a shoulder bag when I need it to and means that I can carry my sometimes heavy high heels home without any worries about them damaging the lining of my handbag or making inside my handbag dirty. The price I paid for them is near the top end of the price range they come within, however, the ones I was buying were quite new at the time and so I didn't mind at all. These shoes get a 5/5 from me for ingenuity, style, comfort and usability.
These tipsy feet shoes were initially a present that I received on the day of my Hen night from some close friends. On first look I wasn't entirely sure what to make of these shoes, they looked like a rather flimsy pair of rolled up shoes that I couldn't really see me dancing the night away in - I was soon to be proved so wrong. My friend explained to me that these weren't just your usual type of shoes, but that her pair had been her knight in shining white armour on more than one occasion in the wee hours of the night, when her killer high heels were doing just that and slowly killing her feet.
These shoes are like a flat (very flat) ballet pumps, they have very little structure to them, which of course allows them to be rolled up and stored in a little pouch, which you are also provided with. When you first put these on it really feels as thou you are wearing something extremely light and a bit like a slipper, there really is hardly anything separating your feet from the ground. The shoes really do roll up to quite a small size, I have never had a problem fitting them in my bag unless I am using a small clutch, which isn't that often.
These shoes aren't suitable for everyday wear as you can feel ever little lump or bump on the ground when walking and when it is cold out your feet feel the cold very quickly. With this in mind these do work better in the summer time, when the ground was freezing a few months ago so were my feet when wearing these. Also the shoes have no grip whatsoever, so they are not suitable if the ground is icy or sometimes wet, I managed to slip in these when the pavement was soaked.
So far I might have given you a bit of a negative impression of them, but they perform a specific task and they do that fabulously well. At the end of a night out when your feet are aching and sore, you can just whip these out of your bag and from their little pouch (which is great for keeping slightly dirty shoes from ruing the inside of your bag) and slip these on. Personally, I love the look of high heels and I am usually ok in them the majority of the night but by the end all I want to do is sit down, these really allow me to look great the majority of the night but then still be able to walk to the taxi rank without limping or looking like I am no longer walking on feet but stumps.
These are available in quite a few different colours and styles. The pair I have are black with a predominantly red, tartan lining, in my opinion I think that these they look great. Personally, I was very pleased to receive a black pair because black tends to go with the majority of my evening wear.
When I was looking around for a second pair of these, which I had to buy online because nowhere near me seems to stock them, I found that the sizing was initially a little confusing. Some places allow you to select your shoe size whereas other places let you select either a small (shoe size 3 - 4), medium (shoe size 5 - 6) or large (shoe size 7 - 8). What I have found is that these shoes are quite small made, I am a size six but often quite a small size six, I find certain shoes to be just a tad too large but these fit me just fine. However, I do suspect that there is a bit of give in them and mine certainly look like through use they have moulded a bit to suit my feet.
These are quite expensive but I have been grateful for them on several occasions. I think before I owned a pair of these the £20 price tag might have put me off, however, after having had these for over a year now I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair when the time comes. Sadly, this might be sooner rather than later because they are beginning to look quite tatty around the edges. However, I think that these shoes have lasted so long because I only wear them for the end of the night ever so often, if you used these regularly and for any long periods of time I doubt that they would last anytime at all because they are quite thin and a bit flimsy.
For the purpose they serve I think that these tipsy feet shoes are a fantastic idea, they aren't the most practical or every day wear shoes but these are great to just throw in your bag on a night out. These are a great idea and they deliver everything that they promise to do, at the end a night out I have had more than a few jealous looks as I am slipping out of my high heels and replacing them with these fantastic comfortable flats. Therefore, I think that these deserve a well earned four out of five stars and I would happily recommend them.
I remember when this type of shoe first came out as I was working for a catalogue company at the time, and a lot of staff commented on what a good idea they were. Although most of the products we sold were - how can I put it - "niche", these seemed to do pretty well.
Several months later, 'Tipsy Feet' themselves started to become well-known and are still fairly well talked about. The concept is that they are lightweight shoes with a stretchy elastic back that come with a bag. They fold away easily, and make their debut at the end of a night out or possibly even a long day at work when you want to get out of those heels. They don't take up much space, and they come in a variety of colours, including gold and silver. They aren't to everyone's taste, but then what shoe is? I personally think they are ok-looking; after all, it's comfy feet that are the most important thing...I wish they made them in styles other than metallic though! A black velvety pair would be really nice.
I have two main issues with Tipsy Feet. Firstly, the RRP (£19.95) is ridiculously expensive for what is essentially some cheaply made, lightweight shoes and a bag. To put it into perspective, I can buy a non-branded pair which does exactly the same thing from a vending machine in my local city centre for £5.
Secondly, if I'm going to pay £19.95 for a pair of shoes I'll use rarely and only for a few hours at a time, I want them to be comfortable. I do have issues with my feet being sensitive, but my friends agree that the soles of these shoes are extremely thin. After putting my weight on sensitive parts of my feet, the last thing I want to do is have them irritated by the hard ground underneath them. Added to that, a lot of the area where I go out has cobbled streets - and trust me, they aren't fun in these shoes! I realise that they had to compromise somewhere to make them thin, but they could have provided some cushioning on the inside which wouldn't affect the shape on the outside - particularly for nearly £20.
I believe they are getting more difficult to find now, and several websites are recommending 'Butterfly Twists' instead, which are less shiny and have a more reasonable (sale) price of just over £10. Amazon are selling the original 'Tipsy Feet' at prices from £20-25, and I personally don't think they're worth the money.
I'd avoid these because you don't get anything extra for the money, and you can easily pick up a pair of the same quality from your local market or even your city centre if you're lucky, for a quarter of the price.
Now with 3 small children it is not often that I go out I just don't have the time so I only go out for rare occasions but when i do i like to dress up and look nice. The only problem is I do not really like high heels so after the hours trying to dance and walk in them my feel are so sore i can hardly walk. I have on many attempts tried to walk to the taxi rank with no shoes on which to be honest is even worse than the heels.
I love watching dragons den so when these were turned down for investment I was shocked they would be such a good idea and I for one would buy them. Last Christmas I was surprised to see a pair of black tipsy shoes given to me by my best friend.
I received a Small 3-4 size but you can also get them in medium 5-6 and large 7-8. I really do not like one size fits all types of shoe but because of the elastic at the back which makes it easier to fold down also make sure the shoes are a good fit.
They come in a tiny purse type bag which are black the same colour as the shoes. They fold in half so can be easily taken out and put back in the holding bag. The best thing I think about this idea is that the smaller bag can easily be folded out and converted in to a bigger bag to hold your heels you have just taken off! I have never had a problem fitting any of my shoes in but I do not like huge heels and as the bag is quiet small I'm not sure if bigger heels would fit in as well as my small heels take a bit of squeezing.
Originally I thought the build was really good they felt well made and like they would be comfortable. After wearing them I found this was not really true as they were so thin so that they can be folded up the sole is basically non existent but having had sore feet from the heels they did feel amazing once on.On the same note though as they are so thin which is necessary for them to fold up small enough to be practical but I have only used them 5 times maybe and although I had a few drinks so shoes are more likely to get scuffed these shoes have now got wear and tear marks like they are my favourite pair of daily shoes.
I can see they retail at £20 for me there just not worth that kind of money it is a brilliant idea and if I could find some cheaper ones I would definitely invest in them as they have served me well. The quality of these are just not what i would thought they would be i was not expecting brilliance for emergency shoes but the wear on them already is unbelievable for just a few short walks in them.
Being a busy mother of four it's fair to say that I don't go on my fair share of nights out with the girls anymore. We do try and make a conscious effort once a month to meet up for a few drinks and a little boogie before we go back to our normal lives and being mothers and housewives for another month!
I love nothing more than wearing a good quality pair of high heels as shoes are one of the things in life that I really enjoy, however, as I don't work my heels as much as I used to it's a little more difficult to survive on my feet all night in high heels. A friend of mine recommended these Tipsy shoes which are designed to fold down and be stashed away in your handbag.
The shoes I have are a gold colour and the size I have is large which may be a tad too big for my size 5/6 shoes but they serve their purpose well when I have worn them. The shoes I purchased for just under £25 (from Amazon) came with a fantastic little gold bag which is ideal for accessorising and is designed, not only to hold these shoes, but to fold out in to a larger bag to hold my high heels. I have used this bag on two occasions now and both times it's been very easy to carry it around all night, with just enough space for my lipstick, bank card and mobile phone, and the bag has held my pair of heels comfortably towards the end of the evening as well.
These shoes fold down very well and soon bounce back in to shape when I put them on during my night out. I find the shoes to be wonderfully comfortably and they do not appear to be damaged even though I have left them folded down in the bag in preparation for nights out. These shoes have a stretchy back on them as well which is ideal if I want to loan them to a friend with slightly bigger feet as they can get some use out of them too without totally ruining the shoes.
I have been very pleased with the quality of these shoes as while £25 may seem a little bit expensive for a fairly basic pair of flats they have been very handy on the two occasions that I have used them so far. I have been really pleased with how handy they are and they are just what I need on a night out to keep me dancing the night away without totally ruining my feet for the next week! I'm a busy Mum and I can't afford to be resting my feet for two days after my nights out and these are the ideal solution for that. I would definitely recommend them if you are an occasional party animal who can't handle the heels until the crack of dawn like you once could!
I love high heels and have a huge collection and they range from cheap to very expensive. My husband gets very angry when i buy new heels and says i dont need them or have room for storing them. I usual sneak them in the house and hide them from him when i buy a new pair and when he asks i say i have had them for ages. It works everytime!
I am 25 years old and since becoming a mum i have not had much time for nights out but when i do i like to make a effort with my apperance and being 5 foot nothing i wear heels. I have lost my way with wearing heals, after a few hours in them my feet ache and burn but i still insist in wearing them and suffer the next day.
I had seen a advert in a magazine for the Tipsy Feet flat pump shoes, they claimed to be comfy and extra light and fold so you can fit them in your handbag. They cost £20.00 and came in pink, silver, gold and black.
I decided to buy them just to try them. I bought them in bright pink and they had a shiny finish to them. They came with a matching small pouch bag that had a zip. I unziped the bag and found the shoes to be better quality than i had expected. The soles are a rubber like material with a line in them which helps to fold them in half to fit in your bag. Mine fitted in my small clutch bag which i was impressed with. The shoes are basic just pink all over.
I had my works night out coming up so i bought a new outfit and looked out my fave high heels and put my Tipsy Feet pumps in my wee bag and away i went. I was managing to walk perfectly well in heels for the first few hours until we went to a few clubs for a dance. At this point my feet were burning and i changed into my Tipsy Feet pumps and it was a instant comfort for my feet and they still looked good with my outfit.
Im very impressed with theese shoes and i will never leave the house without them on a night out again. They were cheap enough to buy and i have worn them several times. All my friends have now bought them and they love them too.
Any party girl would love them as a christmas present!!!
You can buy them on amazon but i would suggest looking online for the best price.
I give them 5 dooyoo stars
I have a long love hate relationship with high heels. I love the look of them, they look great on other people, and I wish I could wear them. Now comes for the hate part. I hate wearing them I feel so uncomfortable and my feet really really hurt. I switched on Dragons Den one day and some one was pitching 'Tipsy Feet, the pocket pumps'. I thought they were the most amazing idea. I had often thought about taking flat shoes out with me but they were still so big that I would have to take a much bigger bag, which just spoilt the look again! Luckily the dragons thought the same as me and this product is now on general sale.
Tipsy Feet cost around £20 and can be bought from a wide range of online retailers, just a google search will bring a long list up. They are available in silver, gold, black, and pink. There may even be more, they are just the ones I have come across. They come in three sizes small (3-4), medium (5-6) and large (7-8). It isn't ideal to only have three sizes so if they could improve anything they could start selling them in every size, they are popular enough.
I opted for a safe black as I thought that would go with most things. They are flat pumps with very thin and flexible soles which fold up very small into a tiny purse type thing, which is small than the average purse, and will fit in most handbags, unfortunately not the smallest of clutch bags though, but that would be a miracle as socks wouldn't even fit in some of my purses.
The shoes are soft and comfortable to put on, but they come in at such an advantage, anything is comfy after wearing high heels. If you were to judge them purely compared to normal flat comfy shoes they wouldn't be quite so comfortable as the fit just isn't the same, but at the time, they are lifesavers.
It is also worth noting that the reason these shoes are so flexible and can therefore serve their purpose is because the sole is so thin and that means they cannot be worn lots as they will wear away quickly, but for the walk from a bar to a taxi they will last plenty of journeys. Just not daily walking though!
I first saw Tipsy Feet in an article in Cosmo, the woman (it had to be a woman!) who wrote about them said how wonderful they were for anyone who parties in shoes that are really too high to be healthy and I decided to buy a pair there and then. I'm definitely in the target market for these shoes, I've a huge collection of shoes and the majority of them have at least a 3 inch heel so I'm more than comfortable walking in high shoes.
The problem comes when I go out, because Mark is so much taller than me I do wear as high a heel as possible for most nights out and by the end of the night I have been in tears at the pain in my feet, I refuse to submit my bare feet to the pavements of Birmingham and Mark has been known to literally carry me from the pub to the taxi and then into the house when I can't walk another step!
They don't come in actual shoe sizes, you get a choice of small, medium, large or extra large. I am a size 4 in shoe so bought a small pair, they are the perfect fit for me and I'd say they would also comfortably fit a size 5.
My Tipsy Feet are gold and after seeing others in the range I'd say this is the most attractive and the colour which is going to go best with most outfits. The shoes aren't made for everyday wear and that's obvious by the thinness of the soles, I've worn mine probably eight times in total and that has literally been from pub to taxi rank and then into the house. Already the soles are showing definite signs of wear and I don't think I'll actually get more use out of them, it's a shame really because they cost nearly £20 and I would have expected more from them even though they are basically a novelty.
The idea of Tipsy Feet is that these shoes are so flexible that they will literally fold in half and fit into a special pouch which comes with them. When you come out of the pub or club you just unfold them and slip them straight on, losing six inches in height but gaining enough comfort to make it worthwhile!
The bag is still too big to go in most of the clutch bags I take out with me, but it's a nice size to fit in Marks coat pocket so that they can just be popped in the cloakroom until we're ready to leave. It's quite clever the way the bag has been made because when I've taken my heels off the pouch will open up into a larger bag for transporting them home. This will only work if you're wearing basic shoes because the bag isn't huge when you open it, for example my heeled ankle boots won't fit properly but anything that's standard heeled shoe shape will be fine.
I wouldn't say Tipsy Feet are very comfortable, when your feet are already burning through wearing high heels it would be nice to have a thicker sole. As it is I can feel every tiny stone and pebble through these shoes, but they're still more comfortable that 6in heels after a night of dancing and socialising.
The backs of the shoes are elasticated which helps them stay comfortable on your feet, I'm lucky that mine fit perfectly but if you are more between sizes then the elastic might be the only thing holding the shoes on as you walk.
£19.95 from Amazon, also available from larger shoe shops.
I wear heels 99% of the time and when I had these for my birthday I never dreamt I would get any use out of them. I thought they would probably end up shoved in the back of a cupboard. I couldn't have been more wrong, I have had so much use from these Tipsy Feet shoes, far more than I ever expected to.
Tipsy Feet are soft ballet style pumps that come folded up in their own little bag that is the size of a purse so it fits easily in your handbag. Mine are black but they also come in gold and silver. The sizes are small 3-4, medium 5-6 and large 7-8.
They look as if they are made of really soft pliable leather. I don't think it is genuine leather though. The inside of the pumps and the inside of the bag is patterned.
The Tipsy Feet shoes were intended to be used after a night out. You know the feeling, you've been dancing until 3 in the morning and then face that walk home or standing in a queue waiting for a taxi. The stunning heels that seemed like a good idea 5 hours ago are now causing your feet to burn and making you walk like they are 2 sizes too small. That's the time you whip out your Tipsy Feet and finish the evening in comfort.
The idea is a good one. Once you've taken the Tipsy Feet out of the bag it opens up into a bag big enough to put your shoes in that you've just taken off. Brilliant!
I now take my Tipsy Feet everywhere. They are a permanent fixture in my handbag. I often pop them on at work for a while if I'm alone in the office. Or if I've walked to work I will put them on to walk home in. They are so useful for so many occasions.
Tipsy Feet should not be worn all the while, I don't think the soles would take permanent wear. Really they are just temporary relief, but when your feet are killing you that relief is wonderful.
As I said I had my Tipsy Feet for my birthday but you can get them from Amazon and Prezzybox for £19.99, they are worth every penny. Its such a simple idea, they are one of the most useful birthday presents I've ever had.
I am a big fan of high heels and have many many pairs that I use for work and going out. As far as I am concerned style wins out over comfort every time and my feet may be sore but at least they look pretty. Sometimes though after wearing heels at work for the whole day the blister plasters just can't help anymore and my feet start to throb so I have taken to carrying around a pair of flat ballet slippers with me so I can slip into them if the pain of the heels becomes too much to bare.
They are called Tipsy Feet and as far as I am concerned they are a genius invention. I first heard about them in a magazine and went online to buy a pair straight away.
What they are is a pair of ballet slippers that fold up and store away into their very own little clutch bag that comes with the shoes. The little carrying case is actually really neat and tidy and slips into most of my bags but as it is designed to be a glamorous looking little purse there is no reason as to why you couldn't just carry it around with you. Unfortunately for me and my multitude of things this isn't practical for me so in the bag it goes but now I am mainly keeping them in the glove box of the car so I can slip off my work shoes and put these on instead to drive home in.
Instead of coming in sizes like 3's or 4's they comes in small, medium, large and extra large. Not knowing what size I needed I got a medium as I am a size 5 and these fit absolutely perfectly on my feet.
You can get them in a few colours but when I bought them I got silver as the other colours were out of stock. I am happy with the silver as they go with pretty much anything and add a little splash of colour to my work outfits and because they look so good I really don't mind popping into tesco whilst wearing them.
I'm not sure what the material of the shoes actually is but it looks satiny and almost like a faux leather. Whatever it is they are incredibly soft and pliable and slipping them onto my feet is an instant relief.
They are really thin so don't buy these thinking that you will be able to wear them all the time as the material of them really isn't robust enough for everyday wear and they are definitely just an emergency shoe for when you really can't take the heels anymore.
The original idea of tipsy toes was for ladies who are on a night out and when it is time to go home they could slip these on to walk in. Now we have all done it I'm sure, been out and then when we are going home taking off our heels and walking barefoot through the streets. I know I have so I have taken these with me a few times now and this is where the tipsy toes become more than just a comfortable ballet slipper.
The pretty little purse actually turns into a large bag that where you can put your heels into so you don't have to carry them.
I personally think that tipsy feet are great and I am thrilled with mine but then again I am a girl who loves a good idea. They are quite expensive being a penny off £20 but I had a look online when buying mine and only paid £14.99 which is much more reasonable but still expensive considering that you can buy similar ballet slippers for around a fiver.
I am sure there will be naysayers that will complain that I could easily replicate the idea myself with cheap ballet slippers, some sticky backed plastic and a carrier bag or something but I am not the type of person who likes to do things like that and I don't mind paying a little extra for things that make my life a little bit easier.
I can't recommend these shoes enough, they are so comfortable after a long day of wearing heels and the bag design is ingenious and importantly for me at least they are also stylish so I don't feel underdressed when swapping them for my heels.
Description; Comfy, stylish shoes to slip into after a long night of wearing heels.
In case you are unsure what these actually are, they are little ballet pump style shoes which come in their own little pouch. They are lightweight and take up very little space so that you can slip the pouch into a bag and when your feet ache after wearing heels (as tends to happen on any good night out!) you can remove the heels and slip these on instead.
You can buy these for £19.99 from a range of places and they come in pink, silver, gold and black. They come in small, medium, large and extra large.
Now I have tiny feet, size 2 to be precise and a friend bought me the small ones. Unfortunately, they are designed for size 3 to 4 feet so I did find them a little big. I also found that there are several different varieties of this kind of shoe on the market and at nearly £20, these seem a lot more expensive than most.
I gave my pair to my friend who has size 3 feet and she said that they were okay but a little bit big for her too so if you have smaller feet, maybe look for an alternative product instead.
The material of the shoes is quite light and the little pouch doesn't take up too much room but it is handy to know that these shoes actually fold up so if you prefer something that takes up less room, especially if you are only taking a small handbag out with you then these may be a good way of doing so.
The shoes are so light that it almost feels like you are going barefoot so they are very comfortable, just what you need after a long night when your feet are burning, it is just a shame that they are not small enough for me because they just slip off when I try to walk in them!
Overall, this is an excellent idea but they are a bit too pricey and the sizes may not be suitable for everyone, if you are planning something like this, it may be worth shopping around to get the best value for money. I have recently found a company that sells smaller ones so will definitely be investing in a pair!
I bought a pair of these for a friend after reading about them on dooyoo, after seeing them I just had to get a pair.
What are they? I would describe them as temporary flat shoes, which are small enough to carry around with you where ever you go.
The purpose of the shoes are to be a saviour for your feet after a night long in high heels. They come in a small zip locked pouch which easily fits into all bags I have, including the small evening clutches which I own. The small pouch then opens up into a bag with handels which you can fit your heels and bag into to carry around with you for the rest of the night. The only shoes which I can't fit in are knee high boots, but all my "normal" high heels are easy to fit.
The shoes: They are slip ones which if you get in your right size -which isn't that difficult to do- stay on your feet for the dancing and the running. The bottoms are quite thin and so for the "blind mens pavement" can be quite painful on sore feet. They are also not waterproof, they are however very pretty so you won't be thrown out of any clubs and they will go with any outfit. As they come in a range of colours, mine are black so that they can go with almost anything.
All in all they are handy to have, they are not everyday shoes and would ruin if you do wear them. So far I've worn them a handful of times and they are still almost as new, and I must say I'm the evny of my friends when I have comfortable shoes to wear.
I have unusual shaped feet and find most shoes, regardless of expert fitting, quality, price etc rub or pinch me somewhere. In winter I can only wear boots a size bigger than my feet actually are and Crocks in the summer. You get the picture?
A friend recomended a pair of Tipsy Feet as they are really soft and pliable. I won a pair of ivory white ones on an ebay auction and paid less than the RRP. I wore them ALL DAY yesterday with no rubbing, pinching and no blisters! They do fold up nicely (although I have no need for that aspect of this shoe) and the little bag they come in is really handy for keeping in your handbag for any shopping you might do too.
Due to the flexibility aspect of the sole I thought the sole would be a bit "too thin" and I might feel stones/pebbles through them when I walked but they are as substantial as regular ballet pump style shoes so no problems there at all.
There is just one downside to this shoe. Due to the material of the upper they do make noise when you walk, although in a busy street or shops you can't hear it, it's only when you are walking in a quiet place that you can hear the squeeking. Although the sound might be sounds of happiness coming from my comfy feet in nice-looking shoes!
I personally love my high heels, higher the better! And currently, I'm in love with my 12cm heel ankle boots, and am wearing them everywhere, which is makes popping down to Tesco to get milk a much more glamorous experience! So I've been there, and women who love their heels most likely have been too: it's late, midnight or later, (I'm a very much a 2am girl) and your feet are killing, and feel like they might fall off, or worse, you can't feel your feet, there's only on thing to do, take the beautiful high heels off. Now normally, I am a walking through Cambridge, bare footed, afraid I'll step in glass or something equally as bad.
But there is a solution to this horrid female problem, which is Tipsy Feet. They consist of flat pumps, which unlike most pumps, can be rolled up and come in a little bag, which can easily to slipped into a handbag easily, even my tiny handbag. The Tipsy feet come in 4 colours, silver, gold, pink and black, personally, I like the black, because it goes with most of my outfits, but the silver is a gorgeous silver colour, which I might buy for more winter months, because they are beautiful. The shoes come in a range of sizes, S (3-4), M (5-6), L (7-8), which is a real plus, and they are likely to fit most women, and the pumps are fairly soft, so would probably be suitable for women who wear wide fit shoes or if your feel swell up regularly, like mine do. So Tipsy Feet will be great for all women.
The most important thing is comfort, so at a house part, roughly at 3am, my gorgeous heels had to be taken off, so out came my Tipsy Feet shoes, slipping them on they did feel really comfy, and made the burning feeling you get much more soothed and less painful, and the Tipsy Feet were loose enough for room, and not too tight to pinch feet, but easy to wear. I can only really describe it as, wearing your favourite comfortable jumper or trackie bottoms, which is what it felt like to me. Plus although simple, the pumps did look nice and glamorous, which I think is a positive, as you don't want to look bad, even if you had one to many.
I would recommend Tipsy Feet to every women, even if you don't regularly wear heels, as they are glamorous and comfy to wear, sometimes I even wear them around town, because they can double as normal pumps. Defiantly a handbag essential.
Tipsy Feet cost around £20, which may seem high to some people, I think it is quite reasonable price, seeing as they are shoes, and come with a matching purse. I personally got might for £5 down a market, so they may be available cheaper at markets and even Ebay, if the price is too high for you. Also they are available at most high street shoe shops.
These are an absolutely amazing invention! After admiring a friend's pair for a while, I was thrilled when I got some for Christmas. I love pretty heels, but I hate the idea of my night out being spoiled because my feet hurt too much to do anything in, and there's the walk to the bus stop to contend with as well, so my heels would just sit in the shoe cupboard, neglected.
The shoes themselves are sort of like little ballet pumps, but they fold up and fit into a tiny little zip up purse. If you take a decent size bag out with you (unfortunately, they haven't made shoes tiny enough to fit into the average clutch yet), you'll be able to fit the purse with the shoes in there without any trouble. When your feet start hurting, then just take off your heels and pop on the Tipsy Feet. Unfold the bag that the Tipsy Feet came in and you've got a tote big enough to fit your heels in. Even when it's unfolded, the bag doesn't look frumpy - it's the same colour as your shoes and has a pattern inside it. The silver one looks great - even if you're all dressed up and enjoying your night on the town, the unfolded tote won't look out of place.
These generally sell for around £20, but I've seen them as low as £14. They're definitely worth the money. If you're like me and all your lovely stilettos (that you spent your hard earned cash on) are just sitting there unworn, Tipsy Feet makes them wearable again! Undoubtedly an excellent investment, I think.
Obviously, because of the design, the shoes aren't particularly hard-wearing or strong and the soles are very thin, so they can be quite uncomfortable on rough surfaces (the bumpy bits near pelican crossings are the worst!), but they're mainly for wear in nightclubs and on the way to the taxi office, not for day-to-day use. I put mine on before I go out, change into my heels on the bus and pop the Tipsy Feet into my handbag, ready for later in the night.
The main problem I've had is that I've sometimes struggled to get them folded back into the bag properly - there's a lot of excess material in there when it's all folded up and it can seem like there's not enough room. I've always managed to get them in eventually, though, and that's definitely no reason to avoid Tipsy Feet, because they are pure genius.
Comfy, stylish shoes to slip into after a long day of wearing pumps