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My not so Million shoes!
Topshop Million Glitter Ballet Pumps
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Topshop Million Glitter Ballet Pumps
Disadvantages: Gape at the sides
After my delightful golden Labrador decided to chew and then destroy my lovely pair of Topshop gold metallic flat pumps (which I had, had for a good number of years) I set about finding a suitable replacement. My now destroyed gold pumps had lasted me for years and I therefore wanted another pair which would do the same. I saw lots of pairs that were gold but none of which I really loved until I saw another pair from Topshop just a month ago.
The pair I bought are called Million Glitter Ballet Pumps and they came in either black or gold. Unfortunately since making my suggestion they no longer appear on the website (which is where I bought them from) but may possibly be available still in store. I of course opted for the gold version but certainly debated the black pair. I have a few other pairs of ballet pumps by Topshop and generally find them incredibly comfortable so hoped these would be too.
After they arrived I was pleased to see that the gold colour wasn't has bright as the picture on the website instead the gold is a little bit more subtle although still very much a gold colour it isn't as harsh although the binding around the top of the ballet pump is a little darker. The ballet pumps themselves are made of a fabric material which is almost like a woven mesh type which is slightly rough to the touch and you can see the gold threads which have been woven in and out.
To look at they look like any other ballet pump with the colour co-ordinated thin bow at the front but actually my pair are not as round at the toe as I would have liked and although not pointy in any respect they are slightly oval shaped which makes them look longer for the size I have. This is merely an observation and not a fault. They have a soft rubber type sole which does actually look quite tough and are completely flat so if you need support for the arch of your foot then these certainly won't offer you any.
The inside of the shoes are a very pale tan colour which compliments the gold shade of the shoe perfectly. Whilst it isn't leather it is very close in comparison and when you are wearing them the inside is slightly padded making them comfortable on your feet to walk in which is of course nice and for a pair of £20.00 makes a change! To look at the shoes look lovely and were exactly what I wanted with a nice gold colour which isn't too in your face and a simple yet classic design.
However, the first time I wore these shoes I did notice that despite the insole of the shoes are nicely padded making them quite comfortable the shoes actually are a little rigid and do require a bit of breaking in first which is absolutely fine by me but what I really didn't like was that they gape at the sides of my feet so when I take a step they really do gape which in my opinion looks awful. Now I don't have the widest feet nor the slimmest but I find that these are almost a little baggy around my feet and therefore offer no support whatsoever.
I have persevered with these shoes and have worn them quite a lot simply because I didn't want to waste my money and although they took a while to break in and yes they did cause a little bit of rubbing on the back of my heels they have actually become quite comfortable to wear especially as the insole is padded but I just can't get over the fact that the gape so much and the shape of them just makes them look longer than they actually are.
For me I am slightly disappointed with them due to the shape and the gaping so for me had I of tried them on in store I wouldn't have bought them but I guess this is the chance you take when buying online. I love the colour and the woven type material as it makes them just look a bit different from other ballet pumps but overall I can only award them 3 stars and I'd only recommend them if you can try them on in store.
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Sizes: 3 to 9
Summary: A gold pair of ballet pumps
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