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Molton? a bit Meh if you ask me
Topshop Molton Leather Ballet Pumps
Member Name: europe-chick
Topshop Molton Leather Ballet Pumps
Advantages: cute styling, reasonably priced for leather pumps
Disadvantages: tie detail won't stay tied, leather looks cheap, soles not hardwearing
I love the ballet pumps that Topshop sell, and I have many pairs from there, from the plain to the studded to the patterned. None of the ballet pumps that I have from Topshop are leather, Topshop normally just seem to sell their ballet pumps in the polyurethane material that is designed to look like leather. So when I spotted these 'Molton' leather ballet pumps on the Topshop website recently at the bargain price of just £25 I snapped up a pair.
I do find that the ballet pumps in Topshop are slightly on the small side, I'm normally a size 5 in most shoes, and occasionally I can even get away with a 4. I actually have to buy Topshop ballet pumps, including these Molton pumps, in a size 6 though. I think that the problem is that they are quite narrow, which is why I need to go up to a size 6 as I have little fat feet. I had initially thought that with these Molton ballet pumps being leather then I may be able to buy my regular size 5, however they are just as small fitting as the polyurethane ballet pumps. Having said that though the size 6 doesn't look odd and they are very comfortable to wear. I have to say that these were very comfortable from the very first time that I put them on, the leather of these ballet pumps is very supple and super soft, and it moulds to your feet instantly.
These are only available in black, I would have actually preferred a nude pink colour so that they looked like proper ballerinas ballet pumps, maybe Topshop will eventually sell other colours as well. So as I mentioned these are just £25, which I think is really good value for a pair of leather ballet shoes, especially as a lot of the polyurethane ones cost that much as well. I have to admit though that these don't actually look like leather, which is slightly disappointing, in fact I'd go so far as to say that they actually look quite cheap. I bought these online and so I hadn't actually seen them in the flesh before I went ahead and bought them, I probably wouldn't have bought them if I'd seen them first. I decided to keep them though to see how well they would wear and how well they would last.
These little shoes look exactly like a little ballerinas ballet pumps complete with the little tie bow detail on the front and the trim around the pumps. The main leather of the pumps is a matt black colour. The sole on these is slightly more substantial than a lot of the ballet pumps that Topshop sell, but it's still fairly thin and flat. However the ballet pumps themselves are very comfortable, they are just like wearing a pair of slippers, the material is so super soft that it moulds to your feet, and there's no hard edges to rub or irritate your feet. I can wear these all day with no discomfort whatsoever, and it doesn't feel like I've had anything on my feet.
I do like the fact that these are leather, they are very comfortable, and the styling is cute. However I don't think that I'd actually buy another pair, I have three issues with these really. The first one is although they are actually leather, they don't look like they are leather, they look a bit cheap. The second one is that the tie bow detail on the front of the shoes doesn't stay fastened, it is always coming undone and then the material drags along the floor and gets dirty or even wet depending on the weather conditions. And the third one is that although the sole on these is slightly thicker than some of my other Topshop ballet pumps it's still just a plastic sole, I'm very heavy footed and so I find that I always wear the soles down very quickly on ballet shoes from Topshop and I'm doing the same with these ones too, I had though that the sole would be more durable seeing as how it is a bit thicker and that the ballet pumps themselves are leather, but it's obviously not. Another negative about the sole is that because it is just a thin plastic sole you can feel some stones and cobbles through it.
Overall I'd have to say that I've been disappointed with these Topshop Molton ballet pumps.
Summary: Molton? a bit Meh if you ask me