“ Brand: Topshop / Type: Court Shoes „
I bought these last year with some of my birthday money and I love them, despite how expensive they were. These courts were £65, however they are 100% leather and the brilliant quality shows so to be honest they are worth what I paid. The courts are unfortunetly now out of stock, however when I bought mine there were 2 colour options to choose from - taupe and black. I opted for the taupe, which is a gorgeous milky brown shade.
These are your typical courts and are pretty simple to be honest. The design is simple with a thick platform like sole and a 10cm heel. They also have an elasticated panel at the side of the shoe, which isn't really noticeable but definetly adds alot of comfort to the shoes for me personally as I unfortunetly have very slightly wider than average feet, and of course it also adds a bit of detail to the shoe. The panels are the excact same shade as the shoe so as I said are not hugely noticeable but it makes them look a little 'different'.
These have got a gorgeously classy look to them and make almost any outfit look classy - even when worn with stonewash jeggings! Because they're a nude colour they are nice and subtle aswell which I like - they're good in the sense that they're not over the top or very noticeable, they're just nice, simple courts. In my opinion black heels are quite noticeable when they are worn with casual outfits which is why I opted for the taupe.
The courts give a generous amount of height, as at 4 inches they're a decent size but they are not as tall as most of my other courts. The heel's quite thin but is nice and sturdy and feels secure. I don't like overly tall heels so these are ideal for me and i've found them to be just right - they are very relatively comfortable and are very easy to walk in. I have been wearing heels for the past 6ish years now and I am used to walking in heels, so for people who aren't used to walking in heels I think these would be a little too high. They're nice and soft and easy to slip on. The material (leather) is so soft and luxurious feeling, it doesn't have a horrible plasticy feel to it and it doesn't feel cheap or tacky in the slightest nor does it have that strong leather smell like some shoes do
Despite these been comfy and easy to walk in, they aren't really the type of shoes to be walking in for long as they do put pressure on my toes, causing cramp after 30 minutes or so of conituous walking. They're fine if you'll be sitting down the majority of time while wearing them rather than bein on your feet in them throughout the day. I made the mistake of wearing them to go to shopping at the Bulwell in Birmingham last year just before christmas and ended up having to take them off because my toes were so sore which was highly embarrising! I've never gotten any blisters from them though and they let my feet breathe well.
Keeping the shoes clean isn't really an issue. They can not be put in the washing machine and I would never dream of putting them in a bowl of water so I clean mine by using wet wipes which works fine. The sole does have a good grip but does not trap dirt which is good and it doesn't get little stones stuck inbetween the sole like some of my other heels seem to. These fit well and are true to size.
Overall, these are a great pair of heels but they are not ideal to wear to work unless you have a desk job. For nights on the town they're fine unless you're on your feet for a long period of time, but for a 20 minute dancing session in a nightclub they're fine! They are also classy enough to wear to family meals out and make a casual outfit look much better. I have had my pair for almost a year and they look good as new, the leather has a nice shine to it and I will be getting loads more wear out of them.
I recently mentioned in my review about Topshop Ronnie Twist Sandals that my sister and I seem to share her shoes (I don't trust her in mine!) and on a recent trip to Topshop she ended up with the Ronnie shoes and I had opted for another pair which had caught my eye which compared to the Ronnie shoes were quite plain and simple but I liked them and as I had a Topshop gift card to use up they were an ideal purchase.
I have quite a few pairs of court shoes in all sorts of styles and brands but I find them a perfect shoe to wear for any occasion whether it is to work, to a party or even just a family meal, they are simple and classic and will never get old. I'm very much a heel person and despite being heavily pregnant I am still wearing heels albeit not as often as I did!
The shoes I opted for are called Salma Elastic Side Court Shoes and they come in black or taupe. I'm quite into the whole nude shades at the moment in terms of shoes and I opted for the taupe shade, it has a slight pink tinge to it and the black shoes didn't look quite as nice even though they are the same shoe.
I find with Topshop shoes that ideally I should be a 5 ½ as the 5 is just a little too small but the 6 is just a little too big. However, I opted for the 6 as I'd rather have a little room than having them too tight and being that these shoes have a rounded toe my toes aren't crushed but there is enough wriggle room without being too much that the shoes slip off.
The main feature of this shoe is the elasticated panel at the side of the shoe. This is the same colour as the actual shoe and despite being a decent sized panel on the side of the shoe it doesn't actually do anything for the shoe or for your foot! It is simply there as a feature it certainly doesn't add anything to the shoe or to your foot! The inside of the shoe has a synthetic lining which is a very similar colour to the main body of the shoe. There is some slight padding to the heel and to the footbed of the shoe which gives some much wanted comfort when wearing these shoes for a substantial amount of time.
The heel on the shoe is around 10 cm which is quite high but there is a decent enough sized platform which takes some of the overall height off the heel making them comfortable to walk in. The heel is quite slim and due to this the heel tip will need to be replaced more often than if the shoes had a block heel as they don't have a large surface area. I have also found that the leather on the heel is not that tough and I have annoyingly scuffed one of the heels.
The shoes are made of leather and do give a bit once they are worn in which is nice as the leather suppled up making them comfortable to wear. I did however have my heels rubbed the first time I wore the shoes which was uncomfortable but after rubbing a bit of my very loyal Vaseline into the inside of the heel and after wearing them again I didn't have a problem with rubbing and the leather has softened up nicely.
Topshop sell these shoes in either black or taupe and come in sizes 3 to 8. They cost £65.00 a pair which I think for a pair of leather shoes which are well made is quite reasonable. I understand the tip of the heel will need to be replaced more regularly but this is standard for a stiletto heel. I find them incredibly comfortable to wear and despite the initial rubbing they have become a pair of shoes I regularly wear.