“ Brand: Topshop / Type: Peep Toe „
Having recently received a Topshop giftcard from a few of my closest friends at my baby shower and I knew that the only items I wanted from Topshop at the moment were shoes! I've now started to sort my wardrobe out and move any maternity clothes into the spare room as I have added one or two pieces to my wardrobe for when I get my body back after having a baby and a few new pairs of shoes would no doubt be bought! I have recently been really impressed with the Topshop range of shoes mostly as my sister has bought the entire range but for the past year I found the shoes a bit hit or miss apart from the flat shoe range which always has something I like. However, a few Topshop heels have made it to my wardrobe recently and one pair which I bought with part of my gift certificate is the Spiral Strap Peep Toe shoe which I managed to get at a reduced price. The Spiral Strap Peep Toe shoe is only available in one colour and on the Topshop website they have the colour down as "over instep" which I am unsure as to what colour that is but in my opinion they are a mushroom grey colour and the straps, platform and binding is black. What I really like about these shoes is that they are a cross between a shoe and a shoe boot but as they are not enclosed completely they sit just in the middle of the two types of shoe! The straps which give a cross over effect on the front of the foot are made of black elastic which is great as they don't rub and they are comfortable even if you have a wide foot as they obviously adjust. Only thing is the elastic straps are quite thin and you do need to make sure that they haven't folded or creased as that can be a bit uncomfortable. The main body of the shoe is made of leather which after wearing these shoes a few times I found the leather starts to soften a little which makes the shoes a lot more comfortable. Another good feature of these shoes is the peep toe as it is quite wide. I mention it a lot in my reviews but I hate having my toes crushed in a narrow peep toe but on these shoes the peep toe gives enough room for your toes to have a little wriggle room. The heel height on these nubuck platform shoes is approximately 4 and a half inches which is quite substantial but this is balanced out by the platform which covers the entire sole of the shoe. The platform is black with a slight patterned effect adding a bit of extra detail to the shoe. The same patterned effect is also on the edging around the shoe. The heel is black which contrasts with the edging and the platform, just like the platform the heel has the same pattern effect which I think adds a nice bit of detail to the shoe. I've never really had a problem with these shoes as even with a high heel and a platform I find them comfortable to walk in even at 38 weeks pregnant I find them comfortable! They have a little padding but don't expect a lot of support from them should you need a pair of shoes which offers this as these really don't other than the elastic criss cross style straps. They are currently in the sale at Topshop and I managed to get mine at £35.00 marked down from their original price of £65.00 which I think was a great bargain as being leather shoes they tend to be more expensive anyway. They come in sizes 3 to 9 but due to being in the sale limited sizes are available to I would hurry up and buy them if you are interested! These are a great pair of shoes which I find incredibly comfortable and they didn't rub me whatsoever the first couple of times I wore them then this is an even better bonus than getting them at a reduced price! Yes they are high, but due to the platform they don't feel that high to walk in. Ideal with a pair of skinny jeans and a bulky knitted jumper!