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Brand: George / Type: Slippers

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      14.05.2013 21:18
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      A great pair of slippers but not for outside

      George- the brand
      Asda taken over by the American group Walmart in 1999, its the second largest british supermarket after Tesco, selling food, clothing, as well as financial services and its own mobile telephone network. Asda promotes itself as Britains Lowest Price supermarket. The George range was launched in 1990, being named after George Davis who was the founder of Next and the original designer (although he is no longer associated with the brand). The brands aim is high quality low price.

      Price
      I bought slippers similar but not identical to these in George, they were in the sale and cost around £3.

      Look
      They looked very attractive and Im went for a pink colour which went with my pyjamas. I could have chosen from a wide range of colours / patterns. I was happy with the price, felt very comfortable and felt snug on my feet.
      The bottom of the sole were also cloth but had what appeared to be a water proof layer and between the base and the insole appeared to have a waterproof layer.

      Durability
      I do have a tendency to nip outside, despite trying not to in slippers. Just quick journeys to the bin / washing line, hence I do ruin slippers at an alarming rate. These were no exception, they lasted about 1 to 2 months before the underneath developed holes and then fell apart completely, I feel this was quicker deterioration than normal however they only cost a few quid.

      Im going to rate these 3/5 - as very reasonable price, look nice and available in a wide range of colours / patterns and if treated nicely would probably last longer. However not for me.

      I am currently wearing differently slippers, which are already disintegrating so having read other reviews, am going to treat myself to posh slippers next.

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        21.02.2013 16:28
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        comfy slippers from Asda!

        One thing I really hate is having cold feet. As soon as I get home, off come the shoes, and straight go on the slippers. My worst thing is walking around barefoot (ahh! the thought alone scares me!) but even walking around in socks my poor toes can't cope lol. Recently when going round to my mums I had been borrowing my sisters slippers until she couldn't find one of the feet. I then resorted to borrowing my mums, and she she had a pair of these which I often didn't want to take off when I went home so I thought I'd best get a pair of my own!

        The outer area of the slipper is a nice leopard print velour material which is really soft. I am a bit partial to some leopard print so I really like the design and they are a fashionable piece to trot about the house in haha! Inside the insole is a pink velour material which is also soft and cushiony. These slippers are actually rather thin and if I saw these in store this would probably put me off, but having tried them on already I knew this is not the case. Surprisingly they do feel quite thick and when I walk around in them on home they feel really thick and do not feel like I am walking in paper shoes. There is a good thickness between my foot and the floor and they offer lots of support.

        The soles of the slippers have little bumps that work to give the slippers some grip and so on our wooden flooring I don't go slipping and sliding all over the place. In terms of sizing they are not so rigid by number e.g. 5 or 6, but come in varying measurements - small/medium/large. I wear a size 5 and opted for a Medium which fit really well. Although my mums pair were large (she normally wears a shoe size UK 7) and fit, they were a bit floppy round the back so this gave me a reasoning to go for the medium size. SML sizing. The material is stretcy anyway so I think a good fitting pair can be found for everyone.

        These slippers costs £5 and I do think this is a bit on the pricey side, as I have since seen a practically identical pair in Primark for £2! Nevertheless, they are comfortable, warm, and stylish so they make me happy and are worth the money. I'd recommend them!

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          04.11.2012 19:57
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          Worthwhile buying

          I have reached that age where I like nothing better than to keep my tootsies nice and warm and wrapped up! I normally opt for woolly socks but found these slippers in Asda and just had to get them. If I remember rightly they cost a little over £4 and just because of the hideous leopard print pattern had to come home with me. They are a leopard skin print on the outside with a pink covering on the inside. The sole has little pads on to stop slippage but they are not suitable for using outside. I have used them in the garden when it is dry though and as long as you don't step in anything nasty they are fine. They have a pretty bow at the front and are elasticated around the top.

          I have had this pair for about a year and have hand washed them a couple of times. They haven't got really dirty but I decided to give them a freshen up as I do wear them in the garden. They have come up fine, once washed I pop them on the radiator and they dry up a treat. They are comfy although not really thick enough to be classed as warm. I wear big woolly socks with them so my feet are defiantly warm though. The advantage of these is because they are thin; I can put one slipper inside the other, roll them up and pop them into my handbag to take with me when I go out visiting. Handy if I visit people who like me to take shoes off, I don't like being bare foot, so having these in my bag is really handy. As they are not too bulky it doesn't look like I am going to move in either.

          I would defiantly recommend these as they are practical and cheap, I am sure you can get these in other colours and patterns too, maybe not from Asda but other shops.

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          21.10.2012 23:12
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          A great pair of cheap slippers.

          ~*~*~ George Leopard Print Velour Slippers ~*~*~

          A few weeks ago the slipper booties I had for Christmas last year gave up on me, the bottom and top stopped getting along and decided to part company! Yep they broke. So I needed a new pair of slippers pretty sharpish as I hate having cold feet.
          Money was a bit tight as it is my sons birthday in two days time and we have been getting him bits and bobs every week so I wanted a cheap but nice pair of slippers and it was whilst I was in the George department in Asda buying baby socks that I found these.

          I am quite liking leopard print at the moment so I couldn't really resist these and they were only £5. The outer of the slipper is covered in a nice leopard print velour material which is really soft and on the front is a small black bow. The slippers have a nice elasticated back which means they fit on my feet quite snugly.
          The inside of the slipper is coloured red and is in the same soft velour as the outer, I like the red as it contrasts nicely with the leopard print.

          Checking online I can see that they are available in sizes 3 through to 8.

          I bought them in my size and they are a great fit, the elastic back keeps them securly on my feet and they feel nice and snug. The bottoms of the slipper are soft and a cream slightly gritty to the touch feel material. I would have preferred a harder bottom but they were only a fiver so I won't complain.

          There's not much to these slippers really, they manage to keep my feet warm though which is what I want them to do. They are comfy enough for walking around the house but I haven't wore them in the garden to run rubbish to the bin as I feel any stones on the floor would very definitely hurt me!

          They do look great and are a bargain, in fact I think I may be buying these as gifts for Christmas.

          Thanks for reading :o) x

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            08.08.2012 14:03
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            nice pair of slippers

            Being on the wrong side of twenty and in my final year of university it is time to embrace my old lady-ness and openly admit to my love for house shoes. Uggs, slippers, thick woolen socks - I don`t care as long as they keep my feet warm and clean. Living in a student house has its perks, having a clean kitchen floor is unfortunately not one of them. Over the years I collected a fair amount of house shoes ranging from pretty Christmas ones to fluffy and whimsical patterns. Places like Primark. Tesco and ASDA are great for products like that where quality is not the main concern. For 5 Pounds a pair I am happy for my slippers to last for a couple of seasons without worrying too much about getting them dirty.

            The George at ASDA slippers are a real bargain for 5 pounds and, with their leopard print, are quite cute and modern. The inner lining is screaming pink which is a tad too bright for me but with it being on the inside it will do. The velour material feels very nice and soft but it dries surprisingly badly. Wearing them right after having a shower feels a bit icky as my feet stay moist for ages. Personally I think they are a bit useless as they are too warm to wear them during summer but slippers are just too cold during the winter. The sole is quite thick and comfy making it ideal for winter house shoes but there is just not enough fabric covering the top of my foot. Proper ankle house shoes are my preferred style during winter. Well, I guess they are fine for those weeks where our weather can't decide if it stays warm or it is already time to get out scarfs and gloves.

            The underside of the soles are covered in anti-slip bumps that work very well and don´t cause any kind of discomfort. The velour material is very stretching so the shoes fit perfectly even if you have wider feet. The sizing is the typical SML sizing. Normally I wear a size 6 to 7, the size M that I bought here fits perfectly but with the material being so stretchy I really don´t think it matters too much which size you get.

            The shoes are not side specific, meaning that there is no dedicated left or right foot. At first that was a tiny bit uncomfortable but the shoes adjusted fairly quickly and after a couple of weeks I finally have a left and a right slipper.

            Quality wise they are perfectly fine for the price I paid for them. I do not wear them a lot but the soles are still fine and there are no holes as of yet. As they are quite colourful it is not as obvious when they get dirty but just to be on the safe side I throw them in the washing machine every few months. Washing them is not a problem and they stayed true to size so far. Obviously these aren't meant to be worn outside but I have to admit to the occasional quick run to the take away across the road during the apprentice advert breaks. My slippers survived fine and looked quite stylish as well.
            Although they are not my preferred pair of house shoes I´m still happy with my purchase. As they are quite small and can be squished up they are ideal to take on a night out in my handbag. There is no better feeling then slipping in a comfy pair of shoes instead of killer heels on the bus/taxi home after dancing for hours.

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            26.05.2012 10:12
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            A great pair of slippers

            It's no secret in my family that I am a fan of all things leopard print. At birthdays and Christmas it gets quite ridiculous as friends and family try to out-do each other with leopard print themed gifts. A small cross section as an example received to date include: a compact mirror holder; tops; leggings; a bean bag; umbrella; shower cap .... And more recently, a pair of slippers from the George range at ASDA (these were from my sister). The slippers are under review today.

            Sizing
            My first thought when I opened them was 'Oh no' - not because I didn't like them, I loved them, but I have size 8 feet and most slippers that are sized 8 that are enclosed like these ballet style ones just don't fit my feet. I have drilled friends that size L shoes and slippers do not fit my feet but they still buy them for me. I find that the slip on backless ones aren't too bad as can just let the heel hang off a bit and once they are squashed down it's more or less ok.

            Cinderella or Ugly sister?
            So it was with nerves that I tried on the ballet style leopard pink slippers my sister bought me. Bearing in mind that everyone was looking so it would be hard to pretend they fit just to be polite. Thankfully they slipped snugly on to my gigantic feet and were not tight on the toes at all. I was so pleased and she was a bit relieved I think.

            Description
            The slippers are a soft fleecy material with leopard print and a bow at the toe end. Inside the lining is soft and hot pink and rather attractive. The soles are made of a more still fabric but not suitable for going outside in.

            Price
            My sister actually told me the price of these slippers, just £5. She said she had to buy them for me when she saw them as she knew I'd love them. We were both glad that they fit.

            Wash
            I am sure you are advised not to wash these slippers but after I trod in some cat food that the cat had thoughtfully carried on to the carpet, I had no choice unless I wanted 'meaty feet'. The slippers were washed inside a pillow case and dried on a radiator and were as good as new the next day. I wouldn't try over washing them as they might have cardboard inside the soles and this is not going to work out long term but my risk paid off.

            My thoughts
            I love these slippers and am tempted to buy another pair 'to put away' whilst they are still selling them. I think that is what old people do in case they have to go into hospital!!! Seriously though, they are comfy and are the first thing I look for when I wake up before treading on the tiled bathroom floor and the laminate in the baby's bedroom and kitchen. They always feel soft and warm to put on and I hope they will last me a few years yet.

            Final word
            For the price paid, I would recommend these slippers. They don't have grips on them but I have never slipped in them and they are a little bit wacky without being a feature slipper that makes you trip up when nipping up and down the stairs. If you are not a fan of leopard print there are currently a similar styled pair at the same price with hearts on so you can go down that route if you fancy.

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