Along comes another pair to bless your Friday!
A pair that a lot of you may have seen on my ‘Shoes Are Life’ highlight on Instagram! So these are a pair of party heels, which I decided to whack a shirt and hosiery with to go that extra step and glam them up.
Colour: Black / Silver
Size: UK 6
From The Website: Stunning Strappy Stiletto Heel Gladiator Zip Up Sandals With Silver Eyelet Ring Detailing – Perfect For Parties & Special Occasions – Available In 3 Colours
- Stunning Zip Up Strappy Stiletto Sandals
- Silver Eyelet Ring Detailing
- Outer Material: Synthetic
- Closure: Zip
- Heel Height: 3.8 inches
- Heel Type: Stiletto
- Easy Zip Fastening
- 3.8 Inch Stiletto Heel Height
- Perfect For Special Occasions – Available In 3 Colours
The Packaging: so as you can see the box came a little damaged, but luckily they heels were ok inside them. They came wrapped in plastic packaging pouches (these were photographed under the heels).
I was pretty in intrigued with the box as it had their social media plastered all over it, which I haven’t seen a company do before. I thought I would show you all 🙂
Once again as these are suede, I would recommend a protecting spray to help preserve the quality of the heels.
So once they’re out, let’s get zooming in to see what we are working with! (Please note here that I have worn them to model before I did this review!)
So as you can see, these have some major detail to them; that toe strap working into eyelet rings upwards to the ankle. The sides of it have small straps which join the sole of the shoes.
Underneath, these are mega slippery. They hardly have any grip on them, so I would recommend to do the following to help you out a little here:
Using sandpaper or a nail file to buff them a little so they get some grip!
Getting Them On: so these have a zip fastening at the back, so I would advise being careful when wearing hosiery as you don’t want them getting caught in this! You have that small piece that comes out where the zip sits against, so the back of your foot is protected from the zip 🙂
After I slipped my feet in, I gotta say these felt quite big on me. How I know? My foot kept slipping forward. I tried them with my tights on after, and they weren’t so bad, but with hosiery I wouldn’t advise it unless you have some gel or material insoles that you can wear wit them to stop your foot slipping forward!
Even then in the image below, you can see my foot slightly stretched out to stop my feet slipping forward LOL!
On The Feet: so on I mentioned with hosiery doesn’t really work so most of the time I had to keep pushing my heel back into the shoes. Otherwise these fit ok on the feet; I found them slightly too big as you can tell with the eyelet rings around the ankles, although without hosiery it might work a little better (and not make my ankles look so skinny!)
There is plenty of room for you feet in these, so you don’t need to worry about them being tights. I found the side little strips are slightly stretchy so you have some leeway there.
These are comfortable to walk in (once you have some grip at the bottom); they are mid-heels just to point out for those who don’t wear heels often. I found these to be a decent height to pair with any outfit, whether it be casual or a night out. I dressed it as if I would be going to dinner or drinks with my shirt and tights, but these can work with various looks.
Overall I think these are super cool, but with the fittings and the lack of grip on the soles, it makes it pretty hard to walk in. I felt limited to wearing them barefoot for them to look better and fit properly on the feet rather than wearing hosiery with my foot slipping out at the front.
The quality is decent too; I can see these lasting a good while as long as you take care of them 🙂