Shoe Reviews

ESSEX GLAM / XY London Strappy Peep Toe Sandals

Now you all know I got some amazeballs shoes to review, and this is the first pair of many to come!

This pair was gifted by an amazing follower, and there is a second to make its way onto the blog too!

The Spec

Colour: Black

Size: UK 5

Materials: Outer Material: Faux Suede, Inner Material: Synthetic, Sole: Synthetic

Price: £21.99

Website: Amazon – ESSEX GLAM Womens Strappy Sandals Stiletto High Heel Ladies Ankle Strap Peep Toe Party Prom Shoes Size 3-8

The Review

From The Website: Bring on serious goals wearing our stunning stilettos. Features elegant thin cross over front straps which fasten round the ankle with an adjustable buckle strap. Peep toes are perfect for showing off your fresh new pedi! Ideal for wedding, prom, party, clubbing, special occasion and more.

Elegant Womens Peep Toe Strappy High Heel Shoes
This Style Is A Staple That Every Woman Needs! Perfect For All Occasions!
Outer Material: Faux Suede
Inner Material: Synthetic
Sole: Synthetic
Closure: Buckle
Heel Height: 11.2 centimetres
Heel Type: Stiletto
Shaft Diameter: Adjustable/Elastic
Shoe Width: Normal
4.4 Inches / 11.2 CM Heel Height
0.2 Inches / 0.5 CM Platform Height
Made With All High Quality Materials


The Packaging: I have to say the box was super sturdy that it made its way to me without any issues. Normally boxes come damaged or broken, but this was all intact so I was super pleased!

When you get in, you will find this lovely card strip from XY London about the product. The shoes comes wrapped in their own plastic bags, with tissue padding inserted into the foot area and wrapped around the buckles for protection against scratches.

The first thing I noticed was on the right foot, there were a few scuff marks. Nothing too major, but someone who has an eye for detail, this was the first thing I picked up when I put the shoes on the bed.


Getting Them On: the beauty about these is that the cross straps are slightly adjustable – you can move them around so you are able to slip your foot right into them. I had no issues getting these on at all – pretty straight forward once you mess with the straps a little.

These are buckle closure, which has multiple holes that you can choose from. I always tend to go for the tightest just to make sure that my feet are secure!


On The Feet: well let me just say that wearing suede always makes such an impact – that rich black really does look amazing and these can be paired with any outfit you like! I’m sure patent or faux leather would look great too, but suede always gives off a classy vibe!

The peep toes are perfect; it’s not too much of a big opening that all your toes are out but not small enough that the big toe just shows. It’s just the right amount to show off that pedi and still keep it classy!

The fit of these are great – as I am in between UK 5 and 6, I opted for size 5 and it was perfect. I had enough room in my shoes so they weren’t feeling tight in any way or rubbing against the back of the ankles.

The heel I would class as high (even though some angles make it look shorter than what it is) so if you’re not used to wearing thin heels or high heels, then you might want to reconsider, or get them and just practice at home walking in them before you go out. I thought these were the perfect height; any higher then it wouldn’t look as classy and any lower, I would just hate it lol!



My Thoughts?

I gotta say I love these heels – I wore mine out and about, but I would certainly pair these up with office attire or casual outfits. They are such a classy pair with a versatile look and I love them!

4 thoughts on “ESSEX GLAM / XY London Strappy Peep Toe Sandals

  1. Hi Soni,your heels are hot,maybe nice to do a review with them paired with rht/ff nylons😉
    Have a nice day gorgeous!

    Greetz Andre😘

  2. Hi Soni, I encountered your blog a while ago and I really really love ALL of your reviews, your style in clothing and your writing style aswell.

    Hopefully the boots I ordered from your whishlist a few days ago will arrive in time for your birthday and also make it in your wonderful blog 🙂


    1. Ah thank you lovely! And thank you so much for ordering them and letting me know. Hopefully they will be arriving soon! I will certainly be doing a review on them so keep your eyes peeled! x