Shoe Reviews

Fashion Thirsty Heelberry® Black Court Shoes

Now we have some patent pleasure on the feet today in these beaut court shoes. They’re simple I know, but sometimes simplicity is everything. I have had a few patent heels in the past, but as I wore them to work regularly, I ended up destroying a few pairs (the patent part) so I am super happy that I have another pair in my life that I now will cherish!

These beauts were gifted via Amazon so I have popped the link below where you can purchase if you wish.

The Spec

Colour: Black Patent

Size: UK 5

Materials: Outer Material: Synthetic, Inner Material: Textile, Sole: Manmade

Price: £18.99

Website: Amazon – Fashion Thirsty Heelberry® Womens Ladies Black High Heel Court Shoes Smart Formal Occasion Party Size New

The Review

From The Website: Heelberry branded products are only available exclusively through Fashion Thirsty

Approx Heel Height: 4.6 Inches / 11.6 cm
Outer Material: Synthetic
Inner Material: Textile
Sole: Manmade
Closure: Slip-On
Heel Height: 4.6 inches
Heel Type: stiletto
Approx Platform Height: 0.2 Inches / 0.6 cm
Slip On Fastening
Comes In A Range Of Colours


The Packaging: so the box wasn’t all that great if I am honest. It was pretty flimsy and got damaged so easily (I didn’t show close ups but the sides were dented in etc). Luckily the shoes were ok which is the main thing!

They came in their own mesh pouches with padding inside to keep the shape intact. When I got the pouches off, I found on the right heel some glue marks right on the tip of the shoes; and they were pretty bright white as well so I was super annoyed. I mean I know these aren’t massively expensive shoes but come on! I tried my best to get it off the best I could; I might just need to get a permanent marker and go over it carefully.

Otherwise they seemed all good 🙂


Getting Them On: so this time as I got a UK size 5, I found these to be a little too snug on the feet (I am between UK 5 and 6 in size, and normally 5 is the perfect fit on me). With hosiery on, I think these will be completely fine, but as I was barefoot trying them on, it was quite hard to slip on. I used a method which actually works:

  1. Get some thick socks on
  2. Slip your foot in the best you can into the shoe
  3. Warm up the shoes; keep the hair dryer rotating until you can feel them slightly loosen

I have to say it did work; I didn’t want to do it too much as I wanted them fitted.



On The Feet: so once stretched out a little, these were a dream to be in. Around the toes, they didn’t feel too cramped or anything. The back of the ankles, there was no rubbing of any sort.

The heel height is great for those who like to be inches taller; I thought these would be mid-heel but actually they are quite high when you get them on. I suppose they look quite deceiving when you first see them online.

To protect the patent, I certainly need to make sure that I don’t bash into anything and take extra care. There are shoe kits  you can get to keep patent shoes looking fresh and new, which I think I need to invest in now as I have a proper pair again!

The soles of these are quite slippy to begin with, but once you start walking in them on rougher ground, they are fine. I would just be vary of smooth ground to begin with.



My Thoughts?

So make sure you check the sizing before you buy is the first thing, but if it does still run small, then use my little hack above and it should work for you too.

Otherwise I really love my pair and I will certainly be taking these to work more often!