Top critical review
Look nice but destroyed my feet.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 October 2021
So I got these shoes for a wedding and they do look really nice, especially for the price, but I had nothing but issues with them honestly.
Usually, with cheap shoes I find that I always have to go with a larger size, because I'm usually a UK11 or UK12 depending on the brand, so for these I went with a UK12. Turns out they are very large shoes and the UK12 actually felt more like a UK13 on my feet.
Under the recommendation of some other reviewers for other cheap leather shoes, I also picked up a bottle of leather oil, to soften the leather and hopefully make the shoes more comfortable.
Well, on my first day of wearing them, despite also wearing some thick sports socks, these shoes chewed into my heels like nobody's business.
The heels of these shoes are extremely shallow and curve slightly inwards at the top. After a day of wearing them to work and back, my heels honestly looked like someone had attacked them with a cheese-grater, it was horrendous.
To cut out the gory details, I'll just say that I had to wear plasters on both of my heels for about 2 weeks afterwards and walking in any shoes would chafe and cause pain.
I ended up buying some insoles and also some foam heel inserts that are usually for high-heels to put in the backs of these shoes, to try and lessen the discomfort I felt.
Well, since the wedding day, I haven't even attempted to wear these shoes again.
Looking back, I've now spent almost £50 for these shoes if I include the leather oil, insoles, heel inserts and some thick sports socks and I've probably warn them 3 times.
I'll probably attempt to wear them again now that I've gone "all in" on them and my heels have healed, but I honestly should have just forked out slightly more in the first place and gone for better shoes.
It's possible my issues were caused from not being used to wearing shoes like this and them being slightly too large for my feet, but it's also possible that these shoes are just not all that great to begin with.