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      29.12.2011 20:47
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      A great set of dress up shoes

      I find that Argos 2 for £15 can be a little hit and miss I have found many toys that have been well loved by my children but others not as much. When these shoes were brought for my little girl I was a little worried as she is just about to turn 3 and did think they were maybe a little too old for her. In the set you get 6 different pairs of shoes which all have sparkly bright designs to them but not 1 pair is alike which I think is really good as it gives little one choice on what ones she can wear. These shoes are lovely and pretty and because of the bright girl colours my little girl thinks they are amazing. They are great quality for the price I paid I was a little worried they might be poorly made but actually although not amazing quality they are very sturdy and can easily handle the amount of play my little girl gives them which is a lot as she loves them. These were actually one of her best loved presents although a little big for her at the moment she is slowly growing into them and as she does she has even more fun. These shoes are recommended from 3 plus my little girl turns 3 in January and is a size 8 in shoe and these are a little big for her but not too much so that she can not walk in them. They have a little heel on them which I was worried that may be a little hard for her to walk in but after about 10 minutes she had mastered them and now can walk around in them very easily. We have had these for a few months now and they are still in perfect condition. They are only to be worn indoors and I think this helps but there are no signs of wear and tear on them as yet and as I say my little girl loves them and wears a pair at least once every few days. When she wears them she will leave them on for around 20 minutes at the most she will either swap and change for another pair or leave it a few hours and then come back to them. They are only small but as there are 6 pairs it could be difficult for storage if you do not have a dressing up box. Luckily we do so that's where we store ours otherwise I would find 1 shoe upstairs and 1 in the kitchen. I think the best things about these is the range of choice there are ballerina shoes and shoes with heels that make a clip pity clack as little one walks. They come in a range of colours so that little girls can Mitch and match as they choose. These are made by Chad valley which I tend to find their toy range is always good quality and these are no exception fun for the dress up box for a budget price.

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        29.12.2011 12:56
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        a fun addition to the dressing up box

        My daughter loves to dress up, so she was very pleased when her cousin decided to buy her a set of shoes for her birthday this year. My daughter had been dying to get some play shoes, but I was always a bit hesitant thinking she might break her ankle or something wearing them. I'm quite glad I relented in the end as I can see the joy my daughter gets from wearing them. The set of six pairs of shoes can be purchased from Argos for £9.99. Personally I think this is an average price for what you receive as each pair is different, and as long as they are well looked after, i.e. only wearing them indoors, then they will last you a long time. Each pair in the set is to fit one size, which is generally from the age of 4 through to 7 depending on the child's foot size. First impressions of the shoes are that they are quite a narrow fitting. Now I know I'm not buying sensible shoes here, but children with wide feet may find it difficult to walk in them due to the width. Each pair is different in colour and design which is quite nice as you can mix and match with dress up outfits. The main similarity between each pair is that they all have a small kitten heel. This is essential to little girls to provide them with that loud click clack as they walk. I honestly think this is the main reason that little girls want these shoes, so they can make these noises. The quality of the shoes are bordering on average to good in my opinion. They are made fully of solid plastic, each with the heel piece as a separate piece of plastic for some reason. This is where I think they could break if they were going to. I think if they were used outside then this would be the main area they would get ruined quickly. The designer area on the top of the shoe is decorated with fur, feathers etc. We have found that this area does tend to be where the damage has shown after six months of playing. There was no show storage with this set when we received it, but to be honest it's not too much of a problem as they get stored in the dress up box along with all the outfits. The recommended age for these shoes is over three years. I would be dubious giving to a young child as they do teeter and totter when wearing them obviously. With supervision these shoes are fine for three year olds to wear as often I have found that my daughter will wear them for a few minutes and take them off again. They're not the easiest thing for a small child to walk in from watching my daughter, but she tends to slide along the floor which still makes the click clack rather than pick up her feet which makes the shoes safer to wear in my opinion. Overall I think these shoes do have a place in a child's role play imagination, and when supervised and worn indoors only they can be fun for everyone.

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          05.01.2011 21:28
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          Please take care when buying these and monitor the child's usage

          I have a little girl that loves to dress up. She has got many Disney dresses that she loves to wear and thinks that she is a princess. This may not be a good way to go because she will sometimes act as if she is a princess too. Unfortunately last year her feet were too small for me to be able to buy her these set of shoes and I was a little worried about buying them this year due to she has such a wide fitting foot. This set of shoes are made by Chad Valley. They do have some shoes that are to go with the princess dresses but they are more money which I was not willing to spend at the time. This pack of shoes have 6 different pairs inside. All the shoes are different and my daughter has found an outfit for each one. The ballet shoes are a favourite for my daughter. They are made from a pink silk material which have a square looking front as if the block is in them. They are elasticated around the shoe and there is a piece of pink elastic across the shoe. There is a pink ribbon on each side of the shoe that can be wrapped around the leg once to give the effect of real ballet shoes. These are very big on my daughters foot and even when they fit her in length they will not fit her in width which is a shame because she has a ballet dress that goes lovely with them. She is able to put these shoes on very well but tends to tie the ribbon in knots rather than bows. I would advise that a parent keep an eye on the child with these shoes because they may tie them too tight and could hurt the child. The other shoes are all the same design but in different colours. They all have plastic basis with a little heal. The shoes resemble more of a platform than a heal so the child will find it hard to catch the heal on these. The different styles consist of bright pink bottoms and colourful swirls on the band over the foot, purple base with purple sequins on the band over the foot, light pink with a clear bad over the foot with a stone type pink gem surrounded with white stones which are very pretty. There is a purple based with a clear strap and purple gem on the bad surrounded by clear gems and the last ones are a pink base with a pink band with a feather across the top of the band. All these shoes are backless. The ones with the feather no longer have the feather on them and the ones with the gems are in the process of being destroyed due to I have caught my daughter trying to pull them off because she thinks they are earrings. My daughter is now 3 and they are almost a fit. It states in the catalogue that they are for the age range 3 + but by the time the child is 4 almost 5 these shoes will not fit the child in any way. I have to send out a warning about these shoes as well, my daughter tends to try and walk up and down the stairs in them which is very dangerous, this is because there is nothing holding the foot in the shoe and she isn't walking perfectly in them. I have limited the wear of these so that they do not damage her foot. The good thing about these shoes is that there is a large choice for the child and if they have a lot of different dressing up cloths they will find a pair to match. They are also good value for money, I purchased mine for £9.99 and they were also a 2 for £15 in Argos which made them better value. They are a solid shoe but things can be pulled off so must be kept away from younger children. They look very pretty and my daughter loves to wear them and play pretend. Overall I like the little range by Chad valley and think that they are good value, but in the long run I have to supervise how much they are worn due to health reasons and where she is wearing them so that she doesn't hurt herself. I think they are very pretty and girly but are slightly unsafe which is a shame. I would advise people to take serious caution when buying these and think about if they are able to monitor the use of them and if their child may come to any harm.

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            14.11.2010 17:34
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            excellent

            Like many other little girls, mine loves to dress up - when she was around 4, she really started showing an interest in clopping round the house in my heels - but I began to worry that she might trip over her feet and hurt herself, so we purchased this set of play shoes from Argos for 9.99. What you get for that price is six different pairs of play shoes - certainly value for money in the quantity stakes . They are all different patterns and colours, so there is sure to be one to go with any dress up outfit, and enough for my daughters friends to wear a pair when playing too . The shoes are 'one size' , with the box stating that these are suitable from 3 years old . They are all simply slip on shoes, and my daughter when she first got these could fit into them easily . She is now 7, and her feet are a little too big for the shoes now,with her heel hanging over the edge . These really are suitable for younger girls only. My daughters favourite pair in this kit is the pair of pink ballet pump style shoes - she has a little pink tutu, and a crossover pink cardigan, and she really loves to wear these shoes with them to make a complete ballerina outfit . The ballerina shoes are the only shoes in the set not to have a small heel, and the front of the shoe is decorated with a pink bow - very girly and pretty. They also have long pink ribbons for lacing, and slightkly squared off toes . Then we have an attractive red slip on pair, with a rather retro, almost 60's pattern of concentric circles . This particular pair was the one that caught my eye the most I think, and actually led to a very enjoyable play session with my daughter where we both danced along to some 60's music. Next is a purple slip on pair, with the band decorated with shiny purple sequins - these, according to my daughter, are the 'party' pair, due to being the shiniest . Then we have another pair with purple soles, but this time with a golden yellow band over the foot, decorated with a pink bow that is then centred with a tiny silk rose. The silk rose is also a feature on the next two pairs - two almost identical pairs of 'princess' shoes - one creamy coloured, and one pink - perfect for wearing together with one of her disney dress up costumes . I find it slightly dissapointing that two of the pairs of shoes are essentially exactly the same design, but apart from that, I think this pack was excellent value for money . These shoes have lasted a good three years now, and although my daughters feet are now too big to wear these, the shoes themselves, barring the ballet pumps with have some scuffing and discolouration , are still in a good, servicable condition, and will be passed on to younger friends of my daughters . I can't really think of any negatives to say about these at all - they are dirt cheap, they encourage creative dress up play, there are enough to share, thus avoiding any arguments with friends, and they have lasted well. I can't think of a better way to spend a tenner, and would certainly recommend these as a present for any young girl.

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              14.07.2010 13:42
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              great value and well used

              I bought my daughter these shoes as she loves to dress up, and she wasn't disappointed there are six pairs of shoes suitable from the age of three and a size 12.5. They are of good quality and have lasted well after a lot of use. There is a pair of light pink satin ballet shoes with little pink bows on the front and the toes are squared off . They come with ties which tie up the leg so they look very pretty. These are the only flat shoes in the pack. There is a purple pair with a pink bow and purple flower on the front and a clear top part of the shoe the sole of the shoe is plastic with a small heel, these are the ones she has probably worn the least, but she does still like them. There is a bright pink pair with a small heel and the top part is a very funky 1960s inspired colourful and swirley pattern on them. There is a cream pair with a small pink flower on the top and a small heel which she called her wedding shoes and always wore them when she dressed up as a bride, these I think were her favourite pair. Another pair included are a pair of glittery pink shoes with a flowery feature on the front and a small heel. The last pair are funky purple shoes, again with a small heel and bright purple sequins on the top which I must say have a tendency to fall off (the sequins not the shoes). I brought this pack from argos for £9.99 although when I bought them they were on offer of buying two items for £15.00 which is good value when you think you are getting six toys really.

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              08.07.2010 11:31
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              good fun shoes

              I remember when I was young I used to pinch my mums high heels and wobble around the house trying to look grown up, now my grandaughter does this with her mums shoes and with my best shoes when she comes to visit, so to stop her ruining mine I went to Argo's and bought her this loverly set of fancy dress shoes which cost me £9.99. The play shoes are made by Chad Valley which is a well known toy brand name and they come nicely boxed with six pairs of shoes in the box. This is a great present for dressing up as there are six pairs of shoes which my grandaughter shares with her friends when she brings them round and they totter about like little women, its funny to watch them. The choices of the play shoes are really good each pair is nice and colourful and the heels are not too high so this reduces the risk of the children falling in them. My grandaughter is five and these fit her quite well, they say they are suitable for three year olds but I'm not sure I'd let my three year old walk in these as they may be too big for them. What you get for your money is :- One pair of pink ballet shoes, this is a nice little replica of a real ballet shoe and my grandaughter loves these as she can try and dance around the room, she won't share these and they have to be put away when her freinds come round as they are her favorites out of the bundle of shoes. Then there is one pair of white princess like shoes you can imagine these are out of a fairy tale with their white plastic design and delicate rose patterns on the front of the satin like slip on shoe. Then there is the purple shoes these also are slip on with a little heel and they have a lovely pink ribbon bow on the front. The pink shoe is a very dark pink the same slip on design and has a rose type design on the front much like the white shoes. There is another pair that is red and the pattern is in the 60's style of psycedelic circles, its a loud design and my grandaughter loves it as she like the colourful things. Lastly you get a nice pair of light purple shoes with a nice shiny circle design on the front again it is a slip on shoe. I love the designs of all the shoes they are up to date, nice looking and appealing for amy little girl to play with. they are quite sturdy and well made. My grandaughter loved them as soon as she saw them and has lots of fun dressing up with her friends when they come to stay, although she has now got her own shoes to wear i have now got to keep her out of my clothes wardrobe. Maybe I'll find some dressing up clothes for her for Xmas.

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                19.05.2010 14:18
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                A good value dress up shoes set

                My daughter received her glamour play shoes not last Christmas but the Christmas before when she was 3 years old. To be completely honest I'm not too sure why they were bought for her as she isn't into dressing up at all and when she seen them they were swiftly put to the side to make way for the other toys. Over the last few months she seems to have got a fascination of trying on my shoes and it seems the bigger the heel the better so I got the glamour shoes back out for her to try. I can't be 100% certain how these were packaged but I know it was a box as I took them out of there when she got them so I could make a bit more room. The shoes are from Argos and the whole title is glamour play shoes they consist of 6 different pair of shoes which are for ages 3 and up and of shoe size 12.5. Ballet shoes: One of the pairs of shoes in the set are ballet shoes that are very soft and silky and tie together with a piece of pink ribbon. I think these are lovely for ballet fans but unfortunately they didn't make any noise when walking and therefore my daughter never uses them. White plastic heels with flower motif: My daughter calls these ones wedding shoes as they are all white in colour and contain a net underlay with a flower motif on the front. Parent beware they make plenty of noise on a wooden floor. Purple sequins: These to me look like the party shoes of the group as they are all purple in colour and have a thick strap on the front for support. The thick strap is also purple in colour and completely covered with circle sequins. Pink: These sandals remind me of retro ones as the whole sandal is hot pink in colour and the thick strap at the front is covered with different coloured swirly circles. These shoes look funky. Milder pink: This shoe is similar to the wedding style shoe but it is a milder pink in colour. It does have an embellished design on the thick front strap and a silk flower. Ribbon shoes: These shoes are purple in colour and the thick front strap is clear. They have a cream bow on the front that has been made with silky ribbon. There we have our set of 6 shoes which I must admit look the part for their low price of £9.99. I would however have a good browse through the Argos catalogue if buying these as they have an offer on for 2 for £15.00 and if you find 2 things with this logo you can get them both for 15. Overall I think this shoes set is canny, they definitely look the part and they have a few different designs to suit little girls liking to colours and design. One thing I will mention though is they are only secured to the foot by the front strap and for my daughter they slip on and off with ease making her slip a few times and sometimes goes over on her ankle. I keep these for indoor use which is probably for the best as some of the plastic on the bottom wear a bit away with constant stamping. I think with caution these shoes are good for little ones who like to play dress up.

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                14.04.2010 12:06
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                All in review, now the choice is up to you :o)

                I added this product to the product suggestions just after Christmas as I had bought them for my daughters as a present. That's me just getting round doing writing a review on them as I have been very busy. Looking at these pretty but girlie shoes brings back childhood memories from when I was a small girl. I used to have so much fun with them, putting them on and pretending that I was a grown up and going out to the dancing. I'm 23 now and I still do that so nothing has really changed:o) I have two daughters that are the ages of 4 and 2 and couldn't resist buying them as a part of their present along with their dressing up outfits. My children have played with them everyday since they opened them on Christmas day, I think my neighbours have had enough of the clip clop sounds coming from above them but lets face it children are only children once. These shoes come in a pack of 6 with different types and styles to suit those tiny little feet of your little ones. Some of these styles include a pair of pretty pink ballet shoes that you can tie around your child leg to give the same style as real ballet shoes. Two purple pairs one with sequins and the other clear with a pink bow. A white pair with pretty pink fluffy bits on the tops and two pink pairs, one groovy chick and the other pretty pink with little flowers on them to make them really girlie. The soles of these shoes have no grip but they do have a little black rubbery disc on them which does help give some grip and they are suitable from the ages of 3 and above. I bought this product from ARGOS. You will probably already know that that there are different ways that you can order products from this store, but for those who don't here are some ways in which you can items that you want from ARGOS . You can phone the store to either reserve and pick up or get them to deliver it but it is an 0845 number that will cost you a pretty penny or you can visit: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Home.htm Which lets you reserve to pick up and tells you what store has got what items that you are wanting in stock or you can also use the website to get them do deliver which I feel is better as this save you money on a telephone call. But please note that there is a delivery charge of £5.80 so bare that in mind if you do wish you get it delivered. Or if you are out one day you can simply walk in to the store and order and pay at the desk and receive your items there and then. I would of paid £9.99 for this if I had bought it just buy itself which I feel is a good price but you can also buy it and another (selected) item from ARGOS for 2 for £15 so that works out at £7.50 which I think is reasonable enough. So I bought the shoes and also the fairy tale dressing up outfit (see review.) If you bought this product and for what every reason you are not happy with it. I had enclosed the direct page below with all the relevant information that you will need take the product back. You can find this at: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Home.htm A fellow reviewer informed me that lots of cash back sites pay out on Argos orders so you could get it even cheaper! So if you are a member of any of these sites then you will find this bit of information useful and for those that don't maybe think about joining one to save some pennies. I would highly recommend that every little girl tries a pair of these. Not only are the cute but they are also fun to play with. It does say suitable from the age of 3 and above but my 2 year old wears them around the house and she seems to be able to walk in them fine. These play shoes are not suitable to wear outside but they are a lovely dress up toy for indoors. I have noticed that after a few years they do tend to break. Either the plastic around your child's foot will break off or the plastic heal gets a crack in it. This has occurred with my children and just so your neither of them was hurt so they are safe to use. I would rate this product a full 5 out of 5 every little girl loves them. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. It is very much appreciated and I hope that my review is of some use to you.

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