“ Brand: Next / Type: Sandals „
I bought these sandals in the recent Next sale for £14 which was a 50% reduction on the normal price, for the money I paid they are reasonable value however I'm not sure that they warrant a rrp of £28.
These are very comfortable to wear, they have a slight heel at the back and are open toe. They are white in colour so I tend to wear them in the evening rather than in the daytime as they are a bit too dressy for daytime wear as they have a beaded decoration across the top. The beads are white and sliver in colour and look quite nice, my only concern when buying these centered around how robust the beads would be as I did not want any breaking away as then the sandals would start to look tatty however so far so good and they still look good after a few nights of wear.
The seperator between the toes is quite comfortable as it has a plastic coating on it so it does not rub and they are a nice fit however I have not really walked any great distances in these rather they have been for relaxed nights out such as attending a bbq so how comfortable they would be if you walk a lot in them I cannot really comment on.
The sandal itself is quite rigid and I do not really notice the slight heal on them. For what I paid for them I'm happy with both the look and the comfort however in my opinion they do not warrant the full price.
I love my sandals!!! I have loads of different sandals in all different colours but a running theme with me is that they're all sparkly lol. I love a bit of glitter, sparkly beads or stones. I mainly in sandals unless it's raining simply because of the comfort factor.
Next is a great place to buy sandals, although expensive they do some lovely jewelled ones that I just have to have. These were £28 which is a lot for sandals I must admit but that's about average for Next sandals. You could probably get something similar on ebay cheaper but I was browsing and these caught my eye and I bought them on impulse.
They come in a range of sizes from 3-9 and are available in two colours. Silver and wite or brown and orange. I'm not a lover of brown or ornage to be honest so went for the silver but if you have tanned skin the brown and orange would really look lovely against that kind of skin tone.
They're toe post which I don't mind although some can really rub between your toes at first. These have a little plastic casing on the bit that goes in between the toes for comfort although I did find it a little big at first. It sort of felt like it spread my toes slightly too side apart but now I've worn them loads of times and don't notice it. They have a nice solid sole which is a tan colour. Some next sandals are slitly cushioned feeling but these aren't which is a shame considering their price. Though they are very comfortable anyway so I can't really complain. They have a very very slight heel which is the width of the sole, you don't really notice it.
What drew me to them is the beading on them. They have silver beads in different shapes and sizes and are really sparkly. I've had people say my sandals are nice and ask where I've got them from. I like the fact they're silver because it's a colour that goes with every outfit no matter what colour it is.
Overall these are lovely looking sandals which have lasted me but I feel I paid too much for them. There's nothing exceptional about the quality compared to other sandals available that look the same and I've since found the same sandals on ebay in a variety of coulours for only £5 plus delivery!!! I've knocked 2 stars off because I feel they're overpriced for what they are.
**Also published on Ciao under the same username**
I was lucky enough to receive some Next vouchers for my birthday in April, and as it was just before I was due to go on honeymoon, I decided to treat myself to some nice bits and bobs before holiday. That's how I ended up with these sandals, which come with a hefty price tag of £28, a cost I would never usually justify for sandals but somehow with the vouchers it didn't seem so bad...
The sandals I chose are white in colour, and they are embellished with white and silver beads of various sizes. They are also available in a chocolate brown colour with gold and orange beading. The beading was what drew my attention to these, as it looks really sparkly and like most women I am a bit of a magpie when it comes to things that sparkle and shine.
The sandals are flat apart from a tiny raised part on the heel. This is so tiny though it's barely noticeable. They are the type that have the separator between the big toe and your other toes, and I don't always find these the most comfortable, but I figured these were for decorative purposes when going for meals etc rather than mountain hiking, so I took a chance.
The sandals have quite a solid base to them, which I found unusual but pleasing. These kind of sandals are usually quite flimsy but these were solid. The toe separator is covered in some kind of plastic tube, so rather than fabric it feels quite hard against your toes. It doesn't really hurt or rub your feet, but does take a bit of getting used to because it's quite thick so your toes do separate a fair bit. The panel with the beads is very wide, so it feels like you're getting more support from these than most sandals.
As for comfort, these are never going to be your first choice of footwear for long walks or strenuous activities, but for a night out they're perfectly comfortable. They're actually more suitable for evenings than daytimes as I found in the day I sometimes had trouble keeping these on because my feet were getting a bit sweaty in the heat (eww, sorry!).
Overall, these are really lovely sandals which add a bit of glamour to any outfit. Although I wore them on holiday with things I wouldn't usually wear (i.e. skirts!), they would also suit jeans and cut-off jeans, and they looked great with my white linen"holiday trousers"! They look especially good if you have your toenails painted a darkish shade, as this contrasts nicely with the white.
Whether they're worth the money or not, well I personally would say not. But as they were a gift of my choice, I'm very grateful to be in possession of these sandals.
(This review is also posted on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)