“ Brand: Topshop / Type: Pumps „
I bought these little 'Million' glitter ballerina pumps about a month or so ago from Topshop. I actually found them in the sale, reduced from £20 to just £8. They had them available in the gold pictured above, and also in black, I bought them in the black.
I do find that the ballet pumps in Topshop are slightly on the small side, I'm normally a size 5 in most shoes, and occasionally I can even get away with a 4. I actually have to buy Topshop ballet pumps, including these Million ballet pumps, in a size 6 though. I think that the problem is that they are quite narrow, which is why I need to go up to a size 6 as I have little fat feet!
Initially I did find that these Million ballet pumps were still very slightly on the tight side, even in the size 6, and I have to say that these have never become really comfortable to wear at all, they do still pinch and rub slightly. Owing to the fact that they're not actually particularly comfortable they've not actually had much wear, and I have to say that I'm really disappointed with them in this respect as they actually look like I've had them forever and they're really shabby.
These have black glitter all over the shoes, and then they are finished off with a black fabric trim around the rim of the shoes and a little black fabric ribbon bow trim on the front. They don't appear to be very well made as they look tatty and shabby already, and as I said I haven't actually worn them that often, Also quite a lot of the glitter has fallen off too. I've only worn them in dry weather as well, I certainly haven't been out in the rain or worn them in damp weather.
They are a flat ballerina pump, and the soles are just a very thin plastic sole, I'm very heavy footed and so I find that I always wear the soles down very quickly on ballet shoes from Topshop and I guess that I would probably do the same with these ones too if they lasted long enough! As with all thin soled Topshop ballet pumps because the sole is so thin I can feel some stones and cobbles through the sole.
These did look good on for the first couple of wears, they instantly glam up any outfit with the glitter, and they are perfect for either day or evening wear, you can easily dress these up or down.
I wouldn't recommend these, even though I only paid £8 for them, in fact I'm actually really disappointed with them.
I'm really glad that I managed to get these in the sale and didn't pay full price for them - to be honest I wish I hadn't even wasted the £8.00 (sale price) that I spent on them.
The retail price is £20.00 which would be fine if they were actually decent quality but my pair of £9.00 Primark sequined pumps are much nicer than these and better quality as well. I bought these mainly because they were reduced to be honest as I find it hard to resist a bargain and they looked quite pretty and unusual too. I usually prefer quite simple ballet pumps as I wear pumps casually day to day so wasn't really looking for a glitzy pair but these aren't too over the top or tacky looking so I knew that they wouldn't look out of place with a pair of leggings or skinnies and I thought that they'd make a nice change.
There were two colours available when I bought mine - black and gold. I opted for the gold pair as I already have heaps of black pumps. The colour isn't the usual cheap spray on gold kind of colour and instead it is a nice pale gold which weirdly enough reminds me of the ferrero roche packaging! The pumps are covered in tiny, slightly raised sequins which, I'm not gonna lie, look a little tacky close up! They also make the shoe feel quite scratchy on the outside which doesn't effect the comfort or cause me any discomfort but I am not keen on the texture and prefer smooth, leather like material.
Theyy are quite glittery and shiny though which I like and from a distance they do look okay (if a little childish) but unfortunately some of the little sequins are not securely stuck on, I have worn my pair 6(ish) times and there are some small patches missing from the toe area which is not really easily noticeable or anything but I would expect a £20.00 pair of pumps to be better made. The woven detail around the band of the shoe is a nice touch but it already looks quite bobbled and tacky however the little bow which is made from a shoe-lace type fabric is still in tact and although the material has gone a little fuzzy it still looks quite nice.
The shoes initially felt a little stiff but they are comfortable and easy to walk in after wearing them once or twice, however they are very flat with a thin sole so I often feel quite flat footed and like I'm walking around in slippers or something! They're lightweight to the point of feeling quite flimsy and although the sole is securely stuck onto the shoe it is so thin that if I walk over a small stone on the pavement I am able to feel it. Also, I am not keen on the material of the insole and it feels a bit like soft cardboard!
Size wise, they are available in sizes UK3-9 and the fit is a little odd - they're really generous in length but very narrow so I ended up with a size six (I'm usually a size five). I have quite wide feet and found that they stretched a little to adjust to my feet resulting in them now looking mishapen and generally quite worn even though I only wore these around six times during the summer. The insole is discoloured as well making them look pretty gross and I can't see me getting much more wear out of them as they are such bad quality and they are not suitable for the current (freezing cold!) weather anyway.
Overall I don't recommend these. They are bad quality and bad value for money. 2/5 Stars.
I don't usually go to places like Topshop to find shoes because they tend to be more expensive than other high street retailers. I saw these in the sale though and thought I would give them a shot because the quality of Topshop shoes does tend to be really good.
These are a basic ballet pump style with a flexible body and hard plastic sole. They are gold in colour but this is quite a nice warm and subtle gold colour. There is a beige/gold coloured fabric edging which matches the fabric bow which sits on top. The sole is also a similar beige/gold colour which ties them in together really nicely.
I like that these pumps are kept to quite a simple design because the colour and shininess makes them quite distinctive, if they were wild looking as well then it would be too much. I also like that the body of the shoe is very flexible but the sole is quite sturdy as this makes them easy to wear but also comfortable and long lasting.
The inside of the shoes are that same beige/gold colour which matches the edging and sole. It is made from a sort of faux leather material which is soft and cushions your feet very effectively. I have found them very comfortable. There hasn't been any blistering on my feet from wearing them in and I find after a day at work they are still very comfortable. With any flat shoes you get a little bit of achey feet but this is at a real minimum with these so that's really good.
I paid £10 for these as they were half price in the sale which makes them slightly more expensive than primark but cheaper than new look (where I usually buy my shoes from). I think the quality of them is better than both of these retailers so I'm happy to have had them at half price. I probably wouldn't pay full price for them but who knows, they are nice.
Overall, good for the money.
After my delightful golden Labrador decided to chew and then destroy my lovely pair of Topshop gold metallic flat pumps (which I had, had for a good number of years) I set about finding a suitable replacement. My now destroyed gold pumps had lasted me for years and I therefore wanted another pair which would do the same. I saw lots of pairs that were gold but none of which I really loved until I saw another pair from Topshop just a month ago.
The pair I bought are called Million Glitter Ballet Pumps and they came in either black or gold. Unfortunately since making my suggestion they no longer appear on the website (which is where I bought them from) but may possibly be available still in store. I of course opted for the gold version but certainly debated the black pair. I have a few other pairs of ballet pumps by Topshop and generally find them incredibly comfortable so hoped these would be too.
After they arrived I was pleased to see that the gold colour wasn't has bright as the picture on the website instead the gold is a little bit more subtle although still very much a gold colour it isn't as harsh although the binding around the top of the ballet pump is a little darker. The ballet pumps themselves are made of a fabric material which is almost like a woven mesh type which is slightly rough to the touch and you can see the gold threads which have been woven in and out.
To look at they look like any other ballet pump with the colour co-ordinated thin bow at the front but actually my pair are not as round at the toe as I would have liked and although not pointy in any respect they are slightly oval shaped which makes them look longer for the size I have. This is merely an observation and not a fault. They have a soft rubber type sole which does actually look quite tough and are completely flat so if you need support for the arch of your foot then these certainly won't offer you any.
The inside of the shoes are a very pale tan colour which compliments the gold shade of the shoe perfectly. Whilst it isn't leather it is very close in comparison and when you are wearing them the inside is slightly padded making them comfortable on your feet to walk in which is of course nice and for a pair of £20.00 makes a change! To look at the shoes look lovely and were exactly what I wanted with a nice gold colour which isn't too in your face and a simple yet classic design.
However, the first time I wore these shoes I did notice that despite the insole of the shoes are nicely padded making them quite comfortable the shoes actually are a little rigid and do require a bit of breaking in first which is absolutely fine by me but what I really didn't like was that they gape at the sides of my feet so when I take a step they really do gape which in my opinion looks awful. Now I don't have the widest feet nor the slimmest but I find that these are almost a little baggy around my feet and therefore offer no support whatsoever.
I have persevered with these shoes and have worn them quite a lot simply because I didn't want to waste my money and although they took a while to break in and yes they did cause a little bit of rubbing on the back of my heels they have actually become quite comfortable to wear especially as the insole is padded but I just can't get over the fact that the gape so much and the shape of them just makes them look longer than they actually are.
For me I am slightly disappointed with them due to the shape and the gaping so for me had I of tried them on in store I wouldn't have bought them but I guess this is the chance you take when buying online. I love the colour and the woven type material as it makes them just look a bit different from other ballet pumps but overall I can only award them 3 stars and I'd only recommend them if you can try them on in store.
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