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Friday 14 February 2014

Review: Fitflop Due Ballerina Pump in Diving Blue Patent

I received a pair of Fitflop Due ballerina diving blue patent pumps a couple of weeks ago to review and I have been happily wearing them whenever I can. I say whenever I can, as we are in the throes of the wettest winter in years. Big sturdy boots are the main staple at the moment but trips to the cinema, out for meals, going to work and even picking the kids up from school on the dryer days have seen me wearing these pretty shoes.

Truth be told I’ve been wearing them about the house too as they really are as comfy as a pair of slippers. I have a bit of a soft spot for pretty pumps and patent ones with a platform sole are high up on my must-own list.

I choose the Due ballerina pumps as I thought they were really cute and the diving blue colour attracted me as it is quite different to most you see. I have plenty of black pumps and also red so I thought it was good to go for something a little different and I have had loads of comments from friends about how fab my shoes are.

These Due pumps retail for £60.00 currently and that is a price I’m happy to pay for a very comfortable pair of shoes. I find as I get older I really want to enjoy wearing my shoes and not have to worry about my feet aching at the end of a busy day.

The shoe is made from leather and the inner is a cosy leather too. The under foot is super cushioned and the slimline Biometrix midsole is height-enhancing too, great if you need an extra inch!  Fitflop say that this shoe features their Biomimetix™ midsole. Inspired by their Non-Stop Ergonomix™ philosophy, they are biomechanically optimised to deliver unparalleled comfort and pressure diffusion. Sounds technical to me but the unparalleled comfort stands out for me.

There are a number of colour options for the Due ballerina pump and the prices vary depending on the colour option chosen, there is regular leather as well as patent options. There are also many more styles which are similar but different, I found there to be an amazing selection of shoes on the Fitflop website and I never would have guessed.

My shoes arrived in a sturdy box and they were packed well and in pretty tissue paper too, I had a returns slip in the box too, in case they did not fit or suit me. I do find it can be hard to order shoes online as you never quite now what the fit will be like, the same size on different websites can come up quite differently but I found these to be true to size and on the wider side of things – which really suits me. It might be that if you have a slim foot you need to go down half a size but the good thing is you can check this out by printing off the sizing guide and checking it against your foot before you order.

I see there is free delivery at the moment up to midnight on 23rd Feb 2014, just enter SS14LAUNCH at the checkout.

Obviously I’ve only had my shoes a couple of weeks so far so I cannot tell you about the longevity of these shoes but I’m really happy with them at the moment and I’ll update this review post in time.

Disclosure: I was sent this pair of shoes free of charge for the purpose of this review. I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.

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