Heavenly High Heels!

For those of you not in the know, the amazing Lindybop have just started selling a range of SHOES!!!!

I know! Amazing right?

Well of course I had to have a quick perusal at the choices on offer, and I have to say I am pretty impressed. A lovely range of vintage style shoes. Everything from Ballet, Brogues, Mules, Slingbacks, Tap style and Court shoes. In a wide range of colours and heel sizes.

As it happened, I was looking for a decent pair of red shoes to wear with my new Malibu Tiki Dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing. This is in preparation for Twinwood in August. I have the outfit, the hair flowers on order, the handbag. But I was struggling for the shoes.

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I knew I needed something with a relatively sensible heel, that looked vintage, yet would be able to cope with the uneven ground at the event. Then I saw the email advertising the new range and saw the perfect pair.

The Gene round toe tap shoe absolutely fitted the bill. A sensible 3″ block heel, with an t-bar metallic strap, it seemed like all my prayers had been answered. Even better, £28-00 is an fantastic bargain, in my opinion.

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As these were a totally new line, I imagined like a lot of Lindybop new lines, they sell out really quickly so I immediately ordered a size 5 and waited for them to arrive.

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Less than 4 days later they landed on my door step. I eagerly ripped into them and hoped they would fit. Now I have relatively smallish feet, usually a size 4, but they are a bit wider than normal. Not so that I normally need extra wide shoes, but I tend to size up to a 5 and use heel grips if needed. I just usually find the fit is a bit better.

The packaging was fabulously vintage. The Lindybop brand all over the box with black and beige stripes. Surely if the outside looked this good, the inside could only be amazing.

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Opening the box, I was hit with a very strong synthetic chemical smell. Now bearing  in mind that they are a 100% PU in composition, I had expected a bit of a smell. However this was quite pungent. I do have to note however, this only lasted around 5 minutes before dissipating, and I put it down to being shut up inside the box.

Unpacking the tissues, I was pleasantly surprised to see each shoe inside it’s own little white “mesh” bag. Opening the bags up, each shoe had it’s own stretcher, tissue padding and also tissue paper wrapped around the little gold pin buckle. I was extremely impressed with the way they had been packed.

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Trying the shoes on, I was happy to find that they were an absolutely perfect fit width wise. My left foot is slightly smaller than my right so it is common for me to use a heel grip. However, once buckled up I didn’t seem to need one of those either.

The T-Bar strap is a lovely shiny metallic colour. It really made the shoe stand out a little more and gave it a bit of glamour. It also was really supportive and gave a great fit.

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The only downside to the strap (and this is a personal issue) is that being plus sized, I have quite chunky ankles. Whilst I could do the strap up, I had to have it on the final hole and it was a bit snug. I am optimistic it will stretch a little. Alternatively I will get a few more holes punched into it to give a little more space.

The 3″ block heel is very supportive and solid. I struggle to wear a lot of high heels, and end up in agony after about 20 minutes. I know block heels are a better match for me, so I was hoping these would be perfect. Upon the first test in my house and stomping up and down my living room, they seemed pretty good!

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I first tested the shoes out on a meal out with my lovely friend Helen. They matched my nautical outfit perfectly and I thought it would be a perfect time to try them out.

We were going out for dinner at a local establishment and I knew there would be a little bit of walking involved, so this seemed like a good idea. Driving to the restaurant was fine, the shoes felt great and not tight at all. There was good flexibility and comfort. As previously mentioned, I do have wider than standard feet, but these were a perfect fit. They neither gaped or squeezed my foot – for reference my foot is 9.5 inches/24cm at its widest point.

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We parked the car and there was a little way to walk to the restaurant and my shoes felt stable and supportive. The heel was really comfortable to walk upon and wasn’t too high.

I spent the whole night in the shoes and they were really impressive. By the time I got home, I was as comfortable as when I had first gone out. I know I hadn’t walked a marathon in them, but then given the style of shoe, I am not likely to be doing that anyway.

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I am happy to report that there were no blisters or abrasions and the shoes looked as perfect as when they came out of the box. I can honestly recommend these shoes for both the fantastic price, and the comfort and style that they offer.

I am looking at getting the black version next month, as lets face it…. a girl can never have enough shoes!!!

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  • LaaLaa

    Oh these do fit well – such a nice colour and that synthetic chemical smell, ah as soon as I read that I could smell it lol. x

    • Tanya Brannan

      ahhh you know just what I meant then!! x

  • Ohh! What pretty shoes! Like you, I’m also not very good in heels unless they are on the chunkier side, and this look perfect. What an amazing colour too! As ever, you look like such a vintage vixen! 🙂 x

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    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so much sweetheart! The shoes are fab and I can report so so comfy. Hopefully they will be perfect with my red dress…. if not, I might have to buy a new dress! xx

  • Such pretty shoes, I love the colour and the chunky heel, though they are a bit short for my usual ones xx

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  • Very nice shoes. I like it and I really need to get a pair. xx

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  • *Beth Twinderelmo*

    Ohhhhh I need these in my life. I’m obsessed with their dresses

  • Angela Milnes

    I love the shoes/ heels. The colour is lovely too. I could have a pair of these!

  • These are so pretty! They look like the kind of heel I could actually manage to walk in!

  • These are the kind of heels I have to wear as I am rubbish in anything higher. They look lovely, I’m sure you’ll get loads of wear from them x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Aren’t those shoes adorable, i love the style and the colour and they look lovely on you too;-)

  • Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️

    Those shoes are lovely, the shade of red is perfect x

  • Afshan

    I love these shoes! They look both stylish and also comfortable.

  • These shoes rock! It’s awesome that they’re supportive and comfortable. It’s hard to find heels that are comfy.

  • Laura

    Aw these shoes are lovely; they look as though they’ll go with lots of your dresses. I have the same trouble as you with getting shoes to do up xxx

  • Annie Brooks

    I never normally wear that style of heel bht they are so so cute. Great combo for your outfit.

  • What dress are you wearing in the first photo? It is beautiful and I love the vintage shoes, they kind of remind me of the 70’s/ 50’s for some reason.

    • The dress is the same as the red and orange one – It’s the malibu tiki dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing xx

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    These are so pretty! I miss wearing high heels at the moment with being pregnant.

  • Stan Hope

    That is just the right height and width of heel for me too, sadly high narrow heels cripple me – not a good look! Also useful to know that the synthetic material doesn’t rub, I usually try to buy leather shoes but perhaps that’s an unnecessary expense ( except for everyday footwear). Your complete outfit will be stunning.

  • Charlotte

    Oh my goodness! I love lindy bop dresses! Can’t wait to own some of their shoes too!

  • Love the chic vintage vibe. These red shoes are stunning!

  • They look really nice – I love a block heel, no way could I walk in stilleos!

    • I haven’t been able to cope with stilettos for years, but insist on trying every so often and am crippled within 20 mins x

  • Those shoes are very beautiful and they look very comfortable too! 🙂
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  • Beautyqueenuk

    They are really lovely shoes and I love that the heel isnt too big x

    • I can’t walk in anything higher – well I try and after 20 mins regret my choices massively x

  • These look so cool, I love LindyHop and these look so comfy! x

  • they do look comfy due to the not so high heel! i want a pair of red heels now

  • Ok I am seriously loving these shoes. I am all for block heels and I love me my reds. Loving your outfit too, I need to check out this brand.

    • Tanya Brannan

      It’s such an amazing brand Anosa! I love all their clothes and have quite a collection now. x

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I adore that red/orange dress! wow! I am also loving your pretty foot tattoo 🙂

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you Harriet, I have had it around 12 years so it could do with a bit of tlc! As for the dress, its a real stunner x

  • These shoes are darling on you! You have amazing style!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

    • Tanya Brannan

      Thank you so much Candice Nikeia!! xxxx