Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Loafer Test-Run.. A Day in my (New) Shoes

New shoes, new shoes, new shoes.
Its a love hate thing though at first isn't it? I love a new pair of shoes, but the one thing I hate, is the wearing in process; the blisters, the agonizing trapped toes, the rubbing, the holy hell when can I take these evil contraptions off feeling. 
Yep I hate being uncomfortable so for me, the wearing in of shoes is my most hated part of the whole new shoe experience. Plus i'm always wary now as I once actually wore a new pair and ended up getting an infection from a nasty blister.. it was god awful and agony!
When it comes to a pair of day wear shoes they HAVE to be comfy from the off set.
A rarity in itself (unless its trainers.. and i've actually had cheap trainers that have in-fact rubbed the hell out of my feet too, so beware), and finding comfy shoes from the first wear is not easy.
So with a new pair of beautiful loafers (which can i just say, will be awesome all seasons) from Lotus  Shoes I thought it would be fun to do something a little different today and take you all out with me for a literal road test with a day in the life of my feet.
Yep i am taking you on my daily journey via the medium of foot shots(#FWIS) (lol).

I wanted to see just how comfy these shoes could be and if they were to rub at all.
The road test was set to a long 12 hour day, first putting them on at 8am and removing them at 8pm.

Let the test-run commence

7.45-8.00am
I check the weather first then decide what I'm wearing from my capsule wardrobe and set out my clothes for the day. I do my make-up and hair and get Neo ready for school first then at 8am i get dressed myself.
 The loafers are instantly comfy, with the suede and leather inner making them soft but supportive and no pinching like some new shoes.

8.15am
We (me, my new loafers and Neo of course) take to the school run and head on to his bus stop. I grab a quick smoothie as feel like I could do with some energy and this one has it written all over it, literally;)
So far its just house to car but shoes are in place and ready for the day.. so far so good.

 9.00am
After the school run and a quick mad dash home to grab my bag I head off to meet the bestie for coffee and a natter.
Conversation flows for hours and i forget i even had new shoes on.

 12.00pm
Grab a quick outfit pic in the blue skies before heading back in to do some work.

 12.15-2.15pm
After my lovely long coffee morning I return to do some work, replying to emails, setting out media shots for Yosa, which includes standing on your table and chairs.. all the glamour, then packing up orders and making a post office run to send all the pretties out to our lovely customers.
Having walked around all morning I remember my shoes are new and realise how I'm still super comfy. I'm not been wearing socks or shoe liners either and yet my feet are still feeling fine and dandy.
Good job too as my day isn't close to being over yet

2.15-3.15pm
After doing some work I bunk off again and head to the supermarket for some supplies for dinner. So far I haven't done a lot of walking, just house to car and back again. So after depositing my groceries back in the house I pick up Cassy and decide on a stroll round the block to test the comfort levels out on the next level. Nothing to off terrain, just around the block and back again a nice 20 minute walk which she loved every minute of, and still my feet feel like they are in trusty old shoes that were worn in yonks ago....And yet they're brand new.
No pinching, no rubbing.. nothing but comfort. I'm shocked. But there's still a few hours left and it could be breaking point.


 4.00pm
School run to pick this grubby little monkey up from his bus and walk back to the house, only a 5 minute walk, we chat about his day, I supply a treat and admire my new shoes with the added accessory of a marvel backpack ;)

 4.15pm
Quick #ootd taken by the 5 year old... its either that or Cassy but the no opposable thumbs thing means its down to Neo.. To be fair, he did a great job.
Outfit details:
 Jacket: Next (last year)
Trouser: Gap
Cami: Topshop
Bag & Necklace: Yosa

 5.00-6.00pm: Cook and serve dinner, do the dishes and tidy up a bit.. nothing to see here folks.

6.00-7.00pm
Neo and I take a pew for a cuddle and to do his reading book. I put my feet up for 5 whilst we read about Biff and Chip.
Then he get's bored and we take selfies, I want a nice one but to no avail of course.. 5 year old boys are stinky.

 7.00-8.00pm
I get the little man ready for bed and get him all tucked in, we play yo-yo bedtime, where he comes up and down 3 times before finally settling down.
I make Salvatore some dinner as he's been working late and before I know it it's 8pm. The day has flown and I'm still well and truly in my shoes, my feet feel tired but just tired from an eventful day, but no pain. My head feels sleepy and I make a cuppa tea before finally kicking them off, slinging my comfy pj's on and settling in for the evening.



Conclusion
Well having worn them all day without a single break, from 8am till just gone 8pm i can honestly say I've never been happier in a pair of new shoes.
They are supportive, comfy and fit extremely well.
As I mentioned I went in bare back foot and haven't worn these with any socks, tights or shoe liners and they are a great fit (i'm a pretty standard size UK 6, and these are perfect).
I love that these will work so well for me all year round and will see me through many, many outfits.
I have the black suede but they come in black leather as well as other colours (the green is divine!!).
Needless to say I am happy with them and I can see these becoming a firm favourite!

Have you ever owned a pair of super comfy shoes from the offset?

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7 comments

  1. Those loafers are gorgeous! Love your test run in them :) I'm always a bit wary of shoes which don't require socks regarding the 'comfiness' level. Tend to find my Toms always win. Jane x

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  2. How cute is Neo?? So adorable! Loving this look, and your loafers look so comfy and stylish!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  3. Great shoes and nice post! In UK you keep your shoes on at home like in the US? It just interests me. These cultural differences. In the Czech rep. we always take off our shoes.

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  4. That's pretty amazing that they didn't rub at all!!! I always have issues with new shoes (except Toms!) They look nice too! Love that Neo did your photo. He is gorgeous- so nice to see his beautiful blue eyes!!

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  5. I hate breaking in shoes so I always look for shoes that are comfy right from the beginning! I'll have to check these out!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  6. What a cute story, I am glad the shoes stayed comfortable on your feet. I hate breaking into flats as they can be the worst, but thanks for sharing about these.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
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  7. Aww, love the pics with your son and also pup. That red jacket is my favorite, and looks great with the new shoes. I tend to hope my shoes are comfy from the get go, but know certain styles have to be broken in. Very nice!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads tuesday
    jess xx
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