I’m not a shoe person. Honestly, I’d be barefoot all the time if I could. As it turns out, I’d lose my toes to frost bite if I did that and so shoes are a must. Even then, I only wear boots for as long as there is threat of snow or ice, before breaking out my flip-flops or other open toed shoes.
With the amount of rain we’ve been having, however, I’ve been a bit put off by the squelchy mud between my toes every time we go to the park… so the time has come after 8 years of living in this ever-wet country (don’t mention the drought to me, please! I used to live in a desert!!) to take the plunge and own Wellies. Which I did. But I also got a pair of open toed sandal wedges while I was at it.
Zalando is an online shoe shop with over 1000 brands and over 80000 products. They offer free shipping and free returns and even have a free helpline if you need to chat to them.
Despite being a shoe shop, they also sell clothing, bags and accessories.
I spent absolutely ages browsing the shoes at Zalando, because I had pretty much worn through my shoes last summer, and was in need of a new pair of open toes. I wanted something that was both comfortable, and would last but also wanted something that I could wear with a dress, jeans or in tracksuit pants – and I found exactly what I was looking for in a pair of Sketchers Shape-Ups, which I’ve worn every day since receiving them.
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They are great quality and I love them. I’ve been wearing them for weeks on end and they are really comfortable, even with the added weight of babywearing. Their padded soles make for super comfy walking. We were stuck in a massive mud bath last week, and while they were caked brown by the time we got home, they cleaned off easily enough and were ready to be worn again soon.
Of course, if I’d known we’d be plowing through mud baths, I’d have worn my new Wellies, which I got in blue, just to break the trend of black shoes in my cupboard. Yeah, I’m not very adventurous with shoes! I go for ‘most likely to match everything’ rather than ‘will suit that outfit’. The Wellies are brilliant too – they’re very hard and will take a while to break in, but they do the job well. They have wide calves so I can actually get them over my calves – often a problem with knee-high boots – and they have a ‘lace-up detail’, which doesn’t actually lace up, but looks nice. Considering the places I end up with my girls, these should really now live in the car during all this rain!
Zalando fulfilled my order quickly and the two boxes of shoes arrived in a larger box, all together. There wasn’t masses of excess packaging, and there’s absolutely nothing I can complain about or list as a negative.
So, it’s your turn to try out Zalando. One reader of Diary of a First Child has a chance to win a £100 voucher from Zalando. To stand a chance to win, head over to Zalando, have a browse around, then come back here and tell me at least one thing that you would spend your winnings on.
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