Those Leopard Shoes

IMG_1201I really wasn’t sure whether I’d like these when they arrived from but y’know.. I really do! I instagrammed a picture which is always fun when you have something a little unusual and the comments were hilariously divided. Nobody was on the fence they are very much a love/hate style of shoe but I think you have to see them in context to really judge..

IMG_1197They rubbed a little the first wear (normal for trainers) but overall they’re really comfy. I’d recommend potentially sizing down as I did find them a little big but then I don’t wear socks.. a thicker (trainer style) pair might solve that. The thicker sole is something I’ll have to get used to too, it’s fine while walking but if I have to crouch to sort out the kids or pick something up they don’t bend that well.. those of you who’ve tried Vans and other such similar styles.. does the sole soften with time? Not a major issue but a general wondering. Lastly something that might not be picked up in the photos – the fabric is not just print but hairy in texture.. so bizarre but adds to the quirky look and having seen A LOT of similar pairs from different brands I think it makes them look more expensive. They’re closer to the originals by Celine – see here – than the printed versions.. what do you think?

IMG_1198IMG_1202IMG_1203There was a time when I wouldn’t have been caught dead in Converse, I was loyal to my ballet flats and these would have repulsed me but now I love the marriage of style (pattern) and comfort. It just works with my very casual style, they add a little spunk to what would have been nothing to blog about otherwise and I think I’ll get a lot of wear from them once the khaki/deep red colours come out in September.. They could just edge out my Converse this Autumn!

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  1. 22 July, 2014 / 8:03 am

    I like them! Sometimes something quirky and interesting adds so much to a plain outfit!x

  2. 22 July, 2014 / 8:22 am

    I really like them ! But i can see why they would be a love or hate kind of accessory.

  3. Natalie
    22 July, 2014 / 8:23 am

    If they’re anything like Vans, they will wear in and be as comfy as slippers!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      23 July, 2014 / 8:05 am

      yes, definitely not for everyone lol

  4. 22 July, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    i love them! the texture thing is a bit strange, but i love vans and these are quite similar.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      23 July, 2014 / 8:05 am

      Fingers crossed cause I love them lol

  5. Jodie Wright
    24 July, 2014 / 2:32 am

    This post makes me miss my black and white checked Vans. I wore them to death quite a few years ago. I might have to get another pair lol

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