I saw the advertisements for Chocker Shoes in the back of More! Magazine and one day actually got around to checking out the website. Of course I was smitten with the replica Louboutin 160 height and mock red soles for a price that you couldn’t even buy a Louboutin carrier bag with.
I ordered 2 pairs; black glitter Ashley ones and patent beige Ashley ones. An email was sent saying that only the black glitter pair had been dispatched. I emailed back wondering why only one pair was being dispatched when I had been billed for two, the answer:
‘The warehouse is out of the beige ones for the foreseeable future, would you like a different pair?’
‘No, no just give me a refund please.’
It left me wondering at what point the company would alert me to them being out of stock of this item, which obviously is not very professional at all.
So here is the real review of the shoes (but obviously you needed the back story!)…
For one, the packaging is as out of date as the social media the brand is named after. Bebo? I thought I’d ordered from Chocker Shoes? I did a little digging and it appears that this warehouse also stocks lots of other differently named companies around Europe.
When I saw the shoes in the box I did think ‘goodness me, these are beautiful’, yet when removing them from the box it was obvious that they were, shall we say, slightly moulded at the back.
These pictures do show how similar the products are to the images on the website, so you can guarantee that what you see is what you get; which is always nice.
They do have red soles, however there is no way you could ever get away with these being genuine, so I wouldn’t even try and front to your friends about it.
This is when the trying on came into play. I have circled the areas that you should see…
For some people, if you put pressure onto the veins on your wrists you get a little bobble; this is exactly what happened on my feet. I simply put these shoes on for the sake of the pictures, and wore them for a maximum of 60 seconds whilst the pictures were taken. These pictures show how severe the pressure on your veins would be if you wore them for a prolonged period of time.
The foot that has been circled was stood straight, yet the design of the shoes isn’t crafted so well (and neither should you expect it if you pay £35 for a pair of shoes). So much so, that the heel goes at this angle when stood straight. Imagine alcohol, nights out and these shoes combined (and God foresake you included cobbles) – you would definitely injure yourself.
I challenge anybody to wear these shoes for more than an hour and not be in agony. This angle is moronic. Especially seeing as these shoes have platforms, there is no way the foot should be at this angle.
I purchased size 6, however I would best describe these as a pair of size 5 shoes that your friend no longer wants, that you have converted for many months, and have convinced yourself that THEY. WILL. FIT! My feet were touching the very back of the shoe, and my toes were crunched into the front, so I would say they are sized small.
These points are deceptive. They squish your toes worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. The minute I put them on, my toe next to my big toe (I’m not technical here, by any means), started to hurt immediately.
After this try on I was thankful I only had one pair to return (it’s not free returns either). Next thing I know I’ve received an email saying the beige patent ones are on their way to me even though I’d requested a refund. As you can imagine I was fuming. It did mean for some more snaps though….
For £35 you get what you pay for, they are not bad shoes, but they should come with a health warning for your feet. I wear 5 inch heels on a very regular basis so I am a very well trained heel-walker yet even I started to wobble around and almost did my ankle in just walking from one room to the next. These shoes are lethal so please be prepared to do some sort of ankle work outs before you purchase as these will cripple you.
(Images: my own)