Well, the long awaited review of my Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Shoes Ultragirl Bow Flats is finally here! I also decided to trial a pair of Melissa Ultragirl IV alongside them, you know, just to make it fair ;o)
As you may have read here before*, I’ve been waiting a long time for these Vivienne Westwood beauties as hubby hid them away for my birthday! And they don’t disappoint! They’re so beautiful that I’m forever bumping into things because I’m staring at the floor and not at where I’m headed! I also don’t get anywhere very quickly, because people are always stopping to ask where I got my gorgeous shoes!
So, what are they like to wear? Well, they’re extremely comfortable, thanks to the wonders of the Melflex material they’re made from, which conforms to the shape of your foot for a custom fit. They’ve been great worn at work, smart daytime occasions and nights out as well. I never thought I’d go out dancing in flats but I haven’t worn heels since I got them!
Perhaps I shouldn’t have bought the regular Ultragirl flats as well (mine are model IV), but I was intrigued to see if there was any difference…and there is! The IVs are actually even more comfortable because they have a padded lining that offers more support underfoot and stops your feet getting as hot as the flat liner in the VWs. I’m sad to say as well, that the lovely pattern inside the VWs has started to wear away already and I’ve only had them for three weeks. This isn’t a big problem obviously, but given the price I didn’t expect it to happen.
Otherwise they’re pretty similar – both are scented with the signature bubblegum smell and the shape seems to be identical – I guess Vivienne Westwood customised them from Melissa Shoes’ original design.
I am totally in love with the VWs and I would definitely recommend them if you’re looking for a beautiful pair of flats – I’m sure like me, you’d get lots of wear out of them. Click here to buy them from a retailer in the UK.
If you’re on a budget, or are not worried about the extra detail on the VWs, the regular Melissas will also serve you very well, if not in quite as beautiful a way!