18 Feb 2012

A cheaper alternative to the ASOS and Office flatforms (flat platforms)

Lately everyone seems to be going mad for flatforms - like platform wedge heels but with an almost flat angle to them.  I totally get the appeal as I'm only 5"2, so like the extra height of heels, but not the pain if I'm spending a lot of time standing up in them or walking very far - flatforms seen like the answer!

These ones from ASOS seem particularly popular, but at £40, I don't think they'd last me very long as they're suede so will tarnish very quickly.
This version from Office only has suede on the top half, so probably more hard-wearing, and they're £45.
But when I was in H&M this week I spotted a very similar looking pair of flatforms which are also only suede time material on the top half, and cost quite a bit less at £24.99.  







I've not taken the tags off yet as I'm not certain that these are actually all that comfortable - a few wanders around the house are necessary before I can be sure I think.

I can't link to these as they don't seem to be on the H&M website yet - I picked them up in the Oxford Circus branch.

What do you think of flatforms?

13 comments:

  1. I think the ones with suede only on the top half look nicer :) There's something about these shoes I really can't get my head around though, I look at them and think I'll look ridiculous in them, though I have seen them on a couple of other people and they look lovely on them!

    Frances x
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    1. Yes I know, I think I look kind of dumpy in them ha!

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  2. Love them, great find!


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  3. I've had my eyes on the full suede ones in H&M for £19.99. I think i'll be wearing a pair soon!

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    1. Oooh yes I saw those too and they looked really nice - proper wedges though those ones, so not necessarily comfier, but look more elegant!

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  4. I really like the look of them but I am convinced they would be too restrictive and uncomfortable to walk in so I think I am going to let this trend pass by. Let me know if they are comfy though, I am also 5'2" so definitely could do with the height!

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  5. I could do with the height and balance that flatforms give but I'm not convinced that they would suit me. I feel like i'd look odd. I guess it's worth trying a pair. ;p x

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  6. I love the idea of these, I mean I love my ridiculously high shoes too, but at least I'll be able to walk in these! hehe!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  7. I'm still not convinced on these! They just don't look very comfortable.. keep us posted so we know whether they are or not! :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hard to find any in Ireland yet!!! : ( But I will keep searching lol

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  9. I love these! Didn't have them in MK today but the ones with the slight wedge are GORGEOUS!

    http://fridayisforever.blogspot.com/

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