Ever since the 'flatform' trend materialized last year I've been lusting after a pair. After struggling for the longest time to find the perfect pair with all the qualities I was looking for, I think I might just have found them.
When everyone was going crazy for flatforms I noticed brands such as Office and Schuh quickly jumped on the trend wagon, bringing out their own cheap versions. To keep the price low they were generally made with foam heels that have a tendency to wear away quickly (think cheap Ugg boots).
They also seemed to be made out of velvety type materials which isn't at all practical with the unpredictable British weather.
With that said, when I came across the Berlin style from Vagabond*, I knew I'd found what I'd been searching for and promptly ordered them from Zalando. Thanks to their fuss free returns service I managed to exchange the first pair I ordered as they were far too big. I've been in denial that you lose shoe sizes if you lose weight, it seems so silly but it's true. I can no longer wear a 6 in any brand.
The Vagabond Berlin is a pump style flatform. The shoe itself is made from a combination of leather and textile. The soft leather means there's no need to break them in, resulting in them being comfy as soon as you put them on.
The heel is made from rubber with a 1.5" platform and a 2.5" heel. It gives me that little extra lift with the comfort of an almost flat shoe.
It took me a little while to get used to walking in these. As the sole is one solid piece of rubber it results in the shoes being a little heavier than expected. That's something you soon get used to and I have no trouble in walking in them.
Overall I adore these shoes and they're a welcome addition to my collection. They seem to go with everything regardless of whether I'm dressed up or not. They're also ridiculously comfortable and I can happily wear them all day long. The flatform trend may not be at it's peak anymore but these little beauties were totally worth the wait.
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