Cheeky sale buy
I bought these out if season as a cheeky sale buy but I love them and predict I will spend a lot if next autumn in them.
July 14, 2014
A litte uncomforable at the hock area but they should loose up. I would not recommend them though the style is very nice
April 3, 2014
Smart High Tops
I live in trainers! Trainers with dresses, jeans, for work, to go out in...
Love the style and the fit. My only small niggle is the same as a few other reviewers, in that the construction of the shoe is not that well done. One shoe tends to rub on the back of the heel, where the 'seam' is between the two fabric types. A piece of foam/plaster works for the time being, hopefully over time it will ease.
They look great on though and I get lots of compliments.
April 3, 2014
Great run arounds!
Love these hitops- a great alternative to my Ash trainers. Comfy, a great price in the sale. My only criticism is the buckles - ruined a few nails as you have to do them up/ undo them every time and the buckles are stiff and sharp and the holes are too small. Apart from that I recommend!
April 1, 2014
Needed wintery shoes that I could just pull on and go with. These are amazing! So comfortable and just right.
February 5, 2014
Looks good, but very uncomfortable for the first 7 wears
I brought these because they looked very nice and better looking than trainers, which i often wear even when not working out. However, this product was initially very uncomfortable and gave me blisters, so I had to put plasters on my toes. When I went into the shop to complain I was told to wear them for only an hour at a time so the leather could stretch!! Eventually the rubbing stopped. Also the buckle is hard to do up so I have to leave them loose as it takes ages to do them up. Now after only a few wears the soles are starting to wear down. I cannot believe Sweaty Betty could have made something so badly. I have never brought footwear made by Sweat Betty and I will not be buying Sweaty Betty own made footwear again, as these were not cheap and they are not going to last very long as the sole is going already.
November 21, 2013
Good smart lounging trainer
I love these runner boots with soft leather. They look great on with mid length and full length Capri yoga pants and skinny jeans.
The one big drawback is the buckle. The prong of the buckle is extremely stiff and I have broken my thumb nail several times trying to undo it. I end up having stick a pen in to pull it open. It is very time consuming and has become quite a production. The holes in the strap are very hard to find.
Overall I love the slim look of the boot and i feel great once they are on!! But the buckle design needs to be improved.
October 27, 2013
I was very excited to receive my new shoes. I did not purchase them to workout in but am going to Paris and want a nicer looking sneaker to sight see. The right shoe is perfect but the left shoe has some issues. The way the stitching is sewn, it hits the back of my left foot and has caused a few blisters. I am putting band aids on in hopes that I can soften up the stitching. Hopefully, the shoes can still be wore on my trip.
October 29, 2013
Oh so comfortable
Thought they would be uncomfortable but the leather is lovely, lovely, lovely.
Look great with my leggings (and even jeans).
October 24, 2013
Good everyday shoes
I treat my mercury midtops as everyday shoes. The leather is really nice and they are high quality (and look and feel durable). Bonus points for having a profiled sole, not a flat one like most trainers do!
The two slightly annoying things are:
- no vents/"holes" for ventilating fresh air into the inside of the shoes. They can get quite hot on warm days, seeing as it's leather.
- the strap that goes across the shoe can't be easily undone, so I just had to leave it quite loose otherwise I couldn't put on/take off my shoes easily. It's a pain to undo, and I wish it was pinned on to the shoe rather than attached "belt-style". But even when I left it quite loose it still looks okay, so it's not a biggie.
Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and I like the style of these shoes!
September 10, 2013