Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway

Whenever it’s time to get a new pair of shoes my heart always falls.  Ok, so you don’t put on weight on your feet so in theory shoes should always fit, but I always struggle to find a pair because a size 5 is too small and size 6s are like boats.  But when I was asked to review a pair of shoes from Wolkyshop I was looking forward to them arriving…and just praying they would fit.

Wolky are a brand new to the UK, recently opening their first shop in Brighton.  For those of us who don’t like to spend a lot of money on shoes (boots yes, shoes no from my point of view), Wolky shoes do seem expensive.  However having had a pair, I may be a convert to spending a bit more money on seasonal shoes.

Wolky is a Dutch brand with 11 shops in the Netherlands.  With Wolky’s name coming from the Dutch word for ‘cloud’ and their shoes focusing on comfort with anatomically shaped and leather covered footbeds that mould to your feet, I was looking forward to trying out a pair.  They also focus on good quality and soft materials – I do like shoes to be comfortable and well made.

walking on aid with a review of Wolky Wedge sandals - Bubbablue and me

I decided on a pair of chunky wedge sandals.  I’m really fussy about shoes. The straps need to  be right, they can’t look too frumpy, they need to look right when looking down at my feet, the heels need to be right etc.  But the sandals I chose seemed to fit when I spotted them on the website.  I’m not keen on buying shoes from websites but with Wolky the multiple different angled pictures with all the different colourways gave me confidence that the sandals would look like I expected.

Usually I find that wedge sandals start off either comfortable and then get painful.  I’ve not yet found a pair that I can wear comfortably all day or evening.  Added to that, I’ve not worn heels apart from a pair of boots for evening meals out, for years.  It was going to be a big test for me.

Wolky sandals wedges

When the sandals arrived, they were well packaged, with plenty of information about Wolky.  Opening the box, they were just the right colour – a mid tan.  But I did worry how small they looked.  I’m a size 5 to 5.5 when I measure my feet, but I’ve got dance sandals which are a 4.5, normal shoes that range from a 5 to 6.  So I opted for a size 6 just to make sure they fitted.  These did look too small but when I tried them on they were exactly the right length.

Wolky wedge sandals

I also usually struggle to get straps that are long enough, but with Wolkyshop there’s just enough length in the strap that I don’t need to go to the final hole.  Comfort wise the back strap round the back of the heel is adjustable with velcro.  Round of applause for the person who thought of that because it really helps them fit snuggly, and gives you the ability to readjust throughout the day if needed.

The sole is padded too, so no excuses for not standing all day in them.  The wedge isn’t so steep that your legs feel over stretched or tight.

wearing wolky wedges with jeans

While I could be really picky and say, they still look a bit clumpy and frumpy – rounded toe, style of straps – the overall look is nice and I think I’m just being overly fussy.  They certainly got a good reception when I shared them on Instagram.  They’re a versatile colour, perfect for summer, and there’s a couple of other variations available as well.  I can see me wearing these during the day and evening with jeans and linen trousers, and maybe even shorts or a skirt if I get my legs out for the summer.

These sandals are available on the Wolkyshop website, priced around £85.  I think the value based on number of wears is going to be a lot better than my old pair of wedges which I can only wear occasionally for a couple of hours at a time, and if I’m not walking anywhere in them.  My only tip would be go for a half size larger as this pair did come up small for a size 6.

But, great news, I’m also running a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a pair of Wolky shoes of their choice.  Just answer the question in the comments (no need to complete the url box if you don’t have a blog), then enter via the rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  1. UK entry only, over 18s
  2. Giveaway closes 11.59pm 12th June 2016
  3. Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
  4. There is 1 prize of a pair of shoes from the Spring/Summer Wolky collection, to be agreed with Wolky.
  5. The data of anyone that enters won’t be passed on to any third parties or used for any unsolicited marketing communications.
  6. Winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, and may be shared on social media.
  7. Winner will be notified via email, and will need to respond within 3 weeks to claim their prize otherwise a further winner will be drawn.
  8. The prize will be sent from Wolky within 30 days of receipt of agreed shoes.
  9. This giveaway may be featured on Loquax, Prizefinder and Superlucky

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Disclosure: I was sent the sandals for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.

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191 thoughts on “Walking on air with Wolky wedge sandals – giveaway

  1. I would love to win the FAIRTON, Article: 0383 Fairton, Colour: 380 blue leather. They would be great to wear on any interview I have. Fantastic prize, thank you x

  2. I like the Tour shoes in silver. I’d wear them when I go out to run errands as I currently wear trainers because none of my sandals are comfy enough.

  3. I can’t wear shoes that are too high, and if there is height only wedges so I would choose the 1176 DO in silver, they look so comfy while feminine! I could wear them anywhere over the summer

  4. I like the Evia sandals in Taupe, they look really comfy & I find a wedge a lot easier to walk in these days

  5. I would choose the 1482 EWOOD trainers in black leather, and I would wear them almost everywhere as I don’t have a pair of trainers, thanks for the chance x

  6. I think I’d choose the 5800 e-walk and the first place I would wear them would be on a dog walk 🙂

  7. I would like the Cordoba in Blue and they would be great for my holiday to France later this year. I need comfortable shoes.

  8. I would buy these shoes for my Mother as she would enjoy wearing them whilst walking: 4701FLY in White with a black trim.

  9. I would choose the mentha sandals and first place I’d wear them, depends when they arrive as they’d go straight on after being delivered 😀

  10. I’d pick the Sunshine white/silver sandals and wear them everywhere from shopping to day trips out with the kids x

  11. I would choose Shallow and wear them waking along the British South coast from Brighton to Chichester

  12. The Tour shoes in light blue as they are the perfect summer shoe to go to the shops in as they are a light summery colour but are also practical if it rains.

  13. Light in black – no not sexy, but I h ave swollen feet, wide fitting without that, and MS so need flat stable shoes. I would wear them everywhere! Which isn’t very many places really.

  14. I love the Cleopatra Sandals – I need a sandal that is fully adjustable and these look perfect. I’d wear them for the first time on our holiday to Blackpool at the end of June :o)

  15. KIOWA style shoes as they look amazing and would be an alternative to wearing trainers; never seem to find comfy shoes

  16. I’d love the silver version of the 1226 Tour shoes. They look so comfortable I think I would wear them everywhere

  17. I think I’d pick a new pair of sandals for my husband and I’m sure he’d wear them everywhere this summer!

  18. Really love the 7201 Rolling Summer sandal in Grey Leather and would wear them into town to do some shopping as they look comfortable for walking about in.

  19. 4640 NYC – 543 cognac panther oiled leather.

    Love these – think I would wear them all the time!

  20. i like the gloriosa wedges in black. I’d wear them everywhere, for a night out or a day of shopping 🙂

  21. The Orange Biker shoes are fab. I’d probably wear them for a walk to the local shops as soon as they arrived!

  22. I’d have the Do and I’d wear them for walking around everywhere. My feet and ankles swell up in the hot weather especially if I’m in flat shoes which unfortunately I have to wear all night at work so my poor knackered, swollen (and possibly stinky) tootsys could do with a really comfy pair of sandals.

  23. I think it would have to be the Rumba, they’re classic so you could wear them for any occasion! I’d team them up with a nice pair of Jeans and a bright top and go to our local with Mr Rose and our two little boys for a lovely summer evening out in the sun.

  24. I think I would choose 0932 Pistol, they would go lovely with one of my favourite dresses and I would wear them out for a coffee with my mum. 🙂

  25. The Up or the Go shoes look really comfortable. I’d wear them around the house and for informal summer walking about

  26. very hard to choose I do like the 2026 Rivera style shoes tho to wear for my up coming holiday in aug x

  27. They look like really comfy sandals and I would wear them taking the kids to school as soon as we see some sun xx

  28. Oh fantastic I love the coral biker boots, really like the style and colour! I would wear them in the summer on my travels 🙂

  29. I’d like the Salvia sandals and i’d wear them on my cruise next month they lok great and so comfy

  30. I think I’d love the Silky Mary Jane shoes, I’d love to wear them just-everywhere! They look so comfortable x

  31. love the look of these wedge sandals – I can’t wear flats as have issues with my ankle, so they would be perfect for summer 🙂

  32. I’ve got plenty of summer shoes but would love some decent boots, so would probably choose the Aras ones and wear them first for my son’s birthday in the Autumn.

  33. I really want a nice pair of comfortable black shoes for work. The Tunica has potential. I generally prefer lace up shoes because I have more control over the fit.

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