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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- UK entry only, over 18s
- Giveaway closes 11.59pm 12th June 2016
- Entries will be validated according to the rules of entry
- There is 1 prize of a pair of shoes from the Spring/Summer Wolky collection, to be agreed with Wolky.
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- Winner will be randomly chosen, and will be shown on this post, and may be shared on social media.
- 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.
- The prize will be sent from Wolky within 30 days of receipt of agreed shoes.
- This giveaway may be featured on Loquax, Prizefinder and Superlucky
Disclosure: I was sent the sandals for the purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.
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
I meant to add I would wear them to my sons end of year 6 school party.
I love the red ASPE wedges, they are SOLE-LY HEAVENLY. Thank you
Black Suede Wedges as they would match most outfits.
I thought the prize was the ones in the pic, lol, I really like those ones
Evia in black for a summer picnic
It would be the RIO sandals and the first place I would wear them is to our minimoon in Scotland!
I would choose a pair of 5800 E – WALK shoes.
Tan wedge sandal and I would wear them to an upcomming wedding
Wedge sandals, perfect for the weekends with jeans or a maxi dress
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.
Evia in black for a summer party.
i like the roll sneakers and would wear them everywhere but proberly shopping first
I would choose this pair to wear on next winter holiday as I cannot go on holiday this summer
CITY TRACKER AS I CANNOT WEAR ANY HEALS.
ASPE in black suede would be my choice.
I would choose the same ones as you reviewed but in red, to walk around on holiday with
The evia in black and I would wear them all over the place
I would love these beauties, ready for the summer and plenty of beach breaks.
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
I love the Biker style shoes and would wear them on a day out shopping as they look so comfy
I like the Evia sandals in Taupe, they look really comfy & I find a wedge a lot easier to walk in these days
would love a pair of the red Aspe wedges, perfect for a ladies lunch date
I really like the pair you have or these MENTHA in the tan
I would choose the FAIRTON ballerina pumps, and would be walking on air at work all day.
The sunshine sandal
I would choose and would wear them on evenings out!
Salvia Sandals to wear to the beach or on holiday.
Biker in Coral Red, and I’d wear them to a Garden Party.
IXIA sandals in red they look stylish yet comfortable. I’d wear them to visit friends
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
rio sandels black multi crakle
7629 Tanera WP WELLINGTON for long walks with my hounds.
I like the look of 0381 Solano and they’d be perfect for a walk around the lake
I love the Evie ones
Perfect for date nights and parties
I think I’d choose the 5800 e-walk and the first place I would wear them would be on a dog walk 🙂
9455 Vancouver – I’d wear them as soon as they arrived, whatever the occasion!
Bali and on the school run
Shallow look fab. They’d be perfect for lots of Summer fun in 2016
I love these
I would wear on my summer holiday
the evia ones and id wear to my daughters christening.
I like the escape noble. I’d wear them on a shopping spree with my friends. They look amazing.
I would choose these Conga shoes and I would probably wear them to work.
I would like the Cordoba in Blue and they would be great for my holiday to France later this year. I need comfortable shoes.
I would buy these shoes for my Mother as she would enjoy wearing them whilst walking: 4701FLY in White with a black trim.
I love these I’d wear them all the time!!
Rolling Summer sandals at the beach xx
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 😀
I would choose the black biker sneakers and would wear them on holiday to London
I’d choose the evia I would wear them out for drinks
I would pick the Rolling Summer sandals & I would wear them on long summer walks 🙂 x
1225 Biker in silver metallic and I’d wear them on a nice stroll on holiday
I would choose the Mentha sandals and take them on holiday with me
I love the 4631 Evia to wear to my friends party
I would choose the Target in red and would wear them on my holiday to Menorca first of all.
I’d pick the Sunshine white/silver sandals and wear them everywhere from shopping to day trips out with the kids x
P.S. and I’d wear them to the park with the kids 🙂
Cebu in red look quite nice 🙂
I like the comgas and I would wear them for work mom-fri
I would choose Shallow and wear them waking along the British South coast from Brighton to Chichester
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.
Roll sneaker in black. I think i’d wear them everyday out and about – they look so comfy! (@PeanutHog)
I look the look of the Ewoods in anthracite leather
I love these shoes, they would be perfect for summer !
In love with the 4629 Rose 2, I had a really similar pair that broke last week!
I would choose the Cordoba in blue, and I would wear them on a walk by the sea.
Love these, and they won’t float off in the sea like my flip flop did last year!
I would wear them everywhere
Love the BIKER in orange. So cool!
I love the BIKER Article: 1225 Biker Colour: 255 orange leather. So cool!
I love the look of these and I would wear them to the theatre when me & hubby finally have a night out!
I would choose these: as they look stylish and I would wear them to the pub
I love the 4631 Evia and I’d wear them to my dad’s 60th birthday BBQ
I adore the 9453 ONTARIO I would wear them to Australia for my holidays
The Kukana, they look comfy enough for my hols
I would choose the Evia taupe leather Colour. I would wear them on our holiday 🙂
I would choose the Ewood, as I am in need of a new pair of walking shoes
I like the star in black, with having wide feet, the velco fastening would be ideal.
opps forgot where I would wear them, hopefully on a summer holiday
To a summer garden party I’ve been invited to! I want style but NEED comfort!
Ooops! Forgot to say I’d choose the Evia in taupe!
The pink murray boots perfect for walking with the kids
Men’s Pittsburgh in size 9 – blue xx
id choose the biker boots as i can wear them every day
I would choose the NYC sandals which would be perfect for our family days out
Article: 9457 Alba
Colour: 930 brown craquelé are the ones I love
I love the 1225 Biker trainers. Just can’t quite decide on the colour I prefer.
I love the pink salmon Murray boots and I would wear them to take the kids for a nice walk!
Love the Men’s Pittsburgh in size 9 – blue – id take them on holiday !
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.
1225 Biker in black down to the pub
Cleopatra and I would wear them on holiday
Love the Men’s Pittsburgh in blue, I would wear them to work.
I would choose the Zion WP and wear them on the school run.
The 4631 Evie sandals in black leather.
I love the Mentha shoe, I would wear them on my holiday
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)
I’d choose the Monelli and wear them at my friend’s summer wedding.
I love the Jump boots!
I would choose the Ewood shoes, as we do alot of walking,
as i like stompy boots to walk on the beach on a stormy day
EWOOD and I’d wear them to the park with my son.
I would choose the evia. I’d wear them to the beach and park
cordoba would be my favourite and they look comfy enough that i would wear on school run
i love the biker ones fab giveaway these look so comfy !
the sunshine sandals on our holiday in july
CORDOBA, they look great. As unexciting as it sounds, their first trip out would be to the supermarket so that I could gauge just how comfy they are.
I like the Biker lace ups they do x
salvia sandals for the beach
KIOWA style shoes as they look amazing and would be an alternative to wearing trainers; never seem to find comfy shoes
I’d love the silver version of the 1226 Tour shoes. They look so comfortable I think I would wear them everywhere
These sandals look super comfy!
id choose the biker style
I think I’d pick a new pair of sandals for my husband and I’m sure he’d wear them everywhere this summer!
I should add that I’d pick the accelerator
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.
4640 NYC – 543 cognac panther oiled leather.
Love these – think I would wear them all the time!
Those sandals look lovely. I like the 1226 TOUR in pale blue, thanks for the lovely giveaway.
I forgot to add I’d wear them for the school run and when I’m out shopping.
i like the gloriosa wedges in black. I’d wear them everywhere, for a night out or a day of shopping 🙂
The Orange Biker shoes are fab. I’d probably wear them for a walk to the local shops as soon as they arrived!
Evia looks really nice and comfortable xx
i’d try the aspe ones in red. i love red and they’fd be great for the summer
I like the rolling Summer ones and would wear them all through the Summer!
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.
I would choose the Chico 815 taupe leather and would wear them on a day out to Hatfield House
The Montreal trainers for my child’s sports day.
The biker style in black would look great with my outfit for a friend birthday party
The Up and Go shoes look comfy and I would wear them for long summer walks in the countryside
La style great for special occasions
I would choose the noble shoes Love them
I really love the Murray boots in 500 black oiled leather ♥
love the IMPACT 2 shoes /boots. So many fab styles though
The LA style looks great and would be perfect for a friend’s wedding this summer xx
I would choose the SUNSHINE sandals and I would wear they everywhere during the Spring/summer
The Montreal Trainers
the biker they look really comfy for work
salvia sandals I would wear them on holiday
energy lady black sandals on my holidays
I like the Cleopatra in dark blue leather
I like the CORDOBA, they look comfy enough for school runs so very ideal.
biker i would walk the dog in them
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.
I like the Rolling Summer ones and would wear them on my holidays.
they look lovely
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. 🙂
I love the Kick Winter aubergine leather , perfect for work
The Up or the Go shoes look really comfortable. I’d wear them around the house and for informal summer walking about
I like the Salvia sandals, probably wear to the beach
I like the Sopra sandal in Blue Swede. They look so comfy!
I would love these , they look so comfy i could wear them anywhere xx
very hard to choose I do like the 2026 Rivera style shoes tho to wear for my up coming holiday in aug x
The JEWEL ones in Denim Blue – I’d wear them shopping – they look so comfy x
The Aspe sandals in red and i’d wear them to the horse racing x
1176 Do and I would wear them down to my kids school x
They look like really comfy sandals and I would wear them taking the kids to school as soon as we see some sun xx
I love the Cleopatra Sandals and would wear them when we go on holiday next month :o)
I would choose the CIRRUS and would wear them at a family bbq!
“Biker” and I would wear them to go for a walk.
it would be the sandals ideal for those long walks on holiday
I would choose the Sandals called Up & I would wear them first to my local seaside 🙂
I’d choose the 1225 Biker shoes and wear them on my upcoming holiday to Yorkshire.
I would get the Pittsburgh Leather one’s
Oh fantastic I love the coral biker boots, really like the style and colour! I would wear them in the summer on my travels 🙂
i love these and want them in every colour, they look amazing and would be great for holidays. so the first place i would wear them would be to the airport to start the holiday!
I’d pick the murray boots for the missus and she would probably wear them to the shops
I like the Salvia Sandals and would wear them on holiday 🙂
I like the Salvia sandals – and think they would be just lovely for my holidays
I’d like the Salvia sandals and i’d wear them on my cruise next month they lok great and so comfy
Salvia sandals to wear to the beach
I think I’d love the Silky Mary Jane shoes, I’d love to wear them just-everywhere! They look so comfortable x
I’d pick the murray boots ready for winter as I need a new pair
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 🙂
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.
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.
I love the biker style in gold metallic leather
I would get the IXIA in black and wear on my summer holiday
I like the Pima in denim blue – I would wear them on the school run , they look comfortable.
Love Mundaka or the Mentha shoes, really need more time to look.
I would wear them everywhere but to a party first.
I love the Aurora stripey shoes, and I would wear them the very next time I left the house 🙂
The Silky in sand suede, they look really comfortable. I’d definitely wear them shopping!
perfect for my wife ,im sure she would wear them everywhere
I’d choose the BIKER style in Orange leather!
Ooo I think they are lovely and I love tan. It goes with so many outfits. Great choice
Definitely. It’s also good across seasons – not too heavy for summer.
I’d like the Salvia sandals and the first place I’d go is to visit my mum.
I love the Alba sneakers. Your sandals are lovely too.
the light blue tour shoes look so comfy & perfect for a stroll around the lake with the children