Massive Target Shoes Review

11.01.2011

I have a soft spot for shoes though I don't talk about it often.  And one place that I have been buying lots of shoes from lately is Target!  I didn't take my own pictures of some of the shoes I'm reviewing because I returned them before I could but I hope this post encourages some people to try out some Target (mostly Mossimo) shoes because they really are quite nice for the price (ehe I rhymed :} )


Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Odell Ballet Flats - Pewter
Purchased at: Target
Cost: $12.99

So first off - my most worn (and only) pair of flats!  Love these because they are so damn comfy.  I've always had issues with the back of flats scraping the back of my heel or simply coming off when I size up to avoid the heel problem.  But these babies are perfect.  I got a 7 because my mum likes to wear them too (ehe) but I think a 6.5, which is my typical size for Mossimo and most shoe brands, would have worked better for me to be honest.  So, I would say these run very true to size.

The metallic pewter colors is really lovely too - it's a nice pop of modest color without being too flashy :)  I think the pewter color is OOS on Target but I've seen the gold one in-stores and that's a very pretty color as well!

Top left corner: With flash.    Middle: No flash.
Most accurate color is upper left hand corner.  The non-flash pix are too yellow.

Sorry for the many watermarks :\  Unfortunately, some pictures from my reviews have been cropping up in other places strangely enough...and while tracking them down is too tiresome, I intend to make it as hard as possible for people to crop off bits of my pictures >_>

Pros:
  • Very comfortable. No blisters on the back of my heels!  I never had to "break" them in either; they were comfy from Day 1.
  • Insanely cheap!
  • Not prone to getting super smelly when they get wet (though they do smell a little bit :P)
  • Gorgeous color. Very versatile yet unique.
  • Runs true to size.

Cons:
  • Very little traction (look at pic of the sole).

Overall: Very recommended!  Best pair of flats ever~


Women's Cyril Bootie Slippers - Tan
Purchased at: Target
Cost: $18.00 SALE (I got mine for $22.99 :P )

I've been wanting a pair of furry slipper-boots for a long time. But the fact that faux fur is trendy this year means that anything with a bit of fuzz on it has been awfully expensive....  So, when I saw these at Target I just HAD to have them.  They aren't super high-quality and even though I have weather-proofed them (with the spray), I haven't actually walked around in the rain/snow...but I honestly doubt these are weatherproof :\

Whatever, I LOVE the look of these trendy slippers - they suit me since I get sick of things easily and I won't feel bad about messing them up in rain/snow.  They look great with leggings and the fact that they are on sale means you should totally get them.  I got mine for $22.99 and I don't regret it.  I wear these with leggings or stockings all the time = love :)

FYI there are 3 colors available but I got the Tan one.

These pictures are a hair more saturated than they should be.  In real life the boots are SLIGHTLY lighter.
FYI the pic from Target is a lot lighter than they are in real life.  I would say my pics are truer to the actual product ehe

Pros:
  • So friggin cute and trendy.  These look awesome with leggings.
  • The faux fur is quite soft and looks more expensive than $22.
  • Very cheap way to get your hands on furry boots xD
  • Pretty warm.
  • Forgiving on sizing.  You could size .5 a size up or down without discomfort.

Cons:
  • The material of the boots (the leather part) is flimsy feeling.  Kind of thin and very fake.  It's very soft though.
  • Absolutely no ankle support. Seriously.
  • Not that much padding in the soles.  Don't expect Ugg-like comfort.
  • Very little traction or weather-worthiness. This is not really a boot...it's just a pretty slipper.  The fact that Target files this under Slipper says it all >_> Don't expect wear this in rain/snow.

 Just a peek at the interior of the shoes~

Overall: Totally recommended.  How can you deny these cuties?  Again, these aren't hard-wearing, tough shoes but they're a great casual fashion statement imho


Womens' Chandra Suede Scuff Slippers - Tan
Purchased at: Target
Cost: $19.99 Online Price

My mum actually wears these.  She has two pairs, the Tan one for indoors and the dark chocolate brown version for outdoors.  I wear them occasionally when she's not ;) and they're quite comfy.  I really like how you can just slip your feet in yet keep you toes completely toasty.  I think you should size up for these because they're slippers and I like to wear these with socks occasionally (though they are plenty warm even barefoot).

These are one of the most popular shoes from Target I think - I see loads of people wearing them.  And I understand why, it's the comfort of bedroom slippers as an outdoor shoe.


Pros:
  • Very comfortable!  This is probably why it's so popular.
  • Very warm.  These babies will keep your feet toasty fo sho.
  • Convenient casual shoes since all you need to do is slip them on.
  • Pretty cheap.
  • Can be worn indoors or outdoors since the sole is rubber
  • Very forgiving on sizing since it's a backless slipper.

Cons:
  • The suede picks up stains quite easily, especially on the Tan version.  If you're going to wear these outdoors, get the dark brown version.
  • The fur is soft but not AS soft as the picture on Target's website >_>
  • Since there is no backing you prolly can't wear this in snow/rain. BUT I have a friend that wore these rain or shine, straight through college so obviously it didn't bother her too much.  Replacing them isn't much of a financial issue anyways.

Overall: These are mom's personal favorites.  She loves 'em.


Women's Xhilaration® Silvana Bow Wedges - Black
Purchased at: Target
Cost: $19.99 Online Price

When I first saw these online, I thought these would be the perfect everyday, work wedges.  Perfect height, black, simple with just enough detailing to make it interesting.  When I got them in the mail, they looked great - leather looked expensive, all the seems were tight, it fit the arch of my foot very well... Unfortunately, this shoe had a really strange quirk that made me HAVE to return it.  Right in the middle of the toe part, the leather bends (aka in the direction of toe-to-heel), and just DRIVES itself into your middle toe. It's so odd - I've never felt this in any other shoe.  It's not painful or anything, but having that "bend" of leather prodding at your middle toe for 8-12 hours a day just drove me bats.  On BOTH feet too.  After 2 days I couldn't stand it anymore so I just returned them.  It's a pity because this pair was otherwise quite nice - looked fabulous, no blisters on the heels, good height....

Overall, not recommended because that weird bend at the toe.  Maybe it was just a fluke pair but I won't be trying these shoes again.


Women's Mossimo Supply Co. Wanda Wedges - Black
Purchased at: Target
Cost: I paid $24.99 - out of stock online

These were another stab at getting work-appropriate black wedges.  I thought I'd love these because I prefer higher heels (I have a high arch). But strangely enough they weren't very comfortable.  They look exactly like the stock photo btw - so that was fine but my toes kept getting jammed up and I don't know, the textured leather clashed a little with my clothes (but that's just my opinion).

This is a pair that I can't quite put my finger on why I didn't like them very much....I just felt no click.  Anyway, I returned them.  I can't say if I recommend them or not.  Personally, I don't recommend them.


Women's Mossimo® Pearce Pumps - Chili Patent

This is kind of random but I have been DYINGGGGGG for Target to restock this shoe.  I have a hankering for red patent heels for some reason and these are "the" red shade and style I have been looking for.  But it's been two months and still it is OOS ;_; Aren't they just lovely looking?  Oh Target....

*whew* Believe it or not I have more shoes in my cart ;)    Don't judge me >.<  Also, if this post has tempted you enough to give one of these shoes a try, Ebates has 3% back on Target and shipping is free for $50+ which is pretty easy to reach. 


Also, new members have a choice of a $10 gift card and Target is one of them, so that works out pretty well.  This is my referral link (thank you!) but feel free to gander over to Ebates.com straight if you're not in the mood for referral sorts of things :)

And because it's Halloween (ends in 2 minutes gah!) and since I just spent an hour typing a thesis on shoes from Target - I bring you a solution to never having to shoe shop again:

From Geekologie.

STILETTO IMPLANTS.
:)

Happy Halloween!

17 comments :

  1. Omg, the Stiletto implants photo looks crazy!
    Great reviews Elle!!! <3

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  2. those boots looks really comfy. not to mention extremely cute. i want them.
    and ooo; those stiletto implants looks totally insane. it actually gives me the creeps.

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  3. wow so many shoes!!!! the furry slippers are really cute. but yeah, the faux leather wedges & pumps i've tried from target are all oddly uncomfortable. quite weird!! i can never break them in. but the red pumps are so pretty! i hope you're able to get a pair XD

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  4. Great review ^0^ I'm going to get those flats!!

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  5. I like your Women's Cyril Bootie Slipper! I've been wanting to gey myself a pair of boot =D

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  6. i like the ballet flats! i am all for comfy flats. plus, they look so versatile -- they will definitely go with any outfit. :)

    p.s. that last picture is crazy! it's scary, not gonna lie...

    <3, Mimihttp://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  7. I believe the mossimo for target is limited edition and they probably won't be restocking! Great review none the less!
    Cheers, deb

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  8. Are you from the Washington D.C. area? Because I will move there in 2 weeks!

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  9. GAHHH the last picture scared me xD

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  10. Elle the implants are super creepy. lol.

    Holy crap I want me some comfy house slippers. Perfect for cold winter mornings. There's actually a Target near me but I've never been in the store. From what I know there's only like 1 in Toronto and I saw a big 50% off sign the other day. Will be checking them out for shoes!

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  11. si :}! I hope u like it in dc!

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  12. noooooo ;_; darn it. I think they restock some shoes - the nude colored mossimo pumps were restocked a couple times but these red shoes...never.... Ah, makes me sad that Mossimo is LE tho, love their shoes (obviously) ahah

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  13. seriously right xD ahahah thanks!!

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  14. I have only recently discovered that Target has such a great shoe selection and can't wait to browse their racks again soon. Those flats are really cute! I love the metallic colors and they're so affordably priced. The red pumps are so pretty! I hope they restock soon too - I'm tempted to get a pair for myself as well!

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  15. I KNOWWWWWw....and thank god target FINALLY restocked the nude pumps! I'll let you know if they ever restock the red pumps again, strangely enough they don't seem that popular seeing as they only have a few reviews...

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  16. Haha please do! That shade of red looks so pretty in the online stock photo!

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