Have you checked out the styles at Bells Shoes recently? The company has a proud history, dating back to 1890, when Edward Bell established his first store. It’s online history is a little more recent of course, with online shopping starting in 2007, but its newest website is just a year old and offers a bright shopping experience that is just packed with well known brand names for all the family.
When you look at the brand names that Bells Shoes sell, you are faced with a who’s who of quality shoes. Clarks, Fit Flops, Rieker, Ipanema, Ecco and Gabor are all available, amongst many other brands, showing that the Bells Shoes emphasis is on shoes that offer comfort and durability rather than fast fashion. But that doesn’t mean that the shoes are not fashionable or elegant – in fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the Clarks selection in particular, there are some absolutely gorgeous designs that you know will also be comfortable to wear and will last for ages. When Bells Shoes asked if I would like to review something from their site, it was the Clarks selection I went to straight away.
The Clarks Chorus Thrill are a gorgeous, vintage style Mary Jane shoe that I chose in the navy suede version (who could resist a pair of ‘blue suede shoes’?) The style is reminiscent of shoes worn with flapper dresses in the 1920s, and also the dolly girl style of the 1960s, so could be versatile in terms of what outfits they could be paired with. I love the name ‘Chorus Thrill’, and think this might be linked to the fact they also resemble shoes worn by a Chorus line of dancers, and indeed, with the comfortable t-bar strap and 65mm heel, I think you could wear these to dance the night away and still be standing the next morning.
One of the things I love about Clarks shoes is the fact that they come in half sizes, meaning I was able to choose my perfect fit, a size 5.5. Delivery of the shoes was very quick, within a day of ordering, which is perfect if you are in a hurry for your shoes, or are just eager to be wearing them. Once the box was opened, I can honestly say I was over the moon with them.
The Chorus Thrill really are a gorgeous pair of shoes. The mixture of soft suede and patent trims makes them visually very appealing, whilst the low heel and concealed platform makes them very comfortable to wear. I think these could be a great work shoe, as they are comfortable enough to wear all day long.
I teamed the shoes with more navy, a M&S shift dress with a slight 1960s feel, but I think these shoes would also be amazing with more clashing shades – hot pink, red or bright yellow. White is also a lovely match for navy, giving a very crisp, clean nautical look. I wore a dress, but would love to see this with wide leg trousers, or city shorts, to create totally different looks.
To view all the Clarks options at Bells Shoes, click here.
* I was sent a pair of shoes in return for a honest review. I was not paid for this post.