Looking glam, but also rather comfortable – these are our initial impressions of the Skechers Women’s Rumblers Hot Wedge Sandals.
Without a backstrap, these leave your heels completely nude and are basically slip on sandals, which verge almost into the flip flop category.
But don’t worry, these are about a hundred times removed from the common or garden flip flop.
For a start off, they have an impressive 2.25 inches wedge heel. This is just enough height to give you the edge and really make you feel as if you are wearing heels, without all the associated hassles of wearing heels (lameness, sudden bouts of vertigo, inopportune falling over and general ass ache).
In fact, we are hopeful that the foot bed on these Skechers Women Hot Shot Wedges are actually going to caress our feet and be a pleasurable experience to have on.
This is because these have a soft memory foam midsole, so you won’t feel like you are putting your feet into a vice, like wearing some glamorous heels might be.
With a diamante sparkly thingie that goes down the middle of the sandal, these are a modestly blinging pair of shoes, we think.
Entirely fabricated out of synthetic materials, these are a lightweight and easy to wear sandal that straddle that awkward gap between dressy and every day.
Color wise, these are a pretty straightforward affair. There is black, taupe, navy and white. There is also black/black, just to add a slight element of confusion.
All the sandals have a black foot bed and heel base – the color only describes the strappy upper.
These Rumblers Hot Shot Wedges are part of the Skechers Rumblers range. These are a line of wedged heels (all approximately 2.25 inches high) with a memory foam base and that a feature strappy synthetic upper.
The Hot Shot version has a sparkly rhinestone decoration on the front and look smart enough to be worn as a function shoe, as well as low key enough to wear to work all day as well.
If you are looking for the ideal shoe, which can you can wear to work in the morning and still keep on to go out on the town afterwards, then this may be it.
The one thing that unites this range of strappy sandals is that they, being Skechers, are more comfortable than the usual type of fashion shoe.
The reason that people choose Skechers is that they won’t reduce your feet to bloodied stumps like other – ahem- fashionable heels out there.
These have a memory foam foot bed and feel light and springy underfoot.
We know there are cheaper fashion shoes and sandals and even dare we say it, more exciting designs. But these are generally not going to be a comfortable wearing experience.
As a complete range, we can recommend the Rumblers style as a sandal.
And as for the Hot Shot Wedges in particular, these are no exception.
Slightly more formal in their design than some of the other looks, we think this is as smart as you can possibly take a pair of open heeled and open toe sandals.
These Skechers Women’s Rumblers Hot Shot Wedges are available from a size five straight through to a size twelve, with half sizes as standard.
In terms of width, these come in a medium and a wider fitting – which is good news for any girls with wide feet.
When you have a wider than average foot, as a woman, getting something even vaguely glam to fit you can be a hugely depressing experience.
Who hasn’t had the Ugly Sister experience of trying to shove their poor tootsies into what looks and feels like an angle grinder, just to be able to wear a frock?
It comes to the point when you just plain give up even trying to find something that is not just a pair of sneakers or old lady shoes to go out in. Anything with even the slightest heel becomes a fantasy beyond your wildest hopes.
This is when we turn to Skechers to provide the answers.
It is nice to finally find something that doesn’t make us feel like we’re wearing orthopedic shoes and is actually both wearable and presentable in public.
In short, these Hot Shot Wedges have a decent approval rating (74%) given by actual women who have worn them.
In a minority of cases, the complaints were (in almost equal measure) that the sizing was either a little too small or rather too wide. We do wonder if those reviewers ordered the correct width options – these shoes are available in both medium and wide – so choose wisely.
In terms of comfort, we do not think that you will be disappointed in the performance level from the Skechers Women Rumblers Hot Shot Wedges.
Nearly everyone who has rated them has been impressed by the softer than average footbed and been pleasantly surprised by the fact that despite there’s no heel strap, these do not slip off too easily once on your foot.
Easily capable of taking a day’s work in their stride and still leaving your foot happy, we think these are fine for every day wearing and walking in.
Perhaps we wouldn’t attempt a perimeter walk of the Great Wall of China in them, but then that’s just common sense.
These are plain easy walkers, but nothing athletic or over the top.
Because of the memory foam sole, we wouldn’t be desperate to get these wet and they are probably not highly waterproof.
We think these strappy Hot Shot Wedge Sandals make the ideal dressy shoe – perfect for the office, on vacation or at an event where you want to impress.
They give you the height you require and are high powered enough to turn a simple outfit into a night on the tiles – but won’t lame you in the process!