18 July 2013

Follow-up on my second Yumetenbo shoe review

Howdy :)

I am sure you remember my second Yumetenbo shoe review I posted at the end of April. For those who haven't read or seen it yet, this is the clip I filmed 



Those of you who follow me on Facebook have read it already, but those lovely shoes already suffered damage. I kid ya not...

I haven't worn them a lot or even long... Just a couple times and usually not for very long because I like them so much and want them to stay pretty for as long as possible.

So the day the black rubber (which turned out to be a cheap plastic cap) basically burst off came as a huge surprise that left me speechless. In retrospective the damage luckily wasn't that bad and the shoe maker was able to fix it, although he had a pretty annoyed expression on his face when I confronted him with my lovely mules.

Now, about 8 GBP later, the shoes are alright and can be worn again (I hope for longer, this time).

I took some pictures of the damage that occurred:




In this picture you can clearly see the screw which was holding the plastic cap. 
(I don't think I've ever seen screws there, only nails. But I might be wrong)




Here you can see the shoes from the side. 
The heel on the right hand side clearly shows that
the shoes haven't been worn a lot.




This is the actual damage. You can see that the black stuff was
basically just a cap which was hold by the screw.
It kinda...burst... 



Maybe I was just unlucky with my purchase, but in any case, if you bought these shoes or plan to do so, keep in mind the poor quality of the plastic cap. I really was disappointed of this.When I got them I carefully checked them and did the review to the best of my knowledge. Since I now know better I feel I have to let you know. After all, I want to do accurate and trustworthy reviews.

I checked the other shoes I have reviewed so far and those heels/rubber parts seem to be alright and of better quality. Though you never know...

In any case, I need to get going, otherwise Sasu will be late for work =p

So long,

Sasu~ 


4 comments:

  1. You search not the only one. I own at least ten pairs of this bran's of shoe and all of the caps I had to replace. Eventually I just get them replaced with rubber caps when I get them to avoid the annoyance of them exploding off. The shoe itself is very durable. It's just those darn caps.

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    1. Thank you for the tip, I will keep that in mind. I don't think I will stop buying those shoes, they're just too darn cute :)

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  2. Ahh that sucks, i always hated when these things got damaged or falling of the heels. But i reeealy like your shoes! They are super adorbs :] Hope they will stay all good.

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    1. I've worn them on quite challenging ground after getting them back from the shoemaker and they didn't give me any trouble anymore. Fingers crossed, but I think positive now.

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