Last week I was contact by a company and asked to review a pair of shoes. I was a little apprehensive at first but after looking at their website I was sold! I tend to gravitate towards bright colours and for me, over anything else with footwear comfort is key.
Mocks are an online brand which have took the lead from traditional moccasins and brought them into the 21st century. They have a wide range of lightweight shoes which are perfect for the warmer months ahead.
I chose the Canvas Marseille Ladies Mocks because they have elasticated sides and flexible soles which are completely foldable so are perfect for throwing in my bag on the go. I got them in Coral because as I said, I tend to gravitate to bright colours and they seemed the most 'out there'.
I have to say that on the website (and even in my photos) they look a bit more of a pastel shade when infact they are much brighter and somewhat fluorescent in real life. I was actually happy with this because I love bright shoes and it means they will look gorgeous with a tan but I think that might be an issue if someone was expecting a shoe colour more true to the picture. I would describe them as fluorescent Coral.
My first observation after getting them out of the box after the surprise of the brightness was the material quality. They are made of a very thick canvas and are alot more sturdy than I expected. The stitching seems very heavy duty and they clearly look well made. They have a bit of a beachy/boho vibe to them in that the colour is a little washed and worn on the creases and folds giving it a more natural worn in look.
There is quite alot of material towards the back of the shoe along with elasticated fabric towards the back of the foot. This makes them really comfortable and ensures they don't slip off like I expected. They are true to size and when I put them on they feel really secure, but not too tight as to cause discomfort.
I really do like these shoes. I have always loved the design of traditional moccasins but I don't love the colour range that the traditional suede type ones come in. I really think this company has filled a gap in the market for people like me who like traditional design with a twist.
* I was sent these shoes for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to write this post.