Reviewed by Charlotte Gatehouse
I was excited to receive a pair of wally sox shoes from Hey Dude shoes, they are a brand I hadn’t come across before and I was keen to find out more. I was given a choice of colours (editor’s note: because of doing a review) and went straight to the website to make my selection. It took me a while to make a decision there was such a wide range of colours-something for everyone. I opted for the blue-multi which was predominantly navy, which I thought would suit my husbands wardrobe and tastes. The multi colour lining adds a nice fun touch.
The website was easy to navigate and I was intrigued by the description of the shoes particularly with a weight of 170g, memory foam in-soles and anti-bacterial properties. The shoes arrived promptly, sufficiently packaged in a shoe box, the first thing I noticed just by picking up the box was how lightweight they were. I love the look of the shoes and I knew my husband would too. The shoes are slip on with an adjustable elastic lace and would look fab with shorts or jeans and could easily be dressed up or down.
My husband (like many men) owns less than a handful of pairs of shoes, he was pleased to receive a new pair. They are unlike anything else he owns with the upper made from a stretchy knit material. He put them on and commented immediately on how comfortable they are, he said they were like wearing slippers, which can only be a good thing. They were a good fit and true to size.
They definitely aren’t your usual pair of slip ons, they are a brilliant casual summer shoe, they could be worn comfortably in the evening for a low key night out, perfect for holidays or the beach, they would dry so quickly and the fact you can put them in the washing machine on a cold wash is a big win especially if wearing without socks. It’s worth mentioning they are a seasonal shoe, you wouldn’t want to be caught in the rain with them on however Hey Dude make the same style in suede, leather and other more sturdy materials that would withstand the elements.
I love the wally sox shoes, they would make an excellent alternative Father’s Day gift and I’m sure they would please my Dad and Grandad as much as they did my husband. They have a completely modern quality with the raw edge seam and yet at the same time feel like quite a classic style. I honestly haven’t come across anything else like them. The shoes retail at £50.00 which given the versatility and comfort I think is a fair price.
I couldn’t resist having a peek at the rest of the Hey Dude range of shoes. They have an impressive selection of fun prints and colours in different styles and an awesome women’s selection I have my eye on. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from hey dude and would enthusiastically recommend their shoes.
This product can be purchased from Hey Dude Shoes here.