During the Black Friday weekend Asos had a pretty good promo so I finally ordered the Minkie Loafer in Tortoise. I didn’t want them to be alone in the box and have been looking for a flat black bootie so I also ordered the Airbound Leather Chelsea Ankle Boots.

~ Minkie Loafer in Tortoise, size 7 ~

I’m so very sad as this size was too small. I knew as soon as I pulled them out of the box that they wouldn’t fit. I put on the left shoe and the Minkie Loafer was so tight. They don’t come in half sizes so I would have to size to a 38. I think they would be fine in that size though and not loose at all. Especially considering how tight they really felt.


Oh, but I love the coloring of the patent. I like the lighter brown and tan as opposed to the darker colors of the Collins Tortoise Loafer. And the effect looks like a watercolor painting. The patent finish didn’t look cheap or plastic. The sole is a little thick but still flat. From what I could tell when I had the shoe on, it was really comfortable.


They are only $51 so I will re-order them in the size 8. Asos only allows returns, not exchanges. You have to re-order if you need another size. In hindsight, I should have ordered two sizes, especially since I had not tried shoes from Asos before. They also come in Black Croc and Tan.


~ Asos Collection Asos Airbound Leather Chelsea Ankle Boot, size 7 ~

So these were a better fit in the size 7 and they do come in half sizes. I was already disappointed about the Minkie Loafer not fitting so I wasn’t as excited about these as I could have been. These area  pull-on bootie and the upper is real leather. Originally, I was worried my foot wouldn’t slide down into the bootie but because the sides have some elastic they did stretch.


I’m really not sure what type of flat black bootie I want but these were just a little too plain, I think, for my style.


I should have gone for the Riddles or the Oasis Premium boots.


So, I re-ordered the Minkie Loafer, size up, and returned the Chelsea Boots, true-to size. I will keep Asos in mind when looking for shoes.

I reviewed the Collins Tortoise Loafer last week and they were basically a bust because of the gaping that occurred when I stood and walked. Lucky for me, and YOU, my Insta-gal fleurdelijs found a copycat at Asos.

~ Minkie Loafer ~


I have yet to try these but she reports that they are comfortable and needed no breaking in. AND! they are priced way way less than the Collins.


It’s always great when you can find something that is a perfect duplicate to a higher priced item, don’t you think?

Go check out the Minkie Loafers in Tortoise, Brown or Black. And go follow Fleur de Lijs on Instagram. She’s a pretty stylish gal!