Shoe Review: Paul & Betty Poupsy Ter red polka dot strappy sandals

red polka dot strappy sandals

As some of you may have seen from my activity stream last week, for this month’s Sarenza Brand Ambassador pick, I decided to go for the Paul & Betty polka dot sandals I wrote about recently. I say “decided” as if there was a debate about this, but there really wasn’t – my mind was made up as soon as I laid eyes on these, and while the “barely” there design of the vamp is a little bit outwith my comfort zone, and will force me to pay extra attention to my pedicure when I wear them, the polka dot uppers are definitely very “Shoeperwoman”!

I don’t normally do “unboxing” photos, but the shoe box these came in was too pretty not to mention:

Paul & Betty shoebox

So sweet!

I did get a bit of a surprise when I untied that ribbon, though, because what I was expecting to be a very bright, cherry-red upper is actually more of a mauve/pink in real life:

polka dot sandals

It’s still cute, but the colour difference is something to be aware of if you’re thinking of ordering these.

I went for my usual size UK 4 and would say the fit is true to size, maybe a little bit on the generous side. By that I mean that while the  size 4 fits fine, with no pinching or slipping, I would ideally prefer the fit to be just a tiny bit snugger, and if I was ordering again, would perhaps consider going down a 1/2 size. With that said, I’ve so far only tried these around the house: that narrow strap across the toe does have the potential to rub a little, so perhaps I’ll be glad of that extra bit of wiggle room once I put them to the test.

Speaking of which, I will, as always, be featuring these in a Shoe Challenge post soon, so I’ll be able to tell you more about what they’re like to wear then. If you’d like to buy a pair in the meantime, though, you can click here to buy them at Sarenza.

polka dot shoes

[Disclosure: these were paid for in part by a voucher provided as part of the Sarenza Brand Ambassador programme. All opinions are my own.]


  • I love them… but I must admit I would love them more if they would cover my toes. However, I would probably buy them so my bank balance is happy that they aren’t perfect for me 🙂

  • I love it when a box comes all beautifully wrapped like that, getting a hotly anticipated parcel is always exciting but pretty packaging gives it an extra thrill! It’s like getting a present even though you know what’s inside!

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