Before I get into this review, I thought I had better clarify both for legal reasons and for honesty to you lovely lot that I have not been paid by Hella Heels or gifted the sexy as fuck boots pictured above by them to review. I’m writing this review off my own back because I am very quickly becoming obsessed with Hella Heels and cannot be stopped. Right, now that’s cleared up with everyone, onto the review.
Back at the start of June, my lovely friends all clubbed together and bought me my very first pair of Hella Heels for my 30th birthday. After relentless Instagram stalking and obsessing like a mad bastard over practically every pair, my wise buddies got the hint and bought a pair that I shared to an Instagram story. That pair was the bloody fantastic boots of wonder that are the emerald velvet NY Gangster boots from Hella Heels’ Baby Doll collection. Shit the bed and call me Barry they were so worth the wait. However, before I describe my wonderful boots in great detail, let me tell you all a wee bit more about Hella Heels.
First off, my pals could have bought me any pair of Hellas and I would have been as happy as a pig in shit. All of Hellas shoe collections look fucking sexy and come in a wide variety of designs. Whether you’re into bold colours, animal print, neon, glitter, velvet or monochrome, you name it they make it. Also their heel heights start from six inches all the way up to nine, so they’re perfect for newbies who are just starting out dancing in heels right through to the heel pros who can perform all manner of tricks in the big bad boys. Basically, Hella Heels are awesome and if you’re considering buying your first pair of pole dancing heels, head on over to their website immediately if not sooner.
Anyway, back to the boot review. The first thing I noticed about the boots were how very bloody comfy they were, so much so that at points I honestly forgot I was dancing in heels! There was none of the typical wobbling or going over on my ankles that I have experienced before when dancing in heels, just solid, secure steadiness. The slightly smaller height of seven inches (I’m an eight and above kinda gal normally) was also perfect for dancing at home as I have less space to fling my legs around as I would have in the studio, so that was an extra win.
My first dance in the boots consisted of an hour’s hardcore, flow and floorwork focused freestyle session, so I definitely put the beauties through their paces. I can honestly say that throughout the hour the boots felt like a sexy as fuck, velvety second skin from start to finish. I really couldn’t fault them. Their calf length height fitted perfectly and were nice and adjustable around my quite chunky calves.
The boots also get bonus points for not coming undone during my training session either. I noticed at the very end of the hour’s session that one zip had come undone by about a half centimetre at best and that was about it which for a whole hours training is bloody good going. The laces did not budge once. Before you dance in your boots however please make sure to loosen and adjust the laces, as I stupidly didn’t the first time I put them on and was wondering why my toes didn’t feel happy. What a tit. Maybe if I had actually used my brain and read the useful instruction card that came with my boots, which lists several, very important dos and don’ts for what to do when wearing your Hella Heels, I might have avoided said toe squishing. Well done to the team behind Hella for considering wallies like me who need an instruction card for wearing a pair of shoes!
Are there any other avid Hella Heels fans out there who love dancing in them? If so make yourself known and comment below!