A Complete Review on Clarks Ashland Bubble
If you haven’t tried Clarks, this is the perfect place to start. Created in 1825 the brand withstood the test of time, delivering yet another timeless design that is always going to work in a wardrobe. We know that finding a nice stylish looking shoe can sometimes be an expensive challenge. The Clarks Ashland Bubble model is recognized by many as a cute and casual slip-on style. Therefore, it makes use as great versatile wear, whether you choose to wear it with a skirt, dress, jeans or pants, it can go so many different ways. Besides its ability to adapt in different styles, this tassel loafer is very flexible.
Made with Bendables flexible construction, your feet will love to rest in the Clarks Ashland Bubble after wearing high heels. In addition, the upper is dressed in extra-soft leather, and the foot rests on a well cushioned OrthoLite footbed. There is much more to discover, and if you want to know more about this menswear-inspired loafer model, just stand by.
- Timeless classic design
- Easy slip-on
- Breathable OrthoLite® footbed
- Supreme comfort
- Great arch support
- TPR flexible outsole
- Runs half a size larger
- Slippery outsole
These timeless loafers are wearable with socks, tights or barefoot. The microfiber suede sockliner feels great against the skin, and as a result, there is no rubbing or pinching of the foot. For women who are on their feet for several hours a day, like in retail or in a classroom, comfort is the main priority. With this loafer, you get that, plus the style. This loafer delivers excellent levels of comfort, and in addition, many customers were happy with the different sizes and widths.
This loafer features an Ortholite footbed which is known to have antimicrobial properties, high level of breathability and is moisture wicking. As a result, your feet will stay fresh, cool and dry. The insole is not removable, but some customers managed to add their own orthotic arches on top of the insole of this model. The footbed is reported to be very comfortable and wide enough even for women with bunion issues. As opposed to other flats, the spacious toe area didn’t make their bunions rub against the shoe.
The Ortholite footbed offers long-lasting comfort and exceeds in keeping moisture, odor, and fungus at bay. Last but not least, the thermoplastic rubber outsole is made with the Bendables technology which makes the shoe flexible and requires no break-in period. With all these features incorporated into the design, this loafer should keep your feet company for a very long time.
The bottom is a low wedge, thermoplastic rubber outsole. This material makes the shoe very shock absorbent. The heel is about 1.30 inches, as opposed to other ballet flat shoes, but it gives you a nice lift off the ground, stable enough to ensure you take each step with confidence. The outsole features external flex grooves that expand every time the foot hits the ground, but at the same time, there are internal flex grooves that are compressing so the shoe is moving and flexing with each step you take. Regarding traction, they are reported to be slippery so you may want to be cautious when wearing them on wet terrain.
The style is casual, classic, and can be made little dressier too. They look great matched with jeans or dress slacks for business casual work attire. The colors the Ashland Bubble comes in available are tan, black, black interest, burgundy (which is more of a deep plum wine color), patent burgundy, brown multi (a combination of a rich brown and deep brown color), metallic, black/brown combo and of course Clarks beautiful deep dark rich navy color that is present in almost all their models.
Being so versatile, and having the arch support that one needs, we wouldn’t look anywhere else for a shoe like this. As many wearers revealed, they have purchased this timeless classic in many different colors. The reason behind this loafer being so popular is also the brand name since it’s known to deliver good quality, great support, and comfort in all their styles.
Since the Ashland Bubble comes in a wide range of sizes and widths, it can accommodate many different shapes and sizes of feet. For instance, if you can sometimes wear a W width, versus a WW, then you may want to get the more narrow one. If you normally wear an 8 1/2 W, this model fits comfortably with an 8 M. Women who buy 8.5 WW size in Clarks, had to go down to 8 WW with the Ashland Bubble.
The upper is layered in beautiful soft leather, and feminine details are added for an extra stylish touch. This includes the tassel, which is made flat so it doesn’t flip back and forth as you walk, and the contrast stitched details that make this loafer very attractive. There were a couple of reviews about the tassel breaking the very first month or two, which according to the reviewers was poorly glued on to the leather upper.
On a more positive note, the Ashland Bubble comes available in all four widths and all sizes, to accommodate different types and needs. The other drawback was that they run about half a size bigger, so you may want to go half a size down when you purchase yours. Women with wide feet love this model as according to them, it doesn’t dig into the back of their ankle and the toes don’t rub against the sides, but still, the shoe stays on securely.
With an easy entry design, the Ashland Bubble by Clarks will not slow you down when you need to leave in a hurry. Although the outsole may be slippery on wet surfaces, it is lightweight and flexible, due to the Bendables technology. In addition, the TPR bottom is a great shock absorbent for those days when you do a lot of walking. This pair of Clarks Ashland Bubble loafers makes an ideal choice for walking, working, driving, traveling, or a night out in the town and looks great paired with jeans, pants, skirts or dresses, with or without socks. It is good value and definitely a must-have all-year round style.