Of course, you want to buy quality shoes at an attractive price. But in most cases this is not possible. We either have to save money by purchasing little-known brands, or even handicrafts, or give serious sums for a great thing, but at the same time squeeze our needs for something else. As can be seen from the mass of reviews posted on the Web, the golden mean in relation to shoes is impossible. However, there is one brand that deserves attention. Today we will talk about the manufacturer of shoes "Belwest".
About the brand
Belwest, established in the Soviet Union, has been on the footwear market for more than thirty years and does not lose its position. This brand can be called a pioneer in its industry, since it is based not only on domestic, but also on foreign capital. Joint production was started by the German company Salamander and the Belarusian factory KrasnyOctober.”
Today it is a Russian-Belarusian company that provides footwear to two countries. The number of Belwest stores is approaching four hundred, not to mention the fact that some small merchants also sell goods of this brand.
Getting excellent reviews, Belwest, as a manufacturer, has won many victories and earned a number of prestigious awards, including the eleven-time winner in the nomination "Best goods of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian market." Nine times the company's products were recognized as the best in Belarus. For high quality, the government of the country also awarded the footwear manufacturer Belwest twice.
The company itself positions itself as a leader in the footwear industry, declaring the choice of revolutionary methods of manufacturing goods since the last century. The manufacturer notes the use of advanced technologies on a global scale. And the presence of a huge store of knowledge in the field of the shoe industry allows us to achieve high quality and excellent reviews. Belwest occupies one of the leading positions not only in its own country. The company is valued abroad, supplying shoes to Russia and a number of other European countries.
All Belwest products and promotions can be found on the official website of the manufacturer. On the company's page, the assortment is divided into three main types: women, men, children. Groups with promotional, sports goods and new products are presented separately.
Summer for women
For the beautifulladies are offered 2,322 types of shoes, including:
- Ballet shoes in twelve variations: eight light shades for the summer season, one striped in black and white colors, one model each in blue, red and purple. Their appearance is not much different: all options with a closed toe and almost without a heel. The sole is mainly rubber, the material of manufacture is leather or velor. There are models with an elastic band to prevent slipping, or just leather ones that fit snugly to the surface of the leg.
- Sandals are one of the most common types of shoes, so you can choose from 222 items in the Belvesta online store. Here are both open spouts and backs, and closed ones. Of the materials, leather and patent leather prevail, there are eight models from velor and two from nubuck. The most common colors are brown, beige, white and black. They make up 75% of the entire range, and the rest of the samples have gold, red, pink, gray, blue, silver shades.
- Clogs - from white to black with red, silver and brown in between. Customer reviews on the Web note the convenience of the wedge, despite its height. The sole of the shoe is made of polyurethane and the upper is made of leather. All variants have an open spout.
- Sandals - 42 models, differing in colors, but mostly with an open front and back. Again, a wide range of colors is presented in leather, velor and lacquered leather. Half of the models that have received positive reviews are without heels. The rest of the models havelow heels or wedges.
- Pantoles - presented in 30 leather and combined samples of various shades with heels, without them and wedges. The manufacturer offers two types of shoes with a closed toe. Some models are decorated with buckles that do not carry a functional purpose. Interesting options with embossed holes in the form of flowers and other ornaments.
Warm autumn and spring
This type of footwear is increasingly receiving positive reviews. Belwest has outdone itself here. After all, not every manufacturer can present such a number of models. So, get acquainted:
Shoes - 697 options include: 14 colorways with leather and textile lining, with and without heels of various heights, and platform. The main material of products is leather, textiles and a combination of several options. This category also includes loafers. So, for example, red-colored Belwest shoes will appeal to those ladies who, for certain reasons, are forced to give up heels. Soft leather provides comfort to the feet. As noted in the reviews, loafers from Belwest do not rub or squeeze the leg. A comfortable shoe from Salamander contributes to the long wear of the product. Beautiful can be called natural leather, from which loafers are made, and shiny accessories in gold. These women's shoes receive a lot of positive feedback. Belwest also offers other loafers, the entire range of which can be found on the official website of the manufacturer
- Slip-ons - 27 options for preferably light shades onthick polyurethane sole. Models are made of genuine leather or textiles with fastening in the form of an elastic band. The product features a round toe and an interesting print in most variants.
- Moccasins - 28 types of leather (regular and patent) and velor. Available in white, black, blue, red, soft blue and vibrant pink.
Products from this category are most often put up for sale with discounts. Belwest prefers to speed up sales of lightweight shoes for spring and autumn, as they are purchased twice as often as winter and summer products, and leaving past seasons in large numbers means cluttering up warehouses and store shelves.
Cold autumn period
The following options must be considered here:
- Shoe boots and boots.
- Ankle boots and boots.
The first category is represented by 407 models, most of which are black and brown. However, there are other shades, for example, green, beige, red, gray, blue. When it comes to materials, the standard for Belwest boots is leather. But judging by the reviews, then, of course, nubuck and velor are more comfortable, which are approximately a third of the total number of samples.
The second category is also very diverse and is represented by several hundred models. Again, black and leather rule, as they are ideal for rainy weather.
Let's look at a couple of models in more detail.
Chelsea Cropped Ankle Boots. They are distinguished by a thin sole, slightly pointed and at the same time rounded front. A special feature are the rubber inserts on the sides along the entire height. Black color will help to achieve a stylish look and make the shoes less bulky even when purchasing a large size. Beige and milky color options will allow you to play with classic skirts, and brown can be purchased with jeans.
Classic ankle boots with a heel that shimmers in the light to make you stand out from the crowd. Product reviews posted on the Web speak of the comfort of the last and the stability of this type of Belwest footwear.
Another option, which, of course, is difficult to refuse. A medium-height square heel, a stylish double buckle, two colors - bright red and black - all this forces you to buy one more shoe and diversify your shoe range.
The demi-season version of leather shoes has a stylish design and a pleasant beige color. These are great shoes for fall and spring. The manufacturer chose a black sole and heel for the boots to set off the nobility of the light top. Lacing and a lapel with rivets make it possible to attribute such shoes to youth. Wide and stable heel gives confidence. Additionally, there is a textile lining that will warm the legs in the cool season.
Shoes for girls
For little fashionistas, the manufacturer presentsthe following options:
- Boots - 11 types, including: 9 winter models and 2 demi-season. The material outside is leather or velor, inside - a fur lining is intended for winter, and a textile lining for autumn. If you deal with the color scheme, then everything is very complex and at the same time diverse. Reviews on models from the Web suggest experimenting. The colors are very beautiful, there are both delicate and bright. There are beige boots, two variants of red color, three red models, one blue, two brown samples, one black and one with roses on a camouflage background.
- Sneakers and sneakers are presented in two classic black and white sports shoes with velor uppers and four color models. All shoes have laces. Size range from 32 to 39.
- Half boots - six options, some of them with a small square heel. Five models in velor, one in leather. Colors - silver and black, winter models - with fur, autumn ones have a textile lining.
- Boots - four models, one slightly shortened. The shades of red, beige, blue and black are undoubtedly pleasing, but the sizes (32-37) presented are slightly upsetting for those mothers whose children have already moved into the category of teenagers.
Parents who are accustomed to shoe their children for promotions at Belwest using the official website find it difficult to reorganize and find a new manufacturer who can be trusted in the literal sense of the word with the he alth of their children. Poor-quality shoes will definitely result in problems: from the need to purchase a new pair at the height of the season to a possible cold with all the consequencesconsequences.
Shoes for boys
For the future protectors of beautiful ladies, Belwest produces only four variants of sports shoes and one model of insulated boots. As for the winter version, wool is chosen for the lining, and the upper is made of brown genuine leather. A centimeter heel is a classic men's shoe, which is also offered here for children from 32 to 37 sizes. The convenience that is noted in the reviews of parents is the lacing and the lock at the same time.
Sneakers are made from genuine leather with an interesting print, such as camouflage, puzzles, squares, little men. The lacing and textile lining are quite practical, the pattern visually hides small scratches that appear on the surface of the shoe during outdoor activities.
I would like to especially note that the lineup for men is three times smaller than for women. In total, 812 samples are presented in the Belvesta online store. If you divide them into categories, you can highlight:
- Sneakers and sneakers - 171 models. Gray, blue, white, brown, a combination of two or even three colors - all have excellent quality and affordable price. The bulk is equipped with leather and velor uppers, there is nubuck, split leather, and textiles. Size range from 38 to 46. Almost all samples, except for one, do not have a heel.
- Clogs, clogs and sandals - 23 types of summer shoes worth up to five thousand rubles made of leather or nubuck are presented in four colors: beige, brown, blue, black. This shoe features an open toe and heel counter.
- Shoes andslip-ons - 357 options, 49 of which should be worn in summer. The third part is a model classic, most of which are lace-up. The manufacturer offers six colors, namely, beige, red, gray, black, blue, brown. A wide range of sizes, including the 49th, make a good half of the men with an average income level buyers of the brand's products.
- Boots and boots - it is this category of goods that is put up for sale at the end of winter and beginning of spring. Belwest sells goods with a discount of up to 30%. In terms of color, shoes in black and brown shades of leather and nubuck are discounted, although blue and yellow samples are available.
If we talk about a specific model, then, perhaps, not a single representative of the strong half of humanity will refuse a pair of classic black lace-up shoes. Everything in this model is elegant: the color, the standard heel, the slightly rounded front, and even the roughness in the form of a scaly pattern. Undoubtedly, this is a good sample at an attractive price. Belwest offers a variety of black classic shoes for both men and women. This gives the manufacturer the right to call their products everyday goods, and their cost makes shoes affordable and able to conquer new markets. In addition, buyers like the value for money, so they give good reviews to Belwest products.
Despite the fact that shoes are produced in Vitebsk, the address of Belwest is not as a company, but asthe outlet where the goods are sold is known to residents of almost every city.
This manufacturer has a wide sales network. The largest stores, of course, are located in Moscow and St. Petersburg. "Belwest" in the Northern capital has several large product sales centers, which are located at the following addresses:
- 140 meters from Novocherkasskaya metro station, on Zanevsky prospect, 10.
- 1, 3 km from Ozerki metro station, on Khudozhnikov Avenue, 14.
- 1, 6 km from the Lomonosovskaya metro station, on Narodnaya street, 32.
- 120 m from Dostoevskaya metro station, on Zagorodny avenue, 5.
- 320 m from Sadovaya metro station, on Sadovaya street, 47.
- 400 m from Grazhdansky Prospekt metro station, on Prosveshcheniya Prospekt, 84/1.
But the largest Belvest shoe sales point in St. Petersburg is located in Mezhdunarodny. This is the name of the shopping and entertainment complex located on Bela Kuna Street, 3. You can get here from three metro stations: Volkovskaya, International, Bukharestskaya. The store is open without interruption from 10:00 to 22:00.
In Moscow, Belwest is located at the following addresses:
- Bolshaya Tulskaya street, 13 – 130 m from Tulskaya metro station;
- Mytishchi, Sharapovsky pr., property 2, building 3 - 130 m from the bus stop "Station Mytishchi";
- pos. Voskresenskoye, Chechersky proezd, 51 – 1.9 km from Buninskaya alley metro station;
- Red Lighthouse Street, 2B – 310 m from Prazhskaya metro station;
- boulevardIzmailovsky, 55 - 400 m from the metro station "Pervomayskaya";
- Lyublinskaya street, 4/1A - metro Tekstilshchiki, Printers, Novokhokhlovskaya;
- Dmitrovskoe shosse, 17/1 – 500 m from Timiryazevskaya metro station;
- Pushkinskaya street (in Shcherbinka), 2 – 800 m from Leninsky Prospekt metro station;
- Usiyevich street, 29/1 – 700 m from Sokol metro station.
What else is Belwest producing?
Keeping up with the times, a company from the last century keeps up with fashion. Of course, shoes are her main direction in which she excelled. But manufacturers have gone further and offer jeans for sale.
Today's range for men includes ten denim trousers. The color range of products is as follows: one beige and gray model, two black options and six different blue shades. Sizes 46 to 58.
There are eight options for women's denim trousers. Here the colors are even more interesting. In addition to the four standard blue shades, there are one gray, two black and one green jeans. The size range is represented by the letters of the Latin alphabet: XS, S, M, L, XL.
According to the reviews of customers who often buy clothes not only for themselves, but also for the second half, they are satisfied with the quality of the products. Also, men note the presence of pockets, located very conveniently, and a suitable length that meets international standards.
The company's website also offers original bags for sale:
- The two red genuine leather models are slightly different sizes. One of them is squareshape 170x170 mm and a width of 85 mm, another bag is a little oblong with dimensions of 270x215x40 mm. Hardware color: nickel.
- Leather product with blue color looks quite impressive. The dimensions of such a handbag are slightly larger than the previous options and are 290x235x100 mm.
- The large volume brown suede version 385x230x115 is the most expensive model presented by the company.
- A large marsh-colored bag with a snakeskin look has dimensions of 395x260x135 mm.
- Four medium-sized black bags made of genuine leather are slightly different in shape. Two of the models are almost identical, but differ in surface: one is quite smooth, the other is of increased roughness.
On the Internet, reviews of bags are also quite good. Of course, you won’t surprise them, there is nothing super-attractive or unusual in the models. However, they are loved for increased wear, the absence of problems during operation and durability.
After studying the mass of opinions about Belwest and its products, we can note a number of points that consumers like:
- Great quality.
- No marriage in the finish.
- Variety of models for wide feet.
- Insoles made of practical material.
- Most shoes are made of genuine leather.
- Worn for a long time.
- For beauty and good weather, nubuck and velor products, produced along with leather models, are suitable.
- Presence in the line of intermediate sizes.
- Natural fur.
- Rubber usedmanufacturer on the upper rim of shoes and slip-ons, holds the foot and prevents it from slipping, which prevents rubbing the skin in especially delicate places.
- Comfortable last and instep.
- Wide range and colors.
- Winter options are warm enough.
- Affordable price.
- The warranty is given by the manufacturer not from the moment of purchase, but from the beginning of the period for which the shoes are intended.
- Polite and unobtrusive sellers, which is the hallmark of the brand. It is pleasant to enter the store, you can get information of interest, even if you came to ask the price or buy only one pair of shoes.
The reviews also describe some of the shortcomings, among which the following are most common:
- The smallest and largest sizes are hard to come by as they are only half the size of the average size.
- Lack of modern design in some models. As some say, you can accidentally buy grandma's shoes.
- Many people are annoyed by a specific smell.
- The skin is very soft, it stretches quickly and the shoes lose their shape.
- Seams leave a lot to be desired.
- Slippery outsole.
- Many people don't like the brand's popular promotion, which allows you to buy three pairs of shoes for the price of two. Buyers would like to receive at least a small discount on sales days, but when purchasing one sample. After all, some cannot afford to carve out the amount for two pairs from the monthly budget.
- I want to go for new shoes, but the old one is not yettorn down.
Experts recommend trying on several sizes when buying shoes or boots, walk at least ten steps to feel all the delights of socks, look at the seams for defects, check accessories and be sure to compare prices from several manufacturers. Only then you will not regret the purchase and enjoy the purchase.