Ancient Bombay 5 (54 reviews) Black Leather Womens Smart Shoes

A chic classic, Ancient Bombay are women's shoes that call on artisan touches with their rich black leather upper, fashionably pointed toe, contrast stitching and leather bow trim. Beautifully cut and enhanced with a 70mm leather heel their premium looks are matched by leather inner socks, Softwear cushioning underfoot and a flexible, comfortable feel.

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Upper Material Leather
Lining Material Leather
Heel Height 2½ - 3 inches
Sole Material Resin Rubber
Fastening Type None
Removable Insole No
Trims Bow
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  • 5 stars out of 5Wow what a bargain ! Excellent quality as always

    Lorraine, manchester

    Wow thanks Clarks, these are gorgeous and comfy yet so chic, you deliver consistently and this is no exception, loyal customer x

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  • 5 stars out of 5Wonderful

    Elaine, crewe

    Fantastic shoes - one of the best pairs I have ever bought.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Which to wear?

    Joy, dunfermline

    Just love these shoes, bought the patent leather version too so dilemma, which to wear first? These shoes are perfect for all day, every day and every occasion so comfortable and elegant. The Little black dress for my feet. Well done Clarks.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Very stylish and so comfy!

    Martine, crewe

    Have loved this style for a while for it's elegance, heel height and versatility. However, because it isn't available in E fit, didn't consider it ... until I tried it in a 6 (my usual size). They were a bit too tight in the width, so I enquired about E fit. The well trained and very helpful assistant said it was only available in a D fit and advised me to order it in a 6/12, saying I might find they are also a tiny bit wider. I was a bit doubtful since this has never worked for me so far. When the shoes were delivered three days later, however, to my surprise they were! Although I had to add a silicone heel grip, these shoes are now my favourites - so, so comfortable and very stylish ... I feel so good in them!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Very stylish

    Paula, london

    I bought these shoes for work and I am so pleased with them as they are extremely comfortable, are a perfect fit and look really classy. The white detailing on them adds to the style.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Very comfy!

    These shoes are lovely, very comfyfit , I would love to see these in tan colour please!

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  • 4 stars out of 5Unsurpassed quality

    These shoes are as usual great quality, very comfortable and fashionable. You don't usually get all three of these features together in a pair of shoes. I didn't grade them as a 5 because I am sure that one day I will get an even better pair from Clarks!

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  • 4 stars out of 5Too small

    bernadette, fareham

    Lovely shoes - liked the stitching and bow details but unfortunately a little tight so had to return.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Superb shoes.

    Christine, southampton

    The heel is just the right height for me. The style is lovely and they are very comfy. As I have bunions I would usually buy a wide E fit, but as this style is a D fit I took the advice of a previous review and purchased size 7.5 as opposed to my normal 7. And guess what! Yes they fit! That extra half size makes them a tad wider. So pleased as i got them in the sale and i love them. Thanks Clarks.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Super comfy - have ordered another colour

    Lucy, sale

    As stated in the title, these are super comfy - so much so I have ordered another colour. 5 1/2 fits perfectly and they look great :not too high; just enough to lift the spirits and great for work under black trousers (so far)! They are nicely pointed at the front, but wide enough where it matters. I have worn with and without tights with no issues either way. I would recommend.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Stylish and comfy

    Nnenna, enfield

    Top notch, looks beautiful, feels very comfortable too when I tried it on though haven't worn it out yet. I am very pleased with them. they make me feel every inch the professional!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Soft and stylish

    Cristina, wolverhampton

    I love the shoes. Fits perfect. I am size 5/6 but sometimes 5 is to small and 6 is to big, I love Clarks for making 1/2 shoes. I got the 5 1/2 shoes and fits lovely. Colour is good. 5*...I would say 10* :). Of course is my taste.

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  • 5 stars out of 5So comfy heels

    Leyla, wickford

    I love these heels, so confy and stylish... Im 5 1/2 but I had to get a size 6 as I have wide feet.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Smart, neat and oh so comfy.

    NICOLA, maidstone

    I don't wear heels much so I was really thrilled that these were so easy to wear and felt comfortable for hours. I really felt smart and stylish. They will go with all sorts of outfits and for all occasions.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Smart!

    debbie, ilford

    What a beautiful stylish, smart shoe. Lovely to wear to work as they fit so well. A nice unusual style for this type of shoe and many colleagues have complimented me on them. Would definitely recommend.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Smart and comfortable

    Fiona, kilmarnock

    Got these shoes for work last week and love them. I'm usually a size 5 but got the 5.5 as felt the 5 a little tight at the toes. I don't usually wear heels but these are really comfy and stylish.

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  • 1 stars out of 5Small size

    Natasha, birmingham

    I'm a size 9 and was impressed by how effortlessly Clarks shoes fit, however these unfortunately were not true to size. Very pretty design but I wasn't prepared to break my foot for them! Feedback from Emma-Lily at Clarks: We do try to be as consistent as possible in terms of sizes and width fittings and all our styles are fit tested as part of our product development process.  However we do find that styles will fit differently due to the differences in design and that a customer may need to select a bigger or smaller size in order to find the most suitable fit.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Small shoes at last!

    This range of shoes in 2.5 is absolutely fantastic, I can't remember the last time I bought a pair of heels that weren't either children's shoes or padded out with insoles and heel grips. I am so grateful to Clarks, I'll definitely be buying more of these now I know that they fit! Please say that you're going to have some boots in this range for the winter! From the other side, I have a friend with Size 9.5 width A feet, any chance you'll be extending the range in the other direction??

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  • 5 stars out of 5Really nice shoes

    cindy, lyndhurst

    I loved these shoes but I had to send back because they were to big and sadly don't have my size. I was refunded very very quick not like phase eight where you have to wait 12 days, well done Clarks would buy from you again.

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  • 2 stars out of 5Pretty Shoes - poor fit

    Marijke, sudbury

    These shoes are so pretty, very elegant. The problem is they are quite narrow. I don't have particularly wide feet, but these were painful within a few hours. They are cushioned so should be comfy if you have narrow feet. Shame because they really are lovely shoes.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Pretty and comfortable

    Céline, edinburgh

    I bought these shoes when they were reduced - a bargain for what you get! The shoes are really lovely and elegant and seem very comfortable so far. Great fit for me and looking forward to wearing them out more often. They are a little less shiny than on the picture, but that suits me perfectly.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Perfect, Comfortable and Stylish Shoe

    Sally, loughborough

    I bought these shoes in black leather for college. I wear them all day, every day, and despite being on my feet a lot, I find them really comfortable! A nice heel height; they look smart yet stylish. I love them!! Definitely worth the slightly higher price. Thank you Clarks! :-)

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  • 5 stars out of 5Perfect little shoes

    Louise, orpington

    It is so lovely to have shoes that don't have velcro or bows! Will defo be buying more, please don't stop this range!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Perfect fit shoes.

    , warrington

    I brought these shoes for work, but they are such a good fit I'll be wearing them to go out in as well. They're really comfortable and I haven't had to use heel grips or insoles as I normally do. I will definitely be buying more pairs!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Perfect

    Christine, berkshire

    This is my first pair of Clarks. It is so comfy that I can't resist to buy another pair immediately. The size is standard, great value, height is perfect..... not a bad word can say about it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Not a single blister!

    Jackie, st. albans

    I wore these shoes for the first time at an all day event. Lots of rushing around, standing etc They are the most comfortable heeled shoes I have worn in years and not a single rub or blister! I also bought the black patent version with a higher heel, more on those when I've worn them all day.

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  • 5 stars out of 5More small size shoes, please!

    Romeo M, london

    I bought this pair in size 2 for my girlfriend. She is petite and in her twenties. For her, quality small shoes are either hard to find or very expensive. I was surprised to find her size at Clarks! I did not think twice and bought this pair. Diana loves them. The way they fit and feel, wearing them all day at the office. She has only good things to say about the shoes. I wish Clarks would make more different models in her size including boots and sandals. I would also wish for lower prices. The delivery was prompt the next day. I give the 4 stars for overall satisfaction because of the price and limited fashionable choices. The shoes are 5 stars, not doubt about it.

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  • 5 stars out of 5More size 2 ladies shoes please!

    R, baldock

    Fabulous, well-made, true to size comfortable shoes. Am thrilled with them!! Please Clarks, can I join in with all the other ladies in asking you to make a bigger range for us ladies with size 2 feet? Once word gets around you will do a roaring trade!!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Lynn, Staffordshire

    LYNN, stoke-on-trent

    So comfortable, great fit. Just ordered two more pairs in different colours. So pleased you have increased your range of size 2.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Lovely shoes & really comfy

    Beverley, middlesbrough

    These shoes are really pretty & very comfortable. They have a soft padded insole which makes them really comfy to wear.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Laura

    The staff at Birmingham was very friendly as always. Love these shoes even though I'm not use to wearing shoes with heels. It is so soft and comfortable, would recommend it to anyone that would like to try heels. Thanks.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Just what i needed for work!

    Nusrat, london

    These shoes are beautiful! They are the right size (I am a 4.5, which is a rare find), right colour, right height and they are really comfortable! I got them at 60% off- which is amazing value for leather shoes by Clark! Grab them before they are gone! :D

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  • 5 stars out of 5I made good choice

    Julia, canterbury

    I bought these lovely shoes online, with a huge discount, and very happy. I was looking for a pair of shoes with a thick (but not too thick) platform and these are just right. When the platform is too thin the shoes wear off quickly and need repairing often , but when it`s too thick they look like shoes for short people who want to look taller... Quality leather, nice but not over the top décor, and these shoes came with a spare pair of heels for repair, plus great price. Fully satisfied customer

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great shoes delivered in 2 days

    Maya, london

    These shoes exceeded my expectations - so comfy and good looking. Also, very speedy delivery - I have ordered them on Friday pm and received them the following Monday.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Great pair of shoes

    Lisa, nottingham

    These shoes are really comfortable, great fit and really stylish. I would recommend anyone to buy them.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Gorgeous

    Lyndsay, huntingdon

    Wow - these are lovely - as always extremely comfortable and got them at an amazing price in the sale - very happy!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5good feeling

    Jingping, manchester

    The shoes look so lovely and are very comfortable to wear, too. The packing is pleasant for a pair of god quality shoes. The delivery is quick. I like everything my purchase. There are more varieties online shopping than in stores, which has very limited items.

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  • 4 stars out of 5Extremely comfy!

    I very rarely wear pointed/stileto heels and usually stick to block heels but I bought these as they look so smart. I am really happy with them as they are so comfortable and give my toes plenty of space in front. It also comes with a cushioned inner sole where the ball of your feet sit so makes it even more comfy. The only things is that it was slipping off a little at the back if I walk quickly (I am size 3 and don't have fat feet) but this was easily rectified when I stuck some transparent gel (back of shoe) grip which you can buy from Boots.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Comfortable fit

    Lorraine, southend-on-sea

    I bought these shoes for work and they are just perfect. The heel is lower than I usually wear but they are so comfy and look very elegant.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Comfortable and stylish

    Gail, kingswinford

    I have these shoes in black and oxblood. They are incredibly comfortable and a perfect work shoe. I dislike the toggles on the end of the bows and so have just snipped these off! At less than £30 these shoes are incredible value. Don't hesitate, buy!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Comfortable & Stylish

    Panagiota , durham

    Style combined with comfort, best combination ever. If you need a stylish pair of shoes that are also comfortable then this is what you should buy. Definitely recommend!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Cloud of air on your feet

    Jenny, london

    I wear heels for work and these are by far the most comfy pair every! Has extra cushion inside for support. Comes with extra heel tips in case. Quick delivery

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  • 5 stars out of 5Classy shoes

    Carole, weymouth

    A beautifully made pair of shoes with attention to detail in a classic design. A comfy cushioned insole to prevent the burn sensation found with some shoes. I do not wear very high heels so just the right height to look stylish with a skirt or smart trousers. I am a size 5 1/2 and these shoes are true to size. I have quite shallow feet so have problems with the depth of most court shoes so I may use a half inner sole to slightly raise my foot for a better fit but this is no big deal. Felt comfortable as soon as I put them on. I cannot wait to wear them. Gorgeous!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Carol D

    I would definitely recommend these shoes. I have so much trouble finding shoes to fit these days but these are perfect and so comfortable. Also they are very smart and I have had compliments already. I am seriously thinking of buying another pair because I can't bear the thought of them wearing out.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Buy these Shoes

    Pamela, armagh

    Got these on sale, lovely shoe, stylish go with anything shoe. Fast delivery, very pleased, thank you Clarks

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  • 5 stars out of 5black shoe

    Nadia, clitheroe

    these shoes are fab, very comfy with a low heel, and very smart, fantastic for work, I wear them all day and they are great.

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  • 5 stars out of 5Beautiful and comfortable

    Slavena, birmingham

    I used to think that all high heeled shoes were uncomfortable and hence I very rarely wore them. I ordered this pair of shoes only because of the excellent reviews before me, all agreeing that this pair is extremely comfortable. And, I could not agree more - miraculously, these medium heel shoes are both beautiful and comfy. They arrived in two days, were nicely packaged, and after wearing them around the house for an hour I could not be happier - my feet are fine and walking in them is quite alright. I am normally size 6.5 and having ordered 6.5. they fitted perfectly! Really happy with this purchase, and at the price of £28, this is a good bargain as well. Very highly recommended!

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  • 5 stars out of 5At last stylish mid heel shoes

    Carole, bury st. edmunds

    As much as I love high heels I can no longer wear them, so finding an elegant, stylish mid heel pair, especially to wear with thick black tights, was just wonderful! They seem a little stiff but am sure they will soften up on wearing, but otherwise feel very comfortable. I look forward to wearing them. Thank you Clarks! More please!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Another amazing pair of shoes.

    Sally, sheffield

    Every now and again, I find a work shoe that is so comfy, smart and stylish that I buy it in several colours- this is one of them! I bought the black leather and after a couple of wears decided I needed these as my work 'uniform'. I've since bought the black patent and the oxblood. I really like that they put spare heels in too. At first thought they were a tad expensive, but got them with 20% discount which makes them even better. Can't recommend highly enough!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Ancient Bombay

    Maxine, stockton-on-tees

    Beautiful, stylish, comfortable shoes. I also have the Deeta Bomaby and these are just as good. The service from Clarks is impeccable and no less impressive when ordering Sale items. Shoes are beautifully boxed up. Never used the returns service as never needed to!!

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  • 5 stars out of 5Amazing

    abida, harrow

    Got these in black .. Never been so impressed with its comfort and elegance .. Did not think u can actually buy sexy shoes and they can be Comfortable .. Only disappointment is that the wine colour ones are not discounted.. WHY !!! .. I want them too. But a little expensive.

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  • 5 stars out of 5 Doncaster Lady

    Lesley, doncaster

    Comfortable, quality shoes as I expect from Clarks.

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  • 4 stars out of 5

    Theresa, cardiff

    Smart shoes. V nice. Have to admit my feet are not best suited to shape of these shoes but I think will be fine for few hours wear! Clarks shoes - I usually am size 7 in casual comfy shoes, but in 'smarter' styles usually take 6.5. I also have the Bombay Lights style in 6.5 which are more my foot shape & comfortable. These feel more Glam, with slimmer heel, pretty shape front. Needed size 7 in these, slips a little off left slightly smaller foot, think heel grip or half insole will work, the other foot slight pinch on one toe which think will 'wear in' ok. Excellent delivery & packaging. Fantastic bargain at sale price. Also bought pale pink, v pretty.

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  • 5 stars out of 5

    Jarmila, cambridge

    I bought these shoes in red and I am very satisfied. The fit is just perfect.

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