Ancient Bombay 4 (32 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
  • Ortholite

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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 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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  • 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 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 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 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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