The House of Eros Square Pattern Shoe Paddle, is a leather spanking device in the shape of a shoes sole, with an engraved textured square pattern within the larger section of the item. The product is designed with beginners in mind. Presenting something slightly different to a standard spanker, with its chessboard-like pattern offering additional sensations, as it rubs across the receiver’s buttocks.
The3 paddle is just over 13 inches in length and 3.5 inches wide at its thickest point. The item has a good size handle which is easy to grip. The brown leather has a vintage style effect, created by the company using several different natural tanning dyes to produce this unique effect. As House of Eros use natural vegetable tan leather, their products don’t give off that nasty chemical smell that other leather BDSM products out there do. On one side of the paddle you will find the chequered pattern embossed into the leather within the impact area of the device. The other side offers a smooth side, allowing you to flip the spanker over and mix-up sensations during play. With double layered leather neatly stitched and smoothly finished edges, the device is 100% handmade. Its flexibility means the device is easy to swing at a flick of the wrist, yet sturdily built that it should last a good long while.
With this device I was most curious about how the square pattern would mark as well as affect the sensations received upon impacts. With myself standing behind the bare buttocks of a submissive, I slowly started to spank their arse with the smooth side of the paddle. Even with the lightest flick the leather made a pleasant slapping noise as it hit onto their flesh. Once both I and my submissive were warmed up, I flipped the paddle over and quickly swiped the patterned side over his arse. The pattern added extra friction as it glided over their body, and added a grating / rubbing sensation to the stinging sensation which was also received. Sadly when using the paddle, the square pattern rarely imprinted onto my subs skin, often just leaving a block red oval shape which faded after half an hour. However, there was a noticeable difference in sensations when comparing the smooth side to the embossed side. I feel that this paddle is a basic BDSM item for those who are looking to explore spanking but also desire to experiment with different sensations quickly within a session.
To clean the paddle, simply wipe it down with a slightly damp cloth, and dry.
Overall, the Square Patterned Shoe Paddle by House of Eros is a nice basic impact toy, with the option for you to mix up sensations. If you’re looking for a beautiful look paddle which is lightweight to use, then this is worth considering. However if you are after an item with a more sadistic streak, then you may want to consider something slightly different.
Thank you to House of Eros for sending me this spanker for my review. You can find out more about this paddle here.