Post shoes you cry at night over because you're either broke or had missed the release completely.
I should have ponied up the cash and gotten the Nefertitis in pink and black in my size, and bought more pink-and-black sweet lolita dresses that nobody wants because they're associated with the annoying people who think bittersweet is a thing.
Love the Seraphina, but don't know what the blue is like IRL.
Want to touch the hiney but don't know if I could spend $300 on pleather shoes..
They're real leather but apparently the buckles break according to one anon in the otome thread.
Maybe it's my snob showing but somehow I seriously doubt they're better crafted than let's say fluevog for instance.
Can someone recommend me some loliable type shoes along the lines of Fluevogs?
Also, any boot recommendations for really thin calves. Pic related, some Mattie Silks Fluevogs I'd love to have.
ruffle truffle bootie from modcloth. I'm aware that they have the black colorway from mojo moxy but these will forever be my dream shoes
Usually you can find a 20% coupon floating around too btw. And go through ebates! (would appreciate if you signed up under my referral)
i really want to hear heels like the ones posted ITT but i'm already 5'4 ans with them i just feel SO tall. And i actually like being/looking "small".
The idea of "towering" over some people freaks me out
What do i do?
Here are some Aliexpress options. Quality is hit or miss/you get what you pay for though
t-strap mary janes
more heeled oxfords
this entire store has larger sized shoes too
also fluevogs go up to 11, iirc
/r/ing some pirate-y shoes? I'm a sweet lolita so I'm a bit out of the loop, but I have a few classic dresses that I'd like to up my game on. I like tall boots but it's hot as fuck where I live.
Also checking out this fluevog brand now.
Forever regretting not getting Lorraine when I could.
Also I'm so mad I slept on these and also the ivory version when I could have gotten them.
Are these upcoming shoes from Anna House unique, or are they just Taobao resales?
If you're still interested in the ivory version. Walmart sells the mojo foxy version for $18. Search mo mo vicky on their site.
/r/ing ivory/cream classic style shoes, found tons of white but cream is scarce unless you want sweet tea parties from antaina.
bought modcloth's dance it up but still looking for others
I have one pair of wedge sandals right now and a pair of flats on the way. I've been pleased with their quality on the pair I have, though I haven't worn them heavily. Better than irregular choice for sure, and at least on parr with other shoes in their price range.
I got this pair from Irregular Choice, but they are a bit too fancy and uncomfortable for everyday wear.
I own these shoes in ivory, and I adore them! Eleborate enough for lolita, but comfortable enough to be worn for long periods of time. It's the 'Victoria' style, by Mojo Moxy. I bought mine on Modcloth this spring, but I've heard people say they have seen them at department stores such as Kohls as well.
I just bought the ivory today from Walmart, so if the thread is still up, I will do a review when I get them.
I have a pair of the black so I can comment on the fit. My foot is about 25 cm long (8.5-9 US women) but I have wide feet so I bought a pair of size 10 the first time and sold them to a friend because they run wide and the shoe was way to long at size 10. The size 9 I bought after selling the others fits perfectly, width and lengthwise.
Thanks for the info anon! I borrow dresses from my friend so I only wear lolita very occasionally, but my friend and I dont have a similar shoe size at all so Im usually out of luck on borrowing her shoes. Ive been looking for some versatile (and cheap) shoes and these are perfect.
Would this style of shoes be listed under Mary Jane, or do they go by a different name?
I own the black ones and I think they run very true to length. I find them slightly narrow at times in the toe-knuckle area but other than that they're very true. I wear your same size and I have them in 6.
I know this is a long shot, but could anyone maybe help me in finding some good boots? My size is usually 10-10.5, big-ish calves and I'm looking for knee length boots in brown to suit classical lolita outfits.
I will forever cry over these because they were too expensive and Alexander McQueen is gone.
If you're into gothic, I think the Severine boots would look amazing with thin calves.
The Moonstone in BLACK is now on sale, you shoe whores. Get it right now if you're been waffling on buying it.
The Odette in black and blue. Probably would look amazing with blue-and-black Moitie pieces. Also available in black, and in burgundy.
The Sight shoes are nice, but unfortunately those of us with wider feet are boned by both the narrow design and the embroidery preventing any stretching.
Wondering about the Sherry. It's on sale now, I like the color, and the low heel would be good for my ankles, but the fact that it's not a true lace-up boot (there's an inner zip) strangely bothers me.
The Ludovica. On sale in both black and burgundy. The toe box shape is a bit unusual. Actually really easy to walk in due to the width of the scroll heel.
Detail of the scroll heel for the black version.
Just size 11 left for this T-strap in black, size 11.5 for it in red and grey.
Yes, yes to Fluevog dumps.
I already loved and was considering getting the black version of pic related, but now I've seen they added gold and I don't know if I can choose. I do already have gold shoes in my wardrobe but these are so beautiful...
I want to love their shoe designs but they aren't all that unique for the prices, and I'm dubious of the quality as with most brand shoes. Does anyone have a review of VM's shoe quality? They're not real leather, right? I'm mostly interested in those cross strap shoes they put out maybe a year ago.
I bought marked-down Tommy Hilfiger shoes from Ross for $40 that look almost identical to these. Only differences are mine don't have the ruffled tongue and I would need to relace them with 1/2" ribbon laces and they'd look almost exactly the same. They sell shoes like these all the time at H&M, TJ Maxx etc you just have to keep your eyes open.
Like I said, the ones I'm interested are the cross strap shoes, not the ones in that pic. Pic related.
I would never buy a pair of brand oxfords, that would be pretty dumb, I agree. Though if you've seen shoes like pic related somewhere that would be awesome too!
Has anyone ever tried shoes from http://www.harr-shoes.com/index.php?main|4ad5beddabcd0_0|2 ? They seem to be aimed more at theatre companies, but they have a lot of period designs, and they can custom make them in different colours and materials, with different heel heights and stuff. Seem to be about 100 euro per pair. Since I've been on the lookout for some nice cream leather boots, I've been thinking of maybe trying this place... Is that a terrible idea?
They're the most comfortable Mojo Moxy shoe I've owned. Like you, I had problems with the quoted style (way too high for me), and I also own the Hamptons. My Hamptons granted are a little small on my feet but also a bit harsher on the arch imo. The Victoria is more balanced all around- the only pain I have with them is the one I mentioned, where the point at your toe knuckles might be squeezed a bit because that's where the toe bends into shape, but then the toebox itself becomes roomy again.
I've been looking for these wedges all day and the closest I've found was a sold out listing from a reseller.
I grabbed a pair of VM's lace-up short boots for a good price and was pretty disappointed by them. The fit was good, they were pretty comfortable, but the materials are terrible. My rule of thumb is never buy burando shoes and go for better stuff (almost always Fluevogs). The first time I wore them the lining material started to crack and flake away, and they're just cheap pleather, anyways. I saw a pair of the Secret Shop replicas at a swap meet and they were way nicer than the real deal.
Yeah... Honestly when VM's prices are about equal to my 'vogs, for way worse quality, I'll just stick to them. Sad though that the SS versions are better quality. Thanks for the review!
Is there a way to shop for shoes/boots that will be flattering for leg shapes, much like you can buy dresses that are flattering for your overall body shape? I am a pretty thin person, but I have larger calves due to exercise and am a little insecure about them. My ankles are really thin, knee area is pretty thin, thighs are average and my calves are a little above average. Does anyone have a recommendation for a shoe shape, height, and or heel height that may help with the overall appearance of my legs?
Anyone has recommendations for booties like this (in brown)? I like this ones but I'd like to see more options
I've got the same problem with big feet, and big calves. Unfortunately, neither of my go-to websites right now have anything remotely lolita in stock right now. But they do sometimes get things in that works. Try roamans.com, and there's another company called simply be that carries wide calf boots.
There's mainly "don't" rather than "do" with flattering shoes. Clearly, calf length boots are not going to be your friend as they will create a horizontal line on the large part of your calf and draw attention. Knee high (or higher) styles with vertical lines e.g. lace up boots or vertical panels are good, and a small heel will make legs longer and therefore proportionally slimmer. If you have very large calves for your shoe size, knee high boots can be annoying to find though - I have calves that look big in comparison to my fairly slim ankles but because I wear a US 7.5 it's pretty easy, whereas the friend wearing a 5.5 with similar sized calves struggles because I think shoe companies expect her to be smaller all over. Don't go for super high stilettos or anything, just a 2" or so rise - higher heels will make your calf muscles stand out because you're basically coming up on tip toe. Other than that, ankle boots, brogues etc should also be fine but try to find that low heel. I also like chunky platforms because it kinda makes everything look smaller.
It's called the swordfish toe and is a Fluevog signature. Though understandable that the design is not for everyone. Fluevog is known for having out-there shoes anyway.
Here's the Venture in black.
I'm $150 poorer but these are mine. I'm so giddy with excitement.
Possible a stupid question on shoes. I fit a size 38 perfectly in Chinese taobao sizing, which is equivalent to size 7 US. I usually get 38-39 (7-7.5). I've bought shoes that were 23.5cm and they were way too fucking small (a size M from Secret Shop). So I bought a Bodyline pair of shoes that was 240 and they were way too fucking huge. Then I bought another pair from Bodyline, but instead 235 and they were a perfect fit. I think it might just be Bodyline, but serious question, what shoe size should I get (in cm) if I want to buy a pair of heels? Tall lolita here, and I really don't want to have any foot discomfort or blisters by wearing too small of shoes. And I've never worn heels before! I've measured my feet to be 24cm but I'm worried that might be too small!
It is actually more complex than what you think. Besides the fact that shoes arent always goign to run true to size, different shoe models will fit differently. Comparing different brands and models will not work because there is too many variables. All you know right now is that bodyline's 235 fits you okay so far, but secret shops doesnt. But then if you get heels you may find the shoe box is tighter/smaller and may need to size up.
I would go with 24cm measurement. DreamV's shoes can vary in size, just like Bodyline. I have 6.5 to 7 and I buy mostly L for comfort. Just check the measurements for each shoe on their site, pick whatever fits 24cm, and hope for the best.
Most of the time they run very true to size, but there are a couple of exceptions. If the pair you're looking at is still available online, then go to the website and read the buyer reviews; those will tell you in-depth how they fit/feel.
Anyone have recommendations for oxfords or brogues good for everyday wear? Preferably durable with a low heel.
I wear otome/casual lolita almost every day, and my old (fairly shitty) go-to brogues have finally died.
Put up eBay searches for the Elizabeths in white in your size, and stalk the Fluemarket. You can also post a WTB on there. Whether current owners will want to part with them is entirely another matter.
I really want some dark green heels, but most decent shoe brands make them too jade-coloured and the Queen Transcendent Elizabeth shoes don't work for my feet at all - tried them on in store a while back and they were well uncomfortable, unfortunately.
I guess so they don't move as much as you walk and stay more evenly distributed in the platform.
Wildly variable between styles, if you're buying online best to read reviews.
Dunno if this is allowed, but the VW Skyscraper Pearls in white, US size 9 are up on eBay. The description says they run small. They won't fit me but hopefully they'll fit someone here.
these were so cheap and I missed them in the only decent colors. woe is me
hoping forever that it will one day turn up in navy or white
Yup, similar to comm sales. There is no bidding system like LM (though some people decide to post on both eBay and the Fluemarket). Posts on the Fluemarket are automatically deleted after 30 days.
I'm the one that posted them and I'm happy people are getting them. I bought them about a week before the price dropped to $18. I had to fix a bow on one of them. But they're super cute and even though they're pleather, $18 is a great price.
I just got mine so I haven't worn them too long but they are comfortable. They defintely are roomy but I'm not sure if it's worth significantly adjusting the size one buys. I like them enough to buy them in black when the sale gets a bit sweeter.
Does anyone know similar shoes to this? They went out of stock in size just a couple of days ago when I was waiting for customer service to respond about sizing.
The customer service was useless. I told them I typically wear 23.5 cm shoes (lol weeb) - thought it would be better than saying US Size 6.5 (which really doesn't mean a whole lot). But they said they don't know what 23.5 cm translates to..
Anyone looking for these? There's a pair in M up on Rakuten Global: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-grandbazaar/item/581371/
I'm still annoyed that I didn't buy these when I was in the UK. Now I'm back down under and shipping is more than they are.
These went on sale for 14.99 in black http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/dance-it-up-heel-in-black a lot of the larger sizes sold out unfortunately.
Does anyone want Queen Transcendant shoes in white who's a size 9.5? You'll have to pay $300 though but I found a listing on ebay. Not my size unfortunately so I thought if anyone here might be interested.