Thursday, 22 November 2012

Irregular Choice 'Endangered' Panda Boots

I'm convinced today is Friday and thought this would be the perfect 'end of the working week for some' post. However it's only Thursday (man this week has been slow), but who cares, it's shoes! Not just any shoes, sparkly, weird shaped, double soled, panda boots!! I first saw these here in white, a million months ago and thought "WOW-zers". I like the white even more than the black actually, but the black are for sale and the white aren't and it's doubtful they ever will be produced, so I'll take what I can! On the Irregular Choice website there was initially one size of each Endangered bootie and I stalked the hell out of them; refusing to be naughty and transfer money from my ISA for them (which I've been doing all too often lately) as I didn't have a spare £150 lying around. I dug into the depths of my shoe collection and eBayed as much as I could (by the way plu-plug, I have loads of new stuff up just now ending this weekend, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant etc), sadly it seems sales are slow unless it's the end of month (pay day). Once I finally scraped together £150, the boots sold out that exact day. Boooo!
I knew it would happen! I'd emailed Irregular Choice to enquire about sizing anyhow and they recommended I get the size up (39) because they do have a high instep. Seeing as both sizes (38/39) were out of stock, they offered to order them from the Carnaby Street store and do a phone order and send them to me. Obviously I was ecstatic and here they are! As soon as I'd spotted the white ones, I knew I had to have them, no matter how much they cost, so actually I was pleasantly surprised at £150. It's the one pair from AW12 that I couldn't have lived without.
I'm not going to say much more because the pictures speak for themselves. I will say, I've only tried them on once, but I think the sizing info is correct-I'm glad I got the size up as there's not oodles of room in these. The platform/heel might take a little getting used to (I'm sure I'll be a pro in no time), when you look at the sole it finishes in a sharp point at the heel as the sole tapers drastically! They weigh a ton because of that huge, sculptural wedge and all those jewels! You can't really see the different textures in these images because the shoes are black, but on the white pair you can see the whole panda body (not just the sparkly bits) and it's the same on the black pair (in different materials) and I love the little pom-poms.
The sole, box and tissue paper all feature the new panda print for AW12, which as usual, is absolutely adorable.
Oh and I picked up this adorable panda ring the other day in Debenhams to match. It's a crappy mobile phone pic, but you get the idea. It probably weighs the same as the shoes to be honest!
Have you got your eye on any of the AW12 Irregular Choice stuff?

36 comments :

  1. Hi can you let me know your ebay user id so I can have a look. Would love a pair of melissa shoes if you seling any! thanks x

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    1. certainly, I'll update the post with the link. I have a couple of Melissa pairs, both size 5, the red mules and the black courts with chains, both unworn. I also have a couple of VW shoes in sizes 39 and 40, they're really cute courts.

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  2. Ahh, I saw these on the website and wondered what they'd be like in real life ;)

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    1. they're really gorgeous, I think you'd like them x

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  3. Wow, really cute! The white ones feel quite different from the black ones, though they're both very adorable.

    Ahhhhh and the box and the sole! A new theme every season, I'm addicted. IC you win! :-P

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    1. yeah, they're so different in the white. Pains me to walk on the soles!

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  4. Hi when will you try them on??
    I would like to see hoe¡w the look and fit
    they are so cute!!

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    1. I wore them today, so keep checking The Shoe Girl Diaries as the post will be up this weekend : )

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  5. You should try asking if they have any sample pairs in the white which you could buy, as sometimes places do! These are amazing though wow what a heel x

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  6. I want it so bad I find it in a site and ordered it then they told me no.more. =(! I'm so extremely sad.

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    1. such a pity, they went so fast : (

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    2. Yah.I'm.obsessed with pandas. Lol pathetic but.I cried when the.lady said.to.cancel my order.cuz out of.stock...

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    3. That's such a shame, I hate when you think you've been lucky enough to snag them, then they cancel the order : ( Hope they turn up on ebay or something for you at some point.

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    4. Honey what size are you? Letsbuyshoes got the black Endangered boot!!! Sizes 36, 37, 40 and 41 here's the link http://www.letsbuyshoes.com/4058-01A-20.htm

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    5. I got it.in my cart! Omg I hope this is true

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  7. =(.someone.has.the.41'in.their.cart I.wish.I checked earlier

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    1. Sometimes the website says that..then frees them back up again. I was hoping you'd check back, because I didn't know how else to contact you!!

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    2. If you have instagram mine is -pandabwear or email panda_bwear@aol.com

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  8. Hey they contacted me after ordering them. Told me there out of stock... =( so close I'm usually a size 38-39 =/ but I got my tricks to make smaller or bigger fit. Man what a let down =(!

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    1. I guess it's just not ment to be

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    2. I keep asking them why they don't remove it all I get is excuses.

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  9. Yah it was really heartbreaking =/

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    1. Aw I feel for you, I've been disappointed like that before and placed an order which is then out of stock. So frustrating.

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    2. I know lol I'm just do panda obsessed prob why I'm so sad. Blah

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    3. : ( They've got quite a lot of animal themed things this season, but haven't spied any with pandas yet.

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    4. If in the future you ever decide to sell these pls pls let me know panda_bwear@aol.com

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