They come in three colours, the red and black first and I fell in love with the red instantly. Then came the gold which have multi coloured bows and they were right up there with the red for me too. I've tried to prioritise by favourites and low stock levels (I'm one step away from designing a formula for it!), but for the past few years (since the introduction of the character heels) my money goes on those first and the main collection has had to wait. So I'm obviously struggling with that concept this season when there's so many 'must-haves' for me. The 5/38 had already gone (my usual size) and there was one pair of size 6/39 left, so I had to buy them or risk losing out. I figured I might need a larger size for the ankle and zip opening anyway, though I have previous styles with these shaped heels in both 5's and 6's.
The 6/39 is actually a really good fit on me. A tiny bit big in the foot (really minimal), though very comfortable. I tend to find any shoe or boot with a back zip opening a little short in length and am always worried about catching my skin when using the zip. However I have no such worries with these in this size and think I'd need the bigger one as the top, around the ankle, just fits without digging in when closed. I heard somebody say they wanted to see these on someone with chunkier legs, so here I am wearing them for Shoesday Tuesday a few weeks ago. Although I'm plus size, I wouldn't say my legs are necessarily in proportion, they are a little smaller, so I think if you have really large lower legs (these are angled upwards slightly towards the back, but sit just above the ankle bone) then you might struggle to close them. There's no stretch or 'give' in that section. As you can see the main boot is red suedette with patent red and white polka dot sections, which I'm ahem 'dotty' about!
Another love of mine are bows. Ever since I was really little, I had an obsession, so obviously these are right up my street. Just look at the millions (ok, 8) bows adorning the centre front of each shoe. The toe is really rounded and I guess we could get into a debate about whether these are shoes or boots. The sides are cut-out, had they been filled in, I'd have been "boots" all the way, but I'm calling them "shoes".
I tried so many times, but couldn't get the finish of the heel to come across in photos. It's not as bright or deep red as the rest of the shoe, but has a subtle shimmer throughout. Not really sparkly, it just creates a pearlised sheen, which is really pretty, but impossible to capture. You can probably see it better in that other blog post, where it looks like a pink sheen, that's the shimmer catching the light. I've said this dozens of times, but you honestly have no idea you are walking on a 'heel-less' heel. Even when you are heavier like me. They are very easy to balance and walk on, because it just feels like an ordinary stiletto.
The sole features the adorable woodland animals and the inners are the super soft purple floral velvet with holographic snakeskin trim, which I can't rave enough about. The lining of the sides and back of the 't-bar' section are also in that snakeskin.
There's honestly not a single aspect of these; fabrics, colour or shape, where I think "I wish it was like this or they hadn't done that", I truly love them and think they are perfect.
So yeah, sometimes you have to make sacrifices or tough decisions and where I'd have liked to have gone a little crazy with the Star Wars stuff, I instead opted for a pair that I just couldn't live without.
They look awesome with my Forest Fantasy bag, don't they? I've also buckled and bought the gold Truly Magical after religiously
No items gifted.