Today is the final part of my review for the Christmas character heel releases from Irregular Choice. I'll be comparing the green Trixy unicorn, white Bunnykins bunny and Rudy or Rudolph reindeer Santa heels. For more details on each shoe, see those individual posts, but I thought it might be helpful to see them alongside each other.
Like I said in those original posts, both the bunny and unicorn are wedge heels, while Santa is more 'traditional'. The bunny and Santa both measure 4 1/2" with the unicorn a 1/4" taller. All have roughly a 1" hidden platform in the shoe.
The tips of each shoe are very different. The two wedges are obviously bigger in length and width, the bunny is a particularly chunky heel all over. Santa though has a very small base, but widens upwards (obviously!), whereas the unicorn is (slightly) slimmer on top and widens at the base. The bunny base tilts up at the back, but there's still a large mass to stand on, so it feels very stable. I should reiterate that with Santa actually, though he is smaller, it's nothing like wearing a stiletto, more like a block heel. I personally find all three easy to move around in.
All three heels have different finishes. The bunny is entirely covered in glitter with the addition of a satin bow (threaded through holes in the side of it's neck), finished with a metal charm. The mould is the same as the original bunny, you can see eye sockets and the like, but there's no 'shading' or painted details this time. While the unicorn mould is the same as previous heels, this one is made from two-tone metallic that shifts in the light, with a shimmer finish and is neither glossy or matte. A 'satin' if I'm to borrow a MAC lipstick finish! Again there's no shading or painted details, but the horn is glitter covered. Santa has a gloss finish and lots of painted details in different colours and is the most intricate shaped of all three with carvings to show wrinkles in his clothing and to add shaping to his beard. The mould is the same shape used in previous Santa heels and also the gnomes.
Bunnykins and Trixy are the same style of shoe. Rudy noticeably has additional antlers, is missing the front split and bow etc, but if you look closely at the Rudolph shoes, they have a slightly flatter toe on top and are not as all-over rounded like the other two.
I sized up in all three styles and did not buy/try my usual size, so can't compare, but I find Rudy widest and biggest of the three. Bunnykins next, then Trixy the smallest. I wore my older Trixy shoes last week and found my foot thrust forward a little, so your toes are pushed to the tip of the shoe, which is something to consider when deciding on size.
It's been a busy old week, but this concludes my series of reviews. I have something ex'shoe'iting happening on The Shoe Girl Diaries at the weekend which will be a daily thing, so I'm giving myself "you can do it" pep talks to keep the momentum going! What are your thoughts on these shoes though?