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How important are shoes to your outfits? What are some of your shoe reccomendations, tips or faux pas.

>> No.10477107

My shoe game is super weak
I remember that there were a few taobao shops that made real leather ones, but I don't shop on there much so can anyone drop some link/recommendations?

>> No.10477150

shoes can honestly make or break an outfit. you can’t go wrong with colored tea parties for sweet lolita

>> No.10477153

I used to really half-ass my shoe choices for coords - black shoes with non-black outfits, ballet flats, you name it. Now that I have a little more money I've started branching out more and it's honestly made such a huge difference to the quality of my coords.
If your foot size allows, I highly recommend checking out non-lolita j-fashion brands. I've gotten a lot of super cute classic-appropriate shoes from Amavel and Axes Femme, and they're usually about half the price of lolita brand shoes for equivalent quality. Imo most lolita brand shoe designs are super uninspired anyway.

>> No.10477156

I've got a pair of VW RHSs but am looking to get some knockoffs for everyday wear. Where is everyone getting theirs now that bodyline has stopped selling them?

>> No.10477157

I have somewhat sensitive feet so I almost never wear heels. Flat platforms like RHS or maryjanes make up the majority of my shoe collection. I don’t see a point in wearing lolita if it’s uncomfortable to wear in daily life, but I also don’t want to compromise the look with sneakers or other crappy looking “comfy” shoes.

>> No.10477164

Sorry for long link

>> No.10477166

i was at a convention, and a couple of sweet lolitas had completely one-color pastel FILA chunky sneakers. it worked incredibly well

>> No.10477171

Classic lolitas, what are the comfiest shoes you own? I'm looking for a pair for daily wear.

>> No.10477173

How do you big feet folks handle the pain? I've pretty much given up with my 25.5 cm / size 41 (freedom 8) since shipping costs to EU make the risk of buying something from taobao not worth it. I feel like I'm doomed to wear the ugliest shoes there exist, and it'll forever bring my outfits down.

>> No.10477174

I'm EU 42 and I go with cute offbrand Mary Janes. I also have Vivienne Westwood RHS, they run larger.

>> No.10477177


Sweet lolitas I think can get away with that if they know what they’re doing, for sure.

>> No.10477202
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For me this pair of Hush Puppies heels (I have them in black). I've walked in them for entire days without feeling a thing. They're years old and long discontinued, but Hush Puppies seem to periodically do designs that are very workable for classic so they might be worth keeping an eye on.

>> No.10477204

i've seen sweet shoes on taobao go up to 42

>> No.10477207

Love sweet shoes with heels but refuse to wear them because I can't walk in heels and won't put myself through the discomfort of it. Platforms I can do.

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Reviews on Cotton Candy Feet? I want their bat shoes but I worry about the quality. I have seen mixed reviews.

>> No.10477228

Looking for recs on comfy white or light pink lolita sneakers.

>> No.10477233

Reebok I think (or another big sporty brand) has some real leather light pink sneakers I really like and was able to buy on Amazon with 1 day shipping. The more round toed kind, not the atheletic looking kind.

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I wear these Fluevog shoes or a pair of all black Jeffrey Campbell Lita shoes with gothic. They're both comfortable and I've had them for 3+ years with no damage! Super comfortable especially the Fluevogs


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If you change the laces for something cuter it might work.

>> No.10477240

I think they are a little too pricey for the quality they offer. If you only want them for the bat bows, I suggest to diy them. There are plenty of tutorials online and they’re pretty easy to do.

>> No.10477246

I have a pair built on the same last and they are crazy comfortable, especially for heels. Maybe I'll get those, they're on sale right now.

>> No.10477247

Wait, my mistake, mine are on this last:


There's some cute options for classic/gothic in there though. I really dig the Woodlands.

>> No.10477251

You got a pair of teaparties yet?
I dunno if you wear sweet, but that was our go-to comfy shoe a decade ago

>> No.10477254

I like this a lot. Something about the rest of the coord being perfect and the shoes being the only oddity makes it look cool, like she was transported to the modern world and had to trade her fancy shoes in for sneakers.

>> No.10477258

I've worn a lot of lolita shoes but I've found AP tea parties to be the least comfortable of all.

>> No.10477260

I’ve always been a shoe lover so I want my shoes to be special. They don’t have to be statement OTT shoes, but I want them to be more exciting than basic tea parties.

>> No.10477262

i love this so much.

on a side note, i hate that if a western lolita wore this it would be called ita.

>> No.10477265

It's ita on her too, and many people have called it such.

>> No.10477271

this. it does even match colorwise, it's not ita simply because of them being not lolita shoes.

>> No.10477273

Watch out, she's gonna dunk on you with her sick nikes

>> No.10477285

I think shoes are very important for an outfit, I can understand it when people need more comfortable shoes for certain activities, but either just take photos from above the ankles or switch shoes for the photos. It looks so bad if you see a photo of an elegant coord and then look at the bottom and see a pair of ragged shoes.
I personally always wear some form of Lolita shoes when I go out. I do have brand shoes, but use them only for photos/walking inside at events, as I have had the experience of a pair of my brand shoes just completely falling apart the first time I wore them outside. So for that I just wear shoes from Taobao, which actually do last longer than my brand shoes. I also tend to stick with shoes that have some form of heel. I have quite small feet for my height, but Tea Parties give me big clown feet. I also dislike how they walk. I really can’t understand how many people can be so fond of them, considering the fact they often make the feet of the wearer look so much bigger.

>> No.10477299

Im struggling to find nice shoes for ouji. Any recommendations?

>> No.10477321

I prefer offbrand shoes for the simple reason that I can try them on or send them back if they don't fit. For some reason the Japanese equivalent of a EU 38 never fits me correctly, sizing up or down didn't help either, so I gave up ordering online. I also prefer real leather and properly padded soles which brand shoes just do not provide.

>> No.10477338

Someone made a review on here not too long ago showing that their quality isn't much better than average taobao

>> No.10477341

What are your personal favorite staple shoes for average non-ott sweet?

>> No.10477345

i have a pair of platform filas i've been thinking would be cute with a blue and red dress, nice to know i'm not totally crazy for it

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Yes I agree! I like the East End family and I could see the Woodlands in and out of Lolita as well.

These could also be cute for oldschool or darker classic.

I wish they made more Baroque family shoes as well but they sold out of a lot of styles and then never remade them. I try to hunt down some of them on the second hand market.

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MS Paint doesn't let me make the brush big enough to convey what I'm thinking but I have wanted to use a pair of basic white booties for sweet and then tie ribbon on the arch and ankle depending on the colors in the dress. It would look much better with a thicker ribbon and probably a lower bootie but this was the best I could find at the moment with a quick search

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I would also love to see all white DMs with pom poms or other barrettes clipped to the laces to match the outfit

Sorry for double posting but I wanted to add the image

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Does this work? I love the dress but just feel the shoes are a bit nothing, they could pull the whole look together instead they seem like an after thought.

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Whereas I think this pops.

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that's her main issue in her coords imo. the mains are fine but the accessories always seem like an afterthought. it's more obvious with classic coords where she's using obviously sweet shoes instead of something more classic, like pic related. (also try to ignore the shoop in this thread, let's focus on shoes since this thread is about shoes thx)

>> No.10477411

I think these look great compared to
>>10477399. The shape and design of the shoes with honey cake don't work at all. Honey cake is more of a cutesy/kitschy aesthetic where the shoes with the pearls feel like rich sexy girl aesthetic. It's a clash in shape and aesthetic.

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White Mary Janes, cheap and comfy, $35 at Amazon

>> No.10477421

Thank you so much!

>> No.10477427

Does anyone have any American Duchess shoes? I have my eye on a few pairs and I'm wondering about comfort.

>> No.10477442

All of my American Duchess shoes are really comfy. A bit pricy, and made wilth real leather if it's a deal breaker, but a good investment.

>> No.10477451

I got two pairs and they’re very overpriced. They feel flimsy and the fit was off. I prefer my angelic imprint and Sosic shop shoes

>> No.10477504

Flats with pantyhose? I always feel underdressed

>> No.10477512

I'm classic and have wide feet unfortunately, so finding shoes is more difficult. With classic, brown/red/navy isn't too difficult, but fuck my whole life trying to find anything in the pink, mint, or lavender families, especially in real leather. Hotter used to have some cute heels but they've gone downhill. I have a pair of cream Ruby Shoos that work okay, and I learned to dye leather so I can dye darker colors on basic brown or grey shoes, but I'm still having a time finding pastel/antique pastels.

I really want to try Brako shoes but I don't know where to find them.

Any gulls have suggestions?

>> No.10477517

Im not sweet, so unfortunately not!

>> No.10477548
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Pic related from Katie. They’re real leather and super comfortable. The price is high but I snagged my two pairs for cheaper - one on sale and one for 1/4 of the cost on Mercari.

Also picked up a pair of real leather lowish heels from Leur Getter on impulse when I was in their shop and I’m glad I did. They’re incredibly comfortable, but probably only for those with narrow feet like me. The colours are muted but would work well with some kinds of sweet. Mine are black.

>> No.10477552

Had no idea leur getter has real leather shoes! I always thought JM was the only brand to offer real leather

>> No.10477564

I don't think the shoes take away from the coord, but a more fun choice would be lavender shoes, since the white color sticks out more to me as the trim of the outfit. The leg part of her coord just looks overwhelmingly one color.

I agree that the shoe color pops here because the color balance is there. Buuuut those shoes have cutaway sides, so they probably look a little off in any view except this extreme front shot. Good on her for choosing a pose/photo that shows the shoes in the best way though.

>> No.10477601

that sounds supper cute, maybe I would go for a more rounded toe for sweet!

>> No.10477603

i'm EU 42 too, angelic imprint makes a bunch of cute shoes that go up to like 46 (protip i sized up for tea parties and they fit right). TUK has some nice mary janes too, they have a UK site that has nice shipping to EU.

>> No.10477697

JM is so overpriced... for what they charge I can get a Goodyear welted shoe/boot with a much better sole. It's a shame cause their shoe designs are cute

>> No.10477711

in what universe do boxy fluevogs work for sweet?
I agree they're not the best choice for the coord but... Come on those are more for a white gothic coor.

>> No.10477718

Goodyear boots aren't cute tho.

>> No.10477739

Some of them are very nice for classic or mori-ish coords. There definitely isn't anything suitable for sweet.
I'm a daily so I also tend to compromise on style a bit if I can get better quality footwear that lasts a long time and is comfy.

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Macaron heels?

>> No.10477798 [DELETED] 

The general idea is cute but the execution on those is shit

>> No.10477802

they're by dreamv of course the execution is bad.

>> No.10477832
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I want to buy these from Sosic shop but I fit the largest size available and the description says they run small, does anyone know how small?

>> No.10477848

Just buy bat now clips from Etsy.

>> No.10477850

Kinda cute but reminds me of those heinous Irregular Choice designs.

>> No.10477866

I have these and they are pretty much impossible to walk in for me. Their other shoes are way more comfortable.

>> No.10477882

Ugh they look like those stripper shoes with anal bead heels.

>> No.10477882,1 [INTERNAL] 

My American Duchess are one of the most comfy shoes I have and they have literally all the sizes

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Doesnt ETC have real leather shoes too? I like their tea parties the best.

>> No.10478241

Does anyone know how true ETC shoes run to size? I'm usually a 24.5, but I've had other brands run small or large.

>> No.10478291

Seek therapy

>> No.10478300

Nayrt but you're obviously triggered because the shoes you like look like something that you put in your ass. You're the one that needs help kek

>> No.10478486
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Emily Temple cute. Any advice re quality and fit?

>> No.10478591

Do good Western loliable shoes exist?

>> No.10478595


>> No.10478614

Depends on your style, I’ve seen people use demonia mary janes for old school and gothic

>> No.10478620

For sweet, not really. For anything else though definitely yes

>> No.10478637

yes, if you're classic or gothic, and yes for sweet if you can fit kids' sizes
easter and sunday school shoes are the shit

>> No.10479006

What are the most uncomfortable shoes youv'e worn because, fuck it, they go so well with the outfit.

>> No.10479021
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Anyone own some shoes from Angelic Imprint? Are they comfortable/do they hold up?

>> No.10479024
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I loathe teaparty shoes. They have round tips, like clown shoes and the flat heel doesn’t help either. People wearing these look like they have goose feet.

>> No.10479025

That's why I'm planning on buying some wedge platforms from Angelic Imprint. I really regret buying tea parties, they just accentuate big feet.

>> No.10479026

i think they're cute lol

>> No.10479027

My feet are small and I already have goose feet so idc

>> No.10479030
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How about these?

>> No.10479035

same, ugh. I only wear heels or platforms with lolita

>> No.10479045

These are ugly, but ngl I would wear them to a walking meet

>> No.10479046

Part of why sweet lolitas look like children

>> No.10479070

Are you talking about western like cowboy?? If not you need to reread the thread and see that people have already linked brands and styles to try not based in Asia

>> No.10479071

Geese have cute feet

>> No.10479072

Anon, they're clearly talking about brands based in the West.

>> No.10479083

Nice observation, genius.

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>> No.10479138

Nah, the shoes are ugly and, even if they weren’t, I’m not into sweet pastel aesthetics. I believe you need help because the first thing you associate with (ugly) innocent shoes are anal stuff.

>> No.10479139

I miss old school shoes that had real clownish round tips

>> No.10479142

i just bought a pair and I will let you know! I bit the bullet and got a cheapish pair from LM

>> No.10479144 [DELETED] 


Why do anal beads trigger you so much?
Something you want to tell us bud?

>> No.10479146

poor creatures

>> No.10479153

Eat shit, sweet lolita whore.

>> No.10479158

da fuck??
I dont wear sweet ?!
I am a whore tho

>> No.10479159

wait did you maybe want to respond to the person teasing you with the Macaroons = anal beads ?

>> No.10479233

Look a bit robotic.

>> No.10479236

I just wish there were shoes in sweet styles available in real leather.

>> No.10479241
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I like the look of these. Alice Keys. Anyone know if they are any good?

>> No.10479242

By Secret Party

>> No.10479272
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Miz Moos "Fido"

Real leather, $80ish on sale


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>> No.10479354

There are, read the thread.

>> No.10479372

Fuck you whore

>> No.10479413

op and i happen to agree but theyre loliable for pure classic so I thought I'd share

>> No.10479575

I’ve got a few pairs from American Duchess and they are honestly the most comfortable footwear I own, and that’s from first time putting them on. They are well worth the price, and are really well made. If you ever go for their button boots, seriously, get a button hook for fastening them.

>> No.10479611

yeah, absolutely. not a commentary on you posting it, rather how I feel about the lack of cute details in western fashion. please, don't be dissuaded from further posts.

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These look a bit cheap. The quality doesn’t look too great imo. They’re okay looking, if you’re on a tight budget, but want something that looks like Victorian button boots. They’re better than say, a pair of sneakers or some styles of shoe you see getting worn. But they don’t look great quality at all, especially if you compare them to say, American Duchess button boots, such as the Tavistock boots or Renoir boots.

>> No.10479726

How are demonia shoes?

>> No.10479727

Nayrt but the other boots have a more feminine touch to them.

>> No.10479740

More feminine? Seriously? Having the scalloped trim on the sides does not make them more feminine, just more cutesy potentially, more youthful. The American Duchess boots are reproductions of Victorian women’s button boots. The Tavistock style are very simple, but AD do do more detailed styles.

>> No.10479741
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I have the Maryjane 50 and the Kera 08 in a US8. The Maryjane runs small, and the Kera runs big but they don't do half-sizes. But it's 'Murica, so you can exchange sizes if it's too off for you. I just wear tbe small one with hosiery and the big one with socks. I like the Keras - the toebox is wide which makes them very comfy. Haven't had them very long, so I can't speak to the durability.

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Ok, I'll fess up, I don't get rocking horse shoes at all. I think they look terrible.

>> No.10479782


Imo they are like those clunky clown mary janes from Tokyo Bopper and similar ones, they only look good with frumpy old school when styled really well, and look awful if you're too tall or fat. But they have a certain aesthetic appeal that is really unique.

>> No.10479783

I used to feel the same way and then one day they just clicked and now I love them.

>> No.10479803

> western like cowboy?

Anon I....

>> No.10479820

The kera ones are perfect, I wish they were in stock! I'll have to keep my eye out for them second hand, I guess. How's the comfort on the mary jane pair?

>> No.10479821

the comfort is average for western heels but probably lower than japanese heels. I've noticed japanese heels have a higher platform so that the rise is not so steep. whereas western shoes are impractically steep, but these do have a nice thick heel so balance is not an issue compared to normie stilettos. Like I said, the fit is a bit tight so I can't wear socks with them, and the toe is pointier than japanese designs so your toes are more squished. they are made for Halloween costumes, so don't expect supple pleather either. But since they're plain black it's not apparent when you're not holding them up for a close look.

>> No.10479838

>I used to feel the same way and then one day they just clicked and now I love them.


>> No.10479848

I partially agree. I know they're a fairly iconic part of lolita fashion but I'm still ambivalent about them after years wearing lolita and I find all of the Vivienne Westwood ones ugly. However, I actually like RHS-esque shoes like the BtSSB Victoire shoes and even those punk ankle strap ones Bodyline made. They seem less like "normie fashion item in lolita" and more like they fit well in the fashion, even though the ballet style RHS are very acceptable lolita shoes.

>> No.10479877

Same, I don't know what it is. I do think they often get forced into outfits they don't belong in, but when they work they look amazing.

>> No.10479879

Please give a photo of example of 'when they work they look amazing'

>> No.10479882
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I really like this coord, for example. I'm sure you won't, but to each her own.

>> No.10479901

ETC has real leather. I’ve got a pair of tea parties from them and some knee high boots.

>> No.10479922

Neither of these looks good. Classic lolita is not historical costuming, it's still cutesy and girly

>> No.10479923


But classic lolita is a little more mature while still being girly and feminine. Toned down classic looks could easily work with less obviously frilly shoes.

>> No.10479924


Nayrt and I like this coord but personally think it would've looked better with shoes that contrasted the sock color more, like a white or red pair of RHS

>> No.10479959

Not a knockoff as such but for everyday wear I wear the Melissa RHS. They really don't show wear easily due to the material.

>> No.10479969

Yes, seriously. They look more feminine to me.

>> No.10479993

A pair of baby rhs-like mary janes that were a size too small cuz I'm a euro 40 which is borderline too big for most japanese brands (and too big for some like tokyo bopper)

>> No.10480009

Nice coord but you are right, I still dont get the shoes. Agree - each to their own.

>> No.10480018

i've been wanting a kera pair but they only go up to one size down from what i need,i've heard from other people that they run big but i'm scared of not being able to wear them with thick socks

>> No.10480022

thats odd,i actually find that tea parties make my feet look not as big,especially thanks to the small heel, unline platform shoes.

>> No.10480107

Has anyone tried stretching their shoes? Amazon has shoe stretchers and I’ve been thinking of trying it on shoes that are a little too tight.

>> No.10480115

It doesnt really work for plastic shoes.

>> No.10480118

yes it does, the type of plastic that most fake leather is made of is pretty stretchy.

>> No.10480196
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I think the Demonia Sprites are good if you have black as a staple color in your wardrobe. These are older styles. I just found the bottom one last week in my size.

>> No.10480268

How comfy is the Maryjane?

>> No.10480301

i have the patent leather maryjanes and it runs a bit small (still fits me perfectly tho) and it gets extremely uncomfortable after wearing it + walking/standing for an hour or more don't know about the regular one

>> No.10480313

Has anyone (besides the one random reddit post I googled) had luck getting bodyline to send them a replacement pair of shoes? I was trying to undo the clasp of a new shoe right out of the box and the metal broke in two. Hell, I’d even settle for a replacement clasp. The other shoe was fine. I emailed them and they are “confirming” so all I can do right now is twiddle my thumbs and pray to Mana-sama.

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I like the look of these

>> No.10480617

So I’ve recently bought a pair of secondhand taobao shoes and they were wayy too big on me, even though they were listed as a size US7.
I measured my foot and apparently I should be getting US5 sizing for taobao shoes? Is this common? I’ve never bought shoes this way so I was surprised at how big they were

>> No.10480674

the regular maryjane runs big so even with socks it feels a tad loose, wide toebox which is great for my foot shape, only thing is the straps have elastics so they have a bit of a flip flop effect. soles are not too heavy or too light.

>> No.10480882

Love these! Sauce?

>> No.10480883

Always look at the JP size because its literally the shoe size in cm so you don't have to guess the shoe size conversion

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>> No.10481047
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I prefer something with a bit more pretty

>> No.10481108

I have a pair I got secondhand that looks pretty close to these >>10480196 and they're easily my most comfortable and versatile shoes. First time I wore them was for 6+ hours walking around a zoo, mall, and going to dinner and for once I didn't have any discomfort after wearing something other than sneakers, and I've made every effort to wear them since. I only have the one pair so I can't say for certain how comfortable other styles are or how they hold up but I'm pretty happy with mine.

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Open toed shoes. Ok with socks, pantyhose or best bare?

>> No.10481782

Bulky open toes need socks. Slim shaped open toes use tights. And a big no to not wearing legwear

>> No.10481785

I like the sheer-ish ones with open-toed shoes and sandals the best. I only do this with J-fashion though.

>> No.10481938
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Thoughts on these by Axes Femme?

>> No.10481946


Very cute but I've always had a a soft spot for granny boots. But they are very loliable and would go well with classic coords

>> No.10481995

i like any combo of legwear on others, but on myself i feel dumb wearing anything but sheer short socks

>> No.10482053
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Granny boots, haha, me too I guess.

I've been considering this pair from Timberland as well since I live in a rainy ass city. Not sure how well the Axes Femme is gonna last in the rain, but it is way cuter..

>> No.10482056


Anything except nude pantyhose. The pantyhose looking invisible and then your toes suddenly being one single flesh-coloured nugget sticking out of the toe hole is probably the worst visual possible.

>> No.10482075

>one single flesh-coloured nugget

>> No.10482237
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Has anyone here tried Oak Tree Farms and can tell me about the quality? I'm considering a new pair of boots and I'm torn between them and American Duchess. The Oak Tree Farms ones are goodyear welted whereas the American Duchess don't seem to be. I tend to be pretty hard on shoes and I don't want to spend >$200 on something to have it fall apart in two months.

Pic related is from Oak Tree Farms.

>> No.10482326

I have neither but my guess would be the OTF ones are better. I've heard mixed things about American Duchess' quality and a goodyear or similar welt is usually a sign that the company is putting out durable, wearable shoes, plus you can resole them when the soles wear out.

They're still made in Mexico and on the cheap side for goodyear boots, but they ought to be better than most anything else in a similar style.

>> No.10482327

I have that exact pair from Oak Tree Farms and own American Dutchesses Tango boots. Oak Tree Farms uses full grain leather while American Dutchess uses calf leather. I thought the quality of OTFs was really good. Full grain leather is the best and most durable leather.I haven't worn them for too long but I thought they were really nice quality. It's also has a goodyear welt which means you can wear these boots for a very long time, and replace the sole.

AD's uses calfskin leather which is thinner, lighter, and had a smoother finish. Calfskin is a great leather, it's not as durable as full grain but since it's thinner and smoother it has more of the delicate dainty look. OTFs feel more like something you'd wear running around in the barn, while AD feels more like something you'd wear to a ball if that makes any sense.

I think it comes down to personal preference, they're both good quality. I personally prefer OTF since I'm looking for durability.

>> No.10482502 [DELETED] 

My ex had a massive shoe fetish, showed more interest in my footwear than me especially in the bedroom.

>> No.10482508

I'm really trying to find 27cm rocking horse shoes, circa Lolita Lola level of quality. Bodyline even too, but they don't go that big anymore.
Am I shit out of luck or are there places these days that sell decent wood or foam based rocking horse shoes?

>> No.10482516

Maybe antaina or angelic imprint?

>> No.10482529

Which ones from American Duchess are you looking at? AD footwear is hard wearing and practical. They’re made to last. I don’t know anyone aside for the other anon>>10482326
who’s said they’ve heard anything bad about AD. The soles are fully sealed (aside for the theatrical range). American Duchess themselves are involved in the historical costuming/reenactment communities, and make sure their shoes can hold up to that useage. They even have videos of them mucking around on playgrounds and the like in their shoes, in full 1830s attire.

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I'm looking at these ones from American Duchess, the Colette Button Boots. They're cuter than anything OTF has put out, but I really need something that can stand up to walking a few miles across town in the rain (live in a very rainy country and I walk a lot). I might look into reenactment communities and look for more in-depth reviews there.

Thank you, this is incredibly helpful information. I am looking for durability, something I can repair and resole when needed. That being said, the AD shoes are so dainty and pretty. I'm so tempted to just buy both, and use the AD pair for fancy events, and the OTF ones for running around town.

Thanks! Yeah, it's hard to find goodyear stuff that's remotely lolita-appropriate. I think Fluevogs are, but most of their designs are kind of ugly imo. There are a few diamonds in the rough, though.

>> No.10482580

I’m a re-enactor myself, and while I’ve only recently gotten my first pairs of AD boots, my friends within the community, and the larp community all say only good things about them. Same goes for the reviews from both Bernadette Banner and Morgan Donner, two historical fashion people on youtube, give their thumbs up.

The Colette boots are lovely, but if you live in a very rainy place, you might have more issues with water getting in between the gaps in the straps if it’s very wet. You possibly want to consider a more closed style boot instead, or get a pair of these and save them for drier weather. AD footwear does however stand up otherwise well to lots of walking in them. I also live in a very rainy, hilly place, and haven’t had any issues with my boots yet. I was honestly so impressed with my first pair of boots that within a matter of a couple of months, I bought two more pairs. They’re all insanely comfortable.

AD do also offer lots of products to help with their upkeep and in good condition, which will help with the waterproofing, and you might want to grab some of the adhesive rubber soles with grip to help give a bit more traction in the wet potentially. The construction itself is really solid, and they are hand stitched.

I will say however, if it’s any of their button boots that you get, get a button hook for them, they help you get a nice snug fastening, which is what you want. The button holes can also be a bit stiff when you first get them, but the leather does soften up. I hope this all helps. If you do want to get some though, I will say that things can sometimes sell out fast, and they don’t always restock a style.

>> No.10482629

I don't remember who and where so take it with a grain of salt but I read some iffy reports on them when I was deep into researching footwear. Also generally speaking, I would guess that shoes made for practical usage are going to have more money allocated to durability and construction and shoes made for historical reenactment are going to have more money allocated to design and style.
Fluevogs for example (which I do own) imo fall in between, they're quite decently made but not as much as other shoes for the price.

If it rains a lot, a goodyear welt might actually not be ideal as they can let the wet in. Storm welts are a good compromise but there's almost nothing lolita-appropriate in a storm welt.
Just based on the pic you posted the leather looks a bit thin.

>> No.10482650

Actually, no. Things made for historical reenactment ARE made to be hard wearing and durable. It’s not about style over substance. It honestly sounds like you really are unfamiliar with historical reenactment groups, and the aims sorry, and haven’t actually seen in person AD footwear. If things are style over substance and practicality in a reenactment aimed product, then it is not fit for purpose. American Duchess footwear is made using traditional methods, getting things as close as they can to actual historical extant shoes they’ve examined in museums and in their own collections. They also design things to be hard wearing and practical. I can attest to this as someone who owns AD footwear. The construction is excellent. They are lined usually in a softer leather to the outer leather for the upper parts (the whole lining is leather for their shoes), and either a canvas or other textile for a boot.

>> No.10482651


Oh, and to add, looking at the photo of the Colette boot, you can see it’s lined fully in leather, as well as the outer leather. The sole is fully sealed leather, with the heel just having a replaceable bottom to it (which they also come with replacements of in the shoebox). They look narrow and very dainty, but appearances are deceiving. It’s because of the shapes and design.

>> No.10482746

There's a lot more to shoe construction than raw materials and I'm also not sure what you mean by "fully sealed leather" (that just makes it sound like they're cemented, which is a pretty low-end construction method), but the thread is just derailing at this point so I'll leave it.

>> No.10482759


Size 45 would fit you. I got the same shoes and size and love them.

>> No.10482830

>but I really need something that can stand up to walking a few miles across town in the rain (live in a very rainy country and I walk a lot)

just speaking from experience, those look like very pretty buckets. I don't care if they were made for stomping around a theatre for 9 hours, they're not meant for rain because they have that openwork particularly towards the toe. That's just basic physics.

>> No.10482863

>open shoes
....pick one, anon.

>> No.10482926

Anon, if you like them just get them, but understand they won’t be the most practical for wet weather. American Duchess are good quality, and durable, but the design has some drawbacks compared to some of their other boots for standing up to having water potentially get into the boot if it’s raining lots. That’s simply down to them having lots of cut out sections, and and a very open front. Your choice, if you want some boots from American Duchess, is get these and keep them for nicer weather, or go for another style. Whatever you decide, they are a good investment, and worth the money.

>> No.10482941

Just buy some rainboots and shoe glue some bows on them. Swap out your shoes for coord shots. It's not practical to wear nicer shoes around in the wet weather anyway.

>> No.10482944

they make rainboots with bows

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idk about durability, but there are cute boots that are actually rainboots

>> No.10483146

They look pretty good

>> No.10483284

Thank you for the advice. I think I'm going to go for it and just wear them on dry days. I'll definitely get a set of rubber soles, I'm clumsy as hell and prone to slipping around. I'm glad to hear the construction is good. I will certainly get a button hook.

Ah, fair enough. Yeah, don't think I'm going to find anything pretty in a storm welt.

This is really good to know, thank you anon!

... yeah, you both are right. Forgive me, quarantine brain has me a bit slow on the uptake.

I'm thinking I'll get the Colettes for indoor/fair-weather use, and wear more weather-friendly boots on rainy days.

This isn't a bad idea!

Those are cute, I wish they came in my size.

Thanks everyone for all your input, this was a really insightful and productive discussion for me. I really appreciate it!

>> No.10483340


this is the actual purchase link for those between 23-25cm

>> No.10483342

You’re very welcome! A last bit of advice is that they size things for wearing with fine stockings. If you have wider feet or want to wear thicker socks or tights, sizing up half a size can be recommended. If you have any questions, they have a great guide, and their customer service is excellent for contacting. Also you might find the buttonholes a little stiff initially, but they soften up through a bit of use. YouTube has plenty of guides for using the hook, as does the American Duchess site, which also has guides on moving buttons if need be. The fit is meant to be snug, as that’s how you get the support of your foot and ankle. I really hope that you are pleased with the boots, and can get many years of use out of them.

>> No.10483362

Hey you are a very nice anon, cheers and thanks for being so pleasant.

>> No.10483406

You’ll find the self-adhesive sole protectors and button hooks on the accessories page on the American Duchess website, along with appropriate shoe care products.

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Love these

>> No.10483935


Heh it's ok. Quarantine is messing me up too. I hope you're able to find loliable boots for the rain!

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Where could I find shoes similar to Meta's platform heels? Sadly my feet are too big for their size LL.

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>> No.10485720

these are so cute where are they from

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>> No.10485726

Isn’t that one of Milanoo’s related sites?

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>> No.10486358

Antaina and one of those other Taobao shops have similair shoes, but the colours are like white or black, or a very ugly red. They never have the beautiful colours meta has.

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Are there any shoes that go with pastel sweet lolita that don't look like cosplay shoes? Something more like classic style or oldschool.

>> No.10486685

What do you mean by cosplay shoes? Low quality? Bubble toed? Or are you looking for shoes that are more normie, unlike tea parties and RHS?

If it's the latter, then it depends on how much you care about sticking to The Rules and what style of sweet you wear. On a scale from 'weird' to 'normal' there's things like pastel creepers and platform sneakers, frilly sandals and heels (like Liz Lisa and Jesus Diamante), pastel converse and doc martins, and totally normie stuff like Lita boots and regular heels. Any of those would work with some styles and coords but not others.

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i guess i mean the combination of all those things at once. like bubble toe and bows in black would be more lowkey, or pastel and high quality would be more lowkey. but pastel and bows and pleather all together is too much for me.

the style I'm trying to match is that exact dress in the image. All the inspo photos I have saved for it are very standard sweet. I like my platform demonia mary-janes for oldschool and granny boots for classic. I even have some sosic shop shoes in black and brown for non-pastel sweet. But this fully pastel look is new to me and out of my comfort zone.

>> No.10486696

Plain white platform mary janes?

>> No.10486714

This thread convinced me to finally get some more shoes (all the shoes I have are fine but I wanted more choices for a while), so now I have two black pairs and a white pair on the way, I’m really looking forward to having more options. I have at least three other pairs I’m considering, I just wish the shipping cost for shoes wasn’t so bad.

>> No.10486744

I'm definitely leaning towards white and platforms because that is in my wheelhouse, but I don't want to go too plain because then it might lose the sweet lolita charm. trying to find a shoe that manages to balance that.

>> No.10486746

Nayrt but Leur Getter has tea parties in actual leather, if that helps

>> No.10486748

I'm looking for sax shoes in a classic style and I'm having a hell of a time finding some - any recs?

>> No.10486877

I'd say for that particular dress it depends on just how sweet you want to go. Because it's mostly florals you could aim for a more mature looking coord. Or you could go fully cutesy with it.

Something like these Liz Lisa boots would work for a winter coord, especially if you incorporated white fur elsewhere and leaned into the rabbit theme. You could also look for pastel granny boots (it looks like any combo of sax, lav, pink, or white could be coorded with that dress which makes it easier).

If you wanted to go full normie either of these Cecil McBee (or similar shoes) could be coorded very easily as well. Just ease up on the frilly accessories like wristcuffs and bows, and go for a more plain blouse and maybe a cardigan to cover up the bodice lacing for a less costumey look. Basically coord it like a mature classic coord, but in pastels.

And remember you can always add bows or little flower clips to your shoes if they're too plain. Ankle socks are also great for adding a bit of frills to your feet without being ott or clownish.

>> No.10486896

If you have balls you can dye real leather white classic shoes with leather dye. Those are a tad easier to find.

>> No.10486897

It would be easier to use leather paint instead of dyeing them

>> No.10486902

That is actually not a bad idea at all, thanks to both of you! I think I will give it a try if I can find the right pair of white leather shoes. I feel like dye would achieve a better look for my purposes since I'm looking to get the same colour all-over and if I'm not mistaken dye would be a little more durable, but I really don't know much about this.

>> No.10486942
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hmm i do want to go a bit sweeter than that... but i think i finally found a good option. i feel like this wedge looks normie-ish enough for my comfort without sacrificing the lolita scallops and cute details.

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Thoughts on wasabi restricted heels? I can’t find worn pics anywhere so I’m not sure how they would actually end up looking.

>> No.10488282

holy shit finally someone with good taste

>> No.10488284

fucking finally someone with actual shoes fuck yeaaah

>> No.10488285

obvious anon has no real knowledge on footwear construction and aesthetics

>> No.10488287
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I have them! They're really comfy. Sorry for the shit quality, this was from before I got a new camera.

>> No.10488289

get a cobbler to add rubber soles
buy leather conditioner
buy saphir invulner to waterproof leather shoes
also 80% of ppl here have nobody does what they’re talking about when it comes to shoemaking

>> No.10488293

lol true but autism creeped from your last sentence so fuck u imma wear cheap costume kids clothes

>> No.10488342

Thanks, this helps! They’re also inexpensive, so I’m going for it.

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Would these work?

>> No.10488779

Yeah I like those actually, thank you anon! They seem to be totally sold out on Hotter's website though, sadly. Did you happen to see them in stock somewhere else?

>> No.10488780

Totally sold out in my size, I should say - I'm a UK4/EU36.5-37.

>> No.10488791

$70 flat USD shipping to AUS. kill me

>> No.10489201
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dumb question, noob here. are chunky demonia boots ever appropriate for use in lolita?

>> No.10489230


I have an older pair of these before they redesigned them, and then I bought a pair of the new version and ended up sending them back- the new version isn't as cute unfortunately. They need to bring back the higher high and shorter rounded toe.

>> No.10489290

Sure, depending on the rest of the coord. You could use them for goth, punk, military, anything like that. Maybe even sweet if you leaned hard into the punk/sweet aesthetic (like Meta and APs moto jackets and such).

>> No.10489583

I wish I’d seen these before, they’re so cute! It looks like they’re on sale for a really good price, but they’re sold out of my size.

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What do you gulls think of these for a black classic shoe? I’m drawn to the metal tip but it might be too normie or goth?

>> No.10489599

too goth, my two cents for what it's worth

>> No.10489607

I like it, but it depends on how what style of classic you wear? Like it would work great with military classic or maybe JetJ, but it's too goth for something like IW or MM.

>> No.10489618

Ayrt, yeah I wear military classic, lots of crowns and rows of buttons and rosettes

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Any suggestions for waterproof, slip-resistant snow boots that aren't hideous for sweet? I feel like there are some that are decent for classic that I could still wear with my darker sweet pieces, but I'm curious if you have any better ideas.

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for example, to match something sweeter like this

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