[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k] [s4s] [vip] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / bant / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Home]
Board
Settings Home
/cgl/ - Cosplay & EGL



Thread archived.
You cannot reply anymore.



File: the-right-image.jpg (20 KB, 236x354)
20 KB
20 KB JPG
Shoe thread? Shoe thread.

>itt
Share your shoe collection, discuss recent purchases/coords, etc etc

Personally I'd love to see some shoes that aren't teaparties. I like them enough, but I want to see some other classic or casual footwear.
>>
*Big foot anchor post*

Shoutout to everyone with big feet
If you find cute shoes that are available in size 8+
respond to this post with pics and links
>>
File: IMG_0563.jpg (53 KB, 250x333)
53 KB
53 KB JPG
>>9606819
>>9606848
I'm a size 8/8.5 and was lucky enough to nab pic related from WW in a L.
I'm on the lower side of large and thought I could do an M one time: I will never fit into my violin shoes and I am sad
The paint chipped IMMEDIATELY upon getting them so it isn't like I can resell them either...

As for other shoes, I usually use these for daily wear: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01AMOHUOM/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1&th=1

>t. Classic lolita
>>
File: image.jpg (26 KB, 480x364)
26 KB
26 KB JPG
>>9606848
I bought a pair of leather oxford heels from Julia Bo, and I was very happy with the quality and service. All of her stuff is custom (you choose the color and material of each piece on the shoe) and she has a decent selection of designs, colors and materials to work with. She runs up to ladies size 11 I think, and my pair ran me $130 USD.
>>
>>9606911
those are lovely. I'm a size 9/9.5 and have never worn (real) leather oxfords, they seem wonderful.
>>
I'm wanting some good, black boots for a gothic lolita coord, any recomendations?

I really want some that go above the knee, but I doubt I could find any for that.
>>
>>9607105
heeled oxfords have always been my go-to shoe, so after my last brown pair died I decided it was time to invest in a leather pair. so glad I did. I'll likely buy a black and navy or wine pair soon as well
>>
Any suggestions for simple, comfy mary janes made from real leather? I'd like to buy some reliable everyday shoes from a "comfort" brand but I'm having trouble finding something non-ugly
>>
File: shoe.png (136 KB, 492x656)
136 KB
136 KB PNG
Newest addition to my collection is these. I'm really excited about them, they're extremely comfortable and show off my tights nicely. Style is sweetish classic, I try to go for a more mature vibe.
>>
>>9607135
Eek! So pretty.

>>9607130
They're not amazingly cute but they're real leather with memory foam and don't look so bad.
It's Loralie Mary Jane wedge from Dansko
>>
File: Hotter-Valetta.jpg (68 KB, 800x800)
68 KB
68 KB JPG
>>9607618
Those are ugly, anon.
>>9607130
Hotter have pic related in stock, they may have other good designs too and from what I can tell they're all leather.
>>
Everyday lolitas, where do you buy your shoes from? I always wear the same pairs and they're wearing out quickly.
I prefer leather and sites that ship internationally, like Aliexpress and Taobao.
Mind you, I'm not in Europe or North America.
>>
>>9607632
>>9607618
Both of these are hideous.
>>
If you've never heard of Fluevog, check it out, some of the best designs on the planet. Prepare to have wallet ready. https://www.fluevog.com/
>>
>>9607135
What brand is that?
>>
>>9607819
Sam Edelman. They also come in dusty pink suede.
>>
>>9607754
Are they paying you for this? Save for some of the boots, everything on there is crazy garish. The way their heels are shaped make me shudder.
>>
File: image.jpg (126 KB, 500x750)
126 KB
126 KB JPG
>>9607829
Not that anon, but Fluevog has been a high end staple in lolita for literally ages. Not all of their stuff works, but when it does its top tier

pictured: fanny rosie in a pair
>>
File: image.jpg (103 KB, 500x750)
103 KB
103 KB JPG
>>9607832
and another...
>>
>>9607829
Most of the shoes don't really work for lolita, but there are a few like their Caravaggio and Elizabetta that were really popular when they came out. Their claw-foot heel was also apparently copied by Baby, and then Taobao. I have the Robyn boots and they are easily the most comfortable of my lolita shoes.

I wish they'd bring back Caravaggio though, this season's stuff sucks.
>>
File: image.jpg (84 KB, 485x670)
84 KB
84 KB JPG
>>9607834
and another...

(not that she's the only lolita that matters, I just remembered she had a few pairs and she's been around the block a few times)
>>
Can anyone comment on Shoes of Prey's quality for their custom stuff? They might be my only hope for finding a pair of non-ugly dusty pink heels in my size.
>>
File: shoe.png (88 KB, 366x347)
88 KB
88 KB PNG
>>9607839
Imo you definitely get what you paid for in terms of material quality and construction. Plus, if they don't fit perfectly the first time they'll make you a new pair for free.
>>
>>9607832
>>9607834
>>9607837
Honestly tho the only fluevog designs that work are ones that are sort of generic anyway, that you can find all over the place. Their quality is definitely better, but it's not like they're super special.
>>
>>9607904
This

And the designs that do work only really work with the practically-normie vintage style that Fanny wears.
>>
>>9607697
Are you OP? If not what do you think would be good

I figured they don't want a real heel for walking's sake
>>
I'm slowly building a collection of shoes to match my colors in my wardrobe, but mostly I just buy off eBay or aliexpress and wait the month. In the mean time I'm also looking for some simple everyday shoes that are made from more comfortable and longer lasting companies, such as Clarks or Earth. I always size up my more fashion shoes by a 1/2 size and put some insoles in it.
>>
>>9607839
Yeah this >>9607874
The shoes I got were too tight the first time around, so they shipped me a half size up for free but somehow they feel too loose

The toe box is still kind of weirdly short, but the inside padding is very cushy and comfortable. The sole isn't the best quality but they do throw in a couple of free caps for the heels and insoles as well. So I'd say I'm really happy with the customer service and the shoe itself is nice depending on the materials chosen. The only thing that bothers me is the short toe box. I do have to say that I probably won't get more just because having the ability to customize the shoes also is kind of limiting in that all the shoes look kind of normal and generic, and I'd be happier spending money on an interesting design.
>>
>>9608049
what are your favorite ebay/ali stores? I've been using a few Amazon fronts because they offer quick shipping at a very small markup
>>
>>9607672
Miz Mooz for classic, though they are pricey. I think they ship internationally. I also like Fint and DSW.

For sweet, I used to get shoes from Bodyline, but now it's just Aliexpress.
>>
>>9607118
American Duchess?
>>
>>9608135
>very small markup
most shit I see on Amazon is at least 50% more than the Ali price, let alone the original taobao price
>>
Any suggestions for sweet that aren't 2010s era clown shoes? I'm slowly realizing I love sweet, but the footwear is one of the biggest roadblocks to transitioning my wardrobe.
>>
>>9608361
Keyword most

I try and get stuff that isn't worse than 25% off ali, and I'm usually successful, which is worth it if it's cheap already for shippings sake
>>
>>9606819
About these shoes, how do People make the straps stay like that? I have the bodyline version, and my legs are too thin/thick to make the velcro ends meet when I wrap them like that.
>>
File: full_size.jpg (19 KB, 400x600)
19 KB
19 KB JPG
>>9607672
I wear my Doc Martens Indicas almost everyday. They're leather and very comfortable once they're broken in. They have them in black, and I have a red pair too but those might be discontinued.
>>
Demonia and yru... you can never have too many boots
>>
Where can I get lolita shoes that are safe for walking in snow? I want keep wearing lolita when winter starts, but I don't want to ruin my shoes.
>>
>>9608590
What do you mean by "safe in snow"? A lolita shoes are generally made from PU or leather, which is the same as normie shoes. They have the same care and concerns in the snow as any other show

(except RHS's, don't wear those on ice unless you want to die)
>>
Would these shoes work well with oldschool and casual gothic, or are they too normie-looking?
https://world.taobao.com/item/522786087475.htm?spm=a312a.7728556.201601086188259.5.566a9095YPsbU0&scm=1007.12679.20634.522786087475
>>
>>9608590
How much snow? If you mean shoveled sidewalks and light snow coverage of walking areas, I've never had a problem with brand boots. If you mean slogging through 3-4 inches or more, then... I'm not sure, I haven't exactly tried that. Briefly, it's fine, but my feet haven't exactly been warm afterward.
>>
>>9608655
These are cute! Perfectly fine for both styles you're going for imo.
>>
>>9608417
If it's any consolation, I have the VM ones and the strap is a bit too short as well.
I'll just fashion a short velcro extension piece to connect the straps.
>>
>>9608473
Envious of the red pair, I only got the black ones. They are comfy though!
>>
>>9607697
>>9607829
I always hate posts like this in the shoe thread. What shoes do you wear? How often are you wearing them?

Many people who post in this thread are looking for comfortable shoes that will last and work for lolita. Taobao/Ali/Ebay, hell even brand shoes are often cheap (as in, have cheap materials)or ill-fitting. Brands like Fluevog, Clarks, American Duchess etc are well made and work well for classic or gothic.
>>
>>9608759
>ITT meetlitas who wear shoes for 3 hoursbabe fore taking them off and throwing them in the closet for a month
>>
>>9607118
How gothic? I really like the pleaser and demonia styles that look like old meta, I think they're perfect for edgy true gothic looks
>>
>>9607618
>>9607632
So ugly. You could thrift cuter mary janes or at least get a slightly bigger heel that doesn't look like arthritic old nursing home shoes https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/wendy-09-pump/342748?cm_mmc=CSE-_-GPS-_-G_Shopping_Pumps-_-New_Pumps&cadevice=m
>>
File: IMG_5879.jpg (54 KB, 750x577)
54 KB
54 KB JPG
Are these Bodyline shoes replicas of anything?
>>
>>9608980
btssb
>>
>>9608774
stop with that fucking word
>>
>>9608987
They're not, they're similar to BtSSB's Antique Ribbon Shoes but not actually replicas, several design details are different.
>>
>>9608980
Pretty sure they are of Innocent World shoes. I'm trying to find a reference, but without lolibrary it's difficult.
>>
>>9608741
do you really need to half size up? the black ones are on sale in my size, but I'm worried they'll be too small.
>>
does anyone know if it's ok to put pleather in the freezer? i'm trying to use the frozen water bag trick to widen some shoes, but the shoes are very strappy (Buckler shoes from Current Mood) and made of pleather and i'm worried they might crack or they will permanently deform because of being bent and frozen for so long
>>
>>9609157
by "for so long" I mean for 7 hours
>>
File: body line shoes.jpg (125 KB, 700x700)
125 KB
125 KB JPG
So I work at a thrift store and a pair of these shoes showed up today. They were in really good condition and for only $5.00 I couldn't pass them up. Unfortunately, they are too big for me. They are size 7 us which would have fit me in the past, but I went through a major weight loss and my feet changed size.

So long story short, is there any way I can do something to still be able to wear these shoes? Stuffing them with toilet paper works O.K...but it's kind of uncomfortable.
>>
>>9609203

insoles and padding should work. I've used the heel pads and insoles to great effect to go 1/2 to 1 size down.
>>
File: 1438129261619.jpg (30 KB, 480x480)
30 KB
30 KB JPG
does anyone know where i can get these strappy shoes? ive been looking for a pair in a chocolate color but i havent found them yet ....

i know target sold these ones a while ago but they dont carry it anymore....
>>
>>9609242
All I could find were some Lace Market listings with no pictures and one with pictures but the listing was expired.
Here are the ones with out pictures in case they just weren't showing on my browser if you want to check.
https://egl.circlly.com/auctions/jane-marple-four-strap-boots
https://egl.circlly.com/auctions/jane-marple-four-strap-boots
>>
>>9609215
Thanks I'll try that!
>>
>>9609157
I'd try heat on pleather before attempting a shape change with cold.
>>
What about some nice quality non leather lolita shoes? Any ideas?
>>
File: 02_U91-600.jpg (53 KB, 600x800)
53 KB
53 KB JPG
mid-september just needs to be here already
>>
>>9608590
Quite honestly, brave the elements in standard shoes (unless it's stupidly cold to the point where you'll get frostbite, -5°C with a light breeze is fine but -20 wouldn't be). If you're going to be in fields then rock that style. If it's near roads like sidewalks and stuff then yeah, that sort of snow will start to ruin any standard pair.
>>
>>9609034
They're not, all the Innocent World shoes that are similar have a much lower vamp and other small differences.

99% sure they're literally just Mary Janes with a bow, similar to ones various brands have put out but not identical to any of them.
>>
>>9609299
almost all lolita shoes are PU. take your pick.
>>
>>9608739
Thanks for the tip! Sadly, they don't even Come close for me, so in the end I Just tuck the ends behind the straps and pray they won't stick to my socks...
>>
>>9609089
YMMV of course; for me they fit fine in my usual size.
>>
>>9609377
Yeah, that sucks a bit.
I hope my method works (will report back).
>>
>>9609089
>>9609511
Same here, they fit in my usual size but they do run a little wide, which can be adjusted. They do run pretty close for me, so if you're a sometimes 7 sometimes 7.5 go with the 7.5.
>>
>>9609203
Heads up, I own those and the buckles are notorious for popping off. Sew them down or replace them asap

>>9609304
This gives me some middle school nostalgia... what brand? Tineye not cooperating.
>>
>>9609628
Wego/WC
>>
>>9607672
I troll eBay for real leather pumps and boots. Obviously you have to be patient if there's something specific you want, but I've gotten more than one pair of leather shoes for $10 shipped.
>>
>>9608958
Those are cute but >>9607130 wanted a comfortable pair and that heel looks anything but comfortable.
>>
>>9609772
The reviews say they are comfortable, and I wear heels that height with classic regularly all day long. I can't stand the chunky schoolmarm Clarks look
>>
Has anyone bought RHS from Taobao or Ali that they would recommend? I'd really love a pair, but VW is a bit out of my price range and Bodyline is all sold out in my size.
Would love either black or pink.
>>
>>9609628
haha yea. When they accidentally popped off the first time I freaked out thinking I broke them.
>>
>>9609511
I'm sorry I'm dumb I linked the wrong comment. I meant to ask about 1/2 sizing up on these American duchesses shoes: Stratford. they have my size, but reccomed half sizing up. Do any anons have them and can vouch for the sizing?
>>
File: 22214001.jpg (106 KB, 480x400)
106 KB
106 KB JPG
Anyone know where to get a similar pair of shoes? I don't like in America, so I couldn't buy direct from the store when they had my size in stock
>>
>>9607118
Oak Tree Farms? I have a pair of their Victorian style boots and they're so comfy. They don't go above the knee, though.

>>9607135
Sauce? Those are super cute. I have a pair of gold BL shoes but they're not great for more toned-down looks, and I don't want the cheap ones I've seen on amazon.

>>9607829
NAYRT, but I have a pair of Hopscotch Tag that work great for gothic/classic, and another pair of Esoteric Temptation heels on the way. Also some normie boots fwiw. They're a really solid brand imo.

>>9608154
Seconding Miz Mooz. I have a pair of their heels and they're super comfy. Don't remember the name but they're Mary Janes with scalloped edges?

>>9609203
I got some foam toe inserts off Amazon that work pretty well for shoes that are half a size too big on me. Insoles help as well.


Can anyone who owns the VW rocking horse shoes comment on the sizing? I have a pair of VWxMelissa rocking horse sandals and they run about a size big on me. I don't really want to drop >$500 plus shipping on shoes just to have them be huge...
>>
>>9610536
Gold shoe anon, they're designer (Sam Edelman). I got them from a Sak's Fifth Avenue outlet.
>>
>>9610023
Are you me Anon? Looking for similar shoes. What's the brand of your pair?
>>
>>9610749
Dr. Marten's Salome Patent. If you live in the US I think there's still some sizes left on their store.
>>
Hey guys, after all the debates about shoe replicas I've decided to invest in some brand shoes, but I'm worried about throwing away a bunch of money before I figure out which sizes fit me. I have rather narrow feet US size 7.5. From Taobao I usually order s39 but sometimes they run small (one unlucky pair really fucked up my toes).
Which brands would you recommend and in which size, M or L?
Thanks in advance!
>>
>>9610879
What are you wanting to buy anon? I'm also US 7.5.
AP shoes, buy size L, M is barely too small. AP boots, M fits me perfectly (this actually confuses me).

BTSSB also varies. Their honey cross shoes I was an M in black, but L in another color (I was trying on in store). I was an L in their pumps. Boots BTSSB and AatP, I'm also comfortably an L.

>Basically buy L if you're buying online, M only if you want to risk it or you're in store trying it on.
>>
File: pretty blue.jpg (109 KB, 500x750)
109 KB
109 KB JPG
I saw these shoes awhile back but I can't seem to find them with a reverse image search... They are so pretty though
>>
What do you do when you get some new beautiful shoes and you scuff them the your first time out? I'm so bad at keeping my shoes nice...
>>
File: strawberry bell shoes.jpg (387 KB, 750x750)
387 KB
387 KB JPG
>>
>>9610947
http://www.jeffreycampbellshoes.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Lita
It seems that they're not available in that color atm
>>
>>9610910
Ah my bad, I should've specified. I wear primarily classic, so I think my first choice should be IW, Queen Bee (it's not Japanese burando but like Wunderwelt carries it which I think makes it more legit), but of course, many shoe styles work with classic, so I'm open to all suggestions. I definitely want AP's glitter heels in gold, they're like a wardrobe staple at this point.
Thanks so much for the recs, will be focusing on L sizes in my search!
>>
>>9610950
Oh jesus, I've always had this problem and it irks to me no fucking hell. Even normie shoes i fuck up after one wear, something to do with the way i walk means I will without fail scuff the inside of the shoe (next to the big toe).

I dont have any advice, except cry and maybe shoe polish if its viable.
>>
>>9611138
We must walk similarly, because that's where I always scuff my shoes too without fail.
>>
>>9610950
>>9611138
If it's a scuff that's a transfer of color (like paint or whatever) Mr. Clean Magic Erasers will take it off gently. If it's a gash type scuff, shoe polish on leather, and taking a permanent marker closest to the color of the shoe and carefully coloring in the gash then rubbing with your finger to blend for PU.

t. can't walk in a straight line I s2g
>>
>>9611011
Oh, then you should be fine! I've had no variation with choosing L for IW and queen bee. Since I'm sweet I've only had a few experiences trying them on in store, but L is definitely your go to size.
>>
>>9611011
>>9611238
You should be around 24.0cm, but try and take your actual measurements to know. I know IW M is 24.0, so I'm not confident that you couldn't fit M either. I've had less experience with their shoes so hopefully another anon can pipe up about their sizing.
>>
File: shoesss.png (2.72 MB, 1600x960)
2.72 MB
2.72 MB PNG
I work at a thrift store and wanted to share some of my favorite finds. They are a bit worn but I still love them
>>
>>9611953
what thrift store do you work at and who do I have to kill to get their stock
>>
>>9611962
NTAYRT, but when you work in a thrift store, you see ALL (or most) of the stuff that comes through, so you can pick out exactly what you want through all the crap that comes through. If you went to your local thrift store and spent 4, 6, 8 hours a day going through stuff, you'd find stuff you liked too.
>>
>>9612650
I'm just going to imagine there's a really happy lolita working behind at every thrift store I go to that's a total dud. Congrats! they are all very cute :)
>>
File: 20170828_164342.jpg (1.08 MB, 2560x1536)
1.08 MB
1.08 MB JPG
At my thrift store all the best shoes come out around halloween. Any shoe that looks at all 'unique' to the normie pricers gets packed up for halloween.

Pic related I found these today in the halloween section
>>
>>9610622
Bless you, anon. I think I'm going to order the flat version.

>>9610950
I usually polish leather shoes before wearing them out. Not sure how a clear coat would hold up on the pleather brand shoes are made of though. Could be worth a try. Windex also works on those really shiny PU shoes.
>>
>>9611953
shit, I found the top left shoes at a thrift store too. mudd right? I miss chunky heels
>>
File: think.png (453 KB, 565x643)
453 KB
453 KB PNG
So, do I get this right that almost no one gives a fuck when I wear shoes from sources like angelic imprint, antaina and the likes, as long I don't show up with them on brand tea parties? Like for a normal walk out or a meet, they're completely ok?
>>
>>9615262
Yes. I would say 90% of my comm wears design replica shoes and 75% carry design replica bags. I get paying for the design but the quality is just not there for the price brands charge for their PU shoes.
>>
>>9615262
Yeah, pretty much nobody gives a fuck, esp. if you're outside brand sizing range anyway or it's a more generic shoe.
>>
>>9609628
They are based on buffalo classics it looks like to me
>>
Anybody have some cute diy Lilia shoes? So many of them fall under "plain flats but I added straps and a bow" I'm looking for more interesting stuff not just hacking normie shoes to kind of look rori. Pic related.
>>
i plan to order a pair of VW rocking horse ballerina shoes, but i dont know how they fit.
Are they true to size? I wear a US womens 7 usually, so do i order a UK 5?
>>
>>9610023
I have shoes almost exactly like that by Robert Clergerie I got online
>>
>>9615262
Some of them look really bad though, my glitter AP pearl strap heel knockoffs look so bad up close, the pearl strap is wonky and doesn't fit right
>>
>>9608590

See these?>>9608473

Keep them oiled/polished, and wear decent socks. Most of the traditional Docs are cute but durable.

Otherwise, just buy good winter boots and change at work. Stay away from most wellies though, unless they are a known brand your feet will hate you.
>>
>>9615247
>Not sure how a clear coat would hold up on the pleather brand shoes are made of though. Could be worth a try. Windex also works on those really shiny PU shoes.

Use the protectant spray meant for auto interiors. Smells nice and preserves the material.
>>
Buying these in White and White Marble
(size 8 U.S)

Let me know.
>>
>>9610947
there are knockoffs of these everywhere on amazon and ebay
>>
>>9615446
This, or they make sealant specifically for shoes. I have some and it works well even on suede-like shoes.
>>
>>9609363
PU?
>>9615342
Well i guess you can sew a small stuffed bear to a ribbon, sew the ribbon to the shoe, sew another ribbon to the back and there you go
>>9621053
Cursed image
>>
>>9622499
Polyurthane. Fake leather. It's way harder to find leather lolita shoes than non-leather. even VW is rubber
>>
>>9622547
>even VW is rubber
VW's designs are made of leather. The rubber designs are collabs with Melissa.
>>
Can anyone with American Duchess shoes comment on the comfort? Or have other reccomendations for extremely comfotable shoes? My feet are getting more and more fucked up, and I can't wear normal heels anymore. Even the tiny heel from my Fluevog Brontes kills the ball of my feet. I was thinking of getting a pair from Hotter but everything is really basic or sold out in black.
>>
File: 8361837.jpg (51 KB, 900x900)
51 KB
51 KB JPG
>>9622666
Pic related: tiny heel that kills me. Beautiful shoes but theres not enough padding in the soles and no space for an insert.
>>
>>9622666
What style are you looking for (gothic, classic, sweet, etc) And what in particular hurts your feet?
>>
>>9615425
I bought mine at a local VW store so I could try them on first, and my usual shoe size fits perfectly.
A thing to keep in mind though if you have wider feet: they are not overly accommodating in that regard.
>>
>>9622670
Shoes with a tiny heel like this kill my feet too- I think because tiny heel is hard to balance on so I put more pressure on the ball of my foot. I can more comfortably wear my higher but chunkier heels for longer, but maybe that is just me?
>>
>>9622670
>no space for an insert
just size up, dude
>>
When is it acceptable to wear oxfords? Are they for more classy/preppy styles only? Wondering what my options are to build out my chocolate wardrobe and I'm looking for flats or heels that are 2inch or lower.
>>
>>9622666
I have American Duchess shoes coming in the mail so when they show up I will post a review! I can usually do Fluevogs if they are 2" or shorter- I got a pair of the Dinahs and they're flat so I just wear them all the time.

>>9623090
Oxfords do well with most classic coords, or if it's a sweet/classic coord. I wouldn't pair them with a straight up sweet coord, but it really depends on the outfit in question!
>>
>>9623090
>>9623139
Oxfords can also be very cute in country IMO.
>>
>>9606848
8 isn't big, you can easily find that size on AliExpress, eBay, and so on. big is like 9+ since those sizes are much more rare when looking at lolita shoes
>>
>>9622921
no, this is physics. you're going to feel the pressure in your heel much more if it's all focused on a tiny point than if it's more distributed over a larger base. this is why wedges tend to be the most comfortable out of all heel styles.
>>
>>9622499
thanks I guess but I wasn't looking for how to specifically make bear shoes. I am just looking for DIY lolita shoes in general for inspiration.
>>
>>9623139
I have gold and ivory shoes for my classic coords since my colors are mostly creams/ivory... but I'm looking for brown shoe options to start my chocolate wardrobe.

Like would oxfords be good with AP's chocolate rosette, and that's about it? I want something versatile for sweet/classic that's not just tea parties.
>>
>>9622840
Gothic mostly, but I'm not opposed to versatile classic styles. The spot on the edge of my foot about an inch below the bottom of my big toe is what hurts the most. If I try to keep walking in heels anyway my big toes start to feel numb.

>>9622921
>>9623160
To be fair I've never tried a chunkier heel like oldschool gothic platform mary janes. But I dunno, even wedges will destroy that spot of my foot if the padding sucks.

>>9623139
I would definitely appreciate that, thank you!

>>9622923
Does this really work?? I looked at some inserts at target and it seems like the shape of most of them are for regular shoes, not heels. I tried some smaller pads for heels but they didn't help very much and would slip around inside the shoe.
>>
http://www.lief.co.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=628&cate_no=1&display_group=3

Can anyone read the info on these lief boots? Like, the sizing details.
>>
>>9623504
>http://www.lief.co.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=628&cate_no=1&display_group=3

Boot height 27cm
Back heel 5.5cm
Front heel 1cm

Comes in sizes S-XL (22.5-25.5 cm)

Material PU

2 types of ribbon (satin and normal)
>>
so how the fuck do i measure my foot correctly? i'm a eu 39/uk 6/us 8,5.
when i try to measure it, everything between 24 and 2t6,5 cm comes out, depending on how i distribute my weight on the foot. like it gets larger depending on how squished it is to the floor. is there a "correct" way to do it?
>>
>>9622869
may i ask your usual US/UK/cm size?
>>
>>9623407
Try ball-of-feet inserts. Also, what material is on the inside? PU or leather should stick fine, but cloth might give you trouble
>>
>>9623593
I wear eu38/uk5 and always get a 24.5, you probably need a 25?
>>
>>9623522
Thank you anon!!
>>
>>9623593
The "trace your foot on a piece of paper" method works best for me. We have the same shoe size and for reference, shoes for 25.5 cm feet fit me well.
>>
been eyeing these from Teenmix
>>
>>9623913
and these as well
>>
>>9609242
Anon they're up on lm in black right now size 7. I've looked high and low for them elsewhere so I'd snap those up if you're interested and they would fit.
>>
Does anyone know where I could get some light grey lolita-appropriate shoes? I feel like I have a lot of main pieces in this color and no matching footwear.
>>
I know a lot of people on here are pretty crafty and don't mind doing a little DIY, so I just wanted to make sure everyone know about Angelus leather paint. A couple coats gives you an opaque color so any of your leather shoes can become whatever color you need. They also have a couple kinds of top coat so you can get whatever glossiness you desire.

I painted a pair of shoe a couple months ago and I've worn them pretty aggressively. No chipping, not peeling, no cracking. The only place the color is coming off is where I scuffed the toe and damaged the leather.

I can't speak to how it works on PU, but its amazing if you need a specific shade.
>>
>>9623913
>>9623914
I like the second pair but I would think long and hard about the first one, anon. That sole looks kind of cheesy and doesn't go with the rest of the shoe at all.
>>
I bought three strap classic/ gothic pumps at Target but they were $32, have you guys seen that style on Ali or elsewhere cheaper?
>>
>>9628713
I actually kind of hate this brand desu. I used it on two pairs of leather boots (for cosplay). One was a red pair that we tried to paint pink, (which I didn't expect to go too well desu) and the other was a white pair that we tried to paint purple, which I had high hopes for. Both of them took more than 10 coats to get anywhere CLOSE to the color we wanted, and it was streaky af no matter how we applied it. You're right that they didn't chip or peel or crack at all, once the paint is on there, it stays there, but I was really unimpressed with the application.
>>
>>9628733
That's too bad. I applied mine with a sponge brush, I wonder if that's why I didn't have that problem. Have you had luck with any other kind of paint for shoes?
>>
>>9628713
I tried this on PU bf it did not cover very well. I painted an ivory pair of boots with a stain to white. They are indeed more white now, but the stain is still visible. I can add pics if you'd like.
The sealant is good, but for base color I would just use normal acrylic depending on the size, plan to do this to a pair of old shoes and can report back if anyone wants.
>>
>>9628785
I've tried painting with just acrylic and haven't had luck. I'm sure there's a combination of prepping the material, paint, and sealant that will work, I just haven't figured it out yet.
>>
>>9628737
I tried sponge brush first, then regular paint brush, at one point out of desperation I tried a cheap makeup sponge... Honestly, the only thing I've ever been able to use is floral/outdoor spray paint on PU. BUT that being said it does chip off eventually, so it's definitely not as permanent.
>>
>>9611953
hey nice!! I once found a pair of demonia platform heels at savers, which are now my go-to pair of shoes for any goth coord
>>
I just bought these godawful boots
besides the obvious/main methods, what are some good cleaning methods you gulls have discovered for cleaning velvet or suede?
>>
File: image.png (147 KB, 500x381)
147 KB
147 KB PNG
Are these normie sneakers loliables? Or too tacky?
>>
>>9629275
Suede eraser?

>>9629287
Those are cute af. I wouldn't wear them with a normal lolita coord but for casual or fairy kei they'd be cute!
>>
>>9629275
Velvet and suede are different kettles of fish imo. Velvet I treat like a fabric, suede is suede and needs to be mostly preventative care rather than reacting after the fact.

>>9629287
They'd work with a super casual outfit, but I wouldn't be wearing them to a meetup.
>>
>>9628656
I don't know if you find these tasteful to your style but perhaps these?
Womens Closed Toe Mary Jane High Heel Shoes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753XYY4J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_taa_fb7VzbCRAWWP1
>>
I'm still somewhat new to lolita, I wear classic mostly and I'm having a hard time finding shoes in my style that aren't too fussy. I'd really like a good pair of elegant and mature shoes, does anyone know a solid place to buy from? I tried aliexpress, most shoes listed are for sweet lolita or too casual.
>tldr: I just want links to some trusted classic style stores
>preferably not in the fluevog price range
Thank you!
>>
>>9615262
Ok so I have another question related to this anon's. How about showing up to a brand's tea party using replicas of another brand's shoes? Given that they look decent and I'm wearing a main piece by the host brand
>>
>>9633768
Not sure what in particular you're looking for (pump, boot, etc), but I'd say look for Clarks, Naturalizer, Fluevogs, American Duchess or Oak Tree Farms on eBay. You'll pay way less if you can find them used. I also personally look for leather since it holds up better than PU.
>>
File: 26113132_A.jpg (21 KB, 500x500)
21 KB
21 KB JPG
>>9633768
I found pic related from Clarks on ebay for pretty cheap. Comfy and nice quality and matches both my Lolita and work wardrobes.
>>
>>9634047
Actually looking for all types desu, boots and heels/pumps are priority though. I'm not objected to nice flats when I decide to be lazy for errands. Thank you!
>>
>>9607904
This is because you aren't into gothic, isn't it?
>>
>>9633886
You'll always look tacky and disrespectful to designers. If they notice, they aren't going to say anything either. It's up to you whether you want them thinking that of you or not. Even if it's not their design/brand, they'll still think the same.
>>
>>9629287
Personally I think so, but it depends on the coordinate and would have to be styled casually. Don't go to a tea party in these, but hopefully that's obvious.
>>
>>9629287
I don't think so, I can't imagine that salmon-y nude matching any lolita pinks and the style isn't very loliable.
>>
If anyone's looking for Victorian Maiden style boots in real leather, here they are. There are also multiple colourways:

https://www.neosens.com/en/women/neo-s298-restored-skin-plomo-baladi.html
>>
>>9629287
the pearl thing looks too normie-girly rather than lolita-girly. if that makes any sense.
>>
>>9629275
>velvet or suede
Velvet is more like fabric.
Suede is more like leather.
Threat them accordingly.
>>
Any recommendations for dusky pink shoes that'll work for classic lolita? I've searched all over, but I can't seem to find a pair that aren't sold out or too bright of a pink.
>>
>>9638743
What size? I have an IW pair I was thinking of sticking on LM.
>>
>>9638747
US 6.5/7. What size are the shoes?
>>
>>9607672
Clarks and Pretty Ballerinas, they're the only brands that don't give me blisters and that are worth the money. I don't like tea parties, think they look like toddler shoes, and I've read so many horror stories about pleather brand shoes that I'm glad I never bought any.
>>
>>9638782
M, they're a little battered though, they looked a lot more scuffed on the toes IRL than they did in WW's pics.

I like the design but was considering selling because their dusty rose colour is closer to a greyish nude/tan than a pink IRL.
>>
>>9609801
antaina isn't bad, and they ship international.
search on the egl lj for their email and how to order.
>>
>>9609801
I like my Lolita Lolas but I don't know if they still have stock.
>>
File: TBR0BFEE9P342553-3.jpg (111 KB, 640x480)
111 KB
111 KB JPG
>>9609801
W_Phoenix is pretty cheap and the quality is good.
I ordered these from W_Phoenix (pic).
Will probably order the same RHS in different colors next time.
I also really want a pair from Antaina, they carry various RHS styles as well and quality is pretty ok.
I recommend using an SS to order them though if you don't want to pay too much on shipping.
Antaina ships directly to foreign customers but they only offer expensive shipping, so beware.
>>
>have feet problems
>want cute shoes
>have huge feet
any gulls who wear therapudic shoes know how to make them cute?
>>
>>9609304
These are terrible and look like orthopedic shoes.
>>
Does anyone have experience with Cotton Candy Feet shoes and their duribility vs brand shoes? For example do they scuff or peel easily?
>>
>>9639212
I've tried but I can't find a link to their store, could you please link it?
>>
>>9640294
Here's the link: https://shop107567742.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.4.3a73351dVkQTPa
>>
>>9640614
>https://shop107567742.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.4.3a73351dVkQTPa
Thank you anon!
>>
>>9615425
I emailed them for insole measurements and ended up getting a size smaller than I thought I would. But YMMV, you might want to try emailing them yourself asking about the insole measurements for like the UK 4/5/6. I'll elaborate when they come in.
>>
I really would love to own a pair of brown oxfords for classic lolita. Does anyone have an idea where I could find them in size 270/eu 43?
>>
Which lolita brand has the most consistent sizing for shoes?
>>
>>9629275
Velvet should be treated more delicately than suede, but If you mean how to clean and take care of shoes with that kinda fibrous surface, you can get a suede brush and cleaner and protector from a shoe shop and use them gently on the shoes. Or if you don't want to spend like $10 on a tiny specialist brush you could get a hard bristle tooth brush instead.
>>
>>9634082
Oooh those are so nice, too bad about the heel though. Even before I damaged my back I found heels to be difficult to walk in.
>>
>>9643733
I don't know if you'd call them a lolita brand, so this may not be what you're looking for, but DreamV / Yumetenbo makes lolita shoes that are very consistent in size. That's where almost all of my shoes are from.
>>
>>9640177
Interested in this too, and also would love to know if they're comfortable or not.
>>
I've been wanting to buy my own pair of RHS for a while now. So what am I in for when it comes to RHS in general?

How are they in terms of comfort, like two hours into a meet or something of that sort?
I'm pretty much used to wearing platforms but I don't know if that helps
>>
>>9647190
They're super comfie if you buy good ones
>>
>>9647242
Any recommendations? I can’t buy VW ones and Bodyline is basically dead now. Are there any good ones in Taobao shops?
>>
>>9647424
BL is alive, someone from my comm just got their package from the birthday sale. Though FYI their rhs are narrow, and the material is quite rigid. If you have wide feet, they'll hurt like hell till you can get them stretched.
>>
>>9647424
Why can't you buy VW? I was going to recommend them. Yosuke has some really cool looking ones but I've never tried them. BL is shit in my experience.
>>
File: das expensive.png (6 KB, 379x181)
6 KB
6 KB PNG
>>9647460
nayrt but
>Why can't you buy VW?
>>
File: 1506826396139.jpg (27 KB, 240x173)
27 KB
27 KB JPG
>>9647460
Nayart but
>tfw you were in Asia you checked three VW and two Melissa stores and none of them were carrying RHSes, only those winged shoes you don't like
>>
>>9647547
*nayrt
>>
>>9647540
This.
In my currency that would be 2000 bucks, which is my monthly income. Not everyone earns money in dollars and other strong currency.

>>9647458
My feet are on the narrow side, so that’s good to hear! What about sizing? Is it true to size?
>>
Does anyone know where I can find a pair of Mary Jane's with a block heel like pic related? These are from J. Adams. But they don't ship to the UK. I found a similar style of shoes in the UK by Cucu fashion, but they don't stock this type of colour.
>>
>>9647460
Whew, what a post. It's rare to see someone with legitimately no sense of the value of money.
>>
>>9647642
Every western department store has these right now.
>>
>>9647727
I live in a very rural part of the UK. Therefore I can only purchase items online. Do any of these department stores have websites?
>>
>>9641927
Not that anyone replied, but they came in, and UK6 VW RHS worked for me. I'm usually a US9, I think the only burando shoes I have are from Meta, and they fit nicely at size LL. The shoe is very short, vertically. But the leather is soft and they're pretty easy to walk in. Also got the "Slave" sandal RHS, they're more peep-toe than actual sandal but they're pretty comfy too.

>>9647642
Try any department store or their site? Now, if you can find any that don't have zippers in the side or on the back please share. I personally think zippers ruin the look of buckle/lace. fasteners.
>>
File: 3658504-p-2x.jpg (86 KB, 960x720)
86 KB
86 KB JPG
I just ordered these for 160 from Zappos. Probably cheapest i will ever find them.
>>
>>9647781
Been forever since I went to the mall, uh, Macy's, JC Penny, Nordstroms- they all tout more top trend bull. Target, Gap? American Apparel? Tillys?
>>
>>9647781
These are kind of fading out of UK stores I've noticed due to winter but you can try Office, Debenhams, Deichmann (but they are mostly just cheap stuff) or Dune. I had a look but sadly a lot of places are selling them only in black or red velvet effect.
>>
>>9610958
I dont even fw lolita clothing and these are fucking CUTE
>>
javascript:quote('9572858');
>>
>>9648659
Right? Trying to find sauce though, google and tineye give nothing
>>
>>9655397
https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Shoes-Decorative-Pattern-Cosplay/dp/B00UWRDSGY
>>
Anyone have recommendations for calf height boots, particularly for classic and in leather?
>>
File: OTF-Jasmine.jpg (447 KB, 900x900)
447 KB
447 KB JPG
>>9657096
Check out Oak Tree Farms.
>>
>>9647989
was it a US size 6?
>>
>>9606894
ngl, I'd buy those off you with damages




Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.