Wednesday, May 16, 2012


spiked loafers

llymlrs ebay spiked loafers review
llymlrs ebay spiked loafers review
llymlrs ebay spiked loafers review
llymlrs ebay spiked loafers review
llymlrs ebay spiked loafers review
shoes: ebay (£53)

I've been asked quite a bit about my spiked loafers (worn here & here) so I though I'd answer some of the most commonly asked questions. That way I have a dedicated post about them rather than having to explain each time. I bought my pair off ebay from this seller for £53. I've wanted a pair of spiked loafers for a very long time. I've thought about getting cheaper ones but I knew in my head I what I wanted so it was prooving difficult. I ordered these after a long time of "umping and aahing" and eventually forgot about them. Until I realised I'd sent them to my Mum's house and she called me about a very confusing parcel that had turned up!

I do think the shoes are quite expensive for what they are. They aren't the best quality shoes I've worn, but then again I am trying to get a "look" rather than buying good quality shoes. I know for £50 I could have gotten cheaper, similar ones, but I was dead set on buying proper studded spiky dupes rather than the Topshop Vectra's etc. I find them to be pretty comfy and easy to wear as they go with so many outfits.

I'm a typically a size 5, and a small five at that. Although I think I'm a four and a half, but I buy UK 5's most of the time in flat shoes. I bought the EUR 38's (a UK size 5) over the other sizes as I was a bit worried about the sizing. I thought that if they were too big its easier to put insoles in that stretch smaller shoes. The sizing is definitely on the small side as they are a bit snug on my feet. Often I'm asked if I think they make my feet look "big", I can't say I personally notice the size of my feet that much but as they are quite heavily spiked so naturally they make your feet look larger than a shoe without spikes!

The shoes are made out of fake (I really hope its fake!) pony skin style material and metal spikes. While the spikes aren't particularly sharp, they are pretty hard so be very careful wearing them. As I've accidentally kicked my ankle before wearing them and its left me with a nasty little scab. They seem quite secure so I don't think they are going to fall off quite yet!

Overall I think these shoes are really eye-catching, and I'm always getting comments on them! They seem to scare small children quite a bit "LILY! WHY IS YOUR SHOES SO SPIKEY" to quote my baby brother! And I'm always getting dodgy looks on the tube. But I'm really happy with them and I'm glad I decided to risk my money on them. While they aren't as beautiful as the UNIF Hellraisers or the Louboutin Rollerball's, they are a good dupe despite their hefty price tag!

50 comments:

  1. Desperate for a pair of spiked loafers, love them so much!
    VAR ETC

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  2. Unif Hellraisers are so beautiful! These are really close though! I need a nice pair of smart/casual shoes like this, and I certainly can't say no to anything studded/spiked!
    xx

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  3. I really like these :)

    www.coffeeandrosesx.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  4. I've seen these around NYU because you know NYU students tend to be very fashion conscious =), but these look awesome but I don't think I'll be able to wear those I'm too much of a clutz. I wonder how TSA agents would respond to those shoes at the airport...

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  5. SO cool! great buy :)

    xoxo, Hanna
    http://whoishanna.blogspot.com/

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  6. These shoes are perfect, I love them! I have a similar pair of studded ones that I can't stop wearing and these are next on my list. Sometimes it is worth spending that bit more money for something you know you'll love, good on you.
    Jessica x

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  7. t6hanks for sharing this post, love them but seem quite pricey.... xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  8. Mmm I love these. They look like they could cause some serious damage !

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  9. Haha your baby brother sounds too cute! I love these, I'm forever kicking myself in the ankles whilst walking though, it hurts enough without spiky shoes... x

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  10. I can imagine you've had several questions about them , along with other items of yours :). I LOVE these shoes , I was one of the people who asked you a question about them i'm inbetween a 4/5 most of the time now i'm 4 so i'd probably have to risk getting a 4 if I got a pair. xx

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  11. I love them but they are so much! I think the studded ones will do me just fine(:

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. They are so cool-looking. I'm still thinking about buying them :)

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  13. The spikes give a nice edge to what would otherwise be a plain pair of flats, lovely! Xx

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  14. I think they are lovely and so different! x

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  15. I love these shoes so much! I'm tempted to get them but I already have the Topshop vectras and there's no way my little town would be able to handle these bad boys! Haha
    x

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  16. I just put an outfitpost with these shoes on my blog ! :)
    xo

    style-simplicity.blogspot.com

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  17. oh my, they are beautiful! haha, i'm so tempted to get these now x

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  18. Amazeballs!! I'd just be so scared of hurting someone by accident in busy central London!

    www.katie-matey.blogspot.com
    The retro, real life diary entries of a 90's teen

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  19. Oh these shoes are absolutely gorgeous, I plan on buying the Topshop Vectra's tomorrow, wish I could afford the Louboutins!

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  20. I really love these! They look so great! xx

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  21. I like them :) Care to share them someday? I'm a size 4 though haha

    - Joana

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  22. Need these, definitely on my wishlist!

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  23. I really really want something like these but I'm not sure I'm willing to spend that much on them :(! I'll probably cave eventually. xx

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  24. I need these in my life!

    www.alittlebitofroza.blogspot.com

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  25. I LOVE these!
    Yum yum yum.
    Love, Elise x

    http://love-elise.com

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  26. Ah, so cute! Need those in my life!
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  27. I need to get me ome of these spiked beauties in my life... Thanks for sharing :)

    http://katieswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  28. I like them because they are eye catching and unique, but I don't think they're for me. they're definitely a good dupe, and I think they suit your style!

    M.

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  29. I'm so glad I read this post. I was going to buy some today, but have a total phobia of ponyskin, so so glad I didn't. The hunt starts again.............
    http://justmeedee.blogspot.com/

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  30. these are awesome! and a bargain compared to other spiked loafers, thank you for sharing :)

    fashioncrossing.com

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  31. One of the best looking spiked loafers I've seen I think! I've been wanting to get topshop ones but i like the look of these :)

    http://lipsticksandmascara.blogspot.com

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  32. I agree with you about the price. I just saw a leopard pair from OASAP that I want but they are around $100 US dollars and don't look like good quality. I really want a pair though!

    http://bridgetmarowski.blogspot.com

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  33. damn i love these so much. i have wanted a pair forever. i hadn't even thought about the fact that you could kick yourself with them, and actually now that i think about it, i am usually always nicking my other ankle with my other foot since i apparently never learned how to walk, haha. maybe i should not buy these babies then ...

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/

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  34. Omg, how amazing! These shoes are rad! <3

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  35. Really cool shoes, I have been eyeing up a pair of "proper" spike shoes myself on Ebay even though I already have two of the Topshop Vectra's lol. x

    http://jasrocksout.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. These shoes are amazing, dangerous, but amazing!

    Ruth xxxx

    http://theclothesimin.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. great great shoes...!! *

    http://lipstickson.blogspot.pt/

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  38. I'd love to walk on those! x

    http://judecy.blogspot.com/

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  39. I like this shoes.
    I am also searching for this kind of shoes.

    Love, Joyce
    joycelovesfashion.blogspot.com

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  40. They look fab ! Big fan ! xx

    butterfleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  41. Great that you did a post on these, really considering them, they're just too cool!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  42. Those look really nice on you! Does it ever scratch ?

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  43. have a couple of pairs of spiked shoes and they are generally pretty comfortable from the get go and have lasted me really well. lawyer for slip and fall

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  44. I personally notice the size of my feet that much but as they are quite heavily spiked so naturally they make your feet look larger than a shoe without spikes! is bubblegum casting legitimate

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