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!