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Rocking Horse Shoes- Help! 
14th-Dec-2012 12:47 pm
Okay, so I really like Bodylines RHS but they are out of my size and the color I want. Does anybody know when they get new shipments in? Also, what are your opinions on just wearing them everyday as well as with coords?
All help is appreciated!
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14th-Dec-2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
I love rhs with everyday wear! I see it a lot on tumblr and they all look great. It gives a nice pop when u want to look awesome but not too eyecatching. I like wearing mine with skinny jeans too. Pretty flexible. I've seen BL restock them a few times before.
14th-Dec-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
I can't help you with shipment arrivals, but I wear my RHS with everyday clothing all the time, I love them and I am a repeat offender with severa brands and styles. I usually don't wear my bodyline RHS though as they are taller and less comfortable for me to walk in. I prefer Montreal RHS for everyday wear as they are lower and rounder,but the bodyline ones are lovely and elegant with a slimmer toe.
I hope they get your size in soon ^^
14th-Dec-2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
I have always loved the look of RHS. But the actual sole looks pretty thin, so I assumed they would wear out really quick.
I guess I was wrong about that. So I was wondering what you think of the durability of RHS. Especially the Bodyline ones.
14th-Dec-2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Well, the sole varies between brands, but the bodyline ones are thick enough in my opinion, they are a comparable thickness to the Montreal ones and I have worn the heck out of my favorite pairs and they have not worn thin yet! I'm not sure if they are all the same, but my bodyline ones have black soles, which is nice because they dont show the dirt! I just measured the thickness and the bodyline soles are 4-5 mm thick.
As far as general durability, I would say they are average. They are faux leather, so they can show scratches and will show wear more then leather. The most likely spots for wearing out are buckles and the straps. Some of the ones with leather straps show wear from bending and moving and I ave seem some people with wear on the back loop for ribbon straps. Overall, they a not going to last forever, but they last as long as any pair of fashion shoes in my experience!
15th-Dec-2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! That was really informative! :D
I'm definitely saving up for a pair! xD
14th-Dec-2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
Rocking horse shoes were originally designed by Vivienne Westwood and as such are not even intended to be worn with lolita. So yes, wear them with whatever you like :)
14th-Dec-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much guys :D I really like the edgy look to them. I didnt know they werent originally meant for lolita. Thats pretty cool :)
15th-Dec-2012 11:04 am (UTC)
Yep you can buy the originals here http://www.viviennewestwood.co.uk/shop/womens-accessories/shoes/rocking-horse-ballerina-kid-12671/ but obviously they're really expensive. The site tells you a bit of history about them. I want to save up for them eventually... I sold my fakes once I realised they're replicas
14th-Dec-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
But i definitely like the slimmer toe and taller platform. Does anybody know the site to buy the Montreal kind? Ive looked it up and i cant seem to find it :(
15th-Dec-2012 01:55 am (UTC)
I get mine from eBay,
http://stores.ebay.com/Little-Chili-Lolita-Shop/NANA-Rocking-shoes-strap-/_i.html?_fsub=9316681&_sid=310918255&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
or refuse to be usual store on eBay.

As a side note for anyone, there is a pair of VW sandal RHS on eBay UK at the moment
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vivienne-Westwood-Rocking-Horse-Shoes-UK-6-White-Heavy-Item-UK-Postage-10-/271121624340?pt=UK_Women_s_Shoes&hash=item3f201bad14

Not my sale, but for anyone who is interested! Sadly too small for me

Edited at 2012-12-15 01:57 am (UTC)
15th-Dec-2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Bodyline restocks them every once in a while. So check it next week/month
I like them i wear them, that easy XD
15th-Dec-2012 03:50 am (UTC)
I checked ebay but they are pretty expensive.
15th-Dec-2012 11:51 am (UTC)
Yeah I have the bodyline RHS with the straps that you tie up over your leg. I love to wear them (as well as other lolita shoes) with my everyday wear, especially dresses.
When I was waiting for my size & colour to come back in stock I just kept the link as a bookmark and kept checking it every now and then to see when they were restocked. For me it took about a month? But really I don't know.
17th-Dec-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Thats great to know that they actually restock. Ill check back in a little then.
15th-Dec-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yes I agree wear them every day I do that with mine. Even with my punk cloths and other styles. I own both wood and cork RHS. I have a pair from Bodyline that has the criss cross straps on the foot with an ankle straps they are very comfortable to wear. If you are interested in the wood ones Chobba has them right now only in black size 35-38, I jsut bougth a pair myself waiting for them to come in. Just in case here is the link.

http://www.clobbaonline.com/index.php?p=1_13

Edited at 2012-12-17 02:37 am (UTC)
17th-Dec-2012 12:57 am (UTC)

Thats great, thanks :D
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