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Review: VM Inspired Boots from a few days ago.

After reading this entry on a pair of VM inspired boots by Pleaser, I decided to order a pair for myself. The warehouse is based out of California, so I got mine in a mere 2 days. I figured I would make this little review post for some of you that were on the fence about ordering them. Perhaps I can help you make up your mind.

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I ordered the black pair in Size 10. I wanted all colors, but I wanted to be sure that the fit would be good before I shelled out for 3 pairs. The fit on them is fantastic. They're SUPER comfortable and seem pretty well constructed. Both the box and the lining of the shoes have fancy wallpaper-ish type print. I have extremely narrow feet (AAA), and these weren't so wide that they gaped. There's definitely more room in there for wider feet, but if you have extremely wide feet, I wouldn't suggest them. The side zipper makes them easy to get in out of.

Another concern was people's calve sizes and if they'll fit or not. I'm about 10" around in my calves where the top of the boots hit and I have room. The entire ways up the leg is actually a bit too big on my legs, but I think when I wear them with socks it won't be too noticeable (see photos). If your legs are on the larger size, and you don't mind altering the shoes a bit, the buttons with which you buckle the straps with can be moved and could give you an extra inch to inch and a half of room for your legs. It doesn't look like it would be too hard to do with a strong needle and thread, or to take to a cobbler.

I measured the straps around of the shoe itself unaltered and here they are:
(Please keep in mind these are rough measurements!!!)

Top strap of shoe (just below mid calf): 13"
4th strap down from the top: 10.5"
Right around the ankle: 12"

My only concern with these shoes is the fact that they are so comfortable I will want to wear them a lot, and they are made out of velvet. Velvet isn't exactly the best shoe material when you want to wear something a lot because it gets messed up and worn out pretty easy, and is definitely not for wear in the rain. Considering the price, though, I really recommend them. They look bad ass!

Here are some pix (pardon the no socks:P)

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you can see how big they are here:
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and you can see how messy my house is here:
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hope this helps, mods please delete if not egl enough :P
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