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Secret Shop IW Replica Review

I ordered these from Qcute, who had excellent service, communication and shipping as usual. But this is a review for the shoes! :D



All photos were taken with flash photography and were not Photoshopped (except to resize them).




DEM SHOES. I have to say, this is my favorite style of SS shoe so far. They should totally start making more classic styles! Comfort-wise they are better quality than Ling Lam. There are no sharp edges that cause blisters, as far as I can tell, and they fit my oddly-sized feet perfectly.

I'm a size 7.5 (24cm) and I got them in M. They have room for socks, although I wouldn't wear gigantic bootsocks or super thick ones with these.



The brown is a little bit darker IRL than in these pictures, but they are not as dark as shown in the SS/Qcute stock images. I personally like this chocolate brown shade, however.



The heel is sturdy and a good height - not too high that noobs like me can't walk in them, but not too low either.



The one thing that threw me off a little bit were these contraptions. I was expecting snaps or something, and I'm not exactly sure how wearable they'll be and if they'll keep the straps from flopping around while walking.



Example of how they are meant to be put on. You'll notice that even fresh out of the box, the pleather (I think) of the strap is already crinkled. It's not a big deal though unless you like to walk with your foot in your face all the time.



I did like the fact that the soles had good grip. Not as slippery as brand shoes!



Detail of the cutouts. While they aren't perfect, they don't bother me. They suit the price of these shoes.



Glued-on bows. Also, not a big worry, although I would avoid rock-climbing and sky-diving and moose-hunting in these.

Overall, I'd say 4/5 for these. If not for the weirdness of the psuedo-snaps, I'd give them a 5/5. EDIT: Horrible picture of them worn with NON-LOLI JEANS I KNOW RIGHT I JUST GOT BACK FROM SCHOOL HYUK HYUK:
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