Jeffrey Campbell 8th Street purple fade
I got my 8:th Streets yesterday, and I know I said I was gonna do a video, but I'm just too awkward for that. Maybe if I do another video someday soon I'll show them to you then, so you get to see them in live action (or whatever)! Maybe I'll do and "awesome shoes"-vid when I get my Lita Spike? Let me know if you think that would be fun? Anyway I'm gonna tell you all things I think you'd might like to know about these beautiful boots, right here, right now, as a review kinda thing. Because, you know, that's how I roll.
And honestly guys, these shoes. They are the most expensive ones I ever owned, but they were worth every penny. I had a poll in late August where you could vote if I was gonna get these or the black distressed Coltrane, and these won (by one vote!). I am so happy that they did, now that I have them. I am gonna use these so much! They really are, like, my perfect boots, but with the edgy twist, that is the spikes. Much cooler in real life than on pictures.
They're kinda shiny (as in not distressed leather), but not quite as much as they look in this photo. That's due to poor lighting and me just having impregnated them (is that right? Sounds like I got them pregnant, which is not the case). The spikes are real sharp, and can easily scratch stuff. I keep stabbing my hands and I scratched a table at school when I sat on it (nobody cares, fuck da police). I'm a bit afraid that I might end up scratching the leather of the other boot when I cross my feet. So I guess if there's anything that bothers me about them, it's that. But I guess it's the price you pay when you wanna wear bad ass spiked shoes, which I do. My dad said I can't come to his workplace wearing them, and I replied, rebellious as I am (HA!), that if that was the case then I didn't want to come to his workplace. In his face.
I'm a 6/7 in womens US sizes (which is 36/37 in EU sizes in my world). These are a size WUS 7, just like my Litas and Tardys. Usually I'm a 6 in flat shoes, but I didn't want to take any risks and there were no half sizes in these. Now, the 7 is a tad too big, but not enough for it to be a problem. A 6,5 would have been optimal, but a 6 would very likely have been to small. Especially now when fall and winter is coming and I wear 1094720923 layers of tights and socks so I won't freeze my feet/legs off. So getting the 7 was a good call on my part.
They are also, like all Jeffrey Campbell (in my experience at least), SUPER comfortable. That's right, SUPER in capital letters. I picked them up from the post office on my way to school yesterday, and I switched when I got to class and wore them the entire day. I had no blisters or anything! My left foot ached a little at the top/front/by the ancle from where the shoe's tounge and the, you know, actual shoe are sewn together. But that's because my feet are pretty messed up and ache-y in general (like for legit medical reasons, I've had surgery for it), and my left foot is a bit bigger, causing it to be the only one with pain. It's going away now anyway, as the shoes are getting softer. In another few days of not even looking at any other shoes, I'm sure they will have adjusted to my very imperfect feet.
The thing about Jeffrey Campbell that makes them so great is that you get a real bad ass, comfortable, quality, real brand shoe for a more than reasonable price. They're still expensive, of course, especially when you're just a poor student in your early twenties, like me and most of my friends. But you totally get what you pay for. They are REALLY nice shoes. If you wanna invest in a more edgy and alternative heel or boot, then Jeffrey Campbell is what you should get. In all honesty.
I guess that pretty much covered it. In about two weeks I'll have my Lita Spike and I'll review them as well, even though pretty much every shoe fanatic out there already has. I just don't care. I like talking (read: writing) about shoes. Especially JC.
I now bid you good night. But not really, because I still have an outfit post under the making. So I'll be back again in a few hours. And I'll start the new challenge tomorrow, 'cause now it's too dark to photograph my closet(s). Cheerio!
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