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15 November 2011 @ 01:33 pm
Review: Bodyline Shoes 225 (Rose Boots)  

I decided to take advantage of bodyline's $1 shipping sale. I've wanted these boots for awhile, so I got 2 pairs (1 offwhite and 1 black).

November 3- Placed and paid order on bodyline's site. Confirmation e-mail also sent on the same day and it said "Items in this order will be shipped within 3 days."
November 4- Received tracking number
November 5- Parcel left Japan
November 8- Arrived in the US
November 10- Arrived at my house

I didn't get to take a picture of the packaging since my mom opened them before I could...but it was typical bodyline shipping: shipped in a bag, wrapped in tissue paper, and inside the boots were foam. I'm just glad the boots didn't get dented on its way to me.

The stock picture

They are very flat which doesn't make much room for the calves. Straight out of the bag, the tightest calf size they can go is 11-12 inches. The material is very thin for boots, but it's also very stiff. It doesn't bend easily which makes me walk with caution when I have them on. The size is accurate. I got size 225, and when I measured the insole, it was 22.5 cm. My foot is actually 22 cm, but bodyline's smallest size is 225. There is no discomfort though~

Side view

I'll be reviewing the offwhite ones since it was easier to take pictures of the details than the black. The color is definitely offwhite. Here are the boots next to a piece of white copy paper.

All of the flowers are detachable. They are connected by metal shoe clips. They do dent the boot if left on long enough. I was moving some around, and found that there were already dents. The color of the flowers are a bit more yellow than the boot. They are made of a nice thick felt like material.

At the top, there are 2 velcro straps for calf adjustment. Here you can see the a dent caused by a flower as I mentioned earlier. It's to the very left of the belt loop and above the flower that's still attached.

Closeup of bottom

The tread is pretty flat, but that's not a problem for me since it doesn't snow where I live.

Here are some worn pictures. Sorry for my bare legs, heh. They were tight without any adjustment. The largest place around my calf is 13 inches. I only walked in my house for a few yards, but they are really comfortable!

As you can see, it really scrunches up at the ankle. Most of my other boots do scrunch at the ankles too, but these wrinkles stay on the boots after being taken off since the material is stiff. Loosening the calf will probably prevent too much scrunching. It'll probably be less noticeable on the other colors.

At $66 a pair, I don't think I'll be buying boots from bodyline again. They are really nice and I like them, but the material just feels to me.

P.S. Never use bodyline's sizing charts! Trace your foot on a piece of paper and measure that in centimeters to get your size :)
herpalerp [Kitsoru]kitsoru on November 15th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
(Here via tumblr lol) Thanks so much for this review! I've been lusting after these for awhile also so I'm glad to see a review for them.

Do the flowers seem like they would get ruined easily in wet weather or fall off? I do live somewhere where it snows and I walk everywhere, so I was a bit concerned about the flowers getting ruined or lost...
buttcapebuttcape on November 15th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think they'll be ruined since they are pretty thick. The clips are pretty tight, so I don't think they'd fall off except for maybe the ones on the feet because they're meant to clip on the shoe laces which are round and pretty thick themselves. Sounds like you're doing some heavy walking, so I'd remove them when you're walking outside and replace them when you're inside to be safe! The ones at the top are rock solid though. I do have a feeling they might start to smell if they get too wet though xD; But nothing good old soap can't handle!
Xiah's Smillethesixthstation on November 15th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
"but the material just feels to me. "

Yea, I got the other version of these boots (with the bows) over the summer. I don't think I'll order boots from them unless there's a major sale. The material bends/creases too easily for my taste. Not enough elasticity in the shaft. ^^()
buttcapebuttcape on November 15th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
That is the perfect way to describe them! Not enough elasticity >:
Xiah's Smillethesixthstation on November 15th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
the material is perfect for the regular lolita heels/low shoes, but you shouldn't go the cheap way and make boots out of them. I think they just don't want to have to invest in another kind of material. :(
▊ ▊ ▊▊▊▊▊: look at this assholeflanfingers on November 16th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
I've considered picking up a few of the cheaper pairs from bodyline but their sizing always put me on the edge, given they'd be coming from such a distance. I'll keep that tip in mind!
Sterling!yourpervert on November 16th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for this review! I've been looking to get a pair of Bodyline boots myself (not the style you posted though).

I used to own a pair of Secret Shop boots as well as a pair from Innocent World that do the same thing for me at the ankle. It seems like the bigger the foot size, the bigger the ankle or something.

I like that you can adjust the the straps! Great for calves like mine >_>

I think I might end up getting a pair. $66 (with $1 shipping) isn't a bad deal. I wouldn't consider it at all if it weren't for the cheap shipping.
HimeKisskimiloukatbox on April 4th, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Hello I am a size 4/5 in US standards, what shoe size are you? I love love LOVE these boots and i want them super bad, I really want to purchase them but the sizing is quite weird...Also, if you are my size and do not want the boots any longer please consider selling them to me? :)
buttcapebuttcape on April 4th, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
I am usually a 5-6 in US. My foot is almost 22 cm, and the boots are very comfortable (I would say they are very accurate with the bodyline size).
I am not selling them at the moment, sorry!
HimeKisskimiloukatbox on April 4th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
Okay thank you :) If you are ever willing to sell them though, please consider me, Since i usually can't find shoes my size i pay out the @ss for em haha! xD