Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Ranger 301 Black Matte Goth Boot

This tale began about 2 months ago when grav3yard girl posted this picture on her instagram and I feel in love with these shoes:

I went on the website she said she got them from, and basically they were a ridiculous amount of money along with P+P from the US, so I weeped and decided against it. Plus to me the person selling them looked like she'd bought a pair of shoes, stuck flowers on them then was reselling them, which made me begin my hunt for the original shoe (especially as she shortly after removed her version of the shoe from her website).

THEN, I have no idea how, about a week ago I came across them on Xtremefootwear, I have no idea how I came to be there but I FOUND THE SHOES!! Me being me, now finding out the actual name of the shoe I continued to search the entire internet to see if I could find them cheaper anywhere else, ALAS I could not (although they were cheaper from American websites, the P+P made them ridiculously more) so I decided that £64.49 (reduced from £85.99) + £5.99 P+P (boo P+P) was the best deal I was gonna get. It was around midnight when I got them and basically do not let me anywhere near shopping websites around midnight because all thoughts of savings and budgets for whatever reason are forgotten and SHOES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!!!!!! (I have since put myself on a clothes/shoes/accessories ban for at least a month, and so far it is going well.)

Xtremefootwear describes them as "3.5 inch heel, Lace up gothic boots, PVC matt finish" and Demonia describes them as "Ranger 301 are a gothic black matte style with laces up the front and chunky 3 1/2" heel and platform". I don't know why they both fail to mention they have a zip up on the inside, especially as in the picture they use it doesn't show one - the only reason I knew/assumed there was is because of grav3yard girls picture as well as searching the shoe on the internet which showed other angles.

The boots:



They arrived this morning and in my Christmas pajamas proceeded to put them on and they are GREAT.  Admittedly at first they were slightly difficult to walk in, simply because they're such a big boot/platform, a style of shoe I've never owned or walked in before; but once I started tottering around I got the hang of it. I haven't yet worn them further than my back garden and am slightly worried about the reactions I will get from people, but since when did other peoples opinions matter?

Unfortunately not real leather, but if they were they'd be a whole lot more money. I'm a UK size 5 and with socks on they fit pretty well, not quite true to size, maybe slightly larger and more like a 5 and a half, but being big boots that go up your leg it doesn't matter too much as they stay on. I have fairly normal/narrow feet and I think if you were someone with slightly wider feet you'd be alright in these.

Overall, I love them and am considering putting my own flowers on them like the picture, but for now I'll leave them alone.

Clara xx


Lookbook featuring boots:




Spring Lookbook video featuring boots: