These are the stable constant, appearing in most fetish photography world wide. They have been a point of concern for “walkers” due to a collapsing toe box and a too long heel, but I think you will find in the fetish range that the Pleaser USA company (all shoes made in China), especially the Scream styles – the heels are too long and pitch the body forward making the wearer wobbly on their feet. I believe this is the intention of the designer.
However, I do believe some changes have been made on the newer models, but cannot confirm this for a certainty, it’s a suspicion I have at the moment.
They are not particularly well put together – cardboard welts, inconsistent heel fixing methods and some “lucky” folk have bought boots with already snapped heels where the steel joins the upper plastic cup. For what they are, they are an expensive buy. Bit leather is used in uppers; and all together they are a cheap construct. Many people absolutely hate the Devious brand boots, and aren’t particularly impressed with the cheaper vinyl versions available either.
If you want leather boots of an excellent quality then go to:
I prefer the vintage styles of the 1940′s – 70′s and the Punitive boots somewhat reflect these.
The quality of these boots is above and beyond anything from their “competitors” – if you can call them that. The Punitive boot is light on the foot, well crafted and very very comfortable.
UPDATE: Please see this entry that I have recently posted regarding Punitive Shoes Gwendoline Ballet Boots.
Unbranded Chinese made Boots – also sold at Kassopeya, Milanoo and other online outlets
These are the ones I prefer to recommend to new wearers. They are cheap, or should be cheap to buy. As I state above, nothing about any Chinese made ballet heel for retail sale these days is exciting, or can be considered of a lasting quality. Anyone that says differently is shilling for product. ;-P
They are vinyl uppers, cardboard welts – cheap construction, but stable enough to walk in for a first timer. With all vinyl product you can expect the coating to come away after a couple of years. Depending on how you store them, they could last longer. Out of the sun is a good idea and if you own thigh high boots, laid out flat, not bent up for storage. Often I see people hang their boots in their cupboards and gravity does the “flattening” work. Whatever you find is the best way, do ensure you keep your vinyl footwear well and it should last you for a few good years.
Spanish made ballet boots and extreme heels
I have no comments through experience, only what I see on the website (puckered uppers joining soles, crooked heels etc) and reports from reputable people who provided photographic evidence of the issues they found with the shoes from this maker. Giving poor reviews or providing incorrect “insider” information about competitors to the public in order to boost ones sales, does no favours with me either.
This year I will be providing well structured reviews about the products I buy or come into contact with as far as Ballet Heels are concerned. Other reviews for latex and other items will be provided under different page headings, as I get to do the reviews.