Sunday, 25 October 2015
Irregular Choice Bear Shoes
Bears are rather prevalent in the Irregular Choice AW15 range, but actually when I look back at my collection, they've been a recurring theme over the years. I took these photos a couple of months ago (before another bear joined the gang) and count 14 bear print, heel, charm or otherwise shoes. I had no idea I owned so many! So I thought we'd take a closer look at my collection and also those from the new range.
Starting with the diamante ankle boot (centre right) called Endangered. These have a platform wedge heel with large 'hole' cut out and a huge jewelled panda on the side.
Going clockwise, next are Little Fish, a metallic green ankle boot which can be worn several ways. Dangling from the back is a large white teddy. As it's soft, it's not bothersome swinging about when you're walking, but it can be taken off and used as a charm elsewhere if you wish.
The red Time For Teddy are a double whammy with an all-over vintage toy print on the uppers (including bike riding bears), then a removable gold metallic bear face across the back. It fastens with studs at either side and reminds me of a superhero cape (probably the red and blue Superman colours adding to that).
Next are the black Tian Tian panda heels from this year, then the gold heeled, fluffy bear Squeezy from this season, next to pink Tian Tian.
The blue sandals were a recent eBay find called Hot Shot. All over the uppers are floral, jointed teddies. There's even one on the strap at the back of the heel.
My Dan Sullivan 'Visionary Viper' include many charms and at least one bear!
Hiding behind them are Dolly Mixture, a green suede court with plastic charms and beads on the front. The turquoise one in the centre is a bear and there's a large bear on the sole too.
In amongst cactus, deer, teepees and bows and arrows on Trixxie you'll find a feather head-dress wearing bear, warming itself by a campfire.
My gingham teddy Love Games again feature a vintage style print and these came with knee-high leg spatz in matching fabric.
The peachy cortesan has grey bears with wings and bunny ears in the print as well as a brooch on the front (I have the matching bag for these too).
Unlike their name, Cougar Cubs feature a panda face on the toe and a perspex heel with pom pom trim around the shoe. These and Endangered also have panda soles.
Finally the black patent Paw Paw came with several attachments which fastened with a stud to the top of the shoe. The most interesting for me, were the bear faces, which are always on mine.
I've since added the adorable Tiny Ted to this assortment, which are without a doubt one of my favourite styles this season (and indeed ever). They feature a flat but furry teddy down the centre and a perspex heel.
Other bear styles this season include, Kandy Kane, a mint ankle boot with little teddy charms attached and there's a matching Bear Love bag.
Izzy Bear are definitely on my wishlist and feature the same charms, with the "heel-less" style wedge. I love these. Squeezy is also still available in some sizes in black or brown along with the supersize Fierce bag.
Who knew bear shoes were a "thing"? I certainly didn't realise I'd bought so many or that they were all so different to one another. It seems there is no limit to bear shoe designs! What about you, can you think of any you own or perhaps another animal more frequently appears in your wardrobe?
No items were gifted. Additional images Irregular Choice.