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I am a massive fan of Irregular Choice shoes (IG), they are unique and individual, you will always recognise Irregular Choice shoes wherever you go.
> The Design <
As previously stated the design of Irregular Choice shoes are unique and the Miaow Miaow is no exception to this.
An ankle boot with a croc like design finished with suede around the toes and the ankle area.
It comes in different colours and the kitty around the ankle differs in colour depending on what colour boot it is.
The inside of the shoe I found can be a little rough, so I would recommend wearing socks (trainer socks are the best being an ankle boot.
> Wearing Them <
Miaow Miaow boots are comfy. The heel comes to 7.5cm so for those who are not fans of the high heels (like I am) then Miaow Miaows won't make you feel like you are reaching for the sky.
They are easy to walk around in and they practically go with everything. I regularly where these on a casual night out and always get stopped to talk about them.
> Value <
Miaow Miaow boots on average (depending where you go) I have found them at £50 - £60. I got mine online on a bidding war and managed to get them for £30!
> Where to buy <
You won't find Irregular Choice in any shop, Schuh sells Irregular Choice but I have never seen the Miaow Miaow in there. If you can get to London I have seen these in Camden. However your best option is to go online, you will get a bigger variety of colours and designs for the Miaow Miaow including a matching handbag!
> Conclusion <
I think Irregular Choice are an acquired taste. Like marmite you either love them or you hate them. I however love them! If you want sboots that will make you stand out then IG are the ones to go for. Cat lover? Miaow Miaows are the ones for you.
Whimsical miaow - prices range from £69.99 to £120 (do shop around you can get some real bargains)
I am a massive fan of Irregular choice shoes, as they are just so different.
All irregular choice heels come with spare heel tips, and arrive in fantastic boxes, wrapped in decorated tissue paper. The soles of the shoes have some incredible designs printed on them - however there is a downside to the funky soles. I have never bought a pair that has very good grip in the wet or snow.
These are amazing. They are little ankle boots, that have a small, wide heel at the back (meaning that they don't kill your feet like other heels do, and you are less like to twist your ankle).
They have beautiful round wide toes on them (Meaning they don't deform your little toes like some boots do)...
These two features together make them some of the most comfortable heels that I own.
I have these boots in the Black and gold combination shown above as well as the grey and purple / pewter version version.
The black boots have a mock crocodile effect on the top half of the boot, and go into a fun, flared tab behind the heel. With a bronze coloured cat head that has amber coloured eyes. They are lined with deep red velvet. These for me have the blue sole, with the Alice in wonderland rabbits on them - although my friend has the same design of boots, that have different lining, and soles.
The grey/pewter boots have iridescent snakeskin effect on the top half that leads to the fun flare behind the heel, they are lined with teal velvet, and the bronze cats have purple gems for eyes. These for me have a native American Indian girl on the sole.
These boots are great for work, or a night out, and they come with a choice of accessories. As far as I am aware they come with a choice of three designs for handbag styles - most of which seems to be available in each of the colours that the boots come in. (I feel the need to buy another handbag)....
The boots are also available in red and teal.
They may be a little pricy but these have lasted well - and are fabby boots...
Like many women, I have a complete shoe fetish. I love shoes in all their wonderful forms, but I particularly like the slightly kooky range that Irregular Choice offer. I was lucky enough to get these cat style ankle boots for my birthday this year (it would seem that my husband really does know the way to my heart!).
As far as I know, Irregular Choice shoes only seem to be available in Schuh on the high street. To be honest I have never really investigated further because there is a Schuh practically everywhere these days! The boots are quite pricey at £100, but they are definitely worth it in my opinion - in this case you definitely get what you pay for.
As you can see from the picture, the boots are quite wacky, but not overly so. They are mainly made of suede and leather, with a buckle on the side in the shape of a cat. The cats have little gems in their eyes that add the sparkle element.
The boots are unbelievably comfortable. The inside is lined with purple velvet material that adds an extra layer of comfort. They keep my feet nice and warm as well, which is great because I tend to have permanently cold feet. The heels are fairly short - about two inches - so you don't feel like you are tottering around in skyscrapers, but they do give you a bit of height. I find that I can walk around in them for hours without getting sore feet - great for shopping and nights out!
They are great to wear for pretty much any occasion - they aren't so dressy that you can't wear them for shopping or general wandering, but they have enough sparkle and style for you to be able to wear them to a restaurant or even on a night out.
I know they are expensive, but I would still totally recommend them because they are so comfortable and wearable.
When my wife is going out she likes to get dressed up but still likes to have a bit of an edge to her look but is no longer able to wear high heels so decided to look into getting what she described to me as a "funky set of boots" and spotted these ones on Schuh so I decided to get them for her as a little treat but were they worth it?
These boots are very well made and a lot of attention has been taken to make sure that the stitching is secure and so these are the kind of boots I could see my wife wearing for a fair while to come. The boots are boxed much the same as any set of boots with them in a cardboard shoe box so nothing special but also nothing to complain about (I have ordered shoes for my wife before which came in a plastic bag but were from the official manufacturer so shocked me into realising a shoe box makes a difference).
The boots are stylish and appealing (taste dependant) and have that slight edge that Irregular Choice as a brand have decided is their market place. These are not something you are going to see loads of people wearing out and about so they are excellent as a gift as it really makes the lady feel special (my wife hates nothing more than seeing someone in something she purchased and if they look bad in it then it is not likely to be worn much more).
The boots have a small heel which I believe is about 3 inches but thanks to it having a thicker heel end then these should be ok for most people as like I say my wife does not like high heels but finds these to be comfortable still despite having that small heel to them which means that even on a night out you can still move at pace without needing to worry about your lady on your arm falling or stuggling.
The price of these boots is not cheap but as I said before the quality does seem to be exceptionally high end so it is down to making these something you are investing in and knowing will last you some time.
Overall I got these for my wife and have heard nothing but love for them. They look good with most of her outfits and she can actually walk in them despite them having a heel to them so I highly recommend for this alone. Great quality of workmanship meaning these will last offset the high price so don't let this put you off.
I adore the irregular choice brand of shoes. I'm not so much a fan of the price tag that comes along with them.
I spent a good two years going all gooey eyed and girlie over these shoes in just about every branch of 'Schuh' I visited. I was reluctant to pay £100 for them though. I'd never owned a pair of irregular choice shoes before nor did I know anyone who had so I really had no idea whether this £100 was paying for the brand or the quality. Unfortunately I don't have that kind of money to spend on shoes to find out they have fallen apart two weeks later.
When I found a second hand pair on ebay and won the bid at £35 I was chuffed to bits. Finally getting the shoes I had wanted for years without having to pay the hefty price tag! They were in pretty neat condition as well which was a bonus.
The first thing I found about these shoes is how comfortable they are. A heel can put a lot of women off buying shoes but I found they were more than capable of comfortably letting me go on shopping trips as well as nights out on the town. I have never been given any blisters or shoe toes from these shoes which is great.
Secondly, they look great with absolutely anything. Skirts, shorts, dresses and all different cuts of jeans. I have yet to find an outfit that these shoes did not instantly improve.
I've had them for a couple of months now and can safely say that their RRP probably is being spent on quality after all. I still have not got any scuffs on them (despite drunkenly stumbling home in them many times) and the heel as hardly worn down at all. Looking at them though I'd say they would be pretty easy and cheap to get reheeled if/when the times comes.
I'm more than happy with these shoes and will be a lot more comfortable with the idea of parting with larger amounts of cash to buy irregular choice shoes new from the shop in future. I'm even contemplating buying this particular style of shoe in purple in a few weeks!
Bought for me by my bloke, after over a year of looking longingly at them on the shelf in the shop. I never expected to own a pair nor had I exerted any pressure on him to buy them but, when I slipped my foot into that boot I felt like Cinderella praying they fitted me perfectly. They did!
Fairytail over and on with the review....
I simply love the Irregular Choice brand. I am of the opinion that shoes make an outfit and often buy outfits to match my shoes rather than the other way around!
These ankle boots combine textures and materials to create a fabulously designed piece of art work. A statement in footwear these boots are lined in a pink velvety material or a pattened material. I believe it is the newer editions which are (as far as I can tell) the same on the outside and have the patterned material on the inside. The cat buckle is metal in a dirty goal like colour and has eyes of amber. It holds in place a suede like band of material which runs from the inside to the outside of the ankle on both boots. The same material covers the toe. A mock snake skin material in very muted (again almost dirty) gold and black, covers the remainder of the shoe including the heel. (Please note that my comments about the gold being 'dirty' are not negative, but an attempt to describe the nature of the feel of the shoe.) The sole of the shoe has a picture on it (like all Irregualr Choice shoes) unfortunatly this soon disappears with wear which is a shame but inevitable. The materials used mean that use in wet and icy/snowy weather is not advisable as you risk getting a tide mark on the suede like material, especially if the roads have been salted.
The toe is rounded, the heel solid yet elegant. The back of the shoe at the ankle entends up in to a point and bends slightly away from the top of the ankle. The instep is large. More than I had realised in the store when trying them on. Everytime I wear the boots I find that my feet ache. I am not someone who shys away from heels but these can be a little uncomfortable at times. This does not stop me from wearing them or loving them. I could sit and admire them for hours. I had thought that I would be able to wear these with my jeans and other long trouser. I can but unfortunatley the shoe is not always shown off to its full potential in these instances. I would advise that you consider what you will wear these with before purchasing these which retail at around £100. Would you wear them with dresses, skirts, leggings. skinny jeans, three quarter length trousers? If you are anything like me then you will want to show these off, why else would you be thinking about purchasing such a statement boot?
In my late teens I was on my way out on a Saturday night. I was saying goodbye to the folks. I commented that my heels were killing me already. Dad said something I will never forget; "that's the price you pay for beauty". He was joking (I think) but this definately applies to these boots.
Irregular Choice shoes are my favourite brand of shoes around at the moment and have been for some time. Not only are they beautiful, quirky and unusual to look at but they are comfortable, practical (mostly) and very well made.
I have two pairs of these beautiful boots (the black style and the purple style) I love both pairs and they are simply fabulous over skinny jeans, leggings or with a little dress or skirt. They add a little glamour to a casual outfit or can add the finishing touch to classy evening wear. They are beautifully made and extremely hard wearing. Mine have lasted for years and I would encourage anyone looking for a really good pair of boots with a difference to get their hands on a pair of these beauties!
The price at the moment on the Schuh website is still £100 but you can find them at lower prices in sales and from other shops. They may seem expensive compared to lower end shoe designs but they will last well and really have that wow factor.
The material is quality and I have found it easy to keep clean and tidy with just a damp cloth. The heel height is 7.5cm and the boot fastens with an inside zip. The cat brooch on the outside of the boot is fixed on well and the diamante eyes really reflect the light and sparkle. The underside of the boot is decorated beautifully and at first you wont want to wear them just in case you scratch them, this soon subsides once they are on your feet though!
They come in a beautifully designed box which you can keep for storing them safely or use for other storage as it is so pretty and useful.
Really the only downside for me was due to the lack of grip on the bottom of the boots they can be difficult to walk in at first but this gets a lot less once you have worn them once or twice.
I can not recommend these enough, as I said I have two pairs and I love them both! Truly beautiful.
I love unusual fashion and Irregular Choice is my favourite brand of shoe, so when I saw these pair of "cat boots" as I call them I had to have them. They are higher priced than other brands but in my opinion they are worth it, I paid £65.00 at my local Schuh and I wear them every chance I get as they surprisingly go with a lot more things than you would think.
The shoe comes in black velvet with gold edging complete with a snake skin like pattern intertwined, the cat brooch on the side of the shoe is dark gold in with amber coloured gems for eyes. The metal is of high quality and quite sturdy on the shoe itself holding the strip of black velvet across the front of the shoe. It is round toed in style and the heel isn't too high but still gives a sexy vibe. I also love the fact that they are very comfortable to wear and don't really hurt your feet to much like other high heeled boots I've wore in the past. They come to your ankle and go fantastic with 3/4 length leggings and a Little black dress. Overall although Irregular Choice is not to everyone's taste and can be quite expensive with shoes starting at £45.00 and going right up to £130.00 they are definitely a brand worth investing in as the fun and quirky style will give a great edge to your outfit and the quality of the shoes will have them lasting for years, money well spent I think.
The Final Word~~~~~
Certainly a brand that will turn heads and have people talking about how fab your shoes are, definitely worth the money.