They came delivered in a huge box, I knew what they were as I was the one who ordered them. The box is so pretty and big and I will be doing the lame thing of keeping them in the box forever. They also came wrapped in Vivienne Westwood Orb wrapping paper and with a Christmas card, which was a nice touch but as they were £185, I hoped they would come with finishing touches. On Vivienne Westwood's website, where I got them from, they are described as..
'for autumn/winter Vivienne Westwood launches her plastic range of shoes for men. This pirate shoe is finished with a brown leather tongue and leather straps that are secured with the Westwood Orb engraved silver metal buckles'
...this is all true and when I opened the box all I could smell was the leather, so I knew they used good quality material. When I got them I was a bit unsure about the whole brown/black theme as I had no idea what to wear with them, but after trying them on with a few things they really go go with almost everything. The shoe is made out of plastic, but not like 'jelly shoe' material more like wellington boots. The back of the shoe has another strip of the plastic with Vivienne Westwood written vertically, I think this is a really nice touch.
The bottom of the show is the thing that disappointed me, or confused me to say the least, the whole bottom is made of plastic, so I am so worried that if I wear the bottom down would I be able to get them re-heeled? I emailed a shoe fixing company and I am awaiting a reply.
I honestly love these shoes, I know they are expensive for what they are but I believe in paying for quality which, fingers crossed, will last forever. I love the small touches Vivienne Westwood add's like the famous Orb on the buckle. I hope these shoes last forever as they are now officially my favorite thing in the world. I know this post is pointless for some people, but like I said before they are just so pretty. Have a great day. Matt x