Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Boo-Review for week of 9/20-9/26: Iron Fist "Zombie Stomper" Heels
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
I have to start by saying that Iron Fist makes some of my favorite clothes ever. I only own a few pieces from their collections, but if I had unlimited funds at my disposal, you'd better believe I'd have everything. The Zombie Stompers are the second pair of Iron Fist Shoes that I've bought - I'm not normally a big high-heel person (being 5'8" with pretty long legs, I need extra height like I need a hole in the head) but I have to say, I love the quality and comfort level of Iron Fist pumps. I sustained a foot injury when I was in the Air Force, and it's difficult for me to wear anything other than my flip-flops or Vans for a period longer than half an hour without experiencing some brutal foot pain, let alone peep-toe pumps. But these are supercomfortable - I think they have a suede, or suede-like lining. And they are awesomely tall - bigger than your average heel, but not tall enough to make you look like a stripper. With a heel at 5" with a 1" platform, I'd probably tower over everyone except Tyler Mane (okay, that may be an exaggeration, but I'm still pretty damn tall.) I had no problem walking in them on tile or carpet, and was even able to recover after tripping over a cat (and remain standing. Bonus!)
I don't know how I got this far without saying this, but... have you seen these?! They've got freakin' zombies on them! Malevolent green zombies! Well, the color is at least - not sure about the zombies. That's what I call that shade of green, "malevolent green." I can't say for sure whether the zombies are malevolent. But they are smiling (though it may be more of a rictus grin.)
So you want to sink your teeth into a pair? Better move fast - stores like Too Fast and Retro Rebels have already sold out twice. And you could order them from a UK site, like attitudeclothing.co.uk and others (none of which have the shoes in stock)- but because of the exchange rate, be prepared to pay up to $110... BEFORE shipping. But don't fret - you can now get these at Hot Topic and Journey's for $32.99 and $39.99 (respectively.)
All in all, a great pair of shoes. Only negative thing I have to say is they should have made them more widely available.