Sunday, 20 January 2013

A studded shoe for every occasion!

Be forewarned, if you don't like studs or shoes...or studs on shoes, this blog post may not be for you! ;)

Clous Sandal by Sonia Rykiel

Hawk Spike by Jeffrey Campbell

Spike Boot by Dr Martens

Spiked Lita by Jeffrey Campbell

Hellraiser by UNIF

The Sonia Rykiel Clous studded leather sandals are my newest spiked babies. They run true to size and the leather is super duper soft and kind to feet. Absolutely no grip on the soles though, may need scuffing up a bit for less slippage. Great for summer days or dinner out.

Comfort: 4/5 on first impressions.
Sizing: True to size.
Stud type: Small conical.
Durability: Not yet tested, however they seem like a 4/5 on first impressions.

The Jeffrey Campbell Hawk Spike slip ons are lethal weapons. I used to think my UNIF Hellraisers were sharp but, my God, these spikes can do some serious damage. They run a little large but I wouldn't recommend downsizing because they are wide more than anything. I just use a Scholl heel grip and an insole to keep them snug. They're a bit sore for the first few wears but comfortable when they're broken in. Great for casual, grungy looks - just try not to gouge your ankles when you walk.

Comfort: 3/5
Sizing: True to size but quite wide.
Stud type: Razor sharp tall conical and small conical mix.
Durability: 3/5 - taller studs could be susceptible to damage.

The Spike Boot by Dr Martens were a Christmas gift this year. SO tight when you first put them on but persist - mine have loosened up wonderfully after a few wears. Goes without saying that they're very uncomfortable until broken in, but gradually becoming more and more comfortable with each time I wear them. Absolutely fantastic for winter days and could be good for gigs so you can boot people in the shins if they push you too hard. ;)

Comfort: 1/5 on first try. 4/5 when worn in.
Sizing: True to size, tight across the bridge of the foot until leather loosens.
Stud type: Small conical.
Durability: 5/5 - Studs seem extremely durable and secure.

The Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas are a classic. Super comfortable and give you height. True to size, but could be slightly too narrow at the toe for the wider footed ladies. Another lethal weapon along with the Hawk Spikes, but not AS sharp. Good for self defence on the dance floor from drunken men. Again, an ankle gouger if you're not careful.

Comfort: 4/5
Sizing: True to size but relatively narrow at the toe.
Stud type: Small conical and tall conical mix.
Durability: 3/5 similar to the Hawk Spike - taller studs may be susceptible to damage.

The UNIF Hellraiser flats are the more delicate (?!really?!) version of the Hawk Spikes. I'm tempted to describe them as more 'girly' than the others, but I still think that would be an oxymoron. Girly Hellraisers. Anyway, they're true to size. Super comfortable, I suffered just minimal rubbing on the top of my foot for the first few wears but they quickly became one of the most comfortable pair of shoes I own. Be careful - I managed to dislodge my first spike by catching my toe on a shopping trolley so they definitely are more delicate than the other spiked shoes I own. Great for wearing with dresses as they're more flattering on the foot than the Hawks.

Comfort: 5/5
Sizing: True to size.
Stud type: Meduim conical.
Durability: 2/5 - Least secure of all the shoes. They've done well but due care is needed when wearing as I managed to dislodge a spike more easily than I thought.

I hope you liked this post.
I effing love studs! Can you tell!
Lots of love,


  1. I am not a fan of studs on me but I do like them on other people :) also I just like reading reviews no matter what they are about so I enjoyed the post anyway :)

    Janine xx

  2. i like studs/spikes especially on shoes.

  3. I really like the studded trend! :)

    Ashley @

  4. I'd stab myself so many times with those shoes. lol. Love the litas. Have you seen the spiked converses?

  5. Omg so incredible, so jealous. I LOVE studded shoes!

  6. massive fan of black, shoes AND spikes! i always wanted a pair of the UNIF hellraisers but the price threw me right off, but recently i picked up some pretty similar ones from nelly in the sale, so i'm chuffed! those sandals look quite cute, i'm not a sandal person because i don't like my feets, but they look perf with those tight you have on an are totally a definite summer option.

    love the litas, but you 100% need to get the all over spiked night walks. they are THE MOST PERFECT SHOE!

  7. I'm so jealous of all of these!! The Dr Martens look so unusual, I've never seen those before!!

  8. Love spikes on everything, must be the old rock chic in me :) I really have to buy a pair of ballet flats with studs asap.
    Angela x

  9. all of them are wonderfull :)


  10. I love love love spikes and shoes !!!!!!

  11. I want your Jeffrey Campbell heel spikes! They're so amazing!!!


  12. I love the Doc Martin spiked boots!
    Check out my blog sometime? :-)

  13. The shoes are very cool ;)
    Did you like to look to our blog?

  14. love this! so cute! (ps: lovely blog, girl, can't wait to read more!)

    love, rach.

  15. I have the Jeffrey Campbell Spiked Litas, UNIF Hellraisers and Dr Martens Spiked Boots too!!
    But all in different colours! Black, Red and Silver!

    Awesome taste you got! well, it means I have great taste too! ;)