Friday, September 14, 2012

Pennangalan Dawn Winklepicker Boots Review

A long time ago when I was a baby bat I would WISH for Pennangalan winklepicker boots. I didn't think that I would ever make enough money, or own a credit card.

Luckily Pennagalan boots aren't expensive and they take Paypal. It cost me under $100 AUD for these boots, including postage.

When I took out my Dawn winklepickers I loved how shiney they were. I chose the black patent leather, but there are many options available including black leather, synthetic leather, purple glitter, white patent leather, pink patent leather. SO MANY OPTIONS!

Dawn winklepickers are pointy, I can't wait to get these on and stare at my toes all day. The zip was a bit stiff, but I put some wax along it. I ordered a size up, as the website suggests. I'm a size 10 mens, so I ordered a size 11 mens. They fit perfect! They even zipped all the way up, which is a surprise considering my fat ankles.

There are also different versions with bat, coffin, pentagram or western buckles.

The customer service was great. I basically put through my order, and waited for my shoes to be made. The website warns that shoes might not be in stock and they have to wait for certain items. I think it took around a month for me to get my shoes, which I didn't mind.
I got an email from a representative, and I asked him about my shoe sizing. He was very helpful. After my shoes were made I got invoiced via PayPal, which I paid straight away.

I don't know why they make winklepicker soles smooth! I had to take them to a cobbler, and it's costing me an extra $65 AUD to get soles put on.

Overall, these are brilliant boots. I'll definitely be buying from Pennangalan again. I'll probably get some bat buckles next time. The quality is good, and so is the price.
The only con, for me, would be the long waiting time and having to pay extra to get soles at my cobbler.


Laura Morrigan said...

Gorgeous! I wanted a pair like that in my early days, and now I am coming around again. The only thing is I have wide toes and would probably have to buy them a size bigger and my feet would look kinda long which might be weird as i am really short. Any advice on that?

I often take my boots to the local shoe shop to have an extra hard sole added on the bottom so they don't wear out. I think it cost me $40.

I am tempted to get these now. Let me know about comfort, etc. when you've worn them in a bit? :)

Blithe said...

Sooo lovely *,*

Meagan Kyla said...

Ohhhhhh! Ahhhhhhh!!!!

Lady Bethezda @ Bethezdas Preoccupations said...

YEAH!!! I'm glad you got your shoes and are happy with them. We need pics of them on! :)

jurassicgoth said...

Nice boots!:-) x

Mistress Mystral said...

I absolutely love pointy/pixie boots! I would like to have those boots with bat buckles <3 They are so cool!

Nebel Finsternis Violet said...

They are amazing!!! I wish I would have enough money to but those one day :(

Inmate 4 said...

I've fixed smooth soles before by buying soles and applying them myself, but that's not for everyone. You can also apply a half-sole to the toe or heel or cut textured rubber to shape and apply it with strong shoe glue.

Inmate 4 said...

Also, I second the bigging-up of Pannangalan. Lovely people, currently saving up for some platforms from them.