2012-10-13

Demonia out of ideas???

I don't know what is these days with me and replicas :) They just keep popping before me.  Like these Demonia boots that reminded me( a lot!!!)  of NEW ROCK boots.






The metal heel, over top lacing and buckles were always the New Rock stuff. Or am I wrong?? It's just not nice. And a little bit sad. To me it's the same as the brand admits that it is out of any new ideas.



5 comments:

  1. Honestly, I didn't like Demonia's orginal style - I wouldn't mind if they branched out to be more like New Rock. :D

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  2. Demonia was already copying New Rock - http://www.demonia.co.uk/demonia-steampunk-gothika-200-black-matt-pvc-chunky-heel-knee-boots.html - but this is an even more blatant rip-off. It is sad. Clearly they care more about profit than new ideas... but that's how the business world works. I'm sure Demonia makes a small fortune off these. Lots of people can't afford expensive New Rocks and will buy the Demonias instead. I don't like Demonia boots because they're made of plastic, which I find horribly uncomfortable.

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  3. I see... Well, the prices for both pieces are almost the same, so I would be buying leather New Rocks and not fake leather Demonia shoes. I feel like I need another pair of New Rock. They are soooo comfortable.
    I liked the platform heels Demonia had. Newer had ones, but I tried a pair at shop and they felt really comfortable. I saw second handed Demonia heels two days ago... Sadly they were to small for me. oh, what a shame.

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  4. New Rock shoes aren't available around here, I've only ever been exposed to Demonia, and I have mixed feelings about them. I have a pair of transformers and I really enjoy them; they're sturdy, comfortable, and have had no signs of wear. Mind you, I've see many Demonia boots that have tanked, where the backs crack apart and the wedges fall off. I was mortified when I tried on their creepers, which look comfortable, but cut your ankles up to shit. I have a pair of Demonia pinstripe wedges which do the same thing.

    I don't care so much if it's leather or not, or the brand, so as long as the shoe looks nice, is comfortable and is fairly durable I'll commit to buy it.

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  5. When I saw the thumb I went "Oh, I nearly bought a pair of those New Rocks..." - that's how close they look. I think the Demonia boots have better buckles, but it really isn't very original. Most mass-produced clothes and shoes today ARE derivative - the High Street is pretty much based around cheaper versions of catwalk ideas, but alternative fashion is supposed to be a bit more... original. I'd expect more variation between brands, especially when the brands already have quite an identifiable aesthetic; Demonia are my go-to for PVC buckle-boots and platforms (dominatrix boots as they keep getting called :P) and suchlike, New Rock do chunky and clunky, etc. I know Demonia haven't exhausted the possibilities for platforms and skyscraper heels and PVC, so copying New Rock is a bit lazy.

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