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SWEET & GOTHIC LOLITA BOOTS IN JAPANESE DEPARTMENT STORE MARUI ONE. DOC MARTENS, GLADIATOR SHOES, LECHE BY YOSUKE, ARTHERAPIE.


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Do you recall drooling over photos of Shoe Heaven, the footwear floor of the old Marui One? Well, get ready to spill some more saliva. The fifth floor of the new Marui One Shinjuku is Seventh Heaven. It has not one but TWO sections for Gothic Lolita Punk shoes.

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My jaw hit the floor when I encountered Leche by Yosuke’s pretty cut-out boots. I can’t sing this brand’s praises highly enough; no matter how hard I pound the pavement, these shoes do not scruff. They’re remarkably well-priced, mostly in the $60-150 range. Lucky for us, Marui One offers international shipping – so you can grab a pair on their website.

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Hans Christian Anderson wrote a gruesome fairy tale in which a vain girl becomes so attached to her red shoes that they won’t come off and must be chopped off by an executioner. This story came to mind when I saw this lovely display of Lolita pumps and Mary Janes. Hello drop-dead prettiness!

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Moving on… to pink and black GLADIATOR shoes? (Tissue please; saliva flowing…)

Japanese Doc Martens, special edition leather boots, Goth Doctor Martens, men's platform shoes, alternative footwear, studs, army punk leather stompers with red laces. KISS band 70s glam boots.

The men’s section reminded me of Romper Stomper – both the Russell Crowe skinhead movie and the South Park juvenile delinquent. (Yes, there are random influences floating around in my head…) Knee-high Doc Martens and studded leather boots with a three-inch rise: now that’s the way a boy should dress.

Pretty little girl shoes, Lolita clothing, sexy high heels, women's fetish pumps, Gothic Lolita young female designer footwear. Leather fetish fashion. Artherapie leather bags purses wallets at Marui One 0101.

In addition to the sea of shoes on this floor, there is an Artherapie boutique. The brand’s black leather bags and wallets are Gothic yet classy. As my friend said, “I could see my mother carrying one of these.”

Which pair of shoes would you snatch up? I’m selling a few doll-heeled leather boots in my Online Garage Sale…

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  1. Ria
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Clean up on aisle 7! Silly girl drooling all over the floor!

    The first things that caught my eyes were the boots. But my favourite would have to be the mary janes. They are just so pretty *__*

  2. Ia
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I am in love! I will definately be perusing Marui one's web shoppe! I must have those shoes, they're so lovely (especially the plaid ones)!

  3. Ria
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Clean up on aisle 7! Silly girl drooling all over the floor!

    The first things that caught my eyes were the boots. But my favourite would have to be the mary janes. They are just so pretty *__*

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

      Hahahah! Come to think of it, my mouth DID get very dry… fortunately, there was a vending machine on the floor above that sold green tea milkshakes!

  4. Ia
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I am in love! I will definately be perusing Marui one’s web shoppe! I must have those shoes, they’re so lovely (especially the plaid ones)!

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

      The plaid ones stood out for me too… Yosuke shoes are surprisingly comfortable. And they don’t scruff! It’s amazing!

  5. samina spookiness
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I could have sworn that tale ended with the girl dying from exhaustion because the shoes would not stop dancing… I've always found it interesting that red shoes have a plethora of tales that link them with sin and temptation, but no one ever links them to that in real life. I only have one pair and I never wear them (they literally cut my ankles), but it's so rare to see an actual cute pair of red shoes. Even now, looking through these photos I see only two or three pairs, and those aren't completely red. I wonder if it's a subconscious linking rather than a conscious one.

  6. Maleva
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    uauuuuuuuuuu………

  7. vicious kurai
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    How tall are some some of tallest platform boots in Japan?

  8. lacarmina
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I think in some the sanitized kids books, the girl dies from exhaustion… but in the original gruesome version, it was choppy chop! ;)

    Very interesting thoughts about the red shoes. I think red shoes are often associated with kid's footwear – I've also rarely seen 100% red shoes sold in stores. And wouldn't it be crazy if your shoes were designed to cut your ankles, like that girl's???

  9. lacarmina
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    They are talllll. One of my friends refuses to wear shoes with heels under 3 inches! Check out the height on DJ Sisen's platforms in this post!

    http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2008/10/tokyo-dar

  10. lacarmina
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Hahahah! Come to think of it, my mouth DID get very dry… fortunately, there was a vending machine on the floor above that sold green tea milkshakes!

  11. lacarmina
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    The plaid ones stood out for me too… Yosuke shoes are surprisingly comfortable. And they don't scruff! It's amazing!

  12. Jackie
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    omg i need to stay away from that store,

  13. samina spookiness
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    I could have sworn that tale ended with the girl dying from exhaustion because the shoes would not stop dancing… I’ve always found it interesting that red shoes have a plethora of tales that link them with sin and temptation, but no one ever links them to that in real life. I only have one pair and I never wear them (they literally cut my ankles), but it’s so rare to see an actual cute pair of red shoes. Even now, looking through these photos I see only two or three pairs, and those aren’t completely red. I wonder if it’s a subconscious linking rather than a conscious one.

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

      I think in some the sanitized kids books, the girl dies from exhaustion… but in the original gruesome version, it was choppy chop! ;)

      Very interesting thoughts about the red shoes. I think red shoes are often associated with kid’s footwear – I’ve also rarely seen 100% red shoes sold in stores. And wouldn’t it be crazy if your shoes were designed to cut your ankles, like that girl’s???

      • samina spookiness
        Posted June 26, 2009 at 1:16 am | Permalink

        I believe it! They’re not that cute though, so I doubt they’re descended from the girl’s shoes. I mentioned it to my mum earlier about how you never see fully red shoes, even online, and asked if it was a subconscious thing or a conscious one- I happen to love red shoes but they just don’t exist!

  14. Maleva
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    uauuuuuuuuuu………

  15. vicious kurai
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    How tall are some some of tallest platform boots in Japan?

  16. Naka
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    oooh they like so cool

    comfortable, reasonable price, extremerley cute and cool

    you must be lying :O
    j/k XD

    I lvoe all your photos, you always give me something new to droll over ^^

  17. Jackie
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    omg i need to stay away from that store,

  18. XNXFX~Aesthetic13~
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Those shoes are gorgeous~
    So pricy although. T_T

  19. Naka
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    oooh they like so cool

    comfortable, reasonable price, extremerley cute and cool

    you must be lying :O
    j/k XD

    I lvoe all your photos, you always give me something new to droll over ^^

  20. samina spookiness
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I believe it! They're not that cute though, so I doubt they're descended from the girl's shoes. I mentioned it to my mum earlier about how you never see fully red shoes, even online, and asked if it was a subconscious thing or a conscious one- I happen to love red shoes but they just don't exist!

  21. Dragonswyng
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    O M G

  22. XNXFX~Aesthetic13~
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Those shoes are gorgeous~
    So pricy although. T_T

  23. LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    *starts droolling*

  24. Dragonswyng
    Posted June 26, 2009 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    O M G

  25. LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo
    Posted June 26, 2009 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    *starts droolling*

  26. Louise
    Posted June 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  27. lacarmina
    Posted June 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Ahhh! Those are lovely! ^^

  28. Louise
    Posted June 27, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Permalink
    • lacarmina
      Posted June 27, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

      Ahhh! Those are lovely! ^^

      • Louise
        Posted June 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

        they are, but patent is so fragile they won’t last long, and i guess it will take me a long time to find another pair

  29. Blake
    Posted June 27, 2009 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    I saw a reference to The Red Shoes…. have you seen the movie made in 2005 in Korean?
    It was pretty good, definitely a favourite but the shoes were actually pink in the film. xD

    I would love to go there some day…….. I LOVE SHOES and I would love to wear pretty lolita clothes like that C:

  30. lacarmina
    Posted June 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Hi Blake,
    I HAVEN'T seen The Red Shoes film but I really want to. I've been exploring K-Horror… Tale of Two Sisters still haunts me. I'll have to see The Red Shoes and The 29 Steps someday soon.

  31. Blake
    Posted June 28, 2009 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    I saw a reference to The Red Shoes…. have you seen the movie made in 2005 in Korean?
    It was pretty good, definitely a favourite but the shoes were actually pink in the film. xD

    I would love to go there some day…….. I LOVE SHOES and I would love to wear pretty lolita clothes like that C:

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 28, 2009 at 5:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Blake,
      I HAVEN’T seen The Red Shoes film but I really want to. I’ve been exploring K-Horror… Tale of Two Sisters still haunts me. I’ll have to see The Red Shoes and The 29 Steps someday soon.

  32. Louise
    Posted June 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    they are, but patent is so fragile they won't last long, and i guess it will take me a long time to find another pair

  33. xXVampiricHearts
    Posted June 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    can't stop staring……..
    My shoe heaven!!!!!
    I will definately have to buy some online!
    Yay for international shipping!

  34. Anonymous
    Posted June 29, 2009 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    can’t stop staring……..
    My shoe heaven!!!!!
    I will definately have to buy some online!
    Yay for international shipping!

  35. Jam
    Posted July 5, 2009 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Hallo dear la carmina <3

    I just LOVE visiting ur great blog!!! It's so interesting and organise:)))) This post came in very handy because im planning to get myself a pair of lovely loli shoes online soon :) Im wondering if you could share with me some more websites that sells loli shoes too? Thank you very very much!^u^

  36. Jam
    Posted July 5, 2009 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Hallo dear la carmina <3

    I just LOVE visiting ur great blog!!! It's so interesting and organise:)))) This post came in very handy because im planning to get myself a pair of lovely loli shoes online soon :) Im wondering if you could share with me some more websites that sells loli shoes too? Thank you very very much!^u^

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

      Hello dear Jam,
      Thanks for visiting!! Search for “Refuse to be Usual” – it’s an eBay store that sells Loli shoes for reasonable prices. Also look up my post on Rocking Horse Shoes (more links there). Hope that helps!

  37. lacarmina
    Posted July 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Hello dear Jam,
    Thanks for visiting!! Search for “Refuse to be Usual” – it's an eBay store that sells Loli shoes for reasonable prices. Also look up my post on Rocking Horse Shoes (more links there). Hope that helps!

  38. MissMercurial
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Ohmygod I'm in love with those Yosuke shoes…but they don't make them in my size D:
    Hate that this happens all too often ;___;
    WHY MUST I BE BUILT TOO BIG FOR JAPAN.

    If I had to pick a fave, I would loooveee it if I could fit into the white boots with frilly edges, the ones that look kinda Victorian (furthermost left in the shot of the cut-out shoes).

    But thanks for the link to Artherapie – I'm in sore need of a new wallet and want a classy but still not boring one. Question, though: are Japanese yen bills smaller than U.S. dollar bills? I've bought wallets abroad before and found this can sometimes be a problem :(

  39. MissMercurial
    Posted July 18, 2009 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Ohmygod I’m in love with those Yosuke shoes…but they don’t make them in my size D:
    Hate that this happens all too often ;___;
    WHY MUST I BE BUILT TOO BIG FOR JAPAN.

    If I had to pick a fave, I would loooveee it if I could fit into the white boots with frilly edges, the ones that look kinda Victorian (furthermost left in the shot of the cut-out shoes).

    But thanks for the link to Artherapie – I’m in sore need of a new wallet and want a classy but still not boring one. Question, though: are Japanese yen bills smaller than U.S. dollar bills? I’ve bought wallets abroad before and found this can sometimes be a problem :(

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 18, 2009 at 6:03 am | Permalink

      Hm, that’s a good question! I think Japanese bills are slightly fatter than American ones. In any case, they fit into my wallet, so I don’t think you’ll have a problem.

  40. lacarmina
    Posted July 17, 2009 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Hm, that's a good question! I think Japanese bills are slightly fatter than American ones. In any case, they fit into my wallet, so I don't think you'll have a problem.

  41. hip hop fashion
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow those collection of boots are amazing. They have unique design. The Japanese really surprising me.

  42. hip hop fashion
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Wow those collection of boots are amazing. They have unique design. The Japanese really surprising me.

  43. hip hop fashion
    Posted August 27, 2009 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Wow those collection of boots are amazing. They have unique design. The Japanese really surprising me.

  44. Barbarella
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I SOOO can´t wait. I´m going to Tokyo in April. :DDD

  45. Barbarella
    Posted February 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    I SOOO can´t wait. I´m going to Tokyo in April. :DDD

  46. lacarmina
    Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Awesome!! Let me know how it goes!!

  47. Paul
    Posted May 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    i was wondering what the name of the knee high men boots with the 2 straps and where would i be able to buy them online they would be perfect for cosplay?

  48. Paul
    Posted May 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    i was wondering what the name of the knee high men boots with the 2 straps and where would i be able to buy them online they would be perfect for cosplay?

  49. lacarmina
    Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    You can buy the shoes pictured here from Marui One's website, http://www.maruione.jp :)

  50. Jocelyn
    Posted January 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    La Carmina! This is a totally unrelated comment but I was wondering where everyone finds their boots/shoes! You always sing the praises of Leche by Yoksuke but what are other reliable brands? Where (online or elsewhere) you can find boots similar to Koji Kuga, Buffalo, or Swear; which all stopped selling? Is there anything similar out on the market now? Thank you! ~Jocelyn

    • lacarmina
      Posted January 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

      Hmm I’m a fan of Iron Fist, Irregular Choice, Tripp NYC… In Japan, there are alt shoes everywhere. Outside Japan, I just browse around and look for items that look awesome… you never know what you can find!

  51. Anonymous
    Posted May 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Very Gothic, my girlfriend like this style, and I, i love Alberto Fasciani boots, maybe were different at style but i love my girl. no matter what style she want i support her.

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