|LdiR MOKA slipper test day 1|
Hi, everyone! My LdiR Moka are here!
Last post I told you about a little project I'll share and here it is, since I'm chosen as LdiR Moka slippers Juli tester!
What is that? The story went this way. Since I had feet problems and haven't fully recovered till now, I've been going towards flats to low heels comfy shoes but I want them to be unique, free spirited and chic at same time. That's why when I saw LdiR shoes, I'm like yeah, these could be the one! Oh, such a perfect time I read they looked for a tester! I applied for it right away.
LdiR (L'Artigiano di Riccione) is Italian shoes company (they also make bags and other accessories) from Riccione. Handmade in Italy, their craft and design are amazing and unique. Find out more about them on their website and E-shop here, or their facebook page here. Their boots and sneakers are looking awesome! They have this wow effect! However, I've been wanting summer moccasins slippers since long time ago so I knew I had to apply for a tester of their Moka slippers series.
When I was chosen as a tester it such made my day. As tester I have the opportunity to test wearing them. (Thank you LdiR they let me keep the lovely pairs! :)) They didn't ask me to make a blog post, so this is my own initiative to share my full review that hopefully useful for you. Thus, my review wether bad or good is honest although pardon my expressions they may sound hyperbolic cause of my excitement. :)
My Moka slippers have arrived! So let start with Day 1!
|LdiR Moka slipper|
UNBOXING. The slippers were arrived after about 5 days delivery from Italy to Austria. On the photo above you can see the packaging. They come in LdiR Easy Glam series shoe box (with pink logo which I like), wrapped in a white packaging plastik and sealed with their logo tape. Inside the box was logo print monogram wrap paper and so here they were these Moka pairs.
Woow...a lovely first impression as I saw suede moccasines with wow effect details! However, it's a little funny cause only the left pair that was stuffed with paper inside.
FITTING and COMFORT. Yea then I slip my poor feet in them right away. The size seemed like running bigger than my normal fit size especially on the back. Note that I have big big toes and tend to step with front sole. (Another problem with heels cause my feet tend to slip forward. So I wonder if the loose fitting also because of the soft suede material. I keep loosing my slippers down from my heels. I heard suede also can expand with wear. I attached inserts on the back and pull the leather string tighter. That's what these strings for! Looked like they would help!
However, I am amazed with the supple suede leather. It's soft on the skin at first try, even with the studs and no lining fabric.
On the unboxing photo you can also see the soles which are very simple. The soles are soft flat rubber soles with grid texture and espadrille jutes around. My orthopedic custom inner soles are too big to fit in them. They can only fit in my 2 number bigger running sneakers. Anyway, I can't say much about comfort till I wear my Moka slippers longer and more often.
|LdiR Moka - love is in the details|
LOOK. Love is the details....That is most gorgeous things about these Moka slippers. The details! Super handcraft. Beautiful elements and eclectic style are mixed together in such appealing way. Bohemian, ethnic, cool, rock, glam, all in one! There are moccasins hand stitches, tassels, silver studs, rhinestones bling bling, espadrilles sole, and even embossed LdiR heart shape logo inside. Can't ask for more!
I got the ivory color Moka slippers which are called Moka Avorio. I think in this color the slippers are easier to look dirty but at the same time it's more flexible to pair them with other outfits.
There are other colors too on the shop. Moka slippers are available in red, yellow, turquoise, pink, blue and brown. See what they look like in other colors here.
THE FLAWS. I notice some flaws too in these handmade pieces among their amazing studs, tassel and hand stitches. It's about the glue. The glue leaks made some stain spots that hard to be removed, including that around the embossed logo details. On the opposite, there was not enough glue about 8 cm long on the espadrilles sole line that it was open. The flaws are on the right pair. The left pair is flawless.
|LdiR Moka - slip on|
|LdiR Moka - slip on|
|LdiR Moka - slip in my moccasines|
So far I'm happy with my rocking moccaslippers (that's how I called them). So that's a wrap....!!?? No! It's just Day 1 test report! In the next report I will share you my a week experience with LdiR Moka slippers. I plan to also show you them with full outfit in real activity. Psst! It's just a teaser for you. I hope you'll like it. See you and thank you for reading!
Have a super inspiring day.