Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Alexander McQueen Exaggerated Sole Sneakers



It has been 3 weeks since I bought this Alexander McQueen Exaggerated Sole Sneakers or the Oversized sneakers - that's what I call them. I guess it is safe to say that I can give you guys a proper review on this sneakers - maybe you want to buy them or maybe not. Who knows?

As you can see, this sneaker has an oversized sole which gives it a creeper-sneaker hybrid silhouette. For this particular pair, this pair was from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. If you ever go into Alexander McQueen's website, you'll get to see that they produces different variation of oversized sneakers that ranges from low-top to high-top, from basic generic colours to studded pair, they definitely have a lot of varieties of sneakers that you can choose from.




Sizing

When I first tried it on my feet, I realised that staying true-to-size fits one size bigger than my actual size. As you can see from the inside of the sneaker, they provide an indicator for the size of the sneakers which mine happen to be EUR42 - which is one size smaller than my size, EUR43.

Before I made the purchase, I did some research on these sneakers and most of the sneakerheads who have bought these sneakers told that I have go for one size smaller than my size thus EUR42 makes so much sense for me.

Upon trying these footwear in the Alexander McQueen boutique located in KLCC, I believe that size EUR42 is the best choice. Yes, these sneakers fits one size large to it's better for you to go one size down upon trying out.

To make everything more comfortable, I'd suggest you to wear thick socks while walking in these shoes.


Branding

When it comes to designer shoes, I tend to look for something that's minimal. In another word, I don't like my shoes to be too exaggerated with branding.

What I like about these is that there are only 4 places where they put their Alexander McQueen branding which are at the tongue of the shoes, at the back tab, at the insole of the sneakers and also at the bottom sole of the sneakers.

When I wore it, I don't like people to compliment my shoes because of the brand; I like it when people compliment the shoes regardless of the brand name.

The branding on this particular pair is in faded gold stamp at the tongue and the back tab while in the insoles and the bottom of the outer soles, it is embossed within the leather.




Material

This pair of sneakers are made from calf leather and I can say that when I first wore it, it hurts a lil' bit but like they say - fashion is pain.

Everything except for the laces and the outer soles are made out of leather which for me meets the quality of a designer shoe.

Unbelievably, the toe box doesn't crease at all up till today.

The laces are very thick and it gives a good additional touch to the sneakers as it is an oversized sneakers.


Price

The price starts at RM2390 for the permanent collection which consist of 2 colours; full white with black at the back tab and full black with white at the back tab.

The price increases depending on which kind of sneakers you'd like to buy.

You can check out the list of sneakers available on Farfetch , MrPorter , MatchesFashion & Ssense.





What Do You Get Upon Purchasing ?

A paper bag with Alexander McQueen branding on it
A shoe box.
A pair of shoes wrapped in plastic bags; one plastic bag each foot.
Tissue papers with zebra stripes which covers the shoes.
A dust bag for the shoes.




7 comments

  1. nice review on these sneakers bro, however I would like to ask you couple of things on the sizing, I personally wear size 43 on nike sneakers and 43 1/3 on adidas sneakers. does going a full size down to 42 fit tightly on your feet or they are just perfect? my feet measures 26.8cm in length and 10.1cm in width and I am pretty concern about the sizing because the only place that I can get this shoe from is just online. I would appreciate if you can give me feedback on this. thanks in advance.

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    1. Hello there :)

      Well, as for the sizing, I went a half size down because I don't want it to be snug on my feet but the downside of not taking a full size down is that when you wear the shoe, your heel can sometimes comes out a little bit from the shoe while walking (which is fine by me because I wear socks so it doesn't really slip out that often). My advise is if you want to have a snug fit with socks on, I'd suggest for you to take a full size down but if you want a tiny bit of room for your feet, a half size down would be fine. As for my feet, I wear a UK8 for Nike Air Force for a snug fit. My true size is UK8.5 or EUR42.5 .

      Hope this helps :)

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  2. Hi, is it really different between trainers like nike and adidas compare to these sneakers? I’m uk9 in most of sneakers except for desert boots and brogues, 8.5uk. So do i need to go with 8.5uk for these sneakers? Mind if you can help me. Thank you.

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  3. Hello, sorry for the late reply. I'd love for you to contact me through my Instagram DM in the future as I am more active there.

    To answer you question, this post was written almost a year and a half ago so at that time, I have no idea what is my actual size for my feet. As of now, my actual size ( if I prefer a snug fit for any other sneakers ) is 8.5 UK. For my McQueen, I took a size UK8 and it's half size smaller. i prefer a roomier fit for my feet so an 8UK fits nice for me with a little bit of room for my feet to breathe.

    If you want a snug fit, I'd suggest you to purchase a one size down. SO if your actual feet size is UK8.5 , then buy a UK7.5 . That'll give you a snug fit. If you prefer a roomier fit, then buy a UK8 size.

    I originally bought this from a friend who purchased it from the Alexander McQueen boutique in KLCC and it was expensive as it includes GST of 6%.

    Currently, the Alexander McQueen boutique in KLCC has left Club 21 Company in which they are now a new and independent company. Since they are a new company in Malaysia, they are yet to be registered as GST registrant which means their price in the boutique are displayed as price including GST but when you pay it, the price would be excluding GST as they don't need to pay GST for the their first year of establishment.

    But I'd suggest you to purchase the shoes from either Mr Porter or Matches Fashion .

    If you have any other question, please hit me up on my Instagram @Blankologie.

    Thank you

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  4. Hi, that was an amazing review!

    I was wondering about the sizing because I'm a size 8.5 in the Adidas Stan Smith (which is quite snug) while I wear size 10.5 in my nike lunarepics and zoom vaporflys (which are roomy enough). According to this what size would you recommend for the Alexander Mcqueens? Also, I have long and very narrow feet.

    Thanks!

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