It's surprising how popular the supersized shoe option is.  Following my post on Moonspoon Saloon's collaboration with 90s shoe relic Buffalo that was featured in their last 'Take Me To Your Leader' show, their Facebook page seems to have been cluttered with questions of "Where can I get those shoes??????" – multiple question marks required. 

Well I did say that by the end of the summer, they'd be on my feet and lo and behold, here they are.  I didn't take to invading the Facebook page.  I went for a good old fashioned email and a few months down the line, here they are along with a few more details about the collaboration.

As suspected, Buffalo as a shoe company is pretty much defunct but they were pretty free n' easy about the collaboration, with the ability to produce the quantities and apply the prints that Moonspoon Saloon wanted.  More excitingly, Moonspoon Saloon plan on continuing their line of printed Buffalos with the possibility of a few more special prints coming up for Christmas.  Stockist wise, it's a bit of a tricky maze.  I was lucky enough to get them direct from Moonspoon Saloon and I did urge them to go online pronto with an e-shop (though we all know how long that process takes…).  They do have quite a long list of stockists as listed on their Facebook page.  The best bet for getting them online is to look out for them on Eva New York (via Far Fetch) who has bought the biggest quantity of them. 

**EDIT** Shop Fatal have just got them in (in a whole host of prints other than these ones) and they're live now…!

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Those are the nitty gritty details.  Now it's time to bounce about and revel in the fact that they are on my feet.  When journalist Sarah Nicole Prickett first pointed them out to me on Twitter, she also said that they're exactly the type of shoes that I'd pull off.  Not sure about 'pulling off' but they are RIGHT up my flatform-lined street, along with my collection of brothel creepers, Prada brogues (and the accompanying ASOS jobbies) and even a pair of DIY raised rubber espadrilles.  These Buffalos stand higher than the rest and manage to be light as well so it sort of feels like you're bouncing off a firm sponge as you're walking.   

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Moonspoon  Saloon have taken to them so much that they also feature in their new collection 'Sons and Daughters' where they play with monochrome volume bound up with knots, ruching and lacing going up and down the legs. 

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As far HOW they'll go on my feet, I've decided that there's a few grades of 'madness', that these shoes can go – not-so-mad, mad-for-it, and madhatter – different grades of versatility in how the feet can bounce about in these Moonspoon monsters. 

The Not-So-Mad route means blending the grey spray paint print with more greys which in this case involves high-low versions of Richard Nicoll…

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(Worn with Sportsgirl x Richard Nicoll jacket, Richard Nicoll dress)

The skirt in itself is Mad-For-It because it's so effing bright.  It's a blinding type of neon and even funnier that it's combined with lace. 

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(Worn with Lime sleeve bomber jacket, Emma Cook shirt, Whistles swimsuit, ASOS neon lace skirt, Karen Walker sunglasses)

The Madhatter element here is a vintage Lanvin bolero that had a very long journey indeed.  I bought this vintage Lanvin bolero from the now-defunct vintage website TheUrbanCollection but somehow it never made it over due to boring postage problems.  Dree Harper, the founder of TheUrbanCollection has since has a little wee one and started Create That Style, her own personal blog that accompanies her styling and vintage sourcing service.  I'm would normally be totally against the idea of someone shopping for me but Dree seems to have such a great knack for finding pieces that I got completely mad for that there may well be more Dree-sourced pieces here especially as she has access to all that West Coast vintage goodness that England will probably never see…. 

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(Worn with vintage Lanvin bubbly bolero, Monki checked shirt, Meadham Kirchhoff yellow lace shorts, Emporio Armani 30th anniversary sunglasses)

Comments (31)

  1. I love your outfits, but not so much the shoes…

  2. vicki says:

    blimey, those shoes are SO incredible! i love everything that you’ve teamed them up with.

  3. Valwieser says:

    No that shoes are definitly ugly

  4. Jessie says:

    Loving the Karen Walker sunnies!

  5. wooooow your buffalo are just amazing! i love this type of shoes! i have red buffalo!

  6. Jisu Jung says:

    wow shoes is so coooooool!! i love that’s design!!!!:)
    i like it‚ô°

  7. Anna says:

    Those shoes <3 The red ones are gorgeous but I love the velvet look on yours xx

  8. Linda says:

    Can’t decide whether I like these shoes or not… I probably do.

  9. vasilieva says:

    these platforms are super cool and just perfect, remind me shoes we all used to wear about 10 years ago. so glad they are coming back in style
    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  10. SACRAMENTO says:

    I love them, but are they safe???
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  11. Kylie says:

    wow those shoes are flash back to the 90s. You pull them off, I absolutely wouldn’t haha. Really love the neon pink and lace skirt x

  12. Haidee says:

    love the shoes :)

  13. i would never ever thought that Buffalo spice girl shoes would be a hit again! i had like 10 pairs of buffalo’s and they were my nighttime shoes! i danced the night away in those shoes!!!! Well susie, you have made them hip again! unbelievable!

  14. RIY_KA says:

    I really like the first look, very 3D with the different scales of check!!

  15. ladyB says:

    Very spice girls, 90′s circa
    can’t decide if I like them though ;)

  16. You are certainly pulling these off well! I love flatforms, but I think these actually graduate to being called stilts. Fabulous.
    http://thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

  17. Love the funky shoes.. very cool!

  18. Where can I buy the shoes?

  19. amanda says:

    these are AMAZING!! i just saw via their facebook page that there are several versions up now on shopfatal.com

  20. susie_bubble says:

    As Amanda said below…Shop Fatal currently have them here:
    http://www.shopfatal.com/store/pc/showsearchresultsBRANDS.asp?IDBrand=41&iPageSize=12
    Also though, Eva NYC will be getting them up live soon I think too….

  21. Amazing shoes…! I love this kind of thing: hope to see more soon!

  22. Joseph says:

    The final shot is the best

  23. Jamie-Maree says:

    It’s just the little bit of craziness and pattern clashing that brings the shoes to life-love the pics and the shoes
    Love x
    http://www.airtomyearth.blogspot.com

  24. SophindaP says:

    90′s Spice Girl fan in deep nostalgia looking at these… i can’t tell you how much i wanted these when i was 10!

  25. if you ever have a wardrobe clean out and want to hand them down then send them my way! amazzzzingggggggg. I’ll covet them forever.

  26. M says:

    Yes! I loved my Buffalo boots in the ’90s! Still have them too…
    WastedWardrobe.net

  27. Red skirt is superb!!
    black and white dress is looking very innovative.

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