Again, I wish this was a positive review, as those are much nicer to read, but it is not. And that is exactly why I am writing it.
Red flag, amigos!
I bought two pairs of YRU shoes, both from the Qozmo family - a black pair of Qozmo Sky 6 inch platforms, and a white pair of Qozmo Hi 4 inch platforms. Let us start with the biggest disaster:
Q O Z M O / S K Y (BLACK)
Looks neat, right?
Great, even. 6 inches of beauty. The design is definitely 9 out of 10, had they been less shiny, it would have been a 10, no question about it. This, however, is less neat.
Everything about the design and how great these shoes look becomes extremely irrelevant, when this happens after wearing them just three times.
Stubborn as I am, I refused to let this stop me, so I grabbed a hammer and a fistful of nails and attacked. It worked, for a little while. The metal thingies used to keep the shoe laces in place fell off, but that did not exactly stop me from walking. I could wear them maybe five more times, before disaster struck again, and I fell on my face as I was getting off the bus.
For 100 USD, this is not okay, at all. For 50 USD this is not okay.
For literally any amount of money, this is not okay, should not happen.
Some of you might think "You probably weren't careful enough" or "The problem is probably you, not the shoes" and I understand your thinking, I wish you were right, because that would actually have been easier to accept. But the thing is, I was as careful as anyone could have possibly been with these, from the moment I got them.
I only stumbled maybe once in them before they broke the first time, took the escalator instead of the stairs, did not run, or do anything that could have led to this. I, literally, just walked in them.
I have super-glued them once again, now, and I have removed all the metal parts that kept falling off from the top, because I do not own a lot of shoes and I cannot afford another pair from another brand right now. Not a lot of options. I guess I am just too stubborn for my own good. The glue I used this time is a lot stronger, though, so hopefully I will be able to use them at least every now and then.
The overall score, however, is a 1/10.
And that is only because they look so damn good
and make my legs look just as damn good.
Q O Z M O / H I ( WHITE)
These, I cannot complain about as much. Fortunately?
They have actually kept it together almost all the way since I got them, early this summer, with two minor exceptions - the stitching by the shoelaces on the right shoe ripped, leaving a big hole, and the metal pieces are all loose, so they can spin around like tiny ballerinas.
When I was out and about in these the other day, I felt a strange pop, and a brief investigation revealed that it is time to bring out the super-glue again, before the small gap I spotted turns into what you saw on the pictures you saw higher up in this post. The shoelaces also got worn out very quickly
Overall score: 5/10
Worth it if you can get a big discount, and have super-glue within reach,
in case of emergency.
Now, firstly, I have contacted both Dolls Kill - the site I ordered from - and Y.R.U. about this, neither one have replied. You would think they could at least do that much.
Secondly, I have read mixed reviews, as many positive as negative. Perhaps I am just one of the unlucky ones who ended up with a bad pair. Or, well, one really bad pair and one mediocre pair. Thing is, though, there should not be any pairs so poorly put together they break so badly and so quickly. This happening to one single person is bad enough. Especially not with that pricetag. Demonia platforms are supposed to be really nice, so if you are looking for platforms, check them out instead.
In conclusion, Y.R.U shoes; not recommended.
Well, posting something so gloomy the day before Christmas seems a bit weird, am I right? Very out of place. Hm.
Do not treat yo' self to these this Christmas.
There, now it is at least Christmas themed.
Happy holidays everyone! I wish you all the best, you deserve it.
Lots and lots of love. (´∇ﾉ｀*)ノ