Stiletto Moody gave group members a free pair of Stiletto Moody Bare Lana in Red to celebrate the brand’s anniversary. For various reasons, I haven’t ever bought a pair of SM shoes (with or without feet). I am usually pretty good with tinting feet — and I own a lot of shoes from different brands in SL with them. I don’t understand why a pair of shoes that costs well over $2,000L does not include a HUD but a rather primitive drop-down menu. Really SM, you can’t make a HUD? It would make the tinting process SO much more pleasant. Other brands have them… Maitreya, SLink, even N-Core!
Anyways.. these shoes are FREE, so you know, like everybody else I’m curious to see what all the fuss is about.
All the photos taken below have NOT been post-processed — this is what a pair of Stiletto Moody Bare looks like to me:
1. Straight out of the box — my skin doesn’t match and the ankle strap doesn’t fit into the shoe.
2. I tried fixing my skin color via the ‘ControlFreak’ option and inputting my RGB — uh-oh my feet are PURPLE. So obviously I’ll have do it using the R,G,B drop-down menu which I hate. How am I suppose to know if I need to plus or minus more Green, Red or Blue? I’m a visual person, give me a HUD!
3. 10 minutes later, I’ve matched my skin as best as I could and fixed the fitting issue on the ankle strap.
4. Worn with my AO
Now that I’m satisfied with this, I hop off my pose stand and test the shoes out in-world with my AO. And it looks like crap….. hello hot mess. Looks good if you are posing but not so great when you want to wear it in-world.
5. Is this what you paid $2,000L for? (or however much these costs, I don’t know the exact price)
Would I buy a pair of Stiletto Moody? NO — not with the ankle strap issue. The foot isn’t that nice either with all those heavy shadows but it’s probably something I could live with.. but not for the price tag or the ill-fitted prims.
I know there are die-hard Moody fans out there, so enjoy your shoes!