Update 4/13/14 – Whoa guys… my review of the Buffalo 1310-2 boots has become one of my most popular posts of all time lately and I figured I should update it because it looks like Solestruck doesn’t sell this style anymore *sad trombone*.
However, if you’re looking for a similar style, there is this version:
Buffalo Platform Mens in Texas Oil Negro. A Buffalo original. Imported. Men’s shoes. [More]
Heck, I bet they’re the same shoe, they just gave it a different name.
AND I can also update my review of the shoe since I’ve worn them a handful of times since purchasing them. The changes will show below…
I think I was born in the wrong decade. I should have been born in 1975 (not 1985) so that I could be in my 20s during the 90s and I could have fully experienced the magic of the Club Kid and underground rave days. Regardless, I still have a great appreciation for the music and the fashion of that time and that’s why I had to buy the new Buffalo platform sneakers (or are they boots?) that just hit Solestruck’s site
You know I had to get the all black version 😉
Solestruck is carrying 2 styles for men and 2 styles for women. AMAZINGLY the women’s sizes go all the way up to a 12!
BUT the all black version was only available for men so I bought the size 11s. These should arrive today and I’ll post my findings when I get them on my feet 😀
Styles available for Women (as of 4/13/14):
Buffalo Platform in Charol Blanco. A Buffalo original. Imported. Women’s shoes. [More]
Buffalo 1345-30 in Texas Oil Negro 01. A Buffalo original. Imported. Women’s shoes. [More]
Buffalo 2208 in Serraje Marino 211. A Buffalo original. Imported. Women’s shoes. [More]
Buffalo 8040-10 in Texas Oil Negro. A Buffalo original. Imported. Women’s shoes. [More]
Buffalo X Forfex Mutton in Off White. A Buffalo X Forfex original. Imported. Women’s sh… [More]
I’m so glad that Buffalo stuck around all these years. Gone are the days of the crazy cyber SWEAR Alternative platforms and Transmuters. If you’re lucky to snatch a pair of those babies up, you hold on to them for dear life! I was lucky to find the pair of SWEARs from a store in LA , but I don’t wear them nearly as much as I should
So, for now, strap on your Buffalos and let’s all reenact Robyn’s video “Call Your Girlfriend”. (I just need to find a mohair sweater 😉 )
- They’ve arrived and they fit! I ordered the Men’s all black style 1310-2 in a size 11. The tongue of the shoe reads 44. They’re not too big or too small.
- They’re totally easy to walk in. Much easier than the MoonSpoonSaloon x Buffalo collabs.
- They have crazy cushy ankle support.
- I don’t like how they’re laced. I had to undo them and relace them so I could tighten them up properly.
I’ve worn these to a handful of concerts and there is one problem with them. They make my feet cramp up! I think it’s because they’re such a flat soled shoe and there is no way for my foot to flex while wearing them that it makes the muscles ache. I still like wearing them because they help me see over the crowd, lol.
My one dilemma? I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR THEM WITH!! Because of the size, they do look pretty BIG/BEEFY, I feel this makes them look a tad manley. I have a feeling my Vince skinny jeans will be just fine and my BlackMilk leggings will work too. I just want my look to appear effortless. Since I’ll most likely be 6’4″ with them on, I’ll stick out like a sore thumb and I atleast want to look like I know what I’m doing 😛
I’ve been cruising through pics on google images to see what other people wear these with and it’s given me some ideas.