Whether you're a punk, a goth, a mod, a rocker, a grunge enthusiast, a lover of rockabilly, an amalgamation of all of the above - or anything else for that matter - Demonia shoes make the perfect choice if you're looking to add a unique edge to your wardrobe.
One of the world's most iconic brands of alternative footwear, Demonia shoes are celebrated by rebellious souls - both young and old - the world over. And, they're rather magnificent.
If you're curious about Demonia shoes and you're thinking about buying a pair (or two) for yourself, this guide will help steer you in the right direction.
Here we briefly explore the roots of Demonia, a little about the etiquette of sporting such footwear and a few tip-top shopping tips for your reading pleasure.
Let's get started.
What are Demonia Shoes?
Leaning towards the gothic area of the subcultural spectrum, Demonia Shoes are brash, rebellious, and come in a host of varieties, styles and colors. Traditionally, Demonia footwear was crafted for a menacing black leather look, with creations ranging from ankle shoes to knee-high boots, but in recent times, the designs have diversified to suit a number of different tastes, with brighter, more pastel-like colors emerging on the market.
Bordello, Funtasma and Devious are sub-brands of Demonia, offering a host of different styles, cuts and concepts, but one of the most striking features of all Demonia-based shoes are their thick, strikingly chunky soles.
A somewhat mysterious branch of alternative footwear, there is very little information on exactly when Demonia shoes were originally manufactured, but one thing's for sure, in a short space of time these incredible masterpieces have made a real mark on alternative culture - and now it's your turn to own a pair (or two).
What makes Demonia Shoes So Popular?
First of all, Demonia shoes are the very embodiment of a rebellious alternative style. If you’re a gothic soul, a punk rocker at heart or you’re a subcultural warrior that prides themself on going against society’s mundane grain, you will feel right at home with a beautiful pair (or two) of Demonias.
Secondly, Demonia boots and shoes are sturdy, durable and make an excellent investment. Considering how good they look and the exemplary craftsmanship that goes into these fantastic shoes or boots, they're actually quite affordable and as such, very popular.
Finally, Demonias offer us the styles that we as alternatives love in a range of materials that are built for comfort. Essentially, not only do you get a sheer wealth of choice when it comes to Demonias but you won't find it difficult walking around town in them - in fact, the chunky souls mean that you will feel like you're walking on air wherever you go.
Etiquette tip: Generally, you should never wear the same pair of Demonia boots or shoes two days in a row. So, if you can, buy two pairs to begin with so you can mix and match while you’re building your collection.
How to Buy the right Demonia Shoes for you
Now that you’ve become more acquainted with the majesty of Demonia shoes, let’s look at these four definitive tips on how to buy the best pair (or two) for your personal preferences, needs and tastes.
If the shoe fits...
This may seem obvious, but when it comes to Demonias you'd be amazed at how often people get it wrong: make sure that you know the right size you need for this particular style of alternative footwear. Generally, you should aim for the size one up from your regular shoe size, consulting manufacturer sizing outlines where possible. Even if you're keen to buy your Demonia shoes online, you should try a couple of different pairs on in person to make sure that when you do hit 'buy', you'll end up with something that fits like a glove rather than rubbing your feet raw.
Conduct your research
With Demonia shoes, solid research is the key to shopping success. That said, you should take your time, look at every style and option imaginable and create a shortlist. Once you have your neatly curated shortlist, you should do a little comparison shopping, looking at two similar styles at a time and closely examining each feature to get a real feel for the products.
Know what you want
Another obvious one maybe - but an ever-expanding range of Demonia shoes means that there are more styles or sub-genres to choose from than ever before, from the traditional to the novelty, and beyond. Armed with your shortlist as well as your comparison research, you'll be able to gain a clearer idea of the kind of Demonia shoe you want, saving you time (and potentially money) while ensuring that you get the perfect product for your needs.
Demonia means maintenance
Once you've bought your first few pairs of Demonia shoes, the best way to make them lifelong companions is by maintaining them on a regular basis. There are a number of protective products out there as well as a host of specialist shoe repair services available at the click of a button - so use them wisely, my friend.
There's no doubt about it - Demonia shoes are incredible - and you should wear them. We hope our guide has given you all you need to know to find your perfect pair (or two) and if you're ready to get shopping, check out our full range of Demonia creations - happy browsing.