Helmut Lang Footwear

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  1. raijin

    raijin New Member

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    how is the quality of helmut's footwear?
    I also heard that 2 stores in the city, rollo and nida, stock hl, can someone verify this for me?
     
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    "The city" as in San Francisco? If you mean San Francisco, Nida carries Helmut Lang clothing, it's possible the Nida store on Union carries shoes. Gimme Shoes carries Helmut Lang.
     
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    raijin New Member

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    yeah i meant san fran, thanks .
    which gimme shoes is it do you know?
    i believe they have a couple stores
     
  4. Angelica

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    I believe all 3 have Helmut Lang. I'm at the one downtown most often though, so I'm most certain about that one. I also think that they have a better selection of women's HL than men's.

    I haven't been to Rolo all that much lately but I think the one in the Castro has HL men's shoes.
     
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    quality was good pre-Prada.
    quality is now OK, of course it took a decline with Prada ownership.
    they still have nice leather soles, although i have noticed a lot of glued soles...previously many were stitched, again, Prada uses mainly glued (cheaper) soles.....
    i'd only buy helmut shoes on sale or if you are buying a pair for the design only...they are many better options at that pricepoint qualitywise.
     
  6. kimair

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    They carry HL shoes at Neiman Marcus on Union Square. I checked them out the other day...quality seems ok.
     
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    Nida store in Hayes Valley has the men's clothing. IMO, Gimmieshoes in Hayes Valley has the best selection, but they told me that they rotate stock between all 3 stores.

    I never paid attention to the quality of the shoes, though, as I don't like pointy toes (which means I don't look at the shoes closer) and that's what Helmut has been doing.
     
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    although I only know Lang's shoes made by Ludwig Reiter, they were well-made.
     
  9. Spacemiu

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    do they run true to size?
     
  10. faust

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    No, they run one size bigger.
     
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    I thought the heels reminiscent of horse hooves were delightful. :P
     

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