I cannot tell a lie. I do not like Lolita shoes (well most). I haven't liked them since I first came to know of the fashion, and though some styles (the famous Tea Party shoe and the original Vivienne Westwood ballerina rocking horse shoes) have grown on me. Most styles still boggle me.
I often find that most Lolita brand shoes are to bulky, to rough looking, the complete polar opposite of the frilly, airy delicate and graceful garments. I've heard that the bulky footwear is meant to stabilize the fashion, to act as a solid base. Honestly I think that's a load of manure and the combination makes for an odd couple.
So what are some alternatives? Let's travel into the land of mainstream fashion particularly.
The Ballet Flat
How much graceful can you get, inspired by the ballet slipper.
Or it's sisters
The Mary Jane Flat
The T-strap flat
To be continued...