Monday, February 29, 2016

J-Dolls and the Latest Barbie Shoes and Clothes

Since the newest "regular" Barbie bodies are rather thin, and some of them have flat feet, I decided to see if the latest shoes might work for J-Dolls. As you can see there isn't that much difference between the two feet (J-Doll on the left, Made to Move Teresa on the right.)
I was thrilled that these neon pink flats fit the J-Doll so well. It's hard to explain, but these shoes also need a little "push" to go on, which means they don't fall off easily. It's almost like they clip on.
These flip-flops work with the J-Doll, but they're very loose, so they're probably just best for picture taking. They don't really stay on Teresa any better. They do look a little better because Teresa's toes are not as well defined. And oh yeah, I'm calling her Teresa, and not "Bambi." Hopefully I will find another name for her in the future. But it won't be Bambi.

The silver flats with ankle straps are not too bad. Again, they're a little loose, but passable. I also posted another picture of Teresa's feet, just so you can see how well they fit her. Obviously, they do fit her better, because the upper part of her foot is thicker, and so is her ankle joint.

Last, a pair of heels. I really love the roses on the heels. In addition to making great shoes for MH and EAH, Mattel seems to have stepped up its shoe game with Barbie as well. Since they are made for Barbies, the arch is just right for Teresa's foot.
Since my J-Doll's foot does not have as deep of an arch, the shoe does not fit her as well. On the other hand, it fits her as well as the pink pair of shoes below, which came with a J-Doll. So it depends on whether or not you're okay with the look. At least they won't fall off as easily as the pink flowered pair does. I'm going to have to crawl under my cutting table to find one of those pink shoes, actually.

Lastly, yesterday I bought a Mattel-made dress for Barbie. The bottom is a thin knit fabric. The yoke is a little strange. It feels almost rubbery, although it's not as unpleasant to touch as that description might imply. I suppose if the yoke was real lace, it would be much more likely to rip, or get caught in the Velcro. Anyway, I tried it on Holly, and she wants to keep it. She thinks she totally rocks this as a summer look.

I also bought a Mattel skirt recently, and that was too big around Holly's waist. I'd say items like the dress above, that don't have much structure, would work the best on the J-Dolls. Even if they only fit Barbie, I love this idea of a line of separates, shoes and accessories. I'm interested to see what else we'll get.

12 comments:

  1. I noticed how similar the feet of these dolls are. I found a type of heeled shoe that fits wonderfully on Barbie and hides the ankle joint: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/26-different-styles-for-choose-Colorful-Assorted-Casual-High-heel-shoes-Boots-for-Barbie-Doll/1461212_32554596324.html - like the third (yellow) pair, but mine are black. I should try them on j-dolls.

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    1. Ali Express is a great place and a dangerous place at the same time. That would be nice if the shoes you got work out for your J-Dolls too.

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    2. Well, if you see anything you like, this seller is great, I bought from them several times. The sheos fit.

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    3. Thank you; that's good to know. I was just reading some reviews on Amazon where a goodly number of shoes in a shoe pack didn't fit. Which takes away from the bargain appeal.

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  2. I hadn't realized these two have such similar feet - good to know! Thanks for sharing the info! :)

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    1. Glad to share! Now that I have a lot of different kinds of dolls, I find myself eying all kinds of possible options for dolls to borrow clothes from each other.

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  3. Suddenly Mattel's making all these flats, I haven't quite gotten used to it yet! Where are the pink slippers from?
    Come to think of it, I actually have a J-doll body somewhere. Might be time to take her out now that there's more footwear options for her.

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    1. Now that newer doll bodies have that jointed foot, there are lots of flats out there. I really like that Barbie can actually wear flats.

      The pink shoes are from a neon shoe pack that Mattel put out fairly recently. I found a picture of it on Amazon.

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  4. I really like those beige heels on her. Nice that she will have options with all the flat shoes now available. I have that dress and it's adorable.

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    1. I really like the shoes and dresses they are coming out with right now. It's not Fashion Fever level, but it's a inexpensive dolly fix. :)

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  5. Hello from Spain: fabulous shoes. Great proposals. Nice dress. Keep in touch

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    1. I'm glad that you like them. It is hard to find shoes for J-Dolls.

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