If you’ve found yourself here, you’re likely looking to buy some shiny new Demonia boots. Good call!
Demonia have dominated the alternative footwear scene for many years and continue to produce more and more dark, alt & gothic designs every year. They produce footwear styles across the spectrum, but the most popular by far are the big, stompy, get-out-of-my-way platform boots, combat boots & wedges.
Are Demonia Boots Worth The Cost?
Demonia produce good quality footwear at an affordable price. Think the Goldilocks zone of alternative footwear, the kind of quality that will last you a long time but at a price that means you can treat yourself to that second pair that have been taunting you.
What Are Demonia Boots Made From?
A breakdown of the different materials that Demonia use to make their footwear.
Also known as PU or Vegan Leather, polyurethane is the most common material that Demonia use to make their shoes. It’s a synthetic material designed to replicate the look and feel of leather without the use of animal products.
PU footwear can vary greatly in quality and can get a bad wrap thanks to the lower end products. Demonia’s own polyurethane is significantly thicker & more durable, proving to be a exceptional alternative to leather, without forgoing quality.
Patent PU is a slight variation on regular polyurethane, the only difference being the shiny outer, similar of that to PVC.
A select number of Demonia styles also come in a premium quality leather. Primarily the biker & combat style unisex boot range, for an authentic look and feel.
Suede is a type of leather made from the inner side of the animal hide, it’s a little thinner and not as durable as regular leather, however has a great, soft, plush look and feel. Only a few Demonia shoes are made using this material.
The vegan equivalent of suede leather, this material simulates the look and feel extremely well. To be honest, you’ll be unlikely to notice the difference.
Demonia Sizing Guide
Shoe sizing can be a difficult thing to get right, particularly when buying online. There is unfortunately, no international standard and no universally agreed conversions, this means your size in one brand or style may differ to another.
Demonia make their footwear in US sizing, the easiest way to determine your non-US size is to use a conversion chart. While it’s the easiest method, there is always a margin of error. Here is our simplified version of the size chart provided by Demonia.
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General Rule For Australians
Our general rule of thumb for Australians is:
AU Women’s > US Women’s
Go up 0.5 to 1 size
AU Men’s > US Men’s
*for wide feet, go up an additional 0.5 to 1 size
The most accurate method of determining your size is to actually measure your feet and find the closest size.
Step 1: Trace Foot
Place a piece of paper on the ground. Make sure you are wearing the type of sock you intend to wear with the shoe. Ensure you have your full weight on the foot for the most accurate measurement. Either have you or someone else slowly trace around your foot ensuring the pen is at a 90 degree angle.
Step 2: Measure Length
Using a measuring tape, measure the outline from the back/central part of the heel to the end of the longest toe. You may want to try tracing your foot a few times for more accurate results.
Step 3: Find Your Size
Now that you have the CM measurement for your foot length, use this to determine your US size using the CM row in the above size chart.