Best Demonia Boots & Shoes Reviewed
The name of this unorthodox brand was derived from the words ‘demonic’ and ‘diva’. If you wish to step into this world of mysterious, alternative style, one that has its roots in goth, punk, grunge and the occult, then there is no better choice than Demonia boots.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
The Demonia boots on this list are all about the exaggerated, the dark and mystical and eccentric. This is why it is not a surprise that these designs come with heels, which can only be categorized as sky-high. With anywhere between two inches to six inches, they aim to elevate height but also to instill a sense of steely poise into the wearer, a confidence, and bravado other types of footwear can’t offer.
In regard to the Demonia brand, when it comes to heels we have noticed a certain trend, so we decided to sort them by type.
Platform heel types are the most popular because they are one of the most comfortable. There are different understandings of the word platform: it can be a stiletto heel with added height underneath the front of the foot, or it can be a relatively flat sole, uniformly elevated from toe to heel. In this section, we will talk about the latter, while we’ll cover the former type - the one with a stiletto - later in this list.
Flat platforms, or flatforms, are extremely comfortable because they don’t put the foot in an unnatural position. Unlike in other types of heels, feet remain in a flat position, as they would be in a regular sneaker, for example. This means that there is no additional strain on the front of the foot, and no extra pain no matter how long you decide to walk in your flatform Demonia footwear.
Wedges are heels which are made in one piece, where the heel is connected to the front in one big elevated sole. What makes wedges different than platforms is that, in the case of the wedge, the heel is higher than the front of the foot, as it would be in a classic heeled design. This is still a comfortable type of heel, because the wedge provides support along the entire line of the foot, evenly distributing the wearer’s weight across the sole and taking excess pressure off of the front.
Blocky, chunky heels are always a plus. Even at unbelievable heights, as is the case with alternative footwear, they provide a strong base for your footsteps. With chunky heels, you can rest assured that you won’t experience any wobbly movements of the ankle. They reduce the risk of stumbling, spraining your ankle or otherwise hurting yourself. These types of heels are solid and grounding and always a favorite among Demonia fans, especially those who are beginners at wearing heels and would like something more stable, but still fancy and elongating.
Whenever we say ‘heel’, people usually think of stilettos first. Indeed, stiletto designs became synonymous with heels, and with good reason. They are sharp, elegant, and have a fierceness to them that other types of heels lack.
One thing that helps in the case of stiletto heels are the type of platforms we mentioned earlier. Platform heels - which have a stiletto in the back and an elevated front - are not so bad to walk in. The added height underneath the ball of the foot reduces the angle between the front and the back and relieves some of the discomfort that is commonly associated with stilettos.
Although there are some heel types which are more comfortable than others, we have to mention that these boots, in particular, are so high that they shouldn’t be worn for longer periods of time. Footwear that high can cause pain not only in the feet but also in the calves and shins, as well as knee pain and maybe even pain in the lower back. There is also the risk of losing your balance and hurting yourself, especially if you’re not used to wearing heels this high.
Try to take a break every now and then, and avoid wearing the heels for several days in a row.
We can’t deny that Demonia boots wouldn’t be half as interesting without their cute little details and embellishments that bring interest to the designs. These decorations add to the effect and spark curiosity in other people - with these shoes you have not only an impressive pair of alternative footwear but also a great conversation starter. All of these decorations can be sorted into several different categories, and we did our best to mention them all.
Buckles have a purpose of keeping your foot secure inside the shoe, but they can also have the benefit of being a great decoration piece. In this guide, we have come across shiny metal buckles - either in gold or silver tones - as well as those shaped like hearts and, our personal favorite, skulls. These embellishments represent a great blend of functionality and design.
No punk look is complete without at least a hint of metal spikes, studs, chains, or all three. Demonia models are abundant in these grunge staples, and they provide a much-needed edge to many a design.
Spikes, Studs and Chains
Spikes and studs can be strategically placed all over the upper, lined up along the straps of the shoe, or even conveniently clustered in one area, say at the heel, for a striking bling effect. Studs can take on different shapes, and we are especially fond of heart studs on more romantic models. Chains help make the wearer feel empowered, and to fully embrace their punk aesthetic. They do make noise while you walk, however, rattling against each other or against the upper of the shoe, but if you’re the type of person who prefers to be stealthier in their approach, they can always be removed and reattached later.
Charms are additional ornaments that usually go on chains. In these dark, goth styles, they come in forms of locks, skulls, bats, even occult symbols, such as pentagrams and crosses. They are an amazing way to express yourself and to add a touch of what you’re passionate about and what fits your style to your Demonia footwear. Some charms can be removed - especially locks, which come with sets of keys and can be unlocked and taken off at will - but most charms are non-removable, so pick your favorite ones carefully.
Aside from all the listed embellishments, there are also some unique ones, which can’t be sorted into any one category. Consider, for example, metal heels in unconventional shapes - such as a bone - or other added decorations, separate from the chains and the buckles, like the silhouette of a bat on the vamp, or a large heart embedded in the straps of a Mary-Jane. All of these add to the overall look, and you get to have fun with picking out the best pair of footwear for you based on your favorite types of ornaments.
Comfort is an important part when it comes to selecting a pair of shoes to purchase. From sweaty feet to blisters to pain, not having a comfortable pair that you can wear will lead to unneeded stress and possible injury. What should you look for in a pair of Demonia boots so that you can stay stylish, as well as. comfortable? Let's consider different parts of the boot.
The upper is the part of the shoe where the laces or buckles meet the forefront of the boot. It contributes to comfort by way of fit and support, and if you ever had an uncomfortable pair of boots on, most likely the upper had something to do with it. Having a boot with an upper that is neither to wide nor too constricting is critical to overall comfort, as you can place unneeded pressure on the top of your foot, leading to injury.
Representing the middle or interior part of the boot, the midsole often contains cushioning and padding to wrap the foot in a secure blanket, thus supporting proper motion when walking and providing responsive feedback that lets your feet work the proper way. Often made with an EVA foam-type material, the midsole is a critical part in judging potential comfort of a boot or shoe.
As you might have guessed, the outsole is the outer part of the boot that makes contact with the ground. Providing grip and traction, the outsole is undeniably important in making sure you foot have a proper walking cycle and is not compensating for a poorly-constructed boot that cannot grip the ground. Without a proper outsole, your feet will make micro adjustments through its many muscles and tendons, placing unbearable stress on parts of the foot that were not meant to handle it. We looked for outsoles with strong traction materials, such as synthetic or rubber, that will provide you with the best grip and hence, comfort.
A boot or shoe that is breathable, flexible and well-constructed is key as you might be wearing these shoes or boots for up to 10 hours a day. Inside of the boot is a prime breeding ground for bacterial or fungal growth, and you need a product that will keep you dry and clean to prevent this type of problem. Many insoles are removable so they can be washed and cleaned and many uppers are made of a breathable material or have mesh or perforations to let air in and out. This was one of the features we looked for while creating our top list.
You also don't want to worry about slipping and falling in your Demonia boots. As we discussed under comfort, an outsole with a synthetic or rubber material will keep your foot from adjusting for a lack of proper traction. We looked for these kinds of materials in our boots to ensure you are comfort and stopping injuries before they occur.
We also considered the type of terrain and weather conditions you might wear your boots though and in. Boots made of leather or synthetic materials can offer some weatherproofing support in rainy climates or terrain, while they can also provide heat retention during the colder winter months. All of these considerations were taken into account when selecting our top 10 picks.
When looking for weatherproof shoes, the most common material used is synthetic. Synthetic Demonia boots will be at least water-resistant and can get damp without being damaged, which is great for light time spent outdoors in rain. Canvas and leather are great options to spray with a weatherproofing spray, but on their own, they may get wet in the rain. Canvas can almost always be tossed in the washing machine, and leather takes nothing more than a damp cloth to wipe away dirt and spills.
Whether you are wearing your Demonia boots around town or to the club, they need to be able to withstand whatever you can throw at them. Buying an expensive pair of boots, only to have them destroyed after the first dance or first winter season, will leave you heartbroken, knowing your favorite pair of boots are ruined!
Although you may not be sporting Demonia footwear everyday or performing high stress-exerting activities in them, a pair of boots, made from quality materials like the ones discussed above, and sewn correctly, should last at least a couple of years.
Bearing in mind that boots with adornments and detailing are more susceptible to damage due to their delicate nature, one must consider the trade-offs of buying a pair of shoes that have amazing designs versus ones that are sturdy and simple.
The color of the boot matters as well. Consider that a pink, white or silver boot from our list is more likely to scruff quicker than a pure black boot. Further, some boots may be easier to wash and clean than others. Depending on the materials, you might be able to spot treat or even machine wash the boot, whereas others will have detailing or materials that makes this not possible. All of these factors come into play when assessing durability.
Top 10 Demonia Boots
1. Torment 700
These black faux leather platforms are anything but subtle. With a design that’s made to stand out, thanks to the 2.75-inch platform and 5-inch heel, you’ll definitely grab everyone’s attention wearing the Torment 700. This pair of ankle boots will look great with a number of outfits, including skirts, dresses, and trousers, and they come in black, which is the most versatile color option you can get. The shaft is approximately 7.5 inches tall, making these a good choice even for those who need a bit of extra support in the ankle area.
The upper of the Torment 700 is made with faux leather which has a number of advantages over the real thing. Firstly, it’s cheaper, making this pair of footwear more affordable than similar designs by competing brands. Secondly, it does a great job of keeping you warm, so if you’re after something to wear in cold weather conditions, this pair of platform boots may work just great for you. As for durability, faux leather is easy to keep clean and doesn’t require too much fuss, polishing or shining.
The details that make the Torment 700 stand out include several studded straps. These straps wrap around the entire boot and can be adjusted through a buckle closure. Underneath is a lacing system, but no worries - you won’t have to do it up every time you wear these. You can just use the zipper found on the inside of each boot. Other notable features include a chunky heel that’s very stable when paired with the platform, as well as a leopard print lining that gives these a very subtle pop of color.
In terms of cost, the Demonia Torment 700 ranks higher than most models on this list. It’s slightly more expensive than what you’d pay for an average pair of faux leather boots, but they’re a great investment if you’re looking for footwear that’s unique, comfortable, and well-made.
2. Kera 21
Among all of the embellished, studded and accented Demonia models on our list today, it’s good to take a breather and admire the simplicity that is the Kera 21. This ankle bootie has a platform of about four and a half inches and is made out of 100% synthetic materials. It has a lace-up system along the vamp and an adjustable ankle cuff, as well as a side zipper for ease of access. Its pink color softens the grunge vibe a little bit, but it is still a design for the brave and the badass.
We’ll be honest and say that we felt a little overwhelmed by all the closure options on the Kera 21, and then heaved a sigh of relief when we realized the way in and out of the model is actually a simple, uncomplicated zipper in the side. Thanks to the wide strap with its two buckles at the top of the boot, you can adjust the width of the ankle cuff however you’d like. Even if your ankles are a bit thicker, this is no problem for these boots!
These lovely, sturdy ankle-height Demonia shoes come at a middle-range price. They may not have the same striking effect as some of the more sensational designs on this list, but they are durable, comfortable and stylish. You will not regret investing your money in the Kera 21.
3. Poison 25-2
Time to venture into the world of cuteness and romance with the Poison 25-2. This staggeringly high wedge heel is simply adorable with its soft pink color, heart-shaped lock accessory, and even heart-shaped studs. Its heel is a whopping five inches in height, but it also has a platform of about 2.25 inches. The Poison 25-2 comes with a vamp made entirely out of crisscross straps with a zipper in the back for an easy, secure fit. We are absolutely in love with this sweet, and yet incredibly bold alternative wedge.
While the five-inch heel definitely requires some getting used to, this pair of footwear makes the adjusting period quick and easy with the added platform underneath the ball of the foot. This way, the heel feels as though it’s only about three inches in height! Aside from being a cute addition to the shoe, the heart lock dangling from the Poison 25-2 also comes with a set of tiny keys. You can actually unlock it and remove it if you wish!
The Poison 25-2 offers a good fit, a comfortable ride, and a cute, valentine design. The only problem it might have is that it scuffs easily, so be careful how you wear these shoes, but overall, we feel that it is a solid design for a reasonable price.
4. Bolt 425
This pair of unique boots combines the construction and style of a knee high combat boot with all the accessories that make people seek out this type of footwear. Not only will this model look amazing paired with your favorite jeans or trousers, it’s also a unisex style that can be bought in sizes 4 to 14, so everyone can purchase and show them off.
As you’ve already come to expect from Demonia footwear, the Bolt 425 is heavy on embellishments. This model features 5 buckle straps that offer a rebellious touch to an otherwise classic model. The 20 eyelets may seem like a lot to do up on a daily basis, but you’ll find that the side zipper makes on and off a breeze.
The faux leather upper is durable and rugged, so you can expect to wear these for a long time, while the chunky rubber outsole serves a dual purpose: it increases the cushioning you get from this pair of boots, all while providing you with the grip you’ll require on outdoor and indoor surfaces. Due to the high knee, these do cost a bit more than average, but if you’re after a truly great goth model, the bolt 425 should definitely be your go to pair of black boots.
5. Dynamite 02
We need a moment to take in all of what the Dynamite 02 is. This sandal has a three to five-inch wedge heel with a cut-out star shape in the sole. It comes in two color variations - the black and this glittery, attention-grabbing silver. Its crisscross straps are decorated with metal spikes and there is a buckle closure on the ankle strap. If you are looking to wow and impress with a pair of shoes, to be the star of the event, then this truly explosive design of the Dynamite 02 is perfect for you.
Unlike all other Demonia models in this guide which have closed-toe silhouettes, the Dynamite 02 is a sandal. Your feet will appreciate the breeziness of its design, as this alternative sandal will keep them comfortable, cool and sweat-free. The straps on the Dynamite 02 are perfect for holding the foot in place and preventing it from sliding forward. Additionally, the buckle closure at the ankle allows for an adjustable fit, one that works for your ankle width.
The Dynamite 02 lacks the versatility of the other Demonia products listed, as it can only be worn in warm weather, but it doesn’t compromise on the over-the-top style. It is comfortable, wonderfully dazzling, and fitting the alternative, punk lifestyle in its own unique way.
6. Emily 315
Nothing looks as good with both jeans and skirts as a pair of creepers, and these ankle-height boots are the ideal choice for transitional and colder weather. The Emily is highly versatile, but what makes it truly special is the way in which the rough appearance of creepers is combined with girly elements.
The upper of these boots uses a synthetic leather which is very easy to maintain, and that will do well in all types of weather (both dry and wet). Four buckled straps adorn the top, and they’re embellished with metal hearts for a unique look. On and off is made easy through a zipper closure on the inside of the leg.
This pair of creepers features a two inch platform, which is not so unusual for Demonia models. What makes this sole choice so good is the added shock absorption you will receive, mainly thanks to the visible EVA foam midsole. Not only is this material great for cushioning, but it’s also very lightweight, so you won’t feel fatigued even after a full day of wearing this model. As for cost association, this pair of boots ranks average, making it a great choice for those who want affordable footwear that looks and feels good.
7. Neptune 100
Channel your inner “Goth Spice” with the Neptune 100. This pink glittery ankle boot has a two and a half inches platform with a wavy design at the bottom - reminiscent of the sea and the model’s name. It comes with both a lace-up system and a velcro strap to double up on the security, and metallic spikes on the velcro are a nice touch of punk. Around the tongue, there is a tubing accent, which may seem redundant at first - until you realize that these tubes are UV reactive and that they glow in the dark!
When you are walking around in a pair of shoes like this, it’s easy for your foot to slide out since the shoe can be quite heavy. This is why having both a velcro strap and a lacing system is very practical. Especially when the laces are waxed to amp up the sturdiness! We are in love with the idea that you can easily go from day to night in these boots. The Neptune 100 wows with its glitter effects and the glow-in-the-dark tubing make you rave-ready without the need to change your footwear!
The Neptune 100 comes at a high cost. However, given all of its features - the interesting wavy sole, the glitter of the vamp, the studded velcro strap and especially the glow-in-the-dark accents - we feel like this pair of boots is definitely worth its price.
8. Poison 101
The Poison 101 holds nothing back. This gorgeously goth ankle boot has a four-inch heel, a two-inch platform and a nice, elegant silhouette that helps elongate your legs and slim down your figure. It has both a lace-up system and ankle straps, though those are there only as decorations, since there is a zipper in the inner side. What makes the Poison 101 stand out are its front-to-back chains with skull and cross charms, as well as a pentagram accent at the center. We honestly don’t know of a shoe which is more goth than this bootie.
If you’re all about expressing your goth side, the Poison 101 has your back with all of its mysterious, occult charms. However, just in case there are some days you prefer to be a little more stealthy about your look, the chains on this pair of Demonia footwear can be easily removed. Thanks to the platform heel of the Poison 101 you will feel as though you are wearing flats. Rest assured that in these boots you can walk around all day and all night if need be, even jump as high as you can in all of your favorite concerts.
The Poison 101 is easy to wear, doesn’t scuff, and is the epitome of the eerie, complex gothic style. With their removable chains and smooth faux leather, we see no reason why you shouldn’t indulge yourself with these amazing boots.
9. Sneeker 201
This is probably the model that stands out the least on this list, and for some people, that’s a plus. If what you’re looking for is a pair of footwear that’s alternative, well-made, unique in terms of design, but can still be worn to work, school and anywhere else, the Sneeker 201 is perfect for you. It’s made in a black color option, without any embellishments or eye-catching details, so you can rest assured that it will go with absolutely all of your outfits.
These sneakers are made with a tough canvas upper that is durable yet much more breathable than genuine or faux leather options. This is what makes the Sneeker 201 a great choice for summer, as well as for those who tend to move more, and find that their feet tend to warm up quickly. The shaft height and lacing system look slightly like a pair of Converse shoes, but with the added convenience of a side zipper that makes on and off a breeze.
The sole portion of the Sneeker 201 is made with rubber and features a 1 ½ inch creeper platform that’s not too tall. This has several benefits. For one, your feet will receive a higher level of protection from the surface you’re walking on, thanks to the larger layer of shock-absorbing rubber. Secondly, this height is still lightweight enough so that you don’t become fatigued when wearing these shoes all day.
As for cost, these are very affordable, with a price point that’s below average. This is mainly due to the upper material being canvas, so if you’re after something cool to wear during the hot summer months, the Sneeker 201 is an excellent investment.
10. Muerto 2028
While other models on here have a more casual, laid-back style, the Muerto 2028 unapologetically crosses the line over into sexy. This knee-high design has a five and a half inch stiletto heel - shaped like a finger bone - as well as a one and a half inch metallic platform under the front of the foot. It has a lace-up closure all the way up to the top, and three straps with skull-shaped buckles. The model is made out of 100% polyurethane, and the sole is a durable rubber. A zipper in the inner side makes it easy to get in and out of the shoe.
Walking in stilettos this high, even with a platform in the front to take the pressure off of the front of the foot, can still seem daunting. However, the rubber sole of these boots guarantees that you won’t slip or stumble and that your footsteps will be as stable as possible. The synthetic leather of the Muerto 2028 is very high quality, thick and long-lasting but still flexible. The metal accents - buckles and spiky studs around the heel - are strong and the metal heel especially is secure for walking. No wobbly movements in these sexy boots!
The Muerto 2028 is one of a kind knee boot which caters to a wide variety of subcultures. It is sexy and attractive and yet edgy and intimidating at the same time. If you are interested in its design, we are here to tell you that this boot will not disappoint.