A brand new line of ladies footwear inspired by the manga and anime series Black Butler (黒執事; Kuroshitsuji) will be released by Japanese online retailer Super Groupies in late October 2015.
As with the previous series, these shoes were created as tributes to characters Sebastian Michaelis, Ciel Phantomhive, and Grell Sutcliff. In addition to the shoes, there are also specially designed ERIMAKI SOX that were made to be worn with the Sebastian Michaelis and Ciel Phantomhive models.
The new Sebastian Michaelis pumps mimic the black and white uniform he wears in the series. When worn together with the white socks embellished with silverware details, they have a sophisticated yet whimsical feel that will delight Black Butler fans.
The latest edition of the Ciel Phantomhive shoes are suede pumps with leather details in the toe and heel. His signature bow-tie and cravat are perched daintily at the heel, and when worn together with the striped black and blue knee socks, it definitely brings images of the manga to life.
Last but not least are the new Grell Sutcliff booties in faux aged leather. With an exotic patterned heel and skull details in the side, it’s a subtle but sexy way to profess your fandom.
The Ciel Phantomhive pumps retail for JPY 19,224 while the Sebastian Michaelis and Grell Sutcliff booties retails for JPY 21,384. The Sebastian Michaelis and Ciel Phantomhive socks on the other hand will be JPY 5724 and JPY 6264 respectively.
Pre-orders will open on the official website by 2 August 2015. Please note however that the retailer requires a Japanese mailing address to process your order.