Sailor Moon has been a comfort anime for many kids and adults. Now, it's possible to relive the fantasy of becoming the main character… just for a few thousand dollars! Popular brand Jimmy Choo recreated the iconic boots. While he didn't channel any moon prism power in designing them, the crystal-encrusted pink boots add a special sparkle to style.
Jimmy Choo Ft. Sailor Moon
Created by Naoko Takeuchi, the Sailor Moon anime series featured a schoolgirl Usagi Tsukino, who could transform into Sailor Moon and fight for justice with her friends. Takeuchi herself mentioned that she didn't have a lot of friends during her teenage years, so she hoped to write and illustrate someone who could be best friends with her and other school girls. Apart from the characters themselves, there's something that stood out in that anime: magical outfits! Sailor Moon's beautiful boots, in particular, became an inspiration for Jimmy Choo. This high-fashion luxury shoe brand with a huge celebrity fanbase specializes in handmade shoes, and recreated the knee-high boots!
Boasting a bright hot pink color, they were created especially for the 30th anniversary of the series. After the initial reveal, the pair was put on display at the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Museum in the Roppongi neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan. In addition to the luxurious collaboration, the museum featured a whole collection of items dedicated to the series, original drawings and scenes, stage costumes and so much more. As a matter of fact, the Jimmy Choo boots remain one of the brightest additions to the collection.
Countless Japanese fans were shocked to see that close of a recreation. But they were even more surprised to find out about the exclusive price tag…
The Brightest Boots Of Them All
While they are probably one of the prettiest pairs of shoes you've ever seen, they should be a thoughtful purchase. After all, the nerdy anime-styled boots cost a whopping $15,000! That's right, boots “inspired by main character Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino’s iconic wardrobe," per the brand itself, will rob the buyer of more than a few thousand. Yet, these are worth it for very devoted fan. The knee-high shoes have an iconic crescent moon at the top of the boot, and feature a 10-centimeter, or almost 4-inch heel, Jimmy Choo claimed. “Exquisitely crafted from approximately 19,000 Swarovski crystals and cast in a hot fuchsia hue, these knee-high designs take statement style to another level,” the brand explained, stating that both Jimmy Choo and Sailor Moon stand for femininity and female strength.
“Speaking to both Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and Jimmy Choo’s emphasis on fantasy, glamour and their desire to empower women across the globe, priced at $15,000.” It’s doubtful that Sailor Moon herself would wear expensive boots like these to battle the evil. Although, they might be able to blind all the bad guys! So, are you an anime fan who is ready to spend a couple of thousand dollars on boots? Then, you’ll have to contact Jimmy Choo yourself. On the official website page for the sparkly pair, there’s a form for getting in touch with the team of creators.
The Jimmy Choo ft. Sailor Moon collaboration boots are available to order until September 15. The shipping, on the other hand, will begin in February 2023. Lucky visitors can take a look at them on display at the Sailor Moon Museum until December 30 in Japan.