At long last, the Lovable Feet Review

typed for your pleasure on 11 May 2010, at 2.08 am

Sdtrk: ‘Down in the park’ by Tubeway army

In the interest of full disclosure, I wrote this review like two months ago, before Sidore’s renewal. Why didn’t I update it, considering that factor? Well, this review was technically supposed to have been published last Winter. Yeeeaahh. Slow but (mostly) thorough: that’s the Deafening silence Plus motto! *adjusts collar*

Anyone who knows me on any vaguely-detailed level knows that I love womens’ feet. They have an almost hypnotic effect on me, which you may consider sad, but everyone’s gotta have a hobby. Sidore adores them as well, which only stands to reason.
Sometime in 2009, KnightHorse, makers of the luscious series of Synthetik companions known as Lovable Dolls, began expanding their product line with other items, such as Lovable Feet, which I’d mentioned in a previous instalment of ‘Any Doll-related news, Davecat?‘. KnightHorse posted a cluster of appealing preview photos on their official flickr page, to which Shi-chan made a few favourable comments. Matt Krivicke, head of KnightHorse, remembered me from when he was working at Abyss creations, when the crew from the Swedish telly programme ‘Outsiders’ had flown me out to Abyss’ studios for part of my segment. Viewers may recall a brief shot from that, where I was gleefully fondling a pair of Doll feet. From those instances, Matt K pretty much sussed that Shi-chan and I dig girlfeet, so in the interest of product testing (and because he’s just Cool People like that), he offered us a crack at being beta testers, specifically with a tall pair of their Lovable Feet. Technically speaking, they’re really for Shi-chan to play with, but she’s graciously allowed me the use of one of them for this review…

To give you a good contrast, I’ve rated them against the pair of Dollfeet that I’d purchased a few years ago, from a bloke that was working on a silicone Doll of his own. Unfortunately, I’ve no idea what became of him or his project. Normally I’d go with the obvious comparison of how the Lovable Feet stack up to my own wife’s pretty peds, but I don’t think that would be fair, as the Missus was built in 2000, and as we all know, structurally, RealDolls have changed quite a number of times since then. It’d be like comparing a well-maintained Sixties-era Vespa, to a Lambretta that just rolled out of the factory a month ago. They’re both lovely scooters, but it’s hardly as if you can ride them both at the same time!
Sorry, that analogy made no sense whatsoever. Just go ahead and pretend I didn’t write that.

Left: a homebrew pair of Dollfeet; right: Lovable Feet in Tall

First off, KnightHorse have two different types of Lovable Feet on offer: the short ones that stop (or is that start?) at the ankle, and the tall, which go all the way up to just below where a Doll’s knees would be. As More Leg obviously equals More Sexy Funtime, I chose a tall pair, in the Milk skintone. Also, since one of the disappointing aspects of the other pair of Dollfeet I have — from this point on, I’ll simply refer to them as OPDF — would be that they’re so short ankle-wise, I took the opportunity to go with a taller pair. The Lovable Feet measure roughly 15 inches from the top of the leg to the heel, and the foot is an accommodating US sz 8. They’re two sizes larger than Shi-chan’s own feet, which means I can’t swap out shoes, but that’s quite alright. Also, each Lovable Foot features a handy eyebolt atop the leg, for storage / hanging convenience, should you not choose to simply have them lying round, sexing up the joint.

Speaking of sexy, they do an incredible job on that front! Thanks to the ‘bone structure’ in the Lovable Feet naturally being the same ones found in KnightHorse’s popular Lovable Dolls, not only are the toes able to point like Organik feet, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they also rotate at the ankle. The calves feel firm and athletic, and have a lovely turn to them. And the feet themselves… well, they feel heavenly. From the springy flexibility of the toes, to the curve of the instep, to the gentle sturdiness of the heel, they’re a foot lover’s dream. The pigmentation is expertly done — the soles are a nice healthy pink, and the rest of the foot is a pale, creamy skintone. Massaging them feels great — the platinum silicone makes for smooth skin that feels realistic in one’s hands. Or one’s mouth, for that matter. You know.
Incidentally, as the toenails are press-on and take nailvarnish quite well, I should note that acetone-based nailvarnish remover can’t be used on them, otherwise you’ll end up with melted toenails. Which of course, would be the opposite of attractive! Regular dish liquid should do the business. And speaking further of those delicately-shaped toes, when you first get your own pair to enjoy, you might find that some of them are moulded together, but they’re easily cut apart with the careful use of an X-Acto blade.

However, as with all things, there’s a couple of areas where the Lovable Feet fall short, unfortunately. In comparing them to the OPDF, they lack footprints, for instance. You’re familiar with the whorls and swirls of fingerprints, right? So it goes with footprints, and that’s one of the qualities that really impressed me when I first started fondling inspected the OPDF, but sadly, the Lovable Feet lack that detail… hopefully it’ll be implemented in future models.
Errm, that’s it! That’s really the only fault I can honestly find with KnightHorse’s lovely Lovable Feet. Although an idea had crossed my mind: the bloke that made the OPDF was also working on a single animatronic foot. Same level of detail, but with the added bonus of servos inside that gave the user the ability to make the forefoot flex. I’d only seen a video of it in testing, and my eyes lit up like it was Christmas. If I recall correctly, it sold on eBay for a sum that was out of my price range at the time, which is why I don’t own it now. At any rate, I was thinking — how fantastic would it be to toss a couple of servos in a pair of Lovable Feet? That sort of experiment would be better suited to a Tall pair, as you could cram the wiring, batteries, and etc inside the calf. Eh? Eh?? Of course there might be some logistical problems somewhere along the line, but I’m the ideas man, not the engineer!
Apart from that, it’s safe to say that I give my wholehearted seal of approval!

So there you have it! KnightHorse’s Lovable Feet. Sexy in shoes, seductive in hosiery, sensuous without. Available in ten different skintones, priced $249 (plus shipping) for the Short pair, and $499 (plus shipping) for the Tall. If you didn’t have a foot fetish before, well, they’ll soon change that!

EDIT (22 Nov 2013): Don’t know why it took me so long to do this, but KnightHorse as a company no longer exist, as noted in this post. Thankfully, they’ve been retooled into a new company named Sinthetics, and they were kind enough to add the photos I’d taken of my Lovable Feet (well, the silicone ones they’d made for me, that is; my own feet are the opposite of lovable) to their Viewbook client galleries. You can peer at them here!

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17 have spoken to “At long last, the Lovable Feet Review”

  1. Kt writes:

    So you can get the feet seperately with at least some of the Synthetik vendors. Neat!

    I will say that its funny to see how you love what is to me, the part of my body that I dislike the most. hehe…I didnt take very good care of mine.

  2. veach writes:

    This should be titled: Ohh not Eee – A Review for Podo’s not Pedo’s.

  3. Davecat writes:

    Kt –
    Yes, yes you can. 🙂 Actually, you can get Dollfeet not only from KnightHorse, but Abyss creations sell single feet as well, as do 1st-PC, and Private Island Toys offer either a single ‘Hot Foot‘, or ‘She’s got Legs‘, which are a pair of legs from the waist down. Yummy. 🙂

    And you say ‘I didn’t take very good care of mine’ in the past tense, meaning… you no longer have your feet? Did you wear them down to nubs, or did you just unscrew them and throw them away??

    veach –
    O, man, you are too much! And yet, your statement is entirely true.
    *nods sagely*

  4. KnightHorse writes:

    Thanks for the review, Davecat. We actually offer 3 types of feet – the long, the short and the Lovable Legs which go to just past the navel. :o)

  5. KnightHorse writes:

    Uhhhmmm, why does a picture of a Mechadoll show up next to our name? Lemme know how to change that so this comment can be deleted. Thanks!

  6. Davecat writes:

    KnightHorse –
    Good to hear from you! And you’re welcome on the review; again, I apologise for me being an utter sloth in writing it. Ugh.
    And good thing you mentioned the Lovable Legs as well, there! Where do Feet stop, and Legs begin? That’s one for the philosophers…

    And re.the Mecadoll pic: that’s actually a guest Gravatar. Unless you bring your own Gravatar to the table (register for one here, by the way), you get a guest one! It’s a different Synthetik every Sunday! Except on the first Sunday of every month, when guests are assigned a special non-Synthetik-related Gravatar, you see.
    ‘Shouting to hear the echoes’: come for the Lovable Feet and Legs, stay for the, ah, Gravatars?

  7. RainLover writes:

    Davecat, you crack me up with stuff like, “Sorry, that analogy made no sense whatsoever. Just go ahead and pretend I didn’t write that”! I really should visit here more often. You’re a gracious host and I always have a good time.

  8. Davecat writes:

    Rainy! 🙂
    Long time no see! Well, type.
    Since my output has slowed to a crawl lately, you can use this opportunity to catch up on the three willion posts you might’ve overlooked. Unless you’ve already read them into the ground, in which case, I apologise!

    ‘Shouting to hear the echoes’: Tagline goes here. 🙂

  9. Kat (Kt..heheh) writes:

    OH no. I ahvent worn them completely down. I just am a class act klutz and my feet are the common sufferers of my clumsiness.

  10. Mike writes:

    Hey, I REALLY like the look of your OPDF! Would you consider parting with them for a price?

  11. Davecat writes:

    Heh, depends on the price, really. I might consider it — the Lovable Feet certainly aren’t going anywhere as they were, as previously mentioned, sent to Sidore-chan, and not me. 🙂 Click on the ‘About / Contact’ page, and send me a message that way…

  12. Mike writes:

    Hi, did you get my message over About/Contact? I had some questions.

  13. Davecat writes:

    Yes, actually I did! Sorry, I’ve been lazy delinquent occupied with stuff this week. I’ll be able to write you back this week-end, though; no worries!

  14. Tony writes:

    Wow, i am totally addicted to womans feet. Where is the site where I can find some of these awesome creations? Will they run out of these things before im able to save up the money for them?

  15. Davecat writes:

    Tony –
    Well, womens’ feet are completely addicting, so it’s quite alright. 🙂
    As mentioned in the post, the Lovable Feet can be found on the Lovable Dolls website. Well, sort of. They’re in the midst of reworking the site as we speak, so your best bet is to fire an Email at them, asking about their Lovable Feet for sale, or Lovable Legs, if you’re so inclined.
    Tell ’em Davecat and Sidore sent ya! It won’t guarantee you any discounts, but it certainly can’t hurt. 😉

    ‘Will they run out of these things before im able to save up the money for them?’
    Better start saving up now, squire! Who wouldn’t want a pair of sexy Dollfeet to jazz up their home? Who, I ask you??

  16. Tony writes:

    The decision comes to whether or not I should get the long pair or the short. Your opinion?

  17. Davecat writes:

    If I were you, well, first, I’d change my name to Davecat, so as to avoid confusion. Secondly, I’d go with the Tall Lovable Feet, as you get more of them, and you get more out of them. You can fit them up in a nice pair of calf-length boots, for example, or consider how nice they’d look and feel in stockings. More bang for your buck, really!

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