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How would I fix this? Shoe question

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Hi Everyone,


I bought shoes with feet in them and the area around the ankle has this blurry part that is almost transparent & it appears choppy. I was able to match the skin tone but I can still see this issue around my ankle. Sorry if I don't have a pic but do you know what I mean? Is there a term for this feature on shoes?

I tried resizing the shoe & moving the shoe up/down. Any other suggestions on how to make this less noticeable?

 

thank you

EDIT: I posted a pic, see below

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I am assuming that area is intended to blend the solid foot color with the skin on your leg. Most of my mesh shoes have that too.  You should be able to move the shoe up far enough so that area is overlaps the bottom of your leg.  If that doesn't work, post a pic so we can see more of what you are talking about.

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Thank you for checking out my post, this is a pic of what it looks like. I tried moving the shoe and resizing (plus a combination of both). I even tried a sock layer. Any other suggestions? thanks

A_SL_SHOES2.jpg

 

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From the photos you have posted, it appears that you should try to move the foot down a bit first and then see if you need to resize the foot/shoe.  The ankle appears to be embedded too high up in your leg.

Make sure you do any adjustments while standing on a pose stand.

 

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Hi Venus,

Ok LOL, I actually tried a different alpha from another shoe, moved the shoe around, resized, & tried to color match better. See results below, it's not perfect but I think it's better. I'll still try to play around with it but I have a feeling these are not going to work out for me. When I zoom out, I also see a gap but that could just be my viewer. What do you think?

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They look better than they did, but it looks like your legs may need to be a little thinner, or try a large size shoe maybe. The colour match will always be an issue, simply because of lighting/other people's windlight setting, etc.

I'm not sure how expensive the shoes were but I know I have spent 1000's of Lindens in the past on shoes I just couldn't get right, now I buy from GOS, no more colour matching, and a perfect fit everytime, they are not cheap, but worth every L$.

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I agree with trying another (larger?) size.  Gos shoes have a wonderful HUD and easy match website.  Many shoemakers go for Slink appliers.  Using the appliers also smooths out the transition between ankle and leg.  To check your coloring accuracy, use a windlight like Nam's Optimal Skin 2.

 

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Hi Summer


I didn't spend that much, about 100L. My mistake was not trying the demo. I usually try demos 95% of the time but I just grabbed these because I was happy that it had a hud with about 8 different color selections for the shoes & naills. From now on I'm trying demos 100% of the time. I will look into GOS, thank you for the recommendation.

 

 

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I tried everything Venus, the shoe just isn't  working. I'm moving onto GOS & if you have anymore recommendations for shoes that fit better, please let me know. Thank you

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LoriLexa wrote:

Hi Summer

 

I didn't spend that much, about 100L. My mistake was not trying the demo. I usually try demos 95% of the time but I just grabbed these because I was happy that it had a hud with about 8 different color selections for the shoes & naills. From now on I'm trying demos 100% of the time. I will look into GOS, thank you for the recommendation.

 

 

Hi Lori,

You won't be disappointed but you may find yourself with a huge shoe fetish ;)

If you join the GOS Boutique group you'll get a 10% credit for every pair you buy (make sure to always wear the group tag when purchasing), also you'll find some exclusive deals from time to time.

Have fun shopping there x

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Summer Tison wrote:


LoriLexa wrote:

Hi Summer

 

I didn't spend that much, about 100L. My mistake was not trying the demo. I usually try demos 95% of the time but I just grabbed these because I was happy that it had a hud with about 8 different color selections for the shoes & naills. From now on I'm trying demos 100% of the time. I will look into GOS, thank you for the recommendation.

 

 

Hi Lori,

You won't be disappointed but you may find yourself with a huge shoe fetish
;)

If you join the GOS Boutique group you'll get a 10% credit for every pair you buy (make sure to always wear the group tag when purchasing), also you'll find some exclusive deals from time to time.

Have fun shopping there x

Hi Summer

I went to GOS to check it out and you are basically going to get me in trouble, LOL. However, I'm already a SL shopping addict and now GOS has been added to my list. Thank you so much for the recommendation.

Happy Shopping:matte-motes-big-grin:

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Skifija also has a perfect skin matching system for many of the popular brands of skin. It's a tad bit more complicated than GOS but if you can follow directions you won't have any issues.  The shoes are as nice as GOS IMO but less expensive and if you join their group you get a substantial discount in the in world store   I've always been very happy with the shoes I've gotten from there and had no issue matching the foot to my skin.  A lot of the models have an option with a texture and color change HUD so you can match both shoes and nails to any outfit perfectly.

Most of their mesh shoes have feet separate from the shoes (they come with the shoes so you don't have to buy them separately) so you just have to match one set of feet and can wear them with different mesh shoes from there.  They also have a set of feet you can buy that allows you wear stockings with their mesh shoes.  They come with a variety of stocking styles and sheerness, but I have also been able to wear a lot of my other stockings with them too. 

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You might also try getting Slink mesh feet because many shoe makers are now making appliers for Slink feet.  Some hose makers are doing the same.   While I love GOS heels, I cannot wear them with hose on the feet.  With Slink feet, you can.

Check your skin maker to see if they offer appliers for Slink mesh hands and feet.

Have fun shopping!

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Amethyst Jetaime wrote:

Skifija also has a perfect skin matching system for many of the popular brands of skin. It's a tad bit more complicated than GOS but if you can follow directions you won't have any issues.  The shoes are as nice as GOS IMO but less expensive and if you join their group you get a substantial discount in the in world store   I've always been very happy with the shoes I've gotten from there and had no issue matching the foot to my skin.  A lot of the models have an option with a texture and color change HUD so you can match both shoes and nails to any outfit perfectly.

Most of their mesh shoes have feet separate from the shoes (they come with the shoes so you don't have to buy them separately) so you just have to match one set of feet and can wear them with different mesh shoes from there.  They also have a set of feet you can buy that allows you wear stockings with their mesh shoes.  They come with a variety of stocking styles and sheerness, but I have also been able to wear a lot of my other stockings with them too. 

Hi Amethyst,

I added Skifija to my list, thank you so much for the recommendation and I will be checking it out today. 

Skin matching is not so much an issue for me as that space which is between the shoe/foot and ankle/leg. So, I'm on a mission to find brands that have a seemless look. I actually found a pair of shoes at Redgrave that blend very well in that area (Unlike the ones you see in the pics that I posted).

thanks again & if you know of more in the future, please let me know

Lori:matte-motes-big-grin:

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